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6 Reviews for XD Design Bobby Original Backpack

  1. Markel Morin

    Although there’s a lot to like about this backpack, I do wish I had researched it more before buying as it now sits in the corner – unused and now I’m using my old backpack. First the positive, I love the ability to sit in the airport, bus, train, whatever and keep my devices charged using the wiring system in the XD Design. I like “concealed” zippers and the potential security it provides, although honestly I’ve never had a problem with anyone trying to steal my backpack or rip my backpack so I don’t totally get the rip-proof material (but that’s my problem, ok?)…It was comfortable to wear on my shoulders and I can’t complain about that. However, I do wish I had investigated the capacity of the bag more – paid more attention to how it opened, because it has a very limited range that it can open due to velcro and snaps that restrict the opening of the bag (it’s really hard to explain, they should make a YouTube video showing how the bag opens (or doesn’t)). Also, the bag accommodates a 13″ MacBook Pro easily, but it doesn’t accommodate an iPad – the sleeve for a tablet computer is very small and not very deep, so my 9.7″ iPad Pro doesn’t not fit into this sleeve. On the other side of the bag, there are several pockets, but none are that large and hold that much. The worst part is that the bag itself doesn’t open up much to be able to see what’s inside so that when I tried to put an umbrella and/or a water bottle inside a) there wasn’t really enough room to put them, and b) you couldn’t see where they were going and had to just guide them somewhere by hand. So now you can see why the Bobby by XD Design is sitting over in the corner and I’m now back to using my old trusty Columbia backpack with numerous pockets that accommodate everything!

  2. Charmaine

    I bought this for an upcoming trip to the Philippines just in case, though despite the amount of cutpurses I hear about from family when they talk about the country, I doubt I’d be pickpocketed from since I don’t plan on walking around in the city so I can’t speak much about its anti-theft features, but I also bought it to maybe replace my Herschel Little America Mid-Volume backpack which can barely hold one 1.5″ binder, one 382-page 7″ x 10″ paperback textbook, one 132-page paperback workbook with the same dimensions, and one of those neoprene pencil cases placed on top of all of that, and not much else. This backpack, however, holds the binder along with two each of the textbooks and workbooks, plus the pencil case on top.It won’t fit an additional cloth shopping bag from Vans without being a pain in the ass to close though, but you’ll probably have an easier time fitting that in than you will when trying to fit another 114-page paperback textbook with the same dimensions as the other books. I managed to shoehorn the textbook right now though, and if you want to add something as thick as the shopping bag or the 114-page textbook, I suggest not opening the zipper all the way down because the place where I have trouble closing the zippers at when the bag is full is around 6″–9″ from the bottom where there are snap buttons which if you unsnap them, you can open the main compartment at a 180º angle for airports. The only thing else that will fit after I force the 114-page textbook in is a Kindle Oasis. I also only had trouble stuffing in that last textbook when I filled the pockets inside. It wasn’t AS bad as was a LITTLE bit easier when they were empty. I doubt I’d be able to fit a thermos or something in the pocket meant for that though with all that in there. The company doesn’t recommend filling this bag this much of course, because I think the reason was it will deform the bag.I wish the smaller pockets inside were removable though like another reviewer said, so I can maybe remove the pockets for school use, and put them back on for traveling so I’d have a bit more space for textbooks when being used for college while still having pockets to put little items in when I travel.Personally, I just use the Herschel bag for 3 out of the 4 days I go to school when I only have one class and only need the binder and one textbook and workbook since that bag is more fashionable-looking, and then use this for the one other day when I need/want to bring all four or five books for both of my Japanese classes.Edit: I’ve added a picture with all the stuff I have in the main compartment, and because I filled this bag full to bursting, I can feel a small bump on the side that touches my back. But other than this bump, it feels like I’m carrying something way lighter than I actually am. Unlike my Kipling backpack where I’d have a hell of a hard time walking 20 minutes from home to school and back with this much in it because you can feel ALL the weight that is actually inside. My Herschel bag though, also makes what I’m carrying feel a lot lighter too, but of course, it can only carry like, only half as much as this does. Oh, and that little slit on one of the straps for a bus pass or credit card or whatever else that fits? Well, I put my bus pass there, but I’m always afraid of it slipping out without me noticing because sometimes when I’m wearing it, the bus pass peeks out, and it feels like it’s just a little bit away from falling out. Maybe a zipper or something would’ve helped with that.

  3. Charmaine

    I am very pleased with this purchase, but this bag is not for everyone. This is a compact bag. You cannot fill this bag with a lot of textbooks or even a regular box. Everything I needed, including my textbooks were on my small laptop, so the design worked for me. I am pleased with the bag because it is very difficult to get into easily from behind. The zipper for the main compartment can also be secured with a small lock if necessary. I have been able to fit the following in this bag at one time: 11 inch chrome book, 1 subject spiral notebook, 2 file folders, one 5 inch portable charger, one chrome book charger, small bottle of vitamins, backpack cover, wallet, iphone, and one square lunch bag containing (2 cubed sandwiches), 1 bottle of water, and 2 snack bars.I literally had to measure the bag and find a square-flat lunch bag that would fit holding a drink and sandwiches. The bag can also hold my 15 inch laptop, but not with the lunch bag too.The cool thing about this bag is all of the hidden and protected compartments. I kept my wallet, iphone, and house keys in these tiny secret gems. I even stashed my bus tickets in the shoulder straps (which I secured with a little Velcro tape).This bag is perfect for commuters, people who only use e-textbooks, and people who keep their important things on tablets, small laptops, and phone.

  4. Markel Morin

    This is a great bag. However I’m rerturning it as the horizontal handle is placed on the shoulders instead of being at the body of the bag. I tested it inside my house with the an Ipad a book, cell and my wallet after 10 minutes of moving around the house I felt pain in my neck. I use a backpack daily without this issue. The bag is great if your neck doe not suffer for it. Shoulder straps are excellent, as is the rest of the bag. Its beautiful to look at. Materials are nice to the touch, seem durable and resistant. I notice it to lack a side pocket to put a water bottle. I know it is aimed at beauty as safety but an accessible water bottle on a vacation is a most. i recommended it just wacth out for the neck.


    Lots of space inside and secret pockets on the outside. Perfect!

  6. Oceanwaves7016

    I was very skeptical, but it’s actually real. I bought from a seller called CM market and thought it would be a cheap Chinese knock off but it’s real, in the tag it’s even has an authentic seal.

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XD Design Bobby Original Backpack

XD Design Bobby backpack: Safe, eco-friendly, convenient pockets, USB port, reflective stripes.

Bobby Anti-Theft Backpack: stylish, water-resistant, with laptop sleeve & USB port.

- Anti-theft design
- Water-resistant material
- USB charging port


- Limited storage space
- Expensive price point
- No waist strap


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Introducing the XDDesign Bobby Original Anti-Theft Laptop USB Backpack – the perfect choice for those who prioritize safety and convenience. This sleek black backpack is perfect for both men and women, with a 13L capacity to hold all your essentials. It features an integrated USB charging port, so you can charge your phone or other devices while you’re on the go. But that’s not all – the Bobby Original also boasts hidden zippers and pockets, protective layers, and a cut-proof protection board to keep your belongings safe from theft.

The XDDesign Bobby Original Anti-Theft Laptop USB Backpack is designed to keep your valuable electronics safe and secure. It has compartments for laptops up to 15.6″ and tablets up to 10″, ensuring that your devices are securely stored while you’re on the move. The water repellent fabric adds an extra layer of protection against the elements, making this backpack the perfect choice for outdoor adventurers and city commuters alike.



  • Fully-featured & stylish backpack
  • Water-resistant & cut-resistant fabric
  • Multiple compartments, pockets & sleeves
  • Accommodates laptops up to 15.6 inches & other essentials
  • Built-in USB port for easy charging on-the-go
  • Adjustable shoulder straps & padded back panel for comfort
  • Innovative weight balance mechanisms distribute weight evenly
  • Reflective stripes for visibility in low light situations
  • Reliable, durable & functional for everyday use
  • // Q & A

    How long does the backpack last before it starts to tear, rip, break, etc.?

    I noticed the ripping on mine about 8 months ago but not sure when it actually happened. I’ve had the bag for 2 years now I hadn’t paid attention to the upper lining on the inside (as i never thought it could happen to something of this value - shocked and appalled!). Anyhow, it still serves it’s purpose and i still use it daily but i am now looking for a replacement as there are other specs that i am looking for such as a front zipper, bigger pockets inside, a water bottle compartment, and a strap or something higher up on the shoulder to strap keys or to clip a camera onto. Hope this helps!

    Is this the original product? The price is way different from the website.


    Is this bag small enough to be used as a carry on?

    Dear Raquel,This bag is definitely small enough to be used as a carry on!

    What are the interior dimentions? trying to fit a 17" laptop and an akai apc 40 mk2

    I am not sure if it fits 17" laptop in the laptop inter-layer, cuz my laptop is only 12". But, the main layer would be big enough. Once I put my laptop and 5 large textbooks in the backpack and it was fine. So, I think it should be fine. Anyway, it is not really spacious for a 17" laptop and an akai apc 40 mk2, especially there are some keys on the board. It is a wonderful backpack, but might be a little small for those stuff.

    What version / speed is the usb cable provided? is it the latest?

    The Bobby has a type A USB port.

    // SPECS

    Part NumberP705.542
    SizeOne Size
    Department: ‎unisex-adult
    Model #: ‎P705.542
    Discontinued: ‎No
    XD Design Bobby Original Backpack
    released on ‎November 25, 2016

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    The XD Design Bobby Original Backpack is a fully-featured and stylish backpack designed with urban commuters in mind. It is made from high-quality, water-resistant and cut-resistant fabric, ensuring that all your belongings are safe and secure. The Bobby Original Backpack comes with multiple compartments, pockets and sleeves which can accommodate laptops up to 15.6 inches in size, tablets, phones, stationary, and even your lunch. The backpack has a built-in USB port with a cable tucked away inside, allowing you to charge your phone or other mobile devices easily while on the go. In terms of comfort, the Bobby Original Backpack features adjustable shoulder straps, a padded back panel, and innovative weight balance mechanisms which distribute the weight evenly across your shoulders, reducing the strain caused by carrying heavy loads. Its reflective stripes provide visibility in low light situations, making it a safer choice for night time commuting. Whether you're walking or cycling, the XD Design Bobby Original Backpack is a reliable, durable, and functional choice for the everyday commuter.

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