Instead of just talking about the bag, we went to the airport to ask a few TSA agents at the Los Angeles International Airport what they thought about the bag and if it would indeed help with getting through security. Each one could easily tell that the bag was indeed one of a handful of “checkpoint friendly” cases (by not only the way it folds open, but by the logo and tagging on the outside. The TSA agents said that if the user would leave their laptops in the case, there would be no fuss whatsoever. The only thing that will set off an alarm or raise a flag is if there is something on top or below the computer when it is on the x-ray machine. Of course, the bag will need to be rechecked or inspected closer if you are trying to check unapproved items.
When preparing for a trip, we were able to pack quite a few articles of clothing in the Skooba Rolling case. The case certainly has enough space for you to pack a pair of jeans, slacks, shoes, and a few shirts with room to spare for other accessories. I was easily able to pack for a two-day trip and carry my computer, extra battery, and cables all together in a bag that I could carry on to a typical aircraft. While it didn’t fit under the seat, the Skooba easily fit in the overhead compartment. After getting off the airplane, the weather was pouring rain, but the Skooba did its job and kept our clothing and electronics safe and dry while we hustled to the rental car lot.
After using it for this quick 2-day trip, I came to realize how much I liked this bag! I had been relying on carrying my laptop and all the peripherals in a backpack or computer case that I would lug through an airport – sometimes knocking people over and bumping into them in line. The roller was very convenient to travel with. The two times I went through a TSA checkpoints in Los Angles and in Sacramento, I had no hassles or problems with agents asking me to take my laptop out of the bag. I did get some strange looks from passengers around me who thought I wasn’t obeying the rules when the announcements kept saying, “please take your laptops out of the bag and place them on belt for inspection”.
As a veteran of flying, I’m not sure if Skooba’s Checkpoint Friendly Roller made my screening faster, but I will tell you I was a bit nervous about blatantly disobeying signs and announcements. It was all good though and the case proved to be very functional. Even though the Skooba Roller Laptop Case has a MSRP of $189, we are confident you can find the bag at your local luggage dealer, or on the internet for much less. For all the features that you get with this case, and the quality of its construction, Skooba has priced it very competitively.
Legit Bottom Line:
Priced at $154.51 shipped the Skooba Checkthrough Rolling Laptop Case really gets the job done. This light and functional bag is packed with pockets and compartments that every traveler or student will like even if you aren’t a frequent traveler.