Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger Case for 17-Inch Laptops Review

Targus is a laptop messenger bag manufacturing company for the business traveler, students, and home user. The mission of Targus is to make life easier by producing innovative laptop computer carrying cases. Targus is in the business for 30 years and one of the most successful laptop messenger bag manufacturing company.

Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger Case for 17-Inch Laptops is no different; it features a very lightweight, durable and sporty design. It has lots of accessories pockets, stylish exterior color combination and lots of other features.

Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger Case for 17-Inch Laptops Features

Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger Case for 17-Inch Laptops ReviewWhen searching for a 17 inch laptop bag, we have a very limited bag choices. Most of the bag look too much business oriented. But what makes Targus CityGear Messenger Bag special, it has a sporty design and lots of storage options for all your accessories.

  • Made of high quality polyester material
  • Separate Laptop and iPad section
  • Lots of external and internal pockets for other accessories
  • Product Dimension: 19 x 5 x 14 inches

External Design

The design of the Targus CityGear Miami Messenger Case for is great especially the color combination. The yellow color logo of Targus on the black and gray color exterior looks very elegant. On the front side of the bag, there is a zipper pocket which has enough depth to carry items like magazines, papers, and other accessories. On the side of the bag, there is a hidden water bottle carrying pockets. I like this feature, if you are a person who doesn’t carry a water bottle then you can just hide it. On the back side of the bag, there is a large mesh type pocket which features a Velcro attaching. Targus Citygear Messenger Bag also includes a strap for attaching it to a luggage.Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger Case for 17-Inch Laptops External Compartment

Internal Design

After opening the buckles of front flap, you will see there are few slots for a pen, pencil, and similar accessories. Targus CityGear Miami Messenger  innovatively added a zip down for this compartment. Once you zip down the flap you will see lots of pockets for accessories such clear ID or business card holder, external hard-drive, DVDs, CDs, Charging cords, external mouse pockets and lots more. It has two primary compartment, one for files, folders or anything you are working on and the other one is for your laptop.Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger Case for 17-Inch Laptops Internal Compartment

Adjustable Padded Laptop Compartment

Laptop compartment of TargusMiami Messenger Case includes superior foam protection. This messenger bag is made to protect a 17 inch, but Targus believes in making life easier so they added an adjustable divider to accumulate smaller notebooks. Which means you can use the adjustable divider to achieve a snug fit for a smaller laptop such as 13 inches or 15-inch laptop. The padded laptop compartment can protect your laptop from any shocks and impacts.

iPad Section

Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger also includes a separate padded iPad section. It has a protective, scratch resistant iPad section which will protect your iPad, eReader or a 10-inch Tablet.

Carrying Option

Targus CityGear Miami Messenger Case for 17-Inch Notebooks features comfortable carrying handle and an adjustable shoulder strap. Both of them are well-padded for your carrying convenience. One negative part of the shoulder strap is that it is not removable but it is adjustable, so I think you shouldn’t have any problem.


  • Made out of high-quality polyester material
  • Can protect laptop up to 17 inches, comes with adjustable divider to accumulate smaller notebooks such as 13 inch, 15 inches etc.
  • Includes a separate iPad sleeve
  • Zip-down workstation with lots of accessories pockets
  • Exterior zipper pockets and hidden water bottle holder
  • Includes a strap for attaching to luggage
  • Removable mobile pocket
  • Comfortable carrying handle and padded shoulder strap


  • Not the lightest messenger bag

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 I’m a regular user I keep my bag on every other surface, does it have any feet’s?

Answer: Unfortunately, It doesn’t have any feet’s on the bottom, but it is super easy to clean.

Q.2 I can’t find hidden water bottle pocket, where it is located?

Answer: It is inside the exterior side pockets. It is collapsible.

Q.1 What is the weight of the bag when it is empty?

Answer: The approx. Weight of the bag when empty is three pounds.

Final Words

The stylish black and gray shades with yellow detailing Targus CityGear Miami Laptop Messenger Case for 17-Inch Laptops is recommended for persons who are looking for something stylish and sporty. It has lots storage to carry your every essential along with the laptop and iPad. It also works well for the occasional air traveler, so I highly recommend it. Also check out V7 Pro2 Frontload Shock and Water Resistant 17 inch Laptop Bag Review


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