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We popped into Tumi's Soho store on Prince the other day as part of our ongoing quest to find a new computer backpack and a very nice salesman named Andre showed us this, the new T-Tech Pulse Forsyth. Made of a high-performance hybrid nylon, the Forsyth is less bulky in person than this photo lets on, was very well-padded (we need a padded back and shoulder straps) and was surprisingly light to boot.

Besides the padded laptop divider, it had lots of pockets for accessories, media and files, a key leash and even vented water bottle pockets, as well as a special carry handle set in from the top that actually did make the bag easy to carry. We put a heavy sack of dog food and some books into the backpack before putting it on and were pleased to discover it distributed the weight evenly.

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Just about the only thing we didn't like about the Forsyth was the price—at $250, it was more than twice what we're looking to pay for a new computer backpack. It's worth it if you can afford it; if you can't, or you have a more wallet-friendly well-padded backpack that also manages to not be unattractive, we'd sure appreciate a tip via email or comment.

T-Tech Pulse Forsyth Computer Backpack [Tumi.com]

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