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Checkpoint-friendly laptop bag with a twist

The Aerovation CPF laptop bag uses simple Velcro to speed you and your notebook through airport security even faster.


Planning on flying with your laptop on a summer vacation? You should definitely consider a TSA checkpoint-friendly bag. There is no shortage of options, but this new model from Aerovation makes one important change to the typical design so getting away from the checkpoint is even faster.

Most TSA-compliant bags split into two pieces: one side for a laptop, the other for your travel gear. These sides butterfly open letting the notebook sit flat on the security scanner's belt in order to meet guidelines. Once through the checkpoint you have to stop and seal up the two sides.

Aerovation solved this small-but-inconvenient issue on this bag by lining the sides with Velcro. Just grab it by the handle on top and the two sides slap together and instantly connect so they're not flapping around as you run to catch your flight.

This model--the Aerovation CPF--is designed to fit laptops up to 15.4-inch wide-screen sizes and sells for less than $80.

I have not tested or even seen this bag in person, so I can't speak to its quality. Just letting you know it's out there if you're in the market for a fairly inexpensive laptop bag to speed you through airport security.