Review: Targus Spruce EcoSmart Topload

It is very difficult to find the right messenger bag that combines style and functionality. If it wasn’t for Targus I don’t know where you would be able to find a messenger that combines these aspects for under $65. The Targus Spruce EcoSmart Topload’s large body allows you to carry any computer with screens under 15.6” Mac or PC. In this bag I was able to comfortably fit a 15” MacBook Pro, my iPad, and a few documents without it looking bulky. Then in the front pocket I was able to fit my key chain, two pens, business cards, computer charger, iPad charger, and a small portable mouse.  But this can also be a downfall if you are like me and have a 13” MacBook air and do not want such a big bag. Before I go any further, lets check out the specs:

The Breakdown:

-Brand: Targus

-Name: Spruce EcoSmart Topload

-Price:  $63.99 USD

– Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

-Color: Black/ Green

-Intended for: Laptops with 15.6” Screens

-Materials: Recycled Polyester

-Size (Exterior): 15.63” x 13.25″ x 4.25”


Point-Scaled Grading:

For reviewal of all products by The Real Mac, a point-scale grading system is used to cover each individual aspect of the product. Said grades on varying scales are then weighed to determine a final score, which is then translated to an overall grade, as follows:

Style: 1-25 Given: 22
Price: 1-15 Given: 13
Quality materials: 1-15 Given: 12
Brand name: 1-10 Given: 7
Modern technologies: 1-15 Given: 15
Compatibility: 1-15 Given: 15
Ease of use: 1-5 Given: 5

OVERALL: 89/100 B+
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Continued Evaluation:

The Spruce EcoSmart Topload is quick to fool you when looking at the outside with its sleek look and durable exterior, but take a closer look inside to see thin, shiny, and plastic feeling materials. Final Thoughts: Other than the one fall back of cheap inner materials, I have to say that Targus impressed me with a very stylish and functional bag. If you are looking for a larger messenger bag I would recommend the Targus Spruce EcoSmart Topload. (Also if you did not realize this messenger was made was made for a PC). If you did not particularly like this messengers for any reason Targus has similar messengers bags that will open up different ways or for different products like the netbook.


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