These new TSA-approved checkpoint-friendly bags mean you don't have to pull your laptop out at airport security.
Targus' Zip-Thru bag shares many features with other popular Targus bags, such as the adjustable air cushioning system around the notebook compartment.
The Skooba also offers loads of pockets and organizers, about 20 in total, including a drop-down workstation area with file compartment.
The ScanFast Backpack holds notebooks with up to 17-in. displays and unzips to open flat for security scans.
The Solo CheckFast has a very space-efficient clamshell design that holds your laptop in padded safety on one side, yet has enough pockets on the other for accessories.
The Skooba Design Checkthrough is a functional black briefcase with a zippered double-compartment design.
The Mobile Edge ScanFast Backpack is one of the few backpacks manufactured to follow the TSA's security standards.
The Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer Briefcase is one of our favorite bags, thanks to its good looks, expert pocketry and three hinged compartments.
Constructed of ballistic polyester, at US$50 the Solo CheckFast also the least expensive bag in our lineup by far.
Checkpoint-friendly bags allow laptops to be fully visible to security scanners. This scan was taken by Aerovation, which went to the distributor of the X-ray equipment used by TSA and rented its lab.
The Aerovation is a zippered clamshell that opens flat with your laptop on one side and everything else on the other.
The Targus Zip-Thru has a split design that unzips to lie flat and an interior workstation panel equipped with accessory compartments.
The Aerovation was the first checkpoint-friendly bag on the market, available back in June.
The Pathfinder bag features an aircraft-grade aluminum handle and ball-bearing polyurethane wheels; it unzips to lie flat on the security belt.
For a premium price tag, the CODi CT3 offers superior construction and materials, such as military-grade black ballistic nylon.
Pathfinder's Wheeled Checkpoint Friendly CompuBrief is the only current option we found for those who prefer wheeled laptop bags.
The detachable laptop compartment of the Tom Bihn Checkpoint bag doubles as a laptop sleeve, complete with handles.
Two hinged compartments open to lie flat and instantly close themselves when picked up by the handle -- thanks to Velcro in between the compartments.
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