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Spire laptop backpack Volt XL, arctic grey / black, no. VX6-GRY


If you crave a lot of storage space and features, this is the pack you've been looking for.

This new, larger Volt XL is able to carry large desktop replacement computers such as the 17" PowerBook and Dell Inspiron 8600 with ease.

Other nifty features:

  • Extra-beefy padding in the bottom of computer section, for maximum shock absorbency.
  • Your computer is protected by 4 layers of fabric and 2 layers of closed-cell foam, right in the area where it counts the most -- the bottom.
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps for maximum comfort.
  • The straps on this pack are equal to or better in quality than a lot of the big-name mountaineering companies out there.
  • Two large exterior pockets with vertical zipper makes access a breeze. Perfect for stashing tickets, a paperback book, or anything else you need to grab quickly.
  • Multiple interior pockets for accessories and peripherals. We optimized the pockets to hold a cell phone, mouse, pens, CD-ROMs, and other stuff.
  • There's also a huge cord pocket to keep all those pesky things hidden away.



Volt XL Spec
Code VX4
Boot Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XL-D, 2XL, 3XL
External Dims (inches)
19.0 x 12.0 x 8.5
External Dims (cm)
48.26 x 30.48 x 21.59
Capacity 1900
Weight 3
External Fabric 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon
Internal Fabric 210 Denier Silver (Gray) Nylon
Padding Yes
External Pockets 2
Waist Strap 1.5 Nylon""
Removable Strap Yes
Hideaway Harness Yes
Top Handle Yes
Side Handle No
Framesheet No
Origin Boulder, CO USA

"I've received my Volt and started using it. It's great. It is the perfect size for my computer and the piles of books I need to carry around for classes. Thanks for great service and a great product!"
- WR, Volt Owner

"I just received my bag. The bag looks great, but more importantly, it is perfect!! The 'Boot' is the best I've seen to date. I experimented a bit and loaded up more than I would ever carry at one time, stood the bag up, and the zippers closed with such ease, one would think the bag was empty. Fantastic product, I'm sure it will stand the test in the field. Thanks again."
- BT, Volt Owner

"What can I say about the Volt? It is what I had expected and more! Not only does the backpack looks great, but all the pockets & compartments are just perfect for organizing my mess of cables and adapters. Not to mention the waist and chest straps helping to distribute the load so well. Unlike the Targus backpack I have been using, I expect this one to last me a long time! Two thumbs up for a great product."
- TCY, Volt Owner

"I received my Volt just before going back to college and have enjoyed it greatly. It is the perfect size to hold my laptop, along with text books and accessories. The bag can handle anything you throw at it. The quality is outstanding. The bag is comfortable to wear, and distributes the weight wonderfully as well. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone."
- CW, Volt Owner

"If you want a simple, elegant and robust laptop bag then take a serious look at Spire’s range of bags. The Volt is at the bigger end of the range, but while it holds a lot of gear, its not too bulky. When the compression straps are cinched up, it’s very stable for either walking or riding. Its understated looks do not scream “steal me.” Spire’s attention to detail is impressive, this bag has been well thought out. I like it." [Read whole article]
- The Gadgeteer

"The Volt from Spire is the most expensive bag that I tested. This bag is also worth every penny. I had the opportunity to bring this one with me during a recent trip to Disney World with my wife and kids. This bag did nothing but impress me. Its padded shoulder straps made it very comfortable to lug around diapers and jars of baby food not to mention all the souvenirs. And when I returned home, this bag did just as well on my back getting to work. My Powerbook fit snug and secure using the Spire Boot, which is Velcroed to the bag interior. There are more pockets than I knew what to do with but the beauty of this design was unused pockets did not bulk up the pack. A well-designed bag at a competitive price if you have a need for a bag that carries small and large loads."
- AppleMatters.com

"The Volt can carry laptops such as the 17" PowerBook and other large desktop replacement laptops with no problem. The bottom of the backpack is well padded for shock absorbency and your laptop is protected by 4 layers of fabric and 2 layers of closed-in foam. There are two large external pockets for access to your often needed documents and there are multiple interior pockets for other mobile accessories. The Volt includes a padded Boot sleeve which can be sized to your specific laptop."
- About.com's Top 10 Laptop Backpacks

Q. Will my laptop fit in the Volt?
A. To answer this question, you need to know the correct Boot size for your laptop (see below).

Q. What is a Boot and why do I need it?
A. The Boot is a padded, removable sleeve that secures your laptop inside the pack. It is essential for full laptop protection and is available in 8 different sizes.

Q. How do I know which Boot size will fit my laptop?
A. Check the specs on the Boot page.

Q. I already have a Boot, or don't need one. Can I purchase the Volt without it?
A. Yes, after you click the 'Buy' button, skip the step where it asks for the Boot size

Q. I clicked on the 'Buy' button but nothing happened. What's up?
A. You must select a color first.

Q. Do you have any other colors?
A. No, but we'll be happy to hear about any color suggestions you have!

Q. What is the difference between the Volt and the Torq?
A. The Torq is a larger and has 3 large compartments. The Volt has 2. For a detailed comparison, go to our Compare Packs page.

Q. What makes the Volt worth the price? I've seen packs for less.
A. Bottom line: ours are better. More comfortable, better designed, and longer lasting

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

This Item (Standard sized items)
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 4 working days

Delivery of other items

Small items & Spare parts
Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 4 working days
Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 4 working days
Dropracks and Roof tents
Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

Delivery times

Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

Delivery FAQs

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next working day, if the order is placed before the cut-off time (see above). Some will arrive on the second working day if there has been a "split-delivery". So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

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