Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag

Style # 354-4-2001

A backpack that transforms into a messenger.

$ 119
42 Reviews

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Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (32)
  • Durable  (31)
  • Attractive (27)
  • Comfortable  (25)
  • Lightweight  (23)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (9)
  • Too small (6)
  • Heavy / bulky  (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (33)
  • Office (33)
  • Computer (30)
  • Airplane travel  (28)
  • Day trip (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (30), Career (28), Comfort-oriented (17), Modern (14), Stylish (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 42 customers

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5.0

Solid Messenger Bag!

By Monk

From Houston

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

    Great computer bag all around.On my second one finally after 2 years of abuse and travel. Slim even holding my 15" MacBook Pro, an iPad, and a few other gadgets. The hidden backpack feature is awesome to have when I need to even things out on my shoulders. Literally the only small thing that bothers me about this bag, is the front D ring that the shoulder strap hooks to. It has enough play that it keeps spinning around causing the round part to go upside down. Wears the fabric a bit faster that way it seems. Other than that, looking forward to buying another one of these when this thing finally wears out!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Been looking everywhere for a briefcase backpack

    By Bo

    From Chicago, IL

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

    Love the product and its easy way to orgranize. I could actually use more compartments both inside and out. Maybe a cellphone pouch and small netting on the outside. I would also like to have the backpack run the same way as the briefcase rather than vertical.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice executive + casual combo bag

    By Dave

    From Singapore

    About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable 

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

    Just got this black bag. Looks a little bit bland due to all black design. Should have added a bit color on the zip handle or logo for a little design elements.
    Only complaint is when in briefcase mode, the handle strap is too thin and not comfortable enough compared to say samsonite bag handle which is so nice to pick it up.
    Overall still a great bag to have!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Same quality issue as other reviewer

    By Russell

    From Tokyo

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy / bulky 
      • Poor Quality
      • Wears quickly

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

      Like another reviewer, my bag almost immediately began self-destructing. The blue version has a vinyl like coating that begins to crack, wear, and flake almost immediately. Contrary to Timbuk2's comment, it is not "merely" cosmetic (as if appearance issues on a bag this expensive can be dismissed with "merely"). The broken points also allow water to enter the bag.

      I have only used this bag for commuting on the train. Most of the time it spends in my lap like a baby. I bought another cheap convertible backpack at the same time that has had no issues.

      If Timbuk2 is not going to stand behind their bags, you should find a company who will.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AWESOME BAG

      By david

      From La Puente, CA

      About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Too small

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

      all i can said is that is bag is awesome

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not at all what I expected

      By Kara

      From Florida

      About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Lightweight 

      Cons

      • Too small

      Best Uses

      • Computer

      Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

      It took a very long time for this product to arrive. I ordered three other items from various companies on the same day. This item came two weeks after all of these other ordered items and after the date it was needed as a gift.
      The product was not as attractive or as big ad it appeared online. I'm not impressed in any way with Timbuk2.
      The product did have many compartments, which is good. Overall, not impressed at all with this product or the company.

       
      5.0

      Versatility epotimized

      By HD

      From New York, NY

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable 
      • Extra Compartments
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 
      • Several Ways To Carry The

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

        This is a great bag. I searched for a messenger bag that could be converted to a backpack and was surprised and delighted to have come across this bag. It is a lbs or two heavier than expected but its versatility is well worth the trade off.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great all around work and commute travel bag

        By Jaime

        From Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable 

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Extended trips 
        • Office

        Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

        I saw the Ace Bag on the Timbuk2 store alongside the Copilot Roller on display and wanted a bag I could strap to the roller when I travel. They both matched nicely. So I decided to purchase both and I was so impressed with the flexibility of the bag that I am using it as my regular work bag now. It looks like a sporty briefcase with plenty of pockets and compartments for my accessories and such. The shoulder strap is confortable, however the backpack straps are a little awkward and not as confortable as I would expect when putting in 20 lbs. of weight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect bag for my job and holds up under extreme use

        By brett767captain

        From Washington, D.C.

        About Me: Career

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

        I am an airline pilot who travels internationally for work 4-5 times a month. I was looking for the perfect bag to carry my company iPad, along with my laptop on occasion, and water bottles, headsets, sunglasses.....etc, in the cockpit and look professional, but which would do double-duty as a daypack for my layovers to carry a jacket, guidebook, umbrella, etc. I bought this bag over 1.5 years ago and it has stood up to constant travel, being shlepped around through airports, in airplanes, handled by van drivers, and used as both a daypack for city layovers as well as hiking excursions in the mountains on some of my layovers. It has stood up to all the abuse I have thrown at it and it still looks good and has held together well. I am very happy with it. The only thing it does not have that I would want is an exterior pocket to hold a thermos/water bottle.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        it is light, looks non bulky perception.

        By mig-digital

        From somewhere digital

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Distribution
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Backpack Mode Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

        would be perfect if the belt for backpack would be removable instead of only hide as it makes bulky and heavy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        Organization

        Front zip pocket fits phone, passport, and wallet

        Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

        Large main compartment for books, jacket, and other carry-on essentials

        Fit

        Converts from a backpack to a messenger with tucking straps and removable shoulder strap

        Grab your laptop without taking off your bag

        Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

        Clever Extras

        Exterior webbing offers attachment for carabiners, or U-lock

        Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

        On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

        Reinforced grab handles on all sides for and easy heave ho

        Origin

        Imported

        Laptop/Tablet

        Laptop pocket fits 15" MacBook and iPad

        Padded front pocket offers protection for iPad mini

        What's this all about?

        Built for a cooler than the average IT guy, the ACE solves for messenger and backpack at the same time. Respect. Backpack straps easily untuck for those heavier 15" computer days.It carries naturally as a messenger for those lighter load days. Its luggage handle pass through design makes going through the airport a breeze. Easy access zip to your machines and its front zip pockets help you always find your phone and its ventilated back panel keeps you cool so you can do your tech thing.

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