Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag

Style # 354-4-2001

A TSA friendly backpack that transforms into a messenger.

$ 119
40 Reviews

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Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag
 
4.2

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (30)
  • Durable  (29)
  • Attractive (26)
  • Comfortable  (23)
  • Lightweight  (22)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (8)
  • Too small (6)
  • Heavy / bulky  (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (32)
  • Office (31)
  • Computer (28)
  • Airplane travel  (26)
  • Day trip (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (28), Career (26), Comfort-oriented (16), Modern (13), Stylish (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 40 customers

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(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

(5 of 5 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
       
      5.0

      Exactly as advertised

      By Michael B, SierraSil

      From Vancouver, BC

      About Me: Active Business Person

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Brief Case Or Back-pack
      • External Pockets
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

      • No Bottle Holder

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

      I wanted a mid sized brief case that offered convinent storage pockets and flexibility to use traditionally or as a back pack. This "Aces" that job. Only trade-off for that flexibility is no bottle sleeve (Timbuk2 consider one for the use in back pack orientation). I would be happy to see more colour options, but regardless, the bag really is very practical and I highly recommend it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect for professional but athletic people..

      By Chris

      From Swansea, UK

      About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments
      • Too small

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

      I bought this as I cycle to work but also needed a bag that was professional, I've had it over a year now and hasnt let me down. The fact I'm compelled to come back here and leave this review says a lot as I tend to go through bags etc like nothing. This bag has joined me all around Europe as well as my usual commute and never let me down once. Amazing stuff.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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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

      TSA-friendly; 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 17" plus extra batteries days, but on iPad only days, it carries naturally as a messenger. Its TSA-friendly design allows easy access 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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