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Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag

Style # 354-4-2001

A TSA friendly backpack that transforms into a messenger.

$119

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Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag
 
4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (28)
  • Durable  (26)
  • Attractive (25)
  • Comfortable  (22)
  • Lightweight  (20)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (8)
  • Too small (4)
  • Heavy / bulky  (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (28)
  • Office (28)
  • Airplane travel  (26)
  • Computer (26)
  • Day trip (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (24), Career (22), Comfort-oriented (14), Modern (11), Stylish (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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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
 
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

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy this bag.

By Jozo

From EU

About Me: Classic, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Quality
    • Broken Fabric
    • Material Breaks Very Fast
    • Poor Quality
    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

      I wanted a bag for an office job so I bought the ace bag. I kept it clean and neat but unfortunately the material at the bottom broke (split up, dissolved)after just three months of normal use! I've sent the photos to timbuk2 but they said that this is just a cosmetic thing and normal wear!? If broken fabric is normal wear, then you should expect this bag to last for maximum of three months. Also, I think this company is fake and they don't care about their customer because they ignored me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this TravelingFileCabinet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      By LL

      From Vermont

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Versitle
      • Well Designed

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

        Love this back-pack/briefcase!!!I had a long search for the needed replacement of my well worn 10+year old "convertible" backpack. This pack is an extremely well thought out design. Plenty of room and works well both as a briefcase and pack-back;Compartments and pockets work well either direction.Use daily for business between different clients-my traveling "File Cabinet". Also recently used as carry-on bag. LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Thank you Timbuk2.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Professional and Sporty

        By ted

        From SF Bay Area

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Professional Guy

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Lacks Room

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

        Great looking, professional and sporty at the same time. Only down side is that it's rather heavy and lacks the room I'm accustomed to in Northface backpack

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        dont shoot the Messenger (Bag)

        By Brusik

        From Vancouver, Canada

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

          Messenger bag is well made and durable. Lots of compartments for pens, folders and devices. Great for keeping organized when on the road again.
          There was a small glitch when returning the original black bag for the carbon fire model, but Timbuk2 looked after this immediately. More than happy!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Ready whenever you are

          By Nick Traveler

          From DC

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Extended trips 
            • Office

            Comments about Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

            I work in a professional environment in DC. I usually commute to work by bicycle, so I wanted something that I could ride with and look good at work. This bag really hit a home run for what I was looking for.

            • 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.