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Alibi 17-Inch Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag

A shoulder bag that doubles as a backpack for carrying big laptops.

Alibi 17-Inch Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag Front
Selected Color Black/Black FARP - Ballistic Nylon
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  • Black/Black FARP - Ballistic Nylon

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Style # 343-6-2020
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  • laptop
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Features

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What are the features?

Organization

Front zip pocket for small bits

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Fit

Can be worn as a backpack or a messenger bag with tuck away backpack straps and a removable shoulder strap with ventilated strap pad

Coordinating Strap Pad included

Custom-fit strap design for a truer, more comfortable fit

Padded back panel for extra comfort when wearing

TSA-friendly laptop access; grab your laptop without taking off your bag

Clever Extras

Grab handle for easy lifting

Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

Durable ballistic nylon fabric

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Fully padded laptop compartment lined with quilted tricot fabric; soft yet secure (fits up to 17" Macbook)

What's this all about?

A shoulder bag built for seriously large laptops, the Alibi converts to a backpack for carrying your 17" MacBook and extra drives and batteries. At home coding in your bedroom or on your desk at work, the Alibi has designated compartments for your power brick, phone, cash, and keys.

Dimensions

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
L 20.1 51.0 14.2 36.0 4.7 12.0 3.0 1.4 976 16.0

Will Your Laptop Fit?

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Size Width True Width Height True Height Depth
  in cm in cm in cm
L 18.5 47.0 13.0 33.0 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.

Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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Alibi 17-Inch Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel  (3)
      • Computer (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Comfort-oriented (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      5.0

      Great, versatile bag!

      By Gum Buyer

      From Baltimore, MD

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Alibi 17-Inch Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

        I travel extensively overseas. I needed a bag that looked professional and was versatile enough for daily use to the local office, as well as for those weeks-long trips out of the country.

        The Alibi is very lightweight and comfortable as a computer messenger bag for my daily use. However, when I hit the road, it easily converts into a back pack that I can stuff with all of the essentials for a long flight.

        It is Black on Black styling is very attractive and I have received many compliments.

        Great job, Timbuk2!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By plusECON

        From San Mateo, CA

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

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Large
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Alibi 17-Inch Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

          I need a large, powerful laptop for work and entertainment (I currently use a 17.3" Asus RoG machine), but it's obviously difficult to carry such a beast in most bags, but the Alibi is perfect for me.
          I have a classic Timbuk2 messenger bag which my laptop fits in, but (a) there is zero padding, so the bumps and drops that occur while traveling/commuting worry me and (b) the bag doesn't have backpack straps, so I have to constantly switch which shoulder the strap is on or get a sore, lopsided back.

          This bag is large enough and padded enough that I can fit my laptop in it and not worry about the incidentally bumps and drops that happen to a laptop in a bag while traveling/commuting.
          The backpack straps are excellent, since I'm pretty sure carrying my beastly stuff with one strap would give me scoliosis.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Gigantic Convertible

          By Ben

          From Bloomington, IN

          About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Computer
          • Extended trips 

          Comments about Alibi 17-Inch Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag:

          I have a large thinkpad and most 15" bags are too snug. I have no problems putting it into this thing. I actually had to rig a divider so that that my laptop wouldn't slide around too much. Then I can put my AC adapter on the other side of the divider.

          There is little in the ways of organization. There's 2 large compartments (in addition to the laptop compartment). Each compartment has a couple zipper pockets. They're all almost too large to do any kind of real organization, though. There's also a couple of pen slots.

          Where it really shines is its ability to be either a shoulder bag OR a backpack. When not in use, the backpack straps slip into nicely designed slots on the back. It takes all of 10 seconds to pull them out and hook them onto the rings and BAM you have a backpack. This is important for me as I sometimes carry quite a bit of stuff. Normally a messenger style bag is good for around town/work, but when I'm trekking through airports, it gets heavy and causes me shoulder pain.

          This bag is so huge, I think I'll be able to keep a change of clothes in there in addition to my normal gear, which is great in the event that the airlines lose your checked bags or if you're going on an overnight somewhere.

          I also considered the Ram, which has some nicer features and is a little more stylish. I needed the size, though and this bag does not disappoint.

          Some things of note: This won't work well if you're a lefty. The way the compartments are designed, there is a lip so that things down'tn fall out in backpack-mode. In shoulder-mode, it works great if you wear it on your left shoulder and swing it around to the front, but if you were to wear it on your right and swing it around from the left side, the lip would probably be in the way. Just something to consider.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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