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Aviator Travel Backpack

A travel pack you can wear to nice hotels.

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Organization

Expandable top compartment for quarantining shoes and toiletries

Panel loading main compartment provides the easy access of a duffel

Two front zip pockets for electronics, wallet, keys, boarding pass and other small items

Fit

Converts from suitcase to backpack with stowaway padded straps and removable hip belt

Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

Clever Extras

External compression straps for cinching or expanding

Rain fly for soggy days lives in its own dedicated pocket

Reinforced grab handles on all sides for and easy heave ho

Materials

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?

Armed with the stuff of backpacking legends - a rainfly, removable hip belt, and hidden-from-the-public-eye zipper pockets - the Aviator Travel Pack has the sophisticated styling that works downtown or way way out of town. Designed to hold up to a 17" MacBook Pro, the Aviator can live on a budget so long as you have WiFi. Clever access points like a full-zip opening and zip-through top pocket give you the easy access of a duffel and reinforced grab handles everywhere make this pack unusually easy to pick up. It even has a place to quarantine the stinky stuff when your trip is coming to a close. The Aviator is ready to schlep, but it will do it in style.

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M 14.2 36.0 20.1 51.0 5.9 15.0 4.4 2.0 1,709 28.0

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M 10.6 27.0 15.7 40.0 1.2 3.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Reviews (77)

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Aviator Travel Backpack
 
4.2

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (43)
  • Comfortable (38)
  • Durable (37)
  • Great features (31)
  • Weather proof (21)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (15)
  • Too small (10)

Best Uses

  • Travel (64)
  • Commuting (27)
  • Computer (19)
  • Office (13)
  • School (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (59), Stylish (25), Comfort-oriented (22), Career (21), Modern (20)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (64), Business (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70), Yes (5)

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1.0

Disappointed

By Jeremy

From MI

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

        I was going to write my own review, but this guy summed it up perfectly:

        After reading glowing reviews I purchased this bag for light travel and weekend getaways. Upon receiving the bag I was unimpressed. The hook and loop mechanism on the straps were awkward and looked cheap and flimsy. Stowing the shoulder straps is quite a process. The zippers were difficult. The laptop sleeve was insufficiently padded and strangely configured. The compartment zipper passthroughs weren't user friendly. The bag wasn't as large as I expected and I couldn't fit much more into it than my regular timbuk2 backpack I use for the same purpose. I returned the bag even though it meant taking a significant loss from the shipping charges.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid travel pack, not school pack

        By timbo

        From Davis, CA

        About Me: Practical

        Pros

        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Clip City Usa

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

        Please understand and read reviews on this pack. This is a very solid travel pack, and extremely versatile. However I would strongly discourage purchasing this as an everyday school backpack. Someone who may see this as a unique and frankly awesome day pack, this is not the pack for you. (Awesome day packs = timbuk2 especial collection) To access the large, padded main compartment, I have to unclip 4 front clips, the top flap clip, and then unzip the bag. For a day pack this is too many fasteners, but for a piece of luggage this results in a versatile and secure pack. All the handle straps are heavy duty and a full pack is easy to maneuver. Versatile, featured packed but can be a pain to get in and out of quickly. That's what front pockets are for!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        First Timbuk2 disappointment

        By James

        From Minnesota

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Awkward Passthroughs
        • Difficult Zippers
        • Laptop Compartment
        • Strap Hardware Design

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

        After reading glowing reviews I purchased this bag for light travel and weekend getaways. Upon receiving the bag I was unimpressed. The hook and loop mechanism on the straps were awkward and looked cheap and flimsy. Stowing the shoulder straps is quite a process. The zippers were difficult. The laptop sleeve was insufficiently padded and strangely configured. The compartment zipper passthroughs weren't user friendly. The bag wasn't as large as I expected and I couldn't fit much more into it than my regular timbuk2 backpack I use for the same purpose. I returned the bag even though it meant taking a significant loss from the shipping charges.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Style , fit and versatility are achieved

        By smiling George

        From San Diego , CA.

        About Me: Adventurous

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Customizable

        Best Uses

        • Anytime You Need A Cool B

        Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

        Size and fit

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        One Issue... Might just be me!

        By DOWNEAST but up North

        From Boston MA

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

            Decent bag, love the water proofing (used to have to buy covers in addition). The part that annoys me is that the zip on the back that lets you put the shoulder straps away is left open when you have the straps out (so 99.999999% of the time). This makes the back of the bag look clumsy and I hate seeing zips open or pockets left open. I will end up having to stich in some Velcro or something to try and keep that area sealed and tidy it up. I just don't get why it would be left this way when that is how the bag will be the majority of the time. The rest of the bag is good, pockets are good size and bag feels sturdy and weatherproof.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Curious placement of laptop sleeve.

            By Llewelyn

            From Seattle, WA

            About Me: Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Rugged
            • Stylish
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

            • Poor Laptop Isolation

            Best Uses

            • Carry-on
            • Travel

            Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

            The Aviator is essentially a two compartment piece of lightweight carry-on luggage that can be comfortably worn as a backpack. The design is clear and relatively clever with a large expandable main cavity covered by the broad front panel and the top flap concealing a second compartment intended as a "place to quarantine the stinky stuff."

            This is great, right up until the compartment I'm supposed to place shoes and dirty laundry in also hides the laptop sleeve. No, it isn't a compartment it's a snug sleeve you can slip a thin laptop in. A strap of nylon about 2" wide held on with a square of velcro (or hook and loop fasteners if you must) to ensure a few snags in your valuable wardrobe is intended to secure said laptop, if not as effectively as the snug fit. Perhaps it's just my time in IT or the price tag of something like a 17" MacBook Pro that makes me want it isolated from sources of dust, pebbles and other unmentionable detritus that could damage it.

            The Aviator boasts pouches on each flap but those are pretty much only good for thin flat items like your boarding passes and passport. As a simple piece of carry on luggage that will be easy on your back as well as the eyes this bag succeeds well. As a laptop bag; however, it is pretty tragic. There is no way to access your computer aside from the top compartment, requiring you to free the strap from its velcro without getting it caught on anything else or spilling the contents as you pull your laptop out. Isolated laptop compartments and secondary access panels are common on other Timbuk2 laptop bags but, they're sorely missed here.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Looks like it will work!

            By Win

            From Clovis, CA

            About Me: Practical

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Good Protection
            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Light Protection
              • Travel

              Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

              Have not used the product yet!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Awesome pack!

              By Emma the Traveler

              From Denver, CO

              About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Good Protection
              • Lots Of Pockets And Features
              • Rugged
              • Stylish
              • Weatherproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Travel
                • Weekend Trips

                Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

                Great pack I bought for my brother for Christmas as he will be studying in Europes. This is the perfect pack for weekend trips with a special compartment for a laptop and plenty of room for everything else you would take for a short trip. Tons of comfort and very durable! Love the way it looks too!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Best Travel Back Pack

                By Aaron

                From Newark

                About Me: Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Good Protection
                • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                • Rugged
                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

                  amazing travel companion i just recently used this bag on a 2 week travel it is hassle free if you learn how to use it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Aviator Travel Backpack

                  By Kimon The Flyer

                  From San Francisco, CA

                  About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Strap
                  • Good Protection
                  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
                  • Rugged
                  • Stylish
                  • Weatherproof

                  Cons

                  • Sticky zippers

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

                  Great pack, plus I got it on sale at Thanksgiving ($80 in savings)!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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