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Aviator Travel Backpack

A travel pack you can wear to nice hotels.

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Selected Color Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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  • Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Blue Voodoo - Polyester Canvas
  • Fatigue - Coated Polyester

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What are the features?

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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External Dimensions

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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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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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Aviator Travel Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (43)
  • Comfortable (38)
  • Durable (37)
  • Great features (31)
  • Roomy (17)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (14)
  • Too small (10)

Best Uses

  • Travel (51)
  • Commuting (24)
  • Computer (19)
  • Office (13)
  • School (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (47), Comfort-oriented (22), Career (21), Modern (20), Stylish (20)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (52), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 61 customers

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5.0

Must Have Bag!

By punctualp

From Goshen, IN

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

    Simple, incredibly functional, comfortable and versatile!

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

    Best bag ever.

    By Jebediah

    From San Francisco, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

        I use this bag for lugging around my camera gear and personal items when I'm traveling for shoots. It fits everything quite nicely and even has straps for clipping on my tripod. There's so many little pockets and storage spaces that I'm never wishing I had more room. My favorite feature is the way it opens up like a suitcase so I don't have to dig around for my gear, just unzip and everything is available. After searching for many years I think I have found the perfect, Holy Grail of bags. Well done timbuk2!

         
        5.0

        Best Traveling

        By Lyd wanderlust

        From Maryland

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Heavy Duty Protection
          • Travel

          Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

          This is my go to travel bag. It has plenty of room and you can fit everything you need in one bag. I have used the for several trips and have never been disappointed.

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

          "Transformer luggage"

          By Daisetsuzan mountaineer

          From Honolulu Hawaii

          About Me: Mountaineer, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Need Water Bottle Pocket
          • Uncomfortable Strap

          Best Uses

          • Heavy Duty Protection
          • Travel

          Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

          I used this trip to Japan last week! It worked out great! It was a Transformer luggage- While in urban setting, a stylish luggage with three handles and while in the mountains, a rugged, usable backpack for mountaineering and trekking. The bonus is that the compact size allows you not to check-in and bring it as a carry on.

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

          Get One While They are In Stock

          By Teleman

          From Colorado

          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:

            I pack practically with all travel clothes that wash out, plus a sport coat and extra pair of sandals. This bag holds it all, including my electronics. It packs nicely with only one fold in the pants if you are not an Amazon dude. It fits into the small commuter plane overheads. The shoulder straps are nice, the pockets accessible, the external tightener straps work very well.

            I am very pleased...and much cooler than other people with their wheeled bags that have to be gate checked.

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

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Useful for 3 week trip to Asia

            By Dino

            From Pittsburgh, PA

            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:

              I used this as my carry-on bag for a 3 week trip to Southeast Asia. This was a family trip with my wife and a 7 year old son. I was the designated pack mule for this trip. Full, but not stuffed to the gills, the bag fit in the overhead bin of an ERJ 145 as well as the 777, 767, and A320. It was filled with a complete set of clothes for 3 people (in case we got stuck overnight somewhere inconvenient) as well as toiletries and other stuff. At one point, we had to run really fast at Chicago O'hare in order to catch a connecting flight.
              The pack did its job. I was able to carry it without any noticeable issues.
              This is not meant to carry a laptop through the airport, though. Whipping out a laptop through security would be a slog. My wife used a TSA friendly backpack for that.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great bag

              By World cup family

              From Toronto Ontario

              About Me: Practical, Stylish

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Good Protection
              • Rugged
              • Weatherproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

                We used this product as a carry all bag for our family trip to Brazil. I loved the hard back/bottom and soft front/top combination and the adjustable divider which gave us a lot of flexibility in packing. Strong, sturdy and easy to handle.

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

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Less than expected

                By SF_dreamer

                From Washington, DC

                About Me: Practical

                Pros

                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Commuting

                Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

                This bag was billed as a carryon but the compartment was a too small for a 3 to 4 day business trip. I think this was meant for a 1 to 2 day excursion where you don't need to carry anything bulky (i.e., shoes). If you're just carrying the essentials, this will work well.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Perfect Size for a Backpack

                By Louie The Wise Traveler

                From Chicago, IL

                About Me: Practical

                Pros

                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                • A Little Rigid
                • Uncomfortable Strap

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

                I use this bag for my 2-3 days out of town trip. I don't have to check in my bag at the airport. Perfect size, not too small and not too big.

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

                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Flexible, Go Anywhere Travel Bag

                By Flash Parker

                From Sheridan, WY

                About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Strap
                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Camera
                • Commuting
                • Light Protection
                • Travel

                Comments about Aviator Travel Backpack:

                I've flung dozens of bags over my shoulders through the years in an effort to find the perfect balance between form, function and, though maybe I shouldn't admit it, style. I'm a journalist and photographer, but the last thing I want to do is draw attention to the camera pack on my back. Yet I still need to be able to haul my gear from one corner of the world to the next, with space for a change of clothes and my toothbrush – what to do, what to do?

                Let me step back a bit. Finding a camera bag isn't much of a problem; there are thousands on the market, many of which make a fine home for your camera. What I've been on the lookout for is a bag that will allow me to carry everything I need for a long spell in the field, but also handle well when it's not loaded down on daily excursions.

                I picked the Aviator Travel Backpack becaue it's not a camera backpack; the large open space allows me to configure it exactly as I want, and remains flexible while on the road. I ordered the Medium Snoop Insert, a padded messenger bag insert that fills up most of the interior of the Aviator when full – and I pack it full. I took this combo out into the field on a 5-week assignment in South America. Here's what I packed into the Snoop:

                Nikon D800
                Nikon AW1 w/ lens
                14mm f/2.8 lens
                24-70mm f/2.8 lens
                80-200mm f/2.8 lens
                50mm f/1.8 lens
                85mm f/1.4 lens
                SB800 flash
                3 1TB My Passport hard drives
                wall charges for both cameras
                headphones
                USB Cables
                laptop cords
                memory cards
                mini air blower
                lens pen cleaning brush

                The Snoop holds EVERYTHING listed above, and slots comfortably into the main compartment of the Aviator. I still have space to fit my GoPro case, HoldFast Money Maker and HoldFast Ruckstrap straps in alongside the Snoop, and extra room for a pair of pants and a shirt. My travel laptop fits into the padded laptop compartment, while the top pouch of the Aviator holds my keys, a book, my passport, travel documents, phone, and more. I didn't have to fill my pockets with little bits of equipment, or hold onto any of my electronics; they're all safely tucked away. I buckled my Manfrotto BeFree tripod to the outside, and was set to go. Is my camera gear easy to get to in this configuation? No, not really. But that's the point; while in tranist, I don't want anyone to have quick access to my gear. I also don't want to drag a huge wheelie case, or have to ship everything in padded plastic containers – so this is a fantastic solution for hauling my travel photography kit.

                When I arrive at each destination I pull most of the gear out of the bag, and use the Aviator as a day pack; I hiked all over the Atacama in Chile with this bag, and when it's not loaded too heavy, it's quite comfortable. I wish there were a slot for a water bottle on the outside, and it'd be nice if the top section were a little easier to access – pulling the zipper all the way around after unbuckling the central section can get tiresome – but otherwise, I really enjoyed traveling with this bag. Styling is fantastic – it actually may look nicer than my regular carry-on luggage – and it seems like a rather durable piece of kit. Overall, a fantastic option for hauling my gear from one place to the next, and an excellent choice as a weekend bag if I were going to go without the camera equipment and instead pack traditionally.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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