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Blackbird Laptop Backpack

A gadget-happy backpack for your laptop, iPad, and phone.

Blackbird Laptop Backpack Front
Selected Color Village Violet - Polyester Canvas
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  • Blackbird Laptop Backpack Back
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colors

  • Village Violet - Polyester Canvas
  • Dusk Blue/Black/Clementine - Nylon
  • Mulberry/Aloha Blue/Confetti - Nylon

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  • laptop
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Features

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Minimalist urban design with easy access to the main compartment

Side access iPhone / iPod pocket with premium tricot fabric lining and weatherproof port for headphones

Stretchy external side pocket for u-lock or water bottle

Fit

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

Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

Clever Extras

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Laptop compartment fits up to 15" MacBook Pro as well as an iPad in a separate pocket

What's this all about?

The Blackbird may be all minimalist urban chic on the outside, but it's packed with organizational wizardry on the inside. Both fully-padded laptop and iPad pockets, side access smartphone pocket and separate compartment for accessories and cables.

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Volume
in cm in cm in cm cu in L
OS 10.6 27.0 18.1 46.0 4.7 12.0 1,098 18.0

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  in cm in cm in cm
OS 10.6 27.0 16.1 41.0 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Blackbird Laptop Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable strap (24)
  • Stylish (22)
  • Good protection (18)
  • Lots of pockets and features (11)
  • Weather proof (10)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (7)
  • No key fob (3)
  • No sternum strap (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (27)
  • Travel (17)
  • School (11)
  • Office (8)
  • Light protection (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (26), Stylish (10), Budget shopper (7), Career (6), Comfort-oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (18), Business (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 36 customers

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5.0

Nothing fancy, just solid functionality

By Tak

From Goleta, California

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy Access
  • Enough Compartments
  • Good Organization
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

    Perfect for the cross between office and commuting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    great for small wearers!

    By Kate the Grad Student

    From Austin, TX

    About Me: Career, Practical, Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable
    • Good Organization
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Petite-friendly

    Cons

    • No key fob
    • Not Enough Compartments

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Grad School
    • Office

    Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

    I have a lot of trouble finding backpacks that will fit all of my daily school stuff without being way too bulky for my back. I'm 5'2, and a lot of backpacks are uncomfortable or simply look ridiculous on me. This one is the perfect size. It fits my 13" MacBook, a binder, my planner, a book or two, and my laptop charger and lunch tucked in on top. The front pocket easily carries my pens and other small stuff. My Sigg water bottle fits into the water bottle compartment, which is snug but not too small. The only things I have to carry separately are gym clothes.

    The straps and back padding on this bag are excellent. My shoulders and neck don't get sore from carrying it, which has been a problem for me in the past. This bag doesn't rub excessively against the small of my back, either, a problem which has ruined my shirts with other backpacks.

    I bought the tweed/black/purple/blue version of this bag, which was the only colour scheme I liked. I wish that this bag was customizeable! I found the other colours unattractive, but I'm happy with this one.

    Things that aren't so great: The "cell phone pocket" on the backpack is REALLY small and tight. I actually use it for my keys and bus pass instead. The bag could use a second or a larger outside compartment for accessing this type of thing. My iPod touch barely fits in the cell phone compartment, and certainly wouldn't fit with anything else.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    good for the price

    By mpaul

    From chicago

    About Me: Practical

    Pros

    • Easy Access
    • Enough Compartments
    • Good Organization

    Cons

    • Not Enough Room

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

    good for the price , Timbaktu spells style and value but this is not .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    The search is over.

    By Minus the mouse

    From Richmond, VA

    About Me: Career, Modern

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access
    • Good Organization
    • Great Color
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • No key fob
    • No Sternum Strap

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • Traveling

    Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

    The Blackbird is a low-profile backpack that is surprisingly roomy. It fits a 15" Macbook Pro, a Wacom pad (in the slot for a tablet), a 5x8 sketchbook, a few magazines, and various accessories. I use this backpack everyday and have received a lot of compliments on its streamlined look. I opted for the black color.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I love this bag!

    By Poshie the Singing Barista

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • Travel

      Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

      I use this for small day trips. I live in Boston and needed a a bag that could fit what I need for the day but wasn't a burden to carry around. I love this bag! Its everything I wanted and needed. It may not be great if you needed a backpack for a longer trip. But for day trips and even overnights it is perfect!

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Compact, but with lots of features

      By Marco1959

      From Washington, DC

      About Me: Office Drone, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Fits Macbook And Ipad
      • Lots of pockets
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Rigid Construction

      Cons

      • No key fob

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection

      Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

      I use the backpack to commute to/from work walking and on the subway (DC Metro). I wanted a small-ish backpack that holds its shape even when not full, with enough pockets for my Macbook, iPad, a Moleskine, and some papers. It also has lots of room for the associated chargers, a water bottle and some snacks. Oddly, it lacks a key fob, a small feature that I find very useful.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for Day to Day Travel

      By Rose the Librarian

      From Detroit, MI

      About Me: Practical, Stylish, Young professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Light weight
      • Quality Zippers
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • No Bottle Opener
      • No Sternum Strap

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School

      Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

      I use this bag every day I go to work, to hold a variety of electronics and things I'll need on the fly. I love the compact nature of the bag (it doesn't look like a giant block stuck to my back) and the smooth zippers/pulls that can be opened and closed with one hand. This is my first Timbuk2 bag, and I would highly recommend it.

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

      Great bag!

      By A bus rider

      From Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Perfect For Commuting
      • Stylish
      • Well Made Good Materials

      Cons

      • Wish It Had A Key Fob

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

      I mistakenly ordered the wrong color during my online purchase, but the customer service rep quickly cancelled that order and reordered the correct color - no problems. Timbuk2 has great employees as well as great backpacks !

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what i wanted

      By Daryl

      From Singapore

      About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Minimalistic
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Insufficient Padding
      • No Padding At The Bottom
      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • Light Travel Trip
      • School

      Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

      It's a great minialistic bag which was really what I was looking for.
      However, I wish a there was at least a small amount of padding at the bottom of the main compartment. I use it mainly to put my camera in and every time i place my bag on a hard surface, I have to remember to place it gently or sometimes i end up knock it on the ground.

      I'm a pretty broad guy and i found that the bag is used best with the (not included) sternum straps.

      Overall, I love the minialist design and for the price I paid, it's really a steal.

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Better than Expected

      By DilPickler

      From Dallas, Texas

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Great Ipad Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection

      Comments about Blackbird Laptop Backpack:

      After replacing my smashed iPad due to my clumsiness with a new iPad Air I was determined to always carry my iPad in a bag, so the hunt began. I found the Blackbird on the sale site, always looking for a good deal, and was sold primarily on the price. The bag seemed a little big for my purpose (looking for a weekend bag for iPad, a few graphic novels, small pad, and pens). And when i got it I seriously thought about returning. But after using it for a few days and putting my 13" MacBook Pro into the bag I have grown to love it and it has now become my primary work bag. Super comfortable on my back when loaded up. It stands up nicely when put on the ground. Big open pockets are great for the few items I carry. The iPhone pocket on the side is a little small. Would be perfect if you carry your iPhone naked but I don't (again with the clumsy). Overall I have grown to really like this bag and am very happy I kept it.

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

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