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Candybar Backpack

A compact backpack for your iPad and daily essentials.

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What are the features?

Organization

Dedicated front pocket for smartphone

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Large main compartment fits books, lunch, and a light jacket

Fit

Designed for a women's specific torso fit

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

Clever Extras

In-pocket key keeper

Materials

Refined metal hardware and printed liner for a you’re-worth-it vibe

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Fully padded laptop compartment lined with quilted tricot fabric; soft yet secure (fits up to 13" Macbook)

What's this all about?

A compact backpack that cleverly holds everything you need without compromising on style. Designed to fit women, the Candybar is comfortable but sleek, so it transitions well from sporty endeavors to more sophisticated events. Full of pockets for keeping you organized, the Candybar is designed to fit an iPad and has perfect spots to store your phone, cards, and keys. Ride her to work, take her to lunch, and shop for dinner; the Candybar has your back.

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OS 9.1 23.0 15.7 40.0 5.5 14.0 1.3 0.6 976 16.0

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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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Reviews (32)

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Candybar Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Attractive (28)
  • Comfortable (28)
  • Durable (18)
  • Roomy (18)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (22)
  • School (20)
  • Office (16)
  • Computer (11)
  • Travel (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (23), Comfort-oriented (18), Stylish (17), Modern (12), Career (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (22), Business (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (4)

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3.0

Not bad, but not as expected

By Multi-use enthusiast

From New York, NY

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets
  • Not Entirely Waterproof
  • Shoulder strap too long

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Office

Comments about Candybar Backpack:

I needed a bag that would look okay to use for work but functional enough for me to pack gym clothes, lunch, snack, water bottle, and occasionally a pair of sneakers, on top of the day to day commuter items. I checked the bag out at the store prior to purchasing online, and thought it would be sufficient. However, after using it for about one month now, I find there aren't enough pockets to help organize everything I have. It's also difficult to dig through to find items I need. The back padding is very flimsy and does not provide much support and makes it very uncomfortable when carrying bulky items. The additional length of the shoulder is too long as suggested by another reviewer. I fixed this by using self-wrapping velcro which allows me to slide it up and down to adjust the strap when necessary. I carried the bag in heavy rain and thought it would be okay as its advertised as waterproof. the top flap did protect my items very well, but the shoulder strap was soaked! I think Timbuk2 should look at making some changes to make the bag even better. Unfortunately, i think I will have to continue to look for a bag to better suit my needs, because this one didn't do it for me. The bag does look great, as I have received a lot of comments on how stylish and compact it looks. Perhaps a bit too compact for my use. For weekends, it works well, but not for when I'm heading to the gym and to work afterwards.

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

I love this backpack!

By Ellen from Del Mar

From Del Mar, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Travel

    Comments about Candybar Backpack:

    Received the black candy bar as a gift, and I want to comment on one aspect of this product that absolutely wows me -- when in has stuff in it, it stands up! I'm always looking for bags and backpacks with this feature because I like to take my knitting with me. This pack stands up beautifully and balances very nicely. How about doing this one custom?

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Perfect for daily commute

    By Van

    From Germany

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Big Front Pocket
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Main Compartment Opened
    • Soft Back

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Candybar Backpack:

    The backpack is perfect for my daily commute to work. It has a big front pocket with an organizer inside and a key faub. There's also a small hidden side pocket for easy access, which I use for my office entry card. The bag looks stylish and compact though there's lots of room inside. The only thing that I wish to have is a way of closing the main compartment shut, with a Velcro piece or zipper or whatever, so that no one can reach into the bag from the side. Also, the straps are very long and there's nothing to clip or tug them in. When I carry the backpack on one shoulder, the remaining part of the strap can almost touch the ground.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    So-so

    By The student

    From Portland, OR

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • School

    Comments about Candybar Backpack:

    I bought this bag to commute to school with. It's cute and I like the pockets. But the waterbottle holder on the inside keeps binders and books from sliding in easily, and if a waterbottle is in the holder the binder just doesn't fit (it's a one inch binder). I wonder after class, while trying to get things back into the bag, will I make it to my bus on time?

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Finally—a Stylish Commuter BackPack

    By Walker

    From Austin, TX

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Sized Appropriately

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Candybar Backpack:

      As woman who commutes by bus and by walking, and who doesn't want an over-the-shoulder bag, finding a backpack that fit my dimensions (I'm 5'5) which doesn't overwhelm me is hard. I have been searching for quite a while for a replacement for a 10+ year old stylish sport backpack that I have had mended repeatedly; decided it was time not only to stop repairing but to upgrade the look if at all possible. The company who made that backpack, while design-conscious, didn't have anything that would work for me do to my size, needs and my new desire for a more professional looking bag.

      I tried out several different bags from a variety of makers, but it wasn't until I came across the Candybar (hard to search for women commuter backpacks on TImbuk2 FYI) that I had my answer.

      I have been using it now for two weeks. My 13" laptop fits wonderfully (admittedly, I had to give up my Waterstreet sleeve and trust that titanium is an adequate defense—lol) and the bag is just the right size for my things, including my mason-jarred salad lunch. Originally worried about the straps being too small, not padded enough, or flimsy, but after two weeks, have found that fear to be unwarranted.

      I would buy this again in a heartbeat, though probably in a different color (I bought one that looks great! but I worry about the white getting dirty and, as I am tired of being so conscious of where I am placing my bag.)

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

      Great size

      By Happy Commuter

      From San Francisco

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Candybar Backpack:

        I use this backpack to commute on Bart everyday-it fit everything I need for the workday (lunch, iPad, magazine, plethora of pens) and I do not hit other passengers because the backpack is perfect size. The one thing I would change would be to have the side size front pocket slightly larger and have the key fob in that location. Thanks!

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

        Totally awesome bag except...

        By kc

        From singapore

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Zips On The Wrong Side

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Candybar Backpack:

        I have the old candybar in black, which I used to death for work,travel, gym (everything fits!) and because of that the velcro has worn out and it doesn't close properly now. I got around that by sewing on a clasp buckle, but the bottom is also tearing .Therfore you can imagine how happy I was when the new model came with the buckle closure for the main flap, and a funcky colour to boot! I was however dismayed that the zip opening for both the swingaround access and front phone pocket are on the opposite side to my old one. Because I sling my bag on my left shoulder it makes it hard to access my phone and ipad as the zips are away from me. Sometimes I worry that I will drop my stuff as access is so unreachable. I ended up using this only for work, but for travels I use my old black one as it is safer when I keep my passports and wallet in the ipad compartment.

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

        Perfect size for petites

        By Trini Teacher

        From Trinidad and Tobago

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Girl Geek, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Needs One Outside Pocket
        • Not Enough Pockets
        • Squishes Corners Of Paper

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Candybar Backpack:

        I wanted a backpack to save my shoulder, but not a clunky one. This is perfect for walking around a big convention or instead of a briefcase for work. While I drive to work, as a teacher I am always hauling things from my car to my upstairs classroom. This backpack is slim so I don't feel like a turtle, has a soft padded secure place for my iPad, and a roomy interior. It is SO much more convenient and comfortable than my briefcase. I am a 5'2" female and it is perfect for my frame. I only wish it had an outside pocket for a phone or sunglasses, and that it was just a tad bit bigger so the files or papers I put in with my iPad wouldn't scrunch a little. It is deep, so I use a separate purse organizer in a light color for my purse-stuff.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Favorite travel backpack

        By Laurel

        From New Hampshire

        About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • No Inside Zipper Pocket

        Best Uses

        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Candybar Backpack:

        For security when traveling, an inside zippered pocket, large enough for a passport and boarding passes would be great. It's a Goldilocks bag: just the right size. It is the only pack I've had that fits so well it doesn't need a half dozen clumsy straps to keep it from slipping and sliding while on a hike that has a few scrambles. My only serious complaint is that I can't have one customized, hope Timbuk2 changes it's mind about that.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Perfect for commuting

        By Sarahann81

        From San Francisco

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Office
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Candybar Backpack:

          I adore this bag! I have a long BART commute and walk through the city to work, this bag comfortably holds everything I need. I keep my dslr, camera accessories, day to day needs, extra shoes, iPad mini, headphones, iPod, hairbrush, umbrella and clipper card all in one small light weight bag. The design is great.

          My only complaint was the color. I went with the white, but when I received the bag the brown had bled onto the white leaving an orange stain. The white attracts dirt very badly no matter how careful you are to not let it touch anything. I emailed Timbuk2 about the stains and dirt issues and was told to use dish soap to clean it. I'd advise pretty much anyone who plans to use this daily to stay far away from the white. I've only had it a few weeks and it looks very dingy even after several cleanings.

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

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