Command Backpack

Style # 392-3-1043

A dressed up TSA-compliant backpack for road warriors.

$94 $129
132 Reviews

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Command Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 132 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (109)
  • Lots of pockets and features (98)
  • Good protection (84)
  • Comfortable strap (79)
  • Rugged (55)

Cons

  • Not weatherproof (18)
  • Not enough pockets (13)
  • Uncomfortable strap (11)
  • Insufficient padding (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (100)
  • Commuting (93)
  • School (41)
  • Light protection (30)
  • Heavy duty protection (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (98), Stylish (49), Budget shopper (30), High-end shopper (16), Traveler (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (73), Personal (47)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 132 customers

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5.0

Whale of a backpack

By Jared

From Singapore

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Lights When Heavy Load
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Stylish
  • Weatherproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Command Backpack:

    My awesome wife bought this for me as my H.A.L broke down after about 4 years of service. We call it the whale as it can swallow down almost anything!

    I used the H.A.L backpack before this and thought that was the best, swallowing all that I can throw at it. This is so much better, I get more compartments, it looks better, the straps feel more cushioned and I feel it can fill just about the same as the H.A.L! I now carry it often to work, outings and to church!

    The only con was the front main compartment zipper. It was hard to zip at the top.

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

    Love my new bag

    By Michaela

    From Sioux Falls, SD

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Command Backpack:

      I've had my Command backpack for almost a month now, and I am so happy with my decision about getting it. I had a Timbuk2 messenger bag (which I also love) but I found myself needing a little more room so I wanted to give a Timbuk2 backpack a try.

      I primarily use this bag for work; I wanted something that was professional looking as well as practical and that is what I got in this bag. It has plenty of space for me. I read some reviews prior to purchasing complaining about the laptop storage being in an inconvenient place, but I really like how the laptop storage is designed because I know my laptop will be protected. If I'm in a hurry my laptop easily fits into the main compartment, so I am glad I didn't let that review turn me off from this bag.

      My Yeti fits into the side mesh water-bottle compartment, which is good because it is too wide to fit into the one on my messenger bag. I also find this backpack to be super comfortable to wear and it has a side handle to grab the bag which I also really like.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Not for travellers

      By Eddy

      From Los Angeles

      About Me: Us-india Exec

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Cinching Is A Gimmick
      • Not Airport Friendly
      • Pockets Poorly Designed
      • Very "floppy"

      Best Uses

      • City
      • Light Duty

      Comments about Command Backpack:

      The Bag looks nice, straps and the padding on the back are good. The rest is not so good.

      - The material the bag is made with is very floppy. Start putting stuff in the pockets and the bag becomes harder to manage.

      - The bottom straps seem to be there to cinch the back tight when you have less stuff. Two problems here... 1) you can't cinch it tight enough for stuff not to slide to the bottom which slowly opens the straps. 2)Even cinching the bottom and then filling the bag is a problem become the floppy/slippery material allows things to slide around in the now top heavy bag (so don't run for a taxi or train in this mode).

      - Biggest feature I bought it for was the fold out laptop case. Doesn't work. Most airports make you take it out when you try this. Especially since a full pack doesn't allow the laptop to lie flat (which is a big no no). Flipping the bag so that the open flap is interior down lets the laptop be flat but dirties the interior and still confuses security enough to make you pull it out. (I've done this in multiple domestic and international airports). Finally resigned myself to inserting the laptop in the document sleeve and pulling it out each time (which is actually easier than trying to leave it in the flap).

      - The pockets in the interior are those typical "not really meant to be filled" pockets. You know, where two sheets of fabric are just sewn together. The result is that using some pockets makes others unusable. They also deform the nice contours of the bag.

      The bag gets 1 star for looks (when mostly empty) and 1 free star because I've been a long time Timbuk2 fan, but I'd steer clear of this one until they work out the kinks.

      One final note, if you are a fan of the "made in SF" thing that is a strong part of Timbuk2's messaging, this bag isn't. It's got a "made 'somewhere else'" tag inside.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Great bag overall

      By snoh

      From providence, ri

      About Me: Designer, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Practical
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • No Grip Pad On The Bottom

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection

      Comments about Command Backpack:

      This bag is overall very nice looking and practical bag.

      couple of things that I would design the bag differently is:

      1. I wish there was some sort of grip pad on the bottom side of the bag, so it would stand up better and won't slide around.

      2. Because the bag doesn't have any wear pad/grip pad on the bottom, I hand the bag behind my chair. and this makes it hard to get the laptop out of the sleeve because the shoulder strap gets in the way.

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

      Excellent Build as Expected

      By Tommallama

      From Middle Georgia

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Command Backpack:

      The bag is simple yet stylish. It has a ton of useful compartments. My only complaint is that the bottle pocket on the side isn't deeper. Great bag all the same.

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

      Perfect bag for the professional road warrior

      By TW

      From Austin, TX

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Organizational Pockets
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Command Backpack:

        I have carried this bag for over three years and absolutely love it. My first one was well loved and started having a few seam issues which Timbuk2 customer service promptly replaced. I love the second one even more, the fabric is a perfect mix of form and function. I can travel for 3-5 days, with all of my work gear, toiletries and even a suit in this bag. Yet, it's not so big that I don't want to use it daily. I would be lost without this piece of gear, one my many Timbuk2 purchases, but by far and away my most favorite.

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

        Make your life a little easier...purchase this Backpack.

        By Scott

        From Fort Collins, CO

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Heavy Duty Protection
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Command Backpack:

          Best backpack for work I have ever owned. Great functionality and style. Highly recommend for personal or work use.

           
          5.0

          Nice backpack

          By nebula

          From San Francisco

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Heavy Duty Protection
            • Light Protection
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Command Backpack:

            I wear this backpack everyday to work and school. It has lots of packets.

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

            Travel Backpack

            By Dr. Judy Burlingame

            From Denver Co

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Light Protection

                Comments about Command Backpack:

                This pack is the perfect travel companion. Plenty of features for a European excursion,or for a conferance.

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

                Love it.

                By Rick

                From Chicago

                About Me: Practical, Stylish

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Light Protection
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Command Backpack:

                  So many awesome pockets! So comfortable !

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

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                  Organization

                  Front zip pocket for small bits

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Large main compartment for books, jacket, and other carry-on essentials

                  Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

                  Fit

                  Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

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

                  Clever Extras

                  Bottom compression straps for cinching

                  Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

                  On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

                  Reflective hits

                  Reinforced grab handles on all sides for and easy heave ho

                  Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

                  Materials

                  Custom Timbuk2 print liner

                  Origin

                  Imported

                  Laptop/Tablet

                  Fully padded laptop compartment lined with quilted tricot fabric; soft yet secure (fits up to 15" Macbook)

                  Padded front pocket offers protection for iPad mini or other small electronics

                  What's this all about?

                  Inspired by our beloved Command Laptop Messenger, the Command Laptop Travel Backpack is our backpack solution for business travel. It's strategically placed external pockets provide access to your phone and cards in tight quarters, and its styling betrays the fact that you've just schlepped across the country. Business travel may not always be glamorous, but it shouldn't be so hard. The Command makes it that much easier.

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