Command Backpack

Style # 392-3-1043

A dressed up security checking backpack for road warriors.

$ 96.99 $ 129
139 Reviews

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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 a 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Reviews (139)

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Command Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 139 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (115)
  • Lots of pockets and features (104)
  • Good protection (90)
  • Comfortable strap (86)
  • Rugged (60)

Cons

  • Not weatherproof (19)
  • Not enough pockets (13)
  • Uncomfortable strap (11)
  • Insufficient padding (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (105)
  • Commuting (99)
  • School (46)
  • Light protection (32)
  • Heavy duty protection (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (103), Stylish (51), Budget shopper (32), High-end shopper (18), Traveler (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (75), Personal (51)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (116), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 139 customers

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5.0

Excelent backpack

By Ricardo

From Medellin, Colombia

About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

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:

It has a lot of space, it can accommodate you personal daily stuff and a laptop. Great for travel also, I can pack for a one or two day travel, with plenty space, also your tech.

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

Perfect Pack

By JennyPM

From Boston

Pros

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

Cons

  • I'll let you know when I find one.

Best Uses

    Comments about Command Backpack:

    This pack is exceptionally versatile! It has a place for my laptop, other work stuff, running gear, and all of my post run clean up gear. And a bottle opener to boot!!

     
    5.0

    Love this bag!

    By A-Aron

    From San Francisco, CA

    About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Command Backpack:

      I use the command backpack everyday commuting to work, it securely holds my laptop and everything else I need and is super comfortable. The nylon exterior is tough and overall feels very well made... Also it looks really cool!

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

      Best Backpack Experience

      By Commuter

      From Rhode Island

      About Me: Bargain Hunter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • I can carry lots of stuff!
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Heavy Duty Protection
        • School

        Comments about Command Backpack:

        I'm a commuter that takes the bus and walks and this backpack has worked really well for me! I was tired of carrying multiple bags and now can just use one bag!

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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Functional Backpack!

        By CashmeOuside

        From Oregon

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not entirely "TSA" friendly

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Light Protection
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Command Backpack:

        This backpack was exactly what I was needing for a week long business trip. It served as my carryon and helped me comfortably carry around my laptop and materials while attending a conference. Only minor complaint is that the description stated you don't need to open up and remove your laptop while doing through TSA security. Wrong! Tsa not only wanted me to open up my bag... But wanted my laptop completely removed and in a separate bin. Not necessarily the fault of Timbuk2... Just not an accurate statement given the nature of our airport security and how vastly different the rules seems to be for each airport.

        The product it's self is stellar though...I own 2 other Timbuk2 bags and love them both. Each serve a different purpose and each have been through hell and back and have held up as if the day they were bought. Couldn't be happier.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Holy Grail. My Trifecta. I love it

        By Michael

        From Northern IL

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Student on a budget., Stylish

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Durable < 3
        • Frequent-Flyer Friendly
        • Good Protection
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Everyday Use
          • Heavy Duty Protection
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Command Backpack:

          I'm not sure I've ever laid eyes on a backpack produced with such immense thoughtfulness and quality.

          Every week I notice a new reason it was designed the way it was, and I can't say that I have a single bad thing to say about this backpack.

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By James

          From Miami

          About Me: Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel

            Comments about Command Backpack:

            love your products

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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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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