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Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack

Style # 392-3-1043

A dressed up TSA-compliant backpack for road warriors.

$129

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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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (60)
  • Lots of pockets and features (55)
  • Good protection (49)
  • Comfortable strap (46)
  • Rugged (34)

Cons

  • Not weatherproof (11)
  • Not enough pockets (9)
  • Uncomfortable strap (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (58)
  • Commuting (50)
  • School (20)
  • Light protection (13)
  • Heavy duty protection (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (55), Stylish (27), Budget shopper (16), High-end shopper (8), Traveler (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (44), Personal (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), Yes (6)

Reviewed by 72 customers

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5.0

Just what I was looking for.

By Wolf on the Lake

From Northeast Ohio

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

    Purchased item, as I needed to carry a 15" laptop everyday and my previous bag was not large enough. I have been using the Command for 3 weeks. I take public transportation about 90% of the time. The Command was what I was looking for: great protection for laptop, enough room to pack a lunch, paper files, a small book. I like the option of the carry handle, as there are times when wearing a backpack is not appropriate or convenient. Comfortable to use. Enough pockets for me and size is about right for my needs. On warmer afternoons, have stowed down vests that I wore in the mornings under jackets. Never in a downpour with it, but in light rain and snow, gave good protection. I would highly recommend it to friends and I would purchase again for myself. Price is good for what you receive, even a better value on sale when I purchased. Constructed well, sewn well also. Hopefully will last as long as other Timbuk 2 items I have purchased over the years.

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

    Great Bag

    By Brandon

    From Des monies Iowa

    About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Rugged
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Insufficient Padding
    • Lots Of Waisted Space
    • Not Enougg Base Padding
    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

    This is a great bag with a comfortable fit. There is a lot of space in this bag, but there is also a lot of wasted space up high. I would love to see an attachment/pullout that was inside the main compartment. This would be super functional and practical.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cool bag

    By Ed the Engineer

    From Querétaro, Mexico

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

      I got this bag when I was visiting San Francisco a couple years ago, it immediately stood out from the rest; they actually had the premium cordura version for cheaper but I still cashed out for the all-black nylon version. I thought it felt lightweight and durable.

      It became my faithful companion at all times, going on trips to Scandinavia, my Master's studies to Arabia, and back home. Even took it to a job interview which I ended up getting. This bag is amazing in many ways. I'm a faithful bike commuter all around, biking through the arid desert in arabia with groceries on my back while keeping them fresh, or just transporting valuable documents and a suit+change of clothes for a quick job assignment. The compression straps make it versatile while still looking amazing.

      Figuratively this became my best friend, transporting my heavy bulky workstation (lenovow520+charger) and later a macbookpro with no issues, either on a daily basis or not so frequent half the world away back-home trip. Withstood all this with negligible wear: This bag was solid. Perhaps not the most waterproof bag, but it will hold on for a few minutes with no worries.

      The straps are a bit funky, having to turn them to access the laptop compartment, but I can tell you that carrying a ton of stuff, this bag still felt comfortable on my back, practical, and I can't say that of other bags, were standing in the desert sun for 2 mins. makes you sweat, this bag kept it's cool. Plus the weight distribution is infallible, very important while cycling (had bad experiences on the past with other bags).

      Compartments for everything. Laptop and documents, Bigger everything storage, smaller front sized one for books or whatever, quick one for important stuff (charger or whatever), PADDED GLASSES POCKET EF-YEAH, and a cool front one for quick access to infinite haribo gummies and kindle and headphones and handy buff scarf (you never know where your flight connections will take you). Seriously, you can fit anything you can, and will need on a round the world flight. Essentials and a bit of extras.

      There is not enough praise on this bag, it's seriously cool looking, discrete, stands up when placed on the floor. Handles are SOLID. Seriously, get this bag, you will not regret it. Unfortunately I got this bag stolen recently when I got my car broken into while in Mexico. Seriously, the guys took the bag but not the rosetta+philae space mission memorabilia from a scientific conference at the international book fair in guadalajara, sad thing is that I had some books still inside, I will miss you forever my faithful companion, after two years I still thought you looked brand new to me. You couldn't have come soon enough and you left my side adventures before time.

      This bag is taller rather than wider, this makes it look sleek on your back, instead of the ones that look all bulky and wide sticking out of you like a boulder of sorts. No, this thing stays aero on your back: Boom! It may be a good idea to mention I'm 6ft tall, so it does feel nice. It will fit underneath any flight seat, and trust me, I've gone to embraer minijet lengths to get where I need to.

      After a while you can master the art of doing the zippers silently, specially useful in school or office settings while stealthily leaving early. Seriously, I loved this bag so much my girlfriend is jealous after reading this review. She even got one of her own too!

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

      Bigger than you think

      By Empirical girl

      From Portland, ME

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bigger Bottle Pocket
      • No Key Strap

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

      Traded my LL Bean book bag for this pack. It holds just as much in a slimmer package. I miss the little strap for the keys. Otherwise great, lighter, and more sophisticated than my LL Bean bag. I can carry my laptop, iPad, kindle, and knitting with plenty of room for a jacket and work stuff.

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

      Another winner from Timbuk2

      By Traveler

      From North Carolina

      About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

        As a travelers backpack this an outstanding product. Highly recommend. The only improvement I would suggest would be a better strap on top that could work with a roll aboard.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great product for a great price!

        By Nick the photographer

        From new york, ny

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Wears Easily

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

        Overall, everything is great with the product. It's affordable for such a great product. My only issue was with a zipper that broke in the first couple weeks of use.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Second Timbuk2 in a row missing its key strap

        By Laika

        From DC

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

        I used to use Timbuktu bags all the time. Then they started missing things in construction, such as a key strap, which they insisted was an oversize and sent me a replacement that they said I could sew in. So I moved to other companies for a few years. And then I decided to do Timbukt2 again, and they sent me this one...with the clever but not useful bottle opener but without the key strap. Anyone who travels a lot knows how useful this, and I am sorry to see Timbik2's production process missing this again.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        my research paid off

        By City commuter

        From seattle

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Stylish
        • Works Well With Narrower

        Cons

        • Not Weatherproof

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

        I did a lot of research online to find the right backpack. I considered everything from a high-end luggage manufacturer to more commonly available outdoor manufacturer. I wanted something stylish, well-balanced, and comfortable. I looked for lots of storage and a pack that would fit well on my narrower shoulders. I found it all with this pack. You can't tell from the photos, but this thing has a lot of storage! I can carry all of my work-related gear and files, plus the contents normally found in my purse. Very comfortable! Two things I would like to see changed: a place to clip my keys and waterproof material, since I live in Seattle. This would make it 5 stars. Try it! You won't be sorry.

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

        Not my first Timbuk2. Certainly not my last.

        By hyr558

        From Fargo, ND / Phoenix, AZ / Boise, ID

        About Me: Commuter, Stylish, Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

        I shopped long and hard for a backpack that looked good, worked hard and held all my gear. After buying a number of packs, this comes closest to 'perfect.' The funny thing was, even though I had purchased (and used) a number of other bags and packs, I found this one while standing in line at Starbucks. I sought it out online and bought it. It's now my 'go to' pack for travel as it's roomy enough to carry all my electronics (gadget guy so I have a lot) and even a pair of pants, shirt and jacket. I'm extremely happy with this pack and it's versatility.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good build with a few missed opportunities.

        By Flyover Country

        From Boone County, Missouri

        About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Light Protection

          Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Laptop Backpack:

          Overall, good product. The padded laptop compartment did not work for me. My laptop was under dimension in all but thickness (1.3" vs 1.2")and would not fit by a long shot.

          Possible add-ons that would be nice: 1. Detachable strap for keys etc. that is inside organizer area (common in business bags). 2. Internal loop for attaching carabiner that I use for keys,etc. 3. ID holder on outside for travel luggage ID (common on business bags).

          Potential concerns: 1. Side handle strap, wonder if gussets will fail and eventually tear out, after all, a handle invites giving the bag a yank. 2. Concerned about zippers, historically, I've had better fortune with large tooth zippers, they last longer and seldom bind or seize (time will tell).

          Esthetic: It's a good looking bag. Stylish even. Hope the beer bottle opener works on a bottle of Stag.

          • 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

          TSA-compliant laptop access; send your bag through security without removing your devices

          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. Its TSA-compliant laptop access lets you breeze through security, strategically placed external pockets provide access to your phone and cards in tight quarters, and its styling won't betray 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.