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Core Laptop Briefcase

A sleek yet sizable briefcase for workday essentials.

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  • tsa
  • laptop
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

Features

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Rear slip pocket for easy access to docs, folders or magazines

Fit

Coordinating Strap Pad included

Padded top grab handle for briefcase carry

Removable shoulder strap enables you to wear it like messenger or briefcase

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

Clever Extras

Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Weather tight front flap keeps iPad, gadgets, and accessories secure and dry

Materials

Anodized aluminum hardware for sophisticated look and quiet entry and exit

Weatherproof boot for unexpected puddles

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?

Smaller and more structured than a classic messenger, more relaxed than a standard issue briefcase, the Core works with denim and a blazer and dress shoes if you must. The Core's sleek exterior disguises its big functionality; a weather-tight flap and fuzzy liner keep your tablet and laptop safe and multiple internal organizer pockets keep you on point. A removable shoulder strap and luggage attachment strap lighten a heavy load but you may choose to go old school and carry the Core by its grab handle.

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
M 16.1 41.0 12.2 31.0 3.9 10.0 2.0 0.9 610 10.0

Will Your Laptop Fit?

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How to Calculate True Dimensions

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  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
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Size Width True Width Height True Height Depth
  in cm in cm in cm
M 15.4 39.0 11.8 30.0 2.4 6.0 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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (17)

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Core Laptop Briefcase
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (15)
  • Attractive (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Adequate capacity (13)
  • Well organized inside (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily commuting (15)
    • Staying organized (10)
    • Important documents (7)
    • Travel (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (11), Classic dresser (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (14), Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Trend setter

    By Hoey

    From London, UK

    About Me: Casual Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adequate Capacity
    • Attractive Design
    • Lightweight
    • Not Best For The Bike
    • Quality Construction
    • Secure Design
    • Well Organized Inside

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Personal Use
      • Daily Commuting
      • Important Documents
      • Staying Organized
      • Traveling

      Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

      I have always been a fan of Timbuk2 bag and this one is no different. This bag has been a real workhorse work and for personal use although the only con is that not fully idea for the bike, but then hey you can get a messenger bag.

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

      Excellent, Professional Bag

      By Jason L.

      From Brooklyn, NY

      About Me: Casual Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adequate Capacity
      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Construction
      • Secure Design
      • Well Organized Inside

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Commuting
        • Important Documents
        • Staying Organized
        • Traveling

        Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

        I own many kinds of messenger style/one strap, across the body bags -- For biking, traveling, hiking, and for work. I can be picky about them, and tell you what I like/don't like about each one. (I still use my original biking Timbuk2 messenger, which I bought nearly twenty years ago.)

        For work, this bag is excellent. It's simply styled, black, professional looking, lots of pockets and room inside, magnetic closures for the outside/front plus a slide clip if needed. It can be slid onto a rolling bag for travel usage, with a strap on the back specifically for this.

        The only complaint I have is that the zipper pulls jingle noticeably sometimes (I will likely just replace them with softer/non-metallic ones). Other than that, professionally speaking, this bag may be as good as you'll find.

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

        I would definitely buy this product agai

        By Teri the Laptop Attorney

        From Western Pennsylvania

        About Me: Casual Dresser

        Pros

        • Adequate Capacity
        • Attractive Design
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Commuting
          • Important Documents
          • Staying Organized

          Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

          I am an attorney and have been looking for a lightweight, stylish briefcase to carry files AND my laptop. This case surpasses my expectations. I would definitely buy it again or recommend it to a friend.

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

          Just Right!

          By Tony

          From New York City, NY

          About Me: Classic Dresser

          Pros

          • Adequate Capacity
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Looking
          • Quality Construction
          • Secure Design
          • Well Organized Inside

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Commuting
            • Staying Organized

            Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

            Nice design. Not to formal, but serious looking with storage that makes since.

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

            Too large

            By Quan

            From DE

            About Me: Casual Dresser

            Pros

            • Quality Construction
            • Well Organized Inside

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

                to large

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

                All that and a bag of computer chips

                By Coder4Life

                From Cleveland, OH

                About Me: Casual Dresser

                Pros

                • Adequate Capacity
                • Attractive Design
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Secure Design
                • Well Organized Inside

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Commuting
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

                  I love the material. Extremely durable and lightweight. I use it everyday and feel like the makers already knew everything I would need in a bag. Great shoulder strap and absolutely love the think handle for the briefcase.

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

                  Hubby loves it!

                  By CodeMonkey

                  From San Jose, CA

                  About Me: Casual Dresser

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Capacity
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Secure Design
                  • Well Organized Inside

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Commuting
                    • Important Documents
                    • Staying Organized
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

                    I bought this bag for my husband to replace a well-worn Tumi Alpha messenger bag. This bag is light and very well organized, and much better suited to his new job (cool, not stuffy).

                    The laptop pocket fits a 15" MBP with room to spare, the front flap pockets are perfect for a charger (with the 3-prong extension cable) on one side, and "the essentials" on the other (a bag of cough drops, full size deodorant, emergency toothbrush, etc). In the main compartment, there is a slip pocket big enough for a tablet (iPad in case) or a composition notebook, another slip pocket big enough for his checkbook and a pen, and another slip pocket to keep papers organized. Finally, there's yet another long slip pocket on the exterior back (perfect for magazines and quick grab items) AND a pass through to go over the handle.

                    My only quibble is that the metal buckle in the front is kind of useless, flaps if you don't secure it, and might scratch if you rub up against something. Having recognized this and warned him, however, it should be ok.

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

                    Organized and Accessible

                    By NashSass

                    From Nashville, TN

                    About Me: Casual Dresser

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Adequate Capacity
                    • Attractive Design
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Secure Design
                    • Well Organized Inside

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Commuting
                      • Staying Organized
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

                      I use this product to carry my laptop to and from work. Besides the ease at which you can get to the the laptop I love the amount of pockets for organization. There are places for your pens/pencils ect. in the front, notebooks/work documents in the middle and plenty of space for a 15in laptop in the padding in the back.

                      I love to be organized so that I am not wasting time searching and this bag makes it possible. Everything you need can have a spot for easy access.

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

                      Great Bag

                      By Scott

                      From Amarillo, TX

                      About Me: Casual Dresser

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Adequate Capacity
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Well Organized Inside

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Commuting
                        • Staying Organized

                        Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

                        This bag has room for my MacBook Pro 15, all the accessories I need to carry and a generous number of files for the projects I am currently working on. I like that it is a little less casual than a messenger bag. Probably not the best bag for frequent flyers, as the computer must come out, but I don't fly with my MacBook that often.

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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great every day briefcase

                        By Mike

                        From New York, NY

                        About Me: Classic Dresser

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Construction
                        • Well Organized Inside

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Commuting
                          • Important Documents
                          • Staying Organized

                          Comments about Core Laptop Briefcase:

                          I've been looking for the perfect soft sided briefcase for work for years, and this one definitely fits the bill, for me at least. There's plenty of pockets for organization, and it's a good size. It looks great too.

                          My only complaint is that there's a velcro fastener on the back pocket, I would have really preferred another magnet there.

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

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