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El Rio Laptop Backpack

A women's backpack with feminine patterning so you can rock it in a skirt.

El Rio Laptop Backpack Front
Selected Color Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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colors

  • Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Polyester Canvas
  • Cobalt Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill

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Style # 459-3-2226
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Features

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What are the features?

Organization

Front slip pocket for easy access to phone or keys

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

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

Secure zip pocket for cables, earbuds, stylus, cards, cash, etc.

Fit

Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

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

Designed for a women's specific torso fit

Removable sternum strap

Clever Extras

Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

In-pocket key keeper

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Materials

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

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

Finally, a full-sized backpack designed to fit women and all the stuff we carry to and from the office. Large enough to carry your laptop, lunch, and long coat, but small enough to feel yourself in stylish post-work meet-up, the El Rio is the stylish city girl's new go-to. Designed to fit a woman's body, the straps have a more narrow fit than Timbuk2's unisex packs, and the back panel is similarly designed to suit a female torsos. Zippered pockets provide easy but secure access where you need it, and a stretchy water bottle pocket helps keep you hydrated and relaxed.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 11.2 28.5 12.4 31.5 18.3 46.5 6.5 16.5 1.9 0.8 1,648 27.0

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Size Width True Width Height True Height
  in cm in cm
OS 10.6 27.0 17.7 45.0 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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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El Rio Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (7)
  • Stylish (7)
  • Comfortable strap (5)
  • Good protection (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (7)
    • Travel (4)
    • School (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (7), Stylish (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5), Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Great backpack!

    By Ginger Ale

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Weatherproof

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    I happened to open the package containing the backpack while a colleague was nearby and she immediately complimented the look (I bought the gray/pink one). Meanwhile I've already received other compliments on it. So definitely five stars in style.

    As far as comfort, this is a HUGE upgrade to my previous backpack. The back is well structured and padded, and the straps are very comfortable. I didn't even consider that backpacks could be tailored for women, but now I know the difference!

    The size is perfect, two large divisions, and I love the magnetic close in the front for easy access to items. I would have preferred another mesh side, but that's OK.

    Overall, highly recommended!

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

    Designed to fit

    By Globe trotter

    From Wilmington, NC

    About Me: Business traveler, Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Lots of room
    • Magnetic Front Closure
    • Water Bottle Storage

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    There is way more room than I was expecting which is a bonus!
    Lots of internal pockets to hold all those things that usually end up lost underneath everything else.
    The water bottle holder easily doubles up for an umbrella which came to good use on my recent trip back to England.
    I am petite and found the straps to easily adjust to make a good fit. Great padding for my back and shoulders too
    It's well made, and definitely worth the money - I wouldn't be surprised if this one outlasts my previous backpack (different make) which hung on for 10+ years! It's used daily for work and also international travel so its not sitting pretty in a closet somewhere - its sitting pretty on my back and being admired!

    For a picky person like me this has definitely exceeded my expectations.

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

    Love this bag!

    By Amy

    From Chicago, IL

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      This is a great bag for commuting. Very lightweight yet bigger than it looks so you can still fit tons inside.

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

      Great college backpack!

      By JJ

      From Boston, MA

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Magnetic Ipad Pocket
      • Perfect For College
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        Very stylish and the perfect amount of pockets for everything you would need!

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

        wonderful backpack

        By Pat Khunachak

        From Washington, DC

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Perfect size
        • Rugged
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School
          • Work

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          Couldn't be happier with purchase

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

          I LOVE this backpack

          By JB

          From Wisconsin

          About Me: Athletic, Petite, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fits Under Airplane Seats
          • lightweight
          • Not Bigger Than Me
          • Rugged
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • More Internal Pockets Plz

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          I bought this for traveling to conferences with my 15" Lenovo ThinkPad, iPad Mini, phone, all the chargers related to those, books, notebooks, snacks, and a change of clothes. It worked beautifully. It weighs less than half of my old backpack. It fit under the seat ahead of me on planes. I love the external magentized pocket. Oh, and it looks good.

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

          Totally cool!

          By Lindsay the ice-cream queen

          From Boulder, Colorado

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Protection
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Organization
          • Polka Dots
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Young Looking

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Laptop And Ipad
          • Work With Many Papers

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          I use this backpack to hold my laptop, iPad, sunglasses, phone, pens, and many papers. My girlfriend purchased this bag for me because of its pockets and ease of organization. I love it. The only con is that I feel like I should be a 15 year old skater dude rather than a 36 year old entrepreneur. However, I'm getting over that real quick!

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

          Great backpack!

          By MPM

          From Washington, DC

          About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Construction
          • Light weight
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Weatherproof

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          I work in the DC area so I needed a new backpack that could handle my lunch, a change of shoes, and umbrella (because you never know in DC), my work laptop, and anything other item I might need. This backpack was perfect. I friend tipped me off about Timbuk2 and I am so glad he did. I always complained the backpack straps weren't designed for women. This backpack ACTUALLY fits my frame and it is so comfortable to wear. It is also breathable so your back will be saved from getting sweaty (which is important when you walk a few miles to work every day).

          I highly recommend this bag for anyone who commutes and needs a sturdy, well made and comfortable bag!

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

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