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El Rio Laptop Backpack

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

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  • New Black - Rose Canvas
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  • Granite - Polyester Canvas
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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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OS 10.6 27.0 17.7 45.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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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 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 (24)

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El Rio Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (21)
  • Comfortable strap (19)
  • Lots of pockets and features (18)
  • Good protection (13)
  • Weather proof (4)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (5)
  • Not weatherproof (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (21)
  • Travel (15)
  • School (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (23), Stylish (17), Budget shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (17), Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (4)

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5.0

So happy with this backpack

By Amanda

From Philadelphia, PA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Light Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

    I use this bag commuting every day to work. I was starting to have problems with my back from carrying my laptop in a shoulder bag. Since I started using this backpack, all pain has gone away.

    There is tons of room and pockets and a good amount of cushioning to protect my laptop.

    I'm on the shorter side - 5'3" - and the backpack is a good size for me. The straps fit well and it's not too long.

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

    LOVE

    By j

    From san francisco

    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:

      i wanted a bag that i could commute to work with and still look good in a professional setting (i am a lawyer so needed something on the nice end); this bag is light, just the right size for a laptop, lunch and gym clothes, is fun and feminine but understated and durable. love it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      4.0

      Exactly what I was after.

      By AP

      From Tampa, FL

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      I was looking for a slim design laptop backpack that didn't look like I was going on a tactical mission, yet have a professional and feminine appeal. This bag is it! One note is that on the laptop finder, it said that the Dell E6420 would not fit in the bag, but I'm so glad I ordered it. IT FITS!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Super stylin' and mega rad

      By Jermessi

      From Las Cruces, NM

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bright Lining
      • Comfortable Strap
      • Stylish
      • Tough

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets
      • Not Weatherproof
      • Poor Bag Expansion
      • Poor Expansion

      Best Uses

      • Daily use
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      I used this to travel and to carry weightlifting shoes and it holds up really well. My main gripe with this backpack is that it doesn't really expand well when you fill it. It feels like you're really pulling the fabric on the sides whenever you put thinks in any compartment and the pockets seem a bit tight for fitting headphones or a phone or anything in them.

      That said, I really like the style of the bag and it can absolutely carry your stuff comfortably. The chest-strap is really great for when you load it up and I've definitely used the bottle opener enough times to pay for the bag itself.

      9/10, would buy again.

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

      Great bag

      By BN

      From New Orleans, LA

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        I really like this bag. It's small enough to look feminine, but big enough to carry essentials like a laptop, etc. I use it primarily for travel and have been very happy with it.

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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent, or so I think

        By jujuNelson

        From Cheboygan, MI

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Minister, Practical, Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Protection
        • Stylish
        • Trendy
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Key Strap Unsturdy
        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Work Trips

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        I actually haven't had the chance to use it yet, but I'm totally geeking out about being able to use it at the end of January on a work related trip & then again almost a week later on a personal vacation trip. I just ordered a wallet to go with it so that I may leave my backpack in the hotel room & take the essentials with me on a whim. It feel really comfortable & a good size for my small body (not even 5' tall).

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

        Surprisingly good backpack

        By Princess Mommy

        From Manhattan Beach, CA

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Work

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        I chose this backpack because it looked more feminine than the other backpacks, and I love the cobalt blue color. I needed a backpack that would accommodate my 15" MacBook Pro, which it does securely with great padding. I also like how comfortable it is even witha heavy load. It is surprisingly roomy without the over stuffed look. The only downside is I wished it had more organizational pockets - for pens etc. Also the easy access zip pocket is oriented sideways, and I'm always worried my pen or lip gloss will rollout when I open it. I do like the magnetic closure for the front pocket. All in all a great purchase!!

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

        Beautiful backpack even for men

        By Pilou from Thenney

        From France

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Insufficient Padding
        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Light Protection
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        Very nice item and with a lot of pockets inside. The quality is top also. It would be very practical for a cycling person as I am, to have latteral external pockets for keys and cards. Please downward pockets which could be reached easily when wearing the backpack.

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

        Great backpack for commuting to work

        By Ceilidh

        From Boston, MA

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          I love this backpack. I shopped around like crazy looking for one that would work for commuting on the train daily. I love that it fits my 15" laptop no problem and has a ton of room for my lunch, tablet, and spare pair of shoes. I really love the magnet pocket and the hidden pocket in the front is great for headphones, lip balm, etc. On top of all this practicality, the backpack looks great and isn't bulky, although the gray color is a little darker than I expected, I actually prefer it to how the color looks on the website.

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

          Snazy Bag, Happy Back!

          By Jeanette G.

          From Chicago, IL

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel

            Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

            This was a great purchase! My back much happier with me now that I'm no longer leaning over with a shoulder bag during my commute. For being a more female geared backpack, I find that it has a lot of room, without the appearance of bulk. On an average day I have my work laptop, a notebook/binder, a tablet, a sweater, umbrella, chargers, a mouse and a water bottle. I never feel weighed down and I don't look like a kid coming home from high school with every book they own. It gives off a professional vibe along with being stylish. Definitely recommend.

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

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