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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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Selected Color Granite - Polyester Canvas
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  • Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Polyester Canvas
  • Cobalt Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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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Reviews (15)

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El Rio Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (14)
  • Stylish (13)
  • Comfortable strap (11)
  • Good protection (8)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

  • Not weatherproof (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (14)
  • Travel (9)
  • School (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (14), Stylish (10), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (11), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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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
     
    5.0

    Useful & Trendy

    By Motherboard

    From Seoul, Korea

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

      This is my daily bag. With seven kids and the last one in diapers I will no long look less put together. I buy a bag 1/5 years. This has everything I was looking for.

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

      Great bag for business travel

      By Sheryl B

      From New Hampshire

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Professional Appearance
      • Room For Laptop Supplies
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

        I was looking for an easy way to carry my laptop and supplies on weekly business flights. I've had this bag close to a month and it fits the bill. There is room for my laptop, and although it's not TSA compliant, it is easy to pull in and out at security. I also wanted something different from the traditional black nylon backpack and I love the looks of this bag - Grey twill exterior and purple polka dots inside..

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

        Fit for petite frames

        By sleepinlim

        From Orange County, CA

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School

          Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

          I've been leisurely looking for a new laptop backpack for awhile now. This one caught my eye because of the smaller fit specifically for women (hot pink polka dot inside too). Most backpacks hang way to low for my petite frame. This one fits great!. It has plenty of pockets for my devices as well as files, papers, planner etc. My only wish is that the color was lighter like the one pictured on the website. I thought it would be a light gray with a tweed look for a more stylish look. It's a medium to dark gray with no tweed look. However, very functional and hoping it'll last over 20 years as stated.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome backpack

          By Beth

          From Boulder, CO

          About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Great quality
          • Holds Alot
          • Laptop Pocket
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

            This pack fits my laptop in its own secure pocket. Love the ton of pockets!! I've fit a complete change of clothes, heels, Northface tri-climate jacket, laptop, notebook, wallet/purse stuff, and lunch box stuff in the bag all at one time and it still zipped!

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautifully designed and lightweight

            By GingerFrank

            From Seattle, WA

            About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Professional, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not Weatherproof

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

            This is my 3rd Timbuk2 and it's a departure from my others as they were messenger bags. I love the fit, style and comfort of this bag. It's much lighter than my previous bags and so comfortable that I barely notice it-even when it's filled with my laptop, kindle, phone, files, wallet, etc. I have the carbon twill and have received numerous compliments on it. I love the pink and white polka-dot interior - it gives the bag a bit of a feminine touch. I commute for work and this bag allows me to keep everything I need in a neat package and has enough pockets to keep me organized. I also love that even though it's a backpack style bag, it still has a professional look. The magnetic closure is strong and keeps my kindle safely stowed but easy to access and the little zipper pocket is perfect for my work badge, keys and phone. Timbuk2 hit this one out of the park. The only drawback is that it's not waterproof, and living in Seattle, that's a bit of an issue. I sprayed it with waterproofing spray and I hope that will help throughout our rainy season. Other than that one issue, it's fantastic. Beautiful design, amazing function and perfect for work, school or travel.

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

            Professional-looking laptop backpack

            By worker bee

            From San Jose, CA

            About Me: Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not Weatherproof

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School

            Comments about El Rio Laptop Backpack:

            I use this backpack for a daily train commute to work. I typically carry a small laptop, paperwork, computer accessories, a lunch, and a water bottle. There's plenty of room for these items without the bag being too big. I really like the styling and color of this bag. It looks professional enough to take to meetings, but is still comfortable and easy to carry. The interior panel, key chain, and phone pocket are very convenient. The material doesn't seem waterproof, but I haven't tested it.

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

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