Leader Backpack

Style # 451-3-7755

The super-organized pack for getting your stuff from here to there.

$ 49 $ 99
28 Reviews

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

Reviews (28)

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Leader Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (26)
  • Comfortable (22)
  • Great features (21)
  • Durable (20)
  • Roomy (20)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (3)

Best Uses

  • School (28)
  • Computer (21)
  • Office (18)
  • Commuting (16)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (19), Career (15), Modern (11), Comfort-oriented (10), Stylish (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (14), Personal (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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4.0

Excellent Commuter & Travel Bag

By Danielle

From Tucson, AZ

About Me: Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Features
  • Roomy

Cons

  • Awkward Top Closure

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office
  • Travel

Comments about Leader Backpack:

I originally bought this as a commuter bag but am also using it as a travel bag. I love the side access to the main compartments and this is perfect for carrying my laptop, lunch and some workout clothes. I also like the top pocket for sunglasses/phone and the outside pocket works well for a wallet but an additional pocket for a charger would be nice. The water bottle holder is ok but it could be a little deeper. My only complaint is the top closure is awkward to open/close so I mostly use the side zippers. That said, I love the quality, design and functionality of this bag.

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

No hesitation!

By Rob

From Maryland

About Me: Career, Modern

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Leader Backpack:

    Coming back to buy again and again!

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

    Great design & functionality

    By sarita

    From Denver, CO

    About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Office
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Leader Backpack:

      I was a little hesitant to buy this backpack because I'm a pretty small human (5'3"). While it does look just a little big, I do have to carry a lot of stuff on a daily basis, so any backpack that would work for me probably would. Everything else about it is perfect! The computer pocket keeps your laptop off the ground, the inner front pocket is perfect for my external hard drive, USB drives, chapstick, headphones - all the little things. There are even pen pockets which is nice but I don't use them. There's a fleece-lined pocket on the top flap which is perfect for easy access to keys, sunglasses, etc.
      The side pocket fits my nalgene perfectly and snugly, and I plan on using the front loops to carabiner more water bottles and my hammock to for hikes in the summer.
      Overall, I'm impressed and more than happy! To top it all off, it's such good quality I probably won't need to worry about buying a new backpack for several years.

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

      Great bicycle commuter bag

      By Mike the Bike Commuter

      From Albuquerque, NM

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office

        Comments about Leader Backpack:

        Nice, stylish bag to hold books and papers going to and from work. Probably does a good job with a laptop, but I do not currently own one to try. Sometimes wish it was a little bigger, but overall a great little backpack.

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

        Great "Not a Diaper Bag" Diaper Bag

        By Meg the Mom-on-the-Go

        From San Francisco, CA

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Mom, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Great Features
        • Roomy

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stand Up

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Diaper Bag
        • School

        Comments about Leader Backpack:

        I use this primarily as a diaper bag/day bag. It's the perfect size to carry a small lunch for my toddler, snacks for both my children, diapers, wipes and a small bag of spare clothes, with plenty of space left over for my wallet, a book or ipad for me and my coffee or water bottle. I particularly love the side zips. It solves the problem of not being able to find my things (like my wallet, diapers or wipes) quickly. The exterior zip on top also perfect for my cell phone and sunglasses--easy access! It also looks great--like a regular grown up bag, instead of something designed for carting around kids. The only thing I don't like about it is that it won't stand up on it's own independently. When I set it on the floor, it automatically tips over.

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

        Professional & Lightweight Backpack

        By Melissa

        From Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me: Career

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Office

          Comments about Leader Backpack:

          I use this for work and get compliments on the design all the time. The backpack looks narrow, but is long with a lot of volume and easily holds everything I need.

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

          Great service!

          By Mary

          From Visalia, CA

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Leader Backpack:

              Purchased this gift for my daughter-in-law. Quick delivery before Christmas, backpack was perfect!

               
              5.0

              Just what I needed.

              By Heather the artist

              From Alabama

              About Me: Practical

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Books
                • Computer
                • School

                Comments about Leader Backpack:

                Holds a lot of books and a laptop and is comfortable-

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Backpack

                By Ally

                From Pasadena, CA

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Roomy

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • School

                Comments about Leader Backpack:

                I love this backpack! The only thing I would add would be one more small pocket inside the main compartment for a wallet or valuables. I don't like putting my wallet in the exposed front pocket. Other than that, this backpack is amazing, stylish and comfortable!

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                More than satisfied!

                By Lindsay

                From Michigan

                About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Great Features
                • Roomy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Books
                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office

                  Comments about Leader Backpack:

                  I bought this backpack after looking for something that would be professional enough to bring to work, and not make me look like a high school or college student anymore. I'm more than satisfied with this backpack! There was more room than expected, and it holds my laptop, books, notebooks, etc. perfectly. There are actually two side access zippers that I was pleasantly surprised by as well. One to access the laptop pocket and another to access the main compartment. So far, so great!

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

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                  Organization

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

                  Fit

                  Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

                  Clever Extras

                  On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

                  Reflective hits

                  Materials

                  Custom Timbuk2 print liner

                  Origin

                  Imported

                  Laptop/Tablet

                  Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

                  What's this all about?

                  Everything you need to keep moving forward. The Leader Backpack is for game changers who roll up their sleeves and get down to business. A ventilated back panel lets you arrive cool, calm and collected. Internal organizers hold pens, smartphones, and a 15" MacBook Pro securely. This exceptionally qualified bag looks as good in the office as it is comfortable on the way in.

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