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Parkside Laptop Backpack

Style # 384-3-1043

A dressed up travel-friendly backpack with laptop protection.

$69
81 Reviews

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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 a 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Parkside Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (68)
  • Comfortable strap (56)
  • Lots of pockets and features (46)
  • Good protection (36)
  • Rugged (24)

Cons

  • Insufficient padding (14)
  • Not enough pockets (13)
  • Not weatherproof (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (56)
  • Travel (37)
  • School (34)
  • Light protection (26)
  • Heavy duty protection (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (62), Stylish (42), Budget shopper (26), High-end shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (50), Business (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68), Yes (11)

Reviewed by 82 customers

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3.0

Quality, value, and close to just right.

By Ross Wellington

From Manhattan

About Me: Highly-particular Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

  • Fastenable Inner Pockets
  • Strap Padding Too Short

Best Uses

  • Carry-on

Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

Carry-on travel bag, including some FX camera gear.

 
5.0

Really like it

By Pvbinct

From Fairfield ct

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Rugged
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

I just down sized to this and love the efficiency of the bag. Works great for travel

 
5.0

Easily the "cat's pajamas" of backpacks!

By B-Dubbs

From Arizona

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Chick-magnet
  • Comfortable Strap
  • Fly
  • Good Protection
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Rugged
  • Stylish
  • Weatherproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • School

    Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

    Everyday use around campus. Supports and protects laptop.

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

    Stylish!!!

    By lin

    From hanover, nh

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Great Style
    • Rugged
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • Light Protection
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

      Love the stylish look. So practical and durable.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not the Timbuk2 I remember

      By Thrtech

      From Columbus, OH

      About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Insufficient Padding
      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

      I purchased the Carbon and Molasses color and the carbon is clearly tinted green, not the gray shown in the photos. I got this bag because my last timbuk2 bag was amazing but I needed something professional looking. This serves the purpose but it wasn't the color described and doesn't have the weather proofing that I love in most Timbuk2 bags.

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

      Perfect airline "personal" item

      By Barnes

      From northern MN

      About Me: Adventure Traveler, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

          The laptop backpack's small size qualifies it as an airline "personal" item meaning it will fit under a seat (allowing me to bring on my suitcase for the overhead compartment). There is ample room inside to carry my laptop and my micro 4/3 camera (with an extra lens) in a camera case. On the airplane I have convenient access to my laptop, iPad, and iPhone. At my destination I can take my camera gear and leave the backpack in my room. When I wear my backpack shopping, it is thin enough so that I don't have to worry about bumping into a retail display behind me. Last, but not least, the overall size is perfect because I can't overload it.

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

          love it

          By peacemaker

          From CS

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

            Everything i expected and wanted.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome bag for every day use

            By Gabby O.

            From Philadelphia, PA

            About Me: Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Stylish
            • Water Resistant

            Cons

            • Not Many Pockets
            • Not Totally Water Proof

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

            I love this bag. It's professional enough to bring to the office and durable enough to carry every day. I use this for my daily commute to work and also for school. I like this bag because it's comfortable to wear and fits everything I need- laptop, notebook, textbook, umbrella, packed lunch, etc. However, if you have multiple (large) textbooks to carry around with your laptop I would go for a bigger bag.

            Also important to note: this bag functions wonderfully in the rain & will keep your things dry for the most part, but it is NOT waterproof so be sure to carry an umbrella with you.

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

            Awesome Backpack, perfect for commuting or a day trip.

            By The City Guy

            From New York City

            About Me: Casual, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Slim Profile
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not Weatherproof

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Light Travel
            • School

            Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

            So my normal use cases are commuting or a light day trip bag. It has a excellent amount of pockets. Two front ones are perfect for commuter items or any quick access needs like kindle, headphones, keys, phone etc. two big top zip sections are great for laptop, cables, electronics, change of clothes.
            I love that even with a laptop, a change of clothes, laptop cables, phone cables, kindle, battery pack, and some other stuff it still keeps a slim profile even without any straps.

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

            Great design - needs the sternum strap

            By Andy

            From Washington, DC

            About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Materials
            • Great Design
            • Roomy
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Insufficient Padding
            • Lack Of Sternum Strap
            • Stiff Straps
            • Zippers Snag

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

            The Parkside backpack is a great all-around daily use or weekend adventure backpack. It looks great, has plenty of space for a laptop, books, cameras, various power cords and notebooks that one might need on a daily basis. It appears to be pretty compact but can actually fit quite a bit of stuff. The smaller front pockets are well placed and the side pouch accommodate most water bottles.

            I do, however, recommend trying on one in a store before purchasing or just include the timbuk2 sternum strap accessory ($5, sold separately) with your order. I have broader shoulders and the straps are pretty stiff and unforgiving. My bag arrived right before a weekend of walking throughout New York City and the front portion of my left shoulder (deltoid?) took a beating after a few hours wearing this backpack. I just hacked together a temporary sternum strap and the bag is much more comfortable.

            I would give this bag a 5Star rating if it was sold with the must-have sternum strap.

            The zippers seem to catch quite a bit too but I assume they will break in over time.

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

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            Organization

            Front zip pocket for small bits

            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

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

            Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

            Clever Extras

            Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

            On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

            Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

            Materials

            Custom Timbuk2 print liner

            Origin

            Imported

            Laptop/Tablet

            Internal slip pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

            What's this all about?

            The Parkside is dressed up but not fussy. Its clever pocketing provides a place for all your phone, cards, keys and its padded laptop sleeves carries up to a 15" MacBook Pro. Its roomy main compartment can accommodate layers and a pair of shoes, and its external water bottle pocket doubles as a u-lock holder for days you get to ride.

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