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Parkside Laptop Backpack

Style # 384-3-1043

A dressed up travel-friendly backpack with laptop protection.

$69

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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 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (60)
  • Comfortable strap (50)
  • Lots of pockets and features (43)
  • Good protection (32)
  • Weather proof (22)

Cons

  • Insufficient padding (13)
  • Not enough pockets (12)
  • Not weatherproof (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (50)
  • Travel (32)
  • School (29)
  • Light protection (25)
  • Heavy duty protection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (54), Stylish (37), Budget shopper (24), High-end shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (45), Business (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (61), Yes (11)

Reviewed by 73 customers

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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
 
5.0

Perfect bag

By John

From Amherst, MA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School

    Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

    Great bag, very happy with it. Most bags I've had were uncomfortable to wear with tank tops but this one is perfect.

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

    Parkside Laptop Backpack

    By Kelly

    From Illinois

    About Me: Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

      Taking computer and other things back and forth to work.

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

      Durable and Conveniently Sized

      By Traveler Ariana

      From Seattle, WA

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

      I've used this backpack daily as a college student and at my full-time job for the last nine months and it is amazing. Very durable, and does not show any signs of wear yet. I also took it on a three-week trip through Europe that required a lot of walking and I had it with me every day. It got pretty dirty but the dirt practically fell off the bag (no washing required) within the next few days. It is a great size, not to big or bulky but still has enough space to fit my laptop as well as a couple of books or some clothing. The bag is somewhat waterproof, with only some water seeping through the zipper portion after a ten-minute walk in the rain. This is an amazing product, I will be keeping it forever!

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

      Mid-sized backpack but not suitable for lots of stuff

      By Evan

      From Kansas City, MO

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Rugged
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Too Small For Stuff

      Best Uses

      • Light Protection
      • School

      Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

      This backpack is a great choice for school-aged kids but it cannot fit loads of stuff. Otherwise, it's a cleverly designed and made backpack that justifies the price tag.

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

      It's perfect!!!

      By Rudy

      From New York.

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

        It does everything well for what I use it for day to day. Perfect size, comfortable to carry.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Happy with size

        By coolarvey

        From Somerville, MA

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

        I use the bag for work, carrying my 12" laptop, a notebook and manuscripts. Enjoy the size of the bag - it is very slim and easy to carry day in, day out. Just wish the computer sleeve had some padding.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        So far, no one has created a backpack for New Yorkers....

        By Tax

        From NYC

        Pros

        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

          Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

          New Yorkers need a backpack for: 1 water bottle, 1 umbrella, 1 mobil phone, 1 Ipad, 1 laptop, keys, flash drives, pens, employee ID, medicine.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Practical and perfect in every way

          By 3rd Generation San Franciscan

          From San Francisco, CA

          About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Protection
          • Great Size
          • Spacious
          • Stylish
          • Weatherproof

          Cons

          • Limited Colors
          • No Strap
          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Travel

          Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

          I wanted a backpack that was light and small, but could fit my library books, a change of clothes for after work workouts, and my tablet. I love this backpack! It's just what I was looking for when I'm tripping around the city on foot or bike and also when traveling. As a petite woman, it fits me really well. I didn't want a backpack that would overwhelm my frame or my look. I wish that it had a few more pockets inside the first compartment, like a zippered slot inside or a key ring, but it's a basic pack. It definitely needs a front chest strap, which I'll have to purchase, but I would make that a required feature since it can get pull back on your back if it's too full. I think it's durable and I've worn it in the wind, rain, and drizzle. Thanks for making such a great backpack!

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

          Well Made

          By Steve

          From Greenville, South Carolina

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Rugged
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Could Be A Little Bigger
          • Insufficient Padding

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • If You Don't Carry Much
          • Light Protection

          Comments about Parkside Laptop Backpack:

          To carry my 15" Macbook Pro, a notebook, pens and small items to the library.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • 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.