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Q Laptop Backpack

Our top-selling TSA-friendly laptop backpack.

Starting at $99.00 $99.00 $99.00
Q Laptop Backpack Front
Selected Color Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
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  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Nylon
  • Diablo - Nylon
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What are the features?

Organization

Front zip pocket for small bits

Large main compartment for books, jacket, and other carry-on essentials

Secure zip pocket for cables, earbuds, stylus, cards, cash, etc.

Smart power brick pocket remembers where your cords are so you don't have to

Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

Fit

Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

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

TSA-friendly laptop access; grab your laptop without taking off your bag

Clever Extras

Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Reinforced grab handles on all sides for and easy heave ho

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

Custom Timbuk2 print liner

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Fully padded laptop compartment lined with quilted tricot fabric; soft yet secure (fits up to 17" Macbook)

Padded front pocket offers protection for iPad mini or other small electronics

What's this all about?

Loved by students and office warriors, the Q is a mid-sized backpack with laptop & iPad protection and organization for all the gear that entails. The front panel unzips to reveal a command center - full of places for pens, cords, cards, and keys. A bottom zip pocket provides a perfect place to stash the dreaded power brick, and a roomy internal pocket provides ample room for a sweater, headphones, or change of shoes. Finally, the Q's legitimately comfortably straps and ventilated back panel will keep you looking fresh and ready to rock, even when you'd rather be retired.

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 11.8 30.0 18.9 48.0 5.1 13.0 2.3 1.0 1,587 26.0

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  in cm in cm in cm
OS 11.8 30.0 18.2 46.3 1.2 3.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

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 (21)

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Q Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (18)
  • Comfortable strap (17)
  • Lots of pockets and features (15)
  • Rugged (13)
  • Good protection (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (17)
    • Travel (15)
    • School (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (17), Stylish (10), Budget shopper (4), High-end shopper (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (11), Personal (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    Love it

    By cartee

    From onaplane

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

      I travel ... a LOT. Need my passport, currencies, laptop, earbuds, cords, charger, manuscript notebook ... this laptop has a compact, stylish place to hold all of it. Amazing.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Good. It could be better.

      By World traveler

      From Seattle, wa

      About Me: High-End Shopper

      Pros

      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Rugged
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

        I just replaced my old Q with the new and was a bit disappointed that the new is a reverse of my old very well traveled Q. I carry my bag on my left shoulder and when going through airport security it was so nice to just roll the bag on my left shoulder and unzip the outer pocket for my passport etc. The new Q has some nice improvements but the reverse of the old very frustrated. I did emai support and all I could get was the new Q is very nice. Will be traveling with the new we will see how much I miss my log Q.

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

        Don't underestimate is compactness

        By California Student

        From San Francisco, CA

        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 Q Laptop Backpack:

          I'm a full-time student and I need a backpack that will get me to campus and beyond for all my student needs. Initially, I was worried it would be too small for my books, but fear not! Currently, my backpack holds 4 semi-fat folders with 4 corresponding notebooks, 2 one-inch binders, a small notebook planner, a novel, 2 calculators, pencil case, my phone and headphones, some meds, and obviously my 13-inch macbook pro and charger. If I really need to, I can fit another folder into the back compartment where my laptop is. Even though I put in a lot off of books and papers, the overall design of the backpack is very compact so it doesn't look like you have 50lbs. on your back. It's stylish and comfortable; I can't wait to take it with me for traveling!

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

          This is a great everyday bag!

          By Sam

          From Toronto

          About Me: Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Protection
          • Keeps It Shape
          • Lots Of Pockets And Features
          • Rugged
          • Slim
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Heavy Duty Protection

            Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

            This is my every day bag for gong to work. I carry a work laptop, 2 phones and all of the required chargers. This bag fits everything nicely and keeps its shape. A saggy laptop knapsack looks unprofessional - this one looks great.

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

            Excellent quality, perfect!

            By Jim the builder

            From Shropshire, UK

            About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Rugged
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not Enough Pockets

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Light Protection
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

            Use for office commuting. Excellent quality, does exactly what it says on the tin.

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

            Best backpack I've owned so far

            By James

            From Minnesota

            About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Overnight Bag
              • School
              • Weekend getaway

              Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

              So far this is the best backpack I've ordered from Timbuk2. I love the power brick pocket in the lower front of the bag. It's convenient and keeps the weight of the power brick at the bottom of the bag so it doesn't tip over. Also, if you're not a fan of cinch straps on the bottom of a backpack, this one doesn't have any.

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

              Great product, if just a bit too big

              By Limehen

              From Chicago, IL

              About Me: Professor, Subway Commuter

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Well-organized

              Cons

              • Enormous

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Travel

              Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

              I switched to this bag from a Timbuk2 medium laptop messenger to save my lower back (I got to the point where I couldn't carry a fully loaded bag across my shoulder, for my entire commute, without showing up to campus in pain). With the same load, this backpack is way more comfortable, and it's stylish enough that I don't feel like one of the students. Four weeks into the semester, I'm still really happy with it. That said, it is HUGE. My 13" laptop almost gets lost in the laptop compartment (and do enough people actually own 17" laptops that this needs to be possible on a standard-sized bag?). I'd love one more internal divider in the largest compartment, so I could keep files/folders and books separate, while I have yet to find a use for the small pocket on the very back (too small for books and papers, too flat for chargers or lunch--right now I carry my kindle there for easy access while commuting, but that's about it).

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

              Excellent

              By Silver Wolf

              From San Francisco, CA

              About Me: Student

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Student Usage

              Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

              I use my backpack primarily as any normal student and it excels with the battery charging pocket on the bottom part of the backpack. I love the layout of the backpack, enabling me to quickly organize everything I need for the day

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

              My New Favourite Bag

              By Alex D.

              From Edinburgh, UK

              About Me: Frequent Flyer, Phd Student, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Lots Of Pockets And Features
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Will Have To Test In Rain

              Best Uses

              • Carry-on
              • Commuting
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

              I am a Ph.D. student and my research involves media, so I am always toting around tons of stuff. Add to that that my time is split between the U.S. and the U.K. I see a lot of airports. I am also terrible at organisation, not so great when airport security sometimes requires everything with a wire/cord to be separated out. With this bag I carried a Macbook, iPad, iPhone, over-ear headphones, and a portable gaming device, and cords for all of these devices, along with notebooks, books, pens, pencils, keys, boarding passes, travel documents, extra underwear and a t-shirt, and odds and ends I ended up collecting along the way. I kept all of my cords in the power cord pocket, and while I still had to remove my laptop and iPad, it's a snap with a the designated pocket. It easily fits under the seat on the aircraft (even the small commuter jets). The smartphone pocket is great when I'm in meetings because I can pop it in there and always know where it is when the meeting is over. I have received many compliments on the bag in the three weeks I've had it. I've yet to test it in the Scottish weather but it's only a matter of time, and really, asking most bags to stand up to Scottish weather is asking a lot. My main worry when I bought the bag was that it would be smaller than my last bag, but actually it fits just a much, and because of the great organisation it distributes the weight better and saves me from digging until I can find what I'm looking for. I foresee a long and happy life together.

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

              Great commuter backpack, everything fits

              By Jenny

              From Cleveland Ohio

              About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Travel

                Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

                This backpack works great for traveling frequently and day to day commuting.

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

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