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Q Laptop Backpack

Our top-selling TSA-friendly laptop backpack.

Starting at $99.00 $74.25 $99.00
Q Laptop Backpack Front
Selected Color Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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colors

  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
  • Ironside - Polyester
  • Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Nylon
  • Martini Olive Surf Stripe - Nylon
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Diablo - Nylon
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  • laptop
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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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How to Calculate True Dimensions

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  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
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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 (35)

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Q Laptop Backpack
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable strap (31)
  • Stylish (30)
  • Lots of pockets and features (29)
  • Good protection (20)
  • Rugged (20)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (30)
  • Travel (29)
  • School (14)
  • Light protection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (28), Stylish (19), High-end shopper (7), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (19), Business (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

Reviewed by 36 customers

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5.0

Need more cargo room, but everything else is taken cared of!

By room_doom

From Los Angeles, CA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not Weatherproof

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • School
  • Travel

Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

As an everyday cyclist and frequent traveler, I was looking for a do-it all bag. Groceries, weekender, stylish office bag. I was hesitant at first by the 26 L cargo room, as I was looking more into the 30-35 L range, but I got a chance to see the bag in my hands at the Venice location in LA and was pretty much sold.

Solid 6 weeks of use:

For the everyday, it has all the pockets I need for the office (basically my laptop), bike necessities (bike lights, lock), and a bunch of random things (books, comb, phone charger, etc). Enough cargo room for a change of clothes, lunch and swim gear (lap swim 3x a week).

For the weekender/ light traveler, perfect for me. It's been on planes, buses, and metro rails. Take out the swim gear mentioned above and I've got another set of clothes plus a little extra.

For the groceries, instead of one trip I've adapted my bike/bus schedule to make two small trips within a week. not a bad compromise considering how much this bag has done for me so far.

Great stylish bag with an added bonus Memorial Day Weekend discount. Thanks Timbuk2!

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

Best backpack ever!

By Katie with the Mary Poppins Bag

From Los Angeles, CA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

    I've had this bag for a few weeks now and have commuted and traveled with it. I was inspired so buy it for an upcoming trip and it lived up to my expectations! The amount of pockets is great! It made life so much easier to know exactly where my chargers were (the special padded pocket on the front), sunglasses (top padded pocket), iPad (padded sleeve in the computer compartment, and still have room for carry-on toiletries (organizer pocket) and a sweatshirt and pillow (big main compartment)! It was super comfortable and still small enough to fit on it's side so that I had more leg room on my flight.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Ideal for business folks who prefer a backpack

    By bakerhood

    From Seattle, WA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Great Look For Business
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

      A stylish but professional option for business travelers who prefer (or require) a backpack over a messenger or briefcase style. It has great structure to it, when it's off your back, you can use the side grab handle to carry like a briefcase. It's not very deep, but it's well structured and holds all my essential gear; iPad Air, MacBook Air, bag of adapters and peripherals, Beats headphones (in case), scarf and light fleece, assorted business items, pack of gum, ibuprofen. The bottom power brick compartment is nice for go-to items, little zipper stash pocket on top is nice for pair of sunglasses or just stashing phone and keys/wallet while going through airport security. Three possible downsides for some, but not for me: (1) The compartments don't fully unzip, as the "TSA-friendly" trend of backpacks and messengers do. That said, it's not difficult to access items, just noting it since many other bags' compartments fully unzip. (2) There's no key lanyard, but there is an interior tag that I looped a caribiner through and it serves the purpose perfectly. (3) There's no handle pass-through strap for luggage, but I cinch the shoulder straps, clip the sternum strap and use the side grab handle to set it on top of my roller bag. A simple pass-through strap would make this bag just about perfect, but my method does suffice and it looks like a briefcase/messenger sitting on my luggage.

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

      Well done.

      By J

      From Mahwah,NJ

      About Me: High-End Shopper

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

        Great bag. Love the space and style

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

        Highly recommended!!!

        By frank

        From finland

        About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Travel

          Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

          TSA friendly, right size and cool! :-)

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

          Upgraded from an old Q laptop bag and still love it!

          By BEK

          From NYC

          About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Light Protection

            Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

            As I am an NYC commuter by both subway and bicycle, I prefer a bag that is slim and I cannot overload it. This bag I find has enough room for the essentials without being so large that it either hurts my back on a long ride or takes up too much space on a crowded subway train. I had a Q bag before and honestly really needed a water bottle pocket, so it was absolutely worth the upgrade in my book.

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

            A Fanastic Backpack

            By Nick

            From Boston, MA

            About Me: Practical, Stylish

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not Weatherproof

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel

            Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

            I use this backpack like a briefcase. It is very efficient for everyday use, and definitely comfortable to wear. My favorite features are all the small organizing pockets. A well built bag!

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

            It's a pretty good bag. Could use a couple improvements.

            By Nick name

            From New Yowak

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Flimsy Top Handle

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel

            Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

            It's definitely a nice and very functional bag. The pockets are great. My only complaints are: 1) the strap/handle on the top is pretty flimsy for (what could be) a heavy bag. – other bags have larger, more solid handles centered on the top of the bag.
            2) the laptop sleeve being on the side of the bag looks nice but it can be a pain. If the bag is full and you take out your laptop, putting it back in can be tough, specifically on a place. – It would be nice if you can load it directly from the top and just slide it in.

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

            great product

            By Heike

            From Australia

            About Me: Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Travel

              Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

              Like the look, it's for my next overseas trip

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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Falls short in design and protection compared to previous

              By Jason, Designer/Developer/Freelancer

              From New York

              About Me: Commuter, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Lots Of Pockets And Features
              • Rugged
              • Weatherproof

              Cons

              • Insufficient Padding
              • Ugly

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Travel

              Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

              I used to have previous Q backpacks and I believe I purchased this new design in Aug 2014 close to when it was first released. Unfortunately this is the first Timbuk2 product I haven't liked at all and there's 2 reasons:

              1. The bag is ugly when it's on your back. The previous Q has a unique taper to the back/top so when you wore the bag it still tapered towards your body so the bag actually looked sleek and stylish. This new design tapers away from your body creating an incredibly awkward looking bag that's simply ugly. See my photos where I tried to recreate how it looks.

              2. The padding is AWFUL on the bottom side of the bag and it WILL make your laptop literally slam against concrete and hard surfaces if you're not careful. Timbuk2 has put great padding on the front and rear of the pocket, but the bottom side is not padded and relies on fabric to "catch" the laptop and suspend it. After a few months of commuting the laptop will literally just stretch the fabric to the point where it will hit the ground. I guess Timbuk2 wanted to create a padding scenario like this --> |-| but after it wears in it feels like this --> |_|

              Overall, this bag isn't what it used to be and I would look for something else if style and protection is your thing.

              Sorry Timbuk2.

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

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