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Q Laptop Backpack

Style # 396-3-2001

Our top-selling TSA-friendly laptop backpack.

$99

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Selected Color Black - Nylon

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  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Nylon
  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
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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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle and New Balance shoes, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

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Q Laptop Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (58)
  • Stylish (58)
  • Comfortable strap (54)
  • Good protection (44)
  • Rugged (32)

Cons

  • Not weatherproof (8)
  • Not enough pockets (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (58)
  • Travel (44)
  • School (33)
  • Light protection (11)
  • Heavy duty protection (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (56), Stylish (33), Budget shopper (13), High-end shopper (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (38), Business (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 72 customers

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4.0

Almost perfect!

By Persnickity

From Dallas, TX

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Comfortable To Carry
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Plenty Of Space For A Day
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Insufficient Padding
  • Poor Pocket Design

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • School

Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

This is my first Timbuk2 non-messenger bag. I love the style and was surprised by the contrast stitching which wasn't visible in the photo online. The pack fits great and is comfortable to wear even when fully loaded. I only have 2 issues. Annoying: all the zippered interior pockets are tall and thin which make them useless for small things like nail clippers and USB drives. So, those all float together in the larger zippered interior pocket. Design fail: the bottom of the laptop pocket, which is nicely located, is NOT PADDED! Every time you set down the bag you can hear your laptop bounce off the floor. The tablet pocket is suspended, so I think I'll use that pocket instead even though it'll be a little more difficult to get the laptop in and out of the bag.

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

Great Design

By The MNR Commuter

From Wappingers Falls, NY

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Zipper Sticks

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

This is a well-designed backpack that holds its shape and keeps your contents in place. That sounds simple but this is the first time I've had such a backpack. I truly enjoy this backpack!

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

Perfectly organized, too warm for cyclists.

By Daniël

From Netherlands

About Me: Student

Pros

  • Easy Access
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Sufficient Padding
  • Very Organized

Cons

  • Main Compartment Is Small
  • Very Warm Padding

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • School

Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

Very organized backpack with lots of pockets to carry your stuff. Main compartment could be larger. Cyclists will find the padding to be too warm. Great build quality, sturdy pack.

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

Great Commuter Backpack

By KenC

From Columbia, MD

About Me: Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

    I'm a bus commuter and have a 0.7 mile walk to my destination (one-way). I replaced a typical "student" backpack that had too much capacity for my needs. My key product requirements were mid-size, nylon construction (instead of poly), lots of pockets/dividers, under 2.5 lbs, a padded laptop compartment (not a sleeve) that is separate from the main storage area, a product guarantee, and priced under $100. This backpack met all of those requirements. I usually carry a 15" laptop with power brick, a book for reading (which fits in the same pouch as the laptop), lunch, umbrella, and other small items. No issues fitting and organizing all that I carry. The fit is comfortable (I'm 6'3")If you carry a lot of books for school, this backpack may not have the capacity you need (although it does have some elasticity to expand). No negative comments, but one suggestion: make the water bottle pocket deeper to hold an umbrella (it has a tendency to come out).

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

    Great quality, comfort

    By Phoenix Black

    From Hong Kong

    About Me: Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Weatherproof

    Best Uses

    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

    Use this bag for travel and work, very comfort, many separate department to use.

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

    Definitely worth the purchase

    By Zach Attack

    From Indianapolis, IN

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Pros

    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light Protection
      • Office

      Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

      Had the bag for over a month now and received too many compliments to count! Lots of pockets to help keep me organized and easily find stuff on the go. Fashionable enough that I can use it in my personal life but elegant enough to wear it in a casual office setting. Great for flying or walking to work. The only slight drawback is the main compartment is a decent size but after a few books or a few clothes, its totally full.

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

      Great for school, if there's no textbooks

      By Mer

      From Lansdale, PA

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • School

      Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

      I use this bag for school, and it is nice as long as you don't have textbooks. If you have textbooks, it could get heavy against your back. If I could change anything on the bag it would be that the zipper on the laptop pocket doesn't open all the way, which makes it a tight fit if you have a tablet and a laptop in there at once. The main pocket holds all of my notebooks, and a few small textbooks. Everything does fit nicely in my bag aside from the whole laptop thing.

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

      Best gift I could have bought

      By Miss Moci

      From Barcelona, Spain

      Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

      I had the idea of a laptop backpack as birthday gift for my boyfriend. I did some research online and TIMBUK2 was one of the most recommended brands so I checked it out. The designs were by far the best ones I found. My boyfriend is super happy with the backpack. He uses it for work and also for weekend trips. It stores everything perfectly and is super comfy.

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

      so cool i bought 2

      By cobian

      From Los Angeles

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

          I use the product for school and its easy to store my items and find them. With all the items that i do put in the backpack the weight is properly distributed and does not feel heavy on my back. Awesome product

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

          Professional Alternative

          By Pablo48130

          From Michigan

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel

            Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

            In a sea of generic laptop backpacks its nice to find something with a bit of style that's still functional. While I often use a more outdoorsy backpack there are times when something a little more understated and professional is required and that's where the Q fits perfectly. Its a low profile pack that carries my laptop and my iPad close to the body without any added bulk. Yes. it will carry some other supplies but in the city I keep it slim. The fabrics and textures are great.

            On another note, its a big pack, by that I mean tall and wide. It swallows my 15" work laptop with plenty of room to spare and my 13" MacBook Pro looks absolutely tiny inside but I'm fine with that. Its a great bag for a professional on the go that doesn't want to blend in the masses of generic cheap black laptop bags.

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

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            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.