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Q Laptop Backpack

Our top-selling TSA-friendly laptop backpack.

Starting at $99.00 $74.25 $99.00
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Selected Color Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
  • Ironside - Polyester
  • Black - Nylon
  • Canyon - Polyester Tweed
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Nylon
  • Diablo - Nylon
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
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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

Most Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of our products and 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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 (40)

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Q Laptop Backpack
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable strap (34)
  • Lots of pockets and features (33)
  • Stylish (33)
  • Good protection (24)
  • Rugged (23)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (34)
  • Travel (30)
  • School (17)
  • Light protection (5)
  • Heavy duty protection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (32), Stylish (20), Budget shopper (7), High-end shopper (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (22), Business (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

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5.0

Pretty Stoked

By Ad-Rock

From Philadelphia

About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection

    Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

    Needed a backpack to replace my messenger bag after it caused hip problems while bike riding to and from work. Since getting the Q, I've been caught in heavy rain twice. My computer, phone and cables (all in separate pockets) were completely protected from the water. It's also occasionally my grocery holder and has Tetris held a pretty good sized heap of food thanks to the pocket locations. Seriously pleased with my purchase. (Even got one for Husband.)

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

    Sweet School Backpack

    By Abhi

    From San Jose, CA

    About Me: Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Biking
      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • School

      Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

      This is a great backpack for school. The main compartment however is not very large if you have to carry around more than a couple textbooks

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

      One fatal flaw (for me)

      By a homie at college

      From PA

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Strap

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Light Protection
      • School

      Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

      Grey twill material is super stylish. Organization of the pockets is great...back padding is great. Capacity is just right.

      Only one problem - the shoulder straps are stiff. This is good for people with narrow shoulders or flat sloping trapezius muscles. For me, it digs into my traps even when basically empty. Makes the bag uncomfortable but not completely unbearable.

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

      Best backpack I've owned

      By Savage

      From Oakland

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Q Laptop Backpack:

        Really amazing. Plenty of room. Carried a gallon container, a 6 pack and my liter Nalgene with room to spare. No signes of ware and zippers seem solid

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

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