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Ram Laptop Backpack

An any-which-way laptop messenger bag/backpack.

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Fit

Can be worn as a backpack or a messenger bag with tuck away backpack straps and a removable shoulder strap with ventilated strap pad

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

Removable shoulder strap enables you to wear it like messenger or briefcase

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

Clever Extras

Grab handle for easy lifting

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Laptop compartment fits up to 15" MacBook Pro as well as an iPad in a separate pocket

What's this all about?

Is it a back day or a shoulder day? This messenger bag/backpack hybrid welcomes your indecisiveness, with backpack straps that simply tuck out of site. No matter how you decide to carry it, your laptop will stay safe and sound in its slim padded compartment.

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
M 16.5 42.0 11.8 30.0 5.9 15.0 2.2 1.0 1,220 20.0

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M 15.7 40.0 11.4 29.0 2.0 5.0 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.

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Ram Laptop Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (42)
  • Great features (42)
  • Attractive (38)
  • Durable (36)
  • Lightweight (36)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (9)
  • Too small (4)
  • Poor quality (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (43)
  • Commuting (41)
  • Computer (40)
  • School (38)
  • Travel (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (40), Career (34), Modern (27), Comfort-oriented (23), Stylish (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (40), Personal (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63), Yes (5)

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5.0

Built for commuters

By Nate the commuter

From San Francisco, CA

About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Lots Of Pockets And Features
  • Lots of space
  • Stylish
  • Weatherproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

    I carry a 15 in mac (which is slightly heavy) along with a lunch box and tablet and I wanted the option to have a convertible messenger bag / backpack. To be honest, I would not have purchased this at the retail price. But when timbuk2 had a 50% sale, I jumped at the opportunity. Now, I can see why people would pay full price for this...
    The bag has a lot of space and is great for commuting. It also has a a lot of accessible compartments which is great for airline travel. As noted in other reviews, a bottle holder would have been awesome but is easily fixed by looking at some options on amazon.
    Most loved feature: The bag can be converted to a stylish and sturdy backpack in under 20 seconds. Great for the days when you have a tiring commute home.

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

    Multi-purpose

    By Scott the bike fisherman

    From Chicago, IL

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

          This bag was given to me as a college graduation present. I was dissapointed at first because it had all these fancy features but NO water bottle holder. I'm obsessed with always having water on my person. Well, I solved this problem by taking my camelbak water bladder and putting it in the front velcro/clip compartment. Fits perfect, and the open design of that front compartment lets the tube mouthpiece pop out perfectly, which then fits nicely tucked between the shoulder strap and the "secondary" shoulder strap (under bottle opener). Oh yea, it has a bottle opener, that's another great feature.

          Anyways after biking to fish all the time by strapping my tacklebox on a rear rack and wearing a camelbak, it dawned on me that I should just put my fishing gear in this bag with the water bladder. Now I seriously feel ready to adventure all the time with this thing. Not small like a camelbak, but not huge. The various pockets and compartments let me stay nice and organized. I also have many handles/straps to grab when I'm moving from spot to spot while fishing.

          The only downfall is that I cram so much stuff in it, it seems a bit small at times. This is not a fault of the bag, but more so my purposes. Just keep in mind this is not a bag with one huge central compartment for cramming everything.

          I can't comment on the messenger strap as I never use it... I'm a backpack guy, and this is perfect since it's like a hybrid backpack.

          If I hadn't gotten time with it, I'd be hesitant to spend $135 on a bag. But I would buy another in an instant if something ever happened to it (althought I think the warranty is lifetime?).

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

          A bit pricey but worth every penny!

          By John

          From Austin, TX

          About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Heavy Duty Protection
            • Travel

            Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

            I didn't have the luxury of being able to see/touch this bag before purchasing but when it arrived i was extremely happy - it looks like it's built to last forever, while still very practical and great looking. I had some shipping issues as well but Tb2's customer service was extremely friendly and helpful - i recommend Tb2 very highly!

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

            The Perfect Bag

            By lbrentg

            From Austin, TX

            About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

              This bag is PERFECT for grad students and/or business travelers. Its a backpack when you are running from the parking lot to class or through an airport. Its a messenger when are headed to a meeting. I've only had the bag a few days but I am in love. My search for the elusive 'perfect bag' has ended. Two small cons: it is missing the key hook/clasp and because it can be use as a backpack and messenger there is no external pocket/compartment for a water bottle (fits easily inside though).

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

              Great bag for work and school!

              By H the commuting student

              From NYC

              About Me: Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Not Enough Pockets
              • Not Weatherproof

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

              I'm a small 5'2 girl and I was initially worried when I ordered it that the bag would be too big or heavy for me. However, it was the only backpack/messenger that wasn't a Large that I could find at the time. I took a risk and I love my bag. I have 2 other timbuk2 messengers and they both had the same basic problem. They were not built for a small person that carries ALOT of things. I'm in medical school so in addition to my laptop, I also have a ton of papers and books. The other messengers would leave bruises on my shoulders and no matter the length of the strap it would either bump my butt all the time or eat into my back. This new bag solves that problem by being a backpack when I need it at school, but when I leave to go into the clinic I can wear it temporarily on my shoulder to look professional. Not to mention that the strap padding on this bag (messenger style) is great compared to my previous timbuk2 bags. It seemed stiff at first but I was surprised at how much more comfortable it was compared to my other bag while carrying the same load.

              The laptop carrying area is slightly padded, but since my laptop is 13" I can keep it in a second laptop sleeve so it's really well protected. There are plenty of pockets and I often forget where I put something.

              The only difficult thing is switching from messenger to backpack on the go. I live in NYC so if something can't happen with one swift motion then it's too slow. The pockets are most accessible in messenger mode due to the orientation of the bag, but I wear it most often in backpack mode so sometimes this can get hairy; like when you're on a long line for the ATM and you need to get in and out quick.

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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Does not get much better than this.

              By Rich

              From San Diego

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Size

              Best Uses

              • All

              Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

              Love the bag. It can hold up to a 17 dell laptop with a bit of room but not much. If you do use a larger laptop it makes stuff more into the bag a little more work. But I can fit my lunch, snacks, laptop, ipad, current school book, notebook, and all my supplies perfect. I could even put a sweatshirt or light jacket inside the flap and synch down if needed.
              I would like to see if they could put an external water holder on it and make it in other sizes. This size is perfect but I would like to have one 1-2 inches bigger and then I could use it was a weekend getaway bag.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly the bag that I wanted!

              By Rob

              From Shanghai, China

              About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Travel

                Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

                Great bag! I mostly use this for work and business travel. I had been using the classic messenger and Q laptop backpack and absolutely loved them! Now I'm able to have the best of both worlds with a bag that can be used as both a backpack and a messenger! When I was using a backpack, it didn't look "professional" enough but a messenger was never fully balanced on my shoulders. Now I'm able to switch between the two very quickly! So things that could be improved would maybe be a water bottle holder and perhaps a specifically designed pouch or zip for my laptop cords, etc (similar to the Q backpack). Overall, a fantastic bag! Lastly, the customer service has been outstanding as well. I received very prompt and professional response to all of my questions and received service that was above and beyond my expectations! Thank you so much!

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

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                not good enough ,messenger bags better

                By toni

                From barcelona, spain

                About Me: Modern, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Books
                  • Computer

                  Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

                  i think that u can improve something:
                  1. how to transform to backpack
                  2. the way to use like messenger ( try to use the same system as messenger bags)

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

                  An Awesome All Around Addition!!!

                  By Wild Bill the Computer Guy

                  From Pensacola, FL

                  About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Great Features
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Books
                    • Commuting
                    • Computer
                    • Office
                    • School

                    Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

                    If your looking for a good all purpose bag, this is it! I use all of the ways you carry it on a daily basis. It has replaces my backpack that was starting to fall apart. An excellent replacement I must say!

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

                    Excellent bag!

                    By Tony

                    From Arizona

                    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Great Features
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Strap Pad Is Meh

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Computer
                    • Office
                    • School

                    Comments about Ram Laptop Backpack:

                    Case is great. Replaced my timbuk2 control bag.

                    Roomy, lots of pockets and quality looks to be great

                    Strap pad is not that comfy and it does not slide easily to swing the bag from back to front. Front pockets are roomy, but somewhat tight to get in quickly.

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

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