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Showdown Laptop Backpack

This laptop backpack has fast-access gadget organization, inside and out.

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What are the features?

Organization

Faux fur lined front pockets, to keep your phone and igadgets safe

Stretchy external side pocket for u-lock or water bottle

Fit

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

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

Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

Clever Extras

Bottom compression straps for cinching

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

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?

So, you like to compartmentalize -- we don't judge. Instead we bring you this laptop backpack with multiple external pockets. Separate your gadgets from your peripherals, your wallet from your keys, your home life from your work life. Then use the side pockets to hold your U-lock and water bottle. Everything has its proper place.

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Volume
in cm in cm in cm cu in L
OS 11.0 28.0 18.9 48.0 7.9 20.0 1,343 22.0

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OS 11.4 29.0 17.3 44.0 5.1 13.0 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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Showdown Laptop Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (53)
  • Comfortable (53)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Great features (42)
  • Durable (29)

Cons

  • Too small (7)
  • Not enough pockets (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Computer (48)
  • Commuting (47)
  • School (36)
  • Office (35)
  • Travel (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (43), Comfort-oriented (31), Career (27), Modern (19), Stylish (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (37), Business (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), Yes (5)

Reviewed by 70 customers

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5.0

Love this bag!

By Ali

From Los Angeles

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • School

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    I've had this bag for almost a year now and in examining it for this review I promise it does not look a day old. I use it for school, so I use it almost every single day. In addition to quality and comfort, its just a beautiful bag, the material is amazing and ya you could tell I'm in love with this bag. This is my first Timbuk2 bag and now Timbuk2 is definitely my go-to company for bags in the future. Love you guys <3

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great design, but poor quality

    By Jess

    From Mountain View, CA

    About Me: Career

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    The backpack is great, and I really enjoy it, but the inside started becoming frayed about 6 months in and then before a year, the main zipper compartment broke. They replaced it, but I was still out 10 dollars for shipping it back.

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

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Front Pocket Design Fault

    By sinasera

    From hong kong

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Roomy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

        The design of the pockets is important for a backpack. I wasn't paying enough attention to it and I now suffering it.
        The vertical design of pockets for this bag limited the backpack. of it, and also making it hard to use. We usually put in wallet, cellphone, keys, and other miscellaneous stuff like boarding pass etc into the pockets, the vertical design makes it too narrow to put them in these things. Also I need to open it with care as I will be afraid of things falling out. It doesn't give me a peace of mind when opening it, and also when the zipper ages, will it slowly being opened without being noticed later on.....
        I bought this new bag to replace the queen one, as its zipper was broken. I should have bought a new queen instead. lol

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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        The outer compartment design failed

        By sinasera

        From hong kong

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

              The design of the pockets is important for a backpack. I wasn't paying enough attention to it and I now suffering it.

              The vertical design of pockets for this bag limited the backpack. of it, and also making it hard to use. We usually put in wallet, cellphone, keys, and other miscellaneous stuff like boarding pass etc into the pockets, the vertical design makes it too narrow to put them in these things. Also I need to open it with care as I will be afraid of things falling out. It doesn't give me a peace of mind when opening it, and also when the zipper ages, will it slowly being opened without being noticed later on.....

              I bought this new bag to replace the queen one, as its zipper was broken. I should have bought a new queen instead. lol

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Messenger Bag Replacement

              By thecapacity

              From Washington, DC

              About Me: Business, Modern

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Great Features

              Cons

              • Dead Space In One Pocket
              • Small Sidebottle Pocket

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office

              Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

              I decided to switch to a backpack from a messenger bag, and ended up with this backpack.

              First, I love the "OCD" pockets on the outside, perfect for separating computer equipment (power brick, from phone accessories, from general eq). The 'main pouches' are great to separate out papers, and a second one for a computer / ipad. My laptop is a 15" developer edition with an extended battery and it fits (snugly).

              I only have two (small) negatives:
              (1) The "bottle pocket" on the side is too small, or the elastic is not tight enough and my (insulated metal water - S'well Bottle) will not stay in; it falls out when I bend over.
              - If it was deeper I think it would be ok, or tighter elastic, or they should put a carabiner hole there for some sort of elastic cord.
              (2) The 'main' compartment (not where you hold the laptop) is pretty fantastic for papers (and has some small internal pockets as well). However there is a complete 'dead void' that was shocking in a bag this so well thought out.
              - I use this compartment for papers (folders, etc). Mostly 8.5x11 but some longer items and at the top is enough space to hold a large travel coffee cup (horizontally). It's a perfect place (on the opposite flap) for another pouch but seems to have been neglected.

              Overall, completely love it - a minor tweak would be to increase the length of the 'compression' straps on the bottom, I can't get a lunch sack secured, but that's me just wishing I was part of the product design team!

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Best backpack - and I've tried a bunch!

              By SKR

              From NYC

              About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Bottle opener
              • No Key Lanyardhook

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office
              • Travel

              Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

              I've tried about a bajillion backpacks until finally settling on this. Its just the right combo for business (daily commuting w laptop, etc.) and personal use/travel. Just the right amount of pockets, just the right volume without being too large or heavy, can be kept to a small and comfortable size but expanded and crammed with junk when needed. Small interior organizer pocket (pens, etc.) isn't shown in all the photos - I was glad it was there when I got the pack. Laptop pocket is perfect for my 15" MBP with or without iPad mini at the same time. Lined phone pocket on front is genius. Only two improvements I would suggest: get rid of that ridiculous bottle opener and add a lanyard with a hook for keys. I get panicky digging around for mine! Also this carries very comfortably over one shoulder - if I don't over-cram the bag I barely notice it because the shoulder straps are so supportive. Get this bag - you can't lose.

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

              Best one yet

              By I Miss You San Francisco

              From Chicago, IL

              About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • Travel

                Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                I've owned a few Timbuk2 bags, but this one is my favorite so far. Lots of easily accessible pockets for the OCD in me. It's light and compact (not TOO compact), just not bulky AT ALL.

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

                Exactly what I need!

                By Tony B

                From Columbus, OH

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

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Great Features
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Office
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                  The layout and usage of the pockets are really well done. I use it daily for work with my laptop & ipad and and on the weekends with all the things to keep my son happy.

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

                  I would buy this for anyone as a gift

                  By Bot

                  From New York, NY

                  About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Features
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Books
                    • Commuting
                    • Computer
                    • School
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                    I've been using this backpack for a year and a half, and I just bought one for my boyfriend. I love all the pockets! I use the bottle opener as a place to clip my keys. Everything is so easy to access while I commute. My only complaint is that the water bottle pocket is a little short, so sometimes my water bottle falls out. Otherwise, amazing product!

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

                    Great commuter pack!

                    By Robbie

                    From Seattle, WA

                    About Me: Career, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting
                      • Computer

                      Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                      I use this bag every day on the bus into Seattle, carrying my Macbook Pro 15" (which *just* fits in the laptop sleeve). I don't carry papers or documents much, just a couple of small devices (mifi, Kindle), some pens and business cards. When I used the bag for the Seahawks victory parade, i put a small water bottle in the side pouch. The bag is great for those who don't need to carry much stuff day-to-day (although, I bet you could pack way more into this bag then I do normally).

                      I wouldn't use this bag for longer travels, unless you travel very light, but as a daily commuter, it is a perfect fit!

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

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