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Showdown Laptop Backpack

A super organized laptop backpack with quick-access pockets for your phone, cords, and cards.

Starting at $89.00 $66.75 $89.00
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  • laptop
  • tablet
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What are the features?

Organization

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

Large main compartment fits books, lunch, and a light jacket

Fit

Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

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

Removable sternum strap

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

Clever Extras

Bottom compression straps for cinching

Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Reflective hits

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

Custom Timbuk2 print liner

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 pocket to hold your U-lock and water bottle. Everything has its proper place.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 11.0 28.0 11.2 28.5 16.3 41.5 5.9 15.0 1.9 0.9 1,343 22.0

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How to Calculate True Dimensions

  • 1 - Measure your True Width: true width = Width + Depth
  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
Size Width True Width Height True Height Depth
  in cm in cm in cm
OS 11.2 28.5 16.3 41.5 1.2 3.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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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 (26)

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Showdown Laptop Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (21)
  • High quality (21)
  • Good organization (18)
  • Easy access (17)
  • Enough compartments (17)

Cons

  • Not enough room (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (21)
  • Computer (19)
  • Office (14)
  • Travel (11)
  • Cycling (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (19), Comfort-oriented (17), Career (14), Modern (12), Stylish (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (4)

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4.0

Solid backpack with a few drawbacks

By Marco

From Boston

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • Great Color
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Not Enough Room
  • Straps Too Short

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • Office

Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

Really like the backpack - it looks good, the vertical straps are comfortable, the laptop compartment is well designed, etc.
Two drawbacks:
1) Not enough space - I went from having a large backpack to having this backpack, and it's a big difference. I like to go to the gym and it's hard to fit more than gym clothes, a pair of running shoes and a large water bottle. Maybe this is why most people have gym bags... but I think it is generally too small for someone who is using it for both work and something else.
2) The cross strap - In my opinion, the cross strap is too high on the chest. You can move it higher, but not lower. When biking to work, I find this leads the bag to get tossed around on my back compared to other bags I've ridden with.

Other than those two small complaints, it's a great bag. Hopefully it lasts a long time!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Fabric issues

By Palm

From San Francisco

About Me: Career

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Enough Compartments
  • Good Organization

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

Love the style and organization. Only problem is the first time I used it the fabric on one of the front pockets ripped. Disappointed with this to say the least.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Roomier than it looks!

By Dexbot

From Macon, GA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • Enough Compartments
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • College
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    I saw this on the Apple website when I was looking for a new laptop bag. I came to the Timbuk2 website and knew it was the backpack I needed. I've got a 15 inch laptop, notebooks and textbooks that I have to carry everywhere. They all fit in the bag as well as my sunglasses, cycling computer, iPhone, a 1 liter bottle of water, my calculator and about a billion writing utensils and still has a bit of space. The straps do their job to distribute the weight. It is a lot more comfortable than a drawstring bag even when it has more stuff in it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Backpack I've Owned

    By Charles the Student

    From San Diego, CA

    About Me: Classic, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Enough Compartments
    • Good Organization
    • Good Strap Length
    • Great Color
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Traveling

      Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

      Wow this backpack rocks! I love this thing, I've had it for a month and it works really well. I am a twenty year old college student and use this backpack in order to take my books and supplies to and from school. I usually ride my bike in order to get to class and the pack pack sits perfectly on my back. The fit is great it's easy to put on and take off, the sternum strap is a HUGE plus because it helps take the weight off my back. The compression straps on the bottom of the pack are a lot more useful than I thought they would be. At first I didn't like them, but they grew on me very quickly and now I lug around a sweater all the time at school, or a towel when I travel and they work very well. If you are put off by the three forward facing pockets don't be! They are a great feature and they hold my supplies very well. The main compartment is very big, not huge but will definitely fit all your schoolbooks on a normal day and if you do not need all the space but cinch the compression straps and you're good to go! Great Job TIMBUK2. I will definitely be buying more products from you guys.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Holds a lot in a compact package.

      By ryk

      From The Great Plains

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy Access
      • Good Strap Length

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

          Carries a 15" MacBook and and 11" Air plus multiple external hard drives, all the cables and power in a very easy to carry bag. Smaller pouches hold keys, my security badges and tools.

          I really like it,

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          As great as I expected it to be

          By Neal

          From Westminster, Md

          About Me: Career, Practical

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Easy Access
          • Enough Compartments
          • Good Organization
          • Good Strap Length
          • Great Color
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office
            • Traveling

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            This is my second Timbuk2 bag. I have a messenger bag as well. I wanted something that I could put more in and carry with both shoulders. I love your bags and always keep my eyes open for more.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Awesome backpack!

            By JOSE the coder

            From México city, México

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Easy Access
            • Enough Compartments
            • Good Organization
            • Good Strap Length
            • Great Color
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Unbalanced Frontback

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Date Night / Night Out
            • Office
            • Shopping
            • Traveling

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            This a great backpack, I use it everyday to go to the office and to client meetings.

            I couldn´t be happier!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great back pack!

            By PickledOlive

            From New York, NY

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

            Pros

            • Easy Access
            • Enough Compartments
            • Good Organization
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Water Bottle Holder Small

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            Everything fits really well, except for the water bottle holder. I had a 16 oz bottle that kept falling out because the holder was just too short. I normally have a one litre bottle and this would never stay in the holder.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Cute, but oh, well....

            By opps.

            From l.A., ca

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            Finally opened package tonight (after ordering it T-Day weekend - sorry, with my holiday baking schedule and family commitments, last thing i was going to do on Dec 1 was to try out a new work commute bag, just not in the cards) and realized that a messenger bag is best for me. Loved my 1st 2 T2 messenger bags. Replaced with an REI bag due to no selection of T2 bags at that time, and don't love it - mainly due to that great strap lock device T2 has on its bags has and the REI messenger bag is lacking (no intentional dis to REI).

            So tried to do a return tonight on line but apparently i can't as i bought this bag on sale. We plan to be in SF next month so hope to go to the main store to try on bags to get the "right" fit for my needs. and order from there (retail stores have limited selection and buying on line is hard if you want the "right" fit).

            Happy New Year.

             
            5.0

            Everyone needs one

            By The teacher

            From brooklyn, ny

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

            Pros

            • Easy Access
            • Enough Compartments
            • Good Organization
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office
              • Traveling

              Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

              I teach; so I need to keep my computer accessible on the fly. This backpack allows for this. It's very comfortable, practical, and well made. What's best is that it is not an eye sore. It blends well with the rest of the backpack world. This actually translates into a safety feature because no one knows I have a computer and an ipad and gadgets that are expensive. Having a backpack that stands out in the city can provoke the attention of some unwanted folks. Everyone should have one.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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