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Showdown Laptop Backpack

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

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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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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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OS 11.2 28.5 16.3 41.5 1.2 3.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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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 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.

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Reviews (10)

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Showdown Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • High quality (9)
  • Easy access (8)
  • Good organization (8)
  • Great color (8)

Cons

  • Not enough room (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (9)
  • Computer (9)
  • Office (7)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (9), Comfort-oriented (8), Modern (6), Career (5), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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4.0

Well-styled, good function

By Chris

From Salt Lake City, UT

About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • Great Color
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Not Enough Compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

I use this as my daily backpack--it's great to carry my laptop around without needing a second bulky case. Love that the computer doesn't hit the bottom of the bag. Lots of protection, so I've never been worried about it.

The front pockets are pretty great, and I really like the look of them. I got the train conductor one, and it's gotten a lot of complements.

I think the only issue I have is that I wish there was a compartment for storing my power cord. As of right now, I put it in the main pocket, and if I have books or anything in there it can get a bit jumbled.

Otherwise, this is a great backpack, and definitely worth the price.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Love it

By Austin the Tech Nerd

From Peoria, IL

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Drink Pouch Too Shallow

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

I use this bag every day for work. I carry around my macbook and iPad, computer tool set, storage devices, and a few other things.

The numerous compartments really make it easy to organize everything; the perfect amount for my needs. I love how compact it is, and the minimalist design of it. It looks good and it's very practical for day-to-day use.

The only thing I might change about it would be to make the drink pouch was a little deeper only because I have a tall Camelbak water bottle that tends to fall out sometimes. If you have a normal size water bottle, it's probably fine.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

The Showdown delivers in spades

By I Drive MINI

From Largo, FL

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Organized

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Enough Compartments
  • Good Organization
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • Traveling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    What a great backpack -- the Showdown is everything I was looking for in a new bag, and then some. This is my to-the-office and travel bag, so I carry a 15" laptop almost everywhere. The SD has compartments to separate phone or sunglasses, earbuds & travel chargers, and bigger items. And those are just the external pockets. The inner zipper pocket works for change or a wallet, plus some pouches for pens, chapstick, whatever you need to carry that's small & harder to keep track of. I love the wholly separate main compartment and laptop/tablet compartment -- that's not really clear in the pics & overview -- but it's a huge plus

    I have a custom Swig backpack and a T2 camera messenger-style bag too, both of which have worn well. I assume the Showdown will fare just as well and become my go-to backpack for any/everything.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Just love it

    By Dr Z

    From Heidelberg, Germany

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Room

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • Traveling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    I just love the bag. It fits all I need for the day or what I need to have at hand during a long flight. It could just be a bit larger.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great backpack for laptop + commute

    By Justine

    From San Francisco, CA

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Room

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Office
    • Traveling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    I use it M-F to and from work to transport my Macbook Pro 13'', water bottle, book, keys, phone, wallet, etc. I love the design. It was the most feminine design of the options.

    It's comfortable, and it has great support, feels of high quality (albiet, a bit stiff), I love the one pocket with soft lining, and use it to put my keys and phone.

    I would only use this backpack for work, day trips, maybe overnight traveling, but not for hiking or 2+ night traveling; the main compartment is not so big. and seems to carry more flat items.

    Overall, I'm happy with the backpack, and plan to use it for a long, long time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    GREAT

    By cemoli

    From turkey

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Compact
    • Easy Access
    • Enough Compartments
    • Expandible
    • Good Organization
    • Good Strap Length
    • Great Color
    • High Quality
    • Nice design

    Cons

    • NON

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    Just a small note: laptop compartment is very well designed and elecated. when you drop it mildly on the floor laptop doesnt seem to be effected. but the small gap between bottom of the bag and elevated part is a pain. if you accidentially put small stuff in there its really hard to take it out. but this is just a minor flaw compared with overall strenghts.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Showsdown Laptop Pack 2014

    By Angel

    From Tucson AZ

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access
    • Good Organization
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Added For Those Who Ware
    • Bottom Does Not Open Wide
    • Color Chocies
    • Easily
    • Enough To Get Items Out
    • Large Sunglass That Fit
    • Maybe A Pocket Could Be
    • Over Regular Glasses
    • The Pocket On The Outside
    • Wish There Were More

    Best Uses

    • And Carrying A Spare
    • Bag Is The Only Thing I
    • Checking The 21 Inch Bag
    • Higher Rating If The
    • My Tablet And Phone This
    • Need To Carry On The
    • Outfit And Purse Items In
    • Planegood Bag Give
    • Slight Problems Are Fixed
    • The Backpack Along With
    • Traveling By Plane

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    use for traveling by plane, checking 21 inch bag ,and carrying my purse items,charging cords,chargers,tablet and a spare outfit small tolitery kit,in the backpack so its the only thing I need to carry on board and the pack fits nicely under the seat or overhead. Holds a small lunch bag too.The cons are bottom outside pocket is a bit small to get things in and out of easliy,should be a pocket for holding larger sunglass the type that go over regular glasses.More color choices would be nice.Over all a very good well made bag would give a higer rateing if the small problems were fixed. Might be nice if one could lock the zippers.

     
    4.0

    Not perfect, but happy to have it.

    By Eric

    From Mountain View, CA

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Great Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling

      Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

      I use my new Showdown bag to bike commute about 10 minutes. I always bring my 15 inch MacBook Pro. Sometimes I'll have the power block and sometimes I'll load the main compartment with gym clothes.

      I love how compact it is when I only have my laptop. I also like the leather exterior. I like the multiple compartments on the outside and the small pouch in the "power block" compartment to house various small, computer-related gear. When I do bring my gym gear, the main pouch opens wide enough for shoes, clothes, and cinch bag. It may open further, I've not tried.

      I don't love how my hand is slightly too large for the bottom-most compartment. i can still get in, but it's just not easy. Sometimes the laptop gets stuck on the tablet sleeve when I'm putting it in. Now that I'm used to it, I can not hit the sleeve just fine. I use the small outside compartment since it 's the most convenient without taking the bag off. I put my keys and work badge in there. However, when I swing the bag back over my shoulder, the strap often flaps over and I have to untwist it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect replacement for my upcycled "Q"

      By Project Manager Shae

      From Madison, WI

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

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • Traveling

        Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

        I use this backpack for work. Hiking back and forth across a large campus with my laptop and all my other essentials, I needed a pack that was both comfortable and spacious. My new pack does this, plus it's stylish and appeals to my over-organized nature.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love this bag.

        By p_tone

        From Denver CO

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

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Access
        • Good Organization
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office
          • Traveling

          Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

          I've been on the search for an ideal laptop backpack that wouldn't look dorky, would work well for frequent business travel, and would have a solid and smart organizational layout. This backpack by far fits the bill for all of my criteria. I've had it for two years now and it looks brand new. Well designed and highly recommended!

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          • No

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