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Showdown Laptop Backpack

Style # 346-3-1740

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

$89

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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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Showdown Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (34)
  • Attractive (31)
  • Good organization (31)
  • Easy access (29)
  • Enough compartments (28)

Cons

  • Not enough room (6)
  • Not enough compartments (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (29)
  • Computer (28)
  • Office (19)
  • Travel (18)
  • Cycling (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (29), Comfort-oriented (25), Career (22), Modern (16), Stylish (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (6)

Reviewed by 40 customers

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5.0

Awesome Backpack!

By Napmaster

From Palm Coast, FL

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Traveling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    Very surprised, it is So well built, many,many pockets!!! Best backpack I ever bought. 20 year loyal fan.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Keeps me organized!

    By Binky the Adjunct

    From Philadelphia PA

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

    • Enough Compartments
    • Good Organization
    • Great Color
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office
      • Traveling

      Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

      I bought this backpack when I realized it has the same design as the post office bag backpack I bought in the spring. I like the various zippered compartments, they make it easy for me to stay organized since I can "assign" a compartment to each of the categories of things I take with me -- keys, electronics, laptop, wallet.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love love my new bag!

      By Terri Ph.

      From Melbourne, Australia

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

        Enough pockets for al my stuffs : )

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Size Matters

        By Paul

        From Philadelphia, PA

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Good Strap Length
        • Great Color

        Cons

        • Not Enough Room
        • Poor Quality
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

          I am a student and this backpack just is not big enough. I cannot carry all the things I need for my day of classes in this backpack. Also, the back support makes my back sweat like crazy. Finally the zippers seem to be really faulty already and I just got the backpack. If it was bigger I and had better zippers I would like this a lot more.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Love this backpack for my overseas trips!

          By Boon the Traveller

          From Singapore

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer
            • Traveling

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            I use this backpack for traveling, because of the compartment for the laptop. Easy access to the laptop, and well-cushioned. Was contemplating to buy a tablet to replace my laptop for travels, but the backpack makes it comfortable to bring my laptop along. Still a weight to carry, but at least it's manageable and I do not really perspire a lot on my back due to the well-ventilated cushions. And of course, you can just use one backpack and stuff a lot of things inside it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love this bag!

            By CGoodyear

            From Ottawa, ON, Canada

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                I use this bag to carry my MacBook Pro. I love that the front compartments are divided instead of being one big giant disorganized area. I find the laptop compartment to be well padded, and overall the bag is comfortable to carry. I have not used it for biking or anything other than carrying my laptop to work. It has enough room in the separate main compartment for anything else I would normally bring to work (lunch, notebook, rain jacket). The bag seems well constructed and sturdy.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Pretty Darn Awesome!

                By cycling to work

                From hayward, ca

                About Me: Career

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Not Enough Compartments

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • Traveling

                Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                I personally need two more pockets which might be in another version but I bought the cheapest on sale bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Almost the perfect backpack

                By JRNYC05

                From NYC

                About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Can't Stand On It's Own

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer

                Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                Commuting with this everyday is a joy. It is comfortable and has just enough pockets inside and outside of the bag that makes it easy to get to whatever you need. My ONLY complaint that prevents this from being the best backpack for my needs is that it does not stand up on it's own when you have lots of stuff packed into the front exterior pockets. The bag just tips over forward and is so frustrating at times. It literally wants to lay on it's front side crushing whatever is in those front pockets. Even with a 15" macbook pro in the computer slot the bag still tips over forward. Very annoying! This would've been a simple problem to solve in testing before releasing this bag by putting some sort of stabilizer at the bottom of the large middle pocket. I may have to make my own stabilizer to enjoy this backpack going forward or this thing will be donated very soon!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Lifesaver

                By Judy

                From Davis, CA

                About Me: Practical

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Cycling

                  Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                  Not only is this backpack good looking, comfortable, and well organized, but this morning it saved my computer. I accidentally spilled ~ 500 mL of water in the front compartment, but my laptop was safe in its own compartment, and NO water leaked through. This bag saved me from a devastating water-soaked-computer incident.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great backpack for engineering student

                  By damaged23

                  From Dallas, TX

                  About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Key Holder
                  • Not Enough Compartments

                  Best Uses

                  • Computer
                  • University

                  Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                  I use this for university, it comfortably holds my 1.5" 3 ring binder, notebooks, pens, pencils, and my Surface Pro 3, with room to spare for various items I like to have on hand, ie. Leatherman, LED flashlight, power cords. I wear prescription glasses so I use the lined pocket for other stuff, but the hard case I have for glasses fits nicely in the long pouch on the back, right in the mesh holder so they're easy to find.

                  The capacity is a bit small, but I don't have to bring textbooks with me for the most part, and was looking for a backpack based on that criteria. There is ample space for a couple notebooks and some larger textbooks if you need it. A clip for keys would have been nice, but not a deal breaker, and the pocket on the organizer I use for my scientific calculator could stand to be a little larger. Another nice to have would be an attachment point for a carabiner above the water bottle would be good for taller bottles, just to lock things in better.

                  It is not waterproof, but I got stuck in a rough downpour that soaked me to the skin in a matter of minutes, but didn't penetrate the pack or outer pockets. I'd avoid prolonged exposure to rain, naturally.

                  All in all, this is a great backpack. It's well constructed, and stands up to the abuse I've put it through so far. Everything is readily accessible by slipping out of a shoulder strap and swinging the pack, the ventilation has done nicely in the final days of summer in north Texas. Definitely a great pack. I'm not gentle on gear, it just needs to keep up, and so far, this has done that and more.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  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.