Showdown Laptop Backpack

Style # 346-3-2001

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

$69 $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 a 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
 
4.6

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (50)
  • Good organization (47)
  • Attractive (46)
  • Enough compartments (43)
  • Easy access (42)

Cons

  • Not enough room (7)
  • Not enough compartments (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (43)
  • Computer (41)
  • Office (30)
  • Travel (24)
  • Cycling (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (43), Career (34), Comfort-oriented (33), Modern (25), Stylish (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 58 customers

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5.0

Great commute causal bag!

By StephSF

From San Francisco, CA

About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Date Night / Night Out
    • Traveling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    This was the New Year gift for my son. He loves it so much that he does not want to use the bulky heavy Northface backpack which I got him for Christmas anymore. He like its compact size, light weighted yet be able to fit everything he needs for an overnight trip. I've been a big fan of Timbuk for years. Another great causal bag I will recommend to my friends, thx!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Bad specs! Doesn't fit Dell 15'' Otherwise great

    By Sym

    From Lafayette, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access
    • Good Organization
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Not Enough Room

    Best Uses

      Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

      I bought this for a Dell laptop that is 15.15'' by 10.82"". The specs for the Showdown suggest it will fit a laptop up to 11.2 by 16.3. However, the laptop simply doesn't fit. The bag narrows too much near the top, and one corner of the laptop sticks out. This was disappointing. It seems to me that it would be more helpful if the specs were based on the dimensions of laptops that will fit, not just the simple dimensions of the bag. Otherwise, the bag is great.

       
      5.0

      Pretty good, pretty good.....

      By MF MIttens

      From Washington D.C.

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

        So far so good. Another classic TimBuk2 bag!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Favorite backpack EVER!

        By Hunter the commuter

        From Alexandria, VA

        About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

          Hardly know it is on my back

           
          5.0

          Perfect

          By Tilley Janet

          From Portland Or

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            I use it for work - the organization is awesome- I can swing it off one shoulder to grab my wallet or laptop. It fits a ton but it's remarkably low profile. I have about 75347886358986 bags and backpacks and this one is on top of list. Water repellent too.

             
            5.0

            Best backpack I owned.

            By Shamu

            From Singapore

            About Me: Career, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Abit Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office
            • Traveling

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            This is the 4th showdown I owned. I think its my most fav backpack. I like the fact that there are enough compartments at the front for my different stuffs. I like them to be organised. I use the showndown for work and I have also brought it for travel. Its big enough for my ipad or laptop. Plus a sweater. And still have room.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love it

            By I don't have a car

            From Rochester NY

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Small

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            Great backpack for commuters and students! Fits everything really nicely. I haven't really figured out the best place for my U lock in the bag, but everything fits so I can basically put it anywhere! Only problem with this pack is that the water bottle compartment is a little short and small; it barely fits my large Nalgene and to keep it from falling out I connect it to the pack with a carabiner.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I think this bag is one of the nicer bags Timbuk2 makes.

            By The Life

            From Florida

            About Me: Introvert, Poker Player, Thinker

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Good Organization
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • No Hidden Pocket For Guns

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office

            Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

            I love this bag. For me, the perfect size backpack is about 19-23 liters. Anything larger and you have too much weight on your back. The 3 front pockets are well organized. The soft-lined pocket is good for a cell phone or your expensive pocket knives. The long pocket carries flashlights, extra magazines, and my laptop charger. The main front compartment carries a few notebooks and a fixed knife as well as a change of clothes well. The back pocket carries my 13.3 laptop well. I like that this pocket has a liner stop about and inch from the bottom of the bag so your laptop does not bump the floor when you put your bag down. I have other bags that have separate pockets to conceal a gun. This bag doesn't have one and that's my only issue with the bag. It's not a big deal as it's better to carry in the waistband for faster access anyway. I got this as a birthday gift. I would absolutely buy one if I didn't get this as a gift.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Usefull, pre- and post fun!

            By Wimsert

            From Netherlands, Europe, Earth

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

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting

              Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

              I enjoy nice products, gadgets, internet finds and developing a timbuk2 addiction. It always takes time to make up my mind what my new backpack should look like and what type I would need. But for the second time, the timbuk2 choice was spot on.
              After purchasing it, I was updated with it's route to me, back in Europe, Netherlands. I liked the updates by the courier and saw the package crawling to me from 'Cisco. Upon arrival the package had a nice wrapping with routes to enjoy in San Francisco. So even more fun!

              Oh and by the way, the backpack is very usefull, sure it will be clumsy-me-proof as was the old one. It lasted me for 5 years, so this one has some expectations to live up to. We're heading for new adventures!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Super choice if you want to keep stuff organized

              By AJ

              From Cincinnati, OH

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Enough Compartments
              • Good Organization
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer
                • Office

                Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

                I carry around lot of cables , chargers and other mish-mash, and the default bag that came with the laptop was just not suitable. After a fair bit of research, bought the Showdown recently and am very happy with it.

                3 external pockets keep stuff organized. Most important - stuff does not settle down at the bottom of the bag anymore so the bag feels less heavy.

                Great quality. Will recommend it to anyone who is looking for easy organizing. This is a mid size bag though , so not ideal if you are looking to use it for gym duty etc also.

                • 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.