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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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  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
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  • Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Nylon
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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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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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  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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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 (29)

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Showdown Laptop Backpack
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (25)
  • High quality (25)
  • Good organization (22)
  • Easy access (21)
  • Enough compartments (21)

Cons

  • Not enough room (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (25)
  • Computer (22)
  • Office (17)
  • Travel (14)
  • Cycling (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (22), Comfort-oriented (20), Career (18), Modern (15), Stylish (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (4)

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5.0

Comfort, space, style, and POCKETS GALORE

By mysticfox

From Los Altos, CA

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Awkward Zipper Pulls
  • No key ring

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • Office
  • Shopping
  • Traveling

Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

I bought this bag because I needed something more suitable to carry around my 15" MacBook Pro. I was previously using a very old Timbuk2 messenger style bag, which was an incredibly roomy bag, but lacked extra pockets for better organization, was awkward on my bike (I didn't have the cross strap to stabilize).
Figured it was time for a new bag and knew that I wanted a backpack style to solve for the awkwardness on my bike and to have even weight distribution to save my already bad back from extra stress, especially now that my job has issued me a bigger laptop (as I mentioned, I'm now using a 15" MacBook Pro...I had been using a 13" MacBook Air).
This bag is PLENTY roomy. I like the fact that there are compression straps on the bottom of the bag so you can expand or collapse the extra space. To be honest, I haven't even expanded this bag out to it's fullest capacity and I'm still able to fit my laptop, gym shoes, gym clothes, and all the other miscellaneous junk I carry around on a regular basis. I really like the three small pocket in front and the smaller inner pocket in the main compartment--makes it really easy for me to stow away all that miscellaneous stuff! I also like the fact that there is an extra "pocket" in the laptop compartment--it means I can carry around both my laptop AND my iPad without worrying that either will get scratched rubbing up against each other (and the extra pocket is faux fur lined, for extra soft protection). I got the Tweed fabric, which looks as good as it does on the website, and is stylish enough for this to be appropriate for work. As a lady (granted, a 5'10" lady), this bag fits me well and I could see this bag working for both men and women, shorter stature to taller stature.
Cons about this bag? I really wish it had a key loop for me to hook my keys. Sure it has all the pockets, but this was a feature I got used to with my old messenger bag. Plus I'm stowing away all sorts of stuff (extra deodorant, inhaler, chargers, lady products, small sketch pad, headphones, sunglasses, etc) so my keys just get kinda lost in the jumble of stuff dumped into one pocket or another. Would be nice if it had a key loop so I could just grab the "rope" to quickly rescue my keys from all the other stuff. The only other complaint I have is the zipper pulls...and this complaint is mostly super picky and personal, so it might not be an issue for you. First, the zipper for the laptop bag is a little "sticky" towards the bottom of the bag if the compression straps are completely tight. It does worry me that this will be problematic in the future (if the zipper teeth eventually decide not to line up...because that's what it feels like is happening), but that's why these things have a lifetime warranty, right? Since I live near(ish) to a Timbuktu store, I might stop in one day just to see if this zipper issue is "within spec." The other zipper pull issue I have is entirely because I'm weird and INSIST that my zippers are all aligned on the top of my bag (it allows for easier access if I swing the pack off one of my shoulders). This means that the zipper pulls for the middle compartment often get tucked into the front compartments, meaning that my bag sometimes isn't closed completely. I could easily fix this by simply closing the middle part in a different way...or even removing the extra tether attachment.
So if my complaints are literally 1) it doesn't have a single feature that I knew it wouldn't have going into buying this bag and 2) I decide to zipper my backpack a certain way and "it's not perfect" and 3) there *might* be an issue with a zipper later, but only time will tell.....well, that should say something.

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  • No
 
5.0

Backpack = Mastered.

By Robin

From Belfast, UK

About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Zips Can Be Tricky

Best Uses

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

Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

Really great backpack. The only con is the zips can jam when you're in a rush. It really is a fantastic bag. Well recommended.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great back pack for everyday use!

By Ali Baba

From Norway

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

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office
    • Traveling

    Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

    Zippers are easy to open and close without getting jammed - great experience when doing this a dozen times per day.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Top Notch Bag, Very Pleased!

    By Justinwphoto

    From Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Date Night / Night Out
      • Shopping

      Comments about Showdown Laptop Backpack:

      Love this pack. It's just what I needed. I'm a pockets guy and enjoy the amount this bag has.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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

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