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Slate Laptop Backpack

A sleek mid-sized laptop backpack for everyday use.

Starting at $89.00 $89.00 $89.00
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Selected Color Black - Nylon
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  • Black - Nylon
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Style # 406-3-2001
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What are the features?

Organization

Dual side stretch pockets fit water bottles or U-lock

Front zip pocket for small bits

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

Fit

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

Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

Clever Extras

Multiple webbing loops for attaching Shagg Bag, U-lock, carabiners, bike pump, helmet or blinky bike light

On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Internal stretch pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

A great everyday carry, the Slate Backpack nails the basics. A large zipper-access main compartment provides ample room for books, a hoody, and headphones, and its back slash pocket holds an iPad or up to a 15" MacBook Pro. Easy-access stretchy side pockets hold a water bottle or a U-lock and a simple front zip pocket provides access to your phone, card, and keys. Clean and simple, the Slate gets it done..

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 12.2 31.0 21.3 54.0 5.9 15.0 2.1 1.0 1,587 26.0

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OS 10.6 27.0 15.7 40.0 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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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 (6)

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Slate Laptop Backpack
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (6)
  • Comfortable strap (5)
  • Weather proof (5)
  • Good protection (4)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School (6)
    • Commuting (5)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Sweet Spot

    By PTEP

    From The DMV

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Slate Laptop Backpack:

    I've tried all sorts of packs to try to replace my ten year old timbuk2 messenger and all have come up short.... until now. Not that I needed a replacement because my solid black messenger is still going strong, but there are times when two straps are better than one and I wanted the same durability and subtleness that could stand up to lots of travel and look good in both informal and business-y settings. The size is perfect too - not too big, not too small. No compression straps but its so long and narrow that it manages to look good even practically empty. Materials seem like they'll last forever.

     
    4.0

    Great addition!

    By Bag Collector

    From Boulder, CO

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Rugged
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School

      Comments about Slate Laptop Backpack:

      I bring this backpack to work everyday, it semi-replaced a previous TIMBUK2 backpack of which was amazing, but this worked better for my scenario with the 2 side pockets that will fit a full size Nalgene water bottles and it will still just barely fit a 17 inch MacBook Pro. There are fewer pockets on this one compared to my previous pack, but simplicity is bliss. Great addition to my bag addiction... :)

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Black is Sleek

      By Tom

      From Singapore

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Just the right size
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Heavy Duty Protection
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Slate Laptop Backpack:

        I use the slate backpack laptop to carry all the important stuff I need daily when going to college. What's so great about the bad has to be the design, size, and comfort. Added bonus is the weatherproof material.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Favorite Timbuk2 Backpack Yet

        By Golf Delta Tango

        From Rochester, NY

        About Me: Engineer, Practical, Student, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Good Protection
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Slate Laptop Backpack:

          This the 3rd Timbuk2 backpack I've owned and while I've loved all of them the Slate is my favorite.

          The laptop sleeve fits my 13" Macbook w/ Sleeve perfectly and the large internal compartment holds all my things with a bit of room to spare. The outer pocket holds any small things I need while the outer starps allow for more personalization and the ability to clip things that are to big to carry.

          My favorite overlooked aspect of the bag is that the sternum strap is removable.

          The only change I would make to this bag would be to add an internal organizer pocket to the main compartment.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfectly Simple

          By Tango

          From Cleveland, OH

          About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Protection
          • Stylish
          • Weatherproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Slate Laptop Backpack:

            I came across this bag just after I bought a different laptop backpack, but I had to get it. It's simple and sleek (black model). I like simple bags with quick organization that is practical. The main compartment fits my 13" Macbook Pro and Twelve South Travel Journal that holds a tablet and notebook accessories. I've also stashed my gym clothes, lunch and books in there with room to spare. Other than the laptop sleeve, there are no other pockets to get in your way.

            The bag is taller than a normal backpack, which, in addition to having a deeper main compartment, makes room for 2 usable side pockets. This is exactly what I needed, one for a water bottle and another for an umbrella. Also, the height of the bag makes it look more masculine given the narrow width. Feels good, looks good.

            The small outside pocket is perfect for a wallet, keys, snack and phone. The outside Velcro straps are a bit awkward, but you may find them useful for adding on smaller bags with s-clips or carabiners so you don't have to carry anything else in your hands.

            The quality seems solid, although I've been using it for a just a couple months. And I use it as my work bag, so it only sees action between the door and my car. Like other bags by this brand, it is expensive, but designed well. It's hard to find laptop backpacks that look good and aren't loaded with unnecessary organization and options. This fits the bill.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            New favorite backpack

            By Gerard

            From Boston

            About Me: High-End Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Rugged
            • Stylish
            • Weatherproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Light Protection
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Slate Laptop Backpack:

              I'm a suit guy m-f but this bag is a good weekend carry and I expect, a great travel companion. I like the sturdy laptop sleave, mole straps on the back and the velcro. It has all the features of more "tactical" bags but looks like a city commuter. I also like that it is more vertical and sits nicely on my back. The weather proof material is a welcome touch for my NE climate.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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