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Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack

Style # 306-3-2007

A badass roll-top pack for your MacBook and iPad.

$99

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Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (74)
  • Comfortable strap (66)
  • Good protection (61)
  • Weather proof (60)
  • Lots of pockets and features (59)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (14)
  • Insufficient padding (7)
  • Not weatherproof (7)
  • Uncomfortable strap (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (75)
  • Travel (57)
  • School (42)
  • Heavy duty protection (26)
  • Light protection (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (66), Stylish (39), Budget shopper (22), High-end shopper (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (62), Business (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 87 customers

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3.0

Looks great , but only one down fall .

By Bronxboy

From New York City

About Me: High-End Shopper, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Protection
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not Weatherproof

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Travel

Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

Was excited to receive my bag. Couldn't wait try it out . First day I receive it I got caught in the rain storm and noticed that Everything in bag got wet . Come find out one in inside bag . Only one side not waterproof.. Was really disappointed . But overall it's a great bag to have .

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Like the Tardis, it is larger on the inside!

By Kim the Production Designer

From NYC

About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    I was surprised how much I was able to fit inside this bag. I had my 15" lap top inside with notebook, tools, and enough clothes for a 3 day stay. I've already gotten some compliments and I have used it once. The padded straps are fantastic!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    It's in the bag!

    By Soraya Papaya

    From Sandy Springs, GA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Insufficient Padding

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Light Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    I use this for when I commute to work in-office from teleworking. It's perfect to hold everything I need for a day of remote working, including my wireless keyboard which my old (non-Timbuk2) bag couldn't hold. Love the water bottle pouch and pockets are sufficient. I do wish it had just a teeny bit more protection for the contents in terms of padding/boning around the front/latching surface. Otherwise, I hope to carry this bag til forever! Beautiful and unique finish and color looks snazzy and (casually) professional.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    ughh...so close...but el nino has defeated you

    By HCrider

    From san francisco

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Not Water-resistant
    • Not Weatherproof

    Best Uses

      Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

      I bought this for the bike commute, but el nino has rendered this bag to the summer time (ie non-moist) days commutes here in San Francisco. I had high hopes for this bag to be at least water resistant, but sadly this bag seems to be defeated by even a mild misting. Fortunately I discovered that fact before being caught in a down-pour last week. Since the first time I discovered that the interior of the bag sucks in moisture, I've been carrying a xxl zip-lock bag just in case for the laptop. That prep saved my macbook. After last weeks downpour, every interior pocket, compartment, piece of fabric basically wicker every hint of water into it. Every scrap of paper I had in there was wet, along with everything else I had stowed in the pockets. 5 days later the bag is still damp inside. Last night, I broke down and purchased an Ortlieb bag, it is kinda gross looking, but can't risk the laptop.

      beyond this problem, it is a pretty functional bag.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best backpack ever

      By rondo brother

      From san francisco

      About Me: Love It, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Best Laptop Backpack Ever
      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Protection
      • Lots Of Pockets And Features
      • Rugged
      • Stylish
      • Weatherproof

      Cons

      • No cons

      Best Uses

      • Amazing
      • Commuting
      • Heavy Duty Protection
      • Light Protection
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

      Everything great.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not quite what was expected.

      By Nils

      From Cascadia

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Rugged
      • Weatherproof
      • Well crafted

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        Online Catalog showed this with shiny gold chrome hardware. The delivered pack had a dull brass/ mustard finish on hardware and zips, and did not knock the socks off the gift recipient.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        Looks great, but not a great fit for me.

        By Jess

        From Seattle, WA

        About Me: Practical

        Pros

        • Rugged
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets
        • Uncomfortable Strap

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        I absolutely loved the look of this bag as well as the fact it was at least mostly protected from the elements for commuting in the rain. I looked at the dimensions of my current bag and this one and they seemed very similar so I purchased it. I was disappointed when I got it however that the bag was just too big height wise. I'm 5'5" and it seemed to creep up towards my neck and the straps were very stiff and uncomfortable. The padding in the back was also very stiff and awkward. The space inside the bag was also smaller than one would expect. All in all it just wasn't the one for me. I ended up returning the bag and as much as the refund took some time, the process was easy and not bothersome so the wait wasn't horrible. I ended up purchasing another bag, but not for my commute and love it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        LOVE THIS PACK!

        By Carlos C

        From Los Angeles, CA

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        Good for traveling.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good for work

        By ReleasetheGronken

        From Louisville, CO

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Buckle

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        Have been using this pack for work.
        Roomy, enough pockets, fits my macbook pro well. The closing system is not a buckle, it is a hook that goes through a loop.
        I would buy this again, it was a great deal for the money.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent bag, but needs some improvements

        By Hunter

        From Brandon, MS

        About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Student, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Laptop Pocket
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features
        • Rugged
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Flawed Pocket Placement
        • Not Weatherproof

        Best Uses

        • School
        • Travel

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        About a year ago, I upgraded my laptop from a 13" to a 15", and I had to trade in my small messenger bag for the Spire backpack. For the most part, I've been loving this bag. It looks great, feels comfortable with heavy loads, and has plenty of space and pockets to hold everything.

        I'm able to carry around my laptop and charger, water bottle, umbrella, books and notebooks, writing utensils, external USB drive, glasses, earphones, calculator, 3DS, phone charger, cables, and knives, and still have a little bit of space for extra stuff.

        The roll-top is very convenient, and much better than using a zipper, and the Napoleon pocket is just as convenient as on the messenger bag. The bottle opener on the right shoulder strap can also come in handy.

        There are two main issues that I had with this bag, though. When I put my pen and pencil in their respective pockets, and my 15" MacBook Retina in the laptop sleeve, the pen and pencil would scrape against my MacBook and cause scratches on the surface. I ended up putting a folder between the laptop and writing tools so that it could take the damage instead. Another solution is to move your writing utensils out of the pencil pockets and into another pocket. Easy enough fix, but still annoying that I had to get my laptop scratched to figure it out.

        The bigger issue is that this bag is not weatherproof like I'd hoped. With a little bit of rain, the bag is fine, and you can brush off the water no problem other than the contents of the front pouch possibly getting a little bit damp. However, when the rain gets heavy, and you have to be out in it for 5 or so minutes, it's likely that the water that comes into the front pouch will seep into the contents of the roll-top bucket and get your laptop and notebooks wet at the bottom. This has happened to me twice so far. The first time, I thought that I hadn't zipped the bag up tight enough and it was my own fault. So I started making sure I'd zipped my bag as tight as possible. However, the second time it happened, I decided that it must be an issue with the bag. After some testing in my shower, I concluded that the bag is not weatherproof under a downpour. Because this, I'd recommend getting a rain cover for this bag if you want to avoid getting your stuff wet.

        This is an excellent and stylish bag. The two issues I mentioned with it are able to be worked around, and if Timbuk2 addressed them this would be the best backpack I've owned.

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

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        Organization

        Front zip pocket fits earbuds, cards, cash and your ID

        Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

        Large main compartment for books, jacket, and other carry-on essentials

        Secure zip pocket for cables, earbuds, stylus, cards, cash, etc.

        Fit

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

        Removable sternum strap

        Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

        Clever Extras

        Designed by Timbuk2 exclusively for Apple

        Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

        Exterior daisy chain webbing offers attachment points for carabiners, helmets, U-lock, etc.

        On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment

        Materials

        Anodized aluminum hardware for sophisticated look and quiet entry and exit

        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?

        Designed exclusively for Apple, Timbuk2's Spire backpack gives your MacBook Pro and iPad plenty of protection in a serious drizzle thanks to its water-resistant TPU and canvas fabric construction. It has expandable volume via the flap or roll top main opening and easy access to your phone, MacBook or iPad. Backed by the Timbuk2 Lifetime Guarantee, the Spire has your back. Forever.