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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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Reviews (130)

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Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 130 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (108)
  • Comfortable strap (92)
  • Good protection (89)
  • Weather proof (88)
  • Lots of pockets and features (82)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (21)
  • Insufficient padding (12)
  • Not weatherproof (9)
  • Uncomfortable strap (7)
  • Wears easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (108)
  • Travel (82)
  • School (58)
  • Heavy duty protection (32)
  • Light protection (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (99), Stylish (60), Budget shopper (29), High-end shopper (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (88), Business (38)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), Yes (10)

Reviewed by 130 customers

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5.0

Amazing backpack - just what I needed

By Drew

From Nashville

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    I use this for school and it is perfect! I love the many pockets and how stylish it is.

     
    4.0

    First Impressions are good!

    By Andrew the App Developer

    From Perth, Australia

    About Me: It Student, Owns Many Bags, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None Yet

    Best Uses

    • It Student
    • School

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    I am a 29 year old University student studying Mobile and Web Application Development in Perth, Australia

    I have bought many expensive laptop bags before but they all had their problems and limitations. It is with that previous experience in mind that chose to purchase this bag in particular as it addressed many of the complaints I had with my previous bags.

    I use this bag to transport my daily kit to and around my university campus and if I ever have enough money to travel, I will also use it then too.

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    Usage scenarios I bought and use this bag for:

    - "my laptop is my life":

    The internal laptop pocket is well designed and my 13" laptop feels nice and secure inside it and is also well protected from the outside world. I keep a 10.1" tablet in the tablet pocket and that also seems nice and secure and adequately segregated from the rest of the bags contents. As an application development student I can assure you that a) my laptop was not cheap and b) I trust this bag to safely and securely hold it

    - Arriving late at a crowded lecture and needing to quickly access my laptop before everyone in the room has a chance to notice and make note of my inability to get my life together:

    The TSA friendly zip on the back of the bag is great for quickly grabbing my laptop without having to unpack anything from the main pocket.

    - "Oh No! low battery!, wheres my laptop charger!?":

    The upper front pocket is perfect for my laptop charging cable and is easy to access with the bag completely closed.

    - "Now where did I put my Student ID Card...?":

    The internal organisational pockets are good for little things that need a dedicated place. Pens or bulky items should not be stored in these however as it can make accessing or removing items in the main pocket annoying as they can get caught on anything protruding from these pockets. The zippered pocket here is perfect for my slim external HDD.

    - "I'm Thirsty!"

    the water bottle holder is well designed and holds a standard sports water bottle securely without fear of it falling out. Also, it being an external pocket and the main bag being water proof, there is no risk of beverage ever meeting laptop. It's also easy enough to reach with the bag on your back but it will take a bit of practice to perfect putting the water bottle back without seeing what your doing.

    - "Hope I've got everything!":

    the Main pocket is big enough to fit:
    2 x A4 note pads,
    2 x average textbooks (or one large(thick) one)
    1 x Accessory bag (External CD Drive, Spare Mouse, Usb drives etc)
    1 x Over ear headphones in a hard case
    1 x Pencil Case
    1 x Neatly rolled up Jacket/Hoodie

    But that's about it, This is a bag for people who plan ahead and know what they will need. If you're the type to pack everything you own for every occasion you may find this bags limits quicker than you think.

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    In addition to the scenarios/use cases above I also was drawn to this bag for its subdued styling and general durability. It's only been a few weeks and while the bag feels/looks/tastes/exudes quality and durability, time will tell but I am expecting good things.

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

    Best bag I ever owned

    By Rob

    From New York City

    About Me: High-End Shopper, Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    I carry my 13 inch MacBook Pro between work and home daily. The backpack takes all the weight off my back and protects my laptop. It feels like you have no weight on your back. Very highly recommended.

     
    5.0

    Best backpack for everyday commuting

    By Guido

    From Israel

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    One of the best backpack you can buy for commuting everyday on bike and trains.
    If you are looking for a light and tough backpack you at the right place :)

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Rough Around the Edges

    By Joshua Miller

    From Seattle, WA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, Bus Commuter, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Stylish
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • Cheap Stitching
    • Does Not Dry Easily
    • Hot And Sweaty
    • Insufficient Padding
    • Not For Long Commutes
    • Poor Back Support
    • Uncomfortable Strap
    • Wears Easily

    Best Uses

    • Buyer's Regret
    • Light Protection

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    I liked the look of this product but it's showing wear and snags after just a few weeks of use. I'm not sure if this was intentional but there was snagged fabric, frayed stitching. I also tried out a backpack versus using a messenger back, hoping it would be easier on my back. Which it's not, It's surprisingly heavy and when lightly full pushes into lower back causing pain even with the support strap. Adding to that, In the heat of summer, there's not a sufficient air gap to keep you cool and you will get drenched. There's nothing quite as bad as that cold wet feeling from a sweaty back especially against vinyl bus seats. They have other better bags (like the commute 2.0) , stick with them.

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

    Fits everything I need, looks stylish, and very comfortable.

    By Rich

    From Washington, DC

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

      Perfect for biking to work.

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

      Great, exactly what I needed

      By Dan

      From NM

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lots Of Pockets And Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        Carries everything I need for a full day at school, including laptop, books, workout clothes.

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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This Was a Gift

        By Bigbearmom

        From Big Bear Lake, CA

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        I cannot comment on this product because I've never seen it. The service and shipping were very good and the recipient loves it. He called it "Life changing".

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Wish I could return it and get something else....

        By Mike - Flight Attendant. World Traveller

        From Oceania

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Rugged
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

        • Combursome
        • Complicated
        • Get Another One
        • Not Enough Pockets
        • Not Secure

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Travel

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        I travel for a living and bought it thinking it would be better than my last satchel. The waterproof and stylish features made me decide that I would like this. Instead of using one shoulder I could use a backpack and support my bag on both shoulders. I was wrong. The lack of outside pockets made things hard to get out quickly. My wallet was stolen because it was placed in a pocket but if it had a side pocket for passport and wallets that you can lock up would be great. Can't return it so now I'm stuck with it. Get another bag with more pockets. What a mistake.

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

        Very versatile

        By Alexander

        From New York City

        About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Stylish
        • Weatherproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Travel

          Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

          I commute to work with a motorcycle and needed a light, "waterproof" backpack to protect my documents and laptop. The Spire is perfect for my needs; it is very versatile- I use it for shopping even with my computer in there, it doesn't make you look like a turtle, you can fill it all the way to the top and it still closes. And it is super light! Not sure about wear and tear, only had it for a few weeks. It looks very stylish and fulfills all my needs. Highly recommended.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • 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.