Spire Laptop Backpack

Style # 306-3-5433

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

$ 99
172 Reviews

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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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Reviews (172)

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Spire Laptop Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (139)
  • Comfortable strap (122)
  • Good protection (112)
  • Weather proof (112)
  • Lots of pockets and features (102)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (27)
  • Insufficient padding (15)
  • Not weatherproof (12)
  • Uncomfortable strap (9)
  • Wears easily (9)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (136)
  • Travel (106)
  • School (77)
  • Light protection (42)
  • Heavy duty protection (37)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (131), Stylish (76), Budget shopper (37), High-end shopper (21), Student (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (109), Business (50)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (144), Yes (16)

Reviewed by 172 customers

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5.0

Excellent item, Love this backpack!!

By Berm

From Bangkok, Thailand

About Me: Practical

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

  • Wears Easily

Best Uses

  • Heavy Duty Protection

Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

I've loved Timbuk2 bags for years and after looking for a not too large bag to carry my stuff around I purchased the Spire. This bag is made of tough durable nylon and has a rubberized water resistant front to it, but the sides are still ballistic nylon, so I wouldn't say it's completely waterproof if that's what you're looking for....!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great backpack!

By Tri

From Gainesville, Fl

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Travel

    Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

    Great backpack, my husband loves the size and how many pockets it has. Weatherproof is a great plus!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    More space than expected!

    By J to the immy

    From New York, NY

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

      I use to carry around a huge swissgear bag that could handle my 15" mac, clothes for traveling, work and personal gear. That bag could carry everything! But eventually the strap broke. I didn't want to get the same bag (it wasn't very eye pleasing) but I needed the new bag to do the same.

      After lots of research, looking at price and space quality, this was it, the Timbuk2 Spire. I got it in goldrush. AND I LOVE IT! It looks great, feels great, and carries everything (a little less clothes tho, but more than what I expected!). I beat this bag up and it is holding up just find. We have been together going on 5 months, and no signs of wearing down.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Great bag unless your handicapped

      By Panoptic

      From Chicago

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets
      • Not Weatherproof

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School

      Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

      I've used this bag for both personal and work travel and commuting. It's s nice bag but lacks pockets and features that even a cheaper messenger bag has (no key hook??).

      If you have both hands this bag is decent but frustrating. It's shape will prevent it from standing up so make sure you tilt it right or else it will come crashing down.

      I'm now with it the use of my left hand, temporarily we hope. This bag is down right infuriating with one hand. Good luck getting the top to stay open with one hand and again the shape causes it to fall or side to the ground. All while trying to get something out of put a laptop in. I've almost torched the bag on several occasions. Just because of those two things.

      I will say it does hold up well in rain for not being weather proof. Stuff in side was damp but not wet after getting caught in a moderate downpour.

      I'll be selling this bag and looking for something else. It's been almost two years and the bag has held up well, but so well I can't keep the top to stay open in its own.

      I also had to take the strap that closed across your chest off. It was realty uncomfortable.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best backpack yet....

      By Dominic

      From manila

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lots Of Pockets And Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Heavy Duty Protection
        • Travel

        Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

        Perfect...

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Honestly the best backpack ever.

        By Jazz

        From Florida

        Pros

        • Lots Of Pockets And Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

            Bought this as a gift. My plan was to stuff it full of books before I gave it to my boyfriend. That plan didn't work out because there was so much room in the backpack I couldn't possibly fill it. It's like Mary Poppins' bag, but with more pockets. My boyfriend loves the backpack and carries it everyday as his briefcase. He also uses it when we travel.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            I have my spire labtop since one month and he's perfect

            By Adrien m

            From Paris, France

            About Me: Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • School

              Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

              I have this bag since one mounth and it's perfect for commuting every day i never had a problem with it.

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

              Best backpack I have ever owned!!

              By Sam

              From Orlando, FL

              About Me: Bargain Hunter, Commuter, Minimalistic, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Light Protection
                • School
                • Travel

                Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

                This is one of the best backpacks I have ever owned. The best thing about this bag is it is actually more comfortable when riding then actually carrying around.

                When I first bought this bag I only had a bike to get to school, run errands, and even buy groceries. In all of these aspects, this bag exceeds expectations. I even used it to go on a 4 day vacation and it fit everything just fine.

                It is large enough to hold everything I use (laptop, charger, 4 composition books, TI-84 calculator, a food container, a wrench, an alan key set, a sweater, and headphones) and then some. Even though the bag is not waterproof, it is VERY weather resistant. I have gotten the bag thoroughly soaked on many occasions and the only water damage is very small parts of my notebooks. One of my favorite features on this bag is the u-lock holder which i use everyday and can be access with both straps still on (which is nice).

                One of the only things I dislike about this bag is the pocket just inside the main compartment that can hold pens, a charger, etc. If it is not closed when trying to stuff books into the bag sometimes they get caught on it. The solution is just to make sure its closed after you use it. Other than that, FANTASTIC bag.

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

                WOW, I love this backpack a ridiculous amount!

                By City Explorer

                From Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me: Practical, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • slightly useless back zipper to retrieve laptop

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Heavy Duty Protection
                • School
                • Travel

                Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

                I spent a lot of time debating which backpack to get. I'm SO pleased with this one. I'm not even a bike rider and I love it. I am an avid city walker though and it's sufficiently comfortable for walking miles with it. The main advantages are its stylish look, durability, fantastic make, and intuitive design. I love the front pockets. They hold a ton of stuff - wallet, keys, makeup, business card case, tissues, etc. You can put your mini umbrella or water bottle in the side net thing. And then in the bag itself, it's pretty huge. You can fit your 15 inch laptop, notebooks, and a lot more. It's probably the best backpack I've ever owned...definitely the coolest looking and best designed.

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

                Nice bag, does not fit a hp650 pro book with a 15" width

                By Ken

                From Windsor, ON, Canada

                About Me: High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Stylish
                • Weatherproof

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets

                Best Uses

                • Commuting

                Comments about Spire Laptop Backpack:

                The bag will fit a 15" (38cm) laptop, but I cannot remove it from the back zipper. The Velcro strap that secures the laptop is not long enough to to secure it in the laptop sleeve. I think if the timbuk2 website say it fits a 15" laptop, it should include securing with a Velcro sleeve.
                Timbuk2 should also include a description in their spec if the bag will sit up on its end. This bag does not, not even when fully loaded. The bag will tip over because of the edge in the back of the bag that prevents it from standing up. I need the bag to stand up to save desktop space and not have the strap sitting on the floor.
                The front pocket net organizer is pretty useless. Thee is no Velcro strap to hold it shape. Anything I put in there falls to the bottom of the bag. I like to see a a Velcro strip to hold it up. It would be a good place to store a pen that I can quickly get to.
                Thought about returning the bag, but the postage to send it back wouldn't really be worth it

                • 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.

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