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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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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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Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack
 
4.4

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (103)
  • Comfortable strap (88)
  • Good protection (86)
  • Weather proof (83)
  • Lots of pockets and features (77)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (20)
  • Insufficient padding (11)
  • Not weatherproof (9)
  • Uncomfortable strap (6)
  • Wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (105)
  • Travel (80)
  • School (55)
  • Heavy duty protection (31)
  • Light protection (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (94), Stylish (57), Budget shopper (28), High-end shopper (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (84), Business (37)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (113), Yes (8)

Reviewed by 122 customers

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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
     
    5.0

    Probably, the perfect bicyclist bag.

    By Angu, the Rocket Scientologist

    From Davis/SF/LA

    About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

    I had been on the market to purchase a sufficiently well padded backpack to protect a 15 inch Macbook on my daily bike commutes. A pretty thorough survey led me to two options: the Timbuk2 Spire and the Chrome Barrage Cargo. The following are some of my thoughts having tried both backpacks:

    Pros for the Timbuk2 Spire over Chrome Barrage:
    1. Macbook storage: The sleeve that the backpack sits in is just so well padded. Having cracked a screen on it from an earlier minor fall, I am pretty confident that I won't have to worry about that. The Barrage on the other hand has no padding whatsever. The barrage also lacks a dedicated laptop sleeve, form what I remember, which means that every time you place your bag on the ground, you will feel the 'thunk' on your laptop.

    2. Main compartment storage: There are some small pouches in the main compartment of the backpack for pen storage and other odds and ends, which I don't remember seeing in the Barrage (correct me if I am wrong). These could have been better designed, however, as sometimes the pens can spill over and into the main storage area.

    3. Quick-access to computer: Don't have to constantly open your backpack to get to your computer which is a huge positive, in my eyes.

    4. Perfect size for biking: There is something about how comfortable I feel with this backpack on which I can't say about any of the others. I carry a lot of stuff with me at any time, and the Spire meets my needs. However, the Barrage seemed a heckuva lot bigger and equally comfortable though i didn't put in too many bike hours with it.

    5. Hooked closure system: I really like the hooked closure system with multiple height levels to really compress the pack if there isn't much in there. Not a fan of the plastic closure system on the Barrage.

    Pros for the Barrage over the Chrome:
    1. Water-proof/weatherproof: This thing is coated with tarp or something on the inside and there is absolutely no way anything that you put in there is going to get even damp on the bike ride. If this is a priority for you, get the Barrage. However, if a bicycle is your primary mode of transport (as it is for me), you will need to invest in some serious protection for your laptop/electronic devices if you choose this pack.

    2. Prettier/more utilitarian on the outside: This is my personal opinion but I felt like I liked the look of the net on the Chrome. What's also cool is the usage of the net to actually store stuff like helmets, which the Spire lacks. It's also a rollmop, which I can't say is completely true for the Spire.

    OVERALL: The purpose of this backpack is to let me get to work on a bike and protect my laptop and maybe carry some groceries on the way home. This pack more than meets those needs and also looks pretty sexy doing it.

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

    Worth the purchase

    By Classic Bag

    From Baltimore, MD

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        This is my second Timbuk2 bag, and I haven't been disappointed yet. Truly worth the purchase based on style, space inside the bag.

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

        Glad to order this Backpack, very convenient and stylish.

        By Chuchai

        From Bangkok, Thailand

        About Me: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Insufficient Padding

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        I use this backpack for a short trip away from Thailand. So convenient and friendly for TSA. Suit both business and personal trips.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Quality and Customer Service Problems

        By Nick

        From Atlanta

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Design
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features

        Cons

        • Quality

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

        I purchased this bag a few weeks ago after seeing some good reviews of it online. As a bicycle commuter, it seemed to offer a lot of functionality I was missing in my prior bag. However, I had a quality issue with the bag as soon as I removed it from the packaging. The sternum strap broke the moment I attempted to unsnap it. I emailed customer service on July 23 and never heard back, and their auto-reply states that follow-up emails will send you to the end of the queue. So overall, it seems like there's a great design to the product, but it's not worth the quality issues and lack of customer support.

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

        Great Pack

        By Ryan the scooter

        From Boston

        About Me: Practical

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Lots Of Pockets And Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

          Great pack, it's everything I'd hoped for. I had one of their one strap satchels and it was great but as I started carrying more to the office I felt like I needed more even weight distribution. So glad I made the switch to this.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An awesome bag!! Just wish they had a leftie version :D

          By Dee

          From Washington, DC

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

            I have only had this bag for about a month, but I immediately fell in love with it and have been using it to tote all of my stuff during my commute every day since then. One thing I love is how this bag manages to simultaneously fit everything, including a 15" mac book, into a streamlined silhouette AND make it feel lighter than it did in my old backpack. I also love the positioning of the outer pockets and how much space each has - you'd never guess from the outside!! The only thing about this bag that I wish I could change is the orientation: both front pockets and the water bottle holder are closest to your right hand when its on your back, which makes them super accessible for most people, but which has made quickly grabbing things stashed in these an awkward exercise for my left-handed self. I'm getting used to it, though!! (maybe getting a left-handed version is already a thing and I missed it?)

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

            Great bag

            By Mikey Likes It

            From Santa Monica, CA

            About Me: Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Convenient
            • Fire
            • Good Protection
            • Lots Of Pockets And Features
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Carry Lots Of Stuff
              • Commuting
              • Heavy Duty Protection
              • Organizing Stuff
              • Travel

              Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

              Wanted an everyday bag as well as a bag to replace my current travel bag (North Face Borealis) and this bag stacks up nicely. Great material, great styling, Timbuk2 has done it again with this bag. Loving every second of using it. Only complaint I would have is maybe an extra pocket (I love organizational compartments) and thicker shoulder straps. Just being nitpicky but honestly, this bag is as close to perfection as it gets. Kudos Timbuk2!

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I love this bag......but

              By Hornethomer

              From Sydney

              About Me: Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Protection
              • Rugged
              • Stylish
              • Weatherproof

              Cons

              • Not Enough Pockets
              • Too Narrow

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Heavy Duty Protection
              • Travel

              Comments about Spire 15-Inch MacBook Laptop Backpack:

              Let's be clear I absolutely love this bag, I love the design, I love the quality and I love the flexibility of adding attachments.
              I bought this backpack really to protect my MacBook and needing space for my commute to work. I also wanted the easy access to the laptop.
              The big issue with this bag is you can't get much in it, it's so narrow that I can't really even get in a lunchbox. The bag is 32 litres but be warned that means you are struggling as it has no depth. When the bag is full the front pocket (only pocket) becomes redundant, you can't get anything in or out easily.
              It's painful and I hate the limitations but if I'm honest I still love it and can deal with the challenges. It's unique, it's cool and I love the design. Also not too many people with these in Australia.

              • 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.