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Swig Laptop Backpack

A slick, urban laptop backpack - fits guys AND girls.

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  • Night Blue/Pacific/Night Blue - Nylon
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  • tsa
  • laptop
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

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What are the features?

Organization

Napoleon side entry pocket has zipper closure for easy in/out without undoing the messenger flap

Stretchy external side pocket for u-lock or water bottle

Fit

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

TSA-friendly laptop access; grab your laptop without taking off your bag

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

TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

TSA-friendly laptop access; grab your laptop without taking off your bag

What's this all about?

A messenger bag-inspired carry-all laptop backpack built for men AND women (Hallelujah!). Two large internal compartments accommodate loads of stuff and the organization panel makes it easy to find your keys. Fully padded but low profile laptop compartment keeps your laptop safe sans the bulk.

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External Dimensions

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OS 12.6 32.0 17.7 45.0 5.1 13.0 1,220 20.0

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OS 11.8 30.0 15.0 38.0 1.6 4.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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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.

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Swig Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (121)
  • Comfortable (121)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Durable (105)
  • Great features (89)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (26)
  • Too small (10)

Best Uses

  • School (141)
  • Computer (110)
  • Commuting (100)
  • Travel (71)
  • Office (64)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (96), Comfort-oriented (76), Stylish (55), Modern (54), Career (46)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (93), Business (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (125), Yes (11)

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3.0

Great but with a major design flaw

By demonslayer

From Seattle, WA

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • Enough Compartments
  • Good Organization
  • Good Strap Length
  • Great Color

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • Office
  • Traveling

Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

This is one of the nicest backpacks I've ever own. I have the dark blue one with the orange straps and the orange really pops against the dark background. It has just the right amount of pockets; not too many, not too few, and holds my laptop, gym clothes, and everyday necessities (cellphone, wallet, etc) quite easily. Also, it comes with a bottle opener. How cool is that?

Unfortunately, it has one major design flaw. The sewing that attaches the padded part of the straps to the adjustable webbing is very poor quality for how much of the load that section has to bear. The strap on mine came undone after less than a week of use, and it's designed in such a way that it must be sewn back together, I couldn't just re-insert it. Because I love this bag so much, I opted to fix it rather than returning it to REI where I bought it, but I'm no seamstress so I anticipate having to fix it again in the future.

I really love this bag, just the straps are very poorly designed compared to the rest of the bag and what I've come to know and expect from Timbuk2. If not for the strap issue this would be 5 stars easily.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great for my commute to work

By Kate

From Seattle, WA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling

    Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

    I've been biking to work with my laptop and a change of clothes. It is very comfortable, has plenty of room, and has lots of great pockets. I think it protects my laptop well! I've 5'4"

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    comfortable for women!

    By Lizzo

    From Denver, CO

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access
    • Enough Compartments
    • Good Organization
    • Good Strap Length
    • Great Color
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Office

      Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

      I'm 5'4", wear a large/10/12 and this bag gives me several things my old messenger couldn't:
      1. narrow width lets me see easily while I'm on my bike
      2. chest strap between straps is well away from my breasts
      3. doesn't slide off my shoulders/back

      I'm thinking of getting the 3-way phone carrier to attach to one of the front straps, but that's the only thing I can think of that this is lacking. The navy color makes this work-appropriate (casual office- I don't carry it around at work, but I wouldn't want to show up with something bright/loud). My laptop fits well and I don't worry about it getting jostled- the weight distribution with groceries is good as well, I haven't had any shoulder pain or stiffness.

      In short, reccomended for women with breasts that can get in the way of messengers- I can't believe I waited this long!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Bicycle buddy

      By Kirsten in Colorado

      From Boulder, CO

      About Me: Commuter, Cyclist, Female, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Cycling
        • Travel

        Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

        My friend suggested this bag to me after I'd been commuting via bicycle with a Timbuk2 messenger bag for years. This bag has saved my back and my commute. First of all cycling with a computer and a change of clothes can definitely wear on your spine, especially without adequate support and padding. These straps conform perfectly to my body and keep the bag moving with me instead of against me (The messenger bag was always sliding around even with that 3rd strap). The padding in back provides awesome comfort and protection for my computer. Plus it has pretty good ventilation, I still sweat but not as much as with other bags (It's a backpack not an antiperspirant)
        This thing is spaaaacious! I feel like I have even more room with it than I did my large messenger bag. If you can't fit everything you need in it, you have no idea how to play Tetris. Which brings me to my next point the accessibility. There are two side entry zippers which is great for shoving stuff in there when I'm bopping in between errands.
        Added bonus I customized it to reflect my style. Purple is for the royals baby!

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

        Perfect for Pedestrian Commuting

        By fatguy1966

        From Minneapolis, Minnesota

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

          I wear this while walking between my office and home. I needed something to hold my lunch, coffee thermos, a spare jacket, my water bottle, and a hat.

          I am also able to carry a portable battery for charging my tablet and phone, my tablet, a small tool kit, paper and pens/pencils.

          Recent rains show that the items in the bag stayed dry while I was using it. I like that quite a bit.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Great Bad - Shipped with holes in it

          By Jaak Jensen

          From Minneapolis, Minnesota

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Quality
          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Computer
          • Cycling

          Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

          Bag is wonderful; good size, totally water-proof, and practically designed. Nevertheless I'm relatively disappointed because it shipped with a number of holes in the pockets.

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

          Well made, almost there

          By tysm

          From Los Angeles, CA

          About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

          • No water bottle pocket
          • Too Many Dangling Straps
          • Too Wide

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

          Use this pack primarily for work (to tote a laptop, cords, papers, etc) and carry a purse separately for my wallet, phone, keys, etc. It's not going to carry 3 text books (it's a small 20L backpack) so no use getting this if that's what you carry. I would like to be able to use it for travel as well but find it a little too stiff (pro and con) and weirdly bulky.

          The good stuff
          - This thing is well built! Even when full, it's not that heavy or cumbersome
          - Straps are comfy and lighten the load
          - Professional looking, love that it comes in solid black including the piping/trim, doesn't scream messenger bag/backpack
          - Enough pockets to sort your stuff

          Stuff they could add/make different
          - It's kind of square and wide, maybe make a smaller version (Swig Lite?) that is not as wide for smaller people. A 13" laptop fits in there with plenty of room to spare
          - Make the buckle straps less visible and dangly

          Overall great pack but I would like to see a less wide version

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

          Perfect size for commuting

          By Jimmy

          From San Francisco

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer

            Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

            Carrying my laptop and snacks

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

            Great for gigging

            By Colin McNutt

            From Pasadena

            About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer

              Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

              I bought this bag very specifically to carry my Ableton Push, laptop, and audio interface to gigs. The Push is reasonably large and heavy, but feel like nothing in this backpack. The only drawback I can think of is sometimes when I fold the flap over to close the bag, it will pull too much where the straps met the back, which causes the back to curve a bit and makes it sort of uncomfortable to wear; but this is quickly remedied by letting the contents settle into place a bit and everything settles out.

              I have never been displeased with a Timbuk2 bag!

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

              AWESOME

              By AMR

              From Singapore

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Features
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Enough Pockets
              • Too Small

              Best Uses

              • Computer
              • Office
              • Travel

              Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

              I rode in the rain with it, pretty heavy for a short while...laptop still dry...but don't risk it due to possible water sipping in from the quick access zippers.

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

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