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Swig Laptop Backpack

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

Starting at $89.00 $57.85 $89.00
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Selected Color Grey Solstice - Polyester Canvas
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  • Black/Olive - Nylon
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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-inspired carry-all pack that fits men AND women (Hallelujah!). Its large internal compartment accommodates our daily haul and an internal organization panel makes it easy to find your sticks and keys. Its fully padded laptop sleeve with Swing Around provides easy access to your laptop, ipad or files, and its stretchy u-lock pocket and back pods for ventilation make the Swig a favorite of bike commuters.

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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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Reviews (240)

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Swig Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 240 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (192)
  • Comfortable (121)
  • Lightweight (110)
  • Durable (105)
  • Great features (89)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (26)
  • Not enough room (13)
  • Too small (10)
  • Color not as expected (4)
  • Not enough compartments (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (158)
  • School (143)
  • Travel (127)
  • Computer (117)
  • Office (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (170), Comfort-oriented (147), Stylish (79), Modern (78), Career (72)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (93), Business (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (209), Yes (19)

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4.0

Most. Excellent.

By David

From Seattle

About Me: Motorcycle Instructor, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy Access
  • Good Organization
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Well built

Cons

  • No Key Strap In Zip Pocke

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Over-night Bag

Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

Fits my laptop just fine, with room for a tablet.
An excellent over-night bag when I have to travel for work.
Comfortable.

I wish it had a strap in the zip-pocket for my keys, like my other Timbuk2 bags.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Love my Swig

By Jackie

From Calgary, Canada

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Traveling

    Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

    Found myself using the side zips constantly, especially on road trips. I was concerned about the straps pinching the back of my neck at first, but loosening them out a few inches makes it perfect. The Swig is also a bit short which fits nicely, as I've had other bags end out on my bottom and create the lower back gap. Made silencers for mine as I didn't know which Timbuk2 ones would fit.
    Love the colour (tropical limestone - gray), the stiffness of the back, the just-right inside volume, the straps, the sturdiness, and the overall look.
    I use it to treck around town and carry my sketching art supplies with me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    It's good

    By Marc

    From Blacksburg, VA

    About Me: Practical, Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • School

      Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

      This bag was recommended to me by my girlfriend, and I can see why.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Small improvements possible

      By Web Designer / Weekend Musician

      From Midwest, USA

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Professional

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Traveling

      Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

      I've owned this bag for about a month now and I travel every weekend with it across the country and during the week I commute with it.

      This is a great bag: The division of the compartments is excellent. This was the perfect size for me; not too bulky but with plenty of storage. It is built super well.

      It could use some improvement: I wish the straps on the back that secure the exterior pouch could be hidden or removed along with the top loop. These two items make the backpack... look like a backpack. I'd rather have something a little more professional so I don't feel like a school kid going to work.

      It's a great looking and super functional backpack but it is a BACKPACK. With a few tweaks it might end up fooling the boss that you have a slim messenger bag.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Cavernous

      By Vince the anthropologist

      From Aspen, CO

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • Traveling

        Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

        When initially exploring the bag I discovered a new species of sightless fish and a tribe of pygmies that had never been contacted by modern man.

        This bag is that deep. If you have a lot of stuff to lug around but don't want to look it, this is the bag for you.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        What I needed

        By rollonyoubears

        From Cambridge, MA

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Straps Are Stiff

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • School

        Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

        I switched to a backpack from a one shoulder bag and was looking for something that allowed me to access at least one pocket without having wrestle the bag into an accessible position. When I saw the two side zippers as an alternative way of getting into the bag, I was very excited. The one accessing the smaller compartment (which actually, isnt that small--it's the full height of the bag, but doesnt allow for much expansion outwards) is great for accessing phone and wallet. However, because it's a fairly big pocket, it can get hard to reach in when your bag is full and find what you want to find. There's plenty of small pockets in the front compartment (not accessible by zipper), including a zipper pocket.

        The bag fits a lot for how small it looks (laptop, accessories, lunches, water bottle, and an extra cardigan). I really like the two toned gray and the blue. The bottle opener serves as a great key clip if you have a carabiner.

        The downside is that the bag cant sit up straight. There's no structure at the bottom. It kind of feels like there's no cushion at the bottom of the laptop sleeve. I personally would've preferred a zipper sleeve since there's still a little bit of a hole on the sides when the bag is folded down and it seems like water can get in that way. I was also hoping for a more cushioned straps, and it still feels pretty stiff, but am hoping it'll get better over time.

        It's a great bag and sits fairly flat against your body.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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.

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        • 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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            Style and Comfort

            By Professor

            From Phoenix, AZ

            About Me: Career

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer

              Comments about Swig Laptop Backpack:

              I used a messenger bag for many years and I have alignment issues in my upper back (as a result of carrying the bags and my kids, too). I carry a MacBook Pro and work supplies daily. I am a petite female and I needed a bag with compartments, padding for a computer and that would distribute the weight better. This backpack rocks! It met all of this criteria and it looks cool, too.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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