Uptown Backpack

Style # 252-3-1022

The go-to laptop backpack traveler for WFF (Working from Fiji).

$ 82.99 $ 119
137 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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle and New Balance shoes, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

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Uptown Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of pockets and features (115)
  • Stylish (106)
  • Comfortable strap (85)
  • Good protection (83)
  • Rugged (49)

Cons

  • Not weatherproof (16)
  • Uncomfortable strap (13)
  • Not enough pockets (4)
  • Wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (106)
  • Commuting (104)
  • School (59)
  • Heavy duty protection (17)
  • Light protection (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (108), Stylish (61), Budget shopper (25), High-end shopper (13), Career (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (66), Personal (57)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (115), Yes (12)

Reviewed by 136 customers

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5.0

Perfect for serious travelers!

By KJ

From MN

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight
  • Roomy
  • Small pockets in easy access spots

Cons

  • Big section needs a divider/pocket to organize.

Best Uses

  • Books
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • School
  • Travel

Comments about Uptown Backpack:

Just used on a 10 day trip across N. Italy and it was so comfortable and roomy enough that I only needed a small carry on suitcase. Very tough and durable. My son has had the same style for 9months, traveling Europe with it, and very happy with it.

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

Great backpack

By Ivan Moreno

From Union City, CA

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Roomy
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Can get heavy

Best Uses

  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Uptown Backpack:

Really like this backpack. When I bought it I was torn between this and a Northface. I am very happy with my decision. There is tons of room for gadgets and their accessories. I carry a 15" MacBook Pr, iPad, and 3 mobile phones all with accessories. Everything fits well.

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

Not very good, sad story about Timbuk

By DCBiker

From Washington DC

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Features

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Office

Comments about Uptown Backpack:

I have owned 3 pieces of Timbuk backpack and shoulder bag. The old ones had much better quality , the material and zipper were better. The uptown backpack material is stiff, cheap , the zipper is hard to open. However, I can live with that. The worst 3 things are :

1. The laptop compartment is not a good design, it sits too low so if you have a big 15in laptop PC it makes the backpack very uncomfortable to carry .

2. The laptop compartment is too narrow, it is not enough room to fit a 15in PC engineering laptop like the workstation HP zbook in there, It is just too small. The macbook pro laptops are fine, but not everyone uses MBP.

3. The straps are too thin, need more padding, and the straps shouldn't get in the way when you take out your laptop.

The uptown backpack is very stylish and practical with all the small pockets. I loved it much better than my Tummi Kingsville . However, my Tummi is far more comfortable to wear than this backpack.

I think this backpack has a very bad design, and at the cost of the backpack, there are much better option.

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

I won't need to buy this again. but if I did, I would

By Dunk

From Atlanta, GA

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Travel

    Comments about Uptown Backpack:

    I use this to transport my work laptop around the country.

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not the best quality

    By Kevin

    From Boston MA

    About Me: Career

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Uptown Backpack:

        I have had this bad less than a few weeks and already there are scuff marks on the outside of the bag from gentle use. I bought a Timbuktu bag because I've had such great luck in the past with quality and durability. This time I am extremely disappointed.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredibly great backpacks!

        By BC

        From San Francisco

        About Me: Career, Stylish

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Need to add 1-2 more small pockets with zippers

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Uptown Backpack:

        Work

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Flops

        By Rod

        From NEW YORK CITY, NY

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets
        • One huge, frustrating design flaw (See comments)

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Uptown Backpack:

        When you place the pack down and try to set it upright, it immediately flops onto its back. The design of the pack did not take into consideration the desire to place it down in an upright position on the floor, a desk, chair, ect. It's frustrating to have a flop down all the time and constantly having to try to situate it so that it's supported by something.

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

        Just what I have been looking for

        By Pigguyin

        From Singapore

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Books
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Uptown Backpack:

          I was looking for a bag that I can use to carry my laptop, papers, small pouches and at the same time, place them at different compartments. This bag is exactly what I needed. There were enough compartments to store all the different items separately. The flexible straps are fantastic, just like any other Timbuk2 backpacks that I've had. I like the fact that the laptop compartment is separate but unfortunately the straps are kind of obstructing the access to the laptop. However, overall, I am still loving this bag and would definitely recommend it to others.

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

          I would by this again

          By Madcomer

          From South lake tahoe

          About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Uptown Backpack:

            Use for work and school. Great design

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Color not as shown

            By Christie

            From Minneapolis

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Uptown Backpack:

            I bought the uptown in Currant. Based on the photo, I expected a bright brick color - instead it was brown! It looked nothing at all like the image. I would never have ordered that color so I immediately turned it - never even used it. Unfortunately, that's also when I learned returns aren't free. Really disappointed because I've heard so many good things about timbuk2 but I really didn't love my experience.

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

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            Organization

            Front zip pocket for small bits

            Large main compartment for books, jacket, and other carry-on essentials

            Stretchy external side pocket for u-lock or water bottle

            Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

            Fit

            Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

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

            Clever Extras

            Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

            Origin

            Imported

            Laptop/Tablet

            Laptop pocket fits 15" MacBook and iPad

            What's this all about?

            Just because your commute occasionally takes you cross-country instead of across town doesn't mean you need more than a laptop backpack. The Uptown has designated spots for your laptop, iPad and peripherals as well as your non-gadgety items. Plus, it opens up to lay flat on its way through security.

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