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Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack

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

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  • Black/Black/Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Truffle - Polyester Canvas
  • Cobalt Full-Cycle Twill - Nylon
  • Night Blue/Pacific/Night Blue - Nylon
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Nylon
  • Confetti - Polyester Tweed
  • Diablo - Nylon
  • Carbon/Carbon - Nylon

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  • tsa
  • laptop
  • carry-on
  • tablet
  • warranty

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Total Price: $122.55

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What are the features?

Organization

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

Stretchy external side pocket for u-lock or water bottle

Fit

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

TSA-compliant laptop access; send your bag through security without removing your devices

Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room

Clever Extras

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Laptop compartment fits up to 17" MacBook Pro as well as an iPad in a separate pocket

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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Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
OS 11.4 29.0 11.8 30.0 19.7 50.0 8.7 22.0 2.2 1.0 1,831 30.0

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OS 11.4 29.0 16.9 43.0 1.2 3.0 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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Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (77)
  • Attractive (74)
  • Roomy (66)
  • Lightweight (62)
  • Great features (56)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Not enough pockets (3)
  • Too small (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (77)
  • Computer (62)
  • Travel (62)
  • School (57)
  • Office (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (63), Career (54), Modern (41), Comfort-oriented (32), Stylish (29)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (52), Personal (46)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88), Yes (8)

Reviewed by 110 customers

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5.0

asdadad

By asdadad

From asdadad

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Cycling

Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

asdadad

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Been all over the US and Africa 2x

By BTuck

From Seattle, WA

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Day Trips
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

I bought this for a work trip to Rwanda a year ago (I worked for a nonprofit organization at the time) and the bag traveled well and held up very well! Since then it's been on several plane trips and most recently Ethiopia. It doesn't show hardly any signs of wear.

My only complaint is that because of the larger size you can pack it heavy and the straps are not the most comfortable if you really load it down. It can also be harder to fit underneath an airplane seat fully loaded but it can be done!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shoulda bought this bag three years ago.

By Kara

From Milwaukee, WI

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • School

    Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

    I can't believe I didn't buy this bag months ago. I was sure that this bag wouldn't be large enough to fit all the stuff I tote around (I commute to and from campus on the daily with books, a laptop, and a lunch), but I was totally wrong. I also ended up taking this bag on a four day trip to San Francisco, and it held all my clothes and toiletries with room to spare.
    Additionally, I really like that the laptop compartment is separate from the rest of the bag; my water bottle (the water bottle side pocket is another plus) ended up leaking into the largest zip compartment at one point, but the padded laptop sleeve kept my Macbook completely dry.
    All in all, I fricking love this bag. Thanks, Timbuk2, you're the realest.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Backpack Ever!!

    By Travels in Style

    From Colorado

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

      Took this with as our carry-on and daypack while in Brazil. Comfortable for both me (5'2") and my husband (6'0") to carry. Lots of compartments to stay organized. Great bag.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good for daily use

      By RonS

      From Atl, GA

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • No Key Clasp
      • Slippery Straps

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

      I bought this for my daily commute and occasional flights. Haven't had it through TSA yet. I doubt they'll let me get way with it at a large airport like ATL, but we'll see.

      In general, I am very pleased with the pack. It is durable, with lots of pockets and is deceptively spacious. It holds my 17" MacBook Pro and an iPad, with plenty of room for a few file folders and even an overnight's worth of clothing. Looks good, and not too silly with a suit every day.

      What I don't like... there isn't any grip on the shoulder straps. The reality is that most folks don't wear a backpack on both shoulders most of the time, so grip is important. The straps are comfortable, but they are constantly sliding off my shoulders, even over a suit coat.

      I'm also disappointed at the lack of a key clasp/lanyard. Especially when I'm traveling, I want to clip my keys in and forget them until I'm back at my home airport to pick up my car. They're also convenient for clipping a wedding ring to when going through security checkpoints. Big oversight for such a small addition, IMO.

      The strap cinches do slip a little, but not badly (probably another side effect of single-shoulder use). Also, they claim it will fit a 17" MacBook Pro - and it does, but *barely*.

      Don't get me wrong - this is a great pack. But it's frustrating just how close it is to perfect!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Travel Bag!

      By JP

      From Seattle, WA

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

        Picked up this bag for a new job that requires a lot of travel with laptop and projector. Can easily fit in my gear with a few days of clothes as well. A lot of compartments to store cables and travel needs.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good!

        By Alex

        From Dallas, TX

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Heavy / bulky 

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

        Got this bag a few weeks ago, and I'm loving it so far. The back panel doesn't have the best ventilation because of the design but it is still very practical to use. Haven't taken it through security yet but I have used the laptop compartment and it is well designed

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best shoulder straps in years

        By SafetyCliff

        From Belmont, CA

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Good Strap Length
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

          I had a Blogger 2.0 case because I want/need a TSA friendly design, but the Blogger's single strap was too much on one shoulder. When this bag showed up on sale with a great tweed fabric I grabbed it and am very pleased.

          There are about 8 or 10 computer bags in the bottom of my closet: none of them is perfect, and I have found that the larger bags tend to fill up and get too heavy. The shoulder straps are very comfortable, and when I just grab the bag on one shoulder it stays put, does not tend to slide off. This bag has enough room for my extras I pack for the airplane, but not too much so that it get filled with other junk. I have no problem with the computer side access except that the zippers are not as smooth-moving as I expect, seem to be small for the openings, and: only ONE elastic side pocket? Need two.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Backback

          By Heywood

          From SLC, UT

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Great Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • School

            Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

            Great backback. I had a messenger bag for 10 years. The zipper broke. I sent it back to get fixed. The next thing I know, Timbuk2 has given me a credit. The credit was enough to buy this backpack--which is fantastic. I actually feel kind of bad that I got a brand new bag after 10 years.

            The backback works great for my needs, including books, office items and computer. If there is one thing that I would fix....In order to open the TSA computer slot, you have to lay the bag completely down. I can't get my computer out without putting the bag on a desk.

            That is a small worry given how good the bag is.

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

            Great backpack!

            By amBALAMPS

            From Las Vegas, NV

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

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

              The backpack was a perfect fit. Great design and the unique TSA pocket for the laptop is super cool. It seems slender but has a large middle pocket area that can hold tons of stuff. It is tough and durable and worth it, definitely a great buy!

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

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