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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
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Nylon
  • Dusk Blue/Black/Clementine - Nylon
  • Confetti - Polyester Tweed
  • Diablo - Nylon
  • Carbon/Carbon - Nylon
  • Night Blue/Pacific/Night Blue - Nylon

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  • tsa
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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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External Dimensions

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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Size Width True Width Height True Height Depth
  in cm in cm in cm
OS 11.4 29.0 16.9 43.0 1.2 3.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, 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 Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (83)
  • Comfortable (77)
  • Roomy (66)
  • Lightweight (63)
  • Great features (56)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Too small (4)
  • Not enough pockets (3)
  • Uncomfortable  (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (82)
  • Computer (67)
  • School (62)
  • Travel (62)
  • Office (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (72), Career (60), Modern (47), Comfort-oriented (40), Stylish (33)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (52), Personal (47)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 122 customers

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4.0

Good versatility and density

By Robin the commuter

From Irvine, CA

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

    The main thing I like about this backpack is that it has the right density of pockets and compartments. The mesh pockets are useful for finding just the right cable. The side-access laptop zipper is key.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Giraud

    From NY

    About Me: Modern, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • School

      Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

      Super, everybody love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Top product

      By Giraud

      From NY

      About Me: Modern, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cycling
        • Day Trips
        • School

        Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

        Great Job

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice backpack.

        By Scooby

        From Puerto Rico

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 

          Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

          This is my second backpack and is a nice one just like the other.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          a terrific bag!

          By Maria

          From New York

          About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

            I use this backpack for grad school. The separate computer pocket is wonderful and very comfortable. The backpack doesn'the stick out very far, but easily holds gym clothes, lunch, my computer, etc. I love this bag!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Wish I could say I loved it but...

            By mh

            From Boston, MA

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Love The Look

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments
            • Too small
            • Uncomfortable 

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 

            Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

            Love the look, and the TSA-friendliness. But, it was SO uncomfortable when I tried it on my back -- the stiff pads of the straps dug into the base of my neck. Not sure how anyone could really wear it. One thing I liked about it was the padding, but it just needs to be lower or set farther apart...or something!? Also, I thought I could live without having 2 water bottle holders (one on each side), and a storage unit for my sunglasses like my existing laptop-backpack does. But alas, I realized that those things are important to me. I hope they'll be included in a redesign...along with some fix for the shoulder pad problem. I love my other Timbuk2 products though!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Features as advertised, quality beyond

            By EJ

            From NJ

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

            Pros

            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office

              Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

              This bag is just as advertised with respect to its features. The quality is beyond expectation.

              I've only used it for a week so far but I find it very comfortable. The pockets are useful. My only criticism is that the bottle pocket on the side is not deep enough to securely hold most bottles (hence the missing star) Though, from what I've seen this is common.

              My next flight isn't for a couple weeks yet but I can see this being quite convenient. The TSA compliant flip down pocket is large without being bulky. The straps flip out of the way of the laptop pocket much more easily than I imagined.

              The quality is far beyond what I thought. It feels very durable, something real important to me as I don't travel light and I purchased this only because I had complety worn out my last bag.

              Highly recommended

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              TSA-Friendly, NOT Computer-Friendly

              By Biz Traveler

              From Austin, TX

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                    If you value your computer, DON'T BUY THIS BAG!

                    While I appreciate the attempt to design an easily-accessible computer sleeve into this bag, it is insufficient to protect something as valuable as the MacBook Air my company allows me to use. If the zipper is not closed and the velcro strap not in place, the laptop will fly out of the bag and across the room when you throw the backpack over your shoulder. You might wonder, who would be stupid enough not to close the zipper?

                    Well, I've done it twice and I can't be the only one. Think about it. If you throw the backpack over your left shoulder with that backpack zipper open, physics is not your friend! The bag will stop when it hits your back and the computer will continue its motion out of the bag and across the room. Flying computers and cement floors are not a good match!

                    If the sleeve opened at the top and had a similar velcro enclosure, this would not be a problem.

                    I HAVE CALLED TIMBUK2 AND DISCUSSED THIS ISSUE WITH A CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE AND MY DESIGN CONCERNS WERE BRUSHED ASIDE.

                    Don't get me wrong. I'm not some newbie Timbuk2 user. I'm a big fan of Timbuk2. I still have my first design-your-own messenger bag from 20+ years ago, another messenger bag, suitcase and cycling accessories.

                    But this design is too cute by half, and that makes it a bad design. I have attached pics of my damaged MacBook Air to accompany this cautionary tale.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Simplified packing for 3-day trip

                    By Mika802

                    From Burlington, VT

                    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Comfortable 
                    • Durable 
                    • Lightweight 
                    • Roomy 

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                      I recently had a surgery and the doctors said I couldn't carry more than 20 lbs whe recovering. I had to travel for workshop and needed a simple carry on bag to pack all my stuff. I managed to pack 3 days of clothes (Eagle Creek compact envelope helped compress clothes), toiletries, mug, laptop, kindle. The bag fit under the seat and I was able to deplane without a hitch.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      So disappointed

                      By Warrior Two

                      From Berkeley, CA

                      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Heavy / bulky 
                        • Poor Quality
                        • Uncomfortable 

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                          I wish I could return this bag, but school had already started and I needed something fast. It's heavy and bulky; even with adjustments, the straps are configured so that they bite into my neck (it almost feels like someone grabbing my neck from the back--and I'm not a big person). The zippers are poor quality and sticky, and you have to turn the straps inside out in order to open the laptop compartment. Least important, but worth mentioning: the blue bag is a lot darker IRL than in the picture. Sad that I wasted a lot of money on this bag.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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