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Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack

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

Starting at $119.00 $95.00 $119.00
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  • Black/Black/Black - Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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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
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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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  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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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.

Reviews (142)

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Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack
 
4.3

(based on 142 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (95)
  • Comfortable (77)
  • Roomy (66)
  • Lightweight (63)
  • Great features (56)

Cons

  • Poor quality (8)
  • Uncomfortable  (7)
  • Too small (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (3)
  • Not enough compartments (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (96)
  • Computer (81)
  • Office (70)
  • School (70)
  • Travel (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (85), Career (70), Modern (52), Comfort-oriented (49), Stylish (39)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (52), Personal (47)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), Yes (11)

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4.0

Great practical backpack

By Stephers

From Scranton, PA

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Extended trips 
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

    Overall a great backpack. Not my first choice in terms of attractiveness but couldn't find a backpack that was better suited for travel, school, etc. the backpack is very light and has just enough compartments. The tsa friendly compartment was one of the main reasons I purchased it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By LIz

    From El Paso, TX

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

      I was able to travel through 3 countries with this pack and not have any problems with TSA. I just unzipped the compartment with the computer and went on through. Thanks Timbuk2

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Compact yet spacious

      By Billy the traveler & student

      From San Francisco, CA

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Extended trips 
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

        The TSA compliant laptop pouch is super! It saves a lot of time at the airport. Also, I like the additional handle on the side of the backpack which allows it to be carried like a briefcase. This addition makes for quick grab and go. The design is superb in the sense that when you're carrying it on your back and need to pull out your keys, boarding pass, chap stick, whatever, it can be easily accessed by the small front zipped pouch. The way it is designed requires NOT that you take off your backpack to access the pouch.

        Honestly, I can't think of many cons. Maybe...a better designed pouch to hold a computer cord or mouse. However, the current design is not bad.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        A road warrior's bag

        By bvanwely

        From Baltimore, MD

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Low Profile- Good For Rus
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

          Fits close to the body, low-profile, easy to maneuver on crowded transport.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          BEST BAG EVER!!

          By VERSYS TREKER

          From BALL GROUND, GA

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

          Pros

          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

            WORK, TRAVEL. COMMUTING ON MOTORCYCLE.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Awesome Backpack

            By Matt "The Traveler"

            From Port Jefferson, New York

            Pros

            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Lightweight 
            • Love The Design
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                This is a light-weight, compact backpack that has a ton of space in it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Super comfortable to use!

                By @sabarasaba

                From London, UK

                About Me: Career, Modern

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • High Quality

                Cons

                • Wears quickly

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Day Trips

                Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                I use this bag every time I have to travel abroad for less than a week.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Surprised, but not in a good way.

                By Jason

                From boone, nc

                About Me: Career, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable 
                • Good Organization

                Cons

                • Poor Quality
                • Uncomfortable 

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Computer

                Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                My first timbuk2 product. They have quite a following, so I was expecting greatness. I purchased the $100+ backpack on sale for ~$45ish. What I received was a $50 pack at maximum. I will keep it for that price as I like the design, but would definitely be returning if I paid full price. The zippers seem of poor quality and are very stiff. The material looks like it will last but is very coarse and is discolored easily by being brushed against. The overall appearance could be described as "meh". Will probably be my first and last from this company.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                fits my college and weekend needs

                By Val

                From Dallas, TX

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

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy / bulky 

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                I use this bag to carry school work and weekend clothes. I do not stay home on the weekends and this holds everything perfectly. My macbook air, power cables, 3 days of clothing,a binder and a textbook. Theres also room for my toiletries. What i love most is the great laptop protection, the sleeve even has room for my incase laptop case inside it. The one thing i dislike about this bag is that it has some considerable weight to it even before putting my items in it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Amazing Backpack!

                By Dan

                From Claremont, CA

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

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • Functional
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight 

                Cons

                • Laptop Sleeve Design

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Mobile office
                • School

                Comments about Uptown Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack:

                I am head over heels for this backpack. I have very particular taste and it takes a lot for me to be sold on something, particularly when I order it online and don't get a real feel for it before receiving it.

                I kind of operate in a mobile office manner. My computer, moleskin notebook, iPad, pens, flash drives, chargers, books, headphones, external hard drive and other things I use on a regular basis all need to be organized in a way that is functional and compact, avoiding bulk and disorganized chaos.

                This backpack has helped me achieve this goal. I won't go over every detail of how I've organized my personal items, but this ended up being a non-issue. The right pocket exists for everything I needed to tow, and it achieves this in a way that maintains the compactness of the backpack. I can really pack this thing and it doesn't feel as though it's become bulky or bulging.

                The straps, zippers, and other pieces seem really durable. The padded sleeve on the back for a computer is really protective (there are actually two different sleeves in that pocket). I ordered the brown canvas backpack and am a huge fan. The brown nylon helps me enjoy the comfort of a backpack while maintaining the image of professionalism. It also seems like it will wear nicely over time. It's a win-win.

                My only complaint, which is very minor, has to do with the laptop compartment in this bag. Although it is protective, zips down to pass through security at airports, and fits my 13 in. macbook pro retina really nicely, I wish there was a zipper on the side to access my computer. Every time I want to take it out I have to reverse the straps over the front of the backpack and open the back pocket all the way to get it out. It's a small price to pay for everything else that is so great about this backpack.

                This is one of many backpacks I've tried, and isn't the first timbuk2 bag I've used. I highly recommend the Uptown. It fits my needs perfectly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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