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Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag

Style # 528-4-2000

A grown up duffel bag that doubles as a backpack.

$149

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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.

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Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag
 
4.5

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (49)
  • Roomy (47)
  • Durable (45)
  • Lightweight (41)
  • Comfortable (38)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (9)

Best Uses

  • Travel (54)
  • Commuting (11)
  • Computer (7)
  • School (5)
  • Short travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (43), Career (25), Comfort-oriented (22), Modern (21), Stylish (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (40), Business (18)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (3), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 66 customers

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5.0

My favorite Timbuk2 bag so far

By paulywogger

From Alamosa, CO

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Great Features
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

    I've used this bag mostly for weekend trips and found it fits very well in the overhead bins. It has a bit more room than other similar bags, and it seems to look pretty decent over the shoulder. I particularly like the absence of excess straps on the exterior and the separate shoe compartment. It seems to have just enough pockets and space for everything I need.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great for business or casual travel

    By A globetrotter

    From Washington, DC

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Build Quality
    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Possible Design Flaw

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

    I picked the Wingman specifically for travel and have taken it on three domestic (USA) flights so far. I easily carried a mix of clothes for 3-4 days, and never had a problem at the gate or fitting it into overhead bins or under the seat. Some might be turned off by the lack of structue but, like Gumby, it bends and flexes when needed but still keeps its shape well. Grab any of the carry handles and you know this bag is solid and going wherever you need it to. The Goldrush fabric is sharp; a subtle hex pattern with dark yellow accent stitching, it is understated but retains just the right amount of unique style. It seems just as durable as my collection of messengers.

    However, there's one really notable flaw: a single layer of fabric covers the backpack straps on the exterior. I'm not excessively rough on my kit but I don't baby it either, and these are definite abrasion points when the bag is full and the weight is on this side. A thin piece of plastic sandwiched on the interior adds a small amount of rigidity to the bag, but also concentrates pressure on the straps and against that one sheet of cloth -- when bouncing against your leg, being dragged through security, or sliding on furniture or the floor. I'm hoping it won't be a problem long term, but vinyl or some foam on the interior of the pocket would have been an easy preventative fix. (Yeah, ok, I suppose I could put it on the other side, but still...)

    Overall, a great bag and a great purchase.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Roomy carry-on

    By LCHdesigner

    From Marin County, CA

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

      I used this for a 2 week trip to Alaska when I wanted to only take a carry-on. I also want it for future use for city breaks etc. The design attracted me as it seemed to be flexible with the various different carrying options.
      The bag was great to use as it is roomy and strong, plus looks very cool in the grey carbon color. However, when full the shoulder/chest straps on their own are insufficient to carry the bag as it is big enough to be quite heavy with a full load of clothes/shoes/gear and gave me neck/shoulder ache in a way that a true backpack does not. It really needs a waist strap to make the backpack function useable. I found myself eyeing up a set of luggage wheels in the airport (which I resisted) and am now considering if I can make my own waist belt somehow to make it more useable in future. Other than this issue, it's a great bag with pockets in the right places and a spacious main compartment.

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

      The one and only!

      By Berta

      From Burbank, CA

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

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • One And Only
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Travel

        Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

        This has been by far the best purchase for travel I have made. I travel a lot and loved it so much I had to get one for my son for his travels. Also loved it so much I had to get the co-pilot as well. Between those two, I never have to have a check on again. I could travel 3 weeks easy. Thank you timbuk2.

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

        Poor quality

        By Nicci

        From Dallas

        About Me: Career

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

            Bag material ripped after first trip. It wasn't packed to maximum consumption. The pocket that holds toiletries is located at the bottom of the backpack, so causes the bottoms of the bag to pull down. Length of bag as a backpack is just not functional for traveling and will cause you back to hurt from the pulling.

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

            DOES NOT FIT 17" LAPTOP

            By GEEVES

            From Los Angeles, CA

            Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

            I dont know what kind of 17 inch laptop they are using, but I have a 15 inch lenovo and there is no way it can fit in the laptop pocket.

             
            5.0

            Good stuff

            By ted

            From Russia / Switzerland

            About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Great Features
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer
              • Travel

              Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

              I use the bag for regularly travelling back to my home country by plane. It enables me to bring along my laptop, cloth and more. Furthermore, I use it too for going to conferences and short trips. The bag is so roomy, that, when filled entirely, it get a little heavy :)

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

              Great size, easy to carry, fits everything I need...

              By Rich G

              From Chapel Hill, NC

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Lightweight
              • Roomy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

                I wanted something that I could take on weekend trips, as well as week or two trips, and this bag does what I want. Well thought out compartments, great straps inside, too zipper layout. The ability to use as a shoulder bag, or grab convenient handles, or convert to a backpack! Exactly what I wanted...

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Nice features but too much bag. Wish it came in 30L size.

                By EBeyond

                From San Francisco

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Great Features
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Too Large

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

                I write this review with the one-bag travelers in mind. I travel carryon only, domestic and international, and my preferred mode is a convertible backpack. Just makes navigating planes, trains, boats, city streets and remoteness so much easier. This bag really has many great features, great organization, and looks cool. But for anyone under 5'6" this bag is overwhelming to carry on your back. It even looks huge on the models in the photos! If you're packing this full, you'll break your shoulders and back from the poor weight distribution if you need to go any distance. If you want to carry 40L, you're likely better off with a true backpack, even though it won't look as cool.

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

                Really nice convertible bag

                By Multitasker

                From Harrisburg, PA

                About Me: Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Roomy

                Cons

                • Mediocre Zippers

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Wingman Carry-On Travel Bag:

                I bought this bag because I was having a hard time fitting everything into my old bag. Carrying a laptop, gym clothes, and paperwork was more than my old bag could handle. The shoe pocket is perfect for sequestering my gym shoes, while the multiple zipper pockets give plenty of room to store papers, folders, and some office supplies. I use the inside zipper pocket to store my laptop. It isn't padded, but it works okay because I mostly only keep workout clothes, gloves, and a towel in the main compartment.

                I like that the bag converts from a messenger bag to a backpack when needed. the bag also just really looks nice.

                The only real cons I found with this bag is that the zippers feel a little sub-par when compared to other Timbuk2 products, and some of the surfaces on the outside are real dirt and dust magnets.

                Overall this is a great bag if you need a flexible travel case or want to consolidate all your daily stuff into one large, but lightweight lugger.

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

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                Organization

                Expandable top compartment for quarantining shoes and toiletries

                Front zip pocket fits phone, passport, and wallet

                Internal compression strap for clamping down your clothes

                Internal mesh wall pocket helps keep things in place

                Fit

                Converts from a duffel to a backpack with removable backpack straps

                Removable shoulder strap enables you to wear it like messenger or briefcase

                Sized for international carry-on - no need to check it

                Clever Extras

                Reinforced grab handles on all sides for and easy heave ho

                Origin

                Imported

                Laptop/Tablet

                Front pocket fits iPad mini

                Padded compartment fits up to a 17" MacBook

                What's this all about?

                The older brother of our original Wingman, this updated Wingman has outgrown hostels. Its sleek new styling works downtown or way way out of town, but its tuck-away backpack straps are still there when you need them. A time-tested traveler, the Wingman's pocketing makes sense. Its large main compartment opens wide for easy packing and a bottom expandable pocket quarantines your shoes or unmentionables from the main compartment. A small front zipper pocket enables quick access to your cards, phone, and passport while secure padded pockets carry up to a 17" MacBook Pro and an iPad. Like a good Wingman, this duffel is ready for anything.