Comments about the Bruce Pack
Historically Timbuk2 has an issue with making bags that look awesome, super high quality in craftsmanship and materials, but low on functionality. I bought the Timbuk2 Bruce Pack for travel. I do a lot of international travel with film crews in my career. I generally pack a few days worth of light clothes, my Macbook Pro laptop, and the basics, chargers, notebook, lip balm, wipes, just basic stuff. This bag looks amazing sure, has a bunch of pockets too, but when you fill up the main compartment, the exterior and even laptop sleeve area become totally useless. There is nothing to give and they don't expand. I put sunglass in one outside pocket and they were nearly crushed. I can reach to one of the outside pockets to grab my wallet and passport swiftly because the all of the pockets are so tight after using the main compartment. It's a basic design flaw, oversight or just bad thought behind it. I have 4 Timbuk2 bags and they all have this problem. Look good, made well, but crammed so tight, it's like trying to store things in a backpack made out of concrete.