Uptown Backpack

Style # 252-3-1269

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

$ 71.4 $ 119
Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Selected Color Midway - Rip Lite Polyester

  • Midway - Rip Lite Polyester
  • Surplus - Coated Nylon
  • Jet Black - Coated Nylon
  • Nautical - Coated Nylon
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OS 0.0 0.0 11.2 28.5 11.6 29.5 19.5 49.5 6.5 16.5 2.4 1.1 1,831 30.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

Organization

Front zip pocket for small bits

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

Stretchy external side pocket for u-lock or water bottle

Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

Fit

Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel

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

Clever Extras

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Laptop pocket fits 15" MacBook and iPad

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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Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
159 ReviewsWrite a Review
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

    104

  • 4 Stars

    40

  • 3 Stars

    5

  • 2 Stars

    9

  • 1 Star

    1

Pros

119Stylish
115Lots Of Pockets And Features
95Comfortable Strap
83Good Protection
49Rugged

Cons

16Not Weatherproof
13Uncomfortable Strap
4Not Enough Pockets
3Wears Easily
2Insufficient Padding
Best Uses
119Commuting
111Travel
59School
23Office
17Heavy Duty Protection
Describe Yourself
123Practical
67Stylish
25Bargain Hunter
24Career
17Comfort-Oriented
Primary use
78Business
66Personal
Was this a gift?
133No
16Yes

Reviewed by 159 customers

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

My favorite backpack of all time!

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

I am a Stay-At-Home-Dad, that doesn't actually get to spend much time at home. I also do the bookkeeping for several clients and need to be able to carry my office around with me so that I can sit down to work when I have time between dropping off and picking up the kids at their various activities. This backpack is extremely well organized so that I can quickly find everything I need, from my bluetooth 10-key keypad, to my laptop, to my file folders. My very bulky noise-isolation headphones (so that I can concentrate at Starbucks) fit nicely in the large front pocket without affecting the main compartment so that I can keep my papers and files from getting mangled.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This bag does it all

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

This bag can carry my laptop, my iPad Pro, phone, chargers, Bose headphones, camera and other little stuff with room to spare. With very solid construction this is a bag that will out live me!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Replaced my Timbuk2 briefcase

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

I bought this to replace a Timbuk2 briefcase that I loved. I wanted a backpack style for travel. The inside is huge and I can fit everything I need - all without the backpack seeming huge. Tons of organization, easy access to my laptop, durable quality - definitely recommend. Love this! Only downsides I see - the straps aren't overly padded (although they are still pretty comfortable).

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Almost perfect

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

Excellent quality, lots of pockets, love the fabric. Only downside - the laptop pocket opening to the side, my laptop has slid out more than once while trying to get it out. Top loading would be more functional.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great bag... almost perfect... almost.

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

I almost always carry a coffee mug and a water bottle. One mesh pocket means one of those has to go in the bag. It would be so easy to just add another mesh pocket on the other side. If people don't want it, it's pretty much out of the way. But for those of us that need two; it's almost mandatory.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic!

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

Backpack is professional looking in appearance (Midway color) and can be easily presented in board meetings, the casual work environment and/or meetings and conferences. The storage areas are more than sufficient and the soft lined top pocket is a great concept to keep your fragile items such as glasses or cell phone. The smaller side pocket works great for your wallet, money clip, small hand sanitizer and a spare cell phone battery. The TSA Friendly laptop/tablet section is perhaps the biggest advantage while traveling. The shoulder straps are comfortable and the weight distribution of the backpack itself fits well and evenly on your back and shoulders. Upon receiving my backpack, I initially had an issue with this zippered section as it was binding and hard to open/close without grasping the edge of the backpack to assist in the process. In order to remedy this, I used an old candle and applied wax to the zippers. This resulted in a smoother travel and the binding has been mitigated. I believe that running cabling inside the bag (with an owner provided battery pack) to an outside USB outlet would even compliment this bag and make it a complete and efficient set-up.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great bag, needs a snapping strap to anchor it to carry on!!

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

Love this pack but cumbersome to hold the top strap to my carry on handle when using for air travel. Tried to buckle shoulder straps to anchor to my carry on handle but was not tight enough. Adding a 1"x6" snapping strap would do the trick and that way it could hold itself on top of my carry on.

Great bag, needs a snapping strap to anchor it to carry on!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

love this backpack 99%

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

I work in multiple buildings, so need to carry my mobile office with me, and this backpack is wonderful for keeping everything I haul organized! I don't use the TSA pocket for my laptop every day, a bit awkward to access, but very useful at the airport. The zippers are good solid strong zippers, but they don't always flow the way I'd like them to, so sometimes it takes two hands to close a pocket. That said, I'd recommend to anyone who wants the benefit of multiple pockets that are well thought out in size and shape, for how they make organizing lot of stuff easy, and for how they make maintaining that organization possible.

love this backpack 99%

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good Backpack

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

I really liked this backpack. It has a lot of pockets and I can fit everything I need to go to work and then some. The one major complaint I have is that it is not waterproof. It was not clear in the description of the backpack that it is not waterproof. During a really bad rain storm by the time I got into the office the whole backpack back was drenched and there were puddles inside the backpack. Luckily I did have my laptop with me that day. The other minor complaint is I got the Jet Black backpack but it looks dark gray. I really do like it but if the description was clearer in regards to the not being waterproof, I might not have gotten this backpack.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great compact pack - needs 2 improvements

Comments about the Uptown Backpack

Top and side handles should be padded as in other models. They are not comfortable. Eyeglasses pocket should be wider and deeper.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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