Timbuk2 Hidden Swig Backpack (Cement/Gunmetal, One Size)
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- Swig style backpack folds away into insanely small packing pouch
- Made from superlight yet ultra durable, 30D Ripstop Nylon Packing pouch doubles up as internal pocket.
- External water bottle pocket
|Item Dimensions||6.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches|
|Item Weight||0.31 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.31 pounds|
|Style Name||Hidden Swig Backpack|
Top Customer Reviews
So what's not to like? Well, there are two things to keep in mind if you're looking at this backpack. First, the primary design consideration was to minimize bulk and weight. As such, the shoulder straps are unpadded, basic nylon, there's no waist strap, and the fabric is very thin and gossamer-like. This is not a backpack for serious outdoor use or for carrying heavy loads. Second (and this is the significant flaw), the top of the bag needs a drawstring with a cord lock. Since the backpack has very little structure or stiffness on its own, the top of the bag gapes open under partial loads. Yes, the opening is covered by the main flap but this pack would be a lot better if Timbuk2 provided a way to close the top securely.
Bottom line: with a drawstring, the Hidden Swig Backpack would be a 4-star product. I do like its extreme compactness and light weight. So, 3-stars for the current design.
Update (April 2014)
Timbuk2 really does take its warranty program seriously. The fabric and stitching on the lid of this bag was beginning to tear along the seam near the logo. I sent the bag to Timbuk2 and they are repairing my bag and returning it to me at no charge, even though I've been using the bag for over a year. Nice!
The only reason I did not give 5 Stars is the design flaw mentioned above. If you don't pack carefully your items easily fall out as it is larger on the top of the Swig. So I am going to sew in a little snap or pull system.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this! Great for my walking trips to the grocery store while carrying my daughter. So light and well made.Published 12 months ago by S. Blazey
This bag ripped at the corner where the strap connects to the bottom the first day I used it. I biked about 12 miles round trip with an ultrabook, a folder, and a change of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Biiran