Timuk2 Command Laptop Travel-Friendly Backpack, OS
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|Color||Carbon Full-cycle Twill|
|Style||Command Laptop Backpack|
|Item Weight||2.43 Pounds|
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- Pockets: 2 interior slip, 2 interior zip, 5 exterior
- Fits up to a 15" laptop
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From the manufacturer
A stylish larger backpack for commuting and travel
- Fully padded laptop compartment lined with quilted tricot fabric; soft yet secure. (fits up to 15" Macbook)
- Padded front pocket offers protection for iPad mini or other small electronics.
- Compression straps to store your jacket, sweater, yoga mat...and cinch up the bag when not fully loaded
Command Laptop Backpack
A Dressed Up Security Checking Backpack For Road Warriors.
Inspired by our beloved Command Laptop Messenger, the Command Laptop Travel Backpack is our backpack solution for business travel. Its laptop access lets you breeze through airport security, strategically placed external pockets provide access to your phone and cards in tight quarters, and its styling betrays the fact that you’ve just schlepped across the country. Business travel may not always be glamorous, but it shouldn’t be so hard. The Command makes it that much easier.
The Command Laptop Backpack: Features
Front zip pocket for small bits.
Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff.
Large main compartment for books, jacket, and other carry-on essentials.
Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone.
Channeled airmesh ventilated back panel.
Custom-fit strap design for a truer, more comfortable fit.
Easy laptop access while being able to send your bag through security without removing your device
Bottom compression straps for cinching.
Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock.
On-strap bottle opener for party tricks and quick refreshment.
Reinforced grab handles on all sides for and easy heave ho.
Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights.
|Command Laptop Backpack||The Authority Laptop Backpack||The Division Laptop Backpack||Q Laptop Backpack||Parkside Laptop Backpack|
|Max Device Size||15"||17"||15"||17" + iPad||15"|
|Water Bottle Pocket||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Key Keeper Fob||-||✓||✓||-||-|
|Personal Item sized (Most Airlines)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Dimensions (Inches)||11.2" x 19.5" x 6.5"||11" x 17.3" x 4.3"||11" x 17.3" x 4.3"||11.8" x 18.9" x 5.1"||11.6" x 18.1" x 7.3"|
|Volume (Liters)||30 L||28 L||22 L||26 L||25 L|
|Weight (Pounds)||2.4 lbs||2.4 lbs||2.1 lbs||2.3 lbs||1.6 lbs|
Timbuk2 is a San Francisco original, founded over 25 years ago by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in the city's Mission District.
Since its inception in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed quality bags, packs, and accessories built to last a lifetime, evolving from the original bike messenger company to a pioneer of made-in-America customization and one of the industry leader in forward-thinking, sustainable manufacturing.
The relentless drive to inspire urban mobility, enable individuality and promote responsibility has propelled Timbuk2 forward as it continues fusing passion and style to create durable, functional products informed by the company's longstanding cycling roots and today's vibrant city landscape.
Inspired by our beloveed Command Laptop Messenger, the Command Laptop Travel Backpack is our backpack solution for business travel.
- Product Dimensions : 13 x 5.5 x 18.9 inches; 2.43 Pounds
- Item model number : 392-3-2226
- Department : Unisex-adult
- Date First Available : May 27, 2014
- Manufacturer : Timbuk2
- ASIN : B00HSGFTPU
- Best Sellers Rank: #608,209 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Having said all that, I probably have more T2 stuff in my arsenal, and use them more than anything else. The combination of ease of use, comfort and price point make the T2 bags a great choice for most uses. In this case, I think the T2 Command Backpack is a great choice for the daily work commute and travel. I'll provide updates after I have broken it in a bit, but here are my initial impressions...
To start with, the overall look & style of the bag is great for the office. I have the carbon/molasses combo, and it's much more sophisticated than your typical school-style bag. The materials look good in an office environment, the profile is sleek & streamlined without excessive straps to gunk it up, and it holds a ton of stuff without looking excessively bulky. Also, there's no Velcro, which I find important when you are in and out of meetings (no "riiiiiiiip!" As your going for a notebook in the middle of a presentation).
Pocketing and layout is excellent for my daily carry. I carry a think pad or a MacBook Air daily along with an iPad, assorted chargers, an iPhone, a notebook, a packed lunch, and assorted doodads and accessories (gum, contact lenses for the gym, writing instruments, etc.). Everything has a nice spot without an excess of which you can lose your stuff. Everything is also easily accessible: the front panel zip pocket and top pocket are great for quick grabs, and the different sections allow me to great to what I need without shuffling through the entire contents. The separate laptop/tablet compartment is especially great for this.
T2 makes bags that are light and easy to carry, more so than most backpacks I have. Slogging through parking garages, office cubicles, train stations, and airplane terminals teaches you a lot about the importance of a comfortable bag, and the T2 Command has the same ergonomics as other T2 backpacks I carry.
Overall size is just right for my daily haul, with some room for extras. Need to throw in gym clothes & shoes? No problem. Have to haul an extra laptop? Sure. And if the load is lighter that day, the bag compresses really nicely without a bunch of extra cinch straps and buckles. Nice design.
As a point of comparison, I also have an Uptown that my son stole from me for school. Very similar, but I prefer the way this bag compresses. While I like the external organizer on the Uptown, I was always concerned that it was an easy mark for pickpockets (something that concerned me on recent trips to NYC and Spain). Not a problem with this guy, as the external pockets are more subtle.
I also have a T2 Showdown. Similar comfort and ease of use, but I found the size to be a bit too small for my daily haul. I was also never a fan of the external pocket arrangement.
If there is one other thing that I see a lot of criticism for with T2 bags, it's the bottle opener. I really don't find it to be a big deal. It's not that obvious, and it looks more like a bit of bling than a frat boy accessory. I have never had anyone comment on it in all the T2 bags I carry.
All in all, I expect this bag to be excellent for my intended purpose based on previous experiences with similar bags in the T2 lineup. It's important to consider your price points here... There are a lot of boutique manufacturers that make beautiful bags (I own stuff from Tom Bihn, Topo Designs, Saddleback Leather, and others). Build quality and materials are definitely superior, but you are paying for that. If budget is a consideration and you want to level up from your old Jansport, T2 really hits the sweet spot for price, quality and features. You will get some issues (I have never been a fan of the stock T2 organization panel, for example), but the benefits outweigh the niggles in my opinion.
I'll update as I put it through its paces!
This bag has a large zippered compartment and two smaller ones: the large compartment is big enough to squeeze in my Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home (DSLR camera bag), a jacket and hat while the narrower and padded smaller compartments are ideal for protecting an iPad, 13 or 15” MacBook or audio gear.
There are thoughtfully placed pockets both large and small to organize items you don't want rolling around in the main compartment or need quick access to on the front and sides of the bag. The large front pocket has a pleat for expansion, making it roomy enough for a light jacket, albeit lumpy when stuffed.
The Command rides higher on the back than my Timbuk2 Especial so a little less over-the-shoulder visibility for biking. Timbuk2 included the usual attachment points for LED bike lights, water bottle, etc., found on their messenger products. Also, most of the pockets and zippers are designed to be accessible with the pack slung over the right shoulder, making grabbing a phone or boarding pass on the run easy.
I've owned a lot of daypacks and the straps on the Command are among the best I've tried: stays on my shoulder and doesn't slip or spread sideways. The flexible back panel is padded, contoured and textured to allow airflow between the backpack and you, making for a cooler ride. And, if you break a sweat, there's a bottle opener on the strap to crack open a cold one.
I don't carry a MacBook but the notebook section is ideal for an iPad Pro and affords effective protection and plenty of room to carry small accessories. The only small gotcha is opening the notebook section requires a couple extra seconds to move the straps out of the way. For easier access, the more lightly padded front compartment is a good place to stow an iPad. And there’s even an ultra soft Tricot-lined lined front pocket for small delicates like sunglasses and smartphones. My Tascam DR-05 audio recorder fits in that pocket like they were made for one another.
I’ve only flown a Hawaiian Air Airbus with this bag but the Command fits nicely under the seat with a wee bit of wiggle room. The exception is if you cram the front expandable pocket with bulky items. Of course it will still fit in the overhead.
Finally, the Command is comfy and lightweight, perhaps half the weight of my similarly sized Timbuk2 Especial Medio. Fit and finish are excellent and I find the Command design to be both attractive—doesn’t look like a schoolboy’s daypack—and highly functional for travel and kickin' around town.
How would this wonderful backpack be even better.. for me.. on the front would be nice to have a deeper pocket. The front pocket with side zipper is great but not for quick things to search like passport, put phone or other little things. Then would be nice to have a sleeve that allows you to slip the back over extended luggage handles. Btw.. it's TSA Friendly, had once the occasion to open the laptop compartment and didn't have problem. I travel a lot, it fits well under the seat in a plane. I was worried about getting dirty as it's kind of a cloth.. but nothing so far. I like my new backpack!