Timbuk2 Swig Backpack


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  • 70% Polyurethane foam and 30% Polyvinyl
  • Imported
  • THE SWIG: A slim, contemporary take on a classic front flap pack
  • KEEP IT ORGANIZED: Exterior padded pocket fits up to 15" laptop; Multiple front zip pockets for keeping small items in check; Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap; Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff; Integrated U-lock holder; Zip away elastic water bottle pocket
  • CLEVER EXTRAS: Grab handle for easy lifting; Iconic hex shape beer tikki bottle opener; In-pocket key keeper
  • MATERIALS & FIT: Adjustable, removable sternum strap; Padded shoulder straps for optimum comfort; Soft integrated back panel; Main body material is rugged 1830D Cordura Canvas
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY: Timbuk2 stands behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products; 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 for the lifetime of the product


Brand: Timbuk2

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The Timbuk2® Swig backpack has your commute covered! Spacious main compartment with top-loading design. Internal sleeve for 15" laptops. Internal organization panel for smaller items. Dedicated U-lock holder. Multiple pockets for smaller items. Side-entry pockets for alternative access. Zip-away elastic water bottle pocket. 16L volume. 70% polyurethane, 30% polyvinyl. Spot clean. Imported. Measurements: Laptop Compartment: 12 3⁄4 in Bottom Width: 11 in Depth: 4 1⁄2 in Height: 18 in Strap Length: 30 in Strap Drop: 15 in Handle Length: 5 in Handle Drop: 2 1⁄2 in Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz

Product details Color: Jet Black
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 4.7 x 15.8 inches ; 2.19 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • ASIN: B079332RXF
  • Item model number: 1620

This is a very well made, high quality bag. It has a number of external and internal pockets for small items, and the computer compartment will hold a 15" laptop. The side zip is especially handy for removing the laptop without opening the top. Note that it has a slim profile. It will comfortably hold a laptop and files or portfolio. But you're not going to put all your gym clothes in there too, or possibly your lunch if its in a big plastic container The top flap closes over, but really doesn't seal. But I don't think that it will be a real problem. Looks like it should be water resistant, and fine for fair weather bike commuting. This is not really a technical backpack, but its not meant to be. Overall a good backpack. You can get larger ones for the money, but if you want a slim, well made, backpack for business, this is it.

I have been using Timbuk2 bags since their early days, a local product then here in San Francisco.
I am very pleased with this backpack: It is well made, and it seems that it will last for a long time!
It took me years to switch back to a backpack after various medium size messenger bags, whose styles and colors I still like at lot.
But this is so much better for my back!
I was able to transfer all my stuff into this backpack, which is more on the slender side in terms of width, but it has several small zipper compartments for your keys etc. and a larger one for your cell-phone accessable from the front side.
Inside there are a couple of divisions, say, for a skinny laptop (padded towards the back) and some paperwork and a smaller one with a zipper.
On the other side of the backpack there is a sturdy large zipper along the side of the bag from which you can reach your laptop without opening the bag's top.
Regarding the top I like the fact that there is NO velcro involved - in contrast to the messenger bags - which over time got messy.
I highly recommend this backpack!

It looks big in size but it doesn't seem to have enough space as it's thin. I like it for my everyday commute but can't be used for travel - it doesn't have enough space. I do like the amount of internal pockets it has though and the quality is top notch!

I bought this Timbuk2 Swig as a park pack for use on a Walt Disney World trip. Being a Gemanophile, the colors and clean lines made it look like an ideal choice for the considerable time I planned to spend in the German pavilion.

Unfortunately, it isn't the most practical WDW park pack. First, there are a bunch of zippers which means more time spent going through security checkpoints. Second, the straps are nicely padded but seem to be too closely set at the top of the pack, which (even with lightweight packing) causes shoulder fatigue quicker than other packs that I've used at the parks.

If you plan on using it for carrying electronics it may be acceptable. But be warned that the laptop compartment is fairly lightly padded and wouldn't accommodate today's larger laptops. It may be ideal for a convertible (e.g.: SurfacePro).

It is water resistant (but not waterproof.) It weathered brief rain showers and a couple of water rides. The canvas exterior got wet, but the contents remained dry.

Styling: 9/10
Comfort: 4/10
Protection: 6/10
Water resistance: 8/10
Overall: 7/10

Best commuter pack. Doesn’t hold too much that I end up overpacking it. I can’t carry too much on my back for long periods of time so this bag is great. I’ve also received lots of comments.

This is a nice bag. Slim profile, thoughtful details, nice backpack straps. However, I have no idea where this comes from: Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 4.7 x 15.8 inches. Nope, not close. Mine measures about 14" across when totally flat. Without including the sides, just seem to seem in the front, it's about 11.5" across. With the flap closed, it's about 17" tall. And those are all outside dimensions. It's really a pity. I ordered 3 bags and really wanted to be able to choose this one.

I owned another Timbuk2 backpack before buying this one, and with that other one, I kept losing my wallet in it because the outer pocket was so deep. It would cause many panic attacks at the airport when I would try to find my wallet.

With this backpack, I love the 4 pockets on the outside. Then on the inside, I can fit so much. I carry my camera gear and DSLR in it. It doesn't have padding on the bottom, but that doesn't bother me. All of my stuff are in pouches of their own. I stick all of my nonessentials at the bottom and let it act as padding for my DSLR. The backpack doesn't really leave my back. It's so comfortable to wear. The side water bottle pocket is small. It fits my 24 oz Hydro Flask.

I love this bag, its got a nice slim design for those of you who like the minimalist look. The colors are great and there's so many pocket for all your needs. My only gripe is that the stitching on one of my straps has loosened and will likely fail at some point. It hasn't yet though. Pretty sure there's a lifetime guarantee on quality anyhow. Overall, great bag though.