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About Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack - Medium

Closeouts. Timbuk2's Aviator travel backpack features plenty of storage and multiple carrying options. The lightweight frame provides stability, and hideaway backpack straps make stairs and tight spaces no problem.


Specs about Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack - Medium

  • Capacity: 1709
  • Carry options: Hand,Backpack
  • Laptop compartment: Yes
  • Laptop compartment fits up to: 17"
  • Material: Nylon with polyurethane coating
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 20.1x14.2x4.4"
  • Weight: 4 lb. 6 oz.
  • Made in Indonesia
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4.181818 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 11 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Timbuk2 Never disappoints
Verified Buyer Reviewed by No more than I can carry on my person from 94110 on Saturday, September 12, 2015
I use this bag for daily public transit commuting in the SF Bay Area. Carrying enough stuff for work and the gym, it replaces the brief case and the gym bag for me in one tidy tough package; Lunch, laptop, gym clothes, towels, toiletries, gym shoes, laptop accessories etc...

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  • Solid bag
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by AGT from Ausin on Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Well made with flexible space. The "fire" colored inside on my model made it easy to see what I packed. My small laptop fits well too.
  • Nice, but not nice
    Reviewed by good enough from Vermont on Friday, February 2, 2018
    I work for a disaster relief organization and travel a lot in some pretty difficult conditions. I have never been able to find a daypack that suits my needs and was hoping this would be the one. I was looking for a bag that can carry some camera gear and about 2 days of essentials, is water resistant, bombproof, easy to use, and comfortable.

    Pros: good water resistance (hard to find in daypacks for some stupid reason), sleek (doesn't have ten straps hanging from it like many hiking packs), zippers are big enough to add small padlocks which is nice when traveling, side handles are great, being able to stow the straps is a nice feature and works fine, but I'm not sure I'd ever need to stow straps in a daypack- that's more of a hold-luggage kind of feature.

    Cons: Not the most comfortable when loaded, mostly because the clips that connect the shoulder pads to the pack near the waist belt are large and obtrusive. The shoulder supports are a bit wimpy. Due to the way the frame is structured it's big even when it's not fully loaded, making it difficult just to throw a few things in there and walk around casually for the day. I found myself wishing I brought a second, smaller day-pack with me which kind of defeats the purpose of a do-everything-day-pack. The side-back access computer pocket is a bit of a pain when there is stuff in the pack. I have a 13" laptop and I have to really put some force to get the darn thing in there all the way. Maybe it's the felt cushions or the way the fact the zipper opening isn't big enough to slide the computer in without rotating it. Access to the main compartment is a pain if you're using the second compartment (optional). You have to unbuckle three places, then unzip under an awkward second flap. I found myself ignoring that compartment as much as possible and using the top two compartments, which makes the pack really top heavy. Alternatively, you can unzip the second pocket and have one large top-load pack which is a fine workaround but the huge cavern becomes too unruly for a daypack that you're in and out of all the time.

    Overall, it might be a fine pack for bike commuting or light traveling, just didn't quite jive with me and couldn't really support the weight that you would expect from a bag this size.
  • Great but a bit heavy
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Slavko from New Jersey on Friday, January 26, 2018
    Very well built and super functional. The only cons is that it is quite a heavy backpack
  • Iconic bag
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by FrankG from Canada on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    The Aviator is a classic. Everyone in my family has one. My wife and I use our Aviators on short trips when we don't need the larger space in our Osprey Porters. My son uses his as a laptop bag for his big 17 inch gaming laptop. The laptop sleeve is too small so he keeps the computer in the main compartment and his artist's sketch pad goes in the sleeve. Heavy bag compared to competition but we love it.
  • Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack - Medium
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by MTH from Colorado on Monday, October 23, 2017
    Bought this to replace Timuk2 Wingman Travel bag. Like the design and the look, also it's practical to have a week trip with this Aviator.

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  • “Are all the different color TimBuc2 travel backpack's made of all the same materials. For instance is the blue travel TimBuc2 backpack and black TimBuc2 backpack made of the same fabric and materials or are the different. I am wondering because I am interested in buying a TimBuc2 travel backpack I just wanted to know if those to colors are the same. Also I understand either one or several TimBuc2 travel backpacks have a orange interior, and would like to know which TimBuc2 travel backpack or backpacks have the orange or different color interior so I might be able to make a decision on getting the TimBuc2 travel backpack or a different backpack. Thank You for your help.”
    Asked by Elias from New Mexico on 9/20/2015 1:53:45 AM

About Timbuk2

Originally created in 1989 by a San Francisco bike messenger named Rob Honeycutt, the Timbuk2 messenger bag is still an iconic example of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. Easily recognized by the rugged, stylish design, Timbuk2 bags were initially made to order in Honeycutt’s basement before the company opened its first shop three years later. Timbuk2’s signature three-panel, tri-color design and “Build Your Own Bag” order form first debuted in 1994 and remain extremely popular today. After more than two decades, this brand still constantly evaluates its products for performance, durability and environmental impact, ensuring that all Timbuk2 messenger bags, backpacks, laptop bags and accessories are held to the highest possible quality standards.