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 cu.in.
- 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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- US shipments only
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Solid bagVerified Buyer Reviewed by AGT from Ausin on Thursday, March 8, 2018Well 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 niceReviewed by good enough from Vermont on Friday, February 2, 2018I 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 heavyVerified Buyer Reviewed by Slavko from New Jersey on Friday, January 26, 2018Very well built and super functional. The only cons is that it is quite a heavy backpack
Iconic bagVerified Buyer Reviewed by FrankG from Canada on Wednesday, October 25, 2017The 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 - MediumVerified Buyer Reviewed by MTH from Colorado on Monday, October 23, 2017Bought 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.
Just in case bag!Reviewed by frankie foreign service from Wash DC/Vermont on Thursday, October 12, 2017Good bag but would be perfect with wheels!
As expected, Timbuk2 makes great products and we still have some messenger type bags that are going strong after ten years!
Picked this bag up for my partner as she has to fly to visit parents and sometimes comes back with 200 more pounds than she left with. She always carries a backpack but this one is made for this type of roundtrip, where it can accommodate 90% more or less than you left with.
Nice travel backpack with a flawVerified Buyer Reviewed by dailyDCcommuter from MD/DC/VA on Friday, October 6, 2017I've had Timbuk2 backpacks and bags for a while and found them to be very good. I needed something larger and with the hip belt for extra support while carrying loads and laptops, so Aviator seemed to be a good choice. When it came the quality was excellent with many useful features and plenty of room. The shoulder straps can be stowed away if needed, and there are several pockets on the front side, plus an internal divider. However, the laptop pocket, while very well made for full protection and easy side access to pass security, has a really small opening for its size! I could not fit my 16" workhorse computer into the laptop side pocket, and that forced me to return the backpack. If you have a bit smaller laptop ~15" or so this may work for you.
QualityVerified Buyer Reviewed by Mr Nelson from New York on Wednesday, October 4, 2017Super tough bag. The compartments are very secure. There is versatility in that you are able to zip open or close the different compartments for access. I wonder if it is because of this option that there is no smaller, dedicated, only accessible from the inside pocket. I don't like that the smaller pockets do have zippers externally. Other than that, it is a comfortable bag, not small, but slim in profile. I've flown with it once so far and it was super easy accessing gizmos and gadgets for use and zipping through TSA.
Great Travel PackVerified Buyer Reviewed by CharlieE from Georgia on Thursday, January 28, 2016I was looking for something smaller than a standard carryon suite case that I could slide my laptop into. This fit the bill. There is easily enough room for a 1-2 night trip and I can slide my laptop into the top compartment even in the sleeve I keep it in.
The zippers are a little hard to zip around, but it is very secure. Makes traveling a piece of cake.
Great travel bagVerified Buyer Reviewed by Redorange cat from Texas on Thursday, October 22, 2015In on a plane 2-3 times a week, and love my Tumi bag. I needed something for trips that were less business, and more play. Something that had a little more room,and tough enough not to care about roughing up a bit. Bag has plenty of room and compartments.
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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.”