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Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Size

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack

(1/1)

The water bottle holder also doesn't fit water bottles comfortably. Overall, this is a well made, sturdy bag, but didn't impress me much when it came to comfort or size. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Negative
Em
5 years ago

Zipper

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack

(1/2)

The zippers on this pack have altogether been working smoothly during our testing. They have large, easy-to-grab pulls that help them zip and unzip with ease. This comes as no surprise, as they’re from YKK, which is a brand we have mostly positive experiences with (and a lot of them). We do have one small nitpick with the zippers around the main and laptop compartments that we’ll cover later in the review

Positive
1 month ago

Laptop

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack

(1/1)

6" laptop from work. The only issue I have with it so far is that the side zipper on the very front pocket is more catered to a person who wears the bag over his/her left shoulder. I put my work badge in that pocket and I shoulder the bag over to my right, so when I try to swing the bag over the front the zipper is pointed to the bottom, which makes it hard for me to pull out my badge without other things in that pocket falling out. Just wanted to point this out to people who shoulder the bag on the right

Negative
JT
5 years ago

Commute

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack

(1/1)

First things first, let’s take a look at this pack’s external pockets, starting with the large pocket on the front. We’ve been keeping the essentials like our keys, wallet, and a pair of headphones inside for easy grabbing-and-going while we’re on the move, and its bright liner makes everything inside easy to spot. We do wish the zipper for this pocket were on the opposite side, as we’re typically slinging bags around our right side when reaching inside, but your mileage may vary.

Positive
1 month ago

Compartment

Strap

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack

(1/1)

I'm 5'9" and 170lbs. I wear a 40R jacket. The padded part of the straps are far too short. The plastic buckles at the end of the padded part of the straps sits right in between my bicep and my chest

Negative
Benjamin E Chernicoff
4 years ago