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

Carry-on

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

For me, the 34L is plenty bag for my photo trips - and it fits in most overhead bins (check those regional flights ... smaller planes are always a challenge)

Positive
21 days ago

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack

(1/1)

At the very top of the bag is a thick handle with lots of padding that’s comfortable to grab and convenient for picking up the pack when you need to move it or get something out. It also features that same seat belt-like material you’ll find on the shoulder straps that’s nice and smooth in hand.

Positive
1 month ago

Comfort

Thinktank Rotation 180 34L Backpack

(1/1)

You can also use the pouch on the left side of the bag. There is a strap on the side to secure the top of the tripod, lashing it to the side of the bag. Heavier tripods may skew weight distribution, though. Wide shoulder straps distribute the back weight and a padded, breathable back make the Rotation 34L Backpack comfortable

Positive
21 days ago

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack

(1/1)

Spontaneously bought this as a replacement for my daily wear, the Timbuk2 Showdown backpack. Absolutely love it, no buyer's remorse here! It has enough pockets for everything I need for both school and work. It's very comfortable to wear, and I like how you can secure the adjustable straps so the extra strap parts aren't flapping or dragging around.

Positive
Janice
5 years ago

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

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

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

Compartment