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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
25 days ago

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Pack Deluxe

(1/2)

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
25 days ago

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Pack Deluxe

(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 Pack Deluxe

(1/3)

When it arrived, I thought its a little snug, how can that be for a backpack that is specified as 28 liters. As I was transferring my stuff out of my old bag into the new one, anticipating it would expand and reveal its real metal, I was not able to get all my stuff into the new backpack. Being an engineer, I went back to the website and took their dimensions and calculated the volume at full dimension and it measured 19.9 liters!!!! Not even close to the 28 Liter rated capacity

Negative
Thomas A. Iliadis
3 years ago

Strap

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Pack Deluxe

(1/2)

5. Shoulder straps. These straps never stay in place. I have to constantly adjust the length of the shoulder straps every couple days because they will loosen just by carrying this backpack around

Negative
Eddy Kang
3 years ago

Zipper

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Pack Deluxe

(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

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Pack Deluxe

(1/1)

I can fit the laptop drawing pad, pens, book, and mouse and chord in a really tight package in the three distinct compartments. the laptop slot is very well padded with quilted stitching. The pockets are great for ID, keys and such. Just the right amount

Positive
Philip
3 years ago