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Timbuk2 Zeitgeist Backpack

Timbuk2 Zeitgeist Backpack – top-loading commuter pack

Timbuk2’s brand new Zeitgeist pack will surely make an excellent around the town companion. This slim profile pack holds a 17-inch laptop in a padded low-profile compartment, which you can access without even having to take off your pack with Timbuk2’s patented Swing Around Access.

Plenty of external zip pockets give you easy access to your essentials and internal organizers keep you organized as well. An on-strap bottle opener keeps you from having to fish through your bag to find your bottle opener at the end of the day.

Made from a lightweight nylon, the Zeitgeist won’t weigh you down. The design is very stealth-like without a whole lot of bulk. Lightweight ergonomic shoulder straps are easy to adjust and comfy. Also check out Timbuk 2’s new Shotwell Backpack, if you’re looking for a sweet daypack that keeps your computer cords and assorted do-dads cleverly organized.

The quick & dirty:
Where you can find one:
Amazon: $81.00
Altrec: $89.95

Why they rock:

  • Timbuk2’s trademarked Swing Around Access; grab your laptop without taking off your pack .
  • Padded, low profile stretch laptop compartment for full protection without the bulk
  • Lightweight ergonomic shoulder straps are designed to fit people, not robots
  • External zip pockets for easy access to your daily essentials.
  • Super lightweight Mission6 nylon fabric.

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 10 out of 10

Timbuk2 basically rocks – I couldn’t have designed a better daypack myself. The swing around laptop access is a major selling point and so is the bottle opener on the shoulder strap – genius!

Want 20% off a Timbuk2 pack? All you need to do is send in your old Timbuk2 pack (only if it is in good enough condition to warrant a new owner) and they will recycle your old bag and send you a 20% off coupon code once they receive the bag.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:

Amazon: $81.00
Altrec: $89.95