Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack Review

The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack is one of the best selling and top rated travel backpack comes with three different colors and trendy design. The backpack comes with large packing capacity and well organized compartments. The expandable top compartment is perfect to carry lots of luggage and essential contents during travel time. There is also a separate laptop compartment with protective layout that holds up to a 17 inch laptop. The main compartment is ideal to carry a lot of documents, files, clothing and other accessories. Main compartment also provides easy to access facilities to pack and unpack your luggage easily and quickly.

Custom Fit Design

The backpack is designed to feel comfortable to carry it for a long time. You can use the backpack as a suitcase. Extra padded and adjustableTimbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack shoulder strap is ideal to carry it with huge weight. The padded back panel comes with ventilated technology that provides extra comfort and flexibility. There is also an adjustable and removable hip belt to attach the backpack with your body easily.

Large Packing Capacity

As I say before, the backpack comes with large packing capacity for travelers and professionals. The top compartment is ideal to carry your shoe, toiletries and others heavy contents. The main compartment comes with huge internal space to carry books, files, documents, clothing and other goods.

Padded Laptop Compartment

You need to carry your laptop when you go for a long or short trip and the laptop backpack has a separate laptop compartment. The laptop compartment padded enough to protect your laptop from physical damage or hit during travel time. The outer protective layer also keeps your laptop safe from light rain, dust or snow environment.

Front Zippered Pocket

There are two front zippered pockets with easy to access facilities. You can carry a lot of gadgets, tools and accessories through the pocket. TheseTimbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack pockets come with well organized key fobs, pen loops, business card holder, cell phone pocket and much more.


  • Backpack capacity: 28.5L
  • Backpack dimension is 14.2 x 5.9 x 20.1 inches
  • Weight is only 4.4 pounds
  • Colors: Black, Carbon and Fatigue

The Pros

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Perfect backpack for 17 inch MacBook Pro
  • Multiple functions and features for travelers
  • Use as backpack or suitcase
  • External compression straps
  • Rain fly for soggy days lives in its own dedicated pocket
  • Padded laptop compartment with protective quilted tricot fabric
  • Extra pocket for tools and accessories
  • Side pocket for water bottle and beverage items

The Cons

This is a medium to large size backpack that is specially designed for professionals, travelers and students. The laptop compartment may be more padded and the main compartment may be more spacious. Anyway, if you need a backpack to carry only laptop and other documents, then you can choose a different one from here.

Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack Video Review

Customer Reviews & Rating

The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack has a Rating on Amazon, 4.2 out of 5 and 4.3 out of 5 in the official site of Timbuk2. Found more than 30 customer reviews on Amazon and more than 60 reviews on the Timbuk2 official site when I write this post. Almost all reviews are positive and more than 16 customers give the backpack 5 Star Rating in Amazon. Let’s have a look some popular and helpful customer reviews from Amazon.

“Good materials and overall fabrication.” – worldman

“Timbuk2 has thought of practically everything to satisfy the needs of a weekend traveller with the Aviator Backpack.” – Ivan Juarez-Mrazek

“There’s also a laptop sleeve which is perfect for carrying a computer or tablet on a trip.” – Zach Brooks

The Verdict

Overall, the Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack is a well made and durable travel backpack that you can also use as a laptop backpack in everyday life. The backpack comes with a lot of features for travelers and you can carry a lot of luggage through the backpack.

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