Timbuk2 Bruce Commuter Backpack

Timbuk2 Bruce Commuter Backpack

Timbuk2 Bruce Commuter Backpack

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Timbuk2 Bruce Commuter Backpack specs

Features Laptop Compartment
Carrying/Transport Options Backpack Straps, Sternum Strap, Waist Belt
Laptop Compartment Screen Size 15.0"
Exterior Dimensions 15 x 20.1 x 3.9" / 38.1 x 51.05 x 9.91 cm (Expanded)
Type of Closure Buckle, Magnetic Snap, Zipper
Water Resistance Water-Resistant Material
Maximum Volume 15.85 gal / 60 L
Weight 4.8 lb / 2.18 kg (Backpack)

Timbuk2 Bruce Commuter Backpack reviews

Bruce Commuter Backpack is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It works fine but I don't get excited packing or travelling I was looking for a new travel bag since my old one was wearing down. I really like my timbuk2 bag that I have for the office so I looked for a timbuk2 travel bag. I decided on bruce for the size and security (if people were going to steal stuff, the velcro is a loud deterrent). I tested the bag during my work trip around europe and found that the straps sort of slip? they also don't distribute or offset the weight from the shoulders as well as i hoped... but I can't really prove that on a video since it happens over time as I walk around with equipment... weight distribution is essential bc this bag can get top-heavy and feel unbalanced.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After a year of searching for the right pack...Da Bruce!! I'll start by saying that the material that this bag is made with can take a beating. The two side pockets are wide enough and deep enough to hold any u-lock/cable lock, large Nalgene water bottles. The three outer back pockets provide the organizational space you need to hold everything from keys, small notepads, headphones, wallets, etc.. The large main bag will hold everything. To assist with organizing your items in there, I use eagle creek organizer packs. Within the large main bag there are two sleeves that are about the height of the pack and can hold folders or a laptop. One of those sleeves can be easily accessed from the outside, which I great.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it!! Fits so much stuff! I bought this for my 17 year old for Christmas. He spent so much time discovering all of the pockets and practicalities of this pack. While trekking the city, he was able to stuff my coat, his big puffer coat, winter and hiking gear.. with still so much room to spare. It's adjustable and can be expanded. While it is incredibly practical, it does not take away from how cool and stylish the backpack looks. Mother and son approved!
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new carry-on, ski bag, probably everything bag I love this bag. It's stylish enough to use as a carry on for quick travel trips. But durable enough to be my ski bag. I'd actually like to have two - one for travel and one to keep my ski gear in year round. I had this beautiful Coach carry-on for a while but it didn't shut close so it wasn't super practical. And I've had some Hershel bags that weren't always the right size. But the TimBuk2 Bruce pack was perfect. It looks great and is so practical. I will use this over and over and over again. Definitely worth the investment to get a high quality bag. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using for business travel I have been using this pack for six weeks of solid travel for business. I was looking for something a little bigger that could help me eliminate one carry on. I travel 3-5 days a week for business and I am pretty good at outreaching light. I was using a combo of Timbuk2 aviator for short 1-3 day trips. Adding a Briggs and Riley roller for 4-5 day trips so I could pack running shoes and thin yoga mat as well as an extra change of clothes. I was looking for a single piece that would be flexible for 2-5 days to carry workout gear and extra pair of dress/casual shoes. That would also fit in any overhead bin. THIS IS IT! A little bit larger than my aviator. Which fit laptop and iPad and three days of business casual attire. Yoga mat. No running shoes or extras pair of dress or casual shoes. Plus all the charging accessories. Aviator could fit into any overhead bin, embraer 700s and 900s, even stuffed to the gills. I use packing cubes, folding boards, and can roll clothes with the best of them. Bruce had given me the ability to go 2-5 days and only have one bag with me. A recent five day trip with extra shoes for running and dress as well as yoga great had Bruce pretty full and he still fit in embraer 700 overhead bin. It was tight but we managed to jam him in there. Bruce is a top load bag with an extra capacity feature of unrolling the Velcro sealed top. So packing cubes work well. My medium folding board fits perfectly width wise. Two huge side water bottle slots can be used for other items. There is a small lined zipper pocket I keep small Bose qc20 headphones and two port Mophie juice. The next storage is a magnetized pocket I use for snacks and any other non sensitive items There is another front zippered pocket that I would be comfortable storing a passport or other valuable items. I removed the rain cover from bottom zipped pocket for additional hidden storage. I love this bag for my travel needs.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well made but poorly designed. Get Mission Workshop Vandel I first saw this pack at outdoor retailer summer, and wanting to have one ever since then. And I think I am one of the first who got this pack. However, when I received this pack, I am very disappointed. I ordered a Robin pack earlier to see how this new series performs, and it worked well. I enjoyed the magnetic closure, which is very interesting and unique. I have nearly tested all the "best" commuting backpacks in the market right now, and this is not as others. I would put all 3 especial backpacks, and Mission Workshop packs at a higher rank of the new edge series. 1. It has a rainfly. It's weird that timbuk2 starts to give rainflies with their bags. The commuting series are considering to be rainproof ever since the 1st especial messenger in 2011 or 2012. And these are amazing. But I tried it with a shower in my bathroom, it doesn't need the rainfly. You can throw it away and use it as a nice pocket for your laptop cords, like some Osprey packs. 2. It went down as for carrying. This bag doesn't have a back panel. Despite from Mission workshop's metal frame panel, this pack even removed the hard plastic sheet that could be found in cheap packs like Q laptop, to the expensive especial bags. Also, the straps and padding on the back are poor. It's like some company's female fit straps and padding. They are poor, small in size, soft, and less padding, also they look the same as on the especial packs. The padding is exactly the same on the Robin. The designer should know, a 40-40L pack carries 4-5times heavier stuff as a 20L bag. POOR DESIGN. 3. The roll top some how reminds me of the mission work shop vandal, but it cannot be placed in a flap closure mode. With this been said, the roll top part is pretty heavy. 4. Inconvenient. The side zipper only opens the laptop compartment. If you want to reach into the main compartment, open the roll top. Final thoughts: It's stylish, very well made. But do not perform its duty very well.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nope Historically Timbuk2 has an issue with making bags that look awesome, super high quality in craftsmanship and materials, but low on functionality. I bought the Timbuk2 Bruce Pack for travel. I do a lot of international travel with film crews in my career. I generally pack a few days worth of light clothes, my Macbook Pro laptop, and the basics, chargers, notebook, lip balm, wipes, just basic stuff. This bag looks amazing sure, has a bunch of pockets too, but when you fill up the main compartment, the exterior and even laptop sleeve area become totally useless. There is nothing to give and they don't expand. I put sunglass in one outside pocket and they were nearly crushed. I can reach to one of the outside pockets to grab my wallet and passport swiftly because the all of the pockets are so tight after using the main compartment. It's a basic design flaw, oversight or just bad thought behind it. I have 4 Timbuk2 bags and they all have this problem. Look good, made well, but crammed so tight, it's like trying to store things in a backpack made out of concrete.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and large This bag is great for a bike messenger or bike commuter! Your personal belongings will be protected in the durable, waterproof shell. The bag is well made and has lots of pockets. The side access is best for your lap top but the top access is a little tricky to get into quickly. There are lots is spaces and pockets but this is not a quick access bag. It is also doable but a little large for a woman's back. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-17
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