Timbuk2 Wingman Travel Backpack

Product Name:Wingman Travel Backpack
Color:Black, Army/Acid, Carbon/Fire, Surplus, Under Cover
Dimensions :20.9x15.7x7.9 40 L
Materials:630-denier nylon Oxford
Worth It?:A little smaller than the Aviator, but can hold way more.
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Review of the Timbuk2 Wingman Travel Backpack

The Timbuk2 Wingman Travel backpack is an excellent choice for a laptop backpack as well as a short term travel backpack. I like how it can hold a 17′ laptop securely and will fit international carry-on sizes as well. It definitely has as many attractive features as the Timbuk2 Aviator.

Timbuk2 Wingman Travel Backpack

Who is the Timbuk2 Wingman for

It is for men, women, and anyone who needs a perfect sized travel backpacks for short term trips. It is for anyone who wants a very attractive backpack that is durable.


  • Expandable top compartment for shoes or decent sized items
  • Front zip pocket for phone, keys, or wallet
  • Internal compression straps to keep your items compact
  • Internal mesh wall pocket to keep everything fresh
  • Converts from a duffle bag to a backpack
  • Removable shoulder straps so you can use it like a briefcase if you want
  • Reinforced grab handles

Why you should buy the Timbuk2 Wingman Travel Backpack

Holds a TON

This backpack can hold up to 40 liters. Compare this to the next biggest Timbuk2 travel backpack which is the Timbuk2 Aviator. It can only hold up to 30 liters. This is substantially more and will help you travel longer if that’s what you want to do.

Very attractive

I think I say this in pretty much all of my reviews of Timbuk2 backpacks. But it is the same story with every design. They are very attractive backpacks. You will probably get some compliments while you are sitting in the airport from random strangers.

Holds a 17′ laptop

This is the backpack that I would choose from Timbuk2 because of the amount it can hold. I work on a 17′ laptop. And this one will fit it perfectly. You won’t find to many medium sized backpacks that will be able to hold a 17′ laptop.

Internal Compression Straps

The internal compression straps are going to make your life easier while you are traveling. You are going to able to fit a ton of items inside and condense them so you can fit more.

So easy to travel with

The overall draw of this backpack is that it is easy to travel with and holds a ton. Being able to use it as a backpack while carrying enough items that could fill a huge suitcase is amazing. You’ll never have to check this bag at the airport and never have to worry about it not holding enough clothes to at least travel for a couple of weeks.

Timbuk2 Wingman Travel Backpack

Why you should think twice about buying the Timbuk2 Wingman

Not enough pockets

This seems to be an issue for some people when they buy Timbuk2 backpacks. They are looking for a ton of pockets to put their items. Timbuk2 backpacks are more about letting you figure out how you want to store everything, rather than them organizing the items for you. For this reason, there aren’t that many pockets. This is an issue for some people.

Final Verdict for the Timbuk2 Wingman

Comparing this backpack to the Timbuk2 Aviator puts into perspective if this is a backpack you should look to purchase. It can hold more liters than the Aviator but is a little bit smaller in size. It can fit a 17′ laptop and the Aviator can only fit a 15′ laptop. Based off these few sentences, I would go with the Wingman. They are about the same price and off close to the same features. But if you are truly looking for a good travel backpack from Timbuk2, you can’t go wrong with the Timbuk2 Wingman.

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