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Timbuk2 Aviator Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.79
based on 351 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Aviator - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


80% of the reviewers give the Timbuk2 Aviator a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (63%)
Good (17%)
Average (8%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (3%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Timbuk2 Aviator:

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Aviator

  • Most reviewers thought that panel loading compartment of the Timbuk2 Aviator provides the easy access of a duffel.
  • Other reviewers indicated that there are dual side stretch pockets fit water bottles or U-lock.
  • They further mentioned that there is a front zip pocket for small bits.
  • Reviewers even thought that the bag fits good and it is very comfortable to carry.
  • Several reviewers noted that it is a serves great when you are travelling.
  • A lot of those who have tried the pack found that it is durable.
  • Testers said that it could also be carried as a backpack.
  • Many testers indicated that you can grab your laptop without taking off your bag.
  • Many of those who have tried using the bag pointed out that it is versatile and the size is large enough to carry all you need.
  • Users pointed out that the fabric used for the bag is durable.
  • Other users said that the bag is very stylish.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user found the design impractical.
  • Another user had issues with the lack of pockets of the pack.


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Timbuk2 Aviator features:
  • Laptop compartment

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs Timbuk2 Bags

The Timbuk2 Aviator ranks #37 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

35Timbuk2 Stark
3.81
Timbuk2 Stark
36Timbuk2 The Division
3.81
Timbuk2 The Division
37Timbuk2 Aviator
3.79
Timbuk2 Aviator
38Timbuk2 Authority
3.76
Timbuk2 Authority
39Timbuk2 Moby
3.75
Timbuk2 Moby

vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Aviator ranks #1847 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1845Gregory Cairn
3.79
Gregory Cairn
1846Timbuk2 Aviator
3.79
Timbuk2 Aviator
1847IT Luggage Megalite
3.79
IT Luggage Megalite
1848The North Face Kaban
3.79
The North Face Kaban
1849Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds
3.79
Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Timbuk2 Aviator vs 5 other, similar bags.

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Timbuk2 Aviator vs Osprey Farpoint


Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator

3.79

Based on 351 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$$


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56
BEST
Based on 2,251 reviews

Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Aviator is rated worse than the Farpoint.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,602 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureAviatorFarpoint
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue




Timbuk2 Aviator vs Timbuk2 Command


Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator

3.79

Based on 351 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$$


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews

Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Aviator is rated somewhat worse than the Command.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,937 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureAviatorCommand
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Command is available in these colors:
Red




Timbuk2 Aviator vs Timbuk2 Navigator


Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator

3.79

Based on 351 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$$


Timbuk2 Navigator
Timbuk2 Navigator

3.83
BEST
Based on 333 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.3-4 oz
Price:

  • The Aviator is rated about the same as the Navigator.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 684 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black




Timbuk2 Aviator vs Timbuk2 Spire


Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator

3.79

Based on 351 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$$


Timbuk2 Spire
Timbuk2 Spire

3.96
BEST
Based on 893 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Aviator is rated a little bit worse than the Spire.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,244 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureAviatorSpire
Laptop compartment
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black




Timbuk2 Aviator vs Timbuk2 Wingman


Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator

3.79

Based on 351 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$$

  • The Aviator is rated a little bit worse than the Wingman.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 690 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black







Selected Reviews


Her Packing List

Digital nomads and light packers will love this backpack as it gives you just enough space for anything from three days to three weeks. You could certainly use it for longer travels, depending on how much you want to bring (but just keep those straps in mind). I would definitely recommend this bag if you’re looking to go carry on only and want the look of a backpack with added versatility.

Posted 22 May 2014 by Caroline Eubanks - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019