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Timbuk2 Gist Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

based on 45 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Gist - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

88% of the reviewers give the Timbuk2 Gist a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (58%)
Good (30%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (11%)

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Gist

  • Most users said that It's made of material that is easy to clean.
  • Many other users said that the bag is a heavy cotton canvas that feels very durable.
  • Users love the straps and how comfy they sit on their shoulders.
  • Reviewers agreed that it’s perfect to carry essentials on bike rides, walks or a weekend trip.
  • Many users said that the pack is well constructed.
  • Many other osers said the pack is super roomy.
  • Many users said that this pack is very well built, comfortable.
  • Many users love the hidden pocket on the back. Big enough to fit some cash or a small wallet to hide from prying eyes.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One reviewer said that It's difficult to get into and out of the main pocket and there isn't a lot of organization in there.
  • Some users said that it needs more compartments inside.
  • Another user complained that the zip entrance to toe top pocket and back pocket is way too small.


Crowdsourced specs across all Timbuk2 Gist models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 13 inches

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Timbuk2 Gist features:
  • Reflective

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


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The Timbuk2 Gist ranks #55 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

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vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Gist ranks #2441 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on April 19, 2019