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Timbuk2 Parkside Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 767 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Parkside - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

84% of the reviewers give the Timbuk2 Parkside a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (68%)
Good (16%)
Average (8%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Parkside

  • Reviewers agree that the Timbuk2 Parkside bag is comfortable to wear.
  • Other users noted that the bag is made of 100% Polyester.
  • Testers found sufficient pockets on the bag which could be essential in storing and securing things.
  • Reviewers found that the pack is versatile.
  • Other reviewers noted that it is dressed up but not fussy.
  • They have also mentioned that its clever pocketing provides a place for all their phone, cards and keys.
  • According to those who have used the bag, it has a padded laptop sleeve.
  • Some reviewers noted that it has a roomy main compartment.
  • Reviewers mentioned that it has a custom-fit strap design for a more authentic, more comfortable fit.
  • Many users were able to note that the bag has a ventilated back panel to give their back breathing room.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the bag is smaller than expected.
  • Another user felt that the shoulder straps are hard.

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Timbuk2 Parkside features:
  • Ventilated back panel

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


vs Timbuk2 Bags

The Timbuk2 Parkside ranks #32 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

30Timbuk2 Uptown
Timbuk2 Uptown
31Timbuk2 Navigator
Timbuk2 Navigator
32Timbuk2 Parkside
Timbuk2 Parkside
33Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator
34Timbuk2 Radar
Timbuk2 Radar

vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Parkside ranks #1705 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1703The North Face Kaban
The North Face Kaban
1704Timbuk2 Parkside
Timbuk2 Parkside
1705Burton Bravo
Burton Bravo
1706Goplus Globalway
Goplus Globalway
1707Andiamo Pantera
Andiamo Pantera

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparisons of the Timbuk2 Parkside vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Timbuk2 Parkside vs Timbuk2 Q

Timbuk2 Parkside
Timbuk2 Parkside


Based on 767 reviews
Price: $$

Timbuk2 Q
Timbuk2 Q

Based on 502 reviews


  • The Parkside is rated a bit worse than the Q.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,269 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Timbuk2's efforts to enter the world of laptop backpacks has produced some of the best packs on the market. The Parkside an Q provide durable and comfortable backpacks for packing your laptop away while you go about doing your business. The Parkside is a laptop pack designed with protection in mind. As you walk around with your laptop, you're going to have some bumps here and there.

A few bumps can seem harmless but over time they'll damage your precious hardware permanently. Timbuk2 built the Parkside for this specific reason. The Q doesn't offer as much protection as the Parkside but it certainly provides more comfort. It won't keep your laptop as safe but it's far easier to carry around. Buy it if you want to avoid awkwardly handling your laptop.

Timbuk2 Parkside vs Timbuk2 Uptown

Timbuk2 Parkside
Timbuk2 Parkside


Based on 767 reviews
Price: $$

  • The Parkside is rated about the same as the Uptown.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,162 reviews of the two bags.

Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:

Consumers have great choices of bags in both the Timbuk2 Parkside and the Timbuk2 Uptown, as they are highly versatile. These bags are stylish, but not too fussy.

The Timbuk2 Parkside has a generous supply of pockets on the outside of the bag to make accessing items easy and quick, such as your phone, money, cards and keys. Many like the addition of the padded laptop sleeve.

The Timbuk2 Uptown provides sheer comfort during usage. There is a designated compartment that could accommodate a laptop of up to 15 inches. This bag is ultra rugged.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019