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Timbuk2 Rift Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 13, 2019

3.19
based on 26 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


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

Excellent (30%)
Good (50%)
Average (10%)
Poor (10%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Rift

  • Most users love the bag's excellent craftsmanship.
  • Some owners like the bag because it is easy to pack, lightweight and also has convenient tote handles.
  • Users find it cool and sleek too.
  • Others are pleased with it because they can attach their keys or water bottle from a strap under the external front pocket.
  • Many owners appreciate the padded interior section, it can comfortably hold a laptop and still have room to spare.
  • Some users are pleased with its storage space, its roomy enough to hold everything without getting large or bulky.
  • To other owners, it's actually very lightweight.
  • Many users are pleased with the front zippered pocket, it provides easy access to items needed quickly.
  • Most of the users are excited by the presence of two handles at the top rather than one.
  • Reviewers find it very sturdy and dirt doesn’t seem to cling to the bag.
  • A number of users love the chest strap, it can be used to offset the weight of the backpack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user realized that the front horizontal flap can get stuck easily with the zipper, which is annoying.
  • Some owners realized that the shoulder straps tend to slide off the shoulder from time to time.


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Cycling
Hiking
Travel
School
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Timbuk2 Rift features:
  • Reflective
  • Sternum strap

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


Rankings


vs Timbuk2 Bags

The Timbuk2 Rift ranks #61 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

59Timbuk2 Tuck
3.25
Timbuk2 Tuck
60Timbuk2 Alemany
3.21
Timbuk2 Alemany
61Timbuk2 Rift
3.19
Timbuk2 Rift
62Timbuk2 Hudson
3.02
Timbuk2 Hudson
63Timbuk2 Walker
2.83
Timbuk2 Walker

vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Rift ranks #2850 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2848Jessica McClintock Laura
3.19
Jessica McClintock Laura
2849Timbuk2 Rift
3.19
Timbuk2 Rift
2850Granite Gear eVent
3.18
Granite Gear eVent
2851Samsonite Neopulse
3.18
Samsonite Neopulse
2852High Sierra Wahoo
3.18
High Sierra Wahoo



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Timbuk2 Rift vs the Timbuk2 Quest.

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Timbuk2 Rift vs Timbuk2 Quest


Timbuk2 Rift
Timbuk2 Rift

3.19

Based on 26 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Quest
Timbuk2 Quest

3.69
BEST
Based on 74 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 3-7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Rift is rated somewhat worse than the Quest.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 100 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureRiftQuest
Carry-on size
Reflective
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black





Bag ID 43463. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on May 13, 2019