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Timbuk2 Spire Review

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4.3 Rating based on 604 reviews
Timbuk2 Spire
We have checked 604 reviews of the Timbuk2 Spire. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.3 out of 5.

Average rating 4.3 based on 604 reviews
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Reviewers like these things about Timbuk2 Spire

  • A reviewer thought that the Timbuk2 Spire backpack is comfortable to wear.
  • Users mentioned that it is durable due to the materials used in its construction.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it has a waterproof roll top.
  • According to some reviewers, it features an incognito back zip access.
  • Other reviewers found that its shoulder straps have a custom-fit design, providing a more comfortable fit.
  • They thought that the bag consists of a laptop compartment that fits 15" laptops.
  • They also noticed that it includes a separate pocket for tablets.
  • Some users pointed out that it is an excellent lightweight commuter bag.
  • Testers noted that it is an excellent versatile backpack for any application.
  • Several reviewers indicated that bag is practical and functional.
  • A user took notice of its spacious main compartment.
  • Another user pointed out that aside from storing laptops and tablets, there is still room to carry other essentials such as notebooks and binders.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer did not like the design of the bag.
  • A few other reviewers noted that the velcro strap of the laptop compartment does not function well.


Timbuk2 Spire popularity compared with 9057 other bags. The Spire is a very popular bag.

The barchart to the right shows how the popularity of the Spire have developed from 2008 to 2017.

Selected Reviews

Zit Seng
Posted 21 September 2017
It is an excellent, durable, bag for carrying around a notebook and other paraphernalia on an everyday commute. Excellent durable construction and is very spacious, but slightly heavy to carry.
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Capacity0-30 l (2-1831 cuin)
DimensionsHeight18.7 in (47.5 cm)
Width12.4 in (31.5 cm)
Length5.1 in (13 cm)
Weight2.3-2.4 lb (1-1.1 kg)
Price range$$

Based on 13 reported specs.


  • Laptop compartment
  • Organizer panel
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Waterproof
  • Water resistant
Actual features depend on model


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Timbuk2 Spire vs similar bags

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Ranks 19 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags
Ranks 13 compared with other canvas backpacks
Ranks 24 compared with other cycling backpacks
Ranks 15 compared with other water resistant backpacks

Bag photos from Amazon.com (backpack).

Last updated on April 15, 2018

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