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Timbuk2 Wander Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 30 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 16 reasons to buy the Wander - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

89% of the reviewers give the Timbuk2 Wander a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (67%)
Good (22%)
Average (11%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Wander

  • Many users like how its coated ballistic weave brings superior water resistance to this bag.
  • Some reviewers love how the two-way zip opens the main compartment completely for easy packing.
  • many frequent travelers like how it fits necessities for an entire week including warm clothes and computer.
  • A lot of users find it ideal for traveling and packing on the go.
  • Some users like that the backpack straps come in comfortable foam complete with a sternum strap.
  • many reviewers find it easy to pack, a breeze to carry, and convenient to use.
  • A number of reviewers thought it's great for domestic and international travel.
  • Many users find the rear sleeve very useful for carrying laptop.
  • Others thought the front straps are helpful in cinching the backpack closed to compact the bag.
  • Some reviewers like how the straps secure the outside of the bag.
  • Some users thought it has the perfect setup of pockets and sections.
  • Some users said that flexibility and convertibility are what draws them to this bag.
  • Many reviewers are very impressed with the amount of pockets and the sturdiness of this backpack.
  • Some owners thought the zippers are well made and strong to accommodate any stress put on them from over packing.
  • Other reviewers find it ideal for traveling, camping or sporting events.
  • Some users find the shoe compartment great for dirty clothes or toiletries too.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said the smallest pocket in front barely fits a small wallet, phone and keys.
  • Other reviewers wished there were waist straps for additional support.


Crowdsourced specs across all Timbuk2 Wander models and sizes:

Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

The bag is recommended for these activities:



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The Timbuk2 Wander ranks #1328 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Timbuk2 Wander vs the Timbuk2 Wingman.

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Timbuk2 Wander vs Timbuk2 Wingman

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Based on 30 reviews
Price: $$$

  • The Wander is rated about the same as the Wingman.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 369 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Wingman is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

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Pack Hacker

The Timbuk2 Wander Pack is very nearly a perfect travel backpack. The things it does right, with its supremely efficient use of space and well-designed small details, make it hard to beat. If Timbuk2 would update the design to include a hip belt, reengineer how the shoulder straps lock in place, and attach the sternum strap to the shoulder straps, the Wander Pack would be second to none.

Posted 19 February 2018 by Tynan DeBold - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019