The Timbuk2 Swig is a highly versatile and simple messenger-inspired laptop backpack with logical storage and a design that fits both men and women. The bag has a 21 Liter main compartment with a well padded "laptop hammock." An open front compartment and zippered pocket provide easy access to everyday essentials while a U-lock pocket keeps your bike lock readily accessible. The Swig is available in five color options at the base price of $90. You can also spend considerably more to have your favorite color or another fabric type on the pack's lid. Drawbacks include a design that's better for average size people than large people. The side pocket can only fit a u-lock and the bag's shiny bottle opener will be forever fixed to your shoulder. Theses nuisances aside, the backpack is highly functional, comfortable, and an excellent value.
Spending considerably more money will get you the most versatile laptop backpack, the Cilo Gear City Pack ($175). We recommend the City Pack for taller people, those who want more storage, or greater versatility. The most professional looking backpack and the best for a laptop and documents is the Arc'teryx Blade 24 ($175). For $90, however, the Swig will perform nearly as will as these bags and cost you a whole lot less.
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