For those who want one thing small, light-weight and indestructible, Timbuk2’s Light-weight Launch Backpack ($129) is likely to be proper up your alley. The pack, constructed from famously powerful Tyvek, can match a 13″ laptop computer comfortably and many else. At solely 18L, it sounds small, however resulting from its drawstring-top design and huge major compartment, it holds greater than sufficient to make it a practical all-purpose daypack for work or play.
The Launch’s distinct look will probably be what makes up most individuals’s minds about this pack. Past the drawstring design and this enjoyable lemon-lime inside shade, the Launch doesn’t have too many bells and whistles. Nonetheless, it checks essential bins with the inclusion of stuff like a water bottle holder, a sternum strap and climate resistant construct materials.
For those who’re a fan of powerful light-weight packs, know that the Launch’s Tyvek materials provides it extra construction than most stuff made out of this type of materials. That’s each an excellent and unhealthy factor: extra construction is nice so your pack doesn’t simply collapse into a little bit pile, however as a result of the Tyvek lacks any stretch in any way each its entrance pocket and the highest compartment that sits on prime of the primary a part of the pack is usually a little tough to dig issues out and in of.
Fortunately, the Launch holds a laptop computer very properly, because of a padded compartment accessible through a full-length aspect zipper — all the time the easiest way to entry a laptop computer in a backpack! The laptop computer space is a pleasant contact for such a light-weight pack and makes Timbuk2’s Launch a singular, super-light laptop computer pack for on a regular basis use, as long as you’re not carrying an excessive amount of.
For those who’re a longtime Timbuk2 fan know that the pack each appears to be like and feels totally different from most of Timbuk2’s traditional designs, and sadly doesn’t come within the vivid, playful tri-color look that a few of its traditional messengers do. Nonetheless, when you’re into extra pure, subdued tones and actually don’t need your day-to-day pack to weigh you down unnecessarily, Timbuk2’s Launch is completely value a glance.
What it’s: A small however not too small Tyvek daypack that carries a laptop computer properly.
What it isn’t: A Timbuk2 design that you simply’re used to.
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