Timbuk2’s 2013 Lineup Brings Organization and Power on the Go

Timbuk2's Impressive lineup gets... even more impressive.

Timbuk2’s Impressive lineup gets… even more impressive.

During CES, Judie and I had a chance to spend some quality time with Timbuk2 checking out all of their 2013 offerings. We were there for quite a while since there was quite a bit to see. Check out the extensive gallery for a look.

Among the most interesting current products are a laptop messenger and laptop backpack that not only hold and protect your gear, but also power it up on the go. As the company explains,

Timbuk2 has partnered with Joey® Energy to offer the first series of purpose-built bags with a power supply to charge a variety of electronics while on the move. As a result of this collaboration, Timbuk2 unveils two new bags – the Power Commute and Power Q.

Both bags have an MSRP but, at the time of this post, the Q Backpack is showing as sold out. Here’s a video look followed by a rundown of the 2013 lineup.

The company also showed us their extensive lineup for carrying and protecting your camera and gear. As Timbuk2 explains,

Focusing on an incognito look NEW camera assortment offers flexibility to customize the camera compartment and areas to store other daily gear.

Timbuk2?s Espionage Pack

Timbuk2?s Espionage Pack

The line starts with the Timbuk2 Espionage Pack Urban incognito camera pack that features separate compartments for camera and personal gear. Available in Black/Gunmetal and Night Blue/Pacific it will cost $199 when released next month. The Espionage Pack design features include:

  •  Main compartment has a flap closure for quick access but also works as a roll-top for expandable volume and enhanced weather protection
  •  Removable waterproof rain cover
  •  Fully padded anti-scratch tricot interior with movable internal walls to protect camera bodies, lens and personal gear
  •  Fits one camera body with a medium lens and three additional lenses, flash kit and room for essentials
  •  External zip pockets and internal mesh pockets for memory cards, batteries, filters, etc.
  •  Smart zip access to the main compartment from the camera section
  •  Fully padded and tricot lined laptop compartment
  •  Adjustable straps for securing a tripod
Camera Messenger

Timbuk2 Informant Camera Sling

Next up is the Timbuk2 Informant Camera Sling. It is “an incognito camera sling that offers quick access to your camera without removing the bag”. Available in Black/Gunmetal and Night Blue/Pacific for $99 (S) and $119 (M), the Informant features

  •  Plush padded, ambidextrous shoulder strap and Timbuk2 shorty cam for one-handed adjustability
  •  Fast swing around access helps you take those quick shots on the go and makes a handy elbow rest for longer range shooting
  •  Includes a removable waterproof rain cover
  •  Fully padded anti-scratch tricot interior with movable internal walls to protect camera bodies, lens and personal gear
  •  Fits one camera body with a medium lens, 2 additional lenses (S); Fits one camera body with a medium lens and 3 additional lenses (M)
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There’s also the Timbuk2 Sleuth Camera Pack. Available in Black/Gunmetal and Night Blue/Pacific for $139, the Sleuth Camera Pack design features include:

  •  Dual compartment hybrid camera backpack padded bottom section for camera gear and variable volume upper compartment for personal gear
  •  Adjustable padded camera compartment holds DSLR with lens, two lenses, a flash, all your memory cards, filters, etc.
  •  Multiple external and internal pockets for smaller camera gear, iGadgets, etc.
  •  Ventilated back panel to give your back some breathing room

The company also offers the Snoop Camera Messenger. An incognito camera bag looks like your messenger with a removable padded camera insert, it comes in three sizes and features:

  •  Water-tight flap construction
  •  Grab strap for easy lifting
  •  Adjustable straps for securing your tripod
  •  Internal slash pockets for paper or laptop storage
  •  Velcro silencers for stealthy opening
  •  Exclusive memory adjust CAM buckle
  •  Napoleon side-entry pocket
  •  Clear view zip pouch for memory cards, filters, etc.
  •  Durable ballistic nylon with waterproof TPU line
And new backpack styles look great.

The new backpack styles look great!

New backpacks include the Blackbird. It is “a minimalist urban pack with easy access to the main compartment and all your iGadgets”. At just $69 the bag comes in a variety of colors and includes

  •  Additional padded iPad slip pocket lined with tricot fabric
  •  Side access iPhone/iPod pocket with premium tricot fabric lining and weatherproof port for headphones
  •  Padded and vented back panel to give your back breathing room
  •  Dedicated compartment with organization for gadgets, cables, power bricks, pens, etc.
  •  Stretchy side pocket for U-lock and water bottles

There is also the $79 Sycamore, a “sleek, well-designed pack with easy access to main compartment for all your iGadgets and smart exterior pockets keeps things organized” and the $79 Timbuk2 Jones. The Jones is a “smart, minimalist pack with easy access to a large main compartment that fits even the biggest of binders”. The Jones features a

  •  Front organizer pocket
  •  Secondary quick-access pocket fits iPad or other slim items
  •  Side water bottle pocket and front zip pocket
  •  Bottom compression straps with reflective tabs for night visibility

All the bags looks great. We’ve always been impressed by Timbuk2’s bags, and this year’s display was the most impressive yet. Their bags now let you stay charged on the go and let you carry and protect your camera gear whiledoing it all with style. Take a look at this collection of pictures, and you’ll be a fan too.

Learn more about the entire collection on the Timbuk2 website.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.