TIMBUK2 Wander Pack Convertible Backpack Duffel Is a Travelers New Best Friend

When I travel for business I need a bag that can transport my suits and deliver them at my destination wrinkle-free. When, however, I an traveling for pleasure, I don’t need to think about taking suits. In such cases I need something that holds a ton and is easy to carry. That’s where the TIMBUK2 Wander Pack comes in.

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The TIMBUK2 Wander Pack is a $179 “high volume, easy packing, convertible backpack duffel.” And while $179 may seem a bit pricey, this backpack duffel is incredibly made, holds a tremendous amount, is well-organized and comes from one of the best companies in the business.

The Wander Pack is made from water resistant 420D ripstop nylon and includes a padded compartment that can handle, and protect, up to a 15” laptop.

Here’s what TIMBUK2 has to say about it:

If you go far, Wander this way. Our cut at a legitimate backpacking pack, the Wander is a high volume, well organized travel machine. Its extra cushy backpack straps feature hidden suspension for a sleek, comfy carry up top, and an airmesh ventilated back panel keeps things breezy in the back. Inside you’ll find total laptop protection and simple, helpful organization for small stuff. And should you need a last-minute synch down through security, the Wander unzips all the way for easy packing and features both internal and external compression straps. Grab it by a grab handle and go go go.

As one might expect from TIMBUK2, the Wander Pack is incredibly well made.

The seams are straight and tight, the materials are top-notch, the zippers are tough enough that they will last the lifetime of the bag, and the design is incredibly smart, especially if you are an OCD traveler who likes everything to have a place.

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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.