Timbuk2 Gist 14L Backpack

A utilitarian pack for the daily grind.

Extremely versatile and streamlined by design, the Timbuk2 Gist Pack is a military-inspired rucksack that's ideal for daily commutes and far-flung travel alike. Its top-loading design easily swallows all your books, daily documents, and extra clothing, with an internal sleeve that secures your 15-inch laptop. The hidden side-zip pocket carries items in stealthy fashion, and there's a mesh pocket located under the top lid and a zippered front pocket for mid-sized extras and accessories.

  • Military-inspired rucksack for commuting and travel
  • Roomy main compartment carries all your daily items
  • Side slip pockets hold umbrellas, U-locks, and snacks
  • Top lid pocket carries smaller accessories
  • Internal sleeve fits 15in laptop
  • Timbuk2 creates versatile packs for the urban grind
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Great Everyday Backpack

    This is a great backpack for daily commute and work, especially if you are small built, like a slim profile and don’t want to carry too much weight around. At 14L, the size and proportions are perfect for my 158cm height. The backpack is very light but does not feel cheap. There are many pockets for organizing your stuff despite the streamlined profile. I keep my 13” MacBook Pro in the computer sleeve, it has room for my iPad too if needed. The sleeve is thin, so if you want more protection for your computer, this may be an issue. I put my Mac in a computer sleeve if traveling and stuffing this backpack in the overhead aircraft bin just to be safe. There are small pockets in the main compartment for pens, phone etc too. The outer zip pocket holds stuff I access frequently. What I love are the hidden pockets in the back and on the top of the backpack, I keep my sunglasses in the top one and my credit cards, keys in the hidden back pocket. There is a sleeve on the side for your bike lock or water bottle, I don’t bike so I keep my water bottle there. It is fairly small, so a bottle wider than a Brita squeeze bottle would have a hard time fitting in.

    Unanswered Question

    What are the appropriate dimensions of this pack?