The Timbuk2 Impulse Travel Backpack Duffel is a 45-liter duffel-style backpack that offers excellent storage space but is lacking in functionality. View Our Full Review: https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/timbuk2/impulse-travel-backpack-duffel/ 0:00 - Intro 0:42 - Material & Aesthetic 2:26 - External Components 8:03 - Inside the Pack 11:58 - Durability & Testing 12:46 - Pros & Cons 13:16 - The Verdict We’re all in agreement that a quality duffel bag can be a great travel companion, right? Well, Timbuk2 is also in agreement—and we know that because they’ve set out to compete with the best of the best by creating their Impulse Travel Backpack Duffel. This 45-liter duffel-style backpack comes from the same brand that brought us gear like the Wander Pack (the previous iteration of this bag) and the La Banane Fanny Pack. Started by a bike messenger in San Francisco, Timbuk2 rolled out its first messenger bag 30 years ago and now boasts a variety of totes, travel packs, camera bags and more. Unfortunately, we can’t help but feel that the Impulse Travel Backpack Duffel is another release from Timbuk2 that only goes halfway. There are some positive attributes to this pack—like the top pocket and easy-to-clean exterior material—but it could be so much better. We’ve had problems with the zippers, straps, and harness system. And at the end of the day, this pack is essentially a duffel bag with backpack straps and a side handle—and we’re disappointed to say that it doesn’t function terribly well in either use case. Timbuk2 is a veteran company in the carry industry, and it feels like this release misses the critical design thinking and quality we expect from a brand of this stature. RELATED TRAVEL BAG VIDEOS Timbuk2 Wander Pack Review: https://youtu.be/sUIWkox0XYA Peak Design Travel Duffel Review: https://youtu.be/EpLpP19XBfU Tortuga Setout Duffle Bag Review: https://youtu.be/MohRi1sJi74 Osprey Transporter 40 Review Review: https://youtu.be/tBzQvMl2evQ Pakt One Review: https://youtu.be/UHkahmuFH5Q View more travel gear reviews on our website: https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/ SHOW NOTES: In this video, Tom Wahlin of Pack Hacker reviews the Timbuk2 Impulse Travel Backpack Duffel, a 45L one bag travel carry-on duffle CONNECT WITH US Sign Up for our Newsletter: https://packhacker.com/newsletter Subscribe to Pack Hacker on YouTube: http://packha.kr/youtube Follow Pack Hacker on Instagram: http://packha.kr/instagram Like Pack Hacker on Facebook: http://packha.kr/facebook Follow Pack Hacker on Twitter: http://packha.kr/twitter Follow Pack Hacker on Pinterest: http://packha.kr/pinterest Follow Pack Hacker on LinkedIn: http://packha.kr/linkedin TERMS Pack Hacker utilizes affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of our product links, Pack Hacker will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This helps support us, and allows us to keep providing reviews, guides, and content for you. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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