Deal: The Best Time to Buy a Backpack Is Apparently July

Early school sales mean savings, including on this nice Timbuk2 bag

Timbuk2 Command Laptop Backpack
The Timbuk2 Command Laptop backpack is currently over half off

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As a kid, I hated “back to school” sales. Particularly the ones that started a day after school was out.

Now that I’m in the adult world with a whole two weeks of vacation, I can take advantage of these made-up discount occasions and grab some stuff that would be good for school, work or travel.

Like so: Amazon’s put a few packs from the reliable and excellent SF-based brand Timbuk2 on sale as part of a “Happy School Year” event, including this good-looking grey Command Laptop Backpack

Timbuk2 Command Laptop Backpack

Featuring a total of nine pockets, some with extra padding and protection for your tablets and sunglasses, there’s dedicated laptop access on the Command pack so you can pull your computer out easily at airport security (which you wouldn’t need to do if you had TSA PreCheck, hint hint) and compression straps for your jacket or workout mat. 

Add in grab handles on pretty much any side and an on-strap bottle opener, and you’ve got a straightforward, good-looking, versatile pack that’ll work on the road, in school or schlepping to work on any day of the year. 

(Need something a bit smaller and more dedicated just toward protecting your MacBook? The Q Laptop Backpack is currently 58% off as well). 

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