Timbuk2 Aviator

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Front facing view of the Timbuk2 Aviator

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Size Details
Capacity 30L
Capacity per Weight 15L
Weight 2kg 4.4lbs Avg
Capacity per Kg 15 Low
Dimensions 58x39x24cm 58x39x24in
Cubic Space 54288cm 54288in
Capacity Diff 24 High
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 91% (181/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 91% of airlines.

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Our Thoughts

Timbuk2 was founded 25 years ago in San Francisco. Since the start, the company has been producing quality carry-on bags and products.

The Timbuk2 is a stylish carry on which is designed to be just as appropriate in on the streets of Hanoi as in a corporate office. The Aviator has a sleek and distinguished look which stands out from the field of rather drab "greys on blacks" look of carry-on only bags.

Timbuk2 is convertible into a duffle bag which is a crucial feature for any cramped travel like in busy subways or trains. Carry-ons that can only be in a very "strap heavy" backpack mode are super annoying in confined spaces. The extra straps get caught on people, door handles, and pretty much everything you don't want a backpack to get caught on.

One of my most funny and frustrating experiences was when my carry on backpack straps grabbed onto two other travelers bags when I was taking my bag down from the ceiling rack on a bus. All three bags came tumbling down. Luckily nobody got hurt, and the other people were cool with it, but that could have been bad.

The Timbuk2 lack a million pockets like a lot of recently released carry on bags so packing cubes are required if you like a more organized bag. Also, being a floppy bag, packing cubes help keep the structure more rigid and more likely to holds its shape when standing up. Sometimes, bags without structure will flop over when you rest them down to grab a piece of paperwork. Packing cubes help add structure.


Expanded Capacity None
Opening Other
Hip Belt
Shoulder Strap
Sternum Strap
Main Compartments 0
Shoe Compartment
Lash Points
Hard Shell False
Water Bottle Holder
Water Resistant

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Nostrum, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Dragonair, easyJet, EL AL, Emirates Airlines, Enter Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, flybe, Frontier Airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Island Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LC PerΓΊ, Linea Aerea Amaszonas, Lion Air Group, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, PenAir, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Regional Express, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, S7, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SpiceJet, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Sun Country, Sun Express, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Tianjin Airlines (E145), Tiger Airways, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, VIM Airlines (Closed), Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vivaaerobus, VivaColombia, Volaris, Volotea, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines, Xiamen

Timbuk2 Aviator Packing Lists

Packing List for Bouncing in and out of Schengen
πŸ“† 180 days
🌎 Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, and Thailand
πŸ“œ 66 items
Carry-On Travel Backpack:
Timbuk2 Aviator
Front facing view of the Timbuk2 Aviator
Carry-On Travel Backpack:
Timbuk2 Aviator
Front facing view of the Timbuk2 Aviator

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