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  • Guaranteed for life under the eBags Lifetime Warranty
  • Uber organized with fully padded lockable laptop and tablet compartments, crush-proof AC adaptor garage and zippered water bottle pocket
  • Fits laptops 1.5” D x 12.25" W x 16.5" to 17.5" H if pad removed and tablet compartment is 8.125” W x 11.5” H
  • Easily converts from backpack to briefcase and includes vertical and horizontal luggage handle pass-thru panels
  • Well-padded vented Airmesh back panel and contoured backpack straps with removable adjustable shock-load sternum strap
  • True to the Professional series, there are a number of innovative interior features:
  • Fully padded and lockable laptop compartment - completely isolated from the contents of the pack. Easy access via an “L”-zip opening. Fits laptops as large as 1.5” thick x 12.25" wide x 16.5" tall (17.5" tall with the secondary pad removed)
  • Crush-proof AC-Adapter garage that isolates heavy (or fragile) accessories from the rest of the pack. Positioned at the bottom for better load balancing. Removable for those times when you need extra storage capacity
  • Top-load tablet pocket is fleece-lined for automatic glass cleaning, measures 8-1/8” wide x 11.5” tall, lays flat between the main and laptop compartment, and is lockable
  • Easy access middle compartment via an ��L”-zip opening. A 4” deep shelf across the bottom provides a rigid flat surface for binders/folders/books without the classic “diaper butt” posture of most backpacks. 13” max height. Easily holds a 3” wide 3-ring binder. Because of the tapered shape of the pack, the compartment does become narrower at the top. When you need to pack a lot of volume, remove the AC Adapter garage, fold down the shelf, and take full advantage of the 12.25” width & 17.25” height
  • UPDATE: Diagonal slash pocket inside the middle compartment to help organize loose papers and folders. Added based on customer input
  • A front panel organizer that keeps you organized. We’ve eliminated any chance of stuff piling up at the bottom of the compartment by creating a 2-dimensional workspace free of clutter.The front organizer panel includes:
  • Three zippered “See What’s Where” mesh pockets
  • Two business card pockets
  • Two elastic pen loops plus one hidden pen pocket
  • One elastic-trimmed pouch pocket
  • UPDATE: All organizer panel pockets are now zippered based on customer input
  • ... and we always include a key leash
  • Exterior features:
  • Zippered side-mounted water bottle pocket
  • Vertical zippered “Napoleon” pocket on the face is perfect for boarding passes and is designed with YKK locking apparel zippers to ensure it will not “walk open”
  • Low profile top and side grab handles for easy portability
  • Airmesh back panel is fully vented and well padded in all the right places
  • Contoured backpack straps generously padded with Airmesh - UPDATE: Adjustable/removable shock-loaded sternum strap has been added based on customer input
  • Luggage handle pass-through panel on the back allow you to stack the TLS Slim on your favorite suitcase both vertically or horizontally. UPDATE: The vertical orientation change was based on customer input
  • UPDATE: Backpack straps now unclip for storage inside the pass-through panel for a cleaner dangle-free appearance when carried as a briefcase - again, this feature change was in response to customer input. The clips have also been upgraded since the feature was added. The clips shown in the still photos are correct - the 360 spin images are not
  • Lockable D-rings on primary zippers discourage tampering and keep luggage locks in a consistent location
  • Premium self-repairing YKK RC zippers use lockable double sliders on almost all openings
  • Discrete photo-reflective zipper cords for nighttime safety
  • High-visibility 210D orange nylon lining makes finding your stuff a lot easier
  • 840 x 900D Twisted Filament Polyester exterior with DuPont Teflon fabric protection

Detailed Product Description

Corporate Casual meets Professional. We've taken a different point of view when it comes to a laptop backpack. Gone are the bungee cords, exterior mesh pockets, carabineer clips, and all of the other outdoor/sports bling that has no place in a professional setting. The Professional Slim Laptop Backpack features an all-black dress code that doesn't look out of place in an office setting despite being a backpack. The Heathered Graphite makes a subtle statement. Isolated rapid-access compartments protect your laptop, iPad or tablet, sequester your printed materials, force you to be neat & organized by eliminating clutter zones, in a package that defies its published cubic inch capacity. It's like turbo charging a compact car. Buckle up – it's going to be a great ride!

Designer Notes

Almost two years of relentless tweaking went in to getting this backpack ready for prime time. There are lots of unique features that we know you’ll love – like the AC Adapter Garage that preserves storage space regardless of what’s packed above (thanks to our super-cool compression molded box and fold-down mezzanine in the book compartment) plus effortless access to your laptop & documents via wide L-zip openings. We’re really proud of this founding member of the Professional collection and hope you agree. Enjoy!
Bernard Majeau, Director, Product Development

Product Specifications

iLaptop Compartment Dimensions:
17.5" x 12.25" x 1.5"
iSize:
Large
iExterior Dimensions:
18.5" x 12.75" x 7.5"
iLinear Inches:
38.75"
iWeight:
3 lbs, 13 oz
iCapacity:
1319 cu. in.
iMaterial:
840D & 900D Twisted Poly
iWarranty:
Our Promise - Lifetime Warranty -Exchange, return, whatever it takes
iSKU:
EB2146-16
iCatalog #:
CT39-249582

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Ratings Summary
Overall

4.6

Based on 3,230 Ratings

96% recommended
Appearance
4.8
Durability
4.6
Organization
4.7
Price/Value
4.5
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1185 person(s) out of 1227 found this review helpful.
"I was delighted a few weeks back to see that eBags finally offered a slim backpack that avoided the slouching problem so common with large backpacks. I have the TLS Workstation backpack and love it for long trips overseas, but for daily walks to work, the TLS Professional Slim is much better. The organizing compartment has all the hallmarks of a TLS backpack with exquisite organizing pockets. I like the increased use of zippered mesh pockets rather than open pockets. Things are more secure. One of the main reasons I bought the TLS Workstation was the "overhead" removable compartment for all my Mac accessories and power brick. That they moved that to the bottom AND made it zipper accessible makes this bag even better. The laptop compartment is large and can easily hold a 15in laptop. I have a ultraportable and I can fit it easily with some papers and a small umbrella. The storage compartment is large enough to hold papers, lunch, etc, but not overly large. But the most significant and welcome improvement is the addition of a dedicated iPad/tablet pocket. I use my iPad more than any other device and love having it so accessible yet isolated in its own space, where it is protected. One improvement that could be added is a sternum strap. I added one from Timbuk2 for three bucks. Even though the bag isn't designed to hold heavy things, a sternum strap is great to have to keep the straps from riding up under one's underarms while walking. Overall it is an excellent bag. I still use my Workstation on long-haul travel, but this is excellent for daily use. Designer Note: Sternum straps are now included thanks to this customer's comment. If you own the backpack from the initial production run, contact Customer Care and they will send you sternum straps at no charge."
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1188 person(s) out of 1230 found this review helpful.
"I was delighted a few weeks back to see that eBags finally offered a slim backpack that avoided the slouching problem so common with large backpacks. I have the TLS Workstation backpack and love it for long trips overseas, but for daily walks to work, the TLS Professional Slim is much better. The organizing compartment has all the hallmarks of a TLS backpack with exquisite organizing pockets. I like the increased use of zippered mesh pockets rather than open pockets. Things are more secure. One of the main reasons I bought the TLS Workstation was the "overhead" removable compartment for all my Mac accessories and power brick. That they moved that to the bottom AND made it zipper accessible makes this bag even better. The laptop compartment is large and can easily hold a 15in laptop. I have a ultraportable and I can fit it easily with some papers and a small umbrella. The storage compartment is large enough to hold papers, lunch, etc, but not overly large. But the most significant and welcome improvement is the addition of a dedicated iPad/tablet pocket. I use my iPad more than any other device and love having it so accessible yet isolated in its own space, where it is protected. One improvement that could be added is a sternum strap. I added one from Timbuk2 for three bucks. Even though the bag isn't designed to hold heavy things, a sternum strap is great to have to keep the straps from riding up under one's underarms while walking. Overall it is an excellent bag. I still use my Workstation on long-haul travel, but this is excellent for daily use. Designer Note: Sternum straps are now included thanks to this customer's comment. If you own the backpack from the initial production run, contact Customer Care and they will send you sternum straps at no charge."
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383 person(s) out of 405 found this review helpful.
"Buyer Beware: I've had this bag for just over 4 months, and use it under light conditions - carrying my Macbook Air and assorted papers/notebook and doodads (charger, plugs, etc) - to and from work. I'm a commuter, so that really means its on my shoulder from my car to my desk - 500 meters twice a day. I love the bag itself - the slim profile, the side-entry design, the spaciousness - are all perfect for my needs. Frankly, I was in LOVE with this bag for the first 3 months I had it. But in the last 30 days or so, its started to come apart. Specifically, where the left shoulder strap meets the top of the bag, its coming loose and fraying. Now... I get this is the primary pressure point on a backpack, as its where the load-bearing shoulder strap meets the bag itself - but in a quality, well designed and manufactured bag, that should NEVER come unstitched or apart. And especially not after barely 4 months of light use..."
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80 person(s) out of 84 found this review helpful.
"I'm a big fan of the Briggs & Riley products, owning several pieces. I really wanted their new Verb backpack, and ordered it along with this eBags TLS Slim model. I ended up, much to my surprise, keeping the eBags unit. It had better space, and gave me the ability to carry what I needed in a manner that works. It's comfortable to carry loaded, and plenty of room to pick up stuff along the way. My only complaint so far is that it tends to fall forward when setting it down. Expected when the computer is out, but not so much when full. Best feature? The middle iPad/tablet pocket. Great and easy access to the tool I find myself using the most these days."
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510 person(s) out of 543 found this review helpful.
"Very frequent traveler 50-80 business travel on avg. so use of my bags are normally very intense. I was sold on this bag by the video. It did, however, appear larger in the video than it really is in hand, so the camera must add 10 lbs. The video was very accurate and what you see is what you get. I have always used Incase brand bags, and a very big fan of their design, but they quit making some of my favorite styles, and the last bag I purchased from Incase was not able to hold up to my travel demands and the organization that I need. I eyed the Tumi Network bag, but just could not bring myself to drop the $$$ on a bag I may replace every year or two. So, I shopped around and found this one. PROS: **doesn't slouch - stiff bag, very thick outer shell, very tough exterior **zippers are great - you can tell the quality **light - bag much lighter than expected **cord garage - best invention ever, perfect catch **all..would like to see it slightly larger **easy - SUPER easy access to laptop section (I use a Lenovo T510 - pretty large pc) **pretty decent overall storage **very well made bag - you can tell the high quality **handles - retract, very cool, comfy and tough CONS: **tablet storage compartment just a bit too small - does not zip open wide enough. I have my iPad in a case, so it's a bit tough to get in / out...an extra 1" on the zipper would have been enough **storage on front is too flat. There needs to be deeper storage pockets for plugs / cords **to elaborate on above - the storage garage could be larger to fit more cables and misc **water bottle side zipper - just too small, tried to use once...needs to be several inches "higher" or deeper pocket **a couple more small zipper pockets, maybe on back under padding...always nice to have a small additional easy accessible storage to throw expense receipts and misc while traveling **shoulder straps could be better design, thicker Overall, nice, well made bag would recommend 9 out of 10"
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30 person(s) out of 31 found this review helpful.
"Purchased this backpack for my son and we were very impressed with the bag, until he tried to put is large Asus laptop into it and discovered that the top of the bag is curved and the laptop is not. It doesn't fit, no matter how we tried to load it into the bag. This is despite the laptop compartment measurements that indicated it should have fit. It is because of the curved top that the pack is actually too short for his laptop. So, it has been returned to eBags."
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448 person(s) out of 477 found this review helpful.
"My grandfather bought this business type bag for me since he's an ebag fanatic and he swore my laptop would fit! I doubted him, but we were both in shock when my large gaming Alienware 17" laptop weighing 10 pounds and the cooling pad fit perfectly in the same section. I did remove the step cushion - which is why it's removable! The lower zippered section held my large AC adapter and wired mouse. I still have plenty of room for my sketch pads, pencils, pens, etc. Of course, it has a water bottle holder and additional pockets. It's a great organizational bag with several carry methods - it has two pull out backpack straps or you can use one of the three supplied handles. Most times I use it like a backpack - the padded straps are comfortable and it has a sternum strap as well. Also the slimmer profile keeps the weight closer to my back, making it seem less heavy than other bags. The quality, comfort and appearance of this bag is excellent. Thanks grandpa, you've right once again!"
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58 person(s) out of 61 found this review helpful.
"While the design of this bag is pretty good overall, the materials and construction are awful. I have had this bag for less than one month and already the stitching is beginning to fray and the cheap, plastic clips are failing. This bag is worth less than half the amount of money that it is listed for. The materials are very low quality. I am hugely dissatisfied with this purchase."
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43 person(s) out of 45 found this review helpful.
"Got this to replace my Targus backpack that after a few years, has started to fray a bit too much and who's zippers tend to open on their own (not a good thing). This is a good bag and has wonderful organization and it doesn't look like a typical hiker's backpack, but has too many drawbacks to be a great bag. I knew it wasn't a large bag but it is effectively smaller than it should be as once you put a few things in one each section squeezes out the next. It doesn't take much to fill it up. Another inch or two would be great, an expandable zipper would be perfect. The shoulder straps are straight but need to be curved toward the center as I find it likes to inch toward my shoulders and am constantly adjusting for it. As mentioned in one of the earlier reviews, the tablet pocket zipper needs to be an inch or so wider as it is very difficult to get an iPad in and out if it's in a case (also because the other sections are squeezing the tablet pocket). When full, the zippers don't slide smoothly around the corners and the water bottle holder needs to be a little deeper to be more secure. I do love the little "garage" for wires, I do like the side handle, and as I said, the organization is great. If you don't plan on carrying a lot, this will probably work but if you think you're going to fill it, you may want to look for a larger alternative."
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14 person(s) out of 14 found this review helpful.
"This is just what I've been looking for. I work out of my car and need things organized and within reach. What I don't need is a big bucket type pack with stuff rolling all around. It's almost like the TLS Professional Slim Backpack was built for me. 1st, the organization zipper pocket on the front is spot on. Room for everything, multiple loops for pens and pencils, mesh zipper pockets for an abundance of items. Business card slots and a key leash as well. Perfect for all those thing you need at arms length but don't want to dig around for. 2nd, the tablet slot on top just fits my Samsung 10" tab. Even with the cover on, it's nice and snug and easily accessible. 3rd, the document slot on the front carries my Field Notes and a pen with plenty of room to spare and I never never have to fish around on a car seat, back pocket or bottom of a pack. Excellent! 4th, the solid garage zipped storage on the bottom front. I carry my sunglasses with plenty of room to spare. I know they are well protected so I can just put them in their silk drawstring bag and drop them in. Nothing on top of them or bouncing off the lenses and damaging the frames. 5th, L shaped document pocket and laptop storage. I was a little concerned about the pack not opening up all the way around both sides. But, I've found that this feature actually keeps thing more organized and keeps my documents in place much more efficiently than a larger, looser pack. Both pockets have plenty of room for what I need on a daily basis. I believe this helps the bag keep it's shape much butter than larger looser pockets. Thank you Ebags for your dedication to fine details. This isn't a huge pack by any means but not everyone needs that much stuff. The lines of the bag are sleek, understated and professional in any setting. Great job Ebags, highly recommended!!"
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83 person(s) out of 88 found this review helpful.
"I wanted something small with roller-board attachment and a water bottle holder. This bag is pretty good. My two biggest complaint are the zipper pocket up front an the organization panel. Not enough give when used - try to zipper. A wallet and glasses and you can't close. The other is the water bottle holder - picture shows one but this does NOT hold a water bottle. Maybe as pictured - when it's staged. Pick up the bag and try to go. Certainly not made for any reusable water bottle let alone transporting that mini one from the airlines."
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