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eBags TLS Professional Slim Laptop Backpack

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Product Features

  • 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 TLS 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
  • 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 TLS 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. 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 addition to the TLS family and hope you agree. Enjoy!
Bernard Majeau, Director, Product Development

Product Specifications

Laptop Compartment Dimensions:i
17.5" x 12.25" x 1.5"
Size:i
Large
Dimensions:i
18.5" x 12.75" x 7.5"
Weight:i
3 lbs, 8 oz
Capacity:i
1319 cu. in.
Material:i
840D & 900D Twisted Poly
Warranty:i
Our Promise - Lifetime Warranty -Exchange, return, whatever it takes
Linear Inches:i
38.75"
SKU:i
EB2146-16
Catalog #:i
CT39-249582

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Ratings Summary
Overall

4.6

Based on 691 reviews

95% recommended
Appearance
4.7
Durability
4.6
Organization
4.7
Price/Value
4.5
Most Helpful Review
  • Posted: 11/26/2013
  • Reviewer: John from NorCal
positive review
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60 person(s) out of 61 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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  • Posted: 8/10/2013
  • Reviewer: Lynn from San Rafael, CA
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76 person(s) out of 77 found this review helpful.
"Great laptop pack. The medium size and non-sporty look of this bag (no protruding pockets, bright cords or carabiners) highlights its business intent. Having a dedicated laptop and tablet compartment is great for protecting my expensive gear. I especially like the equipment garage! Why has it taken so long for someone to figure "garage" style out. It's excellent! It allows me to store all of my bulky cords, plugs, back-up battery charger and "mifi-wifi" without cluttering up the main storage compartments. An upgrade that would be beneficial would be to make the TLS Professional Slim Laptop Backpack a convertible bag; add a shoulder strap and provide the ability to hide the pack straps. A "hybrid" bag would allow ease of carrying in both less or more formal business setting. eBags, keep innovating!"
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  • Posted: 8/11/2013
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Washington DC
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212 person(s) out of 217 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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  • Posted: 11/26/2013
  • Reviewer: John from NorCal
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60 person(s) out of 61 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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  • Posted: 10/6/2013
  • Reviewer: Michael from San Antonio, TX
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28 person(s) out of 28 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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  • Posted: 8/16/2013
  • Reviewer: Robert from Denver, CO
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69 person(s) out of 71 found this review helpful.
"Full disclosure, I work at eBags. However, this affords the opportunity to try A LOT of business bags (I own at least 20 of them). This one has traveled with me on planes, trains, and automobiles and it is a keeper. Feels great on my back and slides nicely over the handle on my carry-on. When at my feet in meetings and on trains, everything is easy access. It stands up well against bags twice the cost. We put a great deal of care and thought into all of our bags, but this one really shines for me."
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  • Posted: 8/12/2013
  • Reviewer: Matthew from New Port Richey, FL
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53 person(s) out of 55 found this review helpful.
"Overall, I'm pleased with the bag. It looks like it belongs in business (not overly flashy or outdoor-ready). The organization panel is what you would expect from the rest of the TLS line, and the orange lining makes it very easy to find things. (And finally having a place to keep my ID badge when I'm not in my building equals fewer trips to security for a temp badge.) The equipment garage is a wonderful addition, providing a home for all of my cables and other gadget accouterments. The dedicated tablet slip is a nice touch, too. I was a little surprised that the main compartment and computer storage areas have half-zip access (Top and Side), but after using the bag, this doesn't really slow me down, and it keeps me from stuffing unnecessary items. There's plenty of room for my everyday carry items: lightweight pullover, umbrella, journal, folder, and papers. The computer compartment is very roomy, but there isn't any sort of suspension system for smaller laptops in the space. I don't fear for my machine when I'm carrying the pack, but it some might be concerned that there is a one-size-fits-all space back there. A smaller laptop can slide around a little bit. The straps and padding feel nice when I'm walking from my car into work, and the two grab handles (top and side) make it easy to move the pack around. I'm pleased with the features included with this bag, especially at this price point, and I'd recommend it to anyone who prefers a backpack-style without the bulk and disorganization that is typically associated with laptop backpacks."
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  • Posted: 12/23/2013
  • Reviewer: Karla from Milwaukee, WI
 
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14 person(s) out of 14 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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  • Posted: 8/22/2013
  • Reviewer: Mark from San Diego, CA
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13 person(s) out of 13 found this review helpful.
"This bag offer great versatility in a slim design . I currently use this to transport my laptop and sometimes my iPad to/from work. Some days I ride a motorcycle to work and slim aerodynamic design is perfect for stability on a bike. The bag is well constructed. Zippers function smoothly and compartments are easy to access. I have to use other features like slip through area for a handle on your luggage but expect like all ebag products it will be sturdy and well though out. I am very happy with this bag and plan to use for short business or personal travel along with my eBags Motherlode luggage"
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  • Posted: 8/19/2013
  • Reviewer: Christopher from San Jose, CA
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32 person(s) out of 34 found this review helpful.
"I love the low profile of this bag. It fits easily under the seat when I fly (weekly) and is large enough to hold what I need. Great organization in the front pocket and I love the tablet slot. Overall a great bag."
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  • Posted: 4/15/2014
  • Reviewer: Flobey from Atlanta, GA
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10 person(s) out of 10 found this review helpful.
"I'm a bag geek. I admit it. And I really like this bag. I¿m a Director at a large software company in a global role, so I travel often - mostly domestic, some international, and always in a blazer, sport coat, or suit. Every 1-2 years I get the itch for a new bag, and have tried everything from multiple Tumis (briefs and backpacks), Booq, Briggs & Riley, Eagle Creek, REI, and a few others I cannot remember...many of which cost 2-3x as much as this one¿and I may be done. This bag is the perfect blend of style and function. It's very well laid out, with many smart features, and the materials seem very durable (I've only had mine a few months so I cannot speak based on fact). I have no issues walking into an executive meeting with it - as I have before with other bags that look like I just came from class - or camping. It slips over my rollaboard very well, stows under the airplane seat just fine, and has plenty of room for a PC, iPad, tablet keyboard, all my cables I would ever need, and more. It¿s far from the largest bag I¿ve ever had ¿ if you carry lots you may do better with the TLS Workstation (I own that one, too. ;) Some features I especially like: the side handle allowing me to carry it like a brief, separate lined tablet pocket, many internal pockets, connector ¿garage¿ that¿s there when I need it, but can be removed if not, padded back and straps, etc. The only thing missing would be to make it TSA compliant so I don¿t have to remove my PC at the airport, but TSA pre-check is quickly making that a non-issue. At this price you won¿t find a nicer looking, better thought out backpack. I¿d absolutely buy it again."
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