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  • Uber organized professional travel backpack - guaranteed for life under the eBags Lifetime Warranty. NOTE: This is not a small bag. The size of this travel backpack is similar to a wheeled carry-on. It measures 21" H x 14" W x 8" D
  • TSA recognized Travel Sentry Approved design fits laptops 2” x 12.5" W x 14" to 18” H and tablets 9” H x 10.5” W
  • Includes a 3.5" x 13.25" x 20" clothing compartment and fits into the overheads of regional jets
  • 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:
  • On the forward section, a large U-zip opening makes it easy to pack clothing or a packing cube. Zip the cover closed and you have a Travel Sentry Approved, Checkpoint Friendly bag ready for the TSA X-ray machine
  • The clothing compartment measures 3-1/2” x 13-1/4” x 20” - it's designed for 1-2 day trips. This section can be over-stuffed when needed.
  • Lockable double-zip access to the middle compartment provides complete access to the packing area. Unzip the rear section for additional packing space
  • Easy laptop access via our “L”-zip opening. A neoprene panel snugs the laptop to the back - fits laptops as large as 2” thick x 12.5" W x 14" H (18" high with the AC Adapter Garage removed)
  • The laptop compartment is fully padded on five sides, lockable, and completely isolated from the packing area of the pack
  • NOTE: If you plan on using the TSA Checkpoint Friendly feature, you must follow the packing instructions provided. Only your laptop can be stored in the rear compartment. That’s why we made the clothing section extra-flexible to allow for over-stuffing
  • An 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 and two zippered fabric pockets (one includes our key leash)
  • Two business card pockets, two elastic pen loops, and one elastic-trimmed pouch pocket
  • The lower front zippered compartment is designed for your liquids or other last minute items. We’ve also included a TSA-compliant zippered pouch for your 3-1-1 items
  • Just above the organizer panel is a lockable 9-1/2” wide zipper opening providing access to either your tablet (up to 9” H x 10-1/2” W) or the clothing compartment. The tablet stows directly behind the organizer panel
  • Our crush-proof AC-Adapter garage isolates heavy (or fragile) accessories from the rest of the pack. It is positioned at the bottom of the back panel for optimum load balancing - the Airmesh padded cover also provides lumbar padding
  • The AC-Adapter garage is removable for those times when you need extra storage capacity or have an extra-tall laptop
  • High-visibility 210D orange nylon lining makes finding your stuff a lot easier
  • Exterior features are as follows:
  • Zippered side-mounted water bottle pocket
  • Vertical zippered “Napoleon” pocket on the face is perfect for boarding passes and is designed with YKK lockable apparel zippers to ensure they will not “walk open”
  • Premium self-repairing YKK RC zippers use lockable double sliders on almost all openings - lockable double-zip closure includes discrete photo-reflective zipper cords for nighttime safety
  • Lockable D-rings on primary zippers discourage tampering and keep luggage locks in a consistent location
  • 840 x 900D Twisted Filament Polyester exterior with DuPont Teflon fabric protection
  • Convertible design enables it to be comfortably carried as a backpack, briefcase or across the body:
  • The Airmesh back panel is fully vented and well-padded in all the right places
  • Contoured backpack straps are generously padded with Airmesh and includes an adjustable/removable shock-loaded sternum strap
  • Simply unclip the backpack straps and store then inside a zippered compartment to convert the backpack into a briefcase
  • Adjustable/removable shoulder strap enables you to carry it across your body or on your shoulder
  • Luggage trolley handle pass-through panel on the back allows you to stack the TLS Prof. Weekender on your favorite suitcase
  • Low profile top and side grab handles makes it easy to lift

Detailed Product Description

Loaded with pockets to keep all of your essentials organized, this weekender is simply perfect for every trip. The eBags Professional Weekender is crafted from twisted poly fabric and features a convertible design that can be carried as a backpack, briefcase, or hands-free crossbody bag. With a protective, padded laptop compartment, a clothing compartment to hold overnight essentials, and an organizer to hold all sorts of small accessories, this bag is detailed with unique features such as lockable D-rings and zippers, a side-mounted water bottle pocket, exterior pockets, and a zip around front organizer with multiple mesh pockets and slip pockets.

Designer Notes

Is it possible to have a relationship with a bag? Our customers definitely think so. And they love to share their experiences with us. Some of that sharing was expressed in the form of our shortcomings. We take pride in being good listeners and this latest addition to the Professional family is proof. More capacity, hide-away backpack straps, not changing the super-cool most loved features and still keeping it super low-profile. We hope you have room in your heart for another great relationship. Enjoy!
Bernard Majeau, Director, Product Development

Product Specifications

iLaptop Compartment Dimensions:
14" x 12.5" x 2"
iSize:
Medium
iExterior Dimensions:
21" x 14" x 8"
iInterior Dimensions:
Not Available
iLinear Inches:
43"
iWeight:
3 lbs, 7 oz
iCapacity:
1948 cu. in.
iMaterial:
840D & 900D Twisted Poly
iWarranty:
Lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship
iSKU:
EB2146-20.5
iCatalog #:
CT39-272275

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Ratings Summary
Overall

4.4

Based on 532 Ratings

89% recommended
Appearance
4.6
Durability
4.3
Organization
4.5
Price/Value
4.2
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431 person(s) out of 436 found this review helpful.
"I was in the market for a new laptop backpack. My key parameters were that it be big enough to carry a change of clothes for overnight business trips and cost less the $150. After some research I purchased 3 bags from eBags: Dakine Gemini 28L, Timbuk2 Command and the eBags TLS Pro Weekender. The Timbuk2 lacked sufficient organization. The Dakine was a close second with great looks and the best water bottle holders I've seen. But it lacked the ability to separate clothes from papers and the laptop. So I kept the TLS Pro. (most expensive of the 3 and just a penny less than my max price.) The TLS Pro is built like a tank with top notch YKK zippers. It's a bit heavy at 3.5 pounds but feels light on the back. The bag has excellent organization with padded areas for both a laptop and a tablet, a flat panel compartment with loads of zippered pockets for storing small items, a removable, zippered 3-1-1 pouch and a removable, crush-proof "AC Adapter Garage". I find it strange that eBags implies this is the place to store AC adapters. Of all the items I carry in my bag my AC adapters are probably the least in need of crush-proof protection. However it's perfect for my fragile items (sunglasses, prescription safety glasses, headphones and small laptop peripherals). The main compartment makes it easy to separate clothes from other items for overnight travel. The backpack suspension is good and includes a sternum strap which is a must have for me. I also like that the backpack straps can be stowed for a professional, briefcase like appearance. I only have two things that I would change to improve this bag: Add compression straps, either external or in the clothing area. Without these, clothes tend to slump to the bottom of the bag in a wrinkled mess. The other change is either eliminate or enlarge the ridiculously small and effectively useless zippered mesh water bottle holder. Overall a great bag and as close to perfect (for me) as I've been able to find."
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431 person(s) out of 436 found this review helpful.
"I was in the market for a new laptop backpack. My key parameters were that it be big enough to carry a change of clothes for overnight business trips and cost less the $150. After some research I purchased 3 bags from eBags: Dakine Gemini 28L, Timbuk2 Command and the eBags TLS Pro Weekender. The Timbuk2 lacked sufficient organization. The Dakine was a close second with great looks and the best water bottle holders I've seen. But it lacked the ability to separate clothes from papers and the laptop. So I kept the TLS Pro. (most expensive of the 3 and just a penny less than my max price.) The TLS Pro is built like a tank with top notch YKK zippers. It's a bit heavy at 3.5 pounds but feels light on the back. The bag has excellent organization with padded areas for both a laptop and a tablet, a flat panel compartment with loads of zippered pockets for storing small items, a removable, zippered 3-1-1 pouch and a removable, crush-proof "AC Adapter Garage". I find it strange that eBags implies this is the place to store AC adapters. Of all the items I carry in my bag my AC adapters are probably the least in need of crush-proof protection. However it's perfect for my fragile items (sunglasses, prescription safety glasses, headphones and small laptop peripherals). The main compartment makes it easy to separate clothes from other items for overnight travel. The backpack suspension is good and includes a sternum strap which is a must have for me. I also like that the backpack straps can be stowed for a professional, briefcase like appearance. I only have two things that I would change to improve this bag: Add compression straps, either external or in the clothing area. Without these, clothes tend to slump to the bottom of the bag in a wrinkled mess. The other change is either eliminate or enlarge the ridiculously small and effectively useless zippered mesh water bottle holder. Overall a great bag and as close to perfect (for me) as I've been able to find."
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465 person(s) out of 476 found this review helpful.
"I bought this bag looking for a bag that would allow me to use it daily during work and could be easily converted into a solid travel backpack since I fly internationally once to twice a year. So here are my thoughts after the bags first international voyage. Construction/ Appearance: A solid well constructed aerodynamic bag with nice clean lines and a very utilitarian bend to it. Well constructed with rugged solid material and appears rather durable. Nothing about the bag seems cheap. 5/5 Design: Well thought out for travel with the mutliple zippered pockets in the organizer, the front zip for a passport and the well sized well constructed laptop container. The hardshell charger pack in the back below the laptop is a good idea since it has good lumbar support and it takes away from less needed space in the laptop region- for me an improvement over the TLS Professional Slim. The TSA approved "split" the bag did was nice but only acceptable n the US. However there were two things that for me were less than ideal. The first was the tablet compartment which was separate in the Professional Slim, however now it's all in one big zip with the clothing section. That's a downside. The other downside for me was the single large pocket that functioned for both clothing and documents. Had it been separate it would have been ideal. Finally the waterbottle area is tiny- not at all able to take a normal water bottle. 3.5/5 Usability: This is an easy 5/5 which has to be given due to it's modularity and good separation of items other than the things I mentioned above. It also looks light even when rather full, and sits well on the shoulders with and without the sternum straps (though I prefer with). Other than that, the organizer is fantastic and helped a ton on trips and daily use, as was the zip for my passport. Clearly a lot of thought went into daily use and travel. 5/5. So overall I'd give this bag a 4.5/5. Well worth the buy, would happily but it again."
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35 person(s) out of 35 found this review helpful.
"Most of the features of this bag are really well thought out, and others, I wonder about. The plastic spring clips that attach the shoulder straps to the bottom side of the bag don't inspire a lot of confidence as mine came undone twice on the last trip. I don't know if this is due to the weak springs that are in them or that they are on the small side given the amount of weight that the pack can carry. The pack can carry a lot of stuff inside it, and the profile is good - finally a bag that doesn't make you look like a turtle when you're wearing it! Very professional in appearance and the ebags logo is discreet. Organization, for the most part is very good - the outside pockets that keep everything flat and the vertical pocket to stuff your boarding pass both work well. The water bottle pocket seems to be an afterthought as it is too small to carry anything but the smallest palm-sized water bottles. The inside main compartment has no compression straps or any way to organize stuff within it, so I was forced to use my packing cubes as shown in the video. Fit and finish were overall good, however there were some seams where you could see some frayed material of the orange interior lining coming through from the outside."
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149 person(s) out of 153 found this review helpful.
"Love this backpack. I'm a corporate pilot and often find myself on trips lasting up to 2 weeks. I needed a laptop bag/briefcase/carry on large enough to carry all the essentials I need to take with me on trips. I used to carry the ubiquitous Tumi laptop bag, but found myself wanting a backpack for ease of carry. I tried a couple Maxpedition backpacks which were excellent quality, but a little too "tactical" and not enough "business attire." I often need to carry paperwork and need easy access to pull files in and out of the bag without them getting all destroyed. This bag is perfect for that function. I LOVE the cable/adapter caddy "hidden" in the back part of the bag and easy access to the included airline liquids pouch. The bag is large enough to carry all my crap, and everything is pretty easy to get to. My only complaint is that it's easy to forget how to get into which compartment on the inside. There are basically 3 main compartments inside and I'm always unzipping the wrong one. Maybe I'm just an idiot - hopefully I'll figure that out. Great build quality, I see myself using this bag for a long time."
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121 person(s) out of 125 found this review helpful.
"I really want to like this bag, but there are a few things that are precluding that. First of all the biggest problem is that I've had the backpack straps spontaneously detach while walking sending my laptop, tablet, glasses, and everything in between hurdling to the ground. This has happened three times. I'm pretty sure the clips are substandard and the plastic flexes allowing the clip to entirely detach. Second, I cannot find a good place for my glasses or sunglasses, both I use daily. Third, this backpack will not stand up on its own whether loaded or empty, causing more trouble if I'm in a conference or meeting a client and need the bag to stay under the table I'm meeting at. Finally, I'm noticing some stitching starting to come apart on the handles; nothing major yet, but after 4-5 weeks of use, this leaves a desire for quality. I want to like this backpack, but am to the point of moving on and have just ordered something different from a different company as I cannot have these problems continue and I do not have time to deal with them daily or weekly."
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104 person(s) out of 109 found this review helpful.
"I have both the TLS Professional Weekender and the TLS Slim bag. I bought the weekender for short business trips I take a couple times a month. This bag has been the perfect fit for minimizing what I need for travel. This bag is the big brother of the TLS Professional Slim Backpack. While it is bigger, it is not too big. It has just enough space for a couple nights of clothes, your computer, tablet, cables, and toiletries. I love the slick look of this bag and the organization features. The section for your cables is nice and large and I am able to fit multiple laptop cables in it. I also like there is a sealed section for toiletries. As with every eBags brand bag I have owned, every little detail is thought out. With that said, everything has its place. I love that this bag has no loops, hooks, ect that make it look like I am going mountain climbing. This is great for sliding it in and out of a backseat or on a plane because there is nothing to catch on it. In addition the extra handle on the side is great. There are so many great features on this bag it is hard to cover them in the review, watch the video because they do such a great job explaining many of the features."
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43 person(s) out of 45 found this review helpful.
"After receiving the TLS Professional Weekender Convertible I carefully began examining all the"in's and out's." I was happily surprised to find a shoulder strap in the AC Adapter garage which I didn't recall being mentioned in the video or description. I know their phrase "attention to detail," but I just feel that on this product they've gone above and beyond this level. The workmanship and quality of this product is truly exceptional. In addition, their usual quality lifetime guarantee is included."
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53 person(s) out of 56 found this review helpful.
"I purchased this bag for a trip to India. It was the perfect size as it can easily handle a full change of clothes plus all of my business and travel essentials. The bag is very comfortable with the innovative garage providing lumbar support. I had a long layover in Dubai and spent a lot of time walking around the airport with no discomfort at all. My travel companion was jealous. The only negative is that the orange lining fabric is exposed at the shoulder straps. I love the orange lining for locating items quickly inside but would prefer it was not showing on the outside. A black lining where the straps attach would be an improvement."
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61 person(s) out of 65 found this review helpful.
"I've been very pleased with the TLS Professional Weekender. It is a great bag for a single overnight where you need a refresh of clothing and don't need a wheeled bag. The backpack straps are comfortable and easy to set up or put away. The interior pockets and design make perfect sense and it is easy to keep documents and personal effects in order. One note: If you travel with a wheeled bag as well, the "trolley handle pass-through panel" may be longer than the telescoping handles of your wheeled bag and you'll have to shove your hand in the pass-through section to grab your rolling bag's handle."
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174 person(s) out of 188 found this review helpful.
"Let me start by saying I am a woman and I returned this great bag. It is a wonderful transitional backpack/briefcase and the quality and organization is superb. A lot of thought has gone into the design of the bag, and it is almost--but not quite--what I had been looking for, in my never-ending quest for the ideal bag. PROS: The organization could not be any better. It does exactly what is is supposed to do, and delivers as promised. Padded lumber back and power "garage" make this excellent to lean against, if one is sitting at the airport in one of those nasty hard chairs. If the "cons" listed below do not apply to your situation, then I would say this bag is for you. CONS: This bag is large with a capital L. Larger than my TLS Weekender Convertible Junior, and heavier than my husband's TLS Weekender Convertible. Also, as noted by another reviewer, the pass-through slot enabling you to slide the bag over the handle of your suitcase is vertically oriented. I slipped (stacked) this over the handle of my eBags TLS MotherLode Jr 25" suitcase and I could barely get my hand into the handle to roll the set. I am not the only woman looking for the perfect (or near perfect) traveling bag. Read FlyerTalk, where there are many of us women seeking the same thing: a streamlined, professional-looking bag with expandable features, comfort, a pass-through strap, and convertible ways of carrying. Most important, we need it more in proportion to our body structure--narrower shoulders--and height. I have the Savvy tote (no pass-through, "rolled" handle too long and digs into shoulder) and the versatile TLS Weekender Jr (too sporty-looking and no pass-through slot) but neither has the versatility and comfort of this TLS Professional Weekender. Until eBags designs a "junior scaled" TLS Pro, I'm drifting over to the more expensive Briggs & Riley Baseline Expandable 17" tote, which, sadly, does not match all my other eBags luggage."
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