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Product Features

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty* against defects in materials and workmanship
  • 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"
iExterior Dimensions:
18" x 12.75" x 8.5"
iLinear Inches:
3 lbs, 13 oz
1319 cu. in.
840D & 900D Twisted Poly
Limited Lifetime Warranty* against defects in materials and workmanship
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"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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"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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"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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