Timbuk2 is well known for their custom messenger bags and for being handmade in San Francisco. But they also make excellent wheeled luggage these days, as is seen with their Copilot model.
The materials are exceptionally durable and the frame provides great protection for a softside suitcase. Its uniquely designed compartments make organization simple and makes the Timbuk2 Copilot my favorite carry-on of 2016.
The durable aluminum handle and “skateboard” wheels allow Timbuk2 to offer a Lifetime warranty
- Case: Nylon and fabric reinforced tarpaulin
- Wheels: 2 “skateboard” wheels
- Color Options: Black, Carbon Twill, Carbon Fire, Limestone Camo, Marsh, Army, Under Cover
- All Sizes Available: 20″ (small), 22″ (medium), 28″ (x-large)
- Lifetime warranty
- Highly durable and wipeable fabric
- Super quiet wheels
- Expandable top compartment
- Interior dividers on both sides
- Easily holds laptop or tablet in front pocket
A nice feature of the Timbuk2 Copilot is it’s top stash pocket – great for separating shoes & toiletries from your clothes, or items you may need quickly
Excerpts from full Design Review
Despite being a carry-on, the Timbuk2 Copilot can easily hold enough for 2-3 days
The Copilot comes in 7 colors
The great thing about the Copilot is its unique fabric. It’s not the typical textured nylon. Instead, it’s a nylon reinforced tarpaulin. The result is fantastic. It looks more modern and sleek than most fabric luggage, cleans easily, and is difficult to stain.
The wheels are super quiet, smooth and replaceable! There are grab handles on all four sides; fabric ones on the top, left, and right and a plastic handle on the bottom that doubles as a foot.
The Timbuk2 Copilot has mesh dividers on both sides, not just on one side like most luggage. And there are 2 zippered pockets on the right mesh divider. In addition to those compartments, the very front of the Copilot has a thin pocket to store a 13″ laptop or tablet. It’s sufficiently padded and makes it easy to access while waiting in the airport, on the bus, or from the overhead bin.
Above the thin, laptop-style pocket is a zippered compartment on the very top. It doesn’t hold much, but it’s great to hold small items like a phone charger, tickets, or small food items.
The Timbuk2 Copilot Carry-On comes in 7 colors: Black, Carbon Twill, Carbon Fire, Limestone Camo, Marsh, Army, Under Cover.