Timbuk2 Spire Backpack

Best Waterproof Backpack

Why people love it
  • A commuter and college student’s best friend
  • Durable, waterproof, very well-designed
  • Great for organizing all of your work and school items

Made with durable Oxford nylon, waterproof roll top and shell, custom-fit strap, accessible via back zip pocket,  ventilated back panel, great interior organization, compatible with U-style bike locks, never worry about your electronics getting wet

Designed specifically for Apple, smaller than expected



This backpack has a 32-liter capacity, but once you start filling it up with your important items—electronics, school books, pens, supplies, etc.—you may find it has less storage space than you might like. This is because it was built specifically for Apple products, so the laptop sleeve will be thinner than average (ideal for Apple laptops rather than regular laptops). However, you’ll love all the internal pockets, which give you a lot of storage space for your cords, cables, pens, notebooks, and other school or work supplies.


Durability is a definite “hell yeah” with this bad boy! Not only is it built with durable Oxford nylon, but it’s covered with a waterproof coating that will keep the rain out. The shell itself is waterproof, and the roll top tucks the zipper well away so there’s no chance of any water leaking through. However, if you need to get at your items, the back panel zipper makes it easy for you to get what you need.

Extra Features:

The bag comes with a few nifty features: padded compartment for your laptop (Apple, specifically), tablet compartment, waterproof top flap, interior pockets for pens and pencils, front and side pockets, and an attachment for U-style bike locks. If you cycle or commute to school or work, this is the backpack you can wear with confidence that your electronics will never get wet no matter how heavy the rain.


$100 is a good price to pay for this backpack, especially if you’ve got a lot of Apple products (iPad, Macbook, etc.). Thanks to its waterproof design, you’ll always be able to get around without worrying about your items getting wet.

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