Timbuk2 – You should really get me to test your luggage

March 2, 2012

in Blog,Reviews,Travel


In Luxembourg with my trusty Timbuk2 Roller bag

I’m heading to Europe for two months.  We’re going to be be living in Paris for a couple weeks and Sweden for a month, all the while taking multi-day trips during the weekend.  We’ll finish our trip with trekking through Ireland.  I’m already going to be taking your Checkpoint roller bag, your Q laptop backpack, and a custom Eula Messenger Bag I recently designed (dark grey on grey for a low profile effect).  I’m well familiar with your products and how awesome they are. And I’ve already provided plenty of feedback online and in person to your staff about what works and doesn’t. (The rollerbag’s bar is a little too low in profile as it catches on cobblestones and curbs and the shoe compartment should be inside the bag and not on the sleeve.  But you have a great balance ratio as my bag has never toppled over no matter how packed I have it and I LOVE the wheels).

You know I’ll take the bags through real life scenarios while working and traveling abroad and maybe a couple odd ones like throwing my bag onto a moving train as I try to jump aboard.  I’m a Web Developer so I’m analytical and practical, but I do appreciate a flair of fun.  I don’t believe in babying my luggage but instead expect it to baby whatever I’m carrying in it.

I’m obviously adept at putting two sentences together and making sense of the world around me. I can let you know what works, what doesn’t.  What seems to be good design initially and what turns into great or poor design after X number of hours hauling all my crap around through multiple countries.

I leave the beginning of May and return mid July.  I live in the Bay Area so I’m able to swing on by if you need me to.  So if you need to get ahold of me, you have a couple months and you know how to get ahold of me.

If you don’t have anything for me to test out, no worries.  You know I’ll be hauling your gear all through Timbuktu anyway. Well let’s just say the UK and Northern Europe.  And if a little flattery will get me anywhere, I love your products, your customer service and your website isn’t half bad either!


Sincerely yours,


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