May 12, 2013
May 16, 2013


Happy Customer:  Matt Trowbridge

How often do you travel?

I travel almost weekly to DC on Amtrak into Union Station. It is usually a 1 or 2 night trip.

What travel product is most essential on these trips?

The Timbuk2 Wingman MD

What is it about the Wingman that you like so much?

The MD keeps you disciplined. I also have the LG, but it can easily become quite heavy if you add extra shoes or a laptop. For my shorter trips to DC the medium allows me to be more nimble. I can pack everything I need, including my laptop, but still walk around town easily.  It is easy to use Wingman as a backpack or stow the straps and use as a briefcase. You can even take 1 of the straps out and use as a messenger. The laptop slot is against my back, so I feel more secure.

The most important feature for me is the ability to fit a fully packed Wingman MD into the front rack of a Bikeshare bike in DC. The Bikeshares in DC are the same used across the US, so I am always ensured that it will fit the same. This makes getting around DC with all my stuff super fun, easy, and less expensive. I find that the Wingman is particularly good if used with the Eagle Creek packing system. I organize the items in my bag into individual pouches, which allows me to easily and covertly lift items out even if I’m in a meeting. Also, I find that a Folder 15 will keep my clothes well-organized and relatively wrinkle-free.