Leah P.wrote a review of Timbuk2 Swig Daypack on July 29, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'll admit, I'm pretty tough on backpack reviews. I bought this to use as a commuter pack, and it fits the bill. I LOVE the easy u-lock pocket in the front, and I like the flap design so that you can really stuff it full. I love the durable material, I feel like I can really put it through the wringer and it will last. It's also much cuter than other commuter backpacks! I sometimes find that "unisex" backpacks are actually for men (or women with long torsos) but this backpack fits my 5'3"frame well.
My only complaint - it's not especially comfortable when heavy. If I have LOTS of stuff in it (gym clothes, gym shoes, work clothes, books, lunch, ulock, jacket, etc), it pulls really hard on the arm straps and it makes my arms feel like their going numb. This is obviously remedied by not over-stuffing it, and I usually don't have that far to go, so it doesn't come up often. Again, I'm tough on backpacks, and this would probably happen with most.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.