Thule's Crossover 21 Litre Backpack has all the room you need to safely carry your 15-inch MacBook Pro, iPad and other gear when you travel or on your daily commute. Offering dedicated protection for your MacBook and iPad, a crush-proof SafeZone for an iPhone and sunglasses, plus numerous zipped pockets, this functional backpack has everything you need to keep essentials on hand and organised wherever you take your day.
- Main compartment has an elevated sleeve for a 15-inch MacBook Pro, a padded sleeve for iPad and a zipped mesh pocket
- Back-panel zip allows quick access to your iPad without opening the main compartment
- Heat-moulded, crush-proof SafeZone compartment protects your iPhone and sunglasses
- Airflow channels on back panel provide ventilation
- Breathable, air-mesh backpack straps with adjustable sternum strap maximise comfort
Did you notice?An internal elevated sleeve protects your MacBook from impacts and scratches.
Apple Recommends ForCarrying your MacBook, iPad and plenty of other gear in protected comfort.
What's in the Box?
- Thule Crossover 21 Litre Backpack
- Form Factor: Backpack
- Material: Fabric
- Height: 52 cm
- Width: 12.5 cm
- Weight: 1.08 kg
- Length: 32.51 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: TCBP-115
- UPC or EAN No.: 085854229197
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
Ratings & Reviews
Rugged and Durable Backpack
I have used an Incase Compact 17" backpack for about 2 years. My biggest gripe was that all the seams were tearing and the constru I have used an Incase Compact 17" backpack for about 2 years. My biggest gripe was that all the seams were tearing and the construction just felt like cheap nylon. I also didn't have a place to put my water bottle. As a college student who spends 8 hours on campus everyday, I need to bring all my gear with me. Including snacks and water. The Thule 21L Backpack has storage capacity for all that and more. It has room for about 2 1" binders. My 15" MBP non-retina fits snug. My iPad mini fits snug as well. There is a side zipper towards the backside of the backpack to access your iPad without having to open the main compartment. The construction of all the straps and just the material of the backpack itself feels really durable. I can lift the backpack with my gear in it without worrying if the strap is going to rip at the seams. The backpack is relatively thin as well with all the aforementioned gear in it. Overall the Thule 21L backpack is sturdy and "pocketful" backpack that I do not regret purchasing. …
- Written by Peter S from Buena Park
95 of 108 people found this useful
Used to have an Incase Compact 17", after almost 4.5 years it started tearing apart at the seams. Decided to go with the Thule Cro Used to have an Incase Compact 17", after almost 4.5 years it started tearing apart at the seams. Decided to go with the Thule Crossover, very happy with it. Seems very durable, which is perfect for someone like me who is always dealing with different weather elements. Spacious and places to put water bottles! Very good for organization. …
- Written by Steward M from Shelton
54 of 59 people found this useful
I like it
I like this because it's durable and smaller than my Swiss army backpack...great backpack
- Written by Darrius S from Carson
48 of 60 people found this useful
I use this bag every day as a uni student. Happily fits my 13" pro & about 5 kg's of textbooks. I use the front compartment (sungl I use this bag every day as a uni student. Happily fits my 13" pro & about 5 kg's of textbooks. I use the front compartment (sunglasses space) for my hard drives and they fit great including wallet etc. Would recommend to anyone who needs a medium size bag, especially for fitting laptops/books. Structural integrity and build quality is exceptional - 10/10. Go Thule. …
- Written by Oliver M from Darwin
Broke after one year
Was a great looking bag but built very cheaply. Within a few months the seams on outside pocket came undone, and after a year the Was a great looking bag but built very cheaply. Within a few months the seams on outside pocket came undone, and after a year the zipper broke off completely. I wish Thule would make their bags more rugged, which is what you might expect. This is not the case. They are super fragile, in face more issues that other brands. …
- Written by Joe S from San Francisco
3 of 3 people found this useful
I Thought It Was Great
This backpack worked great for me until the strap that is supposed to go around my waist broke off the first time I tried adjustin This backpack worked great for me until the strap that is supposed to go around my waist broke off the first time I tried adjusting the tightness of it. I am very disappointed by how easily this very important part of the backpack broke off and it is not fixable. Very dissapointed. …
- Written by Trevor T from Santa Clara
5 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Would this backpack be appropriate for a 13" MacBook Air?
- Asked by Rebecca S from Iowa City
- Dec 16, 2013
yes, it will be appropriate I have this backpack and I carry my mac on it
- Answered by Luis Diego S from Torre Ave.
- Dec 29, 2013
Would a pair of Beats by Dre (in the case) fit in the "Safe Zone" compartment?
- Asked by Joshua H from Rock Falls
- Mar 5, 2014
Could you fit a MacPro in this case?
- Asked by Martin K
- Feb 15, 2014
My Macbook Pro Retina 15" fits just fine, even when I put it in a neoprene sleeve first, then insert My Macbook Pro Retina 15" fits just fine, even when I put it in a neoprene sleeve first, then insert that into the laptop pocket in this great backpack.
Now, if you literally meant putting a "Mac Pro", as in the new black round hotness, into this backpack (or any backpack) then: 1) I wouldn't bet on it; 2) seems a little crazy to me -- a custom flight case would be a safer bet for an investment like that! …
- Answered by Peter K from Manassas
- Mar 27, 2014
Is the Thule Crossover 21L Backpack water resistant?
- Asked by Ryan C from Austin
- Apr 17, 2014
Yes it is very water resistant. Water seems to slide right off of the material it's made of. As long Yes it is very water resistant. Water seems to slide right off of the material it's made of. As long as you zip it up so that the zippers are on the sides and not on the top of the backpack, there's virtually no chance of water getting into it.
Still, I keep my laptop in a sleeve inside of the backpack anyways. The sleeve, however, is also made by Thule. Thule is good at water resistant materials.
I get caught in the rain all the time when traveling across my fairly large urban campus, with cars splashing puddles on my and bikes spraying water on me. I've never gotten any water in the backpack. …
- Answered by Sam W from Milwaukee
- Oct 21, 2014
how much does it weigh?
- Asked by Samuel D from Durham
- Jul 24, 2014
I can't give you an exact weight, but it's very light. As far as backpacks go, it's just as light as I can't give you an exact weight, but it's very light. As far as backpacks go, it's just as light as the lightest of them. This is especially impressive because the materials feel very rugged and durable, and the backpack has some useful features, such as the hardshell compartment, extra padding around the laptop slot, etc. …
- Answered by Sam W from Milwaukee
- Oct 21, 2014
How many books would it hold? And would it be a good bag for the typical college student?
- Asked by Tyler H from Culloden
- Apr 29, 2014
I don't know what is "typical", but this is a spacious pack that you can easily put a couple of text I don't know what is "typical", but this is a spacious pack that you can easily put a couple of text books in along with your laptop / charger and a couple of accessories. If you're not a real geek like me and don't need to carry around external blu-ray drives and game controllers, cables, etc, then I'm sure you'll get a lot of books in there.
You could always return it if it doesn't meet your needs - or maybe check it out in person out at an Apple store first. …
- Answered by Peter K from Manassas
- May 6, 2014