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Spire laptop backpack Torq, midnight blue / black, no. TQ7-MID


Our newest laptop backpack combines all the best features of the Volt XL and Meta, and adds the new features people have been asking for. Capacity, comfort and protection - the Torq has it all.

The Torq is split into 3 compartments for accessories, laptop and books/clothing. Having a dedicated laptop compartment offers more protection and convenience -- when you want to get your laptop out, there's no need to struggle with other gear. Just unzip the bag, open the Boot and go!

Other nifty features:

  • Side mesh water bottle pockets. Can also be used for iPod, phone or other small items you need to access quickly.
  • Beefy load-bearing padded waistbelt for support. Can be tucked away and hidden when not in use.
  • Large exterior pocket with vertical zipper makes access a breeze. Perfect for stashing airline tickets, a paperback book, snacks, etc.
  • Multiple interior pockets for accessories and peripherals. We optimized the pockets to hold a cell phone, PDA, pens, and other stuff. Two pockets have zippers - great for holding power cords, mouse, and other unruly items.

Torq Specs
Product Code TQ7
Boot Sizes XS, S, M, L
External Dims (inches)
19.5" x 14.0" x 9.0"
External Dims (cm)
49.53 x 35.56 x 22.86
Capacity 2400 Cubic Inches
Weight 3.00 lbs
External Fabric 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon
Internal Fabric 210 Denier Nylon
Bottom Padding Yes
External Pockets 3 (inc. water bottle pockets)
Internal Pockets 6
Waist Strap Padded Foam/Mesh
Compression Straps Yes
Sternum Strap Yes
Carrying Strap Yes
Hideaway Harness Yes
Top Handle Yes
Side Handle No
Framesheet No


"This backpack swallows up everything one can possibly imagine. It has made my life as a law student oh, so much easier. I can easily -- and comfortably -- carry all the many books I need to class. My notebook fits snugly into the Boot. Best of all, appearances are deceiving. The inside is massive, but this pack is still small enough that I don't have to check it in when I fly, or worry about knocking people over in the stairwell!"
- WB, Torq owner

"Some feedback on my amazing Torq...it's fantastic! The pack swallows my PC and the millions of add-ons we need today with ease. I find it spacious and comfortable, and it’s very easy to find small items hiding in what are normally dark corners. Don’t underestimate how important this is. About to take my Torq continent hopping and I am confident it is up to the task!"
- MS, Torq owner

"This is the best bag I have owned so far. It has all the features I wanted!"
- WN, Torq owner 

"The build quality of the Torq and other Spire backpacks is amazing...a great choice for the road warrior. 5/5 stars!"
- ConnectReviews.com, August 2007

"Because of its capacity, you’ll be tempted to over-pack this solidly-built backpack. But resist that temptation and you’ll find the Torq a worthy bag."
- MacWorld.com, June 2007

"Most of you know by now that I'm something of a bag-o-holic. It's probably because I'm so attached to my MacBook Pro and because I take it everywhere but regardless, I really dig bags or all shapes and sizes. One bag I'm currently digging is the Torq backpack from Spire. If you're looking for a backpack to carry your MBP, it's worth looking into." [ Read full article ]
- O'Grady's PowerPage, May 2007

Spire had a substantial booth at January's Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Their newest high-end model, the Torq, recently delivered to our ultra-tech testing facility (Nemo's shoulders and back), is spacious, expensive, and designed for every possible carrying condition.
- MyMac.com, March 2007

Q. Will my laptop fit in the Torq?
A. To answer this question, you need to know the correct Boot size for your laptop (see below).

Q. What is a Boot and why do I need it?
A. The Boot is a padded, removable sleeve that secures your laptop inside the pack. It is essential for full laptop protection and is available in 8 different sizes.

Q. How do I know which Boot size will fit my laptop?
A. Check the specs on the Boot page.

Q. I already have a Boot, or don't need one. Can I purchase the Torq without it?
A. Yes, after you click the 'Buy' button, skip the step where it asks for the Boot size.

Q. I clicked on the 'Buy' button but nothing happened. What's up?
A. You must select a color first.

Q. Do you have any other colors?
A. No, but we'll be happy to hear about any color suggestions you have!

Q. What is the difference between the Torq and the Meta?
A. The Meta is larger, heavier and has a rigid internal framesheet for extra support. For a detailed comparison, go to our Compare Packs page.

Q. What makes the Torq worth the price tag? I've seen packs for less.
A. Bottom line: ours are better. More comfortable, better designed, and longer lasting

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Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

This Item (Standard sized items)
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 4 working days

Delivery of other items

Small items & Spare parts
Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 4 working days
Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 4 working days
Dropracks and Roof tents
Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

Delivery times

Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

Delivery FAQs

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next working day, if the order is placed before the cut-off time (see above). Some will arrive on the second working day if there has been a "split-delivery". So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

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