Bad Ass Messenger

Style # 485-3-6114

An elevated messenger that lives up to its name

$ 160.97 $ 269
4 Reviews

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim. If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during a normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Bad Ass Messenger
 
2.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • High quality (3)
  • Roomy  (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My first review

By Can't Bury Tails

From Portland, Or

About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • School

    Comments about Bad Ass Messenger:

    First of all, let me say that I've just purchased this bag. I spent about 45 minutes at the Timbuk2 store in downtown Portland, sizing up and trying on all the bags they had before I seized upon on the BA.
    I used to be a bike messenger in the late 90's in San Francisco, and I'd been happy with my last two Timbuk2 bags. This time I was looking for something a little more stylish than the standard messenger, but still with the same set up. I knew as soon as I started messing with the BA that this was the bag I was looking for.
    The previous reviewers make some good points. I can see how one could argue that the lid doesn't fit snug enough and the bag needs to be fuller to actually secure it's contents. I don't necessarily agree with those sentiments, for the following reasons. The double straps *do* in fact tighten the lid down. Also, the shoulder strap serves to further tighten the contents to your person. I don't mean to be insulting, but that is the way a messenger bag is supposed to function-- you tighten the bag to your person, compressing the contents within the bag using the two lid straps, then compressing the bag itself to your body (like a baby monkey hanging on).
    Having said that, I can see how some users, casual office workers who don't really ride, would feel that the contents could fall out. If you are only carrying your laptop, this is too much bag for you. It is meant to hold more.
    The strap: it's heavy duty. It's placed high on the shoulder and secured there. That's how I wear my bag (not slung across my low back like a purse). I feel like Timbuk2 shoulder straps have gotten flimsier over the years, but this one was super solid and built to last.
    Laptop compartment: I'm not familiar with the laptop compartment on other bags, but yes, I put my Macbook Air in and it does indeed seem loose inside. Not that I would ever carry it like that. I have a separate hardshell case that my laptop always lives in-- I'm not a fan of trusting my laptop to just a "compartment"-- that little piece of equipment is too expensive to not have it's own dedicated case. If I roll my bike I want to know that I can land on my bag and not have to sweat it.
    In conclusion, I'd say this bag is exactly what I was looking for. A beefed-up and stylish messenger bag.
    I'll be writing another review in 6 months, after I've had a chance to put some wear and tear on it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Mostly Accurate Product Name

    By Mike the Traveler

    From Pasadena, CA

    About Me: Modern, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky 
    • Insecure
    • Too Big

    Best Uses

    • Looking Sharp

    Comments about Bad Ass Messenger:

    When this bag showed up on the website, I was really stoked. It looked really stylish and modern, and it was big enough to hold my work 15" laptop. I thought it'd make a great travel companion.

    When it showed up, I was a bit dismayed. The Cobra clips are a pain in the butt compared to the Fidlock ones. Worse, because of the box like top flap, unless the (soft-sided) messenger bag is stuffed to the gills, I feel like things will fall out. Certainly, when tossed around the office a little, everything fell out of their respective compartments and pockets inside, into the general cavity. Just one step away from falling out, given how loose the flap is. I wouldn't want to use this on an airplane unless I had stuffed a change of clothing or a jacket or something to make the bag seal itself against the box top flap.

    Accessing the bag from the back zipper, more than once I've reached past the edge of the bag and ended up depositing an item through the front flap. It's that loose.

    Best shoulder strap on a Timbuk2 bag yet. About the only redeeming factor. Okay, and it really is stylish and feels water resistant.

    Good thing I got this using a coupon. Probably won't return, but probably going to stick some sort of frame into it or something.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great look/design, need smaller size

    By Bad Robot

    From Seattle, WA

    About Me: Career, Stylish

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Loose Laptop Pocket
    • Not enough compartments
    • Too Big

    Best Uses

    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Bad Ass Messenger:

    I love the new design, very sleek, understated, and durable (I live in a rainy climate). But I returned mine because it was too big for daily use with my 13" laptop. They need two sizes for this bag. Also, the laptop pocket was totally inadequate - too loose and slippery. My laptop wouldn't stay put. The Timbuk2 messenger has a great laptop pocket, not sure why they didn't use something similar in this bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Just plain bad.

    By Conformco

    From Los Angeles, CA

    About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Timbuk2 Loyalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky 
    • Impossible To Secure
    • Not enough compartments
    • Poor Design
    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Returning To Timbuk2

    Comments about Bad Ass Messenger:

    I saw this and thought - cool, they're trying something new. It is new, but it's also poorly designed. The way the bag is constructed, it only works if it's stuffed to the gills. There's no good way to cinch it down, because the lid works like a door on a hinge. You can't make it close tighter. The Cobra clips for securing it are difficult to use in a hurry. There is some organization, but no pen pockets. There's no way to secure your computer or iPad, so if you have anything less than a 15" it goes flying inside once the bag is in transit. It's all flash, no substance. Potential laptop destroyer, be warned.

    Being a southpaw, the one thing I appreciated is that the strap can be flipped to be lefty or righty. Only recommend if you have exactly the full capacity to carry. I'm really disappointed I burned a coupon code to get this. Will be returning it. Laptop messenger or Commute is the way to go.

    Love Timbuk2, but this is a total misfire.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    Organization

    Dedicated tricot-lined front pocket for phone or glasses

    Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

    Fit

    Ambidextrous strap with quick release buckle

    Quilted back panel for comfortable carry

    Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

    Clever Extras

    Quick release metal Cobra buckles

    Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

    Materials

    Coated rear zipper for quick access to the main compartment

    Genuine leather boot and trims

    Smooth 420D Nylon exterior

    Origin

    Imported

    Laptop/Tablet

    Laptop pocket fits 15" MacBook and iPad

    What's this all about?

    Part of our Heist Collection, the B(ad)A(ss) Messenger is has hypnotic good looks and highly functioning bones. In a super sleek weather-proof fabrication with leather trim details, this durable messenger is work ready, but looks smart enough to star alongside Bond. Armed with military-grade quick release buckles, a lefty-righty optioned shoulder strap, and every internal pocket you could dream up, this hardworking messenger lives up to its name.