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Classic Messenger Bag 2013

The original Timbuk2 workhorse.

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  • Black/Black/Black - Ballistic Nylon
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Features

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What are the features?

Organization

Color-coordinated three-zip front organizer helps you remember what goes where (Size XS has a one-zipper front organizer; all other sizes have a 3-zipper front organizer)

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Napoleon side entry pocket has zipper closure for easy in/out without undoing the messenger flap

Slightly padded internal slash pocket of this messenger bag provides a padded, firm place for you to store files

Fit

Coordinating Strap Pad included

Cross strap not compatible with XS messenger

Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while riding

True fit cam buckle for single-handed adjustments

Clever Extras

In-pocket key keeper

Smart hook and loop placement for fast, easy closure and reduced sweater-pilling

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

What's this all about?

Born in 1989 and raised on the backs of hard-working bike messengers in San Francisco, the Classic Messenger Bag is a utilitarian work horse that just doesn't quit. Its colors and patterns wear well over time and its True Fit cam buckle, side-entry Napoleon pocket, color-coordinated, three-zipper front organizer, and incredibly useful slash pocket make this classic messenger bag a rather clever horse.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
S 15.7 40.0 13.8 35.0 9.8 25.0 5.1 13.0 0.0 0.0 854 14.0
M 19.3 49.0 14.6 37.0 10.2 26.0 7.9 20.0 2.2 1.0 1,465 24.0

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Size Width True Width Height True Height
  in cm in cm
S 15.0 38.0 9.8 25.0 No. Your device will not fit.
M 17.7 45.0 9.8 25.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

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 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 claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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Classic Messenger Bag 2013
 
4.6

(based on 874 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (559)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (275)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (751)
  • Durable  (723)
  • Attractive (718)
  • Comfortable  (650)
  • Roomy  (627)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (64)
  • Heavy / bulky  (62)
  • Uncomfortable  (31)
  • Too small (23)
  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (586)
  • Office (425)
  • Day trip (423)
  • School (403)
  • Airplane travel  (355)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (611), Comfort-oriented (425), Career (318), Modern (305), Stylish (279)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (9), Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (507), Yes (78)

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5.0

This bag is perfect! (XS size)

By Butchy as they come

From Pittsburgh, PA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

    I hate carrying purses (in fact, I've never owned one), but everything you for a day out doesn't always fit just in your pockets. The XS size of this bag is the answer. Napoleon pocket is perfect - no digging for keys while you're heading to your car. It says it doesn't, but it fits an iPad mini perfectly (and you could probably squeeze a regular one in there as well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Wow. Just. Wow.

    By Phil on the go

    From Lexington, VA

    About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Wish It Had A Handle

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

    Love everything. Just wish it had a handle to easy pick up in and out of cars.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect Work Bag

    By Little Bag

    From Montreal, QC

    About Me: Sporty

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office
      • Walks

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

      Great bag ... love everything about it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great bag, no top handle...

      By Taz

      From Pacific Grove, CA

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cycling

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

        Great bag.

        I actually got it for when I ride my bike to the office (due to the stabilizing strap) but I tried it out for an everyday bag, and there was something missing... a top handle.

        Granted, there are other Timbuk2 bags with top handles and I knew this bag didn't have one. I just didn't know how much I'd miss the handle when not wearing it across my chest or off the shoulder.

        All in all, a solid bag. But make sure you won't miss the top (briefcase-style) handle too much before purchasing this model.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I am infatuated with Timbuk2 bags

        By Jefri

        From Surabaya,Indonesia

        About Me: Classic, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

          Bags are really cool, thick, and the color is truly solid. Very decent use for daily activities, office, or traveling. I am very satisfied with the quality of Timbuk2.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Nice

          By ronnie

          From l.a.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Hold Ipad Nicely
          • Nice And Compact

          Cons

          • Get M For 85 X11 Notes

          Best Uses

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

            Was just what I was looking for. Nice and compact. Holds an Ipad. I might have to get another to hold 8.5 x 11 notebooks and magazines though. You can never have enough of these bags!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The Classic

            By Beemanswax

            From Marin County

            About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Day Trips
              • Extended trips 
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

              I am a faithful costumer of Timbuk2, I own I guess ten of your bags, all bought for a specific purpose. All either Classic's or bags for the transport of my mac pro. I am a designer of kitchens and interiors of homes and will say I was a little sad to find out the classic design has been redesigned, Please keep this in your product line even if it has to be a custom order, it is truly the best in the market place.

              geoff

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love the bag! Lots of versatility!

              By Little essential oil girl

              From Olympia, wa

              About Me: Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Colors Are Vibrant
              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • Easily Accessible
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality
              • Lightweight 
              • Plenty Space
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • At Home
                • Computer
                • Day Trips

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

                Only thing that was a little different than what I was thinking about was the pocket for the iPad. I for some reason thought the pocket had Velcro closure like my older bag. In this bag it's just a regular pocket with padding. Still yet a great bag and would not have given it for a gift if I didn't feel positive about having a timbuk2. Thank you.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Good for the size

                By Jonesy

                From Michigan

                About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight 

                Cons

                • Long strap

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Day Trips
                • Office

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

                I go this for just a bag for the iPad and it works great. I like the fit on my back. My only down side is that I think the strap is a little long for me as I like to wear the bag really tight to my body which leaves a bigger loop of strap.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                The Large Fits EVERYTHING

                By Debo's Dad

                From Baltimore, MD

                About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • High Quality
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Airplane travel 
                  • Computer
                  • Day Trips
                  • Extended trips 

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2013:

                  Phenomenal bag. It is really amazing how much stuff it fits without looking absolutely ginormous on your back. Also, really well designed with tons of pockets for organizing.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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