Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor

Style # 1108-4-5507

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$ 99
638 Reviews

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Size Width Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume Handle Drop
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XS 0.0 0.0 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 4.7 12.0 1.0 0.5 549 9.0 0.0 0.0
S 0.0 0.0 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.1 13.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0 0.0 0.0
M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.1 18.0 2.0 0.9 1,281 21.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 20.1 51.0 15.0 38.0 13.8 35.0 7.9 20.0 2.1 0.9 1,709 28.0 0.0 0.0

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L 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Yes. Your device will fit. No. Your device will not fit.

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

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Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor
 
4.5

(based on 638 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (408)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (160)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (511)
  • Attractive (497)
  • Durable  (478)
  • Comfortable  (454)
  • Lightweight  (430)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (110)
  • Uncomfortable  (27)
  • Too small (24)
  • Poor quality (15)
  • Wears quickly (15)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (427)
  • Office (345)
  • Day trip (331)
  • Airplane travel  (256)
  • Computer (220)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (427), Comfort-oriented (284), Career (230), Stylish (203), Modern (201)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (508), Yes (85)

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1.0

Very disappointed

By M.P.

From Pittsburgh Pa

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • No protection for laptop

    Best Uses

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

      I believed this bag would be a good option for my husband to carry his laptop. Unfortunately there is not a padded compartment for a laptop. Contacted the company to select a more appropriate bag and was told I'd have to pay for shipping. Company does not offer free returns, not even for exchanges. Most reputable online companies offer this service, I assumed Timbuk2 would do the same. Requested to have a manager contact me to resolve the issue and I haven't heard from anyone. Don't waste your money, especially if you're buying a gift which may need to be returned.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      The perfect little waterproof bag I've been wanting

      By caromk

      From Cambridge, MA

      About Me: Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Around town
        • Rainy day carry

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

        It rains pretty regularly in the Northeast (for a Californian) and I am primarily a pedestrian and occasional cyclist, who prefers a rain jacket over an umbrella. I have a cover for my backpack but didn't have a good around town solution for rainy days when I don't need the full load. This bag is wonderful, lots of little well thought out features like the grab handles on top and bottom, the velcro all the way across so your bag stays shut even if you over fill it. Just the right number of slots and pockets for daily life. And it works like a charm keeping everything dry in the rain. Love it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        The Bag

        By Not a hipster

        From Central Contra Costa County, California

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

          This bag is excellent for consolidating the number of "Dad's got to bring" items for various day trips, running errands, going to kids' ball games, etc. I finally have a way to carry some extras, such as a water bottle, a snack, an e-reader (with charger), notebook, etc, or stash a sweater, without having to wear a knapsack or carry a briefcase. My only quibble is that I seem to have an "out of norm" desire for a color that's neither "too business" nor "too flashy." That's why I waited, and waited, and waited for 'Army Green' to be available at my price point. If Timbuk2 had this available in khaki colored fabric, I'd have bought it sooner.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Sleek, user-friendly, and functional

          By ScootingSara

          From Cambridge, MA

          About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

            I commute on two wheels, and selected this bag for its water-resistance, comfort, and durability. I've also been pleased by the amount of stuff I can cram in it. The compression straps are fantastic, and keep me from looking like a turtle the way I did with a backpack.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great messenger bag; right size for my needs

            By Lucky Girl

            From San Francisco

            About Me: Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

              I use this bag to run around town with (either on my bike, or simply going out). I generally use it to carry layers (jacket, etc), along with stuff I might pick up from light grocery or other shopping. While I use the medium messenger for carrying a change of clothes (when cycling to work or going to the gym), along with other things like lunch, the small size is much better for me when not needing a change of clothes. As with all other Timbuk2 bags, this is exceptionally well made and has great compartments to separate out your smaller items.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great commuter bag

              By Jen D.

              From Oakland, CA

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • Lightweight 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Office

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

                I purchased this about a month ago, to finally replace my old small custom Classic Messenger from 2004. That one is just grimy now, and the lining is peeling, but it has been my favorite bag hands-down. They've definitely made some changes to the design and the materials in the latest model, but most of those changes are improvements.

                Weight: The thing I noticed straightaway is that this bag is much lighter than my old bag. That's an improvement, in my opinion.

                Strap: The strap is made of a thinner, narrower, more lightweight material, and I assume this is to accommodate the change in buckle design. It does get twisted more easily, but there's also much less extraneous material that you have to deal with, compared to the old design. The strap pad is thinner, but I consider it more comforatable because of that.

                Storage: The overall storage is similar between the two bags. Instead of a pocket divider, it's just a plain divider with a tiny bit of padding and a stiff top so it keeps it's form. The inner accessory section is similar, but with an improved design which makes the whole bag keep it's form better. The new bag also comes with interior pockets which are useful for sunglass cases and slim water bottles. The only thing I'd change here is to make one of the pockets slightly bigger (or even adjustable) to accommodate a more normal-sized water bottle. Luckily I have a slim water bottle (around 3 in diam) which just fits, though it requires two hands to insert it.

                Grab handle: My old 2004 Classic has a padded grab handle. The new handle is not padded, it's just another piece of the cordura-type nylon. So far I haven't missed the old one.

                Napoleon pocket: I never use this, because I always forget to zip it and my wallet ends up in the street.

                Overall I'm very happy with my new bag and don't have any real complaints about it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Waterproof

                By Foot commuter

                From Roanoke, VA

                About Me: Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

                  Just walked a mile home in more or less a monsoon. The interior with computer, books, papers was completely dry. Buy one. Do it.

                   
                  1.0

                  I would never buy from Timbuk2 again

                  By Ignaty

                  From Malta

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality
                    • Wears quickly

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

                      The bag is comfortable but got torn on a side just in a few days I started wearing it. I have sent an email to the customer service team and they got back to me saying that due to my location team in Europe will be dealing with me, never heard from them since. And the bag is getting worn out on the other side now too.
                      Poor quality, would never recommend this brand, overpriced for nothing and incompetent customer service team.

                       
                      4.0

                      A really good bag.

                      By Architect Tom

                      From Philadelphia

                      About Me: Career, Classic

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Durable 
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting
                        • Computer
                        • Office

                        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

                        Really a good size.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great bag!!!

                        By Mary in exile from Vail

                        From Pittsburgh PA

                        About Me: Career

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Day Trips
                          • Office

                          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag Unicolor:

                          Great bag. Love the monochromatic color scheme. Exactly what I was looking for!!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          Organization

                          All sizes except XS have napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

                          Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                          Internal slash pocket provides padded, firm place to store files

                          Internal water bottle pocket

                          Fit

                          All sizes except XS have removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

                          Coordinating Strap Pad included

                          Fully adjustable shoulder strap with a permanent, super comfortable airmesh strap pad

                          Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

                          Clever Extras

                          All sizes except XS have flap buckles with bottom compression straps for subtle and secure closure

                          Flap corners fold into place for excellent weatherproofing

                          Low-profile top grab handle for easy heave-ho

                          Partially concealed flap buckles

                          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

                          What's this all about?

                          Our Classic Messenger Bag. Designed in San Francisco over 25 years ago. The shoulder strap features a curved airmesh strap pad for increased comfort, fine webbing, and Timbuk2's Double-Loop CAM buckle adjusts quickly and eliminates dangling straps. A low profile grab handle makes the messenger easy to grab and go. SR buckles are partially concealed behind the messenger flap for a refined but secure closure. Inside, the waterproof TPU liner and corner wings keep water out, and the internal water bottle pocket keeps water in. Distributed internal pockets and organization balance the weight of your carry. It's a classic through some modern evolution, and it's ready to be worn for whatever your carry needs.

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