Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-2-4090

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$ 53.99 $ 89

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35 Reviews

Selected Color Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon

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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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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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Reviews (35)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (29)
  • Durable  (29)
  • Comfortable  (28)
  • High quality (28)
  • Roomy  (27)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (26)
  • Office (21)
  • Airplane travel  (16)
  • Computer (16)
  • Day trip (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (23), Comfort-oriented (20), Career (14), Classic style (14), Modern (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

Great quality and professional looking

By Jason of TN

From Cookeville, TN

About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I have been looking to retire my old briefcase for something modern and stylish. This bags fits all the above. It is just the right size for my travel days and is comfortable and convenient for airport transportation. I am quite pleased and will give other Timbuk2 products a look.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Still Good, but not as good as it once was.

    By Paul Bunyan

    From Minneapolis

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    This is my third Timbuk2 Messenger bag, they have all changed slightly. This time was the first time I felt like it did not change for the better. The materials feel cheaper, the strap is thinner, the outer fabric is also thinner, the inner pockets also thinner and no soft padding.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Love my Timbuk2s!

    By RD who drinks

    From Wichita, KS

    About Me: Classic, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I have a small sized bag but was looking to downsize a little bit for certain occasions (daily use/festival use). It holds my Nalgene bottle well and fits everything else I need. The only downfall is there is not front pocket on this size which is where I keep my cellphone (it fits perfectly and is easy to get to), but other than that I like it. The canvas material - I am not sure how to protect it from weather or beer, perhaps I will need to treat it somehow.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great bag

      By Penman

      From Chicago

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

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I love the Timbuktu bags. I use a larger TSA approved bag regularly for work going on two years. I used an extra small messenger bag for a couple of years for weekend travel and general man bag needs, but it was too narrow for my computer and some european folders. Also the strap was too stiff. My new bag is a small and fits everything perfectly. I also appreciate the the strap is softer and easier to fold away when I go in to conference lectures or have to stow it away in church. The new bag has fewer pockets than the older bag which is a little disappointing for longer trips, but there are enough for day to day needs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I would buy this bag again

      By mair

      From Boston, MA.

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • School

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I pack with an above average bookload and for a long time I couldn't find a good bag but this Timbuk2's messenger bag is so comfortable, stylish and very durable! Just be sure to grab a laptop sleeve as it does not offer enough extra padding to protect a laptop from drops!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        best bag ever

        By spacemonkey

        From tulsa, ok

        About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cycling

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Love this bag. I wish you could take the long thin piece out that provides support for files when you dont need it. Also would put longer reflective material on the straps, otherwise no issues

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love it !

          By New user

          From San Francisco

          About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Day Trips
            • Gym DAys
            • Office

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I love it and I use it every where, the colors and the material are great.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            This bag is perfect.

            By Mom of 2

            From Buffalo, NY

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer
              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              Excellent bag, fits everything I need for work. My only complaint is that I did not get a second when they were on sale!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Not what I was expecting. It was better!

              By Jola the Rolfer

              From Bartlett, TN

              About Me: Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I thought that I'd ordered the same small classic messenger bag I had previously, that my grandchildren took over for their activities on the go. When it arrived I realized this one was lighter weight material though otherwise seemed the same so I was concerned it might not be as rugged. WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE! This lighter weight one holds all my things for the office and on the go. Love it!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Excellent, Excellent Purchase

                By RC Teacher

                From Florida

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

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  This is probably one of the best purchases I have made in a very long time. I was kind of disappointed when I couldn't find exactly the color and or style I was originally looking for - but, as they say - everything happens for a reason. This is a beautiful bag, perfect shape, size, and the color has been complimented on by everyone who has seen the bag. Not only is the outside stylish, comfortable, and nice to look at, it is amazing all the room inside! I'm still discovering pockets and zippers! Great purchase, great buy, great company!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Organization

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Internal water bottle pocket

                  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

                  The Napoleon side entry pocket is not featured on the XS size

                  Fit

                  Coordinating Strap Pad included

                  Cross strap not compatible with XS messenger

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

                  Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while riding

                  Timbuk2 Double-Loop cam buckle enables easy fit adjustment while eliminating any excess webbing

                  Clever Extras

                  Flap corners fold into place for excellent weatherproofing

                  Partially concealed flap buckles with bottom compression straps for subtle and secure closure (XS size does not have bottom compression)

                  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?

                  25 years of messenger expertise bring you our updated Classic Messenger Bag. Designed in San Francisco with decades of user testing and consumer feedback in mind, our updated Classic Messenger features a new refined look, updated fit, and smarter organization. A new shoulder strap features a curved airmesh strap pad for increased comfort, finer webbing, and Timbuk2's new Double-Loop CAM buckle that adjusts quickly and eliminates dangling straps. A new low profile grab strap makes this messenger easier to grab and go and SR buckles are partially concealed behind the messenger flap for a more refined but just as 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 balances the weight of your carry. It's a classic reborn and ready to be worn for another quarter century.

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