Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-4-1740

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$ 69 $ 99

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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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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
 
4.6

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (38)
  • Durable  (38)
  • High quality (38)
  • Comfortable  (37)
  • Good strap length (34)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (33)
  • Office (26)
  • Day trip (22)
  • Airplane travel  (20)
  • Computer (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (30), Comfort-oriented (25), Career (21), Modern (16), Classic style (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 46 customers

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4.0

It's almost there!

By Jun

From NYC

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Change the strap attachment location to be the same as your catapult sling version (i.e. on the back of the bag instead of on the sides) and it would be perfect. Right now, I am switching between the two on a weekly basis trying to decide which I like better. Check my catapult sling review.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I now have 4 timbuk2 bags, but don't tell my wife

    By That Yoga Guy

    From Cincinnati OH

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      This is my 4th Timbuk2 bag, ...I use them for everything. This is the smallest messenger bag I've gotten from Timbuk2 and it does not accommodate a laptop (or even 8.5 x 11 paper very well) but I bought it for personals only and it is perfect for my needs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love the messager bag

      By Missionary

      From Idaho

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I use it when I bike around & walk all day

           
          5.0

          I will not hesitate to buy more bags from TIMBUK2

          By Nur Azhar

          From Singapore

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments
          • Too small

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Very Good!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Yato of darkness

          From Illinois

          About Me: Modern, Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I use it to carry my stuff.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Great bag, but...

            By Musimus

            From San Bruno, CA

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • Lightweight 

            Cons

            • Thin strap

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            The material of the strap is thinner than in my older bags and the reason for twisting a lot. Annoying!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Larger than assumed

            By 3 mile commute

            From Madison, WI

            About Me: Career, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Day Trips

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              The fabric and construction are fantastic and I love the extra pockets, of different size and orientation, in the front. As I am using this as my cycling commuter back every day, it is a bit large. If I had a full size lap top I needed to tote around, its size would be more relevant, but I was looking for something no bigger than the width of my back, and alas, this is not it. It does work well for when I need to bring athletic gear to ultimate frisbee games though.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Perfect replacement

              By Kat

              From Washington DC

              About Me: Career, Modern, Urban

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Day Trips
                • Office

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                So I got this to replace a 10+ year old bag that had seen better days. I waited to replace it because the last bag took a long time to break in, but the new bags are much softer and so much nicer than the old ones, it was a pleasant suprise and I wish I would have done it sooner.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Very recomended

                By Zuby

                From Indonesia

                About Me: Modern, Practical

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • High Quality
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips
                  • Office

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  Great handbag, simple n stylist

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  Burgundy small

                  By Cheir

                  From San Jose, ca

                  About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Static electricity​ picks up lots of lint

                  Best Uses

                  • Airplane travel 
                  • Commuting
                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  I like this small bag for going to meetings or running administrative errands. The only trouble is it becomes covered with the lint from sweaters. Though easily cleaned with a bit of tape, it is a bit of a detraction.

                  • 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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