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Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-4-2226

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$99

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548 Reviews

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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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle and New Balance shoes, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (548)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 548 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (347)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (434)
  • Attractive (428)
  • Durable  (406)
  • Comfortable  (385)
  • Lightweight  (369)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (97)
  • Uncomfortable  (25)
  • Too small (23)
  • Wears quickly (14)
  • Poor quality (13)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (369)
  • Office (295)
  • Day trip (277)
  • Airplane travel  (220)
  • Computer (186)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (371), Comfort-oriented (249), Career (191), Stylish (177), Modern (171)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (454), Yes (72)

Reviewed by 548 customers

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5.0

LIghtweight and classic!

By kt

From Michigan

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

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Bought for my husband. It is so much better than his bulky leather one. Even our cat loves laying on it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Product Review

    By Hanz not Solo

    From Singapore

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I bought the bag with an initial intention to use it as a "pool" bag when I visit the public pool for a swim. The bag was big enough to contain several pieces of my clothing and toiletries. It's good for travelling use especially for weekend getaways. Eventually, it became my school bag as well as it was so comfortable and convenient to use. Love the design and glad to have got it at a good price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Well designed, strong build

    By Zachary

    From New York, NY

    About Me: Career, Modern

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I had been a fan of a gym bag I had gotten from Timbuk2 and I was in need of a new messenger bag. The bag is well made and feels like it will last a very long time. There is a lot of room and holds my stuff well. The strap length is perfect and I didn't need to make an adjustments to make it fit for me. Perhaps the only drawbacks for me are that it could do with a couple more pockets and a clip to hold up the straps when they are pulled tight. But overall I am very happy with the bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I want another one XD

    By Bluekim 94

    From Illinois

    About Me: Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Too small

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I love it just wish I would've gotten a bigger size but other than that I love everything about it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I carry about 50lbs of books in this bag with ease.

    By Caitie Bird

    From Durham, NC

    About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I love this bag. The shoulder strap is so comfortable that I can carry multiple text books and still stride.

      It also has been great as I bike a lot and if I shorten the strap a bit I have enough room for a picnic!

      Finally, it is easy to clean. And my life is pretty messy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Carried for a month in Italy, was perfect!

      By wnr

      From Memphis, TN

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Extended trips 

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        Just back from a month in Italy and carried the Classic Messenger bag every day. The extra small size was perfect because fit comfortably on my lower back or in front (in crowds). Able to carry small umbrella, guidebook, small water bottle and more without difficulty. Also, my wife noted that it was noticed favorably by Italians (who are into style). It was also durable and looks as good today as a month ago. Obviously I was highly satisfied.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        very good bag, could be improved further

        By jc

        From san francisco

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I would love to see an updated version of this bag to include a backside pocket and an actual handle as opposed to a grab strap. Do away with the velcro.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Frustrated, that I wasted time looking at other products.

          By KURT5280

          From Denver

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I spent months researching messenger bags & backpacks options. However, when I asked my client about his bag, he said he only buys Timbuk2 and the only reason he has more the one, is that his college aged kids took his other bags off to school. I love it. Now, my kids want their own.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Extremely pleased

            By Commuting Wonk

            From Washington, D.C.

            About Me: Commuter, Graduate Student, Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Ample Pockets
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Intelligently Designed
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Small Water Bottle Pocket

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I'm a graduate student who commutes a decent distance on public transportation from home to work and to school and back. So my bags tend to get a lot of use and a lot of wear and tear. Additionally, I need a good bit of space and organization for all the stuff that I take with me everyday for both school and work. Thus far, I have been very pleased with how sturdy this bag is. The material is clearly strong and well-made. I also like how the straps and the velcro keep the unit tight, which is helpful when you have a lot of stuff floating around and pushing out on the bag. I have absolutely loved this product so far, and the only thing I can complain about is the smaller water bottle pocket on the inside that does not fit my bottle. I think maybe a narrow, klean kanteen style bottle would fit but not a wider one.

             
            4.0

            Best bag

            By RideAlong

            From Charlotte, NC

            About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              This is my second bag, both Classics, because I love them. They are a good size to fit everything I need to get to and from the office as well as when I am attending conferences. It's a simple design with a good number of pockets and compartments. I just wish one of the two water bottle holders was big enough to hold a 1-Liter bottle.

              • 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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