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Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-4-2323

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$119

Lifetime Warranty

593 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.

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 593 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (378)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (150)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (472)
  • Attractive (464)
  • Durable  (442)
  • Comfortable  (420)
  • Lightweight  (402)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (102)
  • Uncomfortable  (26)
  • Too small (24)
  • Poor quality (14)
  • Wears quickly (14)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (402)
  • Office (322)
  • Day trip (308)
  • Airplane travel  (240)
  • Computer (208)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (400), Comfort-oriented (269), Career (208), Stylish (193), Modern (187)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (476), Yes (81)

Reviewed by 593 customers

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5.0

Perfect gift for my 14 year old grandson!

By Gran Farrol

From St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I purchased the medium messenger bag for my grandson, who is in Middle School. The size is perfect for his books, binders, etc. It is good quality and my grandson thinks it is perfect for his needs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Time to go light!

    By Js

    From Singapore

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

    Pros

    • Lightweight 

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Strap

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Travelling Light

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I use this when I travel light. There's 2 slots built in the bag, with a compartment that fits in my iPad with a case on nicely. The 2 slots run a little small for me to fit my umbrella and bottle in; but I'm actually using a fairly large thermos bottle (roughly 17oz), and a foldable umbrella.

    No biggie though, as it can be easily settled by placing the 2 items that I carry in the main compartment, which fits in nicely, with a plenty of spare space for a power bank.

    The thing which can be improved is the cushioning of the strap, which I found that my shoulder was aching from carrying just the above mentioned items in my bag for a commute. That can be solved using the super strap, but then the strap runs a little big for the XS, so take note if you're thinking of using a super strap for it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I purchased both the XS and Small

    By bizzy

    From bronx, ny

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Gym Bag
      • Office
      • Work Bag

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      when i have a light day at the job, i use the SM as both a work bag and gym bag.

      the XS i use when i know i only need to carry my eReader, water bottle, and personal items.

      the pockets and lanyard for both bags are phenomenal and make it so easy to quickly grab what you need without dropping everything else out of the pockets.

      the quality of the material is why i purchased these two bags plus a backpack from this company. i got sick of buying bags that only lasted three months before suffering tears in the material so i returned to buying timbuk2 bags. the prices are slightly higher than other messenger/backpack companies, but the timbuk2 bags will last you years. thank you for creating such excellent products.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Product!!!!

      By Dwayne

      From Kentucky

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        Is a great product that can serve many uses. Can be a classy business bag and then can be used as a gym type bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Greatest Gift Ever

        By Bobv

        From San Francisco, Ca

        About Me: Career

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I already own a tibuk2 and wanted to share with my friend the durability and ease of using it. He loves it ! Thanks timbuk2 for making a great product, I purchased this bag from one of your sales. Yay!

           
          4.0

          I wish the strap was a little longer for use cross body.

          By Dee

          From Fontana, ca

          About Me: Classic, Practical

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            Love all of it except I wish the strap was longer for cross body usage

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Bellissima!!!!

            By Luca the mad italian

            From Sydney, Australia

            About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer
              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              Perfect when catching public transport everyday.....
              It fits everything I need. Very rational!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              great bag

              By hobbes

              From vancouver b.c.

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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Not enough compartments

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Day Trips
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              bought as a gift for a friend...she loved it

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Great Bag for Work and Play

              By SPO the Professor

              From Oxford, UK

              About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                This was the best gift I could've received. I needed something that acted as a briefcase, but was more functional for work. I'm pretty tough on my bags, carrying lots of heavy books, papers, food, coffee, etc. - so I find that many bags last only for a short while before they virtually disinigrate. This bag is amazing. It has space, comfort, and is durable. And Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty makes the gift that much sweeter.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Chef approved!

                By Marilyn

                From Atlanta, GA

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

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Cycling
                  • Day Trips
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  This was a gift for my boyfriend. He's a chef and needed a bag for his commute to work. This is perfect! It holds everything he needs (notebooks for recipes, chef coat, non slip shoes, headphones, small laptop, and much more), it helps to keep him organized, it's stylish, durable (very important) and it's his favorite color! He loves it!

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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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