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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Anchor - Felted Poly
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dark Brown/Black - Polyester Canvas
  • Cobalt Sunset Stripe - Coated Nylon
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  • bike
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

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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

Low-profile top grab handle for easy heave-ho

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

Laptop/Tablet

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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External Dimensions

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

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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

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 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 claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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

Reviews (183)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 183 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (149)
  • High quality (140)
  • Comfortable  (128)
  • Durable  (126)
  • Lightweight  (121)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (38)
  • Uncomfortable  (9)
  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (129)
  • Day trip (97)
  • Office (91)
  • Airplane travel  (76)
  • Cycling (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (123), Comfort-oriented (91), Modern (65), Career (60), Stylish (59)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (164), Yes (12)

Reviewed by 183 customers

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5.0

My favorite

By Trackbike

From Knoxville, TN

About Me: Classic, Practical

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Would love to see the napolian compartment accessible from both sides or make a left and right hand option

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Bag

    By Lilsillyme111

    From Philadelphia, PA

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

    Verified Reviewer

    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:

      This is an awesome bag. I am an occupational therapist and work in various settings so I have to carry a clip board with me everywhere and this bag fit the clip board, stethoscope, pens, wallet, and keys leaving extra room for much more. I have also use it as my carry on to Aruba and my husband love it and was carrying it everywhere lols. I will get him one for Christmas in a medium since he is 5'10/5'11. My bag is a small and I'm 5'0 tall so it's a little big for me but I need the space for all my work equipment. I also gotten my cousin one as gift and she loves it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I love my Carbon Full-Cycle Twill bag

      By Kevin the Industrial Hygienist

      From San Francisco

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Recycled Material
      • Roomy 
      • Water Proofresistant

      Cons

      • Bottle Holders Are Small

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I love that it is made with recycled materials.
      I wish the water bottle holders were a little bit more stretchy. I can fit my 40oz KleenKanteen bottle in one of the bottle pockets, but just barely. Takes a lot of effort so i usually just leave it in the large main compartment.

      I love this bag though! I love/have loved All timbuk2 products i have owned.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Still nice but improved?

      By TIzumi

      From Los Angeles, CA

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable 
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I use this bag for everyday carry to and from work and some light, overnight travel. I own several Timbuk2 messenger bags and like the lighter weight materials of this years model (2014) but prefer the additional storage and longer shoulder strap of the previous years.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great comfortable bag.. Very lightweigh.

      By Ncharon32

      From San Francisco,CA

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

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I love my new bag.. Very lightweight.. I got the xsmall.. And i can fit all my stuff that i need to put.. My little bag works great forwork.. Very durable material and very comfortable strap..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Chiara

        From Italy

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cycling
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I love the attention to detail of this product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Very Pleased

          By Marie the messenger

          From Denver, CO

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

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I love this bag but I wish there was an outside pocket in the back. Very durable, I don't envision this falling apart ever.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Loved it!

            By Ed the Tailor

            From Bangkok, Thailand

            About Me: Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I purchased the bag in size S and loved everything about it except the lack of compartments because I got a lot of small items I need to carry around.

            After adding an organizer bag inside the bag became perfect!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Awesome bag

            By Jason

            From Demorest Ga

            About Me: Modern

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I have had my bag for 14 years and it is still as good as new

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Just isn't the same, and it is very sad.

              By Highly Disappointed

              From Pennsylvania

              About Me: Career, Professional Accountant

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Napoleon Pocket
              • Water Bottle Pockets

              Cons

              • Not enough compartments
              • Poor Quality
              • Uncomfortable 
              • Wears quickly

              Best Uses

              • Can't Think Of Any

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I usually would have used this product as an every day bag for a laptop and various other personal items.

              This bag is now made of very cheap material that has no shape at all. The strap is much thinner now, so if you don't purchase their shoulder strap pad, this would be quite painful to wear if you have anything of significant weight in the bag.

              There is no organization on the inside of the bag anymore as they have "designed" the organization right out of it. In the previous version there were spaces for pens, small slip pockets for things like a cell phone or ID badge, and a velcro pocket that would hold items secure. Now, this is all gone. The only thing now is one zippered pocket in which to throw things. Now more reaching under the flap to pull items out; you have to stop, take the bag off, open the flap and unzip the inside pocket to get to your belongings.

              As you can see from the attached pictures, the outside organization has been designed right out of the bag as well.

              I honestly don't know what they were thinking when they made these changes. These large-sized custom bags can run upwards toward $200, and for the bag to now be as non-functional as it was previously, with cheaper materials and cheaper made all around, I am so very sad and deeply disappointed that I have wasted my money on this.

              Honestly, if you want something that is good quality now, it is best to just save up the extra $100 and get a Tumi brand. They are not going wrong with their ballistic nylon. It is thick, the way these bags used to be..... I really, REALLY wish I could get my money bag for this bag.

              I was also hoping to take this bag to Italy with me next week; now, I guess I'll be sticking to my North Face recon backpack for the trip.

              Thank you,
              Highly Disappointed

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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