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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

Starting at $99.00 $99.00 $99.00
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Selected Color Marsh - Polyester Canvas
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  • Tropic Limestone - Polyester Canvas
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Mojave - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
  • Marsh - Polyester Canvas
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
  • Martini Olive Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
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  • bike
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

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What are the features?

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 (222)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 222 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (176)
  • High quality (170)
  • Comfortable  (155)
  • Durable  (153)
  • Lightweight  (145)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (46)
  • Uncomfortable  (12)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (4)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (159)
  • Day trip (120)
  • Office (114)
  • Airplane travel  (96)
  • Cycling (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (149), Comfort-oriented (111), Modern (78), Career (72), Stylish (72)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (187), Yes (28)

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4.0

Classic lives up to it's name for space

By Rogue

From Brooklyn, NY

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

The space afforded is amazing adaptable to the contents intended for. Expandable and collaspable in either direction. Though I would have wanted pockets/slots on the outside panel by the hip and even additional internally. But otherwise, over all a value buy. Maybe the next iteration it could be the next one.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great bag

By Jay

From New York

About Me: Career, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Solid bag. Very durable. I like the way the straps will compress the bag to fit whatever's inside so it is never bulky

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Enjoy my bags ~^y^~

By Aljo Yuen

From Hong Kong, China.

About Me: Comfort-Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable 

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Every day used

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

I love the bag!

By mattie Bangkok

From Central Asia

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 
  • Valuable Good Material

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I ordered the bag for my daily use and it goes well. I really love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    My search for the perfect bag has ended.

    By Carolus Fatuus

    From Silver Spring, MD

    About Me: 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
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I can find nothing wrong with this messenger bag. It's the ideal size for my commute or for a day in the city. Stylish and sturdy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Commuter C

      From Chicago, IL

      About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        This bag I've had for around a month now, and it still looks brand new! I use it every day, and I can fit a book to read, my lunch for the day, and all of that extra stuff I tend to carry in a purse... :) It is very comfortable, and I can't wait to use it in the summer for my bicycle commute!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Bag with Incredible Versatility

        By cstroupe

        From Tucson, AZ

        About Me: Career

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          This is my first Timbuk2 bag and I couldn't be any happier. It is very well designed and manufactured. It has great versatility and can handle the fast pace of my everyday work. Not to mention the colors that I choose. I would buy another one again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great bag

          By Kritika

          From Dallas, TX

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I purchased this bag as my husband's birthday gift. The medium size is perfect for him. It's roomy and functional. He is happy with it and uses it every weekend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Too much whiz and not enough bang

            By shroedinger

            From Chicago, IL

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Just The Boring Name Logo
              • No Circley Logo
              • Too small
              • Wears quickly

              Best Uses

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                Where are the bags with the curly-q logo? I got the one with the name logo, which is dull. Would like a full refund.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                awesomess times 1000

                By Jess the great

                From Los Angeles

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

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amazing
                  • Commuting
                  • Cycling
                  • Day Trips
                  • School

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  You have the best products!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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