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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

Starting at $99.00 $74.00 $99.00
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Selected Color Marsh - Polyester Canvas
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  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
  • Tropic Limestone - Polyester Canvas
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Ironside - Polyester
  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Mojave - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Canyon - Polyester Tweed
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
  • Marsh - Polyester Canvas
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
  • Jungle - Polyester Canvas
  • Martini Olive Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
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Style # 116-4-5886
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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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XS No. Your device will not fit.
S No. Your device will not fit.
M No. Your device will not fit.
L No. Your device will not fit.

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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 (276)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 276 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (177)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (218)
  • High quality (213)
  • Comfortable  (198)
  • Durable  (194)
  • Lightweight  (184)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (54)
  • Uncomfortable  (14)
  • Too small (8)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)
  • Wears quickly (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (196)
  • Day trip (152)
  • Office (143)
  • Airplane travel  (120)
  • Cycling (100)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (186), Comfort-oriented (139), Modern (94), Career (90), Stylish (86)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (234), Yes (31)

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4.0

Good except for the strap adjuster

By Danny the Gamer

From Herndon, VA

About Me: Career, Modern

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length

Cons

  • Strap Adjuster

Best Uses

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

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

I love my bag. The only thing is that the strap adjuster was not the one that was advertised and it feels cheap. It's fine for me since I keep it on my hip but for anyone constantly needing to adjust the strap, I would get something else.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Carry lots and still be able to find everything.

By pickleball lisa

From eugene, OR

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

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Cycling
  • Day Trips
  • Office

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

I love this bag for everyday use, but especially for traveling. You can carry everything you need and still be able to find stuff when you want it. I love the less sporty fabrics now being offered.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Would buy this bag again, except they never break.

By Ribs

From Temple, TX

About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Best, most comfortable bag I've ever owned.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Alex the runner

    From Boston MA

    About Me: Career

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      It's a great bag, although I actually wish I had purchased the small, rather than the medium. I didn't need a bag as big as the medium but I still love it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very practical

      By nerdmum

      From san Francisco

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Interior Pocket
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • No Exterior Pocket
      • Short Strap

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Day Trips

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      The strap could be a fraction longer - I'm quite short and have the strap at its longest. I also would really like an exterior pocket (for phone/ bus pass etc) so you don't have to open the whole bag to get to your high frequency item

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not exactly what I was thinking..

      By Candycakes

      From Chicago

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • School

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I will be using this book for school and holding my macbook air. It is a spacious bag with so many awesome compartments, but the color in lights looks green. Not a fan.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Wish I had ordered the bigger size

        By Jim

        From Saratoga Springs, NY

        About Me: Career, Practical

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Too small

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I love the bag! Just mad at myself for ordering the medium instead of large. I can't comfortably fit my lunch and paperwork for work.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best option ever

        By Barrilero

        From New York City

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Awesome bag. It took me a couple of uses to get used to how to use it t properly but for commuting in practical hands free style this bag is the best. I chose a subtle design but you can get crazy as well

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Better than I expected!

          By Mike

          From Irvine, CA

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            Really, really like the bag! Haven't used a messenger type bag in over 10 years, so was not so sure if it would work for me today. Glad I took the chance, it's perfect. Great design and quality!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Spacious and Durable

            By pyron13

            From chicago, il

            About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Difficult To Wash
            • Wears quickly

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I used the bag on a 3 week trip to tokyo, japan. It was spacious enough to carry around all day, it carried my nikon camera d3300 and 2 lenses. It also had plenty of space to carry around medium size purchases with no problem. If the weight became a little heavy for the shoulder the additional stabilizing chest strap helped a lot to alleviate the weight. I also took the bag on a trek up Mt. Fuji, it carried water bottles, snacks and clothe/gear. It rained the whole way up and the contents stayed nice and dry thanks to the liner. The only con i have is that after the trip the bag is pretty dirty and it's difficult to get clean. I wish they made it machine wash proof but it's spot cleaning which isn't bad if the whole bag weren't dirty.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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