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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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Selected Color Marsh - Polyester Canvas
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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
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
  • Dusk Blue Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
  • Marsh - Polyester Canvas
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
  • Caddyshack - Coated Nylon
  • Train Conductor - Polyester
  • Confetti - Polyester Tweed
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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 (165)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 165 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (135)
  • High quality (129)
  • Durable  (115)
  • Comfortable  (114)
  • Lightweight  (109)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (34)
  • Uncomfortable  (8)
  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (115)
  • Day trip (86)
  • Office (80)
  • Airplane travel  (70)
  • Cycling (64)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (109), Comfort-oriented (82), Modern (60), Stylish (57), Career (53)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (148), Yes (10)

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5.0

10 kg weight and still good to go

By Konock

From Budapest, HU

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    My messenger bag arrived after only 5 days from the other end of the world and since then I have been using it all the time, carrying around half of my life everyday to school, office, etc... A great bag for students who have to carry a lot of books, laptop, etc. with them. Although I´m a rather short girl and always tend to overpack my bags, the shoulder strap is so great that I can hardly feel any of the weight.
    This is my first Timbuk2 product but I am still very satisfied with the product and the customer service. I read several comments before purchasing it and they were also there to help me if I had any questions.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Large is the perfect size

    By Marc

    From ILLINOIS

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I would prefer the water bottle pouches to be on the outside.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Loving my Timbuk2!

      By Scott

      From Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me: Career

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        This bag is extremely well designed and I'm loving it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love my messenger bag!!!

        By JJ

        From East Bay

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Very well constructed and just the right size i was looking for.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Messenger in red

          By Sarah

          From Boston, ma

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            Not a single thing I would change. Absolutely love my bag ! Finally got it after wanting it for years! Great quality and great product. I get compliments all the time by how great the bag is !

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            So far, so good

            By Monte

            From Fort Collins, Colorado

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Just Retired, Practical

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • More Room Than I Expected
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • Even In Colorado

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              Have only had it 4 weeks but so far I'm impressed. Fits comfortably. Carry X-E1 camera/lens, my journal, 10" notebook, kindle, rain jacket, with room for more.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Very attractive and comfortable to carry

              By galafuze

              From Yonkers, NY

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

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Not enough compartments

              Best Uses

              • Commuting

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I love the way the strap can be adjusted easily and quickly. I've had an older messenger bag by Timbuk2 and that one had more compartments but I really can't complain. The bag is awesome!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              "The" Bag Discovered

              By Bobby P

              From Cypress, CA

              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
                • Cycling
                • Office

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                Superior product. What I really like are the compartments inside to hold your stuff particularly the water bottle.
                To my surprise, I picked the right color and the canvas material is just great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great!

                By Kevin

                From Madison, WI

                About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable 

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • School

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I use this for my laptop and books for medical school. It is very useful! Sturdy, rain-resistant. However, if I have too much in it, it hurts my back to wear. I think it serves best for lighter loads. It works in professional situations as well, and looks great with a suit! Overall, very satisfied.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                functional, not great

                By anholt

                From pdx

                Pros

                • Comfortable 

                Cons

                • Too many pockets

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  Before this, I had a large crumpler that I lost. I loved that bag. I was hoping this would be good enough, but I'm actually really unhappy with it so far.

                  It's a bit too small for my normal usage (say, bike tools, climbing shoes/bag, change of clothes, toiletries, jacket, laptop, charger, spare battery).

                  After 1 month, the 2 little straps are rather fuzzy from getting stuck to the velcro all the time. Not going to last well.

                  The adjuster keeps getting caught and causing the main strap to loosen completely. (I don't need to adjust that often. Why are bags designed like this?)

                  Too many pockets. Previous bag had 4 (main compartment, 3 small side compartments inside) and that was just right. Now I'm losing things in the bag all the time.

                  Overall construction quality is lower than my previous bag. (The other lasted 8 years and merely looked used. This one feels like it's going to to reach the same level of wear in probably a year).

                  On the plus side, the little handle strap on the back of the bag is excellent. I don't know if it'll hold up, but I use it all the time and it's a great feature if it does.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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