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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
  • Tropic Limestone - Polyester Canvas
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
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  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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  • bike
  • laptop
  • 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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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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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 (262)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 262 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (169)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (205)
  • High quality (203)
  • Comfortable  (186)
  • Durable  (182)
  • Lightweight  (172)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (52)
  • Uncomfortable  (14)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)
  • Too small (6)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (183)
  • Day trip (143)
  • Office (136)
  • Airplane travel  (112)
  • Cycling (96)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (177), Comfort-oriented (131), Modern (91), Career (82), Stylish (82)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (221), Yes (30)

Reviewed by 262 customers

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5.0

Perfect size for .

By Mum

From Charlton n.y.

About Me: Aging Hippie, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Easy to access
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Only Have One

Best Uses

  • As a purse
  • Office

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

The perfect size for me. Comfortable to carry and can quickly get to all the things I need. It also has the quality craftsmanship that will make it last a looonnnngggg time

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Well, I am not totally thrilled with the bag.

By Sherry

From Moncure, NC

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

  • Good Looking Good Size

Cons

  • No Easy Access Outside
  • Pocket
  • Strap is not long enough
  • To Wear Cross Body

Best Uses

  • Day Trips

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Is there any way to increase the length of the strap?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Solid and Simple

By Architect

From Takoma Park, MD

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I sized this to fit my commute. I like the minimal size and weight. I typically carry and apple air, a few papers and an umbrella. It works well, but two small changes would make it excellent. a more robust carry handle would feel better in the hand, and removable bottom straps would be appreciated. To top if off, I wish there was an external zipper pocket at the bottom so that the umbrella could be placed outside of the main compartment at the base of the bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Nice bag, but nothing special

    By LA Steven

    From Studio City, ca

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented

    Pros

    • Colors
    • Construction
    • Design
    • Secure Exterior

    Cons

    • Needs More Compartments
    • Not enough compartments
    • Shoulder Cushion Mediocre
    • Strap too Short
    • Uncomfortable 
    • Zippered Areas

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I use the messenger bag to take my personal stuff from home to work. While I like the construction and style, this bag is clearly too "basic" and really not thought out well. Too few compartments, not enough storage for things like a phone, checkbook, address book, etc. And the worst thing is that the strap is simply too short! I'm 5'9" and the bag sits at/above the belt line. Come on...spend a little more and make it truly adjustable! It's basic. I like supporting local products and bought this after admiring the style of several I've seen, but I am disappointed in how basic this bag is (for the price).

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    The Right Sized Bag

    By The Virginian

    From Floyd, VA

    About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Retired and active

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Plenty Of Pockets Etc
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Carryall

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    It's about time someone made a messenger bag that was not big enough to carry a laptop; the XS is a perfect size for wallet, book, phone, sunglasses, and almost all the other small things, like keys, that I do not want to stuff in my pockets.

    Perfect for a jeans and sneakers guy like me.

    Can't evaluate durebility as I have only had the XS a month.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Bag

    By What's in a Name

    From Northeast, U.S.

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Include Velcro Silencers
    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Great bag. Stiff enough to hold its shape without being rigid. But conforms/fits to your side without being floppy. Nice that it's made from recycled material. Nice color and look/feel. Like that it is water repellant. I selected the small which is perfect for tablet, camera and other bits for travel. I added an insert that I already had which divides up the main space without adding much bulk. There is space on either end to still carry a water bottle or other items.

    Would always like another zip pocket or two, but that could add bulk. Also the Velcro silencers should be included.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Classic will be a legend

    By Pugin13

    From Uk

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      Absolutely love it, it's all good. One very small niggle is the messenger chest strap, it collapses the main strap if anything weighty in the bag

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect size and functionality

      By ChristAl

      From Minneapolis, MN

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Could Be More Comfortable
      • No Inner Padding For Comp

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I use it daily to carry around everything I might need - going to the office or going on fun day trips and bike rides. There are two water bottle holders on the inside, but they are TINY and not functional. Also, wish there was a little more padding where my laptop goes/back cushion. The material is great and don't anticipate it wearing down quickly. It fits my macbook pro perfectly along with a couple books/notebook/planner and plenty of room for pens and chapstick :) Overall happy with it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By John

      From New York City

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        You need to provide a method to prevent the pens / pencils / and other items from falling out of the pockets when the bag is on it's side or accidentally turns over.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        True quality

        By Glider

        From Virginia

        About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          This messenger was a gift for my father, who travels quite a bit for skiing and golf trips (obviously retired!). He has been using a old leather briefcase that only had hand handles. Every time he had to get something from it, he'd put it down or ask someone to hold it. He made the transition to this lightweight and very functional bag easily. It has all the right pockets in all the right places.

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