Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-6-2000

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$ 71.99 $ 109

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43 Reviews

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XS 0.0 0.0 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 4.7 12.0 1.0 0.5 549 9.0 0.0 0.0
S 0.0 0.0 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.1 13.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0 0.0 0.0
M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.1 18.0 2.0 0.9 1,281 21.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 20.1 51.0 15.0 38.0 13.8 35.0 7.9 20.0 2.1 0.9 1,709 28.0 0.0 0.0

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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 a 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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

Reviews (43)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.6

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (36)
  • Attractive (35)
  • High quality (35)
  • Comfortable  (34)
  • Roomy  (32)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (31)
  • Office (24)
  • Day trip (22)
  • Airplane travel  (19)
  • Computer (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (29), Comfort-oriented (23), Career (19), Modern (16), Classic style (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 43 customers

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5.0

I will not hesitate to buy more bags from TIMBUK2

By Nur Azhar

From Singapore

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments
  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Day Trips

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Very Good!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Yes

By Yato of darkness

From Illinois

About Me: Modern, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I use it to carry my stuff.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Great bag, but...

    By Musimus

    From San Bruno, CA

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

    • Thin strap

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    The material of the strap is thinner than in my older bags and the reason for twisting a lot. Annoying!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Larger than assumed

    By 3 mile commute

    From Madison, WI

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      The fabric and construction are fantastic and I love the extra pockets, of different size and orientation, in the front. As I am using this as my cycling commuter back every day, it is a bit large. If I had a full size lap top I needed to tote around, its size would be more relevant, but I was looking for something no bigger than the width of my back, and alas, this is not it. It does work well for when I need to bring athletic gear to ultimate frisbee games though.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Perfect replacement

      By Kat

      From Washington DC

      About Me: Career, Modern, Urban

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        So I got this to replace a 10+ year old bag that had seen better days. I waited to replace it because the last bag took a long time to break in, but the new bags are much softer and so much nicer than the old ones, it was a pleasant suprise and I wish I would have done it sooner.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Very recomended

        By Zuby

        From Indonesia

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • High Quality
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Great handbag, simple n stylist

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Burgundy small

          By Cheir

          From San Jose, ca

          About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Static electricity​ picks up lots of lint

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I like this small bag for going to meetings or running administrative errands. The only trouble is it becomes covered with the lint from sweaters. Though easily cleaned with a bit of tape, it is a bit of a detraction.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect size and features

          By Rocky the wanderer

          From East Tennessee

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • Great size for logbok
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 
          • Useful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Office
            • Work at numerous locations

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I work at multiple locations. This bag holds my logbook, pens and other things to make a perfect office on the go.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great quality and professional looking

            By Jason of TN

            From Cookeville, TN

            About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I have been looking to retire my old briefcase for something modern and stylish. This bags fits all the above. It is just the right size for my travel days and is comfortable and convenient for airport transportation. I am quite pleased and will give other Timbuk2 products a look.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Still Good, but not as good as it once was.

              By Paul Bunyan

              From Minneapolis

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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Durable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Poor Quality
              • Uncomfortable 

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Computer
              • Day Trips
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              This is my third Timbuk2 Messenger bag, they have all changed slightly. This time was the first time I felt like it did not change for the better. The materials feel cheaper, the strap is thinner, the outer fabric is also thinner, the inner pockets also thinner and no soft padding.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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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

              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

              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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