Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-6-2000

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$ 73.68 $ 109

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31 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 (31)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (25)
  • Comfortable  (25)
  • Durable  (25)
  • High quality (24)
  • Roomy  (24)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (24)
  • Office (18)
  • Computer (14)
  • Day trip (14)
  • School (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (20), Comfort-oriented (18), Career (12), Classic style (11), Modern (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 31 customers

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5.0

I would buy this bag again

By mair

From Boston, MA.

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I pack with an above average bookload and for a long time I couldn't find a good bag but this Timbuk2's messenger bag is so comfortable, stylish and very durable! Just be sure to grab a laptop sleeve as it does not offer enough extra padding to protect a laptop from drops!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    best bag ever

    By spacemonkey

    From tulsa, ok

    About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cycling

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      Love this bag. I wish you could take the long thin piece out that provides support for files when you dont need it. Also would put longer reflective material on the straps, otherwise no issues

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love it !

      By New user

      From San Francisco

      About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Gym DAys
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I love it and I use it every where, the colors and the material are great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        This bag is perfect.

        By Mom of 2

        From Buffalo, NY

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Excellent bag, fits everything I need for work. My only complaint is that I did not get a second when they were on sale!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Not what I was expecting. It was better!

          By Jola the Rolfer

          From Bartlett, TN

          About Me: Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          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:

            I thought that I'd ordered the same small classic messenger bag I had previously, that my grandchildren took over for their activities on the go. When it arrived I realized this one was lighter weight material though otherwise seemed the same so I was concerned it might not be as rugged. WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE! This lighter weight one holds all my things for the office and on the go. Love it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent, Excellent Purchase

            By RC Teacher

            From Florida

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

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              This is probably one of the best purchases I have made in a very long time. I was kind of disappointed when I couldn't find exactly the color and or style I was originally looking for - but, as they say - everything happens for a reason. This is a beautiful bag, perfect shape, size, and the color has been complimented on by everyone who has seen the bag. Not only is the outside stylish, comfortable, and nice to look at, it is amazing all the room inside! I'm still discovering pockets and zippers! Great purchase, great buy, great company!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Immensely satisfied.

              By Will the powerlifting MTB'er

              From SoCal.

              About Me: Career, Modern

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cycling
                • Office
                • School

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I use this product daily for my commute to work and the gym. Commuting on an MTB on both trails and street on my way to work has been the norm for years now. The classic messenger bag can hold a lot ( breakfast, lunch, gallon of water, work clothes and shoes, bike lock, and numerous smaller items, with still enough room to store my hoody for the ride home), and it holds all of this while staying in place and comfortable during the entire ride. By far the best bag I have ever purchased.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Please add zippered pockets on the back and the front flap!

                By Buttercup

                From Manor, TX

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Not enough compartments

                Best Uses

                • Computer
                • Office
                • School

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I love my Timbuk2! It's exactly what I need for work every day and I expect it will be just as useful the next time I travel. It's incredibly practical and the fabric on the one I ordered is both durable and washable, which is incredibly important to me.

                I love it so much that I gave it 5 stars even though there are a few things that I was very disappointed that this bag did not have. An outside accessible pocket on the front flap and one on the backside are absolute necessities and I may never replace the bag I currently have until they are added. The napoleon pocket is useful for only one thing at a time, really, so if I use it for my cell phone then I have to open the bag for my wallet or to get my keys. Two more outside zippered pocket would allow me to actually click the front flap closed, as it should be to reduce the strain on the velcro. I suspect that the velcro will fail sooner than I'd like because I don't buckle it closed. If I buckle it closed, however, getting to things I need while standing (like my wallet to make a purchase) are a huge hassle (I find it difficult to rebuckle everything without setting the bag down to distribute the weight better.)

                One thing that I absolutely love is the variety I have to choose from for colors and fabrics. I appreciate knowing that I may never run across another person who chose the same unique design as me... and how easy it is to recognize my own bag amongst a veritable sea of messenger bags.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Good product, choose size carefully

                By Marya O

                From New Jersey

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Durable 
                • High Quality

                Cons

                • Size selection isn't easy

                Best Uses

                • Excellent for gym gear

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I've had a Timbuk2 bag before, so I knew that they hold up really well. The challenge, on the Web site, is figuring out which size is right. Also, the exchange process is NOT easy. It takes FOREVER. That said, if you can figure out what you want and you don't need to do an exchange (as I did), you will ultimately be satisfied with the product, which is thoughtfully made and built to last.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                BFF love it!

                By MJV

                From Brooklyn, New York

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  Bought and gave it to my BFF as a gift, BFF loved it. Medium size is just right for everyday use for work, can hold up everything he needed

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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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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