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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

Starting at $99.00 $79.00 $99.00
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Selected Color Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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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
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
  • Jungle - Polyester Canvas
  • Martini Olive Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
  • Dark Brown/Black - Polyester Canvas
  • Marsh - Polyester Canvas
Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
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Style # 116-4-2226
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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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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 (273)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 273 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (175)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (215)
  • High quality (211)
  • Comfortable  (195)
  • Durable  (192)
  • Lightweight  (182)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (53)
  • Uncomfortable  (14)
  • Too small (8)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)
  • Wears quickly (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (193)
  • Day trip (149)
  • Office (141)
  • Airplane travel  (117)
  • Cycling (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (184), Comfort-oriented (138), Modern (92), Career (88), Stylish (84)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (231), Yes (31)

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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
     
    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 1 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
           
          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
           
          5.0

          Lightweight and super elegant.

          By Laurent_V

          From Neuwiller, France

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Elegant
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Short Strap

          Best Uses

          • Cycling
          • Day Trips
          • Every day use

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          This bag is not only great to pu a lot of stuff inside, it is also VERY elegant. People will mention how elegant the bag is.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Nice bag, but I would prefer better compartment management

          By Harry688

          From Austin, TX

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments
          • Too small

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I use it to bring food and other items to and from work. Also as a carry on for traveling and to use durring outings while on trips. I keep a ton of things in it. Alieve, tums, alkaseltzer, can opener, extra flashlight batteries, multipurpose tool, etc...
          It's well made, comfortable (I like the new shoulder pad), and styling.
          This is my third Timbuk2 bag and although the compartments have improved over the years, they could still use some work in my opinion. I understand that a large messenger bag for messengers needs a big compartment, but for a medium sized bag mostly used by commuters and students, more and bigger compartments would be nice. If you could incorporate something more like what Courier Ware bags have in the way of pockets (but with zippered interion pockets), that would be great. That and maybe make the straps more like Seagull bags or Chrome bags.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect High School Graduation Present!

          By Aunt Cindy

          From Wausau, WI

          About Me: College Student

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            We gave our niece the Classic Messenger bag for a high school graduation present. She is using it this summer already, as she is a tutor. She keeps sending pics of EVERYTHING she can put in it and is always telling us how perfect it is to carry! SCORE on this present! ;)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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