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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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Selected Color Black - Coated Nylon
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  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Dusk Blue Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
  • Tropic Limestone - Polyester Canvas
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Mojave - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
  • Desert Chambray - Poly Chambray
  • Bold Berry - Rose Canvas
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
  • Martini Olive Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
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  • bike
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

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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 (216)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 216 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (139)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (172)
  • High quality (166)
  • Comfortable  (149)
  • Durable  (149)
  • Lightweight  (141)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (44)
  • Uncomfortable  (12)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Too small (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (154)
  • Day trip (117)
  • Office (110)
  • Airplane travel  (92)
  • Cycling (80)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (145), Comfort-oriented (106), Modern (76), Stylish (71), Career (69)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (182), Yes (27)

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5.0

Great Bag with Incredible Versatility

By cstroupe

From Tucson, AZ

About Me: Career

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    This is my first Timbuk2 bag and I couldn't be any happier. It is very well designed and manufactured. It has great versatility and can handle the fast pace of my everyday work. Not to mention the colors that I choose. I would buy another one again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Great bag

    By Kritika

    From Dallas, TX

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Day Trips

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I purchased this bag as my husband's birthday gift. The medium size is perfect for him. It's roomy and functional. He is happy with it and uses it every weekend.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Too much whiz and not enough bang

      By shroedinger

      From Chicago, IL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Just The Boring Name Logo
        • No Circley Logo
        • Too small
        • Wears quickly

        Best Uses

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Where are the bags with the curly-q logo? I got the one with the name logo, which is dull. Would like a full refund.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          awesomess times 1000

          By Jess the great

          From Los Angeles

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amazing
            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            You have the best products!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            It's SO CUTE!

            By MsKat

            From MD

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I wanted a utilitarian bag big enough to tote my stuff to work (retail) yet small enough to fit in my tiny locker, even in the winter with my puffy coat. Also wanted something that wouldn't get scratched easily going in and out of my locker, like leather handbags do. Compartments are a plus, so I can find things on my brief breaks. I have a small one I used when I had my last job on my commute, and it was perfect, but still a bit too big for this job. I love this one, and the xs is the perfect size for my needs! Also I have a bad back due to an injury, so this one can't be stuffed too heavy and cause pain. It has a gradient blue/purple/pink stripe in the middle, which is right in my palette of favorites, and the inside rubbery coating is a deep fuchsia color I love and was not expecting. I like that it has a cushion pocket I can put a tablet or smallish laptop in, for days when lunch is way too long at work, and I don't have to worry about things in the bag damaging my electronics. Love the water/umbrella pockets, one holds either water or umbrella, the other holds my sunglasses in their case. smaller interior pockets are handy and not overly small, and the key strap is perfect for my work keys. You did it again, can't wait for my next excuse to get another bag! I hope to be able to afford a custom one next time but if I can't I'm sure you will have some cute designs for me to choose from!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Awesome Bag!

              By Janet

              From SanJose,CA,San Diego, CA,Greensboro, NC

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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I purchased this bag to replace an old tote I use to carry on the airlines when I travel. It is perfect. This is my second Timbuk2 bag, I've had a Timbuk2 gym bag for 10 years, use it every week and it still looks like it did the day I purchased it. This messenger has all of the pockets and room one would need, its a great size, not bulky, sylish. Can be used for travel, school, work. The quality and materials used is top notch; to be expected from Timbuk2. I just love all fo their items. And, made in the good ol' USA! I highly recommend this bag for everyone!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                great bag

                By doc cliff

                From las cruces, NM

                About Me: Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  great bag. I use it as both an everyday bag for work and a school bag for college. The small is enough room for all my necessities while still being easy to carry.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  exactly what we wanted

                  By vr

                  From ny

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                        holds everything i want to bring with me

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        4.0

                        So far, so good!

                        By BB2

                        From Seattle, WA

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

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable 
                        • High Quality
                        • Roomy 

                        Cons

                        • Heavy / bulky 

                        Best Uses

                        • Airplane travel 
                        • Commuting
                        • Computer
                        • Office
                        • School

                        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                        I use this bag for work computer and school books so it had to be big enough for all of my stuff. While it is definintely big enough it's quite bulky for my size (I'm a fairly small person). I've finally gotten used to slipping it over my head and not having it cut into my neck, but that took a little playing around.

                        I will be using this while I travel too and I expect that the big portion of my bag will work great for the extra travel things I'll be carrying too. I'm also interested to see how it works when I bike to work. It may be just a bit too heavy to use for my ride as any extra weight going up the "big hill" is too much weight.

                        All in all, I'm happy with this bag and I know I'll be using this for years.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Looks good, fits a lot!

                        By HipsterAthlete

                        From Pacific Northwest

                        About Me: Hipster Athlete, Practical, Student

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Durable 
                        • High Quality
                        • Large
                        • Roomy 

                        Cons

                        • Large

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting
                        • Extended trips 
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                        This is a great bag! I primarily use it for weekend or extended trips. It can fit a ton of stuff. It easily fit three days of clothes plus a pair of shoes and still had room for more! The downside for me is that it is too big for typical day to day use. Straps and rings on the outside are great for hooking loose cleats or a nalgene onto. I dislike that the water bottle straps on the inside are not stretchy enough for my nalgene, but I love the fact that they are there! I personally wish it had more organization features, but with this style of bag it is hard to have organization. Timbuk2 did great with this bag. It is large, durable, and really a beaute!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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