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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

Starting at $79.00 $79.00 $79.00
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Selected Color Black - Coated Nylon
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  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
  • Tropic Limestone - Polyester Canvas
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Mojave - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
  • Desert Chambray - Poly Chambray
  • Bold Berry - Rose Canvas
  • Jungle - Polyester Canvas
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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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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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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 (292)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 292 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (186)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (232)
  • High quality (225)
  • Comfortable  (211)
  • Durable  (206)
  • Roomy  (193)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (56)
  • Uncomfortable  (16)
  • Too small (8)
  • Wears quickly (8)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (203)
  • Day trip (161)
  • Office (150)
  • Airplane travel  (127)
  • Cycling (104)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (198), Comfort-oriented (147), Modern (100), Career (97), Stylish (94)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (249), Yes (32)

Reviewed by 292 customers

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5.0

Almost perfect

By Sharona

From Atlanta, GA

About Me: Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    As a mother of four I am always looking for the bag that keeps my hands free, looks great, stays where I want it & hold all my stuff.

    I love this bag! It looks awesome. Stays put. Keeps me completely hands free.... But my lovely re-usable water bottle will not fit in the water bottle pocket.
    The pocket will hold a plastic water bottle you buy in stores & wending machines. We don't buy those.

    I love this bag for sooo many reasons. I can carry this bag on a weekend date trip with my husband or a field trip to the zoo (we homeschool). I can ride my bike with it and it stay on my back. I can slide it under the airplane seat. I can fit a weekend of clothes in it. I can fit toys, snacks, laptop and books in it all at the same time.

    But I can not find our water bottles in it..... Sad face.

    Ps, buy this bag anyway!!! You will never wear a better bag!!!!
    I love you timbuk2!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Love everything but the strap

    By K school and work professional

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Hard To Adjust, Practical, Small Water Bottle Sleeve, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Flimsy Strap
    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I ordered this bag on sale because I liked everything but the pink piping, but turns out it's a lovely mauve color so I really like it! I have already gotten many compliments on the way it looks! I got this bag to be used for grad school and for a clinical internship at a health facility, so it was important to me to have something practical and professional that could hold enough stuff for my 13-hour days. All good there.

    The reason why 4 instead of 5 stars: my biggest complaint is that the strap fabric is very malleable, not stiff. This means that when wearing the bag across my back, the strap bunches up where it is supposed to move through for adjustment. This also means one-handed adjustment is not possible as I need to smooth the strap out so it can pass through. It's hard, then, to get it to sit comfortably on my shoulder, and the cross body anchor strap also bunches up the main strap fabric. My second, more minor con is that the water bottle holders inside the bag are quite small. It is very hard to get my standard sized life factory water bottle into one of the pockets. I'm hoping they may stretch with time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best Bag

    By BroNick

    From Chicago, Il

    About Me: Modern, Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Day Trips
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I enjoy the bag thoroughly, perfect for days when you can keep stuffing stuff in it and it still fits. It is durable, and classy. Thanks for making a great product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great for Travel, straps make a nice cycling companion

      By Arielle

      From San Francisco

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Wears quickly

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      Just got this bag in small a few months ago, mainly with traveling in mind. I used it as my daypack as I travelled to NY, France, and Italy. Got this bag with the Snoop camera bag insert. Together, they made the PERFECT travel companion. Easily fit my iPad and camera gear as a carry on. During outings, I'd leave my iPad and pack a camelbak bladder in the laptop sleeve. Sometimes, when I didn't want to bring all my gear, I'd wear my camera on my hip, leave the insert at my hotel, and stuff my bag with whatever else I needed for the day. With all the pockets, zippers, buckles, and velcro, it felt VERY safe for traveling. side pocket made for easy access to things like my phone and passport, while the zipper made for good security.
      Only bummer is that, with the camera bag insert, the main flap doesn't close all the way, so parts of the velcro is exposed. So with the constant opening and closing of my bag, the front buckle straps and trim would get caught in the velcro. As a result, I got really fuzzy straps by the end of my one month of use.
      When I got back to SF, my car got broken into and my bag was stolen from my trunk. Such a shame because I only had a short time with it, but I'd say I got my money's worth! I'll be starting school soon and am seriously considering repurchasing the same bag, possibly in Medium - Maybe the small snoop camera bag will still fit comfortably in a size up?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great bag

      By KF

      From San Diego

      About Me: Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Extended trips 

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        Will be using this in Mexico to carry books and personal items. I needed something durable and waterproof on a daily basis that will last me at least 18 month. I feel like this will do the trick.I returned the xsmall for the small because the xsmall did not have all the features like the cross strap and the side pocket.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Love my new Timbuk2 bag!!!

        By Mandi

        From pleasant hill, ca

        About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I am using my bag at work, when I am traveling to off site meetings. I love how comfortable it is, no matter what work attire I am wearing, and I receive many compliments!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          I'm happy: money well spent.

          By Pitts

          From Nairobi, Kenya

          About Me: Academic, Modern, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • School
            • Tablet

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I'm glad I went ahead and got this bag. Durability and size were its biggest advantages.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            The perfect bag

            By Michael

            From Vienna

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer
              • Cycling

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              Now I have two, one small and one medium. They are perfect for cycling and when I am going out, photographing the whole Day.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Great bag

              By Ben

              From Perth, Australia

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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Not Enough Sealed Pockets

              Best Uses

              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I use the bag whilst cycling to carry my daily gear including a 17" laptop which fits. I like the bag so far however I wish that the small pockets inside the bag had some type of seal ie zip, velcro. The reason for this is because you can wear the bag in two configurations items do not stay secure in the unsealed pockets.

              The external pockets are good. The bag is very water resistant. I have found it to be comfortable to use whilst cycling when using the chest strap to secure it to my back. It easily drops to a shoulder bag once off the bike.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great bag for tropics!

              By Sigster

              From Windsor, ON

              About Me: Artist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • Great For Summer
              • High Quality
              • Light Color
              • Lightweight 
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cool In The Summer

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                on the bike, airline travel

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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