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Classic Messenger Bag 2014

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Anchor - Felted Poly
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dark Brown/Black - Polyester Canvas
  • Cobalt Sunset Stripe - Coated Nylon
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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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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.

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Classic Messenger Bag 2014
 
4.5

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (84)
  • High quality (80)
  • Durable  (72)
  • Lightweight  (70)
  • Comfortable  (66)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (25)
  • Uncomfortable  (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (74)
  • Day trip (57)
  • Office (50)
  • Airplane travel  (46)
  • Cycling (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (69), Comfort-oriented (56), Modern (36), Career (32), Stylish (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (93), Yes (6)

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5.0

Perfect!

By ashholme

From Maine

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Student

Pros

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

Cons

  • Can't Tighten When Full
  • Strap Unclips Easily

Best Uses

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

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

This bag is perfect! My only criticism is that I can't easily tighten the strap when the bag is full (or even when carrying even just a couple of books and/or my computer) and it does frequently unclip on its own, but these are the most minor of inconveniences and do not stop me from worshiping this bag. Well done!!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Bag

By rhm

From New Haven, CT

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

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

    I am an academic, and I use the bag to commute by bus, bike, walk, car, and sometimes air with my 13" MacBook Air with Classic Messenger Bag 2014 (small). It's fantastic. The single complaint I have is that the strap tends twist easily.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love it -- great practical travel bag

    By Shirley

    From MA

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Day Trips

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

      Love the classic messenger bag. Great for day trips or airplane carry-on bag. The medium bag is just the right size to fit my books, cosmetics, water bottle, and snacks, and still fit under airplane seat.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Cube monkey

      From Medford, MA

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

        It's quickly becoming my favorite everyday bag. It's big enough to hold all my essentials (keys, phone, an 8x10 notebook, kindle, etc.), yet lightweight enough to wear all day.

        I've gotten some many compliments on this bag. I bought the last one in stock, which was the gray tweed with pink lining. So I use it at the office too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Great Improvements

        By Geoff the Worker

        From Germantown, MD

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable 

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

        Excellent bag with a few helpful updates from the Timbuk2 I had a few years ago. The articulated top corners help keep water out of the main compartment, and the new complicated strap adjustment system gets rid of that huge loop that plagued me in the past. The strap itself is thinner, but should be just as strong as past versions. I wish the strap pad was removable, especially since Timbuk2 sells velcro pads anyway. The compression straps are endlessly useful. My 15" MacBook Pro fits snugly in the document folder pocket, even inside its own neoprene sleeve. The plastic bits at either end of the strap attachment dig into my side, but that may just be how I'm wearing it. This is a great bag, I went with Black/Black/Black for work, and so far it's done everything I've required.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent!

        By Iarla

        From Dublin, Ireland

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Extra Strap For Cycling
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Rain-proof
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

          A friend recommended checking out these bags when I was looking to replace an old backpack that I use when cycling, and this messenger bag is perfect. It's exactly as described, with extra speedy international shipping. Two thumbs up.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Ma... I'm in Love a Bag

          By Dr. Yano

          From Southern California

          About Me: Casual Dresser

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Functional
          • High Quality
          • Slim
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Office
            • Travel

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

            This is the best dang bag a guy could ask for. I moved down in size from a large D-Lux so when I saw this in the mail I thought it was way too small and that I'd have to return it. Boy was I wrong. It holds everything and still looks slim.Oh, and its gorgeous to boot. Thanks Timbuk2.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Smaller, less practical than older model

            By RandBuk2

            From Greensburg, PA

            Pros

            • Durable
            • High Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Downgrade From Past Model
            • Smaller Than Past Models

            Best Uses

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

              Was going to give 2 stars.... giving 1 now because the review pages are so f'd up on here. It's taken me 30 minute to write a review because the submit button never renders properly.

              I've loved my 10 year old messenger bag and decided to upgrade. Though the 2014 bag is a downgrade

              -everything is smaller. Main compartment, internal compartments, everything
              -internal storage is less practical, and small pockets are too tight to hold much of anything.
              -water bottle holder is too small and too tight. It's a joke. It takes two hands to insert a water bottle.

              The extra features are well intentioned, but timbuk2 missed the mark

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Predates the Internet, cell phones, PCs

              By Herbo Turbo

              From Lake Forest, CA

              About Me: Casual Dresser

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Functional
              • High Quality
              • Indestructable
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Comutting
              • Everyday Use
              • Travel

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

              I bought my first Timbuk2 bag in 1989, and I still use it every day. The Velcro doesn't work so well, water soaks right through, but I live in Southern CA now, so that's OK. I have another big Timbuk2 messenger bag I inherited from somewhere, and a custom laptop bag that looks very styly, but lives in the closet most of the time.

              I have shown this bag no mercy, and I just can't hurt it. I wanted to file a warranty claim for the loss of water tightness - but my wife said "don't you dare!" This is the kind of product you are lucky to run into once in your lifetime. Now I'm looking for the last seat bag I'll ever buy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Keep It Simple

              By Gut35

              From Ho'u'se Franco

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag 2014:

              Overly complicated. Need the hard strap and the big open bag back.

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