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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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Selected Color Smoke - Polyester Tweed
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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
  • Marsh - Polyester Canvas
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
  • Jungle - Polyester Canvas
  • Martini Olive Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
  • Dark Brown/Black - Polyester Canvas
Smoke - Polyester Tweed
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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 (269)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 269 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (174)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (212)
  • High quality (208)
  • Comfortable  (191)
  • Durable  (188)
  • Lightweight  (178)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (53)
  • Uncomfortable  (14)
  • Too small (7)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)
  • Wears quickly (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (189)
  • Day trip (147)
  • Office (139)
  • Airplane travel  (115)
  • Cycling (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (181), Comfort-oriented (136), Modern (92), Career (86), Stylish (84)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (227), Yes (31)

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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
         
        5.0

        Great bag for Chromebook, notebook and a few small books

        By CaptNemo131

        From Cincinnati, Ohio

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Fits well
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I needed a new messenger bag for my grad school classes and my day job. I ordered a small, not wanting to buy a bag bigger than I needed. The outer shell is outstanding in design and quality. The interior lining is also thick and feels like it can withstand pens, pencils, notebook spirals and keys. The interior pockets are tough to access when the bag is full, but this is a by-product of the overall size of the bag.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect size for .

          By Mum

          From Charlton n.y.

          About Me: Aging Hippie, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Easy to access
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Only Have One

          Best Uses

          • As a purse
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          The perfect size for me. Comfortable to carry and can quickly get to all the things I need. It also has the quality craftsmanship that will make it last a looonnnngggg time

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Well, I am not totally thrilled with the bag.

          By Sherry

          From Moncure, NC

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

          • Good Looking Good Size

          Cons

          • No Easy Access Outside
          • Pocket
          • Strap is not long enough
          • To Wear Cross Body

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Is there any way to increase the length of the strap?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Solid and Simple

          By Architect

          From Takoma Park, MD

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Office

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I sized this to fit my commute. I like the minimal size and weight. I typically carry and apple air, a few papers and an umbrella. It works well, but two small changes would make it excellent. a more robust carry handle would feel better in the hand, and removable bottom straps would be appreciated. To top if off, I wish there was an external zipper pocket at the bottom so that the umbrella could be placed outside of the main compartment at the base of the bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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