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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

Starting at $99.00 $74.25 $99.00
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Selected Color Ironside - Polyester
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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
Ironside - Polyester
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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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  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
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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 (280)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 280 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (179)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (221)
  • High quality (214)
  • Comfortable  (202)
  • Durable  (196)
  • Lightweight  (186)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (56)
  • Uncomfortable  (14)
  • Too small (8)
  • Wears quickly (7)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (198)
  • Day trip (155)
  • Office (145)
  • Airplane travel  (123)
  • Cycling (100)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (189), Comfort-oriented (141), Modern (96), Career (93), Stylish (88)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (238), Yes (31)

Reviewed by 280 customers

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5.0

Stylo-milo

By Rosz de Boss

From Singapore

About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Wears quickly

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Day Trips
  • Office

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Blardy good job at the styling and colors. Blardy love it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Perfect for my day.

By Happy A

From Atlanta, GA

About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

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

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Great bag, I love the colours (canyon and leather) and the entire feel. Out lives up to the impeccable style and quality I've come to expect from Timbuk2.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great bag

By Rob

From Westchester, NY

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

The bag is great - lightweight, stylish, and durable. my only minor complaint is that there is no outside compartment to throw a phone or my keys into without opening the bag. Very happy with it overall. It fits more in it than you'd think. Good value. I get lots of comments/compliments.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

I love the item but P&P+Customs for the UK are too high

By Dharmender

From London UK

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 

Cons

  • Straps Is A Bit Windy

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Day Trips
  • Picnic

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Item is great and was a recommendation by a californian

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Good except for the strap adjuster

By Danny the Gamer

From Herndon, VA

About Me: Career, Modern

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length

Cons

  • Strap Adjuster

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Day Trips
  • Extended trips 
  • Office

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

I love my bag. The only thing is that the strap adjuster was not the one that was advertised and it feels cheap. It's fine for me since I keep it on my hip but for anyone constantly needing to adjust the strap, I would get something else.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Carry lots and still be able to find everything.

By pickleball lisa

From eugene, OR

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

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

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

I love this bag for everyday use, but especially for traveling. You can carry everything you need and still be able to find stuff when you want it. I love the less sporty fabrics now being offered.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Would buy this bag again, except they never break.

By Ribs

From Temple, TX

About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Best, most comfortable bag I've ever owned.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 2 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

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