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Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-4-1077

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$109

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XS 0.0 0.0 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 4.7 12.0 1.0 0.5 549 9.0 0.0 0.0
S 0.0 0.0 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.1 13.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0 0.0 0.0
M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.1 18.0 2.0 0.9 1,281 21.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 20.1 51.0 15.0 38.0 13.8 35.0 7.9 20.0 2.1 0.9 1,709 28.0 0.0 0.0

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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.

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 433 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (279)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (343)
  • High quality (342)
  • Durable  (313)
  • Comfortable  (304)
  • Lightweight  (291)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (76)
  • Uncomfortable  (23)
  • Too small (16)
  • Wears quickly (13)
  • Poor quality (10)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (292)
  • Day trip (229)
  • Office (224)
  • Airplane travel  (175)
  • Cycling (149)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (295), Comfort-oriented (202), Career (143), Modern (141), Stylish (139)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (368), Yes (50)

Reviewed by 433 customers

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5.0

Perfect Bag

By Tots

From New York

About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Being a graduate student I needed a bag that could go from the classroom to the office quickly and this is just the bag. It's lightweight and durable. Not to mention it's weather proof!

    The bag is a little stiff at first, which makes it difficult to open the buckles right away. However, once you use it a few times that goes away.

    Overall, this is the best bag I've bought from Timbuk2! (I own 3)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    you cannot only own one

    By just me

    From Odessa TX

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Great For Errands
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    stuff with billfold, keys, snacks etc things you need in the day
    it has enough pockets for your phone pens your Daytimer will fit in it
    the changes that were made on the flap make it more desirable
    I can't say anything thing bad about the bags they wear great and you can tell by the workmanship that they are made to last

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Awful

    By Joe

    From United States

    About Me: Classic

    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy / bulky 
      • Not enough compartments
      • Poor Quality
      • Wears quickly

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      Terrible product and even more the customer service is worse

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good schoolbag

      By Schoolgirl

      From Washington state

      About Me: Modern, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable 
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Extended trips 
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I need to carry quite a lot of things in here, including the run-of-the-mill school supplies like a binder, notebooks, laptop, books, etc. I find that the large bag was necessary when I needed to bring my entire load to school. Other times, it was of course overkill. The inclusion of the key lanyard was nice.

        I find that the clamp on my shoulder strap is prone to slip, even when it was sealed down tightly. Otherwise, the strap length was very comfortable for most heights.

        The exterior and interior was gorgeous and was made with care. I have used this bag practically everyday for both essential needs and school use for the past year; it looks and works like brand new. Since I live in a rainy area, the waterproof material saved me a lot of trouble. My only wish was that it had some stiffener that prevented the bag from looking saggy and help hold its shape when it is not fully loaded.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love this bag

        By Makio

        From Sacramento , CA

        About Me: Career

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Everyday bag

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Timbik2 - the best!

          By Ali Moo

          From Sacramento CA

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • The Best Bags Daily

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I have a number of these bags, and they are absolutely the best! In every way.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I want to get one in multiple sizes, I love it so much!

            By Lyds

            From Canon City, CO

            About Me: Career, 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 love this bag. I live in a small town and work at home, but just about everyday I need to get out of the house to see humans. This bag is PERFECT for either walking or biking to my favorite coffee shop du jour. It is comfortable and roomy! In fact, it's so roomy that I stuff more in it than I actually need (which, I suppose, gives me more of a workout when I'm walking those meager 2 miles). I am completely obsessed with my messenger and now find excuses to work out in the community even more than I used to. This was a GREAT buy. The stability strap for riding is wonderful too. I originally ordered a medium that I found on sale -- but that was too huge for my purposes (and I'm only 5'4"). Returned that and got a small in Desert Grass. I don't think I could happier about this purchase!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Maybe I'm still attached to my older model

              By Hanz

              From Erie, PA

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Durable 
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Not enough compartments

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              There are a few changes to this bag vs my old bag that in haven't gotten used to. I do not like the location of the strap adjusted, I preferred it more by he waste bc it now is able to dislodge more frequently. The inside small compartment is smaller than the old one which is another con for me. The "water bottle holders" are to small for my water bottle and coffee mug which are standard size. I can get my water bottle into one of them, but it's definitely a struggle. My old bag also he an exterior loop that I could clip my keys to which was super convenient-no such on this one and the size of the key compartment is laughable.

              I do like the new fold over to make the bag nor water proof. The separate laptop compartment is also nice. That's about the only change I can get behind.

              I must admit I'm still attached to my old bag of 6 years, but this one has not proved itself, yet.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              A+ rated bag. Get it

              By Ex

              From Sydney, Australia

              About Me: Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Easily Accessible
                • Office

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                Great for everyday use. Easy, quick access to compartments. Comfortable and stylish. Inside lining is a bit susceptible to pen marks/stains ... but thats my own fault! Overall ... Great product. Highly recommended

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Carries Stuff

                By thatsjarred

                From Atlanta, GA

                About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Cycling
                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  When I have the bag on my shoulder and across my chest, if I adjust the strap length, it becomes loose enough to go to the full length. Tightening it back up to proper length is an ordeal when loaded.

                  I use this for my camera bag (with an insert) as well as for office meetings. Medium size for a full frame body and some lenses. Not too big, not too small.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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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

                  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

                  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.