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Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-1-2000

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$79

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Selected Color Black - Coated Nylon

  • Flare - Cordura Nylon
  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
  • Vintage Metal - Washed Cotton Canvas
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Sunshine - Coated Nylon
  • Bold Berry - Rose Canvas
  • Cruz - Polyester
  • Jungle - Polyester Canvas
  • Acid Denim - Washed Cotton Denim
  • Desert Grass - Washed Cotton Canvas
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
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Size Width Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume Handle Drop
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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.

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.

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 383 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (244)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (303)
  • High quality (300)
  • Durable  (272)
  • Comfortable  (271)
  • Lightweight  (252)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (67)
  • Uncomfortable  (20)
  • Too small (13)
  • Wears quickly (12)
  • Poor quality (8)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (260)
  • Day trip (202)
  • Office (199)
  • Airplane travel  (156)
  • Cycling (139)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (263), Comfort-oriented (178), Modern (126), Career (125), Stylish (120)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (324), Yes (45)

Reviewed by 383 customers

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5.0

My bag saved me!

By Jeff

From Portland, OR

Pros

  • Durable 
  • Water Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      A million thank you for such a awesome bag. I accidentally left my 3 year old Timbuk2 messenger bag outside in full rain here on January in Portland ... with my laptop, ipad, 3 other tablets, phone, passport, you name it. My whole professional life. And low and behold when I found it ... everything inside was dry. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
      Jeff

       
      5.0

      Great improvement on the previous model

      By Seattle Science Teacher

      From Seattle, WA

      About Me: Classic, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I used this bag as my primary purse (I got the XS size)- it can hold so much (a water bottle, my book, my coffee cup, an extra grocery bag, my phone, music player, and wallet are regularly inside it). I also love that I can carry it around when it is raining cats and dogs and my stuff stays dry inside (not something I can say about all bags). I had another model for about 5 years - I loved it, but accidentally spilled milk in it, and it was starting to smell but also falling apart from daily use.

        This bag is an improvement from the previous model. The strap is easier to adjust, and has a nice pad on it. I like to carry my bag so that it sits above my hip, and I have a smaller torso, so I have to shorten the strap quite a lot. I love the inner pocket bags on the inside and the inner body separator - it keeps my book away from my water and food. I also love that the velcro strap is longer, and that the plastic buckles are smaller.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        plenty of bag at a fair price

        By dave

        From new orleans louisiana

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          am using this bag on a daily basis to hold work related items - - - from a computer and i pad to file folders/calculator/safety glasses/and even hand tools needed on a construction site. i ordered the extra large version just in case i needed more room. as such, there is plenty of space to spare. the materials are top notch, perfect for the dust/dirt/moisture found on the job. the zippered compartments are perfect for smaller items. would be nice if there was a large zippered pocket running the width of the bag interior - - - but not a deal breaker.
          thus far, no complaints - only praise.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          It'll be the go-to bag for years to come!

          By Kate

          From Ohio

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Extended trips 
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            Bought this bag for my nephew. He loves it! It keeps up with his crazy, active lifestyle and is guaranteed to stand up to being knocked around, dragged around for years and years to come. Definitely recommend!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            3.0

            A bad not perfect for women

            By Jess

            From Redwood City, CA

            About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Too small
            • Uncomfortable 

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Day Trips
            • Office

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I thought this would be a great bag for biking to and from work. Unfortunately, it has started to hurt my shoulder and it a little awkward being a girl and having lady parts get in the way. Overall, I really like the bag, but it isn't designed optimally for women.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Good bag

            By Ed

            From Springfield, Ma

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No External Water Bottle

            Best Uses

            • Camera bag

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I use this, along with the camera insert, for a micro 4/3 camera gag. It holds an Olympus EM5. 5 lenses, filters, and a travel tripod attached to the straps on the bottom. If it had an external water bottle holder it would be perfect.This is not a problem if the camera insert is removed as there are water bottle holders inside. As a daily messenger bag it is wonderful. Room for my ipad, compact 6x30 binoculars, smart phone in external pocket, water bottle. snack bars, camera with attached lens, pens and notebooks. Overall this bag exceeded my expections.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great bag, great customer service

            By Alec

            From Atlanta, GA

            About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • Great customer service
            • Great size
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 
            • Very durable

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I use this bag every day for both work and school. I regularly carry a Macbook Pro or Surface Pro 3 plus a mouse, chargers, pens, paper, and a water bottle in my Medium sized bag. The bag is fantastic. It's super durable, good looking, and comfortable. It can get a little heavy when it's loaded up with stuff. I had the previous generation messenger as well (now a camera bag), and the one thing I have to say that is negative about this bag is that it lacks some of the organizational pockets on the inside of the older model. I miss having those, but the water bottle pocket kind of makes up for it. Overall though, the main reason I keep coming back to Timbuk2 is their fantastic customer service. I've had to use them a few times, but the experience is always fast, pleasant, and helpful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love the material

            By Buck

            From St. Louis

            About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • Extended trips 
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I ride a train to and from work daily and it's a trick to find a bag that is light, efficient, the right size, cool and smart. This bag is all of those things. I particularly like the coated nylon which has a smooth finish and is not stiff, unlike another Timbuk2 bag I have. I find medium is a much better size than small (I have both in different materials), for a laptop. The medium fits my small MAC laptop and still closes with no trouble. The small bag definitely is not big enough for a laptop as the cover doesn't close all the way over the velcro. Awkward. Medium is just right for me for my commuter needs. The blue/black combo is good looking without being loud.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love this bag!!

              By Timbuk2 bag=daily purse!

              From Modesto, CA

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • High Quality
              • Lightweight 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Day Trips

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I love every timbuk2 product I own (3 bags). My extra small messenger bag is durable and high quality and I think it's beautiful. Because it's an extra small (by my own choice), my only {very minimal} disappointment is my reusable water bottles don't fit well inside. Not a huge deal breaker for me, obviously, because I still LOVE the bag!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                The best and cutest!

                By Pat

                From Concord Ca

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

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Needs Water Btl Pocket
                • Not enough compartments

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                Perfect size. Stands out from boring black bags. This is my second, which I will continue to trade off. Great quality, love it!

                • 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.