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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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  • Smoke - Polyester Tweed
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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 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.

Reviews (295)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 295 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (188)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (235)
  • High quality (228)
  • Comfortable  (214)
  • Durable  (209)
  • Lightweight  (193)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (56)
  • Uncomfortable  (16)
  • Too small (9)
  • Wears quickly (8)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (205)
  • Day trip (161)
  • Office (151)
  • Airplane travel  (127)
  • Cycling (105)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (200), Comfort-oriented (147), Modern (101), Career (98), Stylish (95)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (252), Yes (32)

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3.0

Not large enough

By Stan

From Richmond, VA

About Me: Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Nice bag, but looks are deceiving.Pictures made the bag look bigger than it was.
    I would recommend it to anyone if they did they needed a small bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    as the name suggests - classic

    By Ed

    From Washington, DC

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I bought the messenger bag for cycliing to work, but i like its style that i have ended up usining as more of an around town bag. I went with the medium which i think is a good size, plenty of room for a laptop, light sweater a water bottle and a few bits. More comfortable then carry around a daypack.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect for my needs

      By Commuting Calvin

      From Boston, MA

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No External Pocket

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      This bag is perfect for what I needed - a bag that I could use to commute to and from work, but also as a general carry around/weekend bag, though the small version that I have wouldn't suffice as a weekend overnight bag, unless you're a VERY light packer. It's perfect for carry a few work files, and my slim computer when I need it, plus my lunch, glasses case, umbrella when I need it, etc. It's a great size, and for me it limits the amount of unnecessary junk I carry, with enough room for the actual needs. Only thing I wish it had was an external side pocket. Either a water bottle slot or a less bulky (maybe even mesh) zipper pocket. I would just like a spot to throw my keys/whatever when I don't want to open the bag and use the (very handy) attached key chain thing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Almost perfect

      By Sharona

      From Atlanta, GA

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        As a mother of four I am always looking for the bag that keeps my hands free, looks great, stays where I want it & hold all my stuff.

        I love this bag! It looks awesome. Stays put. Keeps me completely hands free.... But my lovely re-usable water bottle will not fit in the water bottle pocket.
        The pocket will hold a plastic water bottle you buy in stores & wending machines. We don't buy those.

        I love this bag for sooo many reasons. I can carry this bag on a weekend date trip with my husband or a field trip to the zoo (we homeschool). I can ride my bike with it and it stay on my back. I can slide it under the airplane seat. I can fit a weekend of clothes in it. I can fit toys, snacks, laptop and books in it all at the same time.

        But I can not find our water bottles in it..... Sad face.

        Ps, buy this bag anyway!!! You will never wear a better bag!!!!
        I love you timbuk2!!

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Love everything but the strap

        By K school and work professional

        From Boston, MA

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Hard To Adjust, Practical, Small Water Bottle Sleeve, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Flimsy Strap
        • Uncomfortable 

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I ordered this bag on sale because I liked everything but the pink piping, but turns out it's a lovely mauve color so I really like it! I have already gotten many compliments on the way it looks! I got this bag to be used for grad school and for a clinical internship at a health facility, so it was important to me to have something practical and professional that could hold enough stuff for my 13-hour days. All good there.

        The reason why 4 instead of 5 stars: my biggest complaint is that the strap fabric is very malleable, not stiff. This means that when wearing the bag across my back, the strap bunches up where it is supposed to move through for adjustment. This also means one-handed adjustment is not possible as I need to smooth the strap out so it can pass through. It's hard, then, to get it to sit comfortably on my shoulder, and the cross body anchor strap also bunches up the main strap fabric. My second, more minor con is that the water bottle holders inside the bag are quite small. It is very hard to get my standard sized life factory water bottle into one of the pockets. I'm hoping they may stretch with time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best Bag

        By BroNick

        From Chicago, Il

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Pros

        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Extended trips 

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I enjoy the bag thoroughly, perfect for days when you can keep stuffing stuff in it and it still fits. It is durable, and classy. Thanks for making a great product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great for Travel, straps make a nice cycling companion

          By Arielle

          From San Francisco

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Wears quickly

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Extended trips 

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Just got this bag in small a few months ago, mainly with traveling in mind. I used it as my daypack as I travelled to NY, France, and Italy. Got this bag with the Snoop camera bag insert. Together, they made the PERFECT travel companion. Easily fit my iPad and camera gear as a carry on. During outings, I'd leave my iPad and pack a camelbak bladder in the laptop sleeve. Sometimes, when I didn't want to bring all my gear, I'd wear my camera on my hip, leave the insert at my hotel, and stuff my bag with whatever else I needed for the day. With all the pockets, zippers, buckles, and velcro, it felt VERY safe for traveling. side pocket made for easy access to things like my phone and passport, while the zipper made for good security.
          Only bummer is that, with the camera bag insert, the main flap doesn't close all the way, so parts of the velcro is exposed. So with the constant opening and closing of my bag, the front buckle straps and trim would get caught in the velcro. As a result, I got really fuzzy straps by the end of my one month of use.
          When I got back to SF, my car got broken into and my bag was stolen from my trunk. Such a shame because I only had a short time with it, but I'd say I got my money's worth! I'll be starting school soon and am seriously considering repurchasing the same bag, possibly in Medium - Maybe the small snoop camera bag will still fit comfortably in a size up?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great bag

          By KF

          From San Diego

          About Me: Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Extended trips 

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            Will be using this in Mexico to carry books and personal items. I needed something durable and waterproof on a daily basis that will last me at least 18 month. I feel like this will do the trick.I returned the xsmall for the small because the xsmall did not have all the features like the cross strap and the side pocket.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Love my new Timbuk2 bag!!!

            By Mandi

            From pleasant hill, ca

            About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I am using my bag at work, when I am traveling to off site meetings. I love how comfortable it is, no matter what work attire I am wearing, and I receive many compliments!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              I'm happy: money well spent.

              By Pitts

              From Nairobi, Kenya

              About Me: Academic, Modern, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • School
                • Tablet

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I'm glad I went ahead and got this bag. Durability and size were its biggest advantages.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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