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Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-4-3733

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$119

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Selected Color Heirloom Mustard - Cotton Canvas

  • Heirloom White/Black - Cotton Canvas
  • Heirloom Black - Cotton Canvas
  • Beam - Cordura Nylon Ripstop
  • Ironside - Polyester
  • Tread - Nylon
  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Tread/Foil - Nylon
  • Gunmetal/Adobe - Polyester
  • Heirloom Mustard - Cotton Canvas
  • Heirloom Waxy Green - Cotton Canvas
  • Sunshine - Coated Nylon
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
  • Army/Acid - Polyester
  • Army Dip - Coated Nylon
  • Heirloom Bixi - Cotton Canvas
  • Dynamo - Polyester
  • Heirloom Adobe - Cotton Canvas
  • Nautical - Polyester
  • Fire - Coated Nylon
  • Heirloom Waxy Blue - Cotton Canvas
  • Heirloom Pennant - Cotton Canvas
  • Currant - Polyester
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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 a 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
 
4.4

(based on 513 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (328)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (405)
  • Attractive (400)
  • Durable  (376)
  • Comfortable  (359)
  • Lightweight  (344)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (92)
  • Uncomfortable  (23)
  • Too small (21)
  • Wears quickly (14)
  • Poor quality (13)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (344)
  • Office (277)
  • Day trip (264)
  • Airplane travel  (208)
  • Computer (174)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (344), Comfort-oriented (231), Career (174), Stylish (165), Modern (162)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (428), Yes (68)

Reviewed by 513 customers

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5.0

Durable and functional. Perfect.

By Person with a bag

From Milwaukee, WI

About Me: Career

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I expect to be using the bag for years and hopefully decades, utilizing the lifetime guarantee as needed. But it's made so solid, I may not ever have to.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Almost great missing a few compartments

    By Unique Keith

    From Miami, Florida

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • I Like How The Flap Close
    • I Like The Size
    • I Like The Texture
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Extension Strap Hangs Too
    • It Could Have More Pocket
    • Long And Looks Weird
    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Everday Usage
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Looks great and good size after trying the large then small I settled on the medium. I would like more compartments. the pencil compartments could be longer so they don't come out. One or two more zippered compartments from the outside maybe on the flap.
    I like the space for liquid containers now that's nice.
    Good quality and I like how the flap falls and velcro closes easily.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Getting lots of use in Italy

    By Chinois

    From San Francisco, CA

    About Me: Modern

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    This was a gift for a 15-year old Italian student. He LOVES using it and showing off a messenger bag from San Francisco to his friends.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Big hit in Italy

    By Chinois

    From San Francisco, CA

    About Me: Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • School

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    This was a gift for a 20-year old Italian music student who lives in Florence. She LOVED it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Almost perfect

    By Bmore designer

    From Baltimore, MD

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      The gunmetal/Adobe color combo is beautiful. The pockets and compartments of the medium bag are great. The only negative is the straps that hang down below the bag. They are there to adjust the depth of the bag. They are long and we end up tucking them in anyway we can. The bag is a combo of classy and hip but those straps are a nuisance and take away a little from the aesthetic. That being said, we are extremely happy with every other aspect and wouldn't trade it for any other bag out there.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Lives up to the hype

      By Roni

      From Somerville, MA

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        Super high-quality bag and worth the money. The color is vibrant, material and parts seem very durable after about a month of use, and it's an easy bag to navigate. Easily adjustable strap might be the most convenient thing about the bag, but the quick-access velcro is pretty nifty too. I think darker colors would probably show less wear, but either way it feels stylish and professional.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love it!

        By JM228

        From Brooklyn, NY

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Compact
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        This bag is the perfect size for my daily commute. It could use a few more sections or pockets inside but I love it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Well designed and constructed bag

        By Agrajag

        From Portland, ME

        About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments
        • Too small

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I primarily use this as a EDC bag. Lunch, my office kit, a book and my EDC tool kit fit snugly inside. In retrospect, I would probably go up a size, but my choice has required that I divest myself of some ephemera I probably don't need to be carrying about anyway. Both the construction and attention to design detail are excellent on this bag. I will purchase the next size up when this one gives up the ghost :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Durable, Great Space

        By Construction Gal

        From WA

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          Great durability. This bag of mine is often thrown into vehicles, stompted on, rollie-chair'd, etc. Great size to replace my handbag which was getting brutalized at work. Enough space for my personals, note pads, work and personal phones and chargers, small snacks, water bottles, color pens, kindle....um, you get the point. Always loved the classic messenger bag.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Just the right size

          By Elanore

          From Detroit, MI

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • School

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              Very versatile bag! It has several compartments that I find convenient. Great for coming and going to work or school, will be recommending to others

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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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.