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Classic Messenger Bag

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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Selected Color Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
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  • Tropic Limestone - Polyester Canvas
  • Grey Solstice - Two-Toned Poly
  • Black - Coated Nylon
  • Carbon Full-Cycle Twill - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Granite - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Mojave - Recycled Polyester Twill
  • Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
  • Marsh - Polyester Canvas
  • Diablo - Coated Nylon
  • Martini Olive Surf Stripe - Coated Nylon
Dusk Blue/Black - Coated Nylon
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  • bike
  • weatherproof
  • warranty

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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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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 (239)

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 239 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (190)
  • High quality (186)
  • Comfortable  (170)
  • Durable  (168)
  • Roomy  (159)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (48)
  • Uncomfortable  (12)
  • Too small (5)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (169)
  • Day trip (130)
  • Office (126)
  • Airplane travel  (104)
  • Cycling (89)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (164), Comfort-oriented (119), Modern (88), Career (77), Stylish (77)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (200), Yes (30)

Reviewed by 239 customers

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5.0

New color, old favorite

By Early

From Toronto, Canada

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

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

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

I've had several messengers, each of them has served me well over several years. Every few years I pick up a new one, as the new fabrics and colors keep me going back for more! These bags are incredibly durable and the quality is second to none. The only thing that could improve this bag is a document pocket on the back similar to the one on the TSA messenger (had that one in black and grey)...

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Sauce!

By The Hip Cyclist

From Stuttgart, Germany

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I have a new Classic Messenger bag. This is my very first Timbuk2 bag, so I won't be comparing this product to previous versions. It is also my first ever messenger bag. I am a commuting cyclist and I thought I would try a messenger bag rather than a backpack for once. I had my bag custom made since I am left-handed. The product itself turned out beautifully! The colors I chose are as vibrant in actuality as they were on screen. The stitching looks solid and the entire thing is very well constructed. I have no issues with the strap width and I like how soft they are compared to other bags I've handled. I was hoping that the internal water bottle pockets would actually hold my thermos, but they do not. If I had one criticism, I would tell Timbuk2 to make better internal pockets. Apart from that, I love my messenger bag very much and Timbuk2 has a another happy and loyal customer! I love the Timbuk2 classic messenger bag, and you will too!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Absolute Favorite Bag

    By Sarah

    From Bloomington, IN

    About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Easy to clean
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I use this bag every day to take to work, and for weekend day trips, etc. I really cannot say enough good things about it. I am a 5' 4'' smallish woman, and the small bag fits me and my daily supplies perfectly. I load my bag up every day with my notebook, sketchbook, writing utensils, food, water bottle, wallet, cell phone and other random necessities (lip balm, keys, charging cords), and everything fits perfectly. I also love that I can use the straps on the bottom of the bag to secure my jacket if I'm out and about and want to remain hands free, and also that I can easily wipe the inside of the bag if I accidentally spill food in it. I love the look of the bag, and anticipate using it for many years to come.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome bag

      By James Evans

      From Missouri

      About Me: Career

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I don't write reviews for products, but thought I should for this bag because it is perfect. Great look, feel, quality, strap. Lots of room. Material is totally waterproof. The two bottle holders inside are awesome. Also, I'm a big guy (6'2" about 225 lbs) and the medium worked perfect. Finally, such a great price on a quality bag.

         
        3.0

        Sturdy bag does the trick.

        By Dennis

        From Chicago, IL

        About Me: Classic, Practical

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments
        • Too small

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I use this product at work as my mobile office. It has a good amount of space for what I need and lots of compartments. The main compartment is a good size and my computer fits comfortably in a separate space, but the rest of the compartments are a little small and not so accessible. I'd like at least one of the nets on the inside to be big enough to fit a Nalgene water bottle and neither of them are.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Love it.

        By Andy

        From San Antonio

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

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I did not like the strap. The strap on my old bag was wider and a bit longer. I prefer the wider stap. Also maybe in the future you will have a place to buckle the compression straps below if you don't want to use them all the time. I don't want to unbuckle and go through Velcro every time I open the bag. I mention them because I have gotten them snagged on park benches and other things.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          My new favorite commuter bag

          By Griffinator

          From Washington D.C.

          About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            This bag has great adjustability- I like how I can tighten the bag to wear it high for comfort, and then sling it low to reach inside.
            The color is a bit darker than pictured. I envisioned a lighter grey, in person its a darker, almost blue tinge.
            I can also cram a ton of stuff in this bag. Between work, school, and communing, I can pack a days worth of books, food, even a change of clothes. I use the cinch straps on the bottom to stuff a jacket or umbrella also. The straps also make it easy to make the bag smaller if I have less stuff.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Classic messenger size M

            By luix

            From Rome, Italy

            About Me: Modern, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Well Finished

            Cons

            • Ventilation On Back Side

            Best Uses

            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Office

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I've bought this bag to use with a bicycle, almost exactly what i expected. It's very well finished and realized with high quality materials. Using it I've found one defect to improve and the suggestion is to add a ventilation system on the back to avoid sweat.
            It's not convenient to buy your products in Italy because we pay many taxes so if you plan to open a store in Europe it would be great!
            Sorry for my english, thanks and regards,
            Luigi de Felice

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing, perfect size (xs)

            By Hannah

            From New Mexico

            About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Just the right size
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Computer
              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              Love my new Timbuk2 Bag! I got the xs and was worried that it wouldn't be big enough, but it's perfect for a purse. I can fit the MacBook Air 11'' in the main compartment, which is great.

               
              5.0

              Classicly utilitarian with style

              By TauDawg

              From Perth, Australia

              About Me: Career, Modern

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                Medium is the perfect size for my daily 5km commute (easily fits an iPad, documents/reports, keys/wallet/phone, lunch and a drink) and readily expands into a gym bag when needed.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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