Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-4-3733

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$89 $119

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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 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (8)
  • Roomy  (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • High quality (7)
  • Comfortable  (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (9)
  • Cycling (5)
  • Day trip (5)
  • Office (5)
  • Airplane travel  (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (5), Practical (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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3.0

Fun looking bag, too bad the strap is too short for me.

By Gems for Pammy

From New York (NY)

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Un-ble to use due to short strap

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice!

    By Beanthecat

    From Raleigh, NC

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Short Strap

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I bought the bag to replace a canvas one that had worn out. It's roomy with several compartments / pockets. It's very substantial and well made. I like the water bottle pocket too. I would like a longer strap and a back pocket outside of the Velcro. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.

     
    4.0

    Great product

    By Tosca Jnr

    From Dublin, Ireland

    About Me: Classic

    Pros

    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    The shipping and excises to Ireland in total cost more than the product that i paid for. Maybe allow for a different courier company to carry overseas from the States. The product is great maybe a reflective outline could come as standard around the flap, for your northern hemisphere customers such as the long hours of darkness.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Bag

    By George Cycle

    From Fairfield,Ct

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      Good messenger bag

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By twotoes32

      From Dillon, MT

      About Me: Classic

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I love it. I ordered the small, and could've gotten the extra small, but it works for what I need.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Solid performer

          By Mike

          From Seattle, WA

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Roomy
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Extended trips 
            • Office

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            This bag replaced my previous messenger bag that saw 20 years of commuting use. The old bag is dirty, smelly, and still in pretty good shape. I just needed a new and bigger bag. This new jumbo sized bag is perfect. It rides well on my back and doesn't slide around. Easy to adjust the straps, and there is plenty of storage options inside as well on the outer side of the bag. Even a spot to hang a few rechargeable blinky lights for commuting. It's survived a few weeks of very wet weather in Seattle and kept my stuff nice and dry on the inside.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great bag

            By mlok

            From Saint Paul, MN

            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:

              These messenger bags are wonderful…comfortable, well constructed and high-quality, roomy without being too large or bulky. The only change that would be nice to see is slight cushioning for a laptop.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Good basic bag

              By M to the Z

              From Fores t Hills, NY

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Durable 
              • Lightweight 
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Day Trips
                • School

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I have the Commute bag as well that I use for commuting but I use this for weekends and other times when I need a bag. It's a good size for me, not too big but holds all the basic stuff I need to carry. I love the color. It's actually my second bag like this so happy to get a new one.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My second classic

                By Aaron

                From Asheville, NC

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Cycling
                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  My first Timbuk2 Classic messenger bag lasted, and lasted, and lasted. At least 15 years, but I lost it or something along the way. So when I was in need of another all-around bag I naturally turned to the best US messenger bag maker. I'm happy to see the commitment to no-nonsense, burly construction quality have survived, and the design is even more refined and intelligent than my old bag. Great, great bag.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sturdy and attractive...great purchase

                  By Avid Traveller

                  From Boston

                  About Me: Career, Stylish

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Computer
                    • Office
                    • School

                    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                    I am pleased with how sturdy this is for lightweight bag. I bought the medium and its a perfect size for me as a female. Just enough room without being to bulky or heavy when full. I carry my laptop in it, books, snacks, water bottle and other small personal items. The bag is very durable, resist stains, the flap cover holds nicely in place with the Velcro and sometimes I use the clips to fully secure it if I'm running around. I do keep the lap top in a protective sleeve for added protection. I like that the bag is casual looking for not dumpy looking. Still looks sleek and of quality. Great, solid stitching. Good buy!

                    • 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.

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