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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

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  • Ironside - Polyester
  • Black - Coated Nylon
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  • Dynamo - Polyester
  • Heirloom Adobe - Cotton Canvas
  • Nautical - Polyester
  • Fire - Coated Nylon
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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 498 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (318)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (393)
  • Attractive (389)
  • Durable  (363)
  • Comfortable  (347)
  • Lightweight  (334)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (86)
  • Uncomfortable  (23)
  • Too small (20)
  • Wears quickly (14)
  • Poor quality (13)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (334)
  • Office (266)
  • Day trip (259)
  • Airplane travel  (202)
  • Computer (169)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (335), Comfort-oriented (226), Career (168), Stylish (160), Modern (158)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (419), Yes (62)

Reviewed by 498 customers

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5.0

This is the bag, don't look any further.

By Blue

From Maine, U.K., Sweden

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

Pros

  • Classy
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Easy To Find Stuff
  • Functional
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Secure
  • Sleek

Cons

  • None So Far

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Day Out With Kids
  • Day Trips
  • School

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

I was worried about the size ( Xs) being too small but it works great for the essentials for a shorter outing with 2 kids (nappies, wet wipes, change of clothes, two water bottles, a few snacks and money, keys etc.) or is pefect size to bring everything I might need for myself for a short trip or day out. I love the colour. It is just a perfect cool neutral grey and looks good with everything. I love how durable and well made it is. My husband has had a large size one for going on 11 years now and it is still in pretty good shape. I am going to be back to get myself a size medium for long haul flights! It is really secure for crowded cities, airports etc. but also really easy to find what you afre looking for! This is the bag!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Recommend

By Busy Wife

From Corpus Christi, TX

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Ease Of Access

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

I love my messenger bag! I ordered the small classic messenger in vintage rose. I have been looking for a messenger bag that is a good combination of trendy (without attracting too much attention), good quality/durable, and has good compartments for laptops and other work/school stuff. I tend to use tote bags and wear them thin, so I really appreciate how well this bag is designed and how sturdy it is without being too heavy. I also love the variety of pockets. My only complaint is ease of access to the main compartment, which can be both a good and bad quality depending on what you want. The velcro and clasps makes it incredibly secure but difficult to get into without stopping what you are doing to set it down and/or using both hands , which I find I fairly often wish I could do. If you prefer a high level of security, then you will appreciate this quality. The velcro also looks high quality but I can't help but wonder if it will last as long as the bag itself. Overall, I am more than satisfied with my purchase and would buy another bag like this. Timbuk2 offers the most thoughtfully designed, high quality and trendy messenger bags that I have seen on the market.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Women's purse size and rib cage height strap.

By Adrian

From West Palm Beach, Florida

About Me: Classic, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Day Trips
  • Extended trips 

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

Actual bag is smaller than the image would suggest. A little larger than a women's purse. Strap is not long enough. Looks like the bag is riding high(rib cage height) because of this. Strap needs 5 inch more.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

It's not just any bag

By Twiglori

From Salt lake

About Me: Practical

Pros

  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Organizational Pockets
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I use this as a purse. I'd like it a little smaller. Love the Eula bag size and have bought that before. My only complaint is that the inside pockets for water bottles aren't big enough for an actual bottle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag, love the handle at the top.

    By Andrew

    From Seattle

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      Love it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      These bags are awesome

      By Drew

      From Boston, MA

      About Me: Career

      Pros

      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Cycling

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        This is my third bag and I have to say that I am addicted. I use mine just about everyday day for the gym. I also use it as my carry on when I travel. I love these bags

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Tough and practical

        By Kevin

        From Pennsylvania

        About Me: Career, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        I bought this to take papers and books and such to work (I'm a social worker). It's nearly perfect. I do kind of wish it had more compartments for organizing small items inside and outside the bag, but that's not even a complaint. I'd highly recommend this bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Extra small is a perfect size for me

        By C

        From East Bay

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable 
        • Good Price
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          This is the second Timbuk 2 messenger bag I've bought. My other one is a medium, which is large enough to carry everything I need for a flight. The extra small is perfect for everyday trips around town. It holds everything I need and the Velcro and fasteners are very secure. I never worry about anyone reaching into my bag without me knowing, or anything falling out. You have to put a bit of effort into opening it - which is good!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Bag !

          By Ang P.

          From N.Y.

          About Me: Classic

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Computer

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I purchased this bag for airplane travel . I absolutely love it ! The bag is durable , very roomy and very comfortable to carry . I highly recommend it .

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Cute, not as functional as i would like

            By Elle, doin work on the bus

            From urbana, il

            About Me: Creative, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments
            • Too small

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            I really like the bag, it fits all that I need, but not that well. I carry around a small mobile office worth of supplies because I do work on the go and out of the office and like to be prepared, plus I enjoy being creative when I can spare the time. I love the look of my bag, its turquoise, peach, and yellow.

            Im actually quite upset that the colors of bag that I prefer (brighter colors, blues, peaches, yellows, purples, etc) do not come in any larger size than small. I don't know why that is, but it makes it hard for me to choose a bag, since I think I need a larger bag than a small, but I find all of your options ugly or just boring. I can't imagine paying this much for a bag I don't absolutely love, so im quite disappointed in your selection.

            Besides those negative points, I do love my bag. Even though its crammed full of art supplies, my work notebook, my Surface, wallet, and water bottle all are able to fit, albeit not comfortably (and the bag only Velcro's shut about half of what its supposed to). Nothings ripped or stained yet, and I hope it stays this durable after an extended period of use, ive only had it for a month.

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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.