Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-4-3733

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$ 88.99 $ 119

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33 Reviews

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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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle and New Balance shoes, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (27)
  • Comfortable  (27)
  • Durable  (27)
  • High quality (26)
  • Roomy  (26)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (25)
  • Office (19)
  • Computer (15)
  • Day trip (15)
  • Airplane travel  (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (22), Comfort-oriented (19), Career (13), Classic style (12), Modern (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (7)

Reviewed by 33 customers

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4.0

Love my Timbuk2s!

By RD who drinks

From Wichita, KS

About Me: Classic, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I have a small sized bag but was looking to downsize a little bit for certain occasions (daily use/festival use). It holds my Nalgene bottle well and fits everything else I need. The only downfall is there is not front pocket on this size which is where I keep my cellphone (it fits perfectly and is easy to get to), but other than that I like it. The canvas material - I am not sure how to protect it from weather or beer, perhaps I will need to treat it somehow.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great bag

    By Penman

    From Chicago

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    I love the Timbuktu bags. I use a larger TSA approved bag regularly for work going on two years. I used an extra small messenger bag for a couple of years for weekend travel and general man bag needs, but it was too narrow for my computer and some european folders. Also the strap was too stiff. My new bag is a small and fits everything perfectly. I also appreciate the the strap is softer and easier to fold away when I go in to conference lectures or have to stow it away in church. The new bag has fewer pockets than the older bag which is a little disappointing for longer trips, but there are enough for day to day needs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy this bag again

    By mair

    From Boston, MA.

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • School

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I pack with an above average bookload and for a long time I couldn't find a good bag but this Timbuk2's messenger bag is so comfortable, stylish and very durable! Just be sure to grab a laptop sleeve as it does not offer enough extra padding to protect a laptop from drops!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      best bag ever

      By spacemonkey

      From tulsa, ok

      About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cycling

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        Love this bag. I wish you could take the long thin piece out that provides support for files when you dont need it. Also would put longer reflective material on the straps, otherwise no issues

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love it !

        By New user

        From San Francisco

        About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Gym DAys
          • Office

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I love it and I use it every where, the colors and the material are great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This bag is perfect.

          By Mom of 2

          From Buffalo, NY

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer
            • Office

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            Excellent bag, fits everything I need for work. My only complaint is that I did not get a second when they were on sale!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Not what I was expecting. It was better!

            By Jola the Rolfer

            From Bartlett, TN

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              I thought that I'd ordered the same small classic messenger bag I had previously, that my grandchildren took over for their activities on the go. When it arrived I realized this one was lighter weight material though otherwise seemed the same so I was concerned it might not be as rugged. WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE! This lighter weight one holds all my things for the office and on the go. Love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent, Excellent Purchase

              By RC Teacher

              From Florida

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

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Office
                • School

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                This is probably one of the best purchases I have made in a very long time. I was kind of disappointed when I couldn't find exactly the color and or style I was originally looking for - but, as they say - everything happens for a reason. This is a beautiful bag, perfect shape, size, and the color has been complimented on by everyone who has seen the bag. Not only is the outside stylish, comfortable, and nice to look at, it is amazing all the room inside! I'm still discovering pockets and zippers! Great purchase, great buy, great company!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Immensely satisfied.

                By Will the powerlifting MTB'er

                From SoCal.

                About Me: Career, Modern

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cycling
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  I use this product daily for my commute to work and the gym. Commuting on an MTB on both trails and street on my way to work has been the norm for years now. The classic messenger bag can hold a lot ( breakfast, lunch, gallon of water, work clothes and shoes, bike lock, and numerous smaller items, with still enough room to store my hoody for the ride home), and it holds all of this while staying in place and comfortable during the entire ride. By far the best bag I have ever purchased.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Please add zippered pockets on the back and the front flap!

                  By Buttercup

                  From Manor, TX

                  About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Not enough compartments

                  Best Uses

                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                  I love my Timbuk2! It's exactly what I need for work every day and I expect it will be just as useful the next time I travel. It's incredibly practical and the fabric on the one I ordered is both durable and washable, which is incredibly important to me.

                  I love it so much that I gave it 5 stars even though there are a few things that I was very disappointed that this bag did not have. An outside accessible pocket on the front flap and one on the backside are absolute necessities and I may never replace the bag I currently have until they are added. The napoleon pocket is useful for only one thing at a time, really, so if I use it for my cell phone then I have to open the bag for my wallet or to get my keys. Two more outside zippered pocket would allow me to actually click the front flap closed, as it should be to reduce the strain on the velcro. I suspect that the velcro will fail sooner than I'd like because I don't buckle it closed. If I buckle it closed, however, getting to things I need while standing (like my wallet to make a purchase) are a huge hassle (I find it difficult to rebuckle everything without setting the bag down to distribute the weight better.)

                  One thing that I absolutely love is the variety I have to choose from for colors and fabrics. I appreciate knowing that I may never run across another person who chose the same unique design as me... and how easy it is to recognize my own bag amongst a veritable sea of messenger bags.

                  • 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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