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Classic Messenger Bag

Style # 116-1-6442

The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

$49 $79

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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 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, 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.

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Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 432 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (278)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (342)
  • High quality (341)
  • Durable  (312)
  • Comfortable  (303)
  • Lightweight  (290)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (76)
  • Uncomfortable  (23)
  • Too small (16)
  • Wears quickly (13)
  • Poor quality (10)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (291)
  • Day trip (229)
  • Office (223)
  • Airplane travel  (175)
  • Cycling (149)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (294), Comfort-oriented (202), Career (142), Modern (140), Stylish (138)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (367), Yes (50)

Reviewed by 432 customers

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5.0

you cannot only own one

By just me

From Odessa TX

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • Great For Errands
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Day Trips

Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

stuff with billfold, keys, snacks etc things you need in the day
it has enough pockets for your phone pens your Daytimer will fit in it
the changes that were made on the flap make it more desirable
I can't say anything thing bad about the bags they wear great and you can tell by the workmanship that they are made to last

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Awful

By Joe

From United States

About Me: Classic

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky 
    • Not enough compartments
    • Poor Quality
    • Wears quickly

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

    Terrible product and even more the customer service is worse

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good schoolbag

    By Schoolgirl

    From Washington state

    About Me: Modern, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Extended trips 
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

      I need to carry quite a lot of things in here, including the run-of-the-mill school supplies like a binder, notebooks, laptop, books, etc. I find that the large bag was necessary when I needed to bring my entire load to school. Other times, it was of course overkill. The inclusion of the key lanyard was nice.

      I find that the clamp on my shoulder strap is prone to slip, even when it was sealed down tightly. Otherwise, the strap length was very comfortable for most heights.

      The exterior and interior was gorgeous and was made with care. I have used this bag practically everyday for both essential needs and school use for the past year; it looks and works like brand new. Since I live in a rainy area, the waterproof material saved me a lot of trouble. My only wish was that it had some stiffener that prevented the bag from looking saggy and help hold its shape when it is not fully loaded.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love this bag

      By Makio

      From Sacramento , CA

      About Me: Career

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

        Everyday bag

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Timbik2 - the best!

        By Ali Moo

        From Sacramento CA

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Day Trips
          • The Best Bags Daily

          Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

          I have a number of these bags, and they are absolutely the best! In every way.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I want to get one in multiple sizes, I love it so much!

          By Lyds

          From Canon City, CO

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          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:

            I love this bag. I live in a small town and work at home, but just about everyday I need to get out of the house to see humans. This bag is PERFECT for either walking or biking to my favorite coffee shop du jour. It is comfortable and roomy! In fact, it's so roomy that I stuff more in it than I actually need (which, I suppose, gives me more of a workout when I'm walking those meager 2 miles). I am completely obsessed with my messenger and now find excuses to work out in the community even more than I used to. This was a GREAT buy. The stability strap for riding is wonderful too. I originally ordered a medium that I found on sale -- but that was too huge for my purposes (and I'm only 5'4"). Returned that and got a small in Desert Grass. I don't think I could happier about this purchase!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Maybe I'm still attached to my older model

            By Hanz

            From Erie, PA

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • School

            Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

            There are a few changes to this bag vs my old bag that in haven't gotten used to. I do not like the location of the strap adjusted, I preferred it more by he waste bc it now is able to dislodge more frequently. The inside small compartment is smaller than the old one which is another con for me. The "water bottle holders" are to small for my water bottle and coffee mug which are standard size. I can get my water bottle into one of them, but it's definitely a struggle. My old bag also he an exterior loop that I could clip my keys to which was super convenient-no such on this one and the size of the key compartment is laughable.

            I do like the new fold over to make the bag nor water proof. The separate laptop compartment is also nice. That's about the only change I can get behind.

            I must admit I'm still attached to my old bag of 6 years, but this one has not proved itself, yet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            A+ rated bag. Get it

            By Ex

            From Sydney, Australia

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Easily Accessible
              • Office

              Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

              Great for everyday use. Easy, quick access to compartments. Comfortable and stylish. Inside lining is a bit susceptible to pen marks/stains ... but thats my own fault! Overall ... Great product. Highly recommended

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Carries Stuff

              By thatsjarred

              From Atlanta, GA

              About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • Day Trips

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                When I have the bag on my shoulder and across my chest, if I adjust the strap length, it becomes loose enough to go to the full length. Tightening it back up to proper length is an ordeal when loaded.

                I use this for my camera bag (with an insert) as well as for office meetings. Medium size for a full frame body and some lenses. Not too big, not too small.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Well-thought design with impeccable quality

                By Maozeemoo

                From Singapore

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Too small

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Classic Messenger Bag:

                I love the idea of the side zip pocket which can be accessed without opening the main Velcro compartment. The contraption for allowing one-handed adjustment of strap length is genius. Very comfortable and lightweight bag which magically goes with everything - a casual day out, to the gym and also to work. Have one and bought this as a gift. Will be looking forward to getting a few more in different colors.

                • 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.