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Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014

Style # 268-4-2000

The TSA compliant laptop portage of this messenger bag meets urban sophistication.

$84 $139

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Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014
 
4.5

(based on 581 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (342)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (202)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (477)
  • Attractive (461)
  • Comfortable  (431)
  • Durable  (419)
  • Roomy  (397)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (29)
  • Heavy / bulky  (23)
  • Too small (21)
  • Uncomfortable  (18)
  • Wears quickly (6)

Best Uses

  • Computer (414)
  • Office (410)
  • Airplane travel  (398)
  • Commuting (394)
  • Day trip (166)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (396), Career (381), Comfort-oriented (236), Modern (190), Stylish (161)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (507), Yes (60)

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2.0

Mostly great bag, but downsides are real

By Linda, she who lives in the airport

From Los Angeles, CA

About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Buckles Vs Hooks Better
  • I Don't Look Professional
  • I Look Like A Gradstudent
  • Metal Clips Not Great
  • Metal Hooks Not Great
  • Metal Hooks Not Useful
  • Needs Buckle On Flaps
  • No exterior cell pocket
  • No Simple Polished Fabri
  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

It's great for work travel and hauling around my files and laptop. Although the bag is great for this, it's not meeting all my travel needs. I need easy access to my phone and to be able to hear/feel it go off. It's a challenge with this bag, as I'm constantly opening up my flap to try and access my phone.

Also, the Napoleon flap is a neat idea but when my bag is packed 2/3 of the way full, and I'm using the luggage pass through with my carry on roller suitcase the Napoleon pocket gets difficult to access. This makes it challenging to quickly access my wallet/id/etc.

This is a mostly great back, but lack of easy access to my cell and wallet make this a real bummer for me. Particularly given that I purchased this bag to make travel more seamless.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Terrific bag - wish laptop fit better

By Laura

From Burlington, VT

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length

Cons

  • Laptop sleeve too small

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

The only drawback to this bag is that the laptop compartment barely fits my Lenovo W530 (the website sizing tool said it would fit). While I can get the laptop in and zip the sleeve, it's a daily chore to squeeze the laptop in the opening. It's hard to get it past the zipper.

Otherwise, this is a terrific bag. The main compartment is roomy without the bag being too huge. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and the bag is easy to carry cross-body. I also love the Anchor color.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I suddenly feel cool!

By Doughboy

From Frigid Chicago

About Me: Career, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • School

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

I retired my 30+ year old brief case and bought this messenger bag. I saw simialr bags on the "Big Bang Theory" TV show and curious how they would work. Well, mine works just great. Keep up the good work!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Really Good Travel Bag

By Eric

From Atlanta, GA

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Convenient
  • Flexibly
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

A nice bag I use for frequent travel with my laptop, iPad, and gear. I also use a GridIt which fits nicely in the inside pouch. I totally love the Napoleon pouch for airport security and quick access while on a plane. I have a small and it gives me enough room for what I want and I can stuff a hoodie in it for the plane.
Two things I wish it had:
A slim, flexible full pocket for paper like hotel or car receipts.
My previous bag (a Cocoon) has magnets for flap closure. I do like the hooks but these were super easy.
I've actually got a couple colleagues who have the same bag.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Looks good, performs better

By GoGetter148

From Boston, MA

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

    This is my new daily carrier to and from work. I stash my laptop in the breathable slot in the back, my packed lunch in the main body, and my Kindle in the spy-like Napoleon sleeve. Slick. Very comfortable wear. Sometimes the shoulder padding slips off my shoulder when adjusting the bag, but usually no big deal.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    My new commuter

    By Fred

    From Charlotte, NC

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

      I was looking for a lightweight messenger bag to replace by backpack for commuting. Bought this before Christmas when it was on sale. The weight, rear access laptop pocket and front Napoleon pocket are great. I was a bit concerned about the slide buckles, but I've had no issues. I do wish the tablet pocket was a little larger as it doesn't accommodate my ASUS TF300T in it's case (seems to be designed for "naked" tablet or one with a simple flip cover). Quality materials and workmanship thoughout.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The most pocket stacked satchel ever?

      By Mike of the Dorf

      From Denver, CO

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • A Plethora Of Storage
      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All purpose
        • Computer
        • Diaper bag

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

        I bought this to replace 3 other bags (a backpack, a camera messenger bag, a computer bag) and it works like a charm. It also has been used as a diaper bag when I needed more room that my other diaper bag allowed.

        I haven't tested the TSA friendly nature of the bag yet, but look forward to it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Fantastic bag for overnight and more

        By The Other NSA

        From Washington, DC

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Too small

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

        I bought this bag on sale and I figured I was taking a chance - maybe it would be great, maybe it'd be a bust. It was - and is - a great bag. The padded laptop section makes me feel very secure about my laptop and getting it through TSA without having to take it out is a GODSEND. The strap is long enough that can have it ride right at my hip or across my chest if I want - the adjustment is very easy. The compartments are plentiful - I don't even use most of them. I do wish it was a little roomier (I've got the medium) but for an overnight trip, it comfortably holds a change of clothes, a book, my laptop, and a (small) toiletries case (toothbrush, razor, shaving cream, toothbrush, deodorant). The only real complaint I have is trying to close it - the "quick close" buckles they have are maddening. Quick is the opposite of what comes to mind with these. Otherwise it's a 5-star review!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Timbuks2 rocks !!!!!!!

        By Hruschka

        From Brazil

        About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

          ...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          bought as gift for son - he loves it!

          By Grams

          From Fort Worth, Texas

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer

            Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

            especially useful for airline travel

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            Organization

            Color-coordinated three-zip front organizer helps you remember what goes where

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Napoleon side entry pocket has zipper closure for easy in/out without undoing the messenger flap

            Smart power brick pocket remembers where your cords are so you don't have to

            Fit

            Coordinating Strap Pad included

            True fit cam buckle for single-handed adjustments

            TSA-compliant laptop access; send your bag through security without removing your devices

            Clever Extras

            Includes dual bag silencer strips designed to fit hook and loop strips on Timbuk2 messengers and keep Velcro quiet when you need to make a stealth entry

            Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

            Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

            Materials

            Anodized aluminum hardware for sophisticated look and quiet entry and exit

            TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

            Origin

            Imported

            Laptop/Tablet

            Has a high density foam laptop sleeve, with crater holes for breezy air circulation - includes a separate padded area for your iPad

            What's this all about?

            More Berlin than Berkeley, the oxford nylon and anodized hardware of the Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag makes it Timbuk2's most sophisticated iPad and laptop messenger bag. Paired with a TSA compliant crater sleeve with separate laptop and iPad pockets, it's a free upgrade magnet.