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Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015

Style # 174-2-2433

A sophisticated, TSA-friendly bag for organized travel, smart commutes, and more.

$139

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S 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 34.5 5.1 13.0 2.6 1.2 1,098 18.0 0.0 0.0
M 17.1 43.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 36.5 5.1 13.0 2.7 1.2 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 18.5 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 5.9 15.0 2.7 1.2 1,587 26.0 0.0 0.0

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Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015
 
4.4

(based on 314 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (194)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (272)
  • Attractive (250)
  • Durable  (240)
  • Comfortable  (232)
  • Good strap length (208)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (56)
  • Too small (22)
  • Heavy / bulky  (20)
  • Uncomfortable  (6)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (249)
  • Commuting (224)
  • Computer (224)
  • Airplane travel  (208)
  • School (97)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (216), Practical (184), Modern (114), Comfort-oriented (108), Stylish (98)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (267), Yes (44)

Reviewed by 314 customers

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4.0

Solid commuter/carry on bag but smaller than anticipated

By Tony

From San Jose, CA

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • A Bit Small Inside
  • Strap Lock Opens Randomly
  • Tiny Water Bottle Sleeve

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

Love this bag for work. Wish there was a larger slot for at least a 32 oz hydroflask. The main compartment is a bit small once you get into it, but I love the computer compartment. Overall, I love it. My Patagonia Half Mass is more roomy, but this is more structured.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Great travel bag, getting used to updates from old version

By Super Traveler

From Wisconsin

About Me: Career, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

I use this bag every day for work. I fly almost every week and this is a great bag with the suitcase connector and TSA approved laptop sleeve so I don't have to remove my laptop when going through security.

I wish I'd purchased a small - the medium is too big and I can't get the strap to sit right on my shoulder so that the padding is on my shoulder and not on my chest. The compartments are all changed from the last version. I love the side pocket for the cord, but miss the small zippered front pockets where I used to keep hair ties, chap stick and headphones. I don't like that the hooks are attached to the top flap rather than the bottom because they're really hard to quickly unhook when I'm on the go - though it's nice not to have the dangling hooks when they're undone.

Finally, I wish that this bag came in a more feminine style. It's kind of bulky and the colors seem very masculine. I want all of the practicality of this bag with a slightly more feminine edge - not hot pink or anything, just a little cuter!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great bag, predicted sizing is too large.

By Maggie

From Pittaburgh

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 

Best Uses

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

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

I purchased this bag for job interviews and commuting with my laptop. I have a 13.3" MacBook Pro and am a short (4'11") individual. It was suggested that I purchase a medium sized bag because of my computer size. Medium was far too large, both for my body size and my computer. I returned and purchased a small, which has easily more than enough room for my computer, it could likely hold a 15" with ease.
This bag is best to carry many flat items, or items that can be squished. The best part is definitely the multiple compartments that are accessible without having to open the main compartment of the bag, which was great for air travel. Overall I'm very happy with the bag, but if an even smaller version existed I believe my computer would still fit and would be easier for me to carry. I commute by bike and tried this bag once but found it much more inconvenient than the panniers I typically ride with, so will only be using it for non-bike days to work.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

A step down from my previous bag

By Tomson

From Melbourne

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 
  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

I use this daily for work, or I might drop it and go back to my previous bag (older timbuktu). There is not enough internal organisation pockets for me, particularly in the laptop section. Also, the zips are in weird positions with useless side entrances etc.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Bag!

By Mike

From Northern Virginia

About Me: Career, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Extended trips 
    • Office

    Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

    Took it with me on my first trip to Japan. I needed a bag to keep my laptop (15-inch MacBook Pro Retina), my iPad (in a bulky Otterbox case), small DSLR camera, and a bunch of other small items. This bag did very well, and I was able to fit everything in there with relative ease. Lots of pockets for organizing things, I found myself under-utilizing the interior pockets; the outside access was my preference. Some of the zippers were a little difficult to operate. I will chalk that up to the bag being brand new. The strap was reasonably comfortable, and the size of the bag was good (I believe mine was a medium). Great bag!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Finally found the right bag!

    By Jason

    From Long Beach, CA

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

      This bag is incredible, at some points I'll have 2 laptops (MacBook pro and 15" laptop),nexus 9, all power cables, phone, and more it it at the same time and it's medium sized. I am really impressed with this bag and I'm very picky about my laptop bags. I switched from a BBP Hamptons Hybrid Messenger bag that I used for 3 years to this one due to wear and tear and I'm totally loving this bag!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      A head-turner and just the right size.

      By HH

      From Atlanta

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

        I get more comments on this bag than my old leather one. It's very well made out of heavy-weight materials - but light and stylish. LOVE IT.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Dede

        From Charlotte, NC

        About Me: Career

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy / bulky 

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • Office

        Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

        It's attractive and my boyfriend loves it!! No complaints here!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome upgrade from Commute.

        By Jason

        From Boise, ID

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

          I've had a Commute 2.0 since 2009 and have loved the bag, especially the TSA laptop compartment. It still looks new after 7 years. The only negative was the TSA compartment had to be zipped up for the laptop not to fall out...which when you're pressed from behind in the line means you can't just pickup the bag and zip it up later.

          I tried the last generation Command because it changed the TSA compartment to hinge on the bottom so you can just pickup the bag and zip later. However, the 1st gen Command was too flimsy and didn't have enough pockets. It was definitely good looking but not practical.

          This Command 2015 model fixes all of that. It keeps the great improved TSA compartment, but increases the number of pockets. I especially love the 3 pockets that can be accessed without opening the flap of the bag, it means you can get at your headphones, tablet and power supplies while on the move. I have the Medium Command and it's a about 15% smaller inside than the Medium Commute. Its been a little snugger when loading for a longer trip, but its held everything the Commute did.

          And best of all, its way better looking than the Commute (I have the Carbon & Molasses Command).

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Bag of a different color-

          By Anna

          From Eugene OR

          About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015:

            The quality is amazing- my only disappoint was that I ordered a classis black bag with bright red cobtrast details- and the bag I received is more of a plum colored contrast. I was so excited about the classic look when I ordered that the plum instead of red was a huge disappointment.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Organization

            External access zipper pocket on the side offers quick access to your powerbrick or cords

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

            Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

            Fit

            Coordinating Strap Pad included

            Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

            Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

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

            Clever Extras

            Integrated bag silencers to silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry

            Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

            Tensioned aluminium hooks for quick and secure closure

            Origin

            Imported

            Laptop/Tablet

            Note: some TSA folks don't like device sandwiches - so move your iPad to the padded pocket in the front when going through security

            What's this all about?

            Jet-setters, rejoice: every detail of the Command Messenger was designed for the needs of the savvy traveler. At the airport, strap down the hook and loop silencers for seamless access to your boarding pass and ID. Then breeze through airport security courtesy of the TSA-friendly laptop pocket. Tricot-lined pockets make sure your electronics and polarized shades make it unscathed through the journey. Any destination will do: the Command's continental styling is equally suited to business and pleasure. From Antwerp to Australia, you're clear for takeoff.