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Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag

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

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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.

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S 16.1 41.0 11.4 29.0 5.5 14.0 2.2 1.0 1,098 18.0
M 17.7 45.0 12.6 32.0 5.9 15.0 2.2 1.0 1,343 22.0
L 18.9 48.0 13.4 34.0 6.7 17.0 2.2 1.0 1,587 26.0

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S 16.1 41.0 11.4 29.0 No. Your device will not fit.
M 16.9 43.0 11.8 30.0 No. Your device will not fit.
L 17.7 45.0 11.8 30.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Warranty Repair

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 claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 492 reviews)

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    (176)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

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    (10)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (410)
  • Attractive (394)
  • Comfortable  (365)
  • Durable  (352)
  • Roomy  (343)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (23)
  • Too small (18)
  • Heavy / bulky  (16)
  • Uncomfortable  (15)
  • Wears quickly (6)

Best Uses

  • Computer (346)
  • Office (346)
  • Airplane travel  (334)
  • Commuting (331)
  • Day trip (133)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (331), Career (321), Comfort-oriented (199), Modern (157), Stylish (139)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (425), Yes (54)

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4.0

Very nice bag, bt not without its faults

By PDADoc

From Edgewater, NJ

About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Plenty of pockets
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • No Handle Reinforcement
  • Poor Fastening System

Best Uses

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

Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

I wanted to use this bag for a while and give this some thought before I sat down to write about it, so here goes:

I travel a great deal, and I was looking for a bag to accommodate my MacBook Pro and iPad, as well as various accessories. This bag definitely fills the bill, with a variety of pockets for just about everything you can think of. The bag looks great, provides good protection for my laptop and I like the fact that there is a pocket for the iPad.

What I didn't like: the fastening system that they use has proven unreliable for me, personally, with one of the straps constantly coming open. I'm never left with a secure feeling because of this, and I very much prefer the kind that snaps into place. Also, unlike the younger set, I tend to carry my bag by the handle a great deal of the time, and the structure around the handle is flimsy, as if it was an afterthought. I know this is a messenger-style bag, but it would have been nice if there was some rigid reinforcement at the top around the handle.

The last thing is more of a preference thing, but I would have liked if the pocket for the tablet (iPad, in my case) was a little larger so that the velcro could close around it. I use my iPad with the smart case, and with it in the pocket, it doesn't close at all. Not a big deal, just a [very] minor annoyance.

Overall, I would recommend this bag to a friend, but knowing what I know now, I would have chosen the commute TSA bag, largely due to the secure fastening system that this bag doesn't have. If I could have swapped them, I would have, but didn't find out until after my return period had lapsed.

I still love their products and will continue to use them, but overall this bag left me second guessing.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Laptop compartment is NOT WATERPROOF

By Nate

From MA

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 
  • Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Office

Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

Overall an OK bag, but nothing to write home about. I got this bag as I commute to work via walking or biking on a daily basis but also plane travel at least once a month. The hope was this would be a nice balance bag. The airport security has lightened recently, essentially rendering the highlights of this bag useless. Also be aware, the laptop sleeve is NOT WATERPROOF!!!!!!! I was caught in the rain and I thought I was safe as Timbuktu touts that all of the bags are waterproof lined. That is true to an extent. The bag compartment is waterproof, so my lunch and papers were dry (I would have loved if they got wet and not the laptop), but my laptop was drenched and had to be replaced- massive headache! Buyer beware that this could happen to you. Overall the bag is not worth $150 and do not get caught in huge rain with it!

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  • No
 
2.0

Just OK. The hooks are useless.

By Raleigh

From Raleigh, NC

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Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

The command bag is just OK. The TSA compatibility has saved some time in the airport security line. Also, I like that the laptop compartment unzips from the bottom rather than the top. My problem is with the hooks that secure the top flap. They aren't that easy to hook but you can get used to that. If they aren't cinched down tight they come out of the loops easily when you set the bag down. When you want to use the top grab handle is where they are a complete failure. They don't have any grip on the nylon strap that passes through them so if you have any weight in the bag and pick it up by the grab handle they extend to the full length and allow your bag to flop open. This really kills the usability of the command bag.

 
5.0

Messenger Bag by Timbuk2

By Rusty

From Denton, TX

About Me: Career, Classic

Pros

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

Cons

  • Needs 1 Water Bottle Hold
  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

I love the bag it replaced my backpack for travel and business. My only suggestion is a water bottle holder. Outside of that, outstanding, love it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great bag

By Nightfilm

From Encinitas, CA

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented

Pros

  • Affordable
  • A Lot Of Pockets
  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Great Design
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    As a professional writer who is frequently on the road carrying a MacBook Pro, a Kindle Fire, a smartphone, a portable powerpack, earphones, and cables for all of them, this is the perfect bag to arrange all my electronics. Love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Great bag in General

    By David K

    From Lancaster, PA

    About Me: Career

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Clips Too Difficult
    • No Easy-to-get-to Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Computer

    Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    This bag could be the best thing since sliced bread, and I thought it was, until I actually used it.
    The outside clips are cool but difficult to clip (takes two hands) and there are two so you have to monkey with them both. I get the concept but tried every way imaginable to put the clip through the loop but the loop always bunches in front of the clip. A lot of the time I do not bother with the clips as the Velcro works well. It just doesn't look good with dangling straps.
    The clip thing may not be an issue if there was a quick-access pocket. Somewhere to stuff a receipt quickly when in the airport or a place to put your phone. The Napolean pocket is cool but difficult to access as you are never quite sure if you are actually IN the pocket or beside it. To be sure you have to look and that just defeats the purpose.
    I love the style and the durable fabric. Nice selection of pockets (gotta have that key tether) but agree with another reviewer that the pen holders should be on the other side of the divider. You can't see your pens when you open the bag until you pull it open. Another case of too many hands being needed to access something.
    The TSA friendly thing is great! I have had to remove my laptop once or twice but 90% of the time I just zoom right through (and I do travel internationally).
    Good bag but I am already looking for something more practical.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    OK, but not great, messenger bag

    By Scott R-H

    From San Jose, CA

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Plenty Of Space
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not Well Laid-out

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    The bag is ok. I have the Command Messenger Bag in small and absolutely love it but I needed something with a bit more room. I was very disappointed that the layout of the medium bag wasn't the same. In the small bag, the laptop and tablet holders are in the same compartment, the compartment that opens flat. That's not the case in the medium bag. I had hoped that both bags, being of the same model, would have the same layout.

    I don't dislike the bag but I absolutely love the small one and was disappointed by the medium.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    More places to lose car keys - I love it

    By mconnelly68

    From Gettysburg, PA

    About Me: Energetic, Hard-worker, Unique

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Tons of pockets

    Cons

    • Tons Of Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Being Awesome
    • Computer
    • Looking Good
    • Office

    Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    I had another laptop backpack for over 10 years that still was holding up, but I needed something smaller in a messenger style that would be air travel friendly. As an IT consultant, I usually carry two laptops, two phones, maybe a tablet, and an assortment of wires, gadgets, etc. The Command performed EXCELLENT on my first airline trip. I didn't use the TSA flip over thing because of having dual laptops. But the loaded bag fit under my seat, and it was easy to get to all my essentials such as snacks, Legos, and magazines. The pockets are very well organized, varied in sized, and once I figure out a system for where I want to put things, I will be all set. Until then, I have to hunt around for my car keys. The bottom power cord bag is very handy. Some reviews have complained about the strap clasps not being locky type, but being the clasp where you have to fiddle it into place. It does take some getting use to doing, but once you figure it out and dial in how fat you want the bag, it does not come undone. The napoleon pocket is a nice feature. I imagine myself hiding some top-secret code cracking device in there to save the world. For now, it's a PowerBar holder. If you just had a laptop/tablet and were a light packer, this could easily be an overnight bag. For style sake, I got the chocolate brown color to match my car. This Timbuk2 Command bag is just flat out cool looking, practical, very road worthy, and overall fantastical :-)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great for work/school, not on your bike

    By AJ the commuter

    From Colorado

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Well Organized

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    I got this bag because I needed something that would be good for my bike ride to work, but also looked nice and was well organized for all my work needs. As far as the organization goes and the ease of use, I would give it five stars. The napoleon pocket is great, I love that I can get to my computer without opening up the main compartment flap, and there are numerous pockets to keep me organized. The downfall is that it is not good for cycling. The strap is too long to keep the bag close to your body, so even at it's shortest, it likes to move around on your ride. I now put it inside a different messenger bag for the ride to work, and then at work, I have my well organized, good looking bag. Overall, as long as your not cycling, I would definitely recommend it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice, awesome, wonderful bag!!

    By cweitat

    From Singapore

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky 

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    Everything works perfectly as described and shown in the videos! just that if only the bag is lighter then it will be good.:)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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