Commute Messenger Bag 1.0

Style # 269-4-2001

This Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag is a classic, with more pockets and waterproof flap.

$ 59 $ 119

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

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Commute Messenger Bag 1.0
 
4.4

(based on 376 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (210)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (309)
  • Roomy  (289)
  • Durable  (282)
  • Attractive (272)
  • Comfortable  (256)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (45)
  • Uncomfortable  (19)
  • Heavy / bulky  (15)
  • Too small (10)
  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (261)
  • Computer (261)
  • Office (242)
  • Airplane travel  (233)
  • Day trip (118)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (232), Career (224), Comfort-oriented (150), Modern (106), Stylish (85)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (328), Yes (37)

Reviewed by 376 customers

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5.0

Still happy a decade later.

By Chris

From Chicago

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • School

    Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

    I bought this in 2007 right before I started my sophomore year of college. I've used it almost every day for the last decade, and I still love it. The bag was slightly different at the time, but I absolutely trust that any changes Timbuk2 made were improvements.

    It has survived exploded pens, a car accident, a pretty substantial fall on ice, and much more. It definitely shows plenty of wear. But it's still structurally in great shape. I think I could keep using it another decade and have it hold solid.

    I'm only replacing it because I need something slightly more professional looking. I'm going with the Timbuk2 Hudson. I expect that to last many years.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This bag will last for decades

    By Me

    From Chicago, IL

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

      Great to throw over your shoulder on the walk to and from the office. Big enough to hold everything I need and small enough that it doesnt get in the way.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My first Timbuk2, but won't be my last!

      By Rhodes

      From The Big Apple

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

        I was afraid the medium sized bag would be too big for my needs based on the dimensions, but it's the perfect EDC bag for me. It holds all of my daily essentials with room for me to throw in a light jacket if needed. The three bottle holders are a plus for me as I bring a water bottle and thermos on a daily basis. The interior pockets hold everything from my calculator to my sunglasses. While some reviews thought the Velcro to keep the flap closed was an inconvenience, I like the practicality of them as if I'm in a rush and forget to close the buckles, the flap will be secure enough to prevent items from falling out. Extremely happy with the bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent bag for professionals with lots of stuff

        By Norcal goalie

        From San Francisco, CA

        About Me: Career

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Many pockets
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

          Use this bag a medical resident to carry all of my papers, books, journals, accessories, computer, medical tools, and extra supplies (clothes, shoes, water bottle, coffee mug, snacks. etc.). The huge number of pockets make it easy to stay organized and the easy access to the front pockets is a big plus. Really like how the computer slot is separate from the large interior pocket of the bag, as this keeps it safe from spills, pressure, or scratches from other items. Many of my colleagues have the same bag so it is safe to say this is the bag of choice for medical students or residents!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Yes

          By Al

          From Boston

          About Me: Career

          Pros

          • Durable 
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable 

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

          The padding on the strap is cheap for the price of the bag. Had to order a different pad. Unhappy customer

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Nice bag!

          By Geegee

          From New york , NY

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented

          Pros

          • Comfortable 
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

            Very nice bag, my husband loves it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By Cee

            From Washngton DC

            About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Office

              Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

              I use it on my commute to work. Love that everything can fit, and I can find my keys instantly..

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              It's the best!

              By Elizabeth

              From Pleasanton, CA

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

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Office
                • School

                Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

                It's very durable and comfortable. It has convenient access to things and feels very light to carry even when it's full of documents, folders, etc. I am always amazed at how much I can carry in it and not feel weighted down. I've purchased two, and will always buy and give this product as gifts, and will recommend, always.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Dubya

                From Illinois

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

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Airplane travel 
                  • Commuting
                  • Computer
                  • Office

                  Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

                  Went from a backpack to this bag. Wow! What an improvement. Easy access to the bag while carrying. The bag doesn't slip off my shoulder like the backpack would when I would use just one of the backpack straps (which was most of the time). Absolutely LOVE this bag. It's well thought out and feels like a well built, durable bag. If I ever need another bag it will be a Timbuk2 bag!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  It's exactly how I expected!

                  By Cruz

                  From Santa Cruz

                  About Me: Career, Perfect Bag Searcher

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Too Many Velcro Closings

                  Best Uses

                  • Airplane travel 
                  • Carry It All
                  • Extended trips 
                  • Office

                  Comments about Commute Messenger Bag 1.0:

                  I carry my laptop, Go Pro stuff, and my camera to work everyday. It never feels too small or too big for any of the items I choose to bring. The only thing I would change is the number of useless velcro closing. They are easily removable with a pair of scissors. I love the amount of pockets this bag has. It is brilliant that Timbuk 2 put the laptop sleeve separate from the pouch in the front. This bag does not leave my side. Thanks y'all.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Organization

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Fit

                  Removable shoulder strap

                  Clever Extras

                  Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

                  Grab handle for easy lifting

                  In-pocket key keeper

                  Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

                  Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

                  Materials

                  TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

                  Origin

                  Imported

                  Laptop/Tablet

                  High density foam laptop sleeve with quilted tricot fabric. Includes a separate padded area for your iPad

                  What's this all about?

                  Our Commute laptop messenger bag is approaching perfection. Its laptop compartment unzips to lie flat so you don't have to remove your laptop at airport security, and its waterproof TPU flap keeps your gear dry in a drizzle. Additionally, this laptop messenger bag has external water bottle pockets and a silly amount of internal organization for pens, mice, cords, and bades, and our beloved red key fob. Thou shall never dig for thy keys or be last through the security line again.