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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014

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

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Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Fit

Removable shoulder strap enables you to wear it like messenger or briefcase

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

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

Luxurious faux fur lining keeps your electronics cozy and clean

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?

Created in reaction to the rise of mighty TSA in American airports, our new 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.

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Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
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S 15.4 39.0 14.2 36.0 11.8 30.0 5.9 15.0 2.4 1.1 915 15.0
M 18.1 46.0 16.5 42.0 12.6 32.0 6.7 17.0 2.6 1.2 1,404 23.0
L 20.5 52.0 16.5 42.0 13.4 34.0 6.7 17.0 2.8 1.3 1,404 23.0

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S 14.2 36.0 9.4 24.0 0.0 0.0 No. Your device will not fit.
M 14.6 37.0 10.0 25.5 0.0 0.0 No. Your device will not fit.
L 17.3 44.0 11.8 30.0 2.0 5.0 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.

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.

Reviews (314)

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 314 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (169)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (254)
  • Roomy  (242)
  • Attractive (235)
  • Durable  (232)
  • Comfortable  (209)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (40)
  • Uncomfortable  (16)
  • Heavy / bulky  (13)
  • Too small (10)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (224)
  • Computer (222)
  • Office (203)
  • Airplane travel  (201)
  • Day trip (101)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (199), Career (186), Comfort-oriented (122), Modern (93), Stylish (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (278), Yes (26)

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4.0

Nice change from backpack

By Braapin Bogie

From Seattle, WA

About Me: Career, Modern

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Office

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

I owned a Tumi bag for years then switched to a Northface backpack when I started traveling more. Fast forward 5 more years and suits/sportcoats are the norm when traveling and a backpack is not stylish and wears on suit material.

My wife bought a T2 bag and I liked the overall look and feel of the product. I would have loved to customize my bag but could not justify the $$$$$$ (make it 15% less $ and I would have done it).

I like the bag but find there are 3 problems:
1. Having the Laptop compartment on the back of the bag means there is a large flat surface that rides against my body when I carry the bag. It would be nice to have more padding or more contour. It feels like I have an 8' 2x4 riding on my hip when I carry the bag
2. More compartments! Don't the designers use laptops? Dell power supplies are junk but guess what, 90% of business travelers use them and the provided compartments barely fit the PS and cords.
3. Take the Velcro off the front of the bag. Having the unbuckle and un-Velcro the bag is a major PITA. I like the buckles but can't stand having to pull bag the glue-like Velcro 5-6 times a day when I am in and out of my bag.

Overall it is a welcome upgrade from a backpack for business travel. I will still keep my NF Surge backpack for when I travel for personal reasons.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Not quite like the original

By John Revenue Guy

From Boston

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

The computer sleeve touches the ground when bag on floor. It should be suspended. The zipper tag broke off in week 3. Locating the computer on the backside of bag has pros and cons. Good for TSA not comfortable against back. I hope you bring back the molded back of the pack for comfort and security. Also, this bag should have the waist strap option.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty good, but room for improvement

By David the Engineer

From Seattle, WA

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Compartments Too Flat
  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

This bag was purchased in an effort to find a smaller 14" laptop (ThinkPad T430s) messenger that would still hold my other daily walk+bus commute items (lunch, rain coat, coffee, etc). To that end, I've been pretty satisfied. The inner netting pockets work fine for holding the AC adapter, and the coffee mug stays put in the bottle holder.

I'm a big fan of small organizer pockets, and there's a fair number of them...but your items must be flat. The big barrier for calling this a great airplane bag is lack of a 'dump pocket' for going through security - an easily accessible medium-sized exterior pocket to stow wallet, watch, keys, etc. Granted, with Timbuk2's trademark messenger design that's difficult to implement, but it's none-the-less a downside compared to other bags.

Finally, one minor improvement would be some elastic band to secure the flailing tail from the flap clip straps. If walking through a quiet area - the constant THWAP (imagine comic book lettering here) with every step can be a bit annoying.

There's no perfect bag, so while there's improvements that could be made, I'd still buy this bag again. It's compact, yet still roomy enough to handle a day's typical items. And a solid looking design!

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  • No
 
5.0

Third Timbuk2 bag--best designed bag yet.

By JRB

From Boise, ID

About Me: Camper, Practical, Travel Lots-work And Self, Use Filson Briefcase

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Design For Tsa
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Lots Of Pockets For Misc
  • Macbook 13" Good Fit
  • Nice Handle And Strap
  • Roomy
  • Roomy 
  • Sturdy Construction

Cons

  • Velcro Isn't Discrete-duh

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Computer

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

I use this for my personal 13-in macbook (small bag). I don't use it everyday but travel with it for work trips and personal travel. It has plenty of room for a large hardback, iPad, small cable bag, plus misc wallets, checkbooks, mobile phones,iPod, headphones, pens, etc. The padded handle is well made and better than earlier Timbuk2 bags. Standard size folders fit all in the divider at the back of the main compartment.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Awesome bag!!

By LC

From Pittsbugh, PA

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    I carry my laptop back and forth to the office in this bag. The strap is perfect. I also use the carry handle when putting the bag in and out of the car. I really like the outside compartments (one hidden zip and the other just on the backside of the bag where I can easily get access to my badge and parking ticket quickly. Love this bag!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The perfect diaper bag

    By stay-at-home-mom on the go

    From Chattanooga, TN

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Big But Not Clumbersome
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Nice Amount Of Pockets
    • Spacious

    Cons

    • Bottle Holder
    • Innerouter Bottle Holder

    Best Uses

    • Diaper bag

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    I have two toddlers and had been looking for the perfect diaper bag. My husband wanted the exact same bag for Christmas and after viewing the specs, I realized I wanted the same bag for Christmas. I've used it for 5 months now and still love it and recommend it to all moms!
    PROS:
    - hands-free!! Backpacks are great but in order to grab something out of the bag, I would have to put my child down and dig deep. With this, I can still carry my child but have easy access to most things: wallets, Keys, phone, water bottle.
    - Spacious but not cumbersome: I've tried many kinds of diaper bags. Backpacks were too deep, other spacious bags were almost like duffle bags - but this bag is very stream lined and everything is easy to locate. It's big enough though that I can carry lunches for everyone, drinks for everyone (including myself) and in the winter time - all the extra layers of clothing like coats.
    - multi-functional: When I return to the office life, I won't have to change bags. Not that my husband minds, but it's gender neutral. This bag makes traveling through airports a breeze with kids.
    -waterproofing = child spill proof

    Con -
    When I'm using the outer bottle holder, I can't use the inner pocket. and...Maybe one more bottle holder/pocket on the other side?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great messenger bag

    By travelerpb

    From Florida

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Computer

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      Great combination of features. I had the medium size and my main complaint was it was a bit too small. Getting a large laptop gave me an excuse to get a bigger bag. I travel a lot and carry my computer, accessories, paperwork, snack, and it still has room for a hoodie for the cold airplanes. My old bag was high quality and this bag looks like it's going to be the same.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great little bag

      By GeoKris

      From Indianapolis, IN

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      I ordered a small in this bag to travel with or for transporting items to work and back. I did not want anything too large as I would then be tempted to load it up. I like the separate area for small laptops or e-readers. It is easy to unzip this back area and lay the bag flat to go through airport security. I actually used the laptop pocket for my iPad since it is in an otter case. The small bag will not hold a 14 inch laptop, but the medium will. The outside water bottle pocket actually fit my 18 oz hydroflask bottle. I do wish there was maybe one more inside pocket to help organize items so you don't have to dig through the bag for stuff. I love the new napoleon pocket to accessing items without having to open the main flap. Even stuffed to the max it still fit under the seat on even the most cramped airplane. So it gets high marks from me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Investment

      By PSY GUY

      From Los Angeles

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Research Student

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Pockets galore
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office
        • School
        • University Student

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        I love my Timbuk2! Not only does it hold everything I use at school, but there is plenty of room for my additions for work. Even the "small" bag has plenty of room. I love this thing! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid messenger bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Love the bag but need better friction buckles

        By Rolo

        From Portland, Oregon

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Buckles Need Improvement
        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        Needed a new bag. I had an original messenger bag from the 80s and love it. Still functional and durable but needs some minor repair. My other commuter bag finally wore out. It was a Yak bag. Lasted for years.

        Friction buckle releases to easily and accidentally. The original holds much better although it is larger.

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        • No

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