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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014

Style # 269-4-2018

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

$76 $119

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M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 16.5 42.0 12.6 32.0 6.7 17.0 2.6 1.2 1,404 23.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 20.5 52.0 16.5 42.0 13.4 34.0 6.7 17.0 2.8 1.3 1,526 25.0 0.0 0.0

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014
 
4.4

(based on 366 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (203)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (132)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (299)
  • Roomy  (282)
  • Durable  (274)
  • Attractive (267)
  • Comfortable  (248)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (45)
  • Uncomfortable  (18)
  • Heavy / bulky  (15)
  • Too small (10)
  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Computer (255)
  • Commuting (252)
  • Office (235)
  • Airplane travel  (228)
  • Day trip (116)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (226), Career (217), Comfort-oriented (145), Modern (105), Stylish (84)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (320), Yes (35)

Reviewed by 366 customers

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5.0

My Perfect Bag

By Professor E

From Tacoma, Washington

About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • School

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

    The backpack I use proved slightly too small for my college needs. I also missed my old Timbuk2 Classic messenger bag which was stolen a few years ago. I initially was going to simply get a new Classic, but the new Commute caught my eye, and it looked better suited to my needs. I was not disappointed. The pockets hold exactly everything I need, and they organize everything so I know exactly where everything is and everything is readily accessible, just like I wanted. The water bottle holders were an unexpected plus, and I use them regularly. The Velcro that pulls the sides of the bag's mouth help to keep the occasional rain out of the bag, another plus. The classic Timbuk2 bag style looks smart and I've gotten compliments on it. The only real detail I could nitpick on is that the laptop compartment isn't separated from the main compartment by a waterproof liner, so if my water bottle leaks, my laptop might get wet. Otherwise, the Timbuk2 Commute makes an excellent and relatively comfortable bag that holds and organizes all the tools I need to tackle my day.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best Messenger bag around!

    By Nikkita

    From East Coast

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

    • All The Water Bottle Room
    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Great Design
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

      I bought this bag for my boyfriend because he had his old messenger bag since grade school and it had a picture of Garfield on it, which is fine, but he works for a "big deal" company now, and it's hard to take him seriously when he badges into his job with a bag with a cartoon character on his shoulder. He needed something more professional and with more room and, most importantly, something that he could store multiple bottles of water/ thermos' in. I did a week's worth of research and kept coming back to this bag. In the end, the video walk-down is what sold me. It was as close as anyone can come to self-examining the thing themselves. And when it came in the mail, I wasn't disappointed. I took it out and looked it over myself, before wrapping it up for him. The bag is exactly as advertised. It isn't like some site's do where they take the nicest product they have, and they show that one...nope. This messenger bag was indistinguishable from the one in the video or that pictures on the site. And it is fantastic! My boyfriend has been using it for two months now, and he loves it! It is comfortable to tote around and fits everything he can think to put in there comfortably without seeming bulky. I would definitely buy another and heck, I might for myself!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Just what I was looking for!

      By Vivian the Grad Student

      From Pembroke Pines, FL

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

        I use this bag for graduate school and it is absolutely perfect for on the go as well as in a more professional setting. It conveniently fits my laptop, tablet, and e-reader and all their corresponding cables as well as my notebooks, pens, agenda, and other essentials (phone, keys, wallet, etc.) without looking bulky or feeling like I'm carrying too much around. There are plenty of compartments inside without making the bag appear too full. It was exactly what I was looking for and I would buy it again and again!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        This was a for my husband an he LOVES It!!! Great bag!

        By Maite

        From Woodside,NY

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

          Great for everyday commute, long work days and travel

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Best gift ever

          By Mom the Giftgiver

          From NJ

          About Me: Career, Classic

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

            Best gift ever bought for my older son. He is very particular. He was thrilled about every detail of the bag. My son loves the outdoors and cycles to work, he has used the bag every day and says it is the perfect size for his Apple laptop and chargers and whatever else he needs. The bag is sturdy and beautifully finished

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Awesome bag! I would buy it again!

            By Satisfied customer

            From Bronx, NY

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • Great Material
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Light weight
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

              I looked into Timbuk2 after a friend a mine raved about the durability and craftsmanship of the bag. I bought one as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, who is very active and constantly going through bags. He loves it! The size (medium) was a perfect fit, the compartments meet every need he has, and the material has already survived a couple of storms. The bag shipped in a decent amount of time. I would purchase another one without question.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              "Tough Stuff"

              By Tommaso

              From WMBG, VA

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Durable 
              • High Quality
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 

                Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

                Non compensated reviewer: Proud owner of about 6-7 Timbuk2 products, mostly messenger bags, for 5 years or so. I diverged on this product to try out the TSA "no need to remove your laptop from your bag feature(s)". Nice padded slot's for laptop and other electronics. Parallels their messenger line internally, but lacks a couple inches of internal space/volume. Miss the stabilizer strap for running with the bag, though I think I can make it work from another bag. Although not nylon ripstop(?), fabric is really tough and durable. I still pledge bag allegiance TIMBUK2!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Fits my travel needs to t tee

                By Long commuter

                From Whatcom county Wa. Prudhoe Bay AK.

                About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Semi Road Warrior

                Pros

                • Comfortable 
                • Deep Pockets
                • Durable 
                • Fits Under Aisle Seats
                • Good Strap Length
                • High Quality
                • Holds All My Electronics
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                • I Have Not Found One Yet

                Best Uses

                • Airline Travel
                • Airplane travel 
                • Almost A Mobile Office
                • Extended trips 
                • Office

                Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

                I have the large model of this bag. I travel to and from Prudhoe Bay Alaska every 2 weeks. This bag makes my trips much more enjoyable. I had a smaller messenger bag that was not TSA compliant, making my travels less than fun. I received this as a gift and have already used it. For my travels and schedule it works perfectly.Others state that the pockets are too deep, well all i know is nothing falls out and that is good. Some want more pockets, if you need more then you are putting too much stuff in the bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Perfect bag for my every day

                By Dan the teacher

                From Chicago, IL

                About Me: Practical

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • High Quality
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Computer
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

                  What can I say about this bag! It is absolutely perfect for my day to day use. I am a school teacher and always need to have my bag full of papers and materials. I love how the bag is so simple. One big flap, a nice roomy pouch, and the perfect places for all the little items I need every day too. It's so durable and strong that I am never worried about my computer at all. And I have even gotten comments from my students

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  The product was what It was expected and in good quailty

                  By Joey

                  From Australia

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Comfortable 
                  • High Quality
                  • Roomy 

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

                      The bag was very roomy and stylish.

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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.