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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag

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
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
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 (291)

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 291 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (234)
  • Roomy  (225)
  • Attractive (216)
  • Durable  (213)
  • Comfortable  (194)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (34)
  • Uncomfortable  (15)
  • Heavy / bulky  (13)
  • Too small (10)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (208)
  • Computer (204)
  • Airplane travel  (188)
  • Office (187)
  • Day trip (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (182), Career (176), Comfort-oriented (114), Modern (86), Stylish (66)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (255), Yes (26)

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4.0

Great Bag, tough opening.

By Stevo the builder

From Ketchum Idaho

About Me: Career, Classic

Pros

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

Cons

  • Velcro Closure Too Sticky
  • Velro Closure Too Sticky

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

This is my daily commute bag. I like the handle and strap and the way the bag is organized. Very high quality. My only complaint is the velcro closure is so sticky it takes some effort to rip the bag open. I tamed it by placing some tape over part of the velcro.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Nice Bag

By Emiliano Pinilla

From Bogota, Colombia

About Me: Career, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • Handle Too Small

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

This bag could use a more substantial handle.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Functional, durable and comfortable.

By Joe W.

From New York, NY

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    i use this bag for my daily commute to and from work taking mass transit in NYC. So far the bag appears to be very durable. If is comfortable when used with the shoulder strap and hand carry. Bag is roomy and fits my electronic gear, papers and other nonsense that I think I need to survive.
    Also seems to hold up good in rain and snow.
    I purchased this bag because a coworker has one and he too gave it good reviews.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Just what I expected

    By RoninSD

    From San Diego, CA

    Pros

    • - Attractive
    • - Fits My Laptop Well
    • - High Quality
    • - Roomy
    • - Understated Design

    Cons

    • - Strap Pad A Little Thin
    • - Thin-ish Laptop Padding

    Best Uses

    • - Commuting
    • - Office
    • - Travel

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    Comfortable, roomy bag constructed with high quality materials. The laptop pocket fits my 15.4" Macbook Pro perfectly. Lots of convenient storage pockets, pouches. Very roomy main compartment can hold a lot of stuff, maybe even everything for an overnight trip (haven't tried it, though). As other reviews have noted, this is truly a "bag" and the main compartment does not have a lot of structure, so if you only have a few things in it, they will flop around a bit. Not a big deal for me. The one thing that gives me pause is the padding for the laptop section is a little thin and it puts the laptop right up against the back of the bag. I'm a little concerned about using it with the luggage handle passthrough because I'm afraid it will put undue pressure on my laptop. For that reason, I may get a neoprene sleeve for the laptop and keep it in the main compartment when traveling. Otherwise it's a great product and I'm very happy with it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    My best utility bag so far and I love it

    By Dan

    From Worcester , MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • Utility

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      I really like it. Dumped my new back pack for it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Travel Briefcase

      By Traveler

      From Boston, MA

      About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy / bulky 
      • Uncomfortable 

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      Great bag. Very well thought out for those of us who travel through airports a lot. Only frustration is the cheap (and slippery) shoulder strap pad that comes with the bag. I had to buy an additional no skid pad. Wish it had simply come with it in the first place. If it had, the bag would be at least a 9 or 10 out of 10.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Solid and well designed

      By T

      From Washington DC

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        I ordered this bag as I needed a new one for a new job that involves a little more quick travel. I was going to purchase the large but based on the other reviews ordered the medium and it has plenty of room for what I need including a 15 inch laptop. Plenty of file space and the inside expands nicely to create an almost square bottom(that sounds funny). Anyway, I haven't used it a ton yet but so far so good and I'll add a star once I break it in more and it survives.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good bag

        By Al

        From Minneapolis, MN

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Too Little Laptop Padding

        Best Uses

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

          I use this for school and sometimes for travel. I got the old version (where the laptop compartment was inside the main compartment) about 8 years ago and only replaced it now because it was stolen. They've made thoughtful upgrades in terms of storage pockets, and I like the idea of not taking out my laptop in airport security lines. However, the laptop compartment now has much less padding than the older version, so there isn't much cushion between the laptop and my hip/back where the bag rests. If I ever had to jog or pedal vigorously I'd worry that the bouncing bag could damage the laptop. Additionally, having the laptop inside the waterproof main compartment (rather than a separate zippered outer compartment) would also make me feel more secure about carrying it around in the rain. Despite this, it's still my favorite brand of bag and I highly recommend it. I just wish the laptop compartment made me feel more secure.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          So Many Options

          By CJ - Down Under

          From Melbourne Australia

          About Me: Career, Classic, Frequent Traveller, Stylish

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Design
          • Size

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

            Great range of compartments and good quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Don't like messenger bag but this is wow

            By A Levels are making me suicidal

            From Malaysia

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented

            Pros

            • Durable 
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy / bulky 
            • Uncomfortable 

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

            Great bag as a whole, but does get very heavy when you carry it on one side of your shoulder for too long. Love the waterproof flap of the bag, but when you carry it as a briefcase the Velcro tends to detach and make the annoying crackling noise as you walk. I suggest making the Velcro part of the strap a little softer and maybe having just one Velcro strip? However all in all great for day trips when you don't have too much to carry. And amazing quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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