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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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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 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.
M 13.4 34.0 10.0 25.5 2.0 5.0 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.

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (122)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (188)
  • Roomy  (182)
  • Attractive (173)
  • Durable  (171)
  • Comfortable  (155)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (31)
  • Uncomfortable  (11)
  • Heavy / bulky  (9)
  • Too small (9)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (169)
  • Computer (163)
  • Airplane travel  (155)
  • Office (150)
  • Day trip (77)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (148), Career (138), Comfort-oriented (92), Modern (71), Stylish (56)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (207), Yes (18)

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not for small things

By Sid

From Winnipeg, Canada

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

1. The bag is big enough to hold my lunch, gym clothes and laptop. For bigger items it's fine.

2. All but one of the side pockets are very narrow and very deep. So narrow that I can't reach my hands down to the bottom of them. So to get smaller items out I had to turn the bag upside down and shake them out. This effectively makes 8 out of the 9 interior pockets completely useless to me. I don't have big hands at all.

3. The Velcro is very strong, it takes two hands to open up the front flap. Not sure why I need both buckles and Velcro to keep the flap closed.

4. The padding on the shoulder strap is quite stiff and doesn't come with a rubberized surface to stop it from slipping.

5. If you live in Canada, expect to pay extortion money to UPS at delivery. They will charge GST/PST and make you pay additional fees for them charging you the sales tax, budget another $30+.

Quite frankly, I don't understand how Timbuk2 got the reputation it has. The free, no name messenger bag I got at a conference a few years back is a much better bag; I just wish it were a little bigger now that I have to carry around a laptop and power cord for work as well.

I did consider returning it, but I would have ended up paying UPS almost $100 to have nothing. I'll probably just end up giving it to someone else with less demanding needs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So very happy

By Business, man

From Savannah, GA

About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No cons

Best Uses

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

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

I ordered the medium Commute bag and received it on a Friday, left for a weeklong business trip out of the country that Sunday (my old FUL bag suddenly fell apart at the seams). The bag more than met my expectations- there are plenty of compartments, and the Napoleon pocket is perfect for holding passport and tickets. The luggage pass through in the back allowed for easy traveling.
I could not be happier as this one bag replaces both an old messenger bag and a computer bag for hauling all my stuff. I have a 15" Dell Latitude that just barely fits in the computer compartment. With an old-school Dell power supply it's a pretty tight fit with the computer, but with the new smaller form there is no issue. Had no problems with the TSA- just unzipped the compartment and laid the computer flat.
Overall just a great bag.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not user friendly

By Wheels

From Norfolk, VA

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

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Bad
  • Bad Strap Design
  • Not enough compartments
  • Poor Quality
  • Too small
  • Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

I bought it for school. Computer compartment is one inch too short to put 15 1/2 inch laptop in sleeve. The book side is not deep enough for two classes of books and supplies. What happened to your inside long zipper pocket that went the full length of bags? Organizer pockets are way too small. Strap attachments are poor design/weakest point of bag. Keep coming unhooked and strap is always twisted. Not comfortable either. Bag needs to be several inches wider as well as at least one inch taller to really be useful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly what I needed

By EyeInTheSky

From Bay City, MI

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
    • School

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    I ordered a custom messenger in the "large" size and while it fit everything I needed, I found out it was too big for my everyday use. I still have it just in case I'm looking to bring a change of clothes or bulky items. I ordered the "medium" bag and it holds everything perfectly. Love both of them!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A bag for all times

    By Jacqda

    From Minneapolis, MN USA

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      I've used this bag to/from work and school and on a business trip. I carry a laptop and iPad along with the necessary wires and chargers to make them work. In all situations, I've found this bag works well and makes getting through airport security trivial. I easily carried this bag during the entire business trip in comfort.

      The only downsides I have is the iPad compartments are sized for no cases, so you need to pull open the center Velcro divider if you have a case around your tablet. (I wish the center divider was offset so you had a larger side.) The water bottle pockets are sized for a half-liter bottle, which can be problematic if you have a reusable bottle. I don't see these issues to reject the bag and would chose it again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Bag I've bought

      By @brentfromnz

      From New Zealand

      About Me: Career

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Strap

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      I'm a travelling phone salesman with a multitude of electronics on me at any one time, the Commute has made my traversing of airport security so much more efficient.
      The Commute holds more gear while feeling a lot better and lighter to carry than my previous laptop cases.
      The amount of storage in the right places is fantastic, I know where the things I want are at any time and they're easy to get to.
      My favourite things would be
      - The construction, sturdy, yet light.
      - The design.
      - The front lined pockets.
      - The TSA laptop fold down.
      My only criticism would be the padded strap could be a little more comfortable, I'll be ordering a deluxe strap to counter this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Deceptively Simple and Roomy

      By Jimmy

      From West Orange, NJ

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Down To Earth, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs More Zipper Pockets
      • Size Not Customizable

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Extended trips 
      • Family Outings
      • Motorcycling
      • Office

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      I use my Commute Bag Daily. I use it commuting to work by car, motorclye or public transportation. It never takes up too much room and fits easily on my motorcycle. The bag has ample room and is suprisingly larger than I first thought. It also has more than enough pockets. The ONLY complaints that I may have about the bag is that I wish it had a few more zippered pockets on the inside and the customizable version was available in medium, and not only large. Then I could have made a bag unique to me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exactly What I Needed!

      By CM

      From CA

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • School

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        I use this product for Medical School and traveling--I have a 17 inch laptop and a number of books I like to have with me at all times. This bag allows a comfortable fit of everything I need, including my lunch, without being too bulky or large. The laptop pouch for the TSA-friendly bag is unique and allows for a convenient and quick breeze through security at the airport without having to tear my bag apart. Will never go back to the traditional back pack again!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Perfect office commute messenger bag!

        By Dave

        From Bangor, Maine

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Practical

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

          I use the Commute Laptop Messenger Bag for commuting to work or when making day trips anywhere. I purchased size small which is spacious. The lap top compartment fits my iPad and lap top no problem; the inner compartment easily carries my lunch in a soft shell insulated lunch box, a 35 milometer camera and light jacket with a little room to spare; the front pockets fit my calculator pens and other misc. supplies.

          The online purchasing was confusing, I wanted to customize my bag, liked what I put together and almost purchased it. Then I noticed the only size bag you can customize is medium, which would have been way too large for my use. I love my bag, I purchased it in all black and it cost $100 less than if I customized it!:)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Wow! Everything fits great

          By NCJAFO

          From Raleigh,NC

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

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

            Great price for a great product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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