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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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  in cm in cm in cm
S 14.2 36.0 9.4 24.0 2.0 5.0 No. Your device will not fit.
M 14.6 37.0 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.

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 (257)

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 257 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (205)
  • Roomy  (200)
  • Attractive (190)
  • Durable  (185)
  • Comfortable  (172)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (34)
  • Uncomfortable  (12)
  • Heavy / bulky  (9)
  • Too small (9)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (185)
  • Computer (177)
  • Airplane travel  (164)
  • Office (164)
  • Day trip (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (166), Career (154), Comfort-oriented (99), Modern (77), Stylish (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (227), Yes (20)

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5.0

Can't live without it

By Evan of all Trades

From Washington, DC

About Me: Career, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    Love this bag. Has lots of choices for placing your things. Has two pockets in the front for those who live with multiple phones. Every other pocket, divider, sleeve, etc. is well thought out. There are no shortcomings with this bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Spacious & Comfortable

    By GooseBumps

    From Sydney, Australia

    About Me: Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 
    • Very spacious

    Cons

    • Easy To Scratch Qr-buckle

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    Use it for work with a MBP 13" retina display, slightly oversized but with no troubles.

    Great bag for commuting. Have used it under heavy rain and water proof material is really good.

    Bag tends to bounce/swing when running, but there's a brief handle to hold onto so was alright.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Rather disappointed

    By Adam

    From Belgium

    About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Strap Length
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Too Little Protection

    Best Uses

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      The Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag is an overall decent bag. However, in my opinion it does not fit its description. The laptop compartment is of low quality materials and offers no protection aside from shielding the laptop from scratches. I dislike using the bag to carry my laptop short distances, and would never consider actually commuting with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      A great bag

      By Glembi

      From Washington, DC

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        After 5 years, this bag is still going strong. I got the large thinking a medium would be too small. I've since learned that having a bag that will hold a laptop, an iPad, various chargers and cables, and a redwell or two of paper simply means I'm carrying too much.

        While I originally purchased this bag as a commuter bag, I've used it for extended trips (using packing cubes etc.). This bag holds everything.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Strap Adjustment Issues

        By Tanz

        From Arizona

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

        • High Quality
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable 

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • School

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        So here is the plus of the Small Commute first: a Macbook Air 13" fits perfect, even in it's Incase case in the TSA-approved section. I really wanted to love this bag, but there are a few issues with the strap, especially when you are on the shorter size (I'm 5'4"). I've had a classic messenger in the past, which I loved and eventually traded-in using Timbuk2's recycle program. I've heard some great things about the Commute, so I headed to my local outdoor equipment store and tried it out. Turns out that the strap adjust is located high on the strap. That means that when you're shorter like me, and you make the strap shorter, the adjuster is in the way of the strap pad. Because of this, the strap pad ends up unhelpfully resting on the chest and not my shoulder. Now, you'd think that the strap pad might be able to fit over the adjuster because it has velcro, but I didn't find that was the case. You could remove the strap pad, but it's so nice and really helps with a heavy load. Still on my quest to find the perfect laptop messenger.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great Bag!

        By Rodney

        From Knoxville, TN

        About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Roomy 
        • Well-designed

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

          For years, I had heard great things about these bags from places like Lifehacker.com and others. As my old backpack had seen better days, I knew that it was time to pick up something new. I was hesitant buying a bag that I had never held and didn't know anyone personally who owned one, but I am glad I pulled the trigger. The bag is exceptionally constructed with roomy interior pockets as well as the TSA compartment for my laptop. I have been using it for weeks now and love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Loved it?

          By Citizendino

          From Wausau, Wi

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Interior Pocket Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Office

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

          So, the inside pocket is sort of lame. It is intended for files and magazines, but it is not deep enough for that to be real. They stick out the top, and then you cannot close the strap.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          solid purchase

          By kj1221

          From Mobile, AL

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

            Great bag for my grad school life. Didn't want to revert to a backpack due to the need for professionalism. The tote I had was killing my shoulder/back, so this is a good trade off. Back is happy and I can carry what I need (books, laptop, etc.). I do wish there was another zipped or flapped pocket for pens as mine fall out into the bag when it isn't loaded up, but that is trivial. There is a few zippered pockets, but they have other uses for me.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Worth every penny

            By JP

            From Upstate SC

            About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office

              Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

              Very pleased with the quality of this bag. I bought this after a co-worker who owned the same bag told me about it. He had traveled the world, literally, with this bag. I figured it should last for me as I use it as a daily laptop bag with pretty frequent air travel.

              The quality of this bag is excellent and I am happy with this purchase.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

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