Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014

Style # 269-4-2001

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

$69 $119

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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 a 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014
 
4.4

(based on 372 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (206)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (135)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (305)
  • Roomy  (286)
  • Durable  (279)
  • Attractive (270)
  • Comfortable  (253)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (45)
  • Uncomfortable  (19)
  • Heavy / bulky  (15)
  • Too small (10)
  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (257)
  • Computer (257)
  • Office (239)
  • Airplane travel  (231)
  • Day trip (117)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (229), Career (222), Comfort-oriented (148), Modern (105), Stylish (85)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (324), Yes (37)

Reviewed by 372 customers

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4.0

Yes

By Al

From Boston

About Me: Career

Pros

  • Durable 
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Uncomfortable 

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

The padding on the strap is cheap for the price of the bag. Had to order a different pad. Unhappy customer

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Nice bag!

By Geegee

From New york , NY

About Me: Comfort-Oriented

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

    Very nice bag, my husband loves it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Cee

    From Washngton DC

    About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

      I use it on my commute to work. Love that everything can fit, and I can find my keys instantly..

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      It's the best!

      By Elizabeth

      From Pleasanton, CA

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

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

        It's very durable and comfortable. It has convenient access to things and feels very light to carry even when it's full of documents, folders, etc. I am always amazed at how much I can carry in it and not feel weighted down. I've purchased two, and will always buy and give this product as gifts, and will recommend, always.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Dubya

        From Illinois

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

          Went from a backpack to this bag. Wow! What an improvement. Easy access to the bag while carrying. The bag doesn't slip off my shoulder like the backpack would when I would use just one of the backpack straps (which was most of the time). Absolutely LOVE this bag. It's well thought out and feels like a well built, durable bag. If I ever need another bag it will be a Timbuk2 bag!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          It's exactly how I expected!

          By Cruz

          From Santa Cruz

          About Me: Career, Perfect Bag Searcher

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Too Many Velcro Closings

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Carry It All
          • Extended trips 
          • Office

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014:

          I carry my laptop, Go Pro stuff, and my camera to work everyday. It never feels too small or too big for any of the items I choose to bring. The only thing I would change is the number of useless velcro closing. They are easily removable with a pair of scissors. I love the amount of pockets this bag has. It is brilliant that Timbuk 2 put the laptop sleeve separate from the pouch in the front. This bag does not leave my side. Thanks y'all.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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

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                  Organization

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Fit

                  Removable shoulder strap

                  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

                  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.