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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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What are the features?

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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External Dimensions

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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Size Width True Width Height True Height Depth
  in cm in cm in cm
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 (296)

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 296 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (238)
  • Roomy  (229)
  • Attractive (220)
  • Durable  (217)
  • Comfortable  (197)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (211)
  • Computer (208)
  • Airplane travel  (191)
  • Office (190)
  • Day trip (97)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (184), Career (178), Comfort-oriented (114), Modern (88), Stylish (68)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (260), Yes (26)

Reviewed by 296 customers

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5.0

Best bag in the biz!

By Kegs

From Chicago

About Me: Classic

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    This is my third TB2 bag. This one takes the cake. These bags are the best in the business!!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Classic w/(almost) all the right updates

    By Johnny Buckoloots

    From San Jose, CA

    About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • More Padding For Laptops

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    This is a terrific bag. My old one was stolen a few years ago and I tried other bags since then. Happy I came back to Timbuk2, as nothing else really satisfied. I'm loving my new one. The biggest area for improvement, however, would be to add some padding to the bottom of the laptop and tablet sleeves. These compartments are protected everywhere but on the bottom and this is crucial.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best Bag I've Ever Owned

    By TB617

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      Beautiful. Elegant. Simple. Strong. All black model.

      Amazing protection for my computer. Great organizational capability for my other items.
      Bag is so well-designed that I can carry ~10 additional pounds and not notice much difference. With a different bag, such a weight addition might cause significant discomfort after a long day.

      I'm so happy with this bag! I will be buying another in about a half-decade when this one finally starts to show signs of wear and tear.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Bag

      By Ken

      From San Rafael

      About Me: Senior Executive

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs An External Pocket

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      I replaced a Tumi briefcase with Timbukt2. So far, I am loving the bag. Much more functional than the Tumi.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lovely

      By Frogg

      From London, UK

      About Me: Modern

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        Hi,

        The bag itself is lovely. I really love it and found quite usefull. This what i really wanted. There's enough room for two laptops inside and for all my staff. If I should chose a new laptop bag, I would pick the same.

        BUT IMPORTANT TO NOTICE, THAT IF SOMEONE IS ORDERING FROM ABROAD, (NOT FROM US) HE MIGHT PAY CUSTOM. I ordered from London, so the transportation and the custom was almost the price of the bag again!

        I recommend you to note the customer befor proceeding to buy it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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

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