custom commute laptop messenger bag

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custom commute laptop messenger bag

A Timbuk2 laptop classic. More pockets, waterproof flap and is TSA compliant.

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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.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle and New Balance shoes, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

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Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.6

(based on 305 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (209)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (268)
  • High quality (262)
  • Roomy  (259)
  • Durable  (233)
  • Comfortable  (229)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (25)
  • Heavy / bulky  (18)
  • Uncomfortable  (7)
  • Too small (6)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (210)
  • Computer (206)
  • Office (201)
  • Airplane travel  (185)
  • Day trip (114)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (209), Career (181), Comfort-oriented (136), Stylish (114), Modern (112)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (259), Yes (39)

Reviewed by 305 customers

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2.0

Good looking, but not what I expected

By Jerame

From Washington, DC

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Doesn't Hold Shape
  • Strap Adjuster Pops Loose
  • Too

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 

Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

I use the bag for everyday commutes and for work travel. I really wanted a TSA compliant bag since I travel often. This bag is not what I'd hoped for. It's beautiful in color and construction, but that beauty fades quickly when you throw it over your shoulder or start filling the compartments with your stuff.

It just looks awful without a laptop in the compartment. I didn't buy this bag to look awful. But since it was customized, I can't return it - or I would.

The front pockets droop excessively, which makes the whole bag deform. Without a laptop in the compartment, the bag has a tendency to fold in on itself excessively, which further distorts the beauty of the materials and construction.

Worse, the strap adjuster is CONSTANTLY coming loose, which makes the bag fall down while on my shoulder.

I've bought many Timbuk2 bags, but this is BY FAR the worst one I've ever owned in terms of poor design and my overall dissatisfaction. I will never buy one of these bags again. My husband has three beautiful Timbuk2 bags he's thrilled with and use interchangeably. I use these from time to time as well, which is what pulled me away from my leather messenger into a Timbuk2 bag. I hadn't carried one daily for a few years. My previous was a large backpack that isn't practical for daily carry now that I don't have a 17 in. laptop.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Product! I wish we had a store in my country...

By Agent McGee

From Berlin, Germany

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I use this product as my daily driver. Travel to the office or day trips to the costumer. Great is everything except the shoulder strap. It's plastic and I'am not sure if it will broke in the next months. I'll hope I'am wrong.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice bag

    By D-mac

    From Los Angeles

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cheap Hardware

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

    Nice bag overall for daily commuting with all the compartments, but was somewhat disappointed at this price level to find plastic hardware and Velcro. Hopefully will be able to remove Velcro pieces when it starts to wear out.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Reflective binding fails, as does Timbuk2 customer service

    By Patrick

    From Iowa City

    About Me: Career, Modern

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Roomy 
    • Size

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Wears quickly

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I purchased this bag in November of 2014, and was initially very happy. The rear (against your body) zip pocket easily fit both my laptop (13" Macbook Air) and iPad. The bag was great for commuting, and in general fit my idea of what a Timbuk2 bag is and should be.

    However, approximately a year later, the reflective binding (the part that goes around the flap) that I added to my custom bag began to wear, and eventually tore off in some places. I've been a Timbuk2 customer for years, and they have always stood by their product... BUT something has changed, and the customer service I have experienced is appalling. Emails have gone unanswered for months, and follow ups have been ignored. I'm not sure what has happened to the once-great Timbuk2 customer service, but it's not the same as it once was. If you buy this bag, I suggest avoiding the reflective bits around the flap, and not attempting to use it on a bike - there's no cross strap, and no ring to add your own.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Don't Customize Unless You Have Tried the Bag Before

    By Kea

    From Boulder, CO

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky 
    • Not enough compartments
    • Too Much Velcro
    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Not Using Gave To Husband

    Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

    This was originally intended for me to use as a carry-on bag for a trip to the UK, thus the waterproof fabric. It's too heavy with not enough compartments, and with extreme Velcro (not discussed in the video). My husband is using it for a brief commute and he complains that is is uncomfortable, but it is nicer looking than his backpack. My main advice: do not customize unless you've tried the bag before. If you customize the bag, you cannot return it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    stuff carrier

    By Fredrik T

    From Sweden

    About Me: Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • God Size
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

    excellent bag for daily activiities or small tripps.
    carries what you need
    more and a bit bigger compartments would give you better order

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Was hoping for something better...

    By Burgundeejones

    From Fargo

    About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling

      Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

      I bought this bag to use for bicycle commuting to work everyday as this brand was recommended by many people I know. I love that it is big and fits a lot of stuff so I can stick my groceries in the bag too when I'm done with work. There are a lot of pockets which I was really excited for, but, they all seem a little small. I end up using the drink holders inside as pockets instead. The front pocket part when filled full is really, really floppy... I feel like I'm gonna lose stuff. I was mostly really disappointed with the strap. I bought the extra cushy padding to put over top but with it on my strap doesn't get short enough... well turns out even with it off my strap still at it's shortest isn't short enough for me. Because it doesn't get short enough to be tight on me it then flops around while I'm cycling... not good. I'm not a very big person so perhaps this is why I have strap issues. Even with the cross strap it fits me weird I love how it looks and the material seems and looks really high quality. I will unfortunately go back to my good ole' Chrome bag instead and perhaps gift this one to a friend.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Not TSA Compliant thus far...

      By benzgolder

      From San Diego, CA

      About Me: Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Day Trips

      Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

      I specifically bought this because it was TSA Compliant and I shouldn't have to remove my laptop from the bag, if used as the company states. In 4 trips thus far (9 TSA Checkpoints), I have had to remove my laptop from the bag.

      Also, Though i bought the bag based on my laptop, the bag has an extremely tight fit, so wish there was a little more room. a little difficult to get my laptop in and out, but thinking with some use, the bag will stretch out a bit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Go anywhere do anything. Lite weight tough verstile.

      By Troglight

      From Sea Cliff NY

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Day Hikes, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 
      • The Custom Colors Very Ac

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Artistic Jaunts
        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • Office

        Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

        Great for daily wanderings. Totting whatever I require. Tough fabric resists abrrasion and stains. Weather resistant. Easily adjustable shoulder strap. Cushioned area fantastic. Love the top handle and rear open access pocket.
        Too much Velcro, hard to open with one hand. Inner water bottle mesh should be slightly longer.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect bag

        By jordanpamela

        From Boston, MA

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

          Great Bag! This is the fourth addition to my Timbuk2 bags, and I love it the most! I like the separate compartment for the computer--it keeps the feeling while you wear it that it is balanced--and not all falling forward towards the middle of the main compartment. The pockets and compartments are fantastic where everything is and just the right amount( especially the padded phone compartments). I would have loved to get this bag left handed, but there wasn't an option, or to get the main top flap from the standard commute bag (just a different shape) --but other than that I am super excited, and use it everyday! Great purchase!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          Organization

          Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

          Napoleon side entry pocket has zipper closure for easy in/out without undoing the messenger flap

          Fit

          Removable shoulder strap enables you to wear it like messenger or briefcase

          Timbuk2's shorty-cam buckle for single-handed adjustments

          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

          Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

          Materials

          TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

          Origin

          MADE IN SF | MATERIALS SOURCED WORLDWIDE

          Laptop/Tablet

          Medium fits 15” MacBook plus iPad

          What's this all about?

          Created in reaction to the rise of mighty TSA in American airports, our new Commute 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, it has external water bottle pockets and a silly amount of internal organization for pens, mice, cords, and bades, and our beleoved red key fob. Thou shall never dig for thy keys or be last through the security line again.