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Camouflage
City Tailored
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2 Left Color

Cordura Silver More Info

3 Center Color

Cordura Silver More Info

4 Right Color

Cordura Silver More Info

5 Binding Color

Nylon Binding Cool Grey More Info

6 Logo Color

Thread Silver More Info

7 Liner Color

TPU Grey More Info

8 Inside Options

Interior Options
Empty Bucket
Inserts
-
Inside Pockets
-

9 Outside Options

How do you wear your bag?
Right Handed
Grab Strap
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10 Strap Pad

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Internal water bottle pocket

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

The Napoleon side entry pocket is not featured on the XS size

Fit

Adjustable crossbody strap

Cross strap not compatible with XS messenger

Removable and adjustable crossbody strap allows for multiple carry options

Timbuk2 Double-Loop cam buckle enables easy fit adjustment while eliminating any excess webbing

Clever Extras

Flap corners fold into place for excellent weatherproofing

In-pocket key keeper

Partially concealed flap buckles with bottom compression straps for subtle and secure closure (XS size does not have bottom compression)

Smart hook and loop placement for fast, easy closure and reduced sweater-pilling

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

Origin

Made in San Francisco, California

Laptop/Tablet

What's this all about?

25 years of messenger expertise bring you our updated Custom Classic Messenger Bag. Designed in San Francisco with decades of user testing and consumer feedback in mind, our updated Custom Classic Messenger features a new refined look, updated fit, and smarter organization. A new shoulder strap features finer webbing, Timbuk2's new Double-Loop CAM buckle that adjusts quickly and eliminates dangling straps and works perfectly with the optional new curved air-mesh strap pad for increased comfort. The SR buckles are partially concealed behind the messenger flap for a more refined but just as secure closure. Inside, the waterproof TPU liner and corner wings keep water out, and optional internal water bottle pockets promote hydration (and water fights). Distributed internal pockets and organization balances the weight of your carry. It's a classic reborn and ready to be worn for another quarter century.

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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
XS 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 5.1 13.0 1.0 0.5 549 9.0
S 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.5 14.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0
M 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.5 19.0 2.0 0.9 1,281 21.0
L 20.1 51.0 15.0 38.0 13.8 35.0 7.9 20.0 2.1 0.9 1,709 28.0

Will Your Laptop Fit?

View Device Fit Guide

How to Calculate True Dimensions

  • 1 - Measure your True Width: true width = Width + Depth
  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
Size
 
XS No. Your device will not fit.
S No. Your device will not fit.
M No. Your device will not fit.
L No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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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.

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Custom Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.1

(based on 191 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (155)
  • High quality (139)
  • Comfortable  (131)
  • Durable  (126)
  • Roomy  (124)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (46)
  • Poor quality (10)
  • Uncomfortable  (9)
  • Too small (6)
  • Heavy / bulky  (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (114)
  • Office (97)
  • Day trip (88)
  • Airplane travel  (72)
  • Computer (69)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (121), Career (80), Comfort-oriented (76), Stylish (60), Modern (51)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (160), Yes (26)

Reviewed by 191 customers

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5.0

Been waiting years to do this111

By Book End

From Northern Illinois

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • I Pad Fits Perfectly
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    The extra small bag has the perfect number of pockets placed in just the right spots along the inside front panel; one for cell phone, one for sunglasses, and a zipper pocket for small stuff that is hard to find when you need it. Perfect pocket for keys, including key ribbon, on the outside of the front panel. The large center compartment holds everything else and isn't so deep that I can't find things. I can take all my daily stuff PLUS, I Pad, gloves, and snacks for my hubby.
    The only thing I would change is a little more length to the strap so I can have more placement options.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Bag - but wish strap was longer

    By Kris4Kris

    From Reston, VA

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Strap is too short

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I use it daily to carry all my usual purse type items to and from work.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    What a bag

    By On the beach

    From Southwest Florida

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fun To Shop And Design
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • None So Far

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    Had a great time shopping and designing a bag for a very finicky daughter whose last bag has been on death's doorway for more than a year.
    She will love this, especially that it was designed for her.
    Company was great to deal with. Product arrived on time and in great shape.
    Can't wait for Christmas!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    How cool is my bag? Cool.

    By C2

    From Silverthorne, CO

    About Me: Career, Practical, Quirky, Stylish, Unique

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    Love, love, love my new bag. I got a custom-made bag this time. How cool is it that we can pick the colors, materials and design that our very own bags become? I would love to have two more external pockets so I don't have to un-Velcro the bag to get into it and add stuff in, though overall, know that I am sold on Timbuk 2 products. My bag puts a smile on my face every day I pick it up, throw it over my shoulder and head off to the office.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I never regret buying these bags

    By Tal

    From Seattle, WA

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I use this bag for carrying things to school and I couldn't be happier. I got the medium size and it fits all of my books and textbooks. Not only does the bag look great, but it's unique enough that I never lose it in the herd of other bags that are left around my school. The negative that I really have for it is the hand strap on the side can pull the Velcro loose if you pick it up that way. Other than that it's perfect.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great, but

      By HalfPec

      From Arlington, VA

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        Great bag, but when fully loaded the top flap doesn't cover the black outer zipper/Napoleon pouch area. This takes away from the overall beauty of the bag. If the flap was 2-3 inches longer, this would be eliminated.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Looking Bag (Orange & Black, Yea)

        By Long Time Giant's Fan

        From Chico, CA

        About Me: Classic, Practical

        Pros

        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Giants Games

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I will be using this bag to carry my stuff to SF Giants baseball games.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          just the way I wanted.

          By osirisny

          From New York

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, 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
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I am very happy with my bag, it came with everything I wanted to have. My favorite part is the quick adjust strap, it is very useful when running and you need to have the bag adjusted quickly to keep it from bouncing all over the place. The reflective materia is excellent. I will custom order another one when new materials come out or designs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Kind of dissapointed this time

            By oolismom

            From Oregon

            About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Older Student, Practical

            Pros

              Cons

              • Color Not The Same As Pic
              • Large Wasn't Large Enough
              • Not As Sturdystiff
              • Not enough compartments
              • Too small

              Best Uses

              • School

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I use this bag for school books and lunch bento. Bags not as sturdy as the med. laptop bags and not enough compartments for pens/pencils. I forgot to order the shoulder strap wrap and took the one off my old one for it, wasn't going to re-order. The color was dissapointing, it didn't look the same as the design page to me so I'm not happy with the colors. All and all I'm dissapointed in this order unfortunately.Sorry...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Underwhelmed

              By DouisMax

              From Boston, MA

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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No More Xl
              • Not enough compartments
              • Questionable Durability
              • Sub-par Materials

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I'm a proud owner of two different TimBuk2 Bags as well as a tote bag I bought for my girlfriend a few years ago. They're all high quality and one lasted for almost ten years. For the first time, I wanted to take the plunge, spend a little more money by getting a hand-made custom messenger bag.

              But I'm disappointed. Maybe I should've saved money by getting one that's not hand-made and customized because the latest version of TimBuk2 Classic Messenger bag is significantly different than the previous versions. And not in a good way.

              The strap is thinner and narrower than the previous versions. The benefit to this is that it's slightly more comfortable on your shoulder as it doesn't dig into my shoulders. That said, I question its durability. Not sure how long this will last before it rips apart but only time will tell.

              I have the 2006 Classic Messenger and even that version had more compartments than this latest version. I believe the last year's version actually had three more compartments outside and plenty more on the inside. And the construction of these compartments on my 2006 bag were higher quality with thicker and sturdier materials whereas the new version simply do not have enough compartments and it seems like they were added as an after-thought.

              Speaking of compartments, I paid extra for the water bottle pockets. Save your money and skip this add-on. They're useless. They're too small for any water bottles. You might be able to squeeze in a small grocery bought water bottle but even then you have to fight the tight elastic around the pocket to get it in. It seems like most reviewers agree with this. I figured for a company this big, they'd field-test these add-ons to determine if they should make it into production.

              And the new version of their cordura fabric seems slightly thinner and for some reason, much more shiny. I'm sure this bag will last ten years without too many problems but I wonder why mess with a good thing? My 2006 messenger bag has held up very very well. People have bought these bags because of its bomb-proof construction and practicality but they tweaked too many things on this bag and as a loyal customer, I'm pretty disappointed. For the money I've paid, I've expected much much more. Compare this to a custom Chrome messenger bag, I think you'll find the Chrome bag to be much higher in quality.

              If the new version had more compartments (or same as the ones before) i might have gave it a better review but I'm totally underwhelmed and disappointed in the updates to the "classic" messenger from TimBuk2.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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