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Cordura Nylon Silver

Our Cordura endurance nylon is light, strong and durable. 940D Nylon.
940D CORDURA NYLON

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medium

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Cordura Nylon Silver
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2 Center Color

Cordura Nylon Silver
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3 Right Color

Cordura Nylon Silver
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4 Binding

Nylon Binding Army
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5 Logo

Thread Silver
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6 Liner

TPU Grey
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7 Inside Options

Empty Bucket

8 Outside Options

Right Handed

9 Strap Pad

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XS 0.0 0.0 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 5.1 13.0 1.0 0.5 549 9.0 0.0 0.0
S 0.0 0.0 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.5 14.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0 0.0 0.0
M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.5 19.0 2.0 0.9 1,281 21.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 20.1 51.0 15.0 38.0 13.8 35.0 7.9 20.0 2.1 0.9 1,709 28.0 0.0 0.0

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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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Custom Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.2

(based on 565 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (281)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (167)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (457)
  • High quality (416)
  • Durable  (386)
  • Comfortable  (377)
  • Roomy  (375)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (92)
  • Poor quality (35)
  • Uncomfortable  (32)
  • Too small (25)
  • Heavy / bulky  (14)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (348)
  • Office (298)
  • Day trip (262)
  • Airplane travel  (227)
  • Computer (206)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (362), Career (231), Comfort-oriented (226), Stylish (168), Modern (138)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (471), Yes (78)

Reviewed by 565 customers

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4.0

Bag designed perfectly the way I wanted!

By Jerry

From Louisiana

About Me: Career, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Wears quickly

Best Uses

  • Computer
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

Bag designed exactly the way I wanted! ONLY downside is the Velcro straps. Where the buckles are located, the rough, plastic Velcro part is wearing away the buckle straps. I'm concerned about the lifespan of this bag because of that. Other than that, great bag! Perfect size for office and school

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Customized and almost awesome

By Denvergirll

From Denver co

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    Love my customized lap top bag. Using a tote bag with my work laptop was awkward and unwieldy. The timbuk2 bag fits my laptop, lunch, and water bottle just fine and, while all of the contents make it heavy, it's comfortable to carry. Two downsides, the strap seems a lot shorter than my old small timbuk2 bag. I'd prefer a longer strap for more customiibility. Also, I chose canvas for the bag and don't love it. It looks dusty/dirty quickly. The shiny material looks better and provides water resistance. I'd choose that if I did it again. Overall, stylish and functional bag that should last forever.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best bag ever!

    By Cardioqueen

    From Dallas, TX

    About Me: Athletic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Gym

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I bought this bag for my husband. He's had his Timbuk2 for 10 plus years & it was time for an upgrade. He loves this one. The details, the colors I chose. Best bag ever!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Nobody builds products like Timbuk2. Unparalleled quality.

      By Floater

      From Mountain View, CA

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Respected, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Boss
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Sexy

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Computer
      • Impressive At Meetings
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Many compartments make these courier bags an all-in-one for meetings. Clients constantly ask me about where I got my bag and are always excited to learn that they are costomizable. These bags are a young, active persons answer to a briefcase. I can put my fins, booties and hoodie in it for surfing and the next day my pens, notes and folders/files for meetings. Love em'.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome bag

      By JMS

      From Kalamazoo, MI

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I bought this bag to replace an XS bag I'd had for years, but recycled. I got a size bigger (SM), which works perfectly because now I can fit an extra pair of shoes or sweater/sweatshirt in addition to wallet, phone, water bottle, sunglasses, book. Also I love the colors. I took kind of a gamble on getting three bright colors that I don't usually get, but they turned out great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I love my bag- it's just the way I wanted it

        By Billo (Italian pronounced bee-low)

        From Chicago, Illinois

        About Me: 3rd Career- I'm 74, Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Really Old Luvmybag, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • I Got To Add My Orange
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Can Even Hold My Boss
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          Everything I need to work is in my bag- this way I don't need to think about it.

           
          5.0

          Awesome Bag for a Weekly Flyer

          By Globes the Traveler

          From Michigan

          About Me: Career

          Pros

          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          Great durable bag for corporate travel. I am a weekly traveler and have gone through several bags due to wear and tear. This is a light and durable bag. It just needs a strap to hook to my suitcase and it would be perfect.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          So so

          By Rsperry79

          From Seattle

          About Me: Career

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            Strap thickness was reduced from older versions. Likes to get twisted up. Have to fix once a day.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The last bag I will ever have to buy. In a good way.

            By Clinton Diehl

            From Reston, VA

            About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • Office

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I have waited for years to invest in a good messenger bag and Timbuk2 has always been on the top of my list for consideration. I have used messenger bags for work, commuting with laptops and other technical gear, air travel, day trips and long weekends at busy conventions. I have carried anything and everything you can imagine (pardon my hyperbole) over the years in multiple messenger bags. I finally decided after yet the failure of another bag that I should treat myself and grab a large classic messenger bag from Timbuk2. I am very satisfied with the results.

              Fist of all their customization options are many and have selections for whatever your style preference is. The customization process was easy and the final product is better than expected. Customized bags have no return policy so be sure its what you want, but with the Timbuk2 lifetime care policies, I felt it was a worthwhile risk.

              So far I have been using my new bag for commuting to work and hauling my remote work laptop around the place. I ordered the Large bag with the sleeve compartment in the back and it easily hols even my 17" pro laptop. The straps on the bottom cinch up and give the bag a comfortable low profile when not hauling anything bulky. I have used this for local biking, running errands and hauling papers and light objects around and it performs as expected of a bag meant for bike couriers. the addition chest stabilization strap keeps the bag close and snug to your body and keeps it from shifting during travel or quick maneuvers. I have also used the bad to haul multiple large cases of X-Wing miniatures to my local game store for game days.

              The strap length is good, even for me. I stand at 6'8" and often have trouble finding bags that have the right length strap. I wear mine at full extension and it sits at a very comfortable position right around my lower lumbar portion of my back. It does not put undue stress on my shoulders or upper back due to its placement. One of my favorite feature so far is the excellent quick release mechanism for quickly adjusting the length and cinching the back up against the upper center of my back for better stability. this is extremely useful in commuting situations and when running for trains.

              I've now had my bag for not quite two month and all in all have not run into any negative issues. I feel secure knowing that I have the company's support in maintaining my bag and I truly believe that this may be the last messenger bag I ever purchase. It will certainly take a lot to convince me to go with different company in the future. Thanks for making such high quality bags Timbuk2!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Ode to a Messenger Bag

              By Leighta

              From Spokane, WA

              About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Photographer, Practical, Stylish, Traveler

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • Handy
              • High Quality
              • Quality
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                I like to photograph on the fly so I need a sturdy bag that can hold everything I need, keep it safe, and still small enough that I can move around when I spend time dodging around inside sweaty concert-goers. Over the years I've honed the gear I need to a DSLR body and two-three lenses, so my required size is very specific. Research plus trial and error lead me to the Small Classic Messenger with the Extra Small Snoop Camera Insert.
                When I'm shooting at a concert or sporting event I'm in the crowd bouncing around and jostled every which-way, so swapping lenses is like juggling; being able to reach inside my bag, grab what I need immediately and go is CRITICAL or else I could lose my shot. The Snoop Insert inside the bag makes my job easy. I love the little pockets that use to store lens caps, wipes, etc.

                • 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

                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

                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.

                Details

                1. Flap corners fold into place to keep the weather out
                2. Napoleon side entry zippered pocket for easy in/out without messing with the flap
                3. Thoughtful hook and loop placement for secure closure and no-pilling opening
                4. Made in SF | CA