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custom classic messenger bag

$144
Cordura Nylon
Water Resistant
Canvas & Wools
Specialty
Reflective

Left Color

Cordura Silver

3 Center Color

Cordura Silver

4 Right Color

Cordura Silver

5 Binding

Nylon Binding Cool Grey

6 Logo

Thread Silver

7 Liner

TPU Grey

8 Inside Options

Empty Bucket

9 Outside Options

Right Handed

10 Strap Pad

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Features

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What are the features?

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

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.

Dimensions

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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 Width True Width Height True Height
  in cm in cm
XS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 No. Your device will not fit.
S 15.0 38.0 10.0 25.5 No. Your device will not fit.
M 16.7 42.5 10.8 27.5 No. Your device will not fit.
L 19.7 50.0 12.6 32.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

Most Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of our products and 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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 359 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (290)
  • High quality (257)
  • Comfortable  (237)
  • Roomy  (235)
  • Durable  (233)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (72)
  • Uncomfortable  (24)
  • Poor quality (23)
  • Too small (12)
  • Heavy / bulky  (10)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (218)
  • Office (194)
  • Day trip (166)
  • Airplane travel  (148)
  • Computer (132)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (229), Career (145), Comfort-oriented (144), Stylish (114), Modern (94)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (302), Yes (49)

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5.0

My Personal Messenger Bag

By Bling Princess

From San Francisco, CA

About Me: Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I got a XS (Extra Small) messenger bag with the color Jewel and Sliver, that is my personal travel messenger bag, so I carry my sweater or shopping items.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect!

    By Syd the CRNA

    From Tn

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Wish i had gotten the strap pad

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Stylish bag but needs more protection

      By Cal

      From Calgary

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Good Strap Length
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        Needs thicker materials and more protection

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Pretty good

        By Blake

        From Oklahoma

        About Me: Practical

        Pros

        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I wish the strap was longer so I could throw it over my shoulder and carry it at my side instead of on my back.

          Everything else about the bag is great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Laptop Insert is Oddly Configured

          By Lance the Mixed Used Trail Rider

          From Austin, TX

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Laptop Pouch Is Odd
          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          The bag is great. I kind of wish the pockets in the organizer were slightly bigger to accommodate Moleskine reporter books, but that's a personal gripe. The really weird thing though is the laptop insert you can have sewn in. The pouch is great, and it has a really nice iPad/Kindle subpouch attached to it. BUT... the strap to keep the items secure isn't really adjustable and it's huge. As if you were only supposed to load in a 1999 gigantic ThinkBook. Anything relatively thin gets tossed around as there's no way to singe down the strap. A quick fix would be to make the entire strap have Velcro on it, so you could adjust the fit. As it is now, it just has one square, so there's only one size adjustment - extra large. I bought some 2" Velcro and sewed it on the strap and it works so much better. I can keep my new MacBook Pro secured tightly, and if I ever time travel back to the mid-90's, I can loosen the adjustment and bring back an ancient laptop, no problem.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          I don't love it.

          By Betsy the bicyclist

          From Lexington, KY

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

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length

          Cons

          • Compartments Inconvenient
          • Difficult To Access
          • Heavy / bulky 
          • Strap Twists
          • Uncomfortable 

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Office

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I use this on my daily bicycle commute. There are several places to attach lights, which is nice. The strap is comfortable but it doesn't swivel and so becomes easily twisted. The grab strap is poorly positioned to use as a grab strap, and is too narrow for use anchoring to a suitcase, making it almost useless. The web-based ordering did not state that a huge strip of velcro is used to close the bag. This is noisy and unnecessary, and I've had to use tape to disable it so I can open and close my bag quietly. I'm disappointed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great bag, nice colors and cool design

          By Mandy

          From Germany

          About Me: Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Office

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            unfortunately high costs for international shopping

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Better than expected! And I expected it to be awesome!

            By Lovin' Timbuk2 for Life

            From Massacusetts

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

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Lots of pockets
            • Roomy 
            • Vibrant colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Extended trips 

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I purchased this because I have been wanting a new computer bag, but also a bag that would hold everything I needed when I travel. It's extremely roomy and, in fact, I couldn't fill it! I took it on the airplane and it fit perfectly under the seat. When I created the custom bag online I new the colors would be vibrant, but seeing them in person is much more impressive. This is a great bag for travel and for every day use.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Perfect bag...

              By Jordanpamela

              From Boston, Ma

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

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling
                • Day Trips
                • Office

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                Adorable bag--fits everything I need for day to day, great quality, this is my third Timbuk2 bag--& I love them all equally ;)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                don't like the new strap clip

                By Krista

                From San Jose, CA

                About Me: Modern, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                • Bad Strap Clip

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Day Trips
                • Extended trips 

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                The new strap clips to set the length of the strap are terrible. Comes unhooked at the time, sometimes while i'm wearing it and the whole bag drops. My friend with the old strap clip doesn't have this problem.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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