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custom classic messenger bag

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Black & White
Indigo
Artful Gentleman
Innocence

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

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?

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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 244 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (199)
  • High quality (179)
  • Comfortable  (170)
  • Durable  (162)
  • Roomy  (162)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (53)
  • Uncomfortable  (14)
  • Poor quality (12)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)
  • Too small (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (148)
  • Office (128)
  • Day trip (109)
  • Airplane travel  (93)
  • School (92)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (154), Comfort-oriented (104), Career (96), Stylish (74), Modern (61)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (200), Yes (39)

Reviewed by 244 customers

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4.0

Meh, pretty good (~3.5 stars)

By Todd

From South Hadley, MA

About Me: Practical

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Buckle Placement
  • Water Bottle Pocket

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Cycling
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

Keep in mind these are my thoughts after only one month of using the bag (Classic Messenger, size M, customized).

The overall size is nice for day trips, commuting to school/work. Based on other reviews, I was expecting the M to be slighly bigger then what I wanted, but this is not the case.

I dig the cordura outer. It is stiff at first, but starts to break in over time. Waterproof inner is awesome and easy to clean.

Strap is a decent width, cam buckle easy to operate.

Water bottle pockets are indeed small. No way they fit a Nalgene quart size. Getting my Klean Kanteen in there is a battle (hope this stretches over time). Also, for those who use these taller but thinner water bottles, the top of the bottle obstructs the "ear" flaps that fold inwards to make the bag more water resistant when closed (in other words, your bottle top usually pokes out).

I absolutely do not like the buckle placement under the the bag flap. It makes no sense. The flap is secured first and foremost by velco. But putting the clips under the flap requires you to undo the velcro a tiny bit (to clip), then finagle a tighter velco fit (while clipped and adjusting straps). It's just a poor design. Old style would be better--close the the lid and pull the straps up and clip.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Extra Cool!

By Old Dude

From Baton Rouge, LA

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I just received my classic messenger bag and it is everything that I hoped it would be. I am a bike commuter and I ride rain or shine, before day light and after dark so I chose the reflective black with a gray center and it looks real classy. Plenty of room for my computer and a lot of paper work. It's comfortable and easy to use. I'm a pretty good judge of workmanship and I'm sure I will be using this bag for a very long time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Surprised ..

    By GoldenRay

    From Grasonville, MD

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Seams Coming Apart

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    Would have been 5 stars if not for seam issue:

    I purchased this bag for my everyday bag, commuting to and from two (2) different jobs. I was excited as this was my 2nd Timbuk2 messenger bag. (my 1st mysteriously disappeared)
    When the bag arrived, I opened it only to find that it had some stitching pulling apart already. I contacted Customer Service and they made GOOD on their promise to take care of their customers.

    I highly recommend the bags, and their support staff. However, I am not sure I will pay extra for a customized bag again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good, Not Perfect

    By Lully

    From New York

    About Me: Classic

    Pros

    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Awkward Compartment
    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    The laptop compartment is awkward!!! It tends to ditched with the inner back of the bag. The look is okay. But it's not as convenient as my shoulder bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    The prefect size as they say "just right

    By Mike the doctor, cyclist, photographer

    From Philadelphia, Pa

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I use this product almost every day. Everything I need fits just right even ny Canon 5D Mark III fits with the optional camera bag insert. I have tried several others but this one feels right for me. I would highly recommend it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Almost the bg of my dreams

      By Mr. Ray

      From Henderson NV

      About Me: Energy Healer, Retired Young

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Quality Quality Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • No Handle

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Reiki Bag

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      This is the 2nd Timbuk2 bag I have owned. The first one is the standard for my carry on bag, holds everything and has pockets to spare. This 2nd was my own custom job with the colors that compliment my practice. I should have added a handle on this bag but that was not timbuk2's problem just my oversight.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I'm thinking of my next buy with Timbuk2

      By Lanky Leslie

      From Singapore

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Strap too thin

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      The bag was lightweight and there are plenty of small compartments for those nitty gritties.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Very nearly perfect

      By Eric

      From Littleton, CO

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality

      Cons

      • Iffy Grab Handle
      • Short Strap Length

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      After putting this bag (size small) through one overseas trip, I've come to love it. Good workmanship, excellent selection of materials, good features -- just what I needed.

      Some things could be improved, though:

      1) The strap on a small bag is a bit too short for me (I'm 6'3"). I really wish strap length was one of the customizable options.

      2) As others have pointed out, the grab handle should be moved about 3" further forward for the bag to balance correctly from it.

      3) The water bottle pockets *barely* fit a thin bottle (in my case, a small Klean Kanteen). So, they're great for a small tripod or sunglasses in a hard-case, but not so practical for... you know... water.

      4) The bag should really come with silencer straps as a standard thing. As-is, the velcro is either a life saver, or seriously annoying as a function of the circumstances.

      As for options:

      * Slash pocket -- great for a tablet or small laptop in a padded cover / sleeve. Or, just for magazines and papers and such.

      * Water bottle pockets -- eh....

      * Snoop camera insert -- a fantastic helper if you'll use this bag (even occasionally) as a camera bag. The top zips up, so you can quickly pull the camera insert out fully loaded and stash it somewhere safe -- if, for example, you're on a combination business / pleasure trip and need to skinny down for a meeting.

      * Strap pad -- a must have if you'll be carrying non-trivial weight in this (like, say, camera gear).

      * Silencer straps -- not actually an option, but they should be. I'd recommend you buy them, though, when you order this bag (just $3 last time I checked).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I have waited for this my whole life.

      By Jolene

      From Sacramento, CA

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, 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 Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I love this bag. I would buy it a million more times. I work at a college, and go to grad school. It carries everything I need and, just when I think I can't cram anymore in it, I can. Totally worth the investment!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Poor placement of Grab Handle

        By None

        From Seattle, WA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Grab Handle Poorly Placed
          • Uncomfortable 

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I returned this bag because the grab handle was not centered. When you try to carry the bag with the grab handle, the bags falls forward making it uncomfortable to carry.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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