custom classic messenger bag

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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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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 Carbon Grey
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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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Size Width Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume Handle Drop
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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 636 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (323)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (180)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (517)
  • High quality (473)
  • Durable  (438)
  • Comfortable  (431)
  • Roomy  (423)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (97)
  • Poor quality (38)
  • Uncomfortable  (36)
  • Too small (28)
  • Wears quickly (17)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (392)
  • Office (332)
  • Day trip (291)
  • Airplane travel  (255)
  • Computer (225)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (407), Career (262), Comfort-oriented (262), Stylish (197), Modern (162)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (525), Yes (84)

Reviewed by 636 customers

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3.0

...but the strap is too flimsy

By Michael Cycles

From Sioux Falls, SD

About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    My fourth bag - not because they wear out - but because I get to where I want new colors. And I always turn to Timbuk 2.

    But this bag - this generation of bag - has a flimsy shoulder strap that twists much more easily than previous straps. I find myself regularly working to untwist the strap.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    My Second Skin

    By My Coal Slaw

    From Orange County

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I am currently on my ninth bag, my first being from 1994.
      I change bags everytime I change motorcycles, being that I must always keep evolving.
      Just as Timbuk2 has evolved, when I look at my bags of years past, one can really see the improvements,such as the size of the buckles, the interior lining, the updated swirl logo.
      One of my favorite things is when I return home to San Francisco, and I am on the street and witness many different bags in use. A tremendous sense of local pride washes over me.
      Thank you for being a local American buisness.
      Have a peaceful day and many years of success.
      Micole Nigel Skertic

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The perfect bag

      By David the carrier-on

      From Nashville, TN

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I travel by plane frequently, and need a good carry-on to lug my laptop, notebook, papers, and usually whatever I'm reading for pleasure. I've been plagued with a series of bags that do a couple things well and everything else poorly (e.g., it holds all I need but is miserable to wear, or it's comfy and roomy but easily disorganized). This bag has solved all those problems. I loved getting to design my own color scheme, and functionally it's ideal. And I like that the custom bags are made here in the US.

        I can't yet speak to its durability, as it's only a month old, still but a baby. One very minor drawback is that as it's designed to be worn on one side or the other, if I throw it over my shoulder quickly (as opposed to wearing it across the chest/back), it sits a little awkwardly. But again, that's a minor issue, that only presents itself in limited circumstances.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Nice bag but no outside pockets

        By grandjamais

        From New York

        About Me: City Professional, Practical

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Outside Pockets

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        commuting

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        cooli Täsche! [really cool bag]

        By schrch

        From Switzerland

        About Me: Modern, Stylish

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Safe By Refelctive Fabric

        Cons

        • Kink At The Flap Critical

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • School

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        really cool that you offer reflectiv fabrics; since pedestrians & cyclists are dressed all in black ...

        the kink of the flap is the first part that wears down to damage - in combination with the laptop compartment even more critical

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great bag!

        By CR84

        From Wisconsin

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          The bag is perfect, it'll last forever! The only thing I wished, was for more fabric options when designing my bag. But in the end - I loved it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best bag for NYC commuting

          By Middle School Teacher

          From Brooklyn, NY

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Customizable
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 
          • Roomy 
          • Sustainably Made

          Cons

          • Purple Not A Color Choice

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I am a mom, a teacher, and an NYC commuter with back and joint pain. I need a bag that strained my joints minimally when loaded, but is light when not loaded, and is completely weather-proof. I tried a lot of different bags and sizes, and finally borrowed my husband's 15 year old Timbuktu bag. I thought he'd let me keep it, but he said NO WAY and I had to go on the web site and get myself an early Xmas present. I LOVE this bag, and have been making similarly-enlightened connections all over the city- my doctor, that random guy on the train, it's amazing. :)

          The fact that I couldn't get an all-purple one is, in the greater scheme, a really minor complaint. The inside that is NOT BLACK so you can actually find things is a revelation, in a city that is entirely too obsessed with black.

          Love also the attention to sustainability. Love you guys! #fanforlife

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Essential Traveler

          By Homefit

          From Seattle

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            The bag that goes with the task of living large! When I need to carry more than I can handle and I'm gone for the day or week all of my essentials fit inside food/change of clothes, wine etc. Nothing falls out thanks to strong clasps and burly Velcro. Away fromHome-and on the run take it from a busy personal trainer you nailed the stylish man bag!!!

             
            4.0

            Lighter but sacrifices too much sturdiness.

            By Tips from teacher

            From Seattle, WA

            About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • It Is Lighter
            • New Colors Are Stylish

            Cons

            • Has Lost Sturdiness

            Best Uses

            • Great For Teachers

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I have always had a Timbuk2 bag for carrying my teaching supplies, project materials, and loads of paperwork and random items. The bags have been great and have lasted a long time. My newest bag has the best colors that have been offered. However, the bag feels too light. The bag doesn't stay 'stood up' on it's own. It wilts. The interior laptop pocket is too weakly attached to provide a clear separator when I need it. It's not enough to turn me off the bag but it is enough to dampen my enthusiastic recommendation.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Terrible customer service.

            By Unhappy in Colorado

            From Estes Park, CO

            About Me: Classic

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not As Shown On Website
              • Slow In All Regards
              • Terrible Customer Service

              Best Uses

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                The bag I recieved looked nothing like custom bag I designed on the website. Five weeks later I have just ordered the replacement bag. I am not expecting it for another 3 weeks at least. I will never order another bag from you again. Terrible customer service.

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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 SF | MATERIALS SOURCED WORLDWIDE

                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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