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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 262 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (213)
  • High quality (193)
  • Comfortable  (183)
  • Durable  (175)
  • Roomy  (175)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (58)
  • Uncomfortable  (15)
  • Poor quality (13)
  • Too small (8)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (161)
  • Office (139)
  • Day trip (118)
  • Airplane travel  (101)
  • School (98)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (166), Comfort-oriented (114), Career (103), Stylish (81), Modern (67)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (216), Yes (40)

Reviewed by 262 customers

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5.0

Timbuk2 for life!

By Deltron Z

From South Korea

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, 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 have had several timbuk2 bags before and let me tell you they are the first brand i go to whenever i am looking to buy a new bag. The quality of their products is simply outstanding. This was the first bad i ordered customized and to be honest i really enjoy since I have more of a personal love for this new bag than for my older bags. Im an avid cyclist and for me nothing beats the comfort or convenience of these bags. The new updated strap resizing mechanism felt less superior to the old design but after some days of use it has really started to grow on me. To wrap this up, I use this bag everyday and feel weird walking around without it. It is now an extension of myself and I am happy to say that I am a proud Timbuk2 supporter.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Poor customer service - avoid!

    By KD

    From Phoenix, AZ

    About Me: Career

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Too small

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Ordered the bag and it was too small. Pics on the website are not too true size unless they are using a really small model to show bags off. Wanted to order next size up, but Timbuk2 decided to change out materials and now I can even pay to order the bag I want. Not happy at all with the bag or the company.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great bag - short strap

      By imanoot

      From Great Yarmouth, UK

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Strap too Short

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      This is my second classic messenger. Upgrdaed from XS to S as needed more space for my camera and lenses. Its the same great qaulity as my previous one, and althouugh the strap is now made from far more flexible webbing it is too short. The bag sits just above my hip with the strap at full length. Also have the camera insert which is great. All in all a good buy but wish the strap had a bit more lenght to it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      love it, I would by bags here again

      By Krede

      From Denmark

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      The only thing that was annoying was the extra time in customs

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By landa

      From Wil SG, Switzerland

      About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I had a messenger bag xs for many years and had to replace it by a new one, because it was worn out on the inside. I used it almost daily and traveled a lot with it and I wanted a timbuk2 again. I decided to customize my bag and order it directly. There are so many fabrics and colors, I tried many combinations before I ordered it. It's a very useful possibility on the homepage to see previously how the bag will look like.
      Only the compartments on the inside where a little bit too small to store cellphone, ipod and purse like I'm used to. Fortunately, I ordered the bag with a slash and water-bottle pocket. More storage... :-)
      I like my new timbuk2 very much!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Shoulder strap - a little too short.

      By Milos

      From Slovakia, Bratislava

      About Me: Classic, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable 
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Short Strap

      Best Uses

      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      GREAT:
      - Perfectly fits and protects your back;
      - The 'custom' option - as I decided for leathery look, it can be used for official as well as leisure events.
      - Napoleon pocket -> GREAT idea;

      I NOTICED:
      - The main strap is not long enough. I'am 6'5" (196cm), and when I need to hold the strap and put the bag to the floor it does not reach the ground.
      - Compression buckles are hidden under the flap (difficult to reach and open). 2013 version has them on top. But I believe that there is reason why it's been replaced.

      Very happy with the back. Definitelly will recommned.
      Thank you TIMBUK2!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect gift for a stylish gal

      By Powderhorn Parker

      From Minneapolis

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Cute Fabric
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Pockets galore
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I bought this as a gift for my 60 year old stepmom. She is fashionable and fun and is not yet retired. She has a job that requires her to carry a lot of things with her, and being that she is very petite, a lot of typical work bags are very heavy or made for larger bodies.
        I have used Timbuk2 bags myself so I knew the quality and durability of them. When her custom bag arrived I was surprised by the updates the company has made. The strap is still durable but much more flexible than on any of my bags. There are more pockets that make more sense and have better placement than the old models. All in all the bag seems like better quality than I knew imagined and it was surprisingly easy and affordable to design online.
        My stepmom was thrilled and sent me a text a few days ago saying she got stopped twice in one day to hear compliments on her stylish work bag. This bag is a practical and stylish home run. The next one I order will be for myself.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Love this bag

        By Flervin

        From Harrisburg, PA

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I use this bag daily for my work laptop (15" Lenovo) and it works like a charm. I also tend to tote around a few notebooks, headphones, water bottle (24oz), and Travel coffee Cup and still have enough room for snacks and other stuff. I will say, it was recommended that I get the Large size for the 15", but I have enough room to fit my 17" personal laptop as well...not a bad thing, just something worth noting.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This bag rocks!

          By Dawn the prof

          From Connecticut

          About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I absolutely love this bag

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I love my new bag!

            By the bike doctor

            From Portland OR

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

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • Office

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I use my bag to commute to work. I love it! Every detail is well thought out and it is very comfortable. I can carry my dress clothes/lunch/etc easily.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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