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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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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 587 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (296)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (476)
  • High quality (433)
  • Durable  (404)
  • Comfortable  (396)
  • Roomy  (391)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (94)
  • Poor quality (37)
  • Uncomfortable  (33)
  • Too small (25)
  • Wears quickly (16)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (359)
  • Office (308)
  • Day trip (274)
  • Airplane travel  (234)
  • Computer (213)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (377), Career (240), Comfort-oriented (238), Stylish (175), Modern (147)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (491), Yes (80)

Reviewed by 587 customers

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5.0

Would buy this product again!

By TarryB

From Gig Harbor, WA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I love this bag.I got my bag for school but after opening it up and seeing how much space there still is to use I can easily see myself using this bag for everyday life for years to come. And if the time comes that this bag wears out I'll be very quick to get another messenger bag from TimBuk2. Fantastic bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Well made, comfortable, well designed

    By Laura

    From San Rafael, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I use my Timbuktu bag every day while commuting. I got the small size and it's perfect for carrying a 13" MacBook, wallet, phone, a magazine or two, a moleskine and earbuds, with room to spare! I love the custom options and made it to suit me as a left handed person - finally I have a bag that feels natural and a part of me! The custom fabrics and options were really fun to play with too!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      great, but vecro rips apart nearby material

      By aaron

      From boston ma

      About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      love the product BUT, i picked a reflective like material thread, and after 1 week of use, the inner VELCRO grabs it, shreading it up, making it very hairy and messy, and it is an annoyance to constantly have to separate them which makes it even worse. Essentially since the velcro is so close to the material, it grabs onto to, and only grabs more and more..this is the sides mainly and the bottom..so it is a hairy mess and also an annoyance as i need to separate them often and the inner bag is all mangled up now vs clean... if they can fix this issue, i'd give the product 5 stars, but this minor issue just makes the bag almost undesirable to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Very good

      By Ian the student

      From Nz

      About Me: A Generic Student, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Wears quickly

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I love this it is my favorite bag

      But the straps which attach the clips are staying to fray as it often touches the Velcro the payment of these could be better

      Other than that it is the best bash I have ever owned

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great but wish I had the small

      By Ace

      From Florida

      About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        Great product! I have x small I use as a "purse". I wish I'd bought a small because the med is a bit bulky.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Organized for days

        By Hospice Chaplain

        From Johnson City, TN

        About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Fabric Options

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I am not a messenger, but I do commute often for work. I work in hospice, so professionalism is a must. This bag is attractive, and being able to design my bag means that I'm not flashy. Since there are compartment options, I could choose my level of organization need. I can store way more items in my bag than I thought possible, and all without losing a thing thanks to the compartment organization options. I chose not to include the padded shoulder strap to my order, and this was a mistake. Although it looks bulky on the model photos, not having that additional padding when I carry so many thing is tiring. My only real complaint is that there are not more fabric options for the inside of the bag. Although I do want to be professional for my job, there's nothing like a little secret sass for the inside of your bag to improve your day! All around, though, this bag has been magnificent. I would buy Timbuk2 again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Such a perfect bag !

        By Kwint

        From Belgium

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Day Trips
          • Everyday Bag
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I use it everyday ! On my way to work or to make some shopping ! This bag is perfect and follow me everywhere ! The construction quality of the bag is amazing ! I'm totally in love with it and it fit perfectly it's purpose ! Great bag to have ! I've already thinking about making another one !

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          They just don't make them like they use to.

          By Terry

          From Newport News Virginia

          About Me: Career, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Wears quickly

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Extended trips 
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          In many ways this is a great bag. I had a custom classic messenger that I've used for years (I actually still use it as a showering bag at work.) I needed a bigger bag to use while bicycle commuting to work. It has to hold a work outfit, lunch, my laptop, tablet and assorted tech support stuff. Cords, chargers and such. The medium messenger was too small so I got this bag. I was glad to see a bottle holder inside, great for my Klean Kanteen when I get to work or where ever and pull it out of the bike rack.
          The one problem it has is that the webbing that holds the two bucks is unraveling. I've never seen such a thing on a Timbuk2 product. I'm living with it for now to see how bad it gets. This is the first non-five star rating I've ever given a Timbuk2 bag, and I've had at least a half a dozen different styles.
          You can't see the straps because the buckles are under the flap. The other straps don't seem to have this problem. IT's just shoddy materials and I'm surprised.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Custom classic messenger bag

          By Jaime

          From Rockville, MD

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          Lots of small pockets have zippers

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By G

          From LA

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              more compartments than expected, pleasant surprise. Zippers, pockets in ideal locations, still getting used to placement of pockets but love it!

              • 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 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.