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Camouflage
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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
-

10 Strap Pad

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Internal water bottle pocket

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?

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
 
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 175 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (141)
  • High quality (127)
  • Comfortable  (119)
  • Durable  (116)
  • Roomy  (111)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (42)
  • Poor quality (10)
  • Uncomfortable  (9)
  • Too small (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (104)
  • Office (86)
  • Day trip (78)
  • Airplane travel  (65)
  • Computer (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (110), Career (75), Comfort-oriented (67), Stylish (57), Modern (47)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (147), Yes (23)

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1.0

Disappointing.

By Annarchy

From Maryland

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Colors Not As Shown
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    Husband just got my the custom messenger I designed as a Christmas gift, but showed me early because he was worried I wouldn't like what I asked for - and he was right. Colors are ABSOLUTELY NOT what was advertised: Cordura Jewel isn't a light blue, it's actually like a forest green. Totally unsatisfactory :( I have a Timbuk2 that I love that I got around 10 years ago, and was expecting the same quality, but was disappointed there too. Strap is this flimsy material, nowhere near as sturdy as the previous bag. And where did the customization options for tails vs tabs go? I don't need straps under my bag! I don't want those! Can we go back to the solid, no fuss custom bag of the past! My husband is completely devastated that he spend the Christmas budget on this non-returnable gift for me, and it's not AT ALL the color or quality we've come to expect from Timbuk2. I don't think I'll be using the bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Overall satisfaction

    By Keith Er

    From Singapore

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 

    Cons

    • Too small

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    It wasn't as big as my previous purchase from timbuk2.
    I realised the closing of the bag isn't as secured as my earlier messenger bag. Also the straps are not as "durable" and thick as I liked.
    You guys changed or have I order a smaller or wrong design?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Quality not the same anymore...

    By Doris

    From Frankfurt, Germany

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Colors
      • Colorsstyle
      • Not enough compartments
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        This is my 5th Timkuk2 bag. I really love all my other bags - but not this! The quality is poor (smaller/slimmer strap, less/missing compartments) and the colors/style is not matching the ones on the internet site during customization. I am really disappointed! :o(((

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best messenger bag. Top quality.

        By Giorgio56

        From Pistoia, ITALY

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Computer
        • Every day
        • Office

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        It's always on my shoulder. For work, free time, with or without my 15' Mac Pro and/or iPad. Very comfortable walking and motorbike/biking. Fast and perfect sale service. In 4 days received in Italy. Mine is all black cordura with a beautiful white/gray interior "zig-zag" stripes. Light enough but very strong and durable. I don't like to change frequently my stuff !

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bigger on the inside than the outside

        By azulperro

        From Reston, VA

        About Me: Career, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Needs an Outside Pocket

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I live in an area with good public transit- but no street lighting- and wanted something reflective and weather-resistant for commuting. With the strap pad this bag is comfortable to carry over the shoulder, even packed full, while leaving my hands free to hold a farecard while waiting for the bus or a flashlight while I'm walking home. The bottom of the bag flattens out, giving you plenty of room for a bag lunch, raingear, etc.
        While it doesn't have the profusion of pockets of the laptop bags there are enough for pens, notepads, and the usual work stuff. It would be nice to have a "quick access" outside pocket for sunglasses or a flashlight, but with a little practice the vertical zipped pocket outside the main compartment can be reached without opening the bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        I think I'm a tad addicted to Messengers

        By CS0600

        From St. Louis, MO

        About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Miss The 2 Additional Zip

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        This is my 4th Messenger Bag. Obviously I love them. The extra-small is a little too small for carrying water bottle, iPad or Kindle and other "stuff". The small is perfect for all of that. I use a medium for a carry on bag when I fly. My new one I just received has a thinner strap than I am used to but it still does the job. What I miss though is the two extra zipper pockets under the flap! Where did they go???? So sad. All in all they are great sturdy bags that hold whatever you want, and can be crammed full when necessary without ruining the bag.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I Purchased My First Bag 25 years ago

        By Midwife from Oregon

        From Oregon Coast

        About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Customization
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        My first Timbuk2 was over 20 years ago when I was a grad student--still using it for my rock climbing gear. The second bag was a custom purchase along with an xLarge 2 years ago--for travel.Awesome! This current purchase (custom) I'm a bit disappointed (actually really disappointed). 1. The fabric does not seem as sturdy as previous fabrics; 2. Talk about downsizing the extra compartments--that was one of the main reasons I came back to this bag--the very front compartment has gone from 3 zippered to 1 zippered one without a zipper (need the zips to keep things secure, the inside compartments have gone from a big zippered with pencil holder, flap pocket (again-keeping things secure) and two midsize pockets in addition to a smaller pocket inside the big zip to a large zip 2 midsize and a 2 pencil pockets; 3. the grab handle is in the weirdest place... about 2 inches below where it should be. 4. The "hardware" feels cheap; 5. The main strap itself used to be 2 inches, now it's about an inch and a half wide--yep...there is a comfort issue--the wider strap def more comfortable;6. Just feels flimsy compared to my past bags. It makes me really sad to have to write this review on such a great company that had an awesome product to be proud of--now, hate to say it it feels like with everything these days it cheaped out. I'll still use these latest bags but it will probably be awhile before I come back for another. ;(

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Artem P. test review 11.20.14

        By woapata

        From kiev

        About Me: Practical

        Pros

        • Comfortable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Poor Quality
        • Wow

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cool
        • Cycling
        • Day Trips

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        wow

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth every penny

        By T the wanderer

        From little rock, ar

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            A perfect bag. Nuff said.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent product!

            By Purse lady

            From MI

            About Me: Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                I'm using this as a purse. The one suggestion I would make, and I realize this is a messenger bag, is to make it an option whether or not you want the reflective tags on the strips on the bottom of the bag. Otherwise a great bag! I had my last Timbuk2 purse for 10 years. It wore like iron. Truth is although the lining was finally starting to fray a bit and the lighter parts of the purse were a bit stained, it was still in great usable shape.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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