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custom classic messenger bag

$144
Cordura Nylon
Water Resistant
Canvas & Wools
Specialty
Reflective

Left Color

Cordura Silver

3 Center Color

Cordura Silver

4 Right Color

Cordura Silver

5 Binding

Nylon Binding Cool Grey

6 Logo

Thread Silver

7 Liner

TPU Grey

8 Inside Options

Empty Bucket

9 Outside Options

Right Handed

10 Strap Pad

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Features

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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.

Dimensions

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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 Width True Width Height True Height
  in cm in cm
XS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 No. Your device will not fit.
S 15.0 38.0 10.0 25.5 No. Your device will not fit.
M 16.7 42.5 10.8 27.5 No. Your device will not fit.
L 19.7 50.0 12.6 32.0 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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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 352 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (167)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (284)
  • High quality (254)
  • Comfortable  (234)
  • Roomy  (230)
  • Durable  (229)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (71)
  • Poor quality (23)
  • Uncomfortable  (23)
  • Too small (12)
  • Heavy / bulky  (9)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (213)
  • Office (190)
  • Day trip (164)
  • Airplane travel  (144)
  • Computer (129)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (223), Career (142), Comfort-oriented (142), Stylish (113), Modern (94)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (295), Yes (49)

Reviewed by 352 customers

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5.0

Better than expected! And I expected it to be awesome!

By Lovin' Timbuk2 for Life

From Massacusetts

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

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Lots of pockets
  • Roomy 
  • Vibrant colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Extended trips 

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I purchased this because I have been wanting a new computer bag, but also a bag that would hold everything I needed when I travel. It's extremely roomy and, in fact, I couldn't fill it! I took it on the airplane and it fit perfectly under the seat. When I created the custom bag online I new the colors would be vibrant, but seeing them in person is much more impressive. This is a great bag for travel and for every day use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect bag...

    By Jordanpamela

    From Boston, Ma

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Adorable bag--fits everything I need for day to day, great quality, this is my third Timbuk2 bag--& I love them all equally ;)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      don't like the new strap clip

      By Krista

      From San Jose, CA

      About Me: Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Bad Strap Clip

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Day Trips
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      The new strap clips to set the length of the strap are terrible. Comes unhooked at the time, sometimes while i'm wearing it and the whole bag drops. My friend with the old strap clip doesn't have this problem.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best bag ever . . .

      By Jon

      From Elk Grove, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Amazing

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          Great turn-around on my custom order. Excellent product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Awesome XS Messenger Bag

          By Bling Princess

          From San Francisco, CA

          About Me: Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Need To Re-size Alittle
          • Too small

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I use the product as hangout messenger bag, the things that great about is I can put my sweater and minor things in the bag without carrying it around. easy to access, it hard for theft reach their hand in the bag while travel on bus or train.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Another well made, great bag - but i prefer my older Timbuk2

          By Steve

          From Perth, Western Australia

          About Me: Career, Cyclist, Day Use, Practical, Traveller

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Inside Mesh Pockets
          • Laptop Bouch Rocks
          • Lightweight 
          • Love The Handle
          • New Adjustable Strap
          • Roomy 
          • Solidly built

          Cons

          • Compression Straps
          • Front Pocket Smaller
          • Front Pocket Too High
          • Insert Wall Gap At Base
          • No Inside Pocket Compartm

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          This is my second Timbuk2 messenger bag. My old one has travelled a lot with me and is still in great condition but i wanted a larger bag. The new one is a medium. It definately hold a lot more but i find it a bit too big for my daily use. That said I am small.

          You wont go wrong with these bags, they are solidly built and have great compartments. But i do see some differences with my old bag that I wish were on the new model. The Nepolean pocket at the front seems a bit smaller, which makes getting my wallet out harder. The front has also gone from 3 zip areas to 1. 3 was excessive but i would like at least 2. My main gripe here is that on the big bag it sits quite high, and with the wight in the pockets i find the bag slouches when on the ground. I know this is minor but i find it annoying. If this whole area were bigger and sat lower i think it would work better, and my phone would sit in the pouch more safely.

          I also miss having some of the compartments inside the inner zip area. Again, not a huge issue. But it helps with organisation. Now my bike lights and other tools rattle round in there.

          Finally i dont like how the laptop bouch isnt jointed at the bottom of the bag. so small things can go from the very rear compartment to the front.

          These gripes aside it is a great bag. If you a looking for a messenger bag. Go Timbuk2.

          They are very well made. The new sides to keep the rain out are good, as is the new strap adjuster. The handle is so useful and i wish my old bag had it. The new laptouch pouch is a great improvement too. The padding works well and is stylish, the small puch in front is good for a tablet/paper work, and its placement in the middle gives another good compartment in the back.

          The medium is definately big enough for a samll grocery shop, or a six pack of beer and chips.

          The ordering online was seemless and the delivery was so fast I was blown away.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Just not the quality that I expect from Timbuktu

          By CB

          From just north of Chicago

          About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I purchased this bag to replace my old (7 yr) commuter bag. The new bag just isn't the same quality as the old. Thinner straps, not as many inner pockets, thinner material overall. Love the look but am doubtful that this bag will remain in use for 7 years.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointed...like my old Timbuk 2 bags better

          By Designer on the run

          From Maine islands

          About Me: Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Color
          • Roomy 

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Day Trips
          • Extended trips 

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          Very disappointed in the quality of the webbed shoulder strap. The old bags had a beefy strap. I will NEVER buy another bag from Timbuk 2. I expected that my new bag would be of the same quality as my other 2 bags. Timbuk 2 will not take back as it was a custom color combo.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best bag ever

          By Mark the Commuting Student

          From Austin, Texas

          About Me: Career, 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
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Extended trips 
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I got the medium custom messenger bag and have been very pleased with this purchase. Judging from quality of the material and the craftsmanship I know this bag will last me for several years. It has plenty of pockets and room for all my stuff: Several books, laptop, iPad, kindle, pens, pencils, stylus, water bottle, moleskin, pocket change, snacks, etc. I try to keep what I bring on a daily basis to a minimum to reduce weight, but when I need a lot of stuff this bag does the job perfectly, with room to spare. I recommend this product hIghly!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            What lustre!

            By Shappy the happy commuter

            From Vancouver, BC

            About Me: Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              A great bag I hope to be using for the next decade! Unexpectely [for me], the optional interior mesh wattle bottle holders seem to be sized for more of an evian bottle than a bicycle's water bottle.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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