custom classic messenger bag

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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

Reflective Binding Silver More Info

6 Logo Color

Thread Silver More Info

7 Liner Color

TPU Grey More Info

8 Inside Options

Interior Options
Empty Bucket
Inside Pockets
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9 Outside Options

How do you wear your bag?
Right Handed
Grab Strap
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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

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.

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
 
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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Custom Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.1

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (122)
  • High quality (108)
  • Durable  (101)
  • Comfortable  (99)
  • Roomy  (92)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (36)
  • Uncomfortable  (9)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (3)
  • Not enough pockets (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (91)
  • Office (74)
  • Day trip (68)
  • Airplane travel  (59)
  • Computer (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (93), Career (65), Comfort-oriented (55), Stylish (51), Modern (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (128), Yes (17)

Reviewed by 148 customers

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4.0

Excellent quality, worth the wait!

By CindyB

From McLean, VA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    My daughter uses this bag for middle school. She has to carry several binders. We decided to try a cross body messenger bag to see if it worked better for her back than a back pack. I'm not sure it was the best choice for a high volume of books & binders, because it can be hard to take on and off if it is packed too heavy and if she's wearing a bulky winter coat, but I've not heard any complaints.

    The bag itself is of excellent quality and made of very durable material. She chose the custom option. The colors and printed fabric are true to what appears on the website and they work beautifully together! She is really pleased with the design. The stitching is tight, the velcro closures are strong and the strap is wide. Overall, an EXCELLENTLY made product. And I love that it is made in the United States.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Loving the Custom Classic Messenger Bag

    By TimBuk2er

    From Mena, AR

    About Me: Classic

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      From school, to band, to football games I got it covered. It's roomy enough to carry a change of clothes and stylish because 'it's my design'.

      Love it and the heavy-duty construction.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      love my bag!!!!

      By Jennifer-Mommy,RN,Biker.Grad Student.

      From Houston, TEXAS

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I just wanted to say how much I love my new bag. It is even cuter in person than online. It is large, roomy, attractive, and stylish. The strap is comfy and it hold my computer, my work, and extra diapers and baby stuff for my little one. Lightweight enough that I can take it to work, school, around town, or on my bike on the weekends. Just what I needed! Thanks!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Bag! Great Service!

      By Phil at Hyper IQ

      From Minneapolis, MN

      About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable 
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • No outside pocket

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      We gave these to all of our developers and they just plain loved them. The ease of customizing it was second only to the service I got when I had questions. We'll be ordering more. Timbuk2 made me a customer for life.

      P.S. Just one outside pocket would be great. :-)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      bag junkie!

      By Foo-E

      From Rough and Ready, Ca

      About Me: Classic, Practical

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • Perfect Fit In Hd Saddlebag
        • School

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I have this bag from the mid 90's and just wanted a new one cuz I'm a bag junkie! The old one still has lots of life in it even after my hard use of it. I love all the new pockets and upgrades that they made to this bag. Fits perfectly in HD hard saddlebags. Keep bringing the good stuff timbuk 2!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Verify all the details before submitting

        By betsy

        From louisville

        About Me: Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Well Made And Customizabl

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            It's a very nice custom made bag but it ought to be for what I paid for it. I ordered most of the options but when the bag arrived none of them were there. Apparently the computer dumped them at some point. Their solution was to say Sorry, offer me a coupon for another and the missing parts to have someone local sew in.
            If I am not satisfied with the first one, why would I buy another?

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Excellent Purchase

            By Nick

            From Denver, CO

            About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Office

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I use my bag to bike to work every day with a bulky laptop. The bag is great! Solid construction, I like the simplicity in design. It holds a ton of stuff and sits perfectly and comfortably across my back as I bike. Between commuting and the large amount of business travel I do, I live out of this thing. I love how great it looks too, I get compliments on it constantantly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Debbj

              From Wichita KS

              About Me: Career

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Cute Personalized Tag
              • Durable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality
              • Lightweight 
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Day Trips

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                Good looking bag!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                The sample colors can be deceiving

                By Erica

                From PA

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • High Quality

                Cons

                • Strap Release Buckle

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling
                • Office

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                This is my second timbuk2 bag, but my first custom one. I mainly use it for commuting. The divider is great in keeping my stuff organized and files from floating around in the big pocket. The water bottle holders are too small. I would recommend having size options and an option for a holder on one side of the bad instead of only on both sides. My biggest disappointment when I received the bag was that one of the color patterns I chose was lighter than I expected it to be from the sample I recived. When I compared it to the sample to the bag I realized that I must have been looking at the back side of the sample. The front of this sample was not labeled as some of the other samples were. Overall it is durable and customer to my style and needs.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not a happy camper

                By Disappointed

                From Albany NY

                About Me: Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable 
                • Good Strap Length
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight 

                Cons

                • Not enough compartments
                • Too small
                • Uncomfortable 

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Cycling
                • Office

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                I was looking for a roomier upgrade to the timbuk2 backpack that has served me well for several years. I like the backpack, but it cannot hold a binder very easily. I am a professor, and every day I was carrying my laptop on my back along with an armful of binders and books to each class. I wanted a bag that I could just stick everything into and toss over my shoulder.

                I spent several hours watching the videos, examining the dimensions, and trying to decide what kind of bag to get. I went with the classic messenger, with an internal document pocket and 2 internal water bottle pockets. I was really excited to get this bag, and now I am sad that it did not live up to my expectations.

                Here is why I am unhappy.
                1. The water bottle pockets are tiny. My standard Apple power supply cannot fit into either of them. My wallet kind of fits, but then becomes very hard to get out. Why not keep my wallet in the quick-access front pocket? Because:

                2. My power supply only fits in the large internal zippered pocket, leaving the external quick-access pocket the only pocket that can hold pens securely. Why can't I use the unzippered pen organizer? Because:

                3. The front organizers hold very little, and when loaded they make the front edge so floppy that anything stuck in the unzippered compartments gets dumped out on a regular basis. This renders the unzippered organizing compartments totally useless.

                4. The document pocket is too roomy, and does not keep thin folders or documents particularly secure.

                5. Although I am right-handed, evidently I wear my bag as if I was a left-handed person. I never knew this about myself before. But the quick-release part of the strap is on the wrong side when I wear the bag comfortably. Obviously I should have paid more attention to what they mean by "right-handed bag".

                6. Due to the tapering shape of the bag, it does not fit as much as you'd think, given the dimensions. It sounds like it should be deep enough to hold a binder, for example. But only kind of, and certainly not more than one.

                7. The turquoise color on the bag is much darker and greener than the swatch on the website. I would not actually describe this color as turquoise, it is green.

                Overall, I am regretting that I purchased a customized bag which I now cannot return. Life lesson learned.

                Having said all that, this bag would be great for someone who has no awkward bulky items like power supplies, and who also has very little need for pens.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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