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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
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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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?

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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 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (144)
  • High quality (129)
  • Comfortable  (122)
  • Durable  (118)
  • Roomy  (113)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (43)
  • Poor quality (10)
  • Uncomfortable  (9)
  • Too small (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (106)
  • Office (89)
  • Day trip (80)
  • Airplane travel  (67)
  • Computer (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (112), Career (76), Comfort-oriented (69), Stylish (57), Modern (48)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (149), Yes (24)

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5.0

Comfortable and very 'me'

By Penn

From Boston, MA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Computer
  • Day Trips
  • Everyday
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

This bag replaced a similar bag that I use as my every day bag. It is holding up well so far, and it looks like it will continue to do so for me.

The strap mechanism holds it's length well, without slowly getting longer and longer as your day goes on. It is thick enough to not dig into my shoulder. I did not buy the shoulder pad.

I am a cane user, so I use a messenger bag to carry things I would have otherwise put in my cane hand. This means that often I leave the house with it mostly empty and return with it full of shopping, or left overs, or my scarf and gloves. The bag expands well to carry things without looking ridiculous while it's mostly empty.

The front pouch is perfect for my transit card, which I need to be able to access quickly. But it wouldn't hold terribly much more than a wallet or a phone, but not both really.

The only thing I dislike about the bag is the velcro. It is a very strong velcro and very large. It makes getting into the body of the bag while I'm wearing it a little unweildy. It's doable, but I may end up seeing if I can modify the bag to remove the velcro as the front flap has buckle closures, too.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Classy enough to double as a purse

By Jo

From Wisconsin

About Me: Modern, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I ordered a small in waxed canvas and boutique noir fabrics hoping for a finished product that was purse - like enough for me to keep everything in it all the time, and add or subtract the laptop as needed. Works brilliantly. Fits my MacBook Pro in its sleeve, plus everything else--including a big phone/tablet and an eReader. The new styling with buckles under the flap keep it looking clean and classy, and I get compliments all over the place. Wearing cross-over style prevents back issues that a heavy bag can cause. Very happy with my new bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag!!

    By Gaspassr

    From Charlotte, NC

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Great bag. This is my 5th bag and they keep getting better. I've yet to wear one out. I decide to change color and then give the old ones away, except for my first one. Still have it after 20 years. These are the best bags period!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      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

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