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4 Right Color

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5 Body Color

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6 Binding Color

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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

Fit

Removable shoulder strap enables you to wear it like messenger or briefcase

Timbuk2's shorty-cam buckle for single-handed adjustments

TSA-compliant laptop access; send your bag through security without removing your devices

Clever Extras

Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock

Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

Materials

TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

Origin

Made in San Francisco, California

Laptop/Tablet

Medium fits 15” MacBook plus iPad

What's this all about?

Created in reaction to the rise of mighty TSA in American airports, our new Commute is approaching perfection. Its laptop compartment unzips to lie flat so you don't have to remove your laptop at airport security, and its waterproof TPU flap keeps your gear dry in a drizzle. Additionally, it has external water bottle pockets and a silly amount of internal organization for pens, mice, cords, and bades, and our beleoved red key fob. Thou shall never dig for thy keys or be last through the security line again.

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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
M 20.7 52.5 16.5 42.0 12.8 32.5 6.7 17.0 2.2 1.0 1,404 23.0

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 Width True Width Height True Height
  in cm in cm
M 14.6 37.0 10.8 27.5 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 Commute Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.6

(based on 276 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (192)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (244)
  • High quality (243)
  • Roomy  (234)
  • Durable  (214)
  • Comfortable  (210)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (21)
  • Heavy / bulky  (16)
  • Too small (6)
  • Uncomfortable  (6)

Best Uses

  • Computer (194)
  • Commuting (188)
  • Office (183)
  • Airplane travel  (169)
  • Day trip (99)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (188), Career (165), Comfort-oriented (122), Modern (104), Stylish (103)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (234), Yes (35)

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5.0

awesome commuter bag!!

By elyse the cyclist

From brooklyn, ny

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Too large

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

i bike to work every day and i needed something to carry my change of clothes along with the stuff i carry every day in a purse, my lunch, and other things. it was really difficult to fit it all comfortably in my other bag so i got one of these for myself for christmas. this bag fits EVERYTHING i need. it expands really well but doesn't look too large when it's not full. unfortunately, i'm not a very tall person (5'3) so it always looks big on me.
the bag has a lot of compartments, include one on the outside where you can keep things you need to access quickly. and the variety of pockets/compartments in the bag allow you to stow things in a efficient ways so they're easy to access when you need them. it also is very durable, easy to clean, and comfortable when worn.
my only issue is that for someone my height and size, this bag looks a bit too big on me. also, the strap that the bag came with was too long and made it uncomfortable for the first few days. i emailed customer support and they sent me a cam buckle, which is easier to adjust and makes the strap shorter than normal. this helped a lot and the fact that customer support was so great made me happier than a clam.
all in all, a great bag.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Custom baby! - big but doesn't feel so

By Typo the PR flack

From Hurricane, WV

About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Loud
  • Loud velcro

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

Using for a few weeks now. I LOVE the tweed fabric combined with the waxed canvas. It truly makes a hip-city messenger look business-like enough to carry to meetings.

While I've tried to slim down my everyday carry, this bag is pretty darned big for a medium size. Bigger than I might otherwise have suggested, but it doesn't feel gigantic when carrying it.

I've stopped carrying my laptop everyday in favor of my iPad and portable keyboard, so I might not need this much bag for everyday, but I will say that when I've had to carry my laptop, the separate rear pocket for the computer is FANTASTIC. I love that all the other stuff is separated and I can easily place my laptop in the back while rushing out of the office and easily pull it out when I arrive in the mornings before a meeting.

Have not used it yet through an airport, but it appears to be TSA-friendly. I think this bag is big enough for an overnight business trip and that's what I'm counting on in a minimalist sense. But so far I've not really minded using it everyday and have not yet switched back to my smaller case.

The addition of the absolute strap is probably a necessity because it makes this a pleasure to carry. And I also love the matching tweed strap pad.

Nobody else will have a bag like it. It is way sharp. Looks great with a suit or with jeans.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Nice bag but......

By JAM Flyfisher

From Tennessee

About Me: Career, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

I like the bag but the straps the straps that hold the flap down are misaligned. When the buckles are snapped together one was sewn in about an inch off center. Still works bit looks awkward. Customer service checked with the designers and I was told all the bags in stock had this issue. The style is being discontinued so I accepted a partial refund. I'm still waiting for my credit card credit. Only order this if you can be happy with a slight imperfections.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

I would buy this again

By The wife

From cleveland, oh

About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

Pros

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

Cons

  • Color Not Very Accurate

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Computer
  • Day Trips
  • Extended trips 
  • Office

Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

My husband uses this predominantly for business travel. It is light weight and roomy with plenty of division to keep files, business supplies and his computer separated and easier to access. Never a problem at an airport.
The only issue is that I paid extra for a custom bag so I could choose the colors and they were much much darker than showing on the computer. I know these things are never 100% the same but they should have been pretty close or it's not really a custom bag that I paid for.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not the super bag it once was

By Train commuter

From San Francisco, CA

About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Computer

Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

I replaced my 15 year old commute with the new model and it's been a disappointment. There are far fewer compartments than there used to be and they are far, far less accessible. For example, there is no good place to stash my glasses. I'm using the interior water bottle pocket, but it's hard to get your hand in or out of the bag without elbowing the guy next to you on the train. The Napoleon pocket is a good idea in concept, but it's only good for small flat items. I used to be able to navigate my bag without looking - now I can't even get into it one-handed.

The biggest flaw is that, in order to get as many pockets as possible, I had to get the bag with the laptop compartment, which I don't need. That just adds bulk, not storage. There is also no true exterior pocket which I usually stash docs, papers and a book, so I am using the pass through slot for roley bags which is smaller and velcroed at the bottom. Again, a decrease in functionality.

The strap adjustment mechanism is an improvement, but they eliminated the rubberized pad on the strap which kept it from sliding on my shoulder - call it a push.

I also went into the Timbuk2 retail store a couple of times to see the options before I bought. Clerks were not helpful and not particularly friendly, so be prepared to do your own research.

Overall, still a good looking bag, but far less useful for commuters than it should be. I went straight for Timbuk2 to replace my old bag. Next time, I'll shop around.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Perfect!

By Lisa

From Portland, Oregon

About Me: Modern, Stylish

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

    My husband was so thrilled with his new bag. Thank you so much for your excellent customer service.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Overall: Very well done

    By .

    From World traveler, based in S OR, USA

    About Me: Business Owner, Driven, Fun, High Standard, Quality Focused

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky 
    • Shoulder Strap Uncomforta
    • Velcro Marred Clothes

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Mobile Business Work

    Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I gave the gift of the bag to myself and fine spouse. They were delivered uber quick!!! The packing s/be cardboard, not plastic (even with reuse tips). I wish there were this same bag in a half size version. A shoulder strap should be considered as standard and not add on optional. Overall - happy. Fun to see other Tuimbuk2 Bags out and about in the world. Cheers - g

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    1.0

    Don't like this bag

    By Roar

    From San Francisco

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

        I used this bag for a few days and went back to my old Timbuk2 classic messenger. I didn't like the strap on this bag, which is attached by clips, because it twirls the bag and makes it hang funny. With the classic messenger, the strap is sewn into the bag, so it lies flat. Bummer, because I really like this bag otherwise, and I can't return it, bc i customized it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        EVERYTHING YOU NEED

        By Rebecca Burns

        From College Station, Texas

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, One Bag Girl Now, Stylish

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 
        • This Bag Can Organize
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

          Best bag ever!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          best fricken msngr bag on the market.

          By jhun

          From Santa Cruz, CA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag:

            Love the added customizable options in fabrics to get you involved with creative process.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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