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The original Timbuk2 messenger improved by 25 years of expertise.

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Size Width Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume Handle Drop
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XS 0.0 0.0 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 5.1 13.0 1.0 0.5 549 9.0 0.0 0.0
S 0.0 0.0 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.5 14.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0 0.0 0.0
M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.5 19.0 2.0 0.9 1,281 21.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 20.1 51.0 15.0 38.0 13.8 35.0 7.9 20.0 2.1 0.9 1,709 28.0 0.0 0.0

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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.

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Custom Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.1

(based on 476 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (225)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (147)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (379)
  • High quality (341)
  • Durable  (316)
  • Comfortable  (315)
  • Roomy  (315)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (89)
  • Poor quality (33)
  • Uncomfortable  (30)
  • Too small (19)
  • Heavy / bulky  (11)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (295)
  • Office (249)
  • Day trip (219)
  • Airplane travel  (191)
  • Computer (173)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (305), Comfort-oriented (196), Career (188), Stylish (146), Modern (113)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (395), Yes (67)

Reviewed by 476 customers

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4.0

One thing I wish I could change

By Maniac

From Seattle, WA

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Strap Too Short

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Office

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

This is my 2nd messenger bag from timbuk2 and I love it. My ONLY criticism is that I wish the strap was longer.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

New Go to bag

By Dwight

From NC

About Me: Modern, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • Needs Water Bottle Cage O
  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

Use every day. A bit top heavy but very rugged and 97% useful

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

First Rate

By The Bagman

From New York City

About Me: Classic, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Many Useful Compartments
  • Roomy 
  • Serves Many Purposes

Cons

  • Waxed Canvas Gets Dusty

Best Uses

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

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

Top quality materials, workmanship and design; even better than I expected given Timbuk2's reputation. With the custom options I selected, the large number and variety of compartments make for a very versatile bag which serves well for commuting and various types of travel. THis bag is the largest size available, which even when fully packed, still meets even the most restrictive current carry on bag size limitations. One minor issue with the waxed canvas material (which I choose because it is heavy weight and maintains its shape even when empty) tends to attract lint/dust.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Gorgeous bag and made in the U.S.A.!

By Deirdre

From West Lafayette, Indiana

About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I had so much fun designing this bag and it turned out wonderfully! I love all the pockets and the inserts I added for my computer, iPad and water bottle. I also added the cushy shoulder strap and it's a must-have, making the bag very comfortable to carry. Love it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love my messenger bag..a Christmas gift from my daughter. Us

    By Marilyn

    From Wilmington NC

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Briefcase easy to handle classy and well made. Thank you Kelly Mc and Timbuktu.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Love my new bag!

      By Have laptop will travel

      From Portland, OR

      About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I chose the custom fabrics and colors for my bag. I was so pleased when it arrived and was even better looking than it showed on my computer screen. I use this bag as my travel computer bag. It is very roomy with plenty of inside pockets for all my gadgets. With this bag, I don't need to carry an additional purse.

        The best way to wear this bag is cross body. This leaves my hands free for my phone, etc.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Bag

        By Saskia

        From Switzerland

        About Me: Career

        Pros

        • Comfortable 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          i bought it for a present

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Awesome Bag

          By Nate.

          From Philadelphia, PA

          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

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I love this bag! This is my second one which has some updates that are interesting. My first bag was a size smaller and i used that thing so much that it basically disintegrated at the end. I like that they kept the Napoleon pocket and that they reduced the amount of small, some what redundant, pockets. But honestly the thing i miss most on this bag is the large clip on the strap. It was awesome to be able to set to length of your strap from "Riding Tight" and "Walking Loose" and be able to switch between them easily. This new pull flap clasp is not my favorite. The material for the strap itself is better and lighter, but is too thin for the old clip lock. I"m sure I'll get used to it. It was just a bummer. So four stars it is. Maybe when I get my third they'll have gone back to the old clasp.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            I needed something strong...I was not disappointed!

            By Sep

            From New Boston, MI

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Day Trips
              • School

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              Used for school. I never found a bag that could hold my computer, books and everything else I need and be comfortable. Great quality! I will recommend to friends!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Ladies- be careful when wearing hosiery!

              By Anonymous

              From Philadelphia, PA

              About Me: Career, Modern

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Super-strength Velco

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Day Trips

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              So, I LOVE my medium messenger- it is the perfect size for my frame and my penchant for carrying way too much to and from work...

              My issue is with the industrial-strength Velcro. I'm sure it is very helpful for the biking crowd, but professional women- BEWARE- it will WRECK any and all legwear- it wasn't a huge shocker that a slight brush spelled the end of sheer hosiery, but I have also destroyed a few pairs of thick winter weight tights, and even spanx, just in putting down and picking up my bag. And nothing kills a look like runs in your stockings.
              So, if you wear skirts and dresses often, be prepared to have to figure out some way to cover up the strips, because trust me, running out to buy new tights all the time gets old fast.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              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

              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.