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custom classic messenger bag

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Black & White
Indigo
Artful Gentleman
Active

Left Color

Cordura Silver

3 Center Color

Woven Reflective Black

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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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?

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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
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 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 313 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (249)
  • High quality (229)
  • Comfortable  (213)
  • Roomy  (207)
  • Durable  (204)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (63)
  • Uncomfortable  (18)
  • Poor quality (17)
  • Heavy / bulky  (9)
  • Too small (8)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (194)
  • Office (171)
  • Day trip (142)
  • Airplane travel  (127)
  • Computer (115)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (195), Comfort-oriented (129), Career (128), Stylish (101), Modern (83)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (260), Yes (45)

Reviewed by 313 customers

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3.0

Don't make 'em like they used to

By The Neenster

From Hawaii

About Me: Book Lover, Comfort-Oriented, Dabbler In Writing, Knitter, Musician, Practical, Teacher

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Coffee House Loitering
  • Day Trips
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

So far i own four classic messenger bags--two of which are custom--a Q backpack and a now discontinued Patrol backpack. I did have another classic custom messenger, however i sent it back to be recycled. I now regret sending in my old custom messenger (small) that i purchased about five or six years ago for recycling. With the exception of my old Patrol which i use for travel, i use all of my bags either to carry my books, music, computer, journals, sketchbooks and stuff for work or for just hanging out at a coffee house.

People say, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." This is the first time i've been slightly disappointed in a Timbuk2 bag i bought. At least that's how i felt When i received my latest custom messenger bag (also a small).

Somehow, the entire bag just feels a bit flimsy and slightly smaller. While i appreciate that the new adjustable "cam buckle" isn't so gigantic and the big loop no longer exists, I'm not crazy about the thinner, more flexible strap either. Also, the new strap buckle keeps popping open.

My biggest disappointment is the reduction of pockets in the interior. I was looking forward to those pockets, especially the one with the velcro flap. The bag feels incomplete without those extra pockets. Also, the interior pocket is not as deep as it was.

While i see the intent in keeping the bag flap clips hidden, it's not practical. i often find myself fumbling around to get the flap closed. Then, when i want to open my bag, i forget that the flap is still clasped. One of these days the female clips will rip off the flap because i keep forgetting that it's still attached to the male clip.

What i do appreciate are the cincher straps at the bottom of the bag. i can shove my jacket under my bag and leave a little more room inside. The water bottle holder is a great addition, but it takes a little coaxing to get my 3-inch diameter water bottle into the pocket. The "raised" sides of the bag is also a nice addition, i think.

Dear Timbuk2, i hope that you bring back the old design of the classic messenger. Pockets! pockets! pockets! thicker strap! pockets! If it's a classic, don't mess with it.

So for now, i'd still recommend this product, but with reservation.

 
5.0

My wish -2 more pockets

By Vivian

From Sweden

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

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

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

My Wich - one zippered pocket for passport. 2 "wider bag - because I wear my I-mac Air in the bag. Strap Length would be 4" long. (I am 167 cm tall)

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I love my bag

By Shy_Gals_Guide_To_The_World

From San Francisco, CA

About Me: Comfort-Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I love this bag!! I got it for myself as a gift for getting into Grad School. I love how it is roomy and allows me to pack so much. The only thing I wish it had was, a strap that doesn't dig into my shoulder. I know they have that strap cushion but I wish I didn't have to pay sooo much extra for it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Ridiculously amazing!

    By bluchair

    From Loveland, CO

    About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I purchased this bag to wear daily when riding my motorcycle to work (GSX-S 750). I wanted to have some hi-vis elements without sacrificing style. By being able to customize the bag, I was able to achieve both. Plus it matches my bike! Plenty of room for my 13" inch laptop (could easily hold a 15") and my iPad air2. I also carry my sketchbook and extras like wallet, toiletries and spare clothes.

      Only issue is I wish it had a zipper. Got caught in the rain and had to pull off the road and seek shelter cause I just didn't rust my equipment to not get wet.

      Other than that, I love it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love my customized bag

      By Penny

      From Portland Oregon

      About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Daily use
        • Day Trips
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        The bag I created is extra small and perfect for my petite size. The fabrics look awesome together; the black and white geometric and heather gray. I use the bag daily with my iPad safely stowed in the back section. It's large enough for a Starbucks recyclable cup! You have to work at getting the cup in the mesh but it fits. I'm very happy with my bag and would purchase another. It's stylish and not expensive compared to other women's bags.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Watch Out for Color Choices

        By Practical Packer

        From MN

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Color Not True To Image

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I made a custom bag to use on my honeymoon trip. Beware of the Cordura Jewel color - in reality it is between a forest and an emerald green. Online it appears to be more of a blue/green color. The Cordura Tusk Gray is also a much darker color than it looks like online - a deeper cream color.

        If you want velcro silencers, get the size medium for the size small bag, they fit perfectly.

        If you want a camera bag to fit inside a size small bag while still giving you room for other things in the bag, buy the size x-small camera bag.

        Overall, I think it will be a very functional bag, I'm just disappointed in the way that the colors are not true to the way they look online.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I my custom bag!

        By Jess the walking and Trimeter

        From Portland, OR

        About Me: Rain Dweller

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I finally replaced my 8 year old bag (which I used daily) with this beauty. The colors turned out rich and vibrant. They are very comfortable bags to use. I don't find my strap pad slides too much but my husband did so we just used a small piece of shelf liner between the pad ( pads are additional but totally worth the few bucks I personally have a pride rainbow one from my old bag I love) and the strap.

          The recycle program is environmentally friendly as well as a good deal in getting a new bag. They also donated my old bag for me to a youth .

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Custom bag rocks!

          By Sinbuster

          From Los Angeles

          About Me: Career

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            Custom designing this bag makes truly unique, an expression of my own style.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Quality & Attention to Detail Lacking

            By MostlyDoc

            From Atlanta, GA

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Uncomfortable 

            Best Uses

            • Computer

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            Actually, I'm very disappointed with this purchase.

            The last custom Messenger Bag I purchased on Timbuk2 was much better. On this bag, the strap is probably 30~40% narrower and uncomfortable (cuts into my shoulder). The strap 'clamping' device is a fraction of the size, and does not work well; pops open. And finally, the flap clips are also smaller and difficult to work because of their placement (female clip) behind the flap. Oh, and the pocket behind the front compartment is gone, the one you could access from the side without opening the flap. The three (3) zipper pockets that used to be outside under the flap are also a thing of the past.

            Timbuk2 obviously went about a cost saving redesign and it shows in the end product. The messenger I customized a few years ago is much better. I have three bags from Timbuk2 now, and am sorry to say I probably won't be ordering again as quality and attention to detail seems to have taken a backseat to profit...and that's shame.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Even Better Now

            By Sophia

            From Atlanta, GA

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I had an old Timbuk2 messenger bag that I use for going to the pool, on trips, etc. Needed something that would be comfortable for walking/biking to work, so I got this. The purple is different but corporate work-appropriate. The newer water bottle pockets are awesome. Miss some of the inside pockets from before so I have some smaller bags for headphones, extra keys, cords, and the like. The laptop pocket is a great addition--keeps files and laptop upright. The pad for the shoulder strap makes a huge difference. Only complaint is that strap lengthens too easily--all of a sudden I'm walking with the bag below my hip!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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