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custom classic messenger bag

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Black & White
Indigo
Artful Gentleman
Innocence

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
Inserts
-
Inside Pockets
-

9 Outside Options

How do you wear your bag?
Right Handed
Grab Strap
-

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.

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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 239 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (196)
  • High quality (175)
  • Comfortable  (166)
  • Durable  (158)
  • Roomy  (158)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (52)
  • Uncomfortable  (14)
  • Poor quality (12)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)
  • Too small (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (144)
  • Office (124)
  • Day trip (107)
  • Airplane travel  (93)
  • School (89)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (150), Comfort-oriented (102), Career (94), Stylish (73), Modern (61)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (195), Yes (39)

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5.0

Almost the bg of my dreams

By Mr. Ray

From Henderson NV

About Me: Energy Healer, Retired Young

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Quality Quality Quality
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • No Handle

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Reiki Bag

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

This is the 2nd Timbuk2 bag I have owned. The first one is the standard for my carry on bag, holds everything and has pockets to spare. This 2nd was my own custom job with the colors that compliment my practice. I should have added a handle on this bag but that was not timbuk2's problem just my oversight.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I'm thinking of my next buy with Timbuk2

By Lanky Leslie

From Singapore

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Strap too thin

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Computer
  • Office

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

The bag was lightweight and there are plenty of small compartments for those nitty gritties.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Very nearly perfect

By Eric

From Littleton, CO

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Iffy Grab Handle
  • Short Strap Length

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Day Trips
  • Office

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

After putting this bag (size small) through one overseas trip, I've come to love it. Good workmanship, excellent selection of materials, good features -- just what I needed.

Some things could be improved, though:

1) The strap on a small bag is a bit too short for me (I'm 6'3"). I really wish strap length was one of the customizable options.

2) As others have pointed out, the grab handle should be moved about 3" further forward for the bag to balance correctly from it.

3) The water bottle pockets *barely* fit a thin bottle (in my case, a small Klean Kanteen). So, they're great for a small tripod or sunglasses in a hard-case, but not so practical for... you know... water.

4) The bag should really come with silencer straps as a standard thing. As-is, the velcro is either a life saver, or seriously annoying as a function of the circumstances.

As for options:

* Slash pocket -- great for a tablet or small laptop in a padded cover / sleeve. Or, just for magazines and papers and such.

* Water bottle pockets -- eh....

* Snoop camera insert -- a fantastic helper if you'll use this bag (even occasionally) as a camera bag. The top zips up, so you can quickly pull the camera insert out fully loaded and stash it somewhere safe -- if, for example, you're on a combination business / pleasure trip and need to skinny down for a meeting.

* Strap pad -- a must have if you'll be carrying non-trivial weight in this (like, say, camera gear).

* Silencer straps -- not actually an option, but they should be. I'd recommend you buy them, though, when you order this bag (just $3 last time I checked).

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

I have waited for this my whole life.

By Jolene

From Sacramento, CA

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

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
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I love this bag. I would buy it a million more times. I work at a college, and go to grad school. It carries everything I need and, just when I think I can't cram anymore in it, I can. Totally worth the investment!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Poor placement of Grab Handle

    By None

    From Seattle, WA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Grab Handle Poorly Placed
      • Uncomfortable 

      Best Uses

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I returned this bag because the grab handle was not centered. When you try to carry the bag with the grab handle, the bags falls forward making it uncomfortable to carry.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Exactly What I Want

        By ronnig

        From Chicago IL

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • IPad

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        I saw a Timbuk2 xs messenger bag in a local store. I noticed it was the perfect size to carry my iPad and the rest of the stuff I normally carry with extra space for a few things I might pick up, but disliked the color combination. I went online and checked out standard Timbuk2 xs messengers but didn't find a combination that suited my particular tastes and style(over 30 business owner and mom). So I created my own. The extra expense is the only reason I don't give the bag 5 stars. If, like me, you aren't ready to compromise on appearance or function, and don't see a standard bag that's exactly what you want-this is the only way to go.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Grad student/outdoor educator/mom

        From Clinton, New York

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          After more than a decade of daily use, I replaced my old small timbuk2 bag from college with this one, and I love it. The color and fabric options are great and there are nice updates to the pockets and buckles since I purchased my first in 2001. The small fits my laptop, a notebook, folder, wallet, phone, accessories, and a few books. It's the perfect size to fit the amount of work that is realistic to get through in a day instead of toting around excess. Well done timbuk2!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Beautiful bag, but...

          By ArchivingwithSarah

          From Uniontown, PA

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Office

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I love my Timbuk2 Classic Messenger bag! It is a beautiful bag which I foresee accompanying me on many an archiving adventure.

            My only complaint about the bag is that the colors I received and the colors displayed on the website are quite different. For example, I ordered the Cordura Raspberry fabric for my bag and expected a bright pink color. What I got was a deep pink almost red shade. If I had known this beforehand I probably would have chosen a different color.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great for college

            By ep

            From Cincinnati, Ohio

            About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Pros

            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable 

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I use this product for my commute to college. It is a great fit. Although the shoulder strap could be wider to possibly add more comfort.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Going to order another one!

            By ep

            From Cincinnati, Ohio

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Just the right size
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Shoulder Could Be Wider

            Best Uses

            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            This is a great product, customized of course. Just the right size for commenting to college. Although the shoulder strap could be wider, possibly for more comfort.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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