custom laptop messenger bag

$144
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Cordura Nylon +$0
performance +$0
Classics & Canvas +$0
Prints +$0

2 Left Color

Cordura Silver +$0 More Info

3 Center Color

Cordura Silver +$0 More Info

4 Right Color

Cordura Silver +$0 More Info

5 Binding Color

Reflective Binding Silver +$0 More Info

6 Logo Color

Thread Silver +$0 More Info

7 Liner Color

TPU Grey +$0 More Info

8 Inside Options

Inserts
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Inside Pockets
-

9 Outside Options

How do you wear your bag?
Right Handed

10 Strap Pad

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Features

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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

Fit

Adjustable crossbody strap

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 a curved air-mesh strap pad for increased comfort, finer webbing, and Timbuk2's new Double-Loop CAM buckle that adjusts quickly and eliminates dangling straps. A new low-profile grab strap makes the messenger easier to grab and go, and 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
S 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.1 13.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0
M 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.1 18.0 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
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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.3

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (42)
  • High quality (39)
  • Roomy  (36)
  • Durable  (34)
  • Comfortable  (31)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (10)
  • Poor quality (3)
  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (36)
  • Computer (35)
  • Office (34)
  • Airplane travel  (22)
  • School (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (32), Career (27), Comfort-oriented (24), Modern (21), Stylish (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40), Yes (6)

Reviewed by 49 customers

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3.0

Ok, but liked the previous styles more..

By weighed down grad student....

From Los Angeles, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Not enough pockets

Best Uses

    Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I had a bag before from Timbuk2 that was more like a briefcase/bag design that I loved. Unfortunately, they don't appear to offer it any more. It had outside pockets, zipped on top, and was comfortable to carry. This bag is durable and roomy, but not nearly as convenient without outer pockets to throw your keys/phone into for quick access. Also, the velcro top is annoying (loud) and cords that hang from the bottom are cumbersome (I used a rubber band to gather/tie them up). All in all, I will use this bag but won't get another one. Hopefully they will bring back that other bag.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOOOOOVEEE the patterns!!

    By MA

    From King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

      The patterns are aweome!! It was fun to design and I love sporting it!! I love the laptop sleeve in it also! And I wasw happy to be able to incorporate some more reflective materials into it without having to acrifice a whole pannel (I put mine on the trim).

      Thanks Timbuk2!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The Messenger Bag 2.0

      By Kevin The Man Who Carries Everything

      From Winthrop, MA

      About Me: My Bag Is My Blankie, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Smaller Inner Pen Pocket
      • Smaller Lining Pocket

      Best Uses

      • All day every day
      • Commuting
      • Day Trips
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

      I love my new bag, my second from you guys. The last one lasted almost ten years. There were some design changes in the decade between purchases. I think shrinking pocket sizes is a mistake. And the clasp straps are a lot longer now (they almost get in the way). I don't see why that is.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Beautiful & Practical Dad's Day Gift

      By Vanessa C

      From Sacramento, CA

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

        This was a gift for father's day and he needed a new bag for his Macbook Air and for traveling and this was perfect. He designed it on the website and it's even prettier in person.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love it, but would change a few things.

        By glennedy

        From Boston, MA

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

          More Pro:
          – While it's not recommended, the Small actually fits my 15" Mac Book Pro and iPad.

          – The pocket behind the laptop sleeve somehow works better for me with papers, notes and files than any other bag I've owned.

          Other Cons:
          – IMHO the bottom straps are unnecessary, detracting from the overall look and still too long. Remove them or give the option to not have them on a custom built bag. Slightly annoying.
          – Was expecting the waxed canvas to be a bit bolder in it's look and feel. It's also a pet fur magnet. I'd order in a different material next time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Better than Nice Bag

          By amosdesigns

          From NYC,NY

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

            outstanding bag that I hope i will want to use for a very long time.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Gift!

            By Puente

            From Santa Clara

            About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • Functional
            • High Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • New College Student
              • School

              Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

              This is the second bag that I have customized and given as a gift for high school graduation. I find out the colors of their chosen colleges, then customize the bags to match. It's a unique way of showing school spirit while supporting a local company. Both girls love their bags (Swarthmore & Howard), and they tell me people approach them and wonder why they can't find the same bag in the bookstore on campus.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Great messenger bag!

              By Derek

              From Toronto

              About Me: Career

              Pros

              • Durable 
              • Good Strap Length
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer

                Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

                This is a great bag overall. It did not disappoint, but one minor thing I would have changed if I could are the arrangement of the pockets/compartments, simply as a matter of personal taste.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Missing Handle

                By Mel the schedule keeper

                From Palo Alto, CA

                About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Lightweight 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Office

                  Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

                  I give it 3 stars because of website acting sketchy, and for whatever reason, Timbuk2's shipping dept. decided to use an alternate form of the provided address and it took two weeks to receive instead of less than the week promised - frustrating to say the least). Also, unfortunatley the handle that is clearly displayed in all your pictures at the top outside of the bag was not included (one of the reasons this bag was picked). Makes use somewhat inconvenient, but otherwise style is nice and customizing looks better than I had anticipated. Plenty of room for all my stuff carried on a daily basis. (Now if CS would contact me direct to figure out the whole handle issue, I would definately be a happy camper).

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not as good as previous generation

                  By Matt

                  From Detroit, MI

                  About Me: Career, Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Fabric Selection
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rainproof

                  Cons

                  • Not Enough Pockets
                  • Short Strap
                  • Too roomy

                  Best Uses

                  • Bike Commuting
                  • Biking
                  • Commuting
                  • Daily Use
                  • Office

                  Comments about Custom Classic Laptop Messenger Bag:

                  Over the last few years, I've purchased 5 bags from Timbuk2. They have always been great quality and the selection of fabrics for custom bags is top notch.

                  Some of the things I've loved about bags in the past are present in this bag.

                  - Great rain proof lining gives me confidence that I can carry around a laptop even in the pouring rain.
                  - Shoulder strap is more lightweight than the previous generation without feeling cheap, but has a serious flaw (below).
                  - New fabrics are of equal or better quality than the previous ballistic nylon.
                  - New strap design has a better mechanism for shortening length than the previous generation.

                  Unfortunately, there are several shortfalls in the design of this bag that fall short of what I've come to expect from Timbuk2 in the past. Compared to the previous generation of this exact bag, here are a few.

                  - Fewer pockets. The small pen and paper pockets that sit inside the bag, facing backwards from the front, are smaller and less numerous. They've also removed the larger pocket with a close-able flap from that area that was quite useful for storing a mouse of cell phone.
                  - There are no longer any pockets at all inside the large zipped area immediately inside the bag. Quite disappointing, as that makes organization much harder. The depth of that area is also much reduced making it much harder to stow a laptop power cord.
                  - Addition of water bottle pockets on either side of the interior (paid upgrade). These sounds great, but are barely large enough to hold an umbrella let alone a water bottle.
                  - Bag is WAY too roomy. At the base, this bag (medium) measures 8 inches wide. It's like they're planning on you using it as a cooler or something, and not a 'laptop' bag as it's marketed as. My laptop is literally swimming in a pool of empty space. The old generation was about 2/3 this width.
                  - On the front, underneath the flap, they have reduced the number of zippered pockets from 2 to 1 again reducing the amount of usable storage space.
                  - The shoulder strap, while decently long on the previous generation is much reduced in the new model. Total length is now about 34 inches. Considering that the straps are sewed on, this can be troublesome for taller people. In the past, your were able to call and request that a longer strap be used in the construction. This is no longer possible.
                  - Flap tie downs moved to the back of the flap making it cumbersome to clip and unclip them.

                  Given these changes, I have a hard time recommending this bag to anyone. Timbuk2 as a company makes great products, but this one falls well short of the design quality I expect from them.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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