custom classic messenger bag

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2 Left Color

Cordura Silver More Info

3 Center Color

Cordura Silver More Info

4 Right Color

Cordura Silver More Info

5 Binding Color

Reflective Binding Silver 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

Grab Strap
-
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

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?

View Device Fit Guide

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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Custom Classic Messenger Bag
 
4.1

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (115)
  • High quality (102)
  • Durable  (94)
  • Comfortable  (93)
  • Lightweight  (87)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (36)
  • Uncomfortable  (9)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (3)
  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (86)
  • Office (71)
  • Day trip (63)
  • Airplane travel  (56)
  • Computer (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (87), Career (62), Comfort-oriented (52), Stylish (49), Modern (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (122), Yes (15)

Reviewed by 140 customers

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5.0

Excellent Purchase

By Nick

From Denver, CO

About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I use my bag to bike to work every day with a bulky laptop. The bag is great! Solid construction, I like the simplicity in design. It holds a ton of stuff and sits perfectly and comfortably across my back as I bike. Between commuting and the large amount of business travel I do, I live out of this thing. I love how great it looks too, I get compliments on it constantantly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Not a happy camper

    By Disappointed

    From Albany NY

    About Me: Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments
    • Too small
    • Uncomfortable 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I was looking for a roomier upgrade to the timbuk2 backpack that has served me well for several years. I like the backpack, but it cannot hold a binder very easily. I am a professor, and every day I was carrying my laptop on my back along with an armful of binders and books to each class. I wanted a bag that I could just stick everything into and toss over my shoulder.

    I spent several hours watching the videos, examining the dimensions, and trying to decide what kind of bag to get. I went with the classic messenger, with an internal document pocket and 2 internal water bottle pockets. I was really excited to get this bag, and now I am sad that it did not live up to my expectations.

    Here is why I am unhappy.
    1. The water bottle pockets are tiny. My standard Apple power supply cannot fit into either of them. My wallet kind of fits, but then becomes very hard to get out. Why not keep my wallet in the quick-access front pocket? Because:

    2. My power supply only fits in the large internal zippered pocket, leaving the external quick-access pocket the only pocket that can hold pens securely. Why can't I use the unzippered pen organizer? Because:

    3. The front organizers hold very little, and when loaded they make the front edge so floppy that anything stuck in the unzippered compartments gets dumped out on a regular basis. This renders the unzippered organizing compartments totally useless.

    4. The document pocket is too roomy, and does not keep thin folders or documents particularly secure.

    5. Although I am right-handed, evidently I wear my bag as if I was a left-handed person. I never knew this about myself before. But the quick-release part of the strap is on the wrong side when I wear the bag comfortably. Obviously I should have paid more attention to what they mean by "right-handed bag".

    6. Due to the tapering shape of the bag, it does not fit as much as you'd think, given the dimensions. It sounds like it should be deep enough to hold a binder, for example. But only kind of, and certainly not more than one.

    7. The turquoise color on the bag is much darker and greener than the swatch on the website. I would not actually describe this color as turquoise, it is green.

    Overall, I am regretting that I purchased a customized bag which I now cannot return. Life lesson learned.

    Having said all that, this bag would be great for someone who has no awkward bulky items like power supplies, and who also has very little need for pens.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Matt the Professor

    From Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      The bag looked and felt exactly the way it was described. The only potential con is that the strap isn't padded, but, at the same time, it's not uncomfortable, either. A great bag - would definitely recommend for multiple purposes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Not for a cyclist

      By Monkey Brain

      From Alviso, CA

      About Me: Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments
        • Shriding
        • Uncomfortable 

        Best Uses

        • Not Cycling

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        Does not measure up to the standard of my previous bag from another manufacture. Bag is not secure and shifts when loaded up with my gear as I attempt my urban cycling commute. Lacks waist belt. Does not have divider to seperate items, e.g. wet or dirty shoes from other gear. I cannot recommend this bag for the serious cyclist.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Rugged yet pretty laptop bag

        By Nina

        From Washington, DC

        About Me: Career

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          Enjoyed designing the bag and am pleased that it was sewn in the USA. Would definitely buy another.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Way above expectations!

          By BorjaNoise

          From Spain

          About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Day Trips
            • Office

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            It is abobe all my expectations, I use It everyday, very happy with it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            This bag rocks

            By Sammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

            From IA

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              awesome!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I made it all by myself, almost

              By TM

              From Missoula, MT

              About Me: Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cycling
                • School

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                It's mine and you can't have it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Love my bag....

                By Berni Mc

                From Hyannis, Cape Cod

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

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Not enough compartments

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Day Trips

                Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                I love my bag, however there are a couple of things you need to be aware of that I took for granted. When you customize your bag and DONT pick a strap pad color you don't get one at all. Pretty disappointing since when loaded it requires one. Also no bottle holders inside which are an option and not standard "in the custom bag"
                I would also suggest that you order the size carefully, I went with the large intending on using it for my daily commute but it's just not appropriate. It too big, awesome non the less for my business trips but I will buy another one (small) for daily use, with all the straps, pockets etc.
                PS I love the Napoleon pocket for travel documents without opening the bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Love my messenger bag

                By Classy sassy girl

                From League City, Texas

                About Me: Stylish

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Comfortable 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • School

                  Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

                  I love it and no one else at school has anything even close to mine.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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