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Camouflage
City Tailored
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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

Nylon Binding Black 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
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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
 
4.2

(based on 220 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (180)
  • High quality (163)
  • Comfortable  (152)
  • Durable  (146)
  • Roomy  (145)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (51)
  • Poor quality (11)
  • Uncomfortable  (11)
  • Heavy / bulky  (6)
  • Too small (6)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (135)
  • Office (115)
  • Day trip (99)
  • Airplane travel  (83)
  • School (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (136), Comfort-oriented (91), Career (86), Stylish (68), Modern (56)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (178), Yes (37)

Reviewed by 220 customers

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5.0

Awesome bag!

By Struc1

From Huntington Beach, CA

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Cons Whatsoever

Best Uses

  • Fishing Tackle

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

I use this bag to carry my tackle while surf fishing. It turned out to be perfect for this. The cross-strap that comes with the bag is really helpful. It keeps the bag swinging when I'm casting or when picking up the fish. I love the camouflage material I chose. The internal pockets are great for storing my tools. I.e. pliers, hemostats, knife, leaders etc...

I'd recommend this bag for other anglers!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

This product makes Angels sing

By Angie P

From Columbia, Mo

About Me: Career, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    This bag is perfect! I purchased it for work and it has proven very handy. I am a social worker and sometimes have to tote around various papers for outreach. The separate compartment in the back of the bag is perfect for separating those items and makes them easy to grab.

    The smaller compartments have become handy for storing bus passes, hand sanitizer, office cell phone, pens and paper etc. this bag is so roomy that I am able to store my clutch bag in it along with a note book and laptop! Thank you Timbuk2!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    LOVE IT !

    By ds

    From Campbell, CA

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    I use the bag to carry my phone(s), tablet, wallet, etc... to and from work. It's a great size for that. My laptop (13.3 in) is slightly too wide to fit but that's ok.

    My only minor complaint is with the organizer pockets. They are kind of flimsy and there is no pen/pencil slots. My old timbuk2 bag had much nicer organizer pockets.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    In love with this bag!

    By TSeaton

    From Pinehurst, ID

    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 had so much fun designing this bag! I absolutely love everything about it and cannot wait until I have a reason to order another one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good but winter reveals areas to improve

      By John the humanitarian

      From Washington, DC

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Reflective Fabric

      Cons

      • Small Buckle Size
      • Small Grab Handle

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      Lots of good with this bag. I got a small with the beaded reflective fabric + tan waxed canvas to carry a new MacBook Pro, after years with a smaller MBAir stuffed into a variety of bags. It's just the right size for a minimalist to get all I need for work. It is my everyday bag. NB: It's a little small for my international flights, where I like to sneak more snuff into the cabin.

      Winter revealed some drawbacks in the design. The small quick-release buckles cannot be accessed with a gloved hand. I have to take off my gloves to get in my bag. Likewise, the grab handle is a bit small to grab with gloves on. I really miss having big buckles on the outside. I am also not in love with the velcro. It's good for the street, not good for meetings where I have to reach in my bag with a loud noise. It would be nice to be able to purchase strips that fit on the velcro and thereby make it optional.

      Overall, a good bag in need of some tweaks. Please make larger buckles an option for those of us who don't have SF weather year round...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Almost perfect

      By Kane the Commuter

      From San Francisco, CA

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Heavy / bulky 
      • Not enough compartments
      • Uncomfortable 

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I bought this messenger bag because I needed something that I could fit my laptop into and some clothes for when I stay at my boyfriend's house. I initially thought a medium-sized bag would be ideal, but thanks to Timbuk2 I was able to enter the dimensions of my laptop and learn that I would need to purchase a large bag if I wanted my laptop to be able to fit inside.

      PROS:

      A) It's totally worth it to create a custom bag as I was able to select a laptop sleeve that would offer more protection than the regular classic messenger bag and it looks really cute!

      B) The bag is very roomy but I would have liked the option to add another sealed pocket or two just so that I don't have to worry about everything shifting around so much in the bag.

      C) The Napoleon pocket is handy to use when you need to access your cell phone, but I only feel safe with keeping my phone in this pocket when I am sitting with the bag on my lap. I am afraid that if someone is familiar with the design of this bag he or she could try to pickpocket me on a crowded bus or train while I am standing with the bag on my back.

      D) There's a strap that I found inside one of the inner, zippered pockets of the bag that can be used to secure the messenger bag to your body a bit better. It definitely made it easier to run to catch a bus without having to worry about the strap slipping off of my shoulder.

      CONS:

      A) I didn't select the "custom strap pad" option because I assumed that a regular, plain strap pad would come with the bag. But I was terribly wrong! I am a 5'3", 132 lb girl and when the bag is full it is HEAVY. I felt like the strap was cutting into my shoulder and after commuting with it on my back for a little over an hour I had red marks on my shoulder and back pain for the rest of the day. I highly recommend purchasing the Super Strap Pad along with this bag because if you use anything less than that you're going to have a bad day. It's still uncomfortable for me to use with the Super Strap Pad but it's a lot better than not having a strap pad at all.

      B) Timbuk2 thankfully tries to show you what this bag would look like on one who is a woman. I knew that this bag would be quite large on me, but I liked the design of it so much that I purchased it anyways. My complaint about the size is that I bump into people a lot because the bag is wide and it can cause difficulties for someone who is trying to fit onto a crowded MUNI bus or BART train. When I scan my Clipper card to enter the area to get to the BART trains I have to turn my back awkwardly so I can make it through the gate.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Loving it!

      By Jules

      From Orlando, FL

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

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        Been using the bag for about a month & it's great! Love the colors, the design, the pockets, etc. It has everything I was looking for in the dozen or so other messenger bags I've biught over the years.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        I love my custom messenger bag

        By shardy

        From Yonkers, NY

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          I love my bag..only think is when I ordered it I thought I ordered the extra side bottle holders internal and the extra back ipad dept for extra space. I guess I didn't. I really needed it in order to use it for work. Now I guess it will be for leisure. I also wish the strap was a lil bit longer so that I could wear it over a bulky jkt in cold weather and the fact that I am a plus sized individual. Otherwise I love the colors I selected and it is beautiful.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great looks, solid build!

          By One bag is never enough Rudy

          From Singapore

          About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Day Trips
          • Extended trips 
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          Love everything about the bag! The details on the bag is just amazing! If I had one complaint, it would be that the water bottle holders since my bottles are never small, (Nalgene, hydro Flask).

          Will definitely be buying another!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          SO not happy.

          By knitter

          From Green Bay WI

          About Me: Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable 

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable 

          Best Uses

          • Commuting

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          There is so much Velcro in this bag, it not only shredded my sweater, but it trashes the knitting projects I intended to carry in it. I have a 15+ year old bag from your company I still use. The first thing I did on that bag was remove all the Velcro-no problem. I wanted a larger bag. This one is NOT the same style. For one, the strap is much thinner, so the bag itself is very floppy. The colors on line did not match the color of the bag delivered. Since it was a special order, it can't be returned. I'm going to take it in to our local shoe repair. I will have all the Velcro removed and re sewn , so that I can use it for my intended purpose. So not happy people.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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