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custom classic messenger bag

$134
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Bespoke
Camouflage
City Tailored
Vogue

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 Carbon 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

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.

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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.

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 198 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (162)
  • High quality (145)
  • Comfortable  (137)
  • Durable  (131)
  • Roomy  (129)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (46)
  • Poor quality (11)
  • Uncomfortable  (9)
  • Too small (6)
  • Heavy / bulky  (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (120)
  • Office (102)
  • Day trip (92)
  • Airplane travel  (76)
  • Computer (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (125), Career (81), Comfort-oriented (78), Stylish (61), Modern (53)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (164), Yes (29)

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5.0

Amazing

By Nikky

From Minneapolis

About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Strap length a bit short
  • Want More Color Choices

Best Uses

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

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

The speed of manufacture and delivery was amazing. The bag is great--I was worried that the colors would be more neon-y in person than on the website but they were perfect. I loved all the options. We have purchased many Timbuk2 bags and will continue to be loyal customers. I bought this bag for my partner and it's perfect. I would like a new one as well but I am not in love with any of the custom color choices.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
2.0

OK but...

By Matulaitis

From Ca

About Me: Modern

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • New Lighter Strap Good

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky 
  • Inside Pockets Too Small
  • Straop Too Short
  • Strap too Short

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

Inside zipper pockets too small to fit wallet!

Shoulder strap length is on the short side.

New more flexible strap is good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Excellent product - my son loves it!

By Fiona

From BC Canada

About Me: Quirky

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    Bought this bag for our son who wanted custom colours. We had a question so phoned customer services in the US . Excellent customer service and we were organized with the bag we wanted after one e mail. The bag was made and delivered to UK in a short time frame- it made it for Christmas!
    Our son loves the bag and uses it on his daily commute in Edinburgh. It's eye catching and very practical he says - and he is a real fusspot!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    2.0

    Falling apart

    By Amy

    From Silver Spring

    About Me: Career

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Wears quickly

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    In under a year, my bag is falling apart. The straps, binding, and fabric are all fraying, and one of the zipper pulls has broken off. I use it for daily commuting on the train. Honestly, it's a huge bummer because I was hoping it'd last. I'm only adding an extra star because I love (loved? It needs replacing) how it looks.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Exceeds Expectations!

    By Rogelio

    From South Texas

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I needed a small carry-on bag that I could use for overnight trips to Houston to go see my doctor. This bag has the space to carry a change of clothes wallet, toiletries, meds, iphone, ipad air, boarding pass and snacks!! The stitching is very well done. No gaps frays etc.. The zippered front pocket is perfect for storing boarding passes, wallet etc.. Very happy with my bag!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A stylish, cool bag!

      By 2doghousehold

      From West Des Moines, Iowa

      About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        Our 9 year old son started carrying a "free" messenger bag we were given as a promotional gift to school this year. We weren't sure the "messenger style" fad would last … but after four months, he proved he really prefers the easy access of a bag worn over the shoulder … instead of a backpack.

        Mom and dad decided he'd had the one with gym advertising on it long enough … so we splurged to get him his very own Timbuk2 bag. It was fun to order specific colors that he likes, and to add features suitable for school commuting.

        When he opened the bag on Christmas morning he said, "I'll keep carrying the old bag to school … this is too nice for me to take to school". We assured him it was quite ok for him to take the new Timbuk2 bag to school … and hope he'll have many years toting his homework and lunch in style.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Will last forever!

        By Jody the engineer

        From South Carolina

        About Me: Classic, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

          This is my second bag from Timbuk2. I bought my first in '95. That bag was still practically brand new when someone stole it from me two years ago. I looked around and you can't find a better built bag for the price. It is impossible to find a handmade bag from the U.S. at this price. All my friends dig it too and it always gets lots of compliments. BUY ONE!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Been waiting years to do this111

          By Book End

          From Northern Illinois

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Day Trips
            • I Pad Fits Perfectly
            • Office

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            The extra small bag has the perfect number of pockets placed in just the right spots along the inside front panel; one for cell phone, one for sunglasses, and a zipper pocket for small stuff that is hard to find when you need it. Perfect pocket for keys, including key ribbon, on the outside of the front panel. The large center compartment holds everything else and isn't so deep that I can't find things. I can take all my daily stuff PLUS, I Pad, gloves, and snacks for my hubby.
            The only thing I would change is a little more length to the strap so I can have more placement options.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great Bag - but wish strap was longer

            By Kris4Kris

            From Reston, VA

            About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Strap is too short

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I use it daily to carry all my usual purse type items to and from work.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            What a bag

            By On the beach

            From Southwest Florida

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Fun To Shop And Design
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • None So Far

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • School

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            Had a great time shopping and designing a bag for a very finicky daughter whose last bag has been on death's doorway for more than a year.
            She will love this, especially that it was designed for her.
            Company was great to deal with. Product arrived on time and in great shape.
            Can't wait for Christmas!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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