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custom classic messenger bag

$144
Cordura Nylon
Water Resistant
Canvas & Wools
Specialty
Reflective

Left Color

Cordura Orange

3 Center Color

Cordura Orange

4 Right Color

Cordura Orange

5 Binding

Nylon Binding Cool Grey

6 Logo

Thread Silver

7 Liner

TPU Grey

8 Inside Options

Empty Bucket

9 Outside Options

Right Handed

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.

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?

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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
XS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 No. Your device will not fit.
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 and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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 353 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (168)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (285)
  • High quality (255)
  • Comfortable  (234)
  • Roomy  (231)
  • Durable  (229)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (71)
  • Poor quality (23)
  • Uncomfortable  (23)
  • Too small (12)
  • Heavy / bulky  (9)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (213)
  • Office (191)
  • Day trip (164)
  • Airplane travel  (145)
  • Computer (129)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (224), Career (142), Comfort-oriented (142), Stylish (113), Modern (94)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (296), Yes (49)

Reviewed by 353 customers

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5.0

Great bag, nice colors and cool design

By Mandy

From Germany

About Me: Practical

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Office

    Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

    unfortunately high costs for international shopping

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Better than expected! And I expected it to be awesome!

    By Lovin' Timbuk2 for Life

    From Massacusetts

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

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 
    • Lots of pockets
    • Roomy 
    • Vibrant colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

      I purchased this because I have been wanting a new computer bag, but also a bag that would hold everything I needed when I travel. It's extremely roomy and, in fact, I couldn't fill it! I took it on the airplane and it fit perfectly under the seat. When I created the custom bag online I new the colors would be vibrant, but seeing them in person is much more impressive. This is a great bag for travel and for every day use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect bag...

      By Jordanpamela

      From Boston, Ma

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        Adorable bag--fits everything I need for day to day, great quality, this is my third Timbuk2 bag--& I love them all equally ;)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        don't like the new strap clip

        By Krista

        From San Jose, CA

        About Me: Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Bad Strap Clip

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 

        Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

        The new strap clips to set the length of the strap are terrible. Comes unhooked at the time, sometimes while i'm wearing it and the whole bag drops. My friend with the old strap clip doesn't have this problem.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best bag ever . . .

        By Jon

        From Elk Grove, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Amazing

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            Great turn-around on my custom order. Excellent product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Awesome XS Messenger Bag

            By Bling Princess

            From San Francisco, CA

            About Me: Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Need To Re-size Alittle
            • Too small

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Day Trips

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I use the product as hangout messenger bag, the things that great about is I can put my sweater and minor things in the bag without carrying it around. easy to access, it hard for theft reach their hand in the bag while travel on bus or train.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Another well made, great bag - but i prefer my older Timbuk2

            By Steve

            From Perth, Western Australia

            About Me: Career, Cyclist, Day Use, Practical, Traveller

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Inside Mesh Pockets
            • Laptop Bouch Rocks
            • Lightweight 
            • Love The Handle
            • New Adjustable Strap
            • Roomy 
            • Solidly built

            Cons

            • Compression Straps
            • Front Pocket Smaller
            • Front Pocket Too High
            • Insert Wall Gap At Base
            • No Inside Pocket Compartm

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            This is my second Timbuk2 messenger bag. My old one has travelled a lot with me and is still in great condition but i wanted a larger bag. The new one is a medium. It definately hold a lot more but i find it a bit too big for my daily use. That said I am small.

            You wont go wrong with these bags, they are solidly built and have great compartments. But i do see some differences with my old bag that I wish were on the new model. The Nepolean pocket at the front seems a bit smaller, which makes getting my wallet out harder. The front has also gone from 3 zip areas to 1. 3 was excessive but i would like at least 2. My main gripe here is that on the big bag it sits quite high, and with the wight in the pockets i find the bag slouches when on the ground. I know this is minor but i find it annoying. If this whole area were bigger and sat lower i think it would work better, and my phone would sit in the pouch more safely.

            I also miss having some of the compartments inside the inner zip area. Again, not a huge issue. But it helps with organisation. Now my bike lights and other tools rattle round in there.

            Finally i dont like how the laptop bouch isnt jointed at the bottom of the bag. so small things can go from the very rear compartment to the front.

            These gripes aside it is a great bag. If you a looking for a messenger bag. Go Timbuk2.

            They are very well made. The new sides to keep the rain out are good, as is the new strap adjuster. The handle is so useful and i wish my old bag had it. The new laptouch pouch is a great improvement too. The padding works well and is stylish, the small puch in front is good for a tablet/paper work, and its placement in the middle gives another good compartment in the back.

            The medium is definately big enough for a samll grocery shop, or a six pack of beer and chips.

            The ordering online was seemless and the delivery was so fast I was blown away.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Just not the quality that I expect from Timbuktu

            By CB

            From just north of Chicago

            About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            I purchased this bag to replace my old (7 yr) commuter bag. The new bag just isn't the same quality as the old. Thinner straps, not as many inner pockets, thinner material overall. Love the look but am doubtful that this bag will remain in use for 7 years.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed...like my old Timbuk 2 bags better

            By Designer on the run

            From Maine islands

            About Me: Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Color
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Day Trips
            • Extended trips 

            Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

            Very disappointed in the quality of the webbed shoulder strap. The old bags had a beefy strap. I will NEVER buy another bag from Timbuk 2. I expected that my new bag would be of the same quality as my other 2 bags. Timbuk 2 will not take back as it was a custom color combo.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best bag ever

            By Mark the Commuting Student

            From Austin, Texas

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

              Comments about Custom Classic Messenger Bag:

              I got the medium custom messenger bag and have been very pleased with this purchase. Judging from quality of the material and the craftsmanship I know this bag will last me for several years. It has plenty of pockets and room for all my stuff: Several books, laptop, iPad, kindle, pens, pencils, stylus, water bottle, moleskin, pocket change, snacks, etc. I try to keep what I bring on a daily basis to a minimum to reduce weight, but when I need a lot of stuff this bag does the job perfectly, with room to spare. I recommend this product hIghly!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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