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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger

Our lightest, most waterproof messenger bag for serious cyclists.

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Main compartment has a flap closure for quick access but also works as a roll-top for expandable volume and enhanced weather protection

Slightly padded internal slash pocket of this messenger bag provides a padded, firm place for you to store files

Fit

Coordinating Strap Pad included

Padded, ambidextrous shoulder strap allows for universal carry as a sling over either shoulder

Timbuk2 custom Tensionlock allows for easy fit adjustments and quick on and off body transitions

Clever Extras

Do it in a downpour; will keep the contents of your bag dry for several hours in the rain - Internal drop liner with waterproof seam tape construction

Incognito reflective panel for high visibility in low light

Materials

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Large fits 17" MacBook

Medium fits 15" MacBook

What's this all about?

Extremely lightweight and weatherproof, the Claro combines technical fabrics and seam construction with superior fit and smart, simple pocketing for a fast, everyday carry for cyclists. Designed for comfort on the bike, the Claro leverages Timbuk2's proprietary Tensionlock shoulder strap with an ambidextrous attachment system for a custom, easy to adjust fit. Its no-nonsense internal compartment fits everything you need for the day, including up to a 15" MacBook Pro. Light, weatherproof, and comfortable, the Claro lets you focus on the ride.

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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
M 18.1 46.0 16.1 41.0 12.6 32.0 5.5 14.0 1.9 0.9 1,343 22.0
L 20.1 51.0 18.1 46.0 13.8 35.0 3.9 10.0 2.3 1.1 1,709 28.0

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  • 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
M 16.1 41.0 11.0 28.0 No. Your device will not fit.
L 18.1 46.0 11.8 30.0 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.

Reviews (15)

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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (11)
  • Comfortable  (10)
  • High quality (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Lightweight  (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cycling (9)
  • Commuting (8)
  • Computer (6)
  • Airplane travel  (5)
  • Office (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (9), Career (8), Comfort-oriented (7), Stylish (5), Modern (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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5.0

What a Wonderful MessengerBag

By Aplus0819

From Boulder,CO

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Plasticjoineasybreakable

Best Uses

  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • School

Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

I'm a college student in Boulder.I use this Messenger bag for my school while cycling to school. I love my beg so much. But one day it was light wet snowing while I was cycling to school, this bag impressed me with it waterproofness. And I say one word to myself, "It's worth for the price I paid and no word to explain for the reputation I have on Timbuk2. Foever Timbuk2 fan.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

It´s a Timbuk2, do I need to say more?

By Rob Plant

From Costa Rica

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Office

Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

Ambidextrous strap, a must for a left handed like me. Lightweight, ideal for carrying multiple electronics, my lunch (in glass containers), and everything else. Durable and waterproof materials, a necessity for tropical conditions (Costa Rica). Good looking, yup, I can see you staring at it. The variable volume is awesome. It just needs one more pocket, on the outside, for cellphone, keys and change. It´s my fourth Timbuk2, all of them awesome.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Small, great for on the go!

By Blue

From USA

About Me: Commuter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Adjustable Size With Velc

Cons

  • Bright Blue Gets Obnoxi

Best Uses

  • Quick Rides Pack Light

Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

I also purchased the the much larger version. I prefer the larger one for all occasions but use this small one for random little things. Needs some outside pockets. Adding a strap pocket is a must or your going to the main po met for everything.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great bag, super reflective, looks good

By Si

From Leeds, UK

About Me: Career, Practical

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Hi-vis

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

    Bought this bag for cycle commuting while in the USA, moved back to the UK shortly after and had a problem with my bag. The guys at Timbuk2 replaced the bag no questions asked, even shipping it to the UK! Great bag, great service, thanks guys!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not satisfied

    By Danielle Gielish

    From Eugene Or

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

          Bag was not cobalt it was purple. Dissapointed

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great bag

          By g

          From ashburn, va

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • My Gym Bag

            Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

            I use it as a gym bag but is is actually too nice for that job. The bag is roomy,nit holds everything I could possibly take with me. I workout and go back to the office so I needed a bag that could do it all. I appreciate the ease of use of the straps and the fact that it is resilient and waterproof

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lightweight and comfortable

            By Chris H.

            From Denver, CO

            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
              • Computer
              • Cycling
              • Day Trips
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

              I'm a bicycle commuter and regularly use a messenger bag on my daily route. Previous bags used extensively were a med seagull black bag, rickshaw small & med, and a chrome large messenger. All of those great bags but each with comfort or weight issues or both. Found a deal on a large especial claro and purchased it. Two weeks of using this bag and i can tell you I'm going to sell the others. Simply put, this bag is very comfortable and is really lightweight. It's also got a subdued style and tonal branding which i really appreciate. Will swallow all your daily gear and then some. Padded section for your lappy and a zippered admin area for smaller items and pens. Cool reflective features and a quick cinch strap. The large is pretty big but will compress if the roll top strap is used. Medium would probably be best for most daily commuters. Great build quality timbuk2 is known for. Only nitpick is that when worn and when the flap is velcro'd down, it's not as quick or easy to get into as other bags with clips or buckles. The velcro section is large and makes for an annoying rrrriiiipp when opened. I use the roll top feature when in the office so i don't bother my workmates. Great bag.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Traffic stopping!

              By Kearstin

              From Tallahassee, FL

              About Me: Career, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • Office
                • School

                Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

                I commute to work, school, and everywhere really. I was using an old timbuk2 backpack that wasn't waterproof. My parents knew I was looking for a new bag, they chose this one for me so I could still transport my pup around to dog parks and coffee shops.
                I can carry my pup and laptop in here. Also clothes for when I get to work, and a few days worth of groceries! I love it! And it definitely holds up in the rain! Fantastic buy, though I wish it had a small outside pocket.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A great bag!

                By Sara

                From Marina del Rey, CA

                About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable 
                • Durable 
                • Good Strap Length
                • Roomy 

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Computer
                  • Cycling

                  Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

                  I bike to work every day with a 15" Macbook Pro. This bag is perfect for carrying my laptop, clothes, and other necessities. It's roomy, with lots of pockets for organization, and closes very securely. The only nit I have to pick is, it would be the world's most perfect bag if it had a little outside pocket so I could fish out my keys without taking the bag off. Other than that, I love it and would highly recommend it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I love this bag

                  By Albert

                  From Hong Kong

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

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Comfortable 
                  • Durable 
                  • High Quality
                  • Roomy 

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Airplane travel 
                    • Cycling
                    • Day Trips

                    Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

                    I buy it for my bike vacation in Provence this late June. I bought an Classic Messenger Bag a year ago. Its waterproof feature arouses me to buy it. If this bag comes with the typical cam buckle, I surely rate it "perfect" in 5 stars. The typical cam buckle is really a good design feature for easy access.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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