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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger

Style # 199-3-2182

Our lightest, most waterproof messenger bag for serious cyclists.

$79 $129

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M 0.0 0.0 18.1 46.0 16.1 41.0 12.6 32.0 5.5 14.0 1.9 0.9 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 0.0 0.0 20.1 51.0 18.1 46.0 13.8 35.0 3.9 10.0 2.3 1.1 1,709 28.0 0.0 0.0

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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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Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (15)
  • Durable  (15)
  • Attractive (13)
  • High quality (13)
  • Lightweight  (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cycling (14)
  • Commuting (13)
  • Computer (9)
  • Office (8)
  • Airplane travel  (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (9), Career (8), Comfort-oriented (8), Stylish (6), Modern (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (4)

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5.0

Great!

By Mags

From Atlanta, Ga

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

I bought this as a gift for my fiance! He absolutely loves it! He saw someone with a timbuk2 bag on campus and just had to have one! He loves it so far! The colors are wonderful! I would buy from here again!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Perfect for rainy day commuters!

By Ax

From Seattle, WA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

    My boyfriend needed a new bag for starting law school. We live in Seattle, and he intends to bike in to UW as often as possible, so I wanted him to have a bag that was big enough for all his books, his laptop, and some spare clothes. This bag is perfect, big and comfortable, and looks ready to hold up to our wet weather. Not to mention, it is a bright color, with some pretty smart reflective patches. My family thought it looked pretty cool, and my brother just bought one of your backpacks because of it. Thank you!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Happy with Purchase: Met Expectations

    By Bobby Joe the Clean er Upper

    From Cali

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Strap Shorter Than Want

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

    Appears to be the waterproof/snowproof fabric I desired. Plenty roomy for my needs - not really a weekender, but definitely a daypack or even overnighter. Velcro is noisy, BUT i like the secure seal. I would have preferred a zipper on the inner computer compartment, but it is not essential. I am quite satisfied with the purchase.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect for my use

    By Jjoe

    From Ohio

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Lightweight 
    • Plenty Of Pockets For Add
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling

      Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

      surpised by how much stuff fits in the medium. I have put office clothes (with shoes), lunch and coffe thermos in for commute.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid all-weather bag

      By Andy

      From Washington, DC

      About Me: Bike commuter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • No External Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

      I bike 10 miles to work each day and carry a change of clothes, breakfast, bike gear and personal items with me. I bike in all weather--rain, sleet, snow--and I need a rugged bag. This is it. It is incredibly light, has a comfy and secure shoulder strap and is water-tight even in downpours. The incognito reflective panels are great, as I light up like a Christmas tree in headlights. The two issues I've had are, first, the lack of an external pocket to stow my phone and ID badge, and second, the weak cross-strap buckle. Because the strap is meant to be universal, the buckle has a slit in it for adjustment. Well, that makes the buckle fail quickly under moderate stress. I threaded a keychain ring in its place so it will stay put (see picture).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome Bag

      By Neta

      From San Diego

      About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Especial Claro Cycling Laptop Messenger:

        I returned to school at 55 yrs, I needed a bag for my books and supplies. This bag does it all. Looks good , feels good, great use of space. I am very happy with my purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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          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

          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.