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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014

Style # 583-2-0008

A dressed up but rugged messenger bag for work and life in the city.

$83 $199
121 Reviews

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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 a 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.

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014
 
4.4

(based on 121 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (112)
  • High quality (97)
  • Comfortable  (82)
  • Durable  (77)
  • Good strap length (70)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (22)
  • Too small (19)
  • Wears quickly (6)
  • Heavy / bulky  (3)
  • No handle (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (95)
  • Commuting (83)
  • Computer (78)
  • School (52)
  • Airplane travel  (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (82), Practical (77), Modern (52), Stylish (51), Classic style (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94), Yes (23)

Reviewed by 121 customers

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5.0

A great bag for a students and professionals.

By Ashleigh PA-S

From Knoxville, TN

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

    I use this bag almost daily to carry my laptop and other supplies to class. I purchased the small size and my 13 inch laptop fits perfectly within the sleeve. I can usually fit my laptop and 1 or 2 notebooks depending on their size. It has multiple pockets and compartments to keep things organized nicely. It's lightweight and is comfortable to carry. As I am in professional school, the aesthetic fits perfectly with a professional dress code. I have only had the bag for a month or so, but so far it seems durable. Mine is the white color and to my surprise it is quiet stain resistant. I would recommend this bag to anyone looking for a practical and attractive bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    'Eye catcher' bag...

    By Jun Gonz

    From Tampa, Florida

    About Me: Methodic, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • I Just Can't See Any

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

    This isn't you messenger bike bag. This bag is your commuter pal, your stylish enhancer, your piece of conversation... everybody ask me about it. If you don't carry a lot of gadget or and unnecessary junk, you will do more than fine with this beauty. I carry; a 12" Macbook, a iPad Pro 12.9, a trackpack 2, a sketch-notebook, a 22 oz water bottle, sometime a 4 cups plastic container, a personal battery charger, a face towel, an extra shirt, a pair of Ray ban, my iPhone 6s, 3 pens, 2 mechanical pencils, 2 2007 Magnum condoms, and a bag of cables and hub. That's more than an average of commuter stuff... The bag hold the shape pretty good and doesn't fall in a laid it on the floor or on a table. I'm 6' 2" and the strap lenth is more than enough for me. I just can't say enough to this bag, I love it more for the complement that I get than the functionality of the same.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Good value

    By Trish

    From Charleston ,SC

    About Me: Career, Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

      Conveniently compartmentalized for ease of getting my items in and out of my bag, easily fits a kindle or iPad

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Even better in person!

      By Tim

      From San Diego, CA

      About Me: Career, Classic

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • High Quality

      Cons

      • Too small

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Office

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

      The materials feel very nice, especially for the price. Also, this bag is very comfortable and great for cycling. I'm using it to commute in medical school. I wanted it to be professional and weatherproof, and it fits the bill. I did expect it to be able to hold a little more. They said it can fit a mac and a tablet, and that's true, just don't expect to fit much else. I can fit my mac, a surface tablet, two chargers, and my headphones, but not much else. That being said, it would start to get heavy with too much more. I might consider the medium if I wanted to carry more, but I would definitely buy this bag again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Timbuk2 MESSENGER bag

      By NYC commuter

      From nyc

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

      The best one for years that I found. Very satisfy in all spec...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great laptop bag

      By Working mom

      From North Carolina

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

        Great bag. Attractive way to carry laptop without looking too much like a boring briefcase. Room for laptop plus all my other work stuff. Versatile.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Sharp bag for a working man

        By Jan

        From Virginia

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

          Based on the description on line, i was not sure if he bag would work but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. It is durable, stylish and very roomy. So sorry you do not ship to the US territories.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Thom

          From Ontario, Canada

          About Me: Classic, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

          I switched from a laptop and backpack to a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and this bag. What an amazing change to my lifestyle. I was tired of carting my heavy backpack around. Now I can take the necessities with me and be comfortable.

          My only wish is that the compartments and/or pockets were a little bigger. I'd like to pack a portable hard drive in a pocket, but the pockets really only hold pens. Also my phone doesn't fit in a pocket either, but then I have a 5.5" phone.

          I will be taking this on my motorcycle to work as well and love the cross body strap to keep this in place.

          The size of the bag has made me reconsider what I 'need' to carry with me, and I have a happy medium. The bag is not too full, and I have enough gear to do my work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not perfect for MBP 15"

          By David

          From Las Vegas

          About Me: Career

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Good Strap Length

          Cons

          • Too small

          Best Uses

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

            MacBook Pro extends beyond the top of the laptop sleeve, so the metal zipper rubs against the top of the computer. Not a huge deal, but I returned to get a bag that fits better.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Classy, durable, and practical

            By HLB

            From Texas

            About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Wears quickly

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

            I bought the medium bag in the herringbone pattern with wool exterior. I am a graduate student and use it commuting via bicycle and bus to and from my office/class. I get a lot of compliments on the bag, and love the look and material of the bag. Because it is designed to be sleek/professional, one of the trade-offs is that it is not very flexible in terms of just throwing things in on your way out the door. If you need to fit several items you have to approach it in an organized fashion. Nevertheless, I manage to fit my computer, iPad, wallet, 28oz Hydroflask, planner, and lunch without a problem (though the bag looks bulky/less sleek). I have had some experience with the wool "pilling" a bit on the back of the bag from everyday wear during bike commutes. I love the wool look, but may be better on the next version to put canvas on the backside to avoid the back from looking worn too quickly. Overall I'd recommend the bag to anyone looking for a stylish, practical, commuter bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Organization

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Fit

            Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while riding

            Materials

            Genuine leather binding and trim

            Premium liner fabric with a soft surface finish

            Waxed 14oz canvas body is water resistant and looks better with age

            Origin

            Imported

            Laptop/Tablet

            Medium fits 15” MacBook plus iPad

            Small fits 13” MacBook plus iPad

            What's this all about?

            Built for life and work in the city, the Proof Messenger works with a blazer or a hoody. Rugged waxed canvas, heavy duty zippers, and leather trims are tough as nails and get better with age, so you can be hard on the Proof without worry. Designed to carry and protect your MacBook and other work essentials, the Proof is organized and practical, but handsome and versatile. Carry it everywhere you go.