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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014

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

$129 $189

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S 13.8 35.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.0 28.0 3.5 9.0 2.0 0.9 610 10.0 0.0 0.0
M 15.7 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.4 29.0 3.5 9.0 2.2 1.0 732 12.0 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.

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014
 
4.4

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (102)
  • High quality (90)
  • Comfortable  (72)
  • Durable  (69)
  • Good strap length (60)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (20)
  • Too small (17)
  • Wears quickly (5)
  • Heavy / bulky  (3)
  • No handle (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (86)
  • Commuting (76)
  • Computer (71)
  • School (47)
  • Airplane travel  (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (75), Practical (71), Modern (51), Stylish (48), Classic style (40)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85), Yes (22)

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4.0

Good entry laptop bag

By Jay

From Seattle

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Office

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

Use this as a laptop bag for work. It looks, feels, great inside and out. Haven't gotten a chance to buckle up both straps to take it on my bike, but such a great feature and can't wait to use it. Only con would be I would have liked a few pocket dividers in the front or back pockets. Don't love that I put small stuff in like pens, keys, wallet and they are all jumbled and hard to sort through after traveling with it. A minor flaw that doesn't take much away from how solid this bag is. ****

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Delivers what I was looking for in a bag.

By Lawrence

From San Francisco

About Me: Career, Commuter, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Great 3rd Strap
  • High Quality

Cons

  • No Strap Pad

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Cycling
  • Office

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

I chose the medium Proof Messenger bag because it has a clean professional look for the office, holds my large laptop without being bulky, and has a third strap to keep it in place when I'm unicycling home. I love the minimalistic look and the well designed features.

My only complaint is that there is not a shoulder strap pad. The adjustment buckle lays on my collarbone and is uncomfortable on longer rides. I realize that a bulky shoulder strap pad would be off brand for such a trim and minimalistic looking bag, but having the option would be nice.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Nice bag

By Jen

From New Rochelle, NY

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

    I bought this bag for my fiancee for Christmas. He loves it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    More professional, same quality

    By Kevin the Intuitive

    From Seattle, WA

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Right Storage

    Cons

    • Too small

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

    Perfect as a commuter. fits my standard size laptop just right. Ideal number of compartments, amount of space. Updated and professional and still maintains the high standard of quality Timbuk2 is renowned for.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    It was worth the wait!!!

    By NEReviewer

    From Northeast

    About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • Good design
    • High Quality
    • Quality Leather

    Cons

    • Lack Of Zippers
    • No Handle
    • Snaps Are Awkward

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

    I have had a Commute bag and other Timbuk2 accessories for quite some time, and wanted to buy another bag. I finally decided to buy the 2014 Proof laptop bag with leather flap. Being a leather snob, I am very impressed by the quality of leather used -- it is quite soft, which will make it scratch more easily, but it should wear well over time and improve (as all good leather does). The bag is well balanced, making it comfortable to carry (this is the main reason I LOVE Timbuk2 bags). The interior fabric is super soft, making it a little pleasure every time I reach into the bag.

    I do wish the main compartment has a zipper closure, or at least a larger interior pocket with a zipper. I don't like dropping my smartphone, or other expensive items, into an "open" bag. The rear zipper compartment is more for documents and flat items. The main closure snaps can be awkward to close. If the bag is in just the right position, I can close them with one hand, otherwise, it's a two had job (not so easy while carrying the bag, especially while walking!). Also, the bag could use a quick-grab handle -- always having to pick it up with the should strap is not convenient.

    Overall, the bag is classy, beautiful, and a pleasure to use. I am looking forward to putting it to work for many years to come!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect for iPad Pro!!!!!!

    By Evan & CO

    From Denver

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

      Perfect bag for iPad Pro and school work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect and classy

      By the gift giver

      From Wyoming

      About Me: It Was A Gift To Someone

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

        I asked the new owner all the above questions.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Imperfect, but pretty awesome

        By Chris

        From Ann Arbor, MI

        About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Day Trips
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

          Imperfect because the snaps are really hard to close and undo, and on top of that the metal in three of the four snaps is cracked. I'm assuming/hoping this won't be an issue as the bag ages, but it's kind of a bummer.

          Awesome because of everything else. The size is an excellent combo of trim and roomy. The lining is a great texture, so it's lovely just to stick your hand in the thing. I wouldn't have said no to an extra little inner compartment or pocket, but it has a nice amount as it is.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Beautiful style and functional bag!

          By Katy the bike commuting teacher.

          From Durango, CA

          About Me: Teacher

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • School

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

            Storing computer, lunch, water bottle, and coffee mug. Also stores my purse/wallet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            quality made bag given as a gift was please with my purchase

            By babs

            From wisconsin

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014:

                given as gift, she will use this everyday was given specific as to what bag she wanted. Love the construction of it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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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.