Proof Laptop Messenger 2015

Style # 479-4-2000

The dressed-up take on the everyday messenger.

$ 228
14 Reviews

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S 0.0 0.0 14.2 36.0 13.8 35.0 9.8 25.0 4.3 11.0 2.0 0.9 488 8.0 0.0 0.0
M 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.8 30.0 4.3 11.0 2.2 1.0 732 12.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

Reviews (14)

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Proof Laptop Messenger 2015
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (13)
  • Comfortable  (12)
  • Lightweight  (10)
  • High quality (9)
  • Good strap length (8)

Cons

  • Too small (4)
  • Not enough compartments (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (12)
  • Commuting (10)
  • Computer (8)
  • Airplane travel  (4)
  • Cycling (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Career (9), Stylish (9), Modern (6), Classic style (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (4)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Excellent handsome bag

By ernesto

From SF Bay Area

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

    Awesome bag fits all my needs. All my coworkers compliment me on it's style and appearance. I work in design and manufacturing so I have an eye for construction and quality details. This bag is well constructed from the stitching to the riveting and quality materials used. Above all the bag comes with a lifetime warranty that can be redeemed locally at their SF location as I live in the SF Bay Area. Awesome job by the Timbuk2 team.

     
    5.0

    yes

    By gran

    From Arizona

    About Me: Practical

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

      Given to a graduate student.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So nice, I bought it twice!

      By Lou on TV

      From Tampa Bay, Florida

      About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

        I love this messenger bag. I had originally bought the smaller size, and which fit everything I needed, but was bulging from the bulk. So, I bought its big brother, which although called a "medium" is much more like a "large". It has a great look, it's roomy, and its well built. I load it with all kinds of gear, and it has room for more! I carry a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and it has plenty of space for a much larger laptop in the padded sleeve. Unlike some messenger bags, this has plenty of compartments to help organize your stuff, including two zippered ones, one inside, and one outside. This bag does it all, and looks good doing it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Well made bag for today's working girl (or boy)

        By Caitlin

        From Washington, DC

        About Me: Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No water bottle pocket

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Cycling
        • Office

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

        This is a great bag that definitely ups my bike-commuting game. I have a Timbuk2 backpack that I love, but (as vain as it is) I hate carrying a backpack into a bar or to an event after work. I wanted a messenger bag that works well as a commuter and more stylish than most messenger bags. This is it. It's fairly roomy inside, but all the compartments and the bag itself are structured so there isn't a lot of wiggle room. I'm an organizer to a fault and this bag has lots of compartments and pockets for organizing. I do wish it had a water bottle pocket and a different waist strap (something a little quicker to snap on and off). Overall, though, this is a great stylish bag. Timbuk2 really pays attention to detail and creates some of the best bags on the market.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Functional and Elegant

        By Brandon in SF

        From San Francisco

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

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Office

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

          As usual I am impressed by the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into Timbuk2 bags. After using the walker backpack for over a year, I decided to get this for my girlfriend for Christmas as she was starting a new job.

          The lighter color options were perfect for a more feminine look and she absolutely loves it/ uses it every day now.

          The hip straps to make the sometimes unwieldy nature of messenger bags less of an issue is a really nice addition and seems to dramatically improve the comfort for her.

          Highly recommend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great design, fantastic utility

          By Nathaniel

          From Singapore

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

            AWesome bag, great design, love using it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Decent Messenger bag

            By Ed

            From San Francisco Bay Area

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Lightweight 

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

            I use this to carry a Macbook Pro 2015 15" to work every day; haven't had any issues with it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Attractive, professional, no room for afternoon wine.

            By Hoang-Baptiste

            From Los Angeles

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Lightweight 

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments
            • Too small
            • Wears quickly

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Office

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

            The bag looks great, and has a professional feel for the office. Got lots of compliments. But not much room to expand for amenities. I had a hard time closing it when I needed to add a few things like: a power supply for the computer, a medium size book, and a bottle of wine. Don't buy anything on the way home if you're riding. I can also see the leather "claps" wearing down quickly over time. The shoulder strap material is not on par for the price, and that's on sale. I'd be bummed if I paid full price. I like the utility and function of my classic messenger better, but it didn't fit the feel of a professional office. This is not a "weekend" carrier, unless you like extra luggage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Build

            By Tarrek

            From Atlanta, GA

            About Me: Modern, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments
            • Too small
            • Uncomfortable 

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

            I use the product to go to and from class. It has just enough room for my laptop, charger, a textbook, notebook and a candy bar. I get a compliment every time I use the bag. The leather buckles and fantastic, but seem to show wear.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Professional, light weight, durable!

            By Totes Ma Goats

            From Saint Paul, MN

            About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Too small

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Office

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger 2015:

            I can fit my laptop and a notebook decently in the main pocket. Phone and accessories fit very well in the other pockets. Shoulder strap is perfect for me 6'4".

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            Organization

            Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

            Fit

            Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

            Materials

            Genuine leather binding and trim

            Origin

            Imported

            Laptop/Tablet

            Laptop pocket fits 13" MacBook and iPad

            Laptop pocket fits 15" MacBook and 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 genuine leather trims are tough as nails and get better with age, so you can be hard on the Proof without worry. We added a grab strap for an elegant departure after closing your deal. 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.

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