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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag

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

Starting at $199.00 $159.20 $199.00
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  • laptop
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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Fit

Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while riding

Clever Extras

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.

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External Dimensions

Size Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
S 13.8 35.0 11.0 28.0 3.5 9.0 2.0 0.9 610 10.0
M 15.7 40.0 11.4 29.0 3.5 9.0 2.2 1.0 732 12.0

Will Your Laptop Fit?

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  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
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  in cm in cm
S 13.0 33.0 9.4 24.0 No. Your device will not fit.
M 15.4 39.0 11.4 29.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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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 claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

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 (79)

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.3

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (71)
  • High quality (64)
  • Comfortable  (50)
  • Durable  (48)
  • Good strap length (46)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (17)
  • Too small (14)
  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (61)
  • Commuting (54)
  • Computer (52)
  • School (34)
  • Airplane travel  (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (54), Practical (49), Modern (40), Stylish (39), Classic style (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), Yes (12)

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5.0

great message bag

By kai

From maidson

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

it is a great message bag, but I hope it could be a litter cheaper.

 
5.0

Awesome bag, just love it!

By Fredd

From Stockholm

About Me: Career, Classic

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Computer

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

I have the larger model and my MacBook pro retina 15" fits perfect. I can fit my printouts in the back compartment. The bag is not as deep as the other models that I had but can have charger and a beats one headset and a thin shirt in the bag. But it is tight. But for me it works well, I don't pack my bag with lots of stuff normally. Have another TB2 that I use for short travel and sailing.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Stylish, efficient, and the right size for me (the S).

By Mike on a Bike

From Somewhere in Europe

About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I use it everyday, often carrying a laptop (MBPr 13") and commuting on a bicycle. The stabilizer strap fits very nicely and is quick to set up and tuck away.

    It feels very high quality, it's fit for what I need when I don't carry a lot (laptop, notepad, sweater, wallet, cables, etc.).

    After a month of usage, including travel, I have yet to find something I don't like about it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Well designed, great looking

    By The dude

    From Charlotte, NC

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

    • Missing Handle

    Best Uses

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      This is my 4th timbuk2 bag and tops the list. The size is perfect and the style is clean. I was worried about it having enough compartments, but there are plenty for my needs. My one complaint is that I miss having a handle. I think a simple leather handle would make this the perfect bag.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The perfect messenger bag for a professional environment.

      By Alan K

      From Gaithersburg, MD

      About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        Not much I can write that hasn't already been said. The Proof Messenger is the perfect bag for a professional environment. I refuse to carry a briefcase or some other nonsense and this was the perfect fit.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Great feature built bag, horrible strap

        By frank frank

        From NY, NY

        About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • High Quality
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

          I like 'almost' everything about this bag. Fits my 15"laptop, easily accessible compartments, premium feel on the inside and the leather accents on the canvas are a nice touch. While looking at other bags the style of this bag and stabilizing strap for bike commuting were the strongest selling points.
          My biggest complaint is the shoulder strap. It's a thick, cheap looking, cotton weave strap that you would see as a cheap camping belt, or on $10 bag. I can already see 'fuzzing' from 1.5 weeks of use. The shoulder length adjustment connection has another thick piece of leather stitched on with a large edge that grabs the stitching on your shirt when adjusting the bag. I wore holes into my Jack Spade messenger bag but that strap was great till the end. I wish I wouldn't have thrown it away because I would cut the jack spade bag strap off and stitch it onto Timbuk2 proof bag.
          I ordered online from Timbuk2 but I'm not sure I would have bought this bag if I had seen and/or tried it out in person.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          I wish it had a handle

          By Jim

          From Nashville

          About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • No Handle
          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

          I didn't think I would miss a handle so much, but everytime I pack my bag it's the first thing I reach for. I did not consider this when I bought the bag - I purchased because it looks great and I like the material. It could use a couple more compartments and I don't think the closing mechanism is very efficient. In hindsight, I would much rather have a different model.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          great bag

          By commander shepard

          From boston

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

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Too small

          Best Uses

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

            Use it for commute. Not as roomy as i was hoping but still great bag. comfortable holds all my necessities. It is a little awkward it doesn't have a handle on top to carry it like a briefcase, but i got used to it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Just received

            By 0588

            From Boston, ma

            About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Too small

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Office

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

            Just got his bag Thursday and was really excited about it. So far living up to be exactly what i wanted it to be. Very comfortable, looks sharp, and while not as spacious as i would have liked can fit all my necessities for during the week.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            So close to perfect...

            By Matt

            From London

            About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Not A "bro", Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Compact
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Versatile Style

            Cons

            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Office
            • School
            • Urban

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

            This bag is near perfect. Durable, functional, timeless style, and there is great attention to detail. The only thing I can say is that the front pocket should have been 2 separate pockets and it needs a dedicated way to hold a water bottle. It fits a surface pro 3 perfectly. This is my everyday bag and I can't find anything even close when it comes to the mix of style, durability and functionality. It feels like a high end designer bag, only far more durable and made by a company that knows the lifestyle this bag is geared towards. Thanks Timbuk2.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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