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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 $199.00 $199.00
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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

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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 Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume
in cm in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L
S 13.8 35.0 13.8 35.0 13.4 34.0 11.0 28.0 3.5 9.0 2.0 0.9 610 10.0
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

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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 (58)

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (52)
  • High quality (47)
  • Comfortable  (38)
  • Good strap length (35)
  • Durable  (34)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (14)
  • Too small (10)

Best Uses

  • Office (45)
  • Commuting (40)
  • Computer (39)
  • School (25)
  • Airplane travel  (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (38), Practical (35), Modern (29), Stylish (26), Classic style (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (9)

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4.0

1 star short of great

By R B

From Torrance, Ca

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

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Needs A Matching Strappad

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Day Trips
  • Office

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

Bought the bag recently and have enjoyed it quite a but with a minor flaw. I don't mind that they simplified the the messenger bag by removing a few features such as water bottle pockets and a carry handle, but I don't like that for the price it did not come with at least a shoulder strap or the availability to buy a matching one separately.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good looking, servicable bag

By The Dude

From Boulder

About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Lots of pockets
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Less Optimal For Cycling
  • Preferred Velcro To Snaps
  • Strap But No Handle

Best Uses

  • Office

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

As compared to my prior Timbuk2 bag, this is more attractive but less functional for cycling. I liked the handle and the straps on my old bag better.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Stylish and Functional

By TheDude

From San Francisco

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments
  • Wears quickly

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

One of the features of the Proof Messenger I most enjoy is the leather cross-strap, which works wonderfully when biking to classes or to meetings. It's also a bag that can carry my daily gear: 2 notebooks, pens, snacks, and a thin textbook. For me, its done a great job of protecting my stuff from rain, and has been somewhat resistant to inside spills.

Although it's roomy enough, it lacks a designated space for a bottle or canteen, and I've never found a great place or arrangement in which to store my macbook charger, so I wouldn't recommend this bag for long voyages from home-base. I also wish that the bag held its form better with stuff in it, especially given how great it looks. Might look great in dark, glossy blue!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Great. But...

By Ebert

From Salt Lake City, Utah

About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Not enough compartments
  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Computer
  • Day Trips
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

First of all the design is great but I feel it lacks a few design points. The zipper ties need to have stitching securing both ends, its just two loose flaps of the leather with a central button, feels like it is going to fray apart.

I think its a great product but its not large enough as I thought it would have been, I bough the larger size. Its a tad bit small, just bit enough to hold my everyday materials for school and work but could be a bit bigger. I think it extremely lacks with a water bottle holder, I just clip mine onto the side, it would look much better if there was a pocket.

One thing that really doesn't match is the color of the strap, its a dark green. It should have been a dark grey instead.

There are numerous faults in the workmanship, in respect to design for longevity. There should be cross stitching and edge stitching on certain parts of the bag to ensure that they last longer and don't tear apart / fray.

Its an overall good bag but there are a few design workmanship issues that should be updated. Might return the bag...

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Exceeded Expectations

By E.M. Bagby

From Nashville, TN

About Me: Career

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I've spent most of my professional career using cheap, black computer bags and finally decided to shell out the money for a top notch bag. This bag is perfect for my daily commute and has an incredible amount of room considering the profile size. Only things I worry about are if the stitching holding the button latches will last or if the button latches themselves won't get worn down until they are no longer functional.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great Overall Bag

    By Mike

    From Los Angeles, CA

    About Me: Career, Classic, Modern

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I needed a overall bag that could carry either my work laptop pc or macbook air along with one or two file folders, small, camera, and the power cords. It also needs to look great, exude craftsmanship but not be too extravagant. This bag fits the bill quite nicely. It gets quite a few compliments from co-workers and clients, especially the lining.

    I only have 2 issues with the bag:

    a. The front pocket should be converted to two pockets or at least have a divider option. This is where I place random stuff like mints, cords, camera, etc and it winds up being jumbled mess requiring more time to sort through this pocket.

    b. This bag needs a small handle when you don't want to sling the bag over your shoulder. 1 or 2 days out of the week I need to wear a business jacket for work and the shoulder strap pulls my collar down when it's to the side. Plus it's not appropriate to walk into a meeting with my bag slung over me either. So I wind up holding the bag like a grocery bag from the bottom or I leave it in the car or office.

    Notwithstanding, this is a great bag that I know will last a very long time and have many other uses including traveling and urban day trips.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag

    By Andrew

    From México

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      Great bag

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect and slim messenger bag

      By Alex

      From New York City, NY

      About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Wears quickly

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      Very sturdy and well designed bag that tends to stay slim even when packed with stuff. Would like to see more choices for the shoulder strap.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great Style and Functionality

      By Rhett

      From Houston, TX

      About Me: Career, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

          Love the colors and texture. Allows me to fit both my work laptop (14") and MacBook pro (13"). I haven't had it more than a month but it seems durable and well made. I like how the inner pocket is slightly expandable and there are 2 options for snapping it shut depending on how much stuff you have inside. I recommend it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My favorite bag ever

          By Scott

          From SC

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

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Needs Magnetic Bottom Clo

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

          I have 4 Timbuk2 bags for different situations. I'm a cyclist who commutes by bike about 60% of the time. I don't use this bag for that. This is for every other time. Looks great, reasonably roomy, holds a 15im laptop well, and I get tons on compliments. The waxed canvas makes it look amazing. I just wish it had magnets on the closure buttons to make it easier to click shut.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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