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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 $149.25 $199.00
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Selected Color Midnight - Waxed Canvas
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  • Whiskey - Waxed Canvas
  • Reserve - Wool
  • Stone - Waxed Canvas
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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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How to Calculate True Dimensions

  • 1 - Measure your True Width: true width = Width + Depth
  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
Size Width True Width Height True Height
  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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Lifetime Warranty

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Warranty Repair

Most Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of our products and 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.

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 (85)

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (77)
  • High quality (69)
  • Comfortable  (54)
  • Durable  (50)
  • Good strap length (49)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Office (66)
  • Commuting (58)
  • Computer (56)
  • School (35)
  • Airplane travel  (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (59), Practical (52), Stylish (42), Modern (41), Classic style (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70), Yes (12)

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5.0

Just the right amount of style and substance

By Jed the Productive Healthcare Exec

From Silver City, NM

About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • No grab handle

Best Uses

  • Computer
  • Day Trips
  • Office

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

Some background - This is my 6th Timbuk2 bag. I appreciate the quality, style, and service. I've been rocking a messenger for a while and figured it was time to upgrade to a more "professional" and "polished" messenger while reducing my space requirements (always looking to reduce what I need to carry - and maintain or improve productivity). I use this bag for work almost exclusively and I'm a very active healthcare executive with needs for transporting computers/tablets, water, wallet/keys, and snacks throughout the day. Oh - and I also needed to get rid of the Velcro *rip* every time I needed to access my bag contents during an important meeting.

The bag is ideal for my needs.

Looks - this is stylish and durable. I have the Bitters one. The leather trim is a nice accent to the waxed canvas. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the canvas, but I like it. I read another review that they felt like Indiana Jones, and it definitely has that kind of vibe. Some people complained about the strap, but I don't have any issues with it. It's a nice blend of comfort and style. There's no pad or anything, but I don't need one. It also lacks the quick tighten and release function I've had on other bags, but I tend to need only one length for my day to day work. I must say that I haven't had very many people comment on the bag. Not a big deal, but my other bags have definitely been more comment grabbing. Not this one. But that's ok.

Function - the front snap is quiet and ideal. The magnet closures at the top - to keep the weather out - is an awesome touch, subtle and effective. The interior has a main pocket - which holds my water bottle, charger, papers, snacks. The "device" pocket fits my tablet or 11" device (I have the small bag - looking for portability). the organizer has room for my pens, highlighters and some larger pockets for my earbuds. The zipper pocket on the interior I use for my wallet. The exterior pocket is less functional and I primarily use it for my keys - which I need to access frequently- so I don't use the little fob thing in the rear "iPad" pocket. Given the stuff I put in the central compartment, it restricts the front pocket. The "iPad" pocket has a nice padding to it, and a really hardcore zipper. I use it for my notepad (I'm not in a tablet phase anymore - went analog for that part of my workflow). It won't hold a legal pad or anything so I use like a journal size notebook in that pocket.

Durability - the interior is stylish and feels durable. I was curious as it wasn't the ballistic nylon type interior I was used to, but I haven't had any issues, despite the abuse I've given it. I'm excited to see how this "gets better with age" as the video on YouTube claims. It seems to age well, but I've only had it a month or two - so still remains to be seen.

Weaknesses - as has been stated by others, a grab handle would be nice, might mess with the aesthetic, but it is nice to grab the bag close to the bag when getting out of the car. I was aware of this when I purchased and have noted it would be an improvement, but I can live without it and still truly appreciate the experience.

Please forgive any of my less than effective descriptor choices - did my best but may not make the most sense.

Overall - I'm very satisfied. It's met every one of my expectations and needs. And I'll continue to recommend Timbuk2 bags to anyone looking for a functional, stylish and durable bag.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great bag

By Chris

From Philadelphia

About Me: Career

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    Great bag. I wanted something for everyday work but casual too. Didn't want the stuffy leather case all the time. This is a great classy well built stylish bag made in the U.S.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Looks great but poor construction

    By Mike in MI

    From Detroit, MI

    About Me: Career, Classic

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Professional

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    Bag looks great, but within 4 months the cross strap tore out at the seam, despite having never actually having been used. Customer service was responsive but said the bag is irreparable and the color pattern (grey/brown) was no longer available. While I was offered an exchange, and would be interested to see another color, I'd have to give up mine for good to do so, and I'm very happy with this color.

    If you're aware of the limited size, it's still a great bag. If it never came with a cross strap, I'd give 5 stars, but this quick of a tear makes me leery of the overall construction quality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Quality Canvas, great construction, lots of pockets

    By JRS

    From New England

    About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • High Quality
    • Pockets

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Day Trips
      • Extended trips 

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      I have been using a Duluth Pack messenger bag for about 10 years, maybe more, it has been great but lacks structure and pockets. It is a bit lighter but while I have yet to use this new bag the Timbuk2 should be a better traveling companion and easier to find things as needed. Will know more as time goes on...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love this bag! I was a backpack guy until I found this bag.

      By J, e-commerce guy

      From Seattle, WA

      About Me: Career

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Extended trips 
        • Office

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        I used to be a backpack guy, until i saw this bag. It's cool looking and easier to carrier around than the backpack.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Low profile, but stylish

        By zk

        From Atlanta, GA

        About Me: Career, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • A Little Bit Pricy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        I think the other reviews pretty much covered everything.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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