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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag

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

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Selected Color Cognac - Felted Poly
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  • Cognac - Felted Poly
  • 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 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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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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.3

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (36)
  • High quality (36)
  • Durable  (28)
  • Comfortable  (26)
  • Good strap length (26)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (10)
  • Too small (9)

Best Uses

  • Office (32)
  • Commuting (30)
  • Computer (29)
  • School (18)
  • Airplane travel  (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (26), Practical (26), Modern (21), Comfort-oriented (18), Stylish (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35), Yes (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good looking but impractical

By Ludde

From Sweden

About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Bad Layout
  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Office

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

A really good looking bag, and so far the quality seems bang on. But if you need to carry anything but a laptop or some papers this is not the bag for you.

The material has no give, so even if the stated volume of the bag is 12 liters, you will struggle to even get a sweater in there.

The zipper compartment is on the backside/inside of the bag which means getting your keys, wallet, etc. out is a real hassle (especially if you're on your bike). I would've preferred if this compartment was on the front/outside of the lid.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Bag!

By Timmy

From Orono, ME

About Me: Classic, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Aesthetically Pleasing
  • High-quality Materials
  • Thoughtful Design
  • Well made

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    The bag was nicer in person than it looked in the online pictures.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Exceeded expectations

    By Canvas

    From Waterloo, ON

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I purchased this because of other reviews I had read and it fit the style of bag I wanted. I was definitely worried about the size and if it would be able to hold the stuff I carried around on the regular. Safe to say, my worries were quickly alleviated once the bag arrived. I can easily fit my 13 inch macbook, 2 notebooks and small accessories in the bag and lug them around all day without any issue. The bag is extremely light and exceptionally made. After a month of use, it still looks brand new.

    One thing I do wish it had was a side pocket to slide a water bottle into.

    Overall highly recommend this bag to anyone looking for a daily bag that light, durable and stylish.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A nice bag

    By Them the teacher

    From Seoul south korea

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Should Come In Large

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    A smart, pretty bag, useful for work, leisure when you aren't required to carry heavy loads. For school, if you need to carry a lot of books, a large size would preferable

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's better without a grab handle

    By johnny k

    From New York, NY

    About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    Excellent bag for the office/professional life. Other Timbuk2 bags and other major bike messenger bags would look juvenile, and out of place being carried into an office, but this one looks sharp, clean, and would even be passable waltzing into a business meeting that didn't require a full on suit.

    A grab handle would make it ugly.

    The bag is built tough, in usual Timbuk2 fashion. The exterior is tough and keeps my stuff dry. The hardware feels high quality and the leather detailing is great.

    It's a bargain when comparing it against leather messengers made from full grain leather from reliable bag makers.

    My only complaints and they are minor:

    the pen pockets are short, and won't secure most pens of normal length (the clips won't be able to clip onto the pocket) and extra centimeter woul'd alleviate this, but being too short, makes them almost useless.

    the Lining fabric looks great, but feels thin, and I am afraid in the future, if I accidently shove something with a sharp corner into the bag, it can easily tear. a canvas lining would be more reassuring, as I know the usual plastic lining might be too out of place.

    I think the size is ideal, as I have 2 other larger messengers for real hauls, this is meant for a day/office commute bag.

    I am using the Medium size.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Needs a handle

    By Nigel

    From Maryland

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Needs A Handle Badly
    • Not enough compartments

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    Needs one thing to make this a 5-Star review and that would be a Handle!! Otherwise this is a very stylish bag that works with a suit or jeans. My other Timbuk2 bag has a handle and I find it so very convenient to have the option to either pick it up, or carry the bag when it has a handle. So just really wish this bag had a handle on it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    had his bag for a few months now

    By Sean

    From San Diego, CA

    About Me: Classic, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight 

    Cons

    • Not enough compartments
    • Too small

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Computer

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    It is durable and good looking. It cleans up nicely. But for me it is too small. I needed my old bag that was bigger but a snap broke. I thought about the repair cost of it and choose to buy this bag instead. Mistake. My old bag had a lot of complements and this one ... not enough for my uses. My old bag was not that much bigger but held more and had more compartments. This bag is a bit more dressy and I can see it will work better for official business functions. What I need is something that will safely carry my 15" macbook and the power cords and a few other things without looking like I have the bathtub inside or I'm a homeless person. Every now and then I think this bag is okay. That is when I only have my laptop in it. It you don't plan to carry that much this will do. A few books OR a lap top but not both. I paid too much to feel so so about this bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Pretty darn good

    By Lawyered

    From Vancouver, BC, Canada

    About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Computer
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      Overall very good quality and very attractive yet practical - exactly what I was looking for. Only a couple minor cons: would be nice if it had a handle on top and if the snaps were magnetized on the main compartment for easy, quick closure. But practical enough to carry everything you need for a day at school or the office, yet is wearable with a suit - just what I needed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      A business casual-friendly bag.

      By Drew the Drewbix

      From Austin, TX

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too small

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      I picked up the Proof as a bag that could dress up a bit more than my Classic Messenger. I've had that bag for years and adore it, but it just doesn't go with a blazer. This one does, and in fact, I think it bridges the gap between casual and fancy quite well

      It works as advertised - plenty of pockets and enough space for a laptop, tablet, plus a few other things. It can expand a little bit. Really my only gripe against it is that it isn't as roomy as my messenger. It's not the bag's fault at all - it's meant to be smaller - I just didn't realize how much I relied on the massive amount of stuff I could put in my other bag.

      So when it comes to my next trade show, the Proof will be my bag. For my next trip to New York, I think my carryon will be my Classic Messenger.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great bag. Styling and Sturdy.

      By Anthony B.

      From Richmond, VA

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Handle

      Best Uses

      • Computer
      • Cycling
      • Office

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      Despite the fact there is no handle on the top of the bag, it's still easy to grab one-handed, even with stuff in the bag. Love the look and feel, screams quality in a non-flashy way.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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