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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 $129.35 $199.00
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Selected Color Midnight - 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

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  • 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
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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 (76)

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.3

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (69)
  • High quality (62)
  • Comfortable  (48)
  • Durable  (47)
  • Good strap length (45)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (17)
  • Too small (13)
  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (60)
  • Commuting (53)
  • Computer (50)
  • School (33)
  • Airplane travel  (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (52), Practical (48), Modern (40), Stylish (38), Comfort-oriented (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (12)

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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
           
          5.0

          Perfect bag

          By Commuter Jill

          From Raleigh, NC

          About Me: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • High Quality

          Cons

          • Narrow

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

          I commute to work almost every day and this bag has been a life saver. I had a Timbuk2 bag before this that was a bit larger, but more on the functional side and I wanted something that looked nicer/more work appropriate that still had the durability and weatherproofing of the other one. I hesitated buying this because of the price tag, but it was worth every penny. Some people complained it was too small. I got the medium and I can fit my 15in macbook, a couple books, a thick folder and other daily essentials/travel items. It is not as wide as my old bag (so I can't fit my lunch box) and it's a bit heavier overall, but it looks and feels so much better I'm not caring. The strap is very comfortable; I did not have to use the strap pad off my other bag. Have only had it for a few weeks, but confident it will stand the test of time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I don't get impressed easily but...

          By GasMan

          From Republic of Cambridge, MA

          About Me: Career

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • High Quality
          • High Quality Construction
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cycling
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

            I am a gear snob. When I see a zipper I try to invert it to see if it is YKK or not. I reject every zipper that is not YKK and manufacturer that doesn't use the quality standard. Basically, I judge stuff by the zippers they sport. This bag passed the zipper test. This bag also passed a bunch of other tests including the 'Pretty bag!' Test, the 'ooooh leather' Test, and the 'nice color combination' test. The 'how does it look when I ride my bike wearing it' Test can't be conducted because there is three feet of snow out here.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Love this bag!!!

            By LuluMarsh

            From Hatboro, PA

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

            Pros

            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • Professional
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

              I bought this bag to replace my previous laptop bag. I wanted something that I could use as a purse/laptop bag, that would have room for my laptop and paperwork, but also my wallet and personal things. This bag is great! I can fit everything in and it doesn't look bulging or like it's overflowing. And the width of the strap evenly distributes the weight so the bag never feels too heavy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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