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Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014

A camera bag disguised as a messenger bag.

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  • camera
  • weatherproof
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What are the features?

Organization

Adjustable straps for securing tripods are double-reinforced for proper balance while carrying (XS size does not have tripod straps)

Napoleon side entry pocket has zipper closure for easy in/out without undoing the messenger flap

Slightly padded internal slash pocket of this messenger bag provides a padded, firm place for you to store files

This SLR camera bag has a padded, removable insert with zipper closure and moveable walls that accommodate various bodies, lenses, and batteries

Fit

Cross strap not compatible with XS messenger

Fully adjustable shoulder strap with a permanent, super comfortable airmesh strap pad

Removable and adjustable crossbody strap allows for multiple carry options

Timbuk2 Double-Loop cam buckle enables easy fit adjustment while eliminating any excess webbing

Clever Extras

Includes dual bag silencer strips designed to fit hook and loop strips on Timbuk2 messengers and keep Velcro quiet when you need to make a stealth entry

Low-profile top grab handle for easy heave-ho

Partially concealed flap buckles with bottom compression straps for subtle and secure closure (XS size does not have bottom compression)

Smart hook and loop placement for fast, easy closure and reduced sweater-pilling

Materials

TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

What's this all about?

The Snoop Camera Messenger Bag / SLR Camera Case would make an excellent spy. On the outside it plays it cool with dark coloring and classic messenger bag styling, but on the inside it's calculated, cautious, and a little bit sneaky. The fully padded, totally modular interior is designed to house camera lenses, bodies, and batteries. Simply move the walls around to fit the cameras you carry. If you really mean business, you can secure your tripod with the adjustable straps on the bottom of the bag. And when you're not packing (cameras), simply remove the padded insert and rock it like a classic messenger bag.

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External Dimensions

Size Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight
in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg
XS 11.8 30.0 10.2 26.0 9.8 25.0 4.7 12.0 1.7 0.8
S 16.1 41.0 13.8 35.0 10.6 27.0 5.1 13.0 2.1 1.0
M 18.1 46.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 7.1 18.0 2.6 1.2

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M 17.7 45.0 10.6 27.0 1.2 3.0 No. Your device will not fit.

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Lifetime Warranty

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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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Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (8)
  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Durable  (5)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (3)
  • Too small (3)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (5)
  • Airplane travel  (4)
  • Commuting (4)
  • Cycling (3)
  • Extended trips  (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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3.0

Comment brazilian customer

By Walter

From Brazil

About Me: Practical

Pros

  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Too big

Best Uses

  • Day Trips

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

Maybe you should inform customers from Brazil that there will be charged high import taxes and delivery fees. Overall value tripled.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Solid bag, a little smaller than I expec

By Jody

From DC

About Me: Career

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Commuting

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

I wanted a bag that was a bit nicer, tougher, and less afraid of water than my current bag. I got the medium size for fear of the large being too unwieldy for normal use. I think I made the right call for the overall size of the bag, unfortunately, the inside of the bag isn't as large as I hoped. I think this is a side effect of the bag's design with the fully removable camera insert. Because the padding isn't part of the outside of the bag, you end up with a medium sized bag on the outside, and a small bag on the inside. I suppose it's a sacrifice to be made for the convertible functionality.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Good concept, missing some details

By PhotoEd

From White House Station, NJ

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Close Right
  • No Small Organizer Space
  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Day Trips
  • Street shooting

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

I own more camera bags than any other type of gear - no bag hits the mark perfectly. This bag gets really close, but has a few weird, spoiler flaws. Not fatal flaws, but shortcomings that will keep me looking. Sigh. And I thought this was "the one."

Most camera bags aren't designed tall for DSLR zoom lenses, and have a camera bag "look". This bag fixes both issues. It's tall enough to hold a Nikon 70-200VR2 lens vertically with decent space overhead to spare. Can put a D800E with 24-70 zoom mounted and hood attached in shooting mode, into the bag vertically, again with space over. Looks like a messenger bag... unless you've got gear in it.

It can hold a LOT of stuff. On my recent shoot, I packed the following Nikon gear for travel: 70-200VR f2.8 one end, vertical; 16-35VR f4 other end, vertical; 24 f1.4, 35 f1.4, 85 f1.8, 1.7x teleconverter in middle between the two lenses, in compartments made with dividers from other camera bags. Sitting on top of that center stuff, a D800E with 24-70 f2.8 mounted lens hood reversed. iPad, white balance cards, logbook across in the laptop slot; if I put my 15" MacBook Air in the slot instead, the flap on the bag would NOT cover the clear pocket on the front completely. Fail on "messenger bag" look. Miscellaneous stuff tucked inside around: flashlight; SD card case; 2 spare camera batteries, a couple protein bars, lens cloths, pens. 3 CF cards in the clear pocket on the front. That's a lot of stuff.

When I went out to shoot, I carried a subset of that, sometimes with tripod in the straps below. With a three lens kit and iPad, the flap didn't cover the front of the bag properly. The tripod straps worked fine. They tend to loosen on their own, but by tightening one of the straps on the tripod just below the head, it kept the tripod in place well enough.

The bag's depth is such that the width of lenses + MacBook are thicker than the top flap is meant to cover. That's a fail - the flap should cover the front completely with lens+laptop thickness, otherwise it's NOT a camera + laptop bag. With the iPad in the slot, the flap MOSTLY covered the front, still a fail.

The other annoyance is the lack of small stuff storage. The Napoleon pocket is great - held my passport and a few note cards. But the clear pocket is pretty much the ONLY other small stuff storage, and a CF card is about as thick as it can handle. Really, there should be pen slots/AA battery holders (a pen slot works for either); a few small pockets for things like microfiber cloths, spare camera batteries, little notebooks, etc. I may check out using the insert in a traditional Timbuk2 messenger bag, which would have all those tiny-junk holders.

Most shoulder pads are too slippery for shoulder carry. This pad was OK - not too slippery, but not real grippy. It's great as a cross-body strap but as a shoulder carry strap, not grippy enough. But you can't easily change the strap or pad. The shoulder strap itself is really, really thin, compared to other Timbuk2 bags I've owned, so much so it tangles easily.

Summing up: holds a lot, lightweight, but the flap is under-sized, not enough tiny-junk organization, only carries well as a cross body carry and not as a shoulder carry. Comes closer to right than most other bags. I'd recommend it, but with reservations.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Sweet bag

By Robsters Photography & Design

From Rota, MP

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

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

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

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

Stuff I carry in it

1. Canon EOS 600D w/ 18-55 mm lens attached

2. Canon EF Telephoto 75-300 mm lens

3. Canon 580 EX II

4. Chargers

5. Cables

6. Laptop

7. Keys

8. Cellphone

9. Wallet

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very generously proportioned

By Gazimoff

From London, UK

About Me: Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Camera Insert Colour
  • Strap too Short

Best Uses

  • Photojournalism

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

I bought this (size M) for journalistic work, as I needed a bag that would hold a 13" MacBook Air, plus an Olympus E-PL5 MFT camera and lenses.

The bag easily devours all my kit with room to spare, so much so that I'd like to get more padded dividers. It holds the Olympus body with kit zoom fitted, plus three additional lenses to give me versatility. It also holds all cables and a flash to make sure I can stay connected. I've even managed to squeeze in an iPad and jotter just to be thorough.

That said, it's not all great. I'm not a fan of the baby blue padding and would prefer the subtle grey that's shown in the photo. The shoulder strap is also on the short side (I'm 6'2" tall), meaning that the bag sits high on my hip. The transparent pocket in the front isn't ideal either - I'd have preferred something that didn't put my memory cards on display.

Ultimately though, I can work around the negatives. It allows me to squeeze all my tech into a single bag, which also counts as a single carry-on at the airport. For that alone, it's become my working bag of choice.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great messenger bag, but.

By Hair

From Uppsala, Sweden.

About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Silencer Strips

Cons

  • Clear Pocket
  • Flap Too Small
  • Short Strap Length

Best Uses

  • Day Trips

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

You can tell that this is a durable bag directly. I love it as a messenger bag without the protective inlay. Its durable (you can tell), lightweight and looks great. They added great details like the silencer strips etc.

My intention was to use this bag as a camera bag though. =/

The main problem i have with this bag is that once the bag has the protective inlay and some gear in it the flap that is supposed to cover the bag doesnt. Maybe this is a design choice that i dont understand. The flap should cover the bag once closed, not two thirds or half of it (atleast not in my opinion). Ontop of that the clear pocket glimmers and show what ever is inside to the world since the flap doesnt cover all of it.
Bottom line, i will not use this bag as a camera bag. Its a shame because its a nice looking bag that feels like it could follow me around the world without a hinch. But i just cant stand it when the flap doesnt cover the whole bag. Its a shame. =/

I will keep it as a messenger bag, its that nice, wish i could use it as a camera bag though.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great bag so far...

By Luis the Photog

From Toronto, Canada

About Me: Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Not enough compartments

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Shooting Weddings

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

Great bag that is comfortable to carry around. My only minor con with it is when it's packed full, the front flap doesn't fold all the way over thus exposing the contents of the see-through front pocket. Also, when handling it with the top handle it tends to hang at a slight angle as a result. Otherwise it's a great bag so far.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Very good and practical for field photos

By Arturo

From Mexico City

About Me: Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable 
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Cycling
  • Day Trips
  • Extended trips 

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

This new strap is actually better than I thought, and better than the previous model. The build is actually pretty good. Seems to be resistant (duty-wise, perhaps not cosmetically though), and it seals the insides pretty well. I just used it for a photo shoot in the desert and I couldn't find one speck of dust inside.

The tripod straps are a godsend, but they could be a little bit larger, to hold thicker equipment.

It is a shame that the biggest size is M.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Useful, well designed camera bag

By Cycling photographer

From Davis, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Small Storage
  • Roomy

Cons

  • Strap Pad Feels Cheap

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Cycling
  • Extended trips 

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

I've used this bag both around town and on a couple of trips which has given me time to play with it.

I carry three cameras most of the time: Sony A7, A7R and a Leica M8 plus lenses when I travel. This bag will hold them all plus a MacBook Air, batteries, and my mobile phone on the strap. To carry all of that the lenses are removed from the cameras and stowed separately.

When used in daily shooting I carry two cameras with lenses attached plus a couple other lenses and a small flash for the rare time I need fill. The bag is a good match for the A7 and the M8. It wouldn't work well for my great, vast Canon 1Ds Mk II, however. Few bags are, though.

Carrying this bag on my bike works well, of course.

My only complaint is about the strap pad which doesn't move on the strap very easily and feels of a substantially lesser quality than is found on other Timbuk2 bags. I think they could have done a better job with it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

XS is stealthy & ideal for ILC

By Gochugogi

From Honolulu

About Me: Classical Guitarist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Thin 15
  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Ilc Cameras
  • Mirror-less Cameras
  • Photograpgy

Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

NOTE: I couldn't edit my original review so I revised and resubmitted.

The Snoop is a camera satchel disguised as a bike messenger bag, allowing photographers to blend in with the crowd. It's based on the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger and 2014 brings the first major redesign since 2010. Snoop is a straightforward bag with rugged exterior, TPU liner, slash pocket, quick adjust buckle and strap pad inherited from the Classic. However, it has unique features to make it a better camera bag: flap wings to repel rain, padded grab handle and removable camera insert. Unlike larger Snoops, the XS lacks tripod loops and cross strap.

Recast in stealthy "Cordura Black"--not ballistic nylon per specs--the new Snoop is extra slim and stripped down. I own two prior XS Snoop models and they're fatter, heavier and made of shinny ballistic nylon. The matte finish and fine weave of Cordura make the 2014 Snoop look very different from legacy Snoops. If you prefer a little color, it's also available with a burgundy panel (Diablo). Sadly, the iconic Swirl logo is MIA, replaced with an understated woven patch.

Prior Snoop and Classic messengers had SR buckles on the outside of the flap. Now buckles are tucked under the flap, resulting in a cleaner appearance. However, access is more fiddly: velcro catches slightly less easily and the hidden buckles take an extra second to get to. Not a deal breaker but I prefer the less fussy old design. The main flap is shorter than prior designs--probably to enhance buckle access--and stuffing the bag results in the flap riding up too far to easily snag the velcro.

CAMERA INSERT: Dense closed cell foam padding give great protection without bulk. The XS Snoop insert now has a zippered lid, increasing protection from dust and moisture. Soft blue tricot cloth (not gray) line the interior and is kind to camera delicates. Two velcro secured dividers grab onto the tricot like glue, making repositioning dividers a snap. The dividers aren't rigid enough to support weight and serve only as partitions. My cameras were a little more snug in the new Snoop and so I measured and found it smaller than last year's model: 2013 XS Snoop insert is 5.25" deep whereas the 2014 insert is 4.75."

This wee Snoop is ideal for mirrorless ILC systems, e.g., M4/3, EOS M or Fuji X series. My Olympus Pen E-P3 with 14-45 zoom mounted fits perfectly with ample room for a Lumix 45-150 and flash. Sadly, while my Canon 6D with 24-105 4L IS easily squeezes in, the resulting "baby bump" prevents the main flap from closing properly. The same 6D/zoom fits perfectly in my 2013 XS Snoop. As noted above, the older Snoop's interior has more depth and the longer flap can extend nearly all the way to the bottom with a 6D and mounted zoom inside.

STRAP & PAD: The new Double-Loop CAM buckle is great: pull the doodad up or down to adjust strap length. The new CAM buckle is less bulky than prior designs and eliminates the dangling strap webbing that plagued earlier models. Not all is puppy dogs and rainbows in Timbuk2: prior Snoops sported ultra comfy 2-inch straps but the new XS and small Snoops degraded to a shoulder biting 1.5-inch strap. Ouch! Fortunately, Timbuk2 improved the shoulder pad, partially making up for the thin strap. The new pad uses comfy airmesh padding and is similar in feel to the Timbuk2 Deluxe Messenger Bag Strap Pad but thinner and much shorter.

Finally, as in prior Snoops, the front under flap pockets are tight and unable to hold anything beyond memory cards and chewing gum. However the interior slash pocket now has three small pockets to stash wee nicknacks.

VERDICT: The slim soft sided Snoop conforms to body shape, making it easy to needle through crowds. And, while meandering through that crowd, nobody will suspect you're carrying camera gear. Three major improvements--lighter Cordura fabric, more comfy strap pad and less bulky CAM buckle--make this a nice upgrade over prior Snoop designs. Along with improvements come fumbles that take the XS out of the running for most DSLR owners: thin strap, slightly smaller volume and shorter flap that's difficult to latch when the bag is stuffed. Overall, a nice compact camera bag that helps me look like a random dude on the street rather than a camera geek.

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  • No

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