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Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014

A camera bag disguised as a messenger bag.

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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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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
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (6)
  • High quality (5)
  • Durable  (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Comfortable  (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel  (3)
    • Commuting (3)
    • Day trip (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    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 1 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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

    (5 of 5 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

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stealthy & quick on the draw

    By Gochugogi

    From Honolulu

    About Me: Classical Guitarist, Cool Dude

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Dividers Need Structure

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Carrying Eos 6d
    • Commuting
    • Day Trips

    Comments about Snoop Camera Messenger Bag 2014:

    The main attraction of the Snoop is it doesn't appear to be a camera bag. Instead, it looks like a bike messenger, allowing photographers to blend in with the crowd. The Snoop is based on the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger and 2014 brings its first major redesign since the 2010 debut. Still, it remains a straightforward bag with simple appointments: tough exterior fabric, large slash pocket (interior divider), clear plastic under flap pocket, key tether, grab handle, quick adjust buckle, strap pad and, of course, a padded camera insert. Unlike larger Snoop messengers, the XS lacks tripod loops and cross strap. However, when the XS Snoop is worn high on the back it is stable enough for a casual ride or run for the train.

    While the Snoop and Classic share a common design, the Snoop has a few tweaks to make it a better camera bag: deeper main compartment and a velcro secured flap corner wing to keep rain out.

    Prior Snoops were made of shinny ballistic nylon. The newest Snoop sports lightweight polyester with matte finish, AKA Cordura. The Amazon specs say nylon but it looks like the Cordura fabric used on my 2013 Timbuk2 Golden Gate Messenger and JanSport daypack. Plus Timbuk2's website calls this color "Cordura Black." Whatever this fabric is, it makes the Snoop noticeably lighter than the prior model, and that's a good thing. Rest assured the Waterproof TPU liner is intact, imparting body/stiffness in addition to waterproofing. The iconic Swirl logo is MIA and replaced with an understated woven patch.

    The insert offers excellent protection--closed cell foam padding on sides and bottom--without making the bag bulky. The XS Snoop insert now has a zippered lid, allowing an additional protection from dust or moisture. Soft tricot cloth lines the interior and is kind to your camera's delicate parts. Plus the velcro secured dividers grab onto it like glue, making positioning dividers a snap. The blue interior of prior Snoops has been replaced with a dignified medium gray. Unfortunately, dividers are still limp and fold with light pressure. I prefer a support structure inside the dividers so they don't buckle under weight.

    The XS Snoop takes my Canon 6D and EF 24-105 4L IS USM (hood reversed) lens down in the center without a whimper, plus my EF 35 2.0 IS USM and 430EX II Speedlite. It's too small for a pro DSLR, e.g., 1D series, or any DSLR with battery grip. Indeed, it is my smallest bag and can be packed inside an Especial backpack like an insert with plenty of room left over for travel essentials.

    Timbuk2 finally improved the strap pad design, resulting in the curved airmesh strap pad. Prior pads were so bad I replaced them with the [[ASIN:B002WC8ZGA Timbuk2 Deluxe Messenger Bag Strap Pad]]. The improved pad is similar to the Deluxe but without the logo and reflective tape/fabric. This pad is designed to be worn bike messenger style across the chest (sling): one end wraps around the shoulder while the remainder hugs the chest. This pad shape is not ideal for single shoulder use (purse style) and can easily slip off. Single shoulder users need a smaller and more grippy pad.

    I'm still getting used to the new Double-Loop CAM buckle after years of using the old design. However, it seems like a winner: just pull the doodad upwards to tighten. One definite plus is the new buckle is much bulky and eliminates the dangling strap loop on one side.

    NITPICKS: The front pockets are tight and barely able to hold anything save for a couple memory and business cards! Unlike most camera bags there is no slip pocket in the back for quick access to tickets or boarding passes. Also, no loops for accessory pouches like those on Billingham and Crumpler bags.

    FINAL VERDICT: The slim and comfy soft sided Snoop conforms to body shape, making it easy to needle through crowds. Plus, while meandering through that crowd, nobody suspects you're carrying camera gear. Most significantly, I found the Snoop very convenient to shoot from: quick to open and easy to pull out gear. Overall, a great camera bag that makes me look like a random dude on the street rather than a camera geek.

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