Timbuk2 Messenger Bags
A touch of this, a hit of that, it takes a lot of webbing and weave to make a Timbuk2 product. But each material counts. We evaluate the performance and durability of our materials by testing their tensile strength, seam slippage, water column, tear abrasion, ball burst, mullens, colorfastness, and other sexy things. Only materials that meet pass our rigorous testing earn the right to be integrated into Timbuk2 products.
We also evaluate the environmental impact of our materials. We do not - we will not! - use materials considered toxic by the global community. In addition to regularly assessing the materials we use, we constantly hunt for newer, better materials solutions. Finding the perfect fabric or binding is challenging but oh so necessary.
A messenger bag (also called a courier bag) is a type of pack, usually made out of some kind of fabric or weave (natural or synthetic), that is worn over one shoulder with a strap that winds around the chest, resting the bag on the lower back. Messenger bags were first used mainly by bicycle messengers, though they are now popularly seen as urban fashion icons or accessories. Smaller version are often called sling bags. Similar in function to backpacks, messenger bags ensure comfort for people carrying heavy or bulky items, while making it easy to access contents.
Timbuk2 has sewn made-to-order bags in San Francisco since 1989. Made in San Francisco is the heart and soul of our business and culture. Customers customize bags on timbuk2.com or in the Timbuk2 retail store, we cut and sew them in our San Francisco factory, and ship them out within two business days (whoosh that's fast!). The result is one-of-a-kind products that are worn loud and proud for decades. We're proud of what we make.