The Closer Case

Style # 1810-4-5675

A better version of a classic briefcase.

$ 159
20 Reviews

Selected Color Nautical - 400D Coated Nylon

  • Nautical - 400D Coated Nylon
  • Jet Black Static - 400D Static Polyester
  • Moss - 600D Melange Poly
  • Fog - 600D Melange Poly
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Size Width Top Width Bottom Width Height Depth Weight Volume Handle Drop
in cm in cm in cm in cm in cm lb kg cu in L in cm
S 0.0 0.0 13.8 35.0 14.6 37.0 12.2 31.0 3.1 8.0 1.7 0.8 488 8.0 0.0 0.0
M 15.4 39.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.0 33.0 3.1 8.0 2.2 1.0 610 10.0 0.0 0.0

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S 13.0 33.0 10.4 26.5 0.0 0.0 Yes. Your device will fit. No. Your device will not fit.
M 13.8 35.0 11.2 28.5 0.0 0.0 Yes. Your device will fit. No. Your device will not fit.

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Timbuk2's Lifetime Warranty

Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. Our warranty is valid only when the Timbuk2 product is purchased through Timbuk2 directly (via timbuk2.com or one of our brick-and-mortar retail stores) or through an Authorized Reseller.

We also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair  the bag at our discretion. Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, accidential damage, and cosmetic damages that do not affect the functionality of the bag (such as scratches or stained fabrics). Any damage to, loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered. The lifetime warranty also does not include our apparel products, such as Timbuk2 t-shirts and hoodies.

Your Timbuk2 bag is sewn by hand and might contain some slight imperfections. Like Daniel Craig or Marilyn Monroe, the slight imperfections are what add character to an already awesome product.


Warranty & Repair FAQ

What is covered by the warranty?

 Manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship are covered, notwithstanding age. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship we will repair the bag at our discretion. 
*If your product arrived defective from Timbuk2.com please email Customer Service and we'll move mountains to right your wrong.

What is not covered by the warranty?

Damages not covered are those resulting from abuse, normal wear and tear, cosmetic issues that do not affect the functionality of the bag, and accidental damage. Any damage to or loss of contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses are not covered.  Unless a product is designed and stated to be machine washable, washing bags in washing machines can result in damage not covered by our warranty.

Wear and tear is damage that naturally and inevitably occurs as a result of normal use. Regardless of how carefully you use, or how well you care for your bag, it will eventually begin to show age and wear. Usual wear and tear not covered by the lifetime warranty includes changes in color, abrasions, and general breakdown of materials over time.  Some examples of common wear and tear include color fading from sun exposure, worn elastic, and fabric wear, especially in high wear areas such as corners, reflective binding, worn velcro, and worn shoulder or back padding. Some examples of accidential damage are rips or cuts in fabric, animals chewing or clawing on our products, as well as damage arising from airline abuse such as bent or dented luggage handles or damaged/cracked wheels & bottomplates.

What products aren’t covered by your fabulous warranty?

Any headwear, apparel or footwear. Third party attachments and or devices like the Joey power packs or NiteIze blinky lights, or Blue bottle kit accessories like scales, grinders, or cups. Any other third party accessories sold by Timbuk2 but not bearing the Timbuk2 brand.  The items are generally warrantied by their respective manufacturers.

Need Replacement Parts?

We also offer replacement parts for many of those broken and missing reflectors, buckles and straps. You can find them here: Timbuk2 Replacement Parts

If you are unsure how to install your part, check out some of the part replacement guides we’ve created: Timbuk2 Part Replacement Guides

Don’t see your part on the site?  Contact Us and we will do our best to help you out.


 

Warranty & Repair Process

North America Warranty or Repair Claim Details

Step 1 - Please select the appropriate link and check out to start a repair claim:

     Please keep in mind that the repair fee payment is held as a pending authorization only - and will never be charged unless the damage or nature of the repair request is not covered under warranty and the bag can be repaired.

After checking out, you will receive an email with instructions and a form to print out. A repair number will be generated and will need to be included with the bag when you send it in for repairs. 


Step 2 - Send us the bag with the Repair number

Please send the bag to the address provided in the repair details email. Be sure to write your repair number on the outside of your package. We recommend using the least expensive shipping method that will provide you with a tracking number and insurance. Timbuk2 is not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Your repair fee covers the return shipping in the lower 48 United States.

  • Package up your bag, include a copy of the repair form with a description of the concern(s).
  • Write the repair number on the outside of the package  (W-XXXXXXX).

Please keep in mind that California State law requires that all items accepted for repair be freshly cleaned. You wouldn't want to dig through someone else's nasty, so help us provide a clean and safe environment for our employees. If we determine that your bag needs to be cleaned, we will return it to you without preforming the repair(s). We do not offer cleaning services. For more information on how to properly clean and maintain your awesome Timbuk2 bag, please see Bag Care.

Step 3 - Evaluation / Repair 

Once your item arrives, our repair team will be evaluate your claim within 7-10 business days and determine if the issues can be repaired and what is covered under the Lifetime Warranty.  Because pictures don't tell the whole story, and we want to give your claim the best possible evaluation, warranty assessemnts are only preformed in person once our repair team receives your bag.  

  •      If the claim issues are covered by the lifetime warranty, we will waive the authorization fee and repair your product. 
  •      If any repairable claim issues are not covered by the lifetime warranty, we will charge the authorization fee and repair your product.

Not sure your bag can be repaired, please contact us.

Outside of North America Warranty Repair?

If you purchased your bag outside of the USA and Canada, please contact us for local representatives that will offer you warranty services. Please provide your proof of purchase and the location for the bag when submitting your claim.  Should your bag require service in the USA, shipping to and from the USA for your Timbuk2 item are your responsibility.

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The Closer Case
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable strap (17)
  • High quality (17)
  • Good strap length (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Stylish (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (20)
  • Commuting (19)
  • Daily use (17)
  • School (12)
  • Travel (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (16), Practical (14), Comfort-oriented (9), Modern (8), Classic style (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (12), Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (3)

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5.0

This bag is simply awesome!

By Dan W

From Los Angeles

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Daily Use
    • Office

    Comments about The Closer Case:

    Highly recommend. The bag has a coating that keeps dirt off and is light & stylish. Water bottle Pocket is deeper than most. I am a loyal Timbuk2 user and enjoy their product line.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    pretty nice briefcase

    By ant1

    From atlanta, ga

    About Me: Modern, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • doesn't fit my laptop in the laptop compartment

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about The Closer Case:

    very stylish briefcase with lots of practical storage. the strap is very comfortable. The only downside is that the laptop fit guide said it would fit my laptop, but it turns out it doesn't fit in the laptop compartment. Buyer beware.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    An Everything Bag

    By mimi2720

    From Chicago, IL

    About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Daily Use
      • Office
      • Traveling

      Reviewer received a free sample of this product

      Comments about The Closer Case:

      The Closer Case is an awesome bag for travel and everyday use. I waited to write my review after I returned from my trip. I took this bag along with me to see what it was capable of. I am glad to say that this bag is so multi-functional. It has many zippers and pockets and also a area to slip the bag over your luggage handle. I had my laptop and a few other things in this bag. I felt secure with my things inside. Great handle and strap. It's a bag I will continue to carry.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!!

      By Clm298

      From Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Lots of Pockets
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Daily Use
        • Office
        • Running Errands
        • School
        • Traveling

        Reviewer received a free sample of this product

        Comments about The Closer Case:

        I received this case for an honest review. I absolutely love it! As a teacher, I'm always hauling bags and totes to school everyday! I can't believe that I can fit file folders in here for all my grading!! It's lightweight, comfortable strap for my shoulder, and the color is classic! The only problem is that I would love to gift this bag to my coworkers but the price is pretty steep. I think it would be a great graduation gift for anyone in the business world though. I absolutely love, love, love it!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Overall nice product

        By Suzie610

        From Evanston, IL

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Strap
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office
          • School

          Reviewer received a free sample of this product

          Comments about The Closer Case:

          I have tried to use this product while biking to work, which is one of the featured ideas. I was afraid that the bag would feel big a bulky on me, because I'm a petite woman and even with the strap as small as it would go, it wasn't quote small enough to fit well. When I first used it, however, I found it to be very comfortable. I don't believe this is a good commuting bag though, because it is really made more like a briefcase. The main opening is very narrow, so fitting something like your lunch is difficult. It really would work best for papers or books. I also did not like the metal clasps on the front. They are hard to open and close and while they look pretty, I want something that is functional. I also wish there was an adequate place to hold a water bottle. The side pocket is so tight that it's hard to get one in there. Overall, it is made well, just not what I was looking for in a bag.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Pockets Galore

          By Mel

          From Chicago, IL

          About Me: Practical

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Lots of Pockets
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Daily Use
            • Office
            • School

            Reviewer received a free sample of this product

            Comments about The Closer Case:

            This is a GREAT messenger bag. There is soo many pockets. Sometimes bags with too many pockets seem to get crowded/stuffed quickly but these pockets allow me to utilize the space as much as possible. An excellent bag for your commute to work whether you bike, drive, bus, or train.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Not my usual style, but I'm glad I left my comfort zone!

            By JennyZee

            From Chicago, IL

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Daily Use
              • Office
              • Traveling

              Reviewer received a free sample of this product

              Comments about The Closer Case:

              Normally I only consider a bag if it has a zipper, I tend to drop my bag a lot and I'm usually that person running for the bus, so I like the security a zipper provides. This bag does not have a zipper over the main compartment, though it does have an easy access zipped computer pouch and a zipper pocket on the inside. There is also a small zipper compartment with side access for keys, which is probably my favorite feature. I was pleasantly surprised that the construction of the bag provides a level of security I was not expecting and in all my running late, clumsy glory I haven't once felt like I was going to lose or drop anything!

              It has a thin shape, but I'm shocked at how much it holds and I LOVE the second strap that wraps around preventing the awkward thumping of the bag if I have to run for the bus. The closer case is a nice blend of a standard messenger bag and a computer case. Messenger bags usually don't provide much protection for computers and computer bags can barely fit my computer and charger let alone a water bottle. This bag allows for a stylish mix of the two and the easy access pocket for the computer is a definite plus!

              The only downside I've found in my two weeks of using the closer case is that the water bottle pocket on the outside doesn't fit my stainless steel water bottle (it easily fits a standard plastic bottle though), but I don't mind leaving that in the main compartment (since it's nowhere near my computer) and I use the pocket for my umbrella. And I would have loved a second small side access zippered pocket on the other side of the bag since I carry my bag opposite of most people.

              All considered though, this bag is AMAZING and I am so glad that I got to try something outside my norm!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This bag is for closers only

              By Glengarry Glen Ross

              From San Francisco

              About Me: Career, Modern

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • Good Strap Length
              • Lightweight
              • Luggage pass through
              • Stands up
              • Stylish
              • Velcro silencers

              Cons

              • Buckles make noise
              • Minimalist
              • Small water bottle pocket

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Daily Use
              • For closing the deal
              • Office
              • School
              • Traveling

              Comments about The Closer Case:

              You know what it takes to carry all your things everyday? Bags! Well made bags....
              This bag is perfect for the modern business hustler. A luggage pass through that doubles as a slash pocket for deal documents. Velcro silencers integrated in the bag to make openings silent, even in a crowded board room. Rear zipper access to a padded, suspended laptop compartment that doesn't give away the main compartment contents. Sadly there is no pen organizer area so you will have to produce the pen out of another pocket to make them sign on the line that is dotted. Inside main compartment has a zippered back pocket for storing sensitive documents, like closed deal contracts and background checks. Attached to the back wall are two slash pockets; one is tablet or planner sized, the other is smartphone or PDA sized. On the outside, there are three pockets. Two slash pockets, smaller one for quick access to business cards or the Glengarry leads, the larger one for ready to sign documents and advertisement folders for Florida oceanfront properties. The third pocket is the Timbuk2 classic napoleon zip pocket that comes with a key keeper for a set of keys to a Cadillac Eldorado. So next time someone tells you that "coffee's for closers only!", pick up this bag and pour yourself a cup.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Solid update to my Command Messenger!

              By K Dub

              From San Pablo, CA

              About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Strap
              • High Quality
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Daily Use
                • Office
                • Traveling

                Comments about The Closer Case:

                I have carried the Command Messenger for a few years and I love it, but was ready for a new look. The Closer Case has almost all the same features, but looks more stream-lined. One of my favorite updates is that the napoleon pocket has a bright liner so that you don't lose your things when you dig around in there. The water bottle pocket is a bit tight, so I'd love it was bigger so I could toss my bottle in there one handed. The back of the Command had a luggage pass-through, which I used a ton to slide on my luggage---the Closer Case has an update that makes it so when I'm not using the back panel to slide on luggage, it can be a pocket where I can put my boarding pass, magazine, etc. Great new bag for my collection!

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Awesome Laptop Bag

                By Andrew

                From San Francisco, CA

                About Me: Career, Classic

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Strap Length
                • High Quality
                • Lots of Pockets

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Office
                  • School
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about The Closer Case:

                  Looks professional. Plenty of pockets to keep all my belongings organized. The laptop pocket is well padded and keeps my 13" Macbook protected. I also find the pocket that doubles as a luggage passthrough super handy when i'm traveling.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Organization

                  Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                  Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

                  Side stretch pocket for water bottle

                  Fit

                  Grab your laptop without taking off your bag

                  Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

                  Removable shoulder strap

                  Clever Extras

                  Grab handle for easy lifting

                  In-pocket key keeper

                  Luggage pass-through for attaching to your wheelie companion doubles as a slip pocket when not in use

                  Reflective hits

                  Side neoprene pocket

                  Materials

                  Coated fabric on Fog color has higher water resistance

                  Origin

                  Imported

                  Laptop/Tablet

                  Padded laptop compartment in medium size fits 15in laptop

                  Padded laptop compartment in small size fits 13in laptop

                  Rear access to laptop pocket keeps your device protected while giving more space in the main compartment for your other stuff

                  What's this all about?

                  Closer is for those who don't want to, but need to carry a briefcase. It holds most of your office, but is streamlined. Like our legendary Commute Messenger, the Closer Case is full of tricks. Its Timbuk2 trademark features keep track of cards, keys, and coffee, but more importantly, it's almost over the top laptop compartment keeps you online. Paired with the simple pleasures of a new a rolled grab strap and beautiful base fabric, this thing will make you feel downright good about working hard.