Forge Pack Tote Carbon Coated

Style # 588-3-6114

A tote and a pack in killer coated canvas.

$ 119
Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Selected Color Jet Black - Carbon Coated Twill

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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
OS 12.6 32.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 4.3 11.0 1.5 0.7 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0

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Lifetime Warranty


We've Got You Covered

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 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 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.


Dual side slip pockets for water bottle or umbrella

Stealth side zip pocket for secret stuff

Clever Extras

Carry as a backpack or a tote bag

Reflective zipper pulls

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights


100% cotton twill that has a light PU coating giving it a cool, soft hand and smooth, water resistant properties




Fits 13" laptops

What's this all about?

A twofer in a really good way, the Forge spends most of its time as a tote, but quickly and comfortably straps to your back when you need to ride or just want your arm back. Simple slip pockets provide homes for your laptop and umbrella and a secure zipper pocket offers quick access to more special stuff. Cloaked is our absolute favorite coated canvas, having it both ways has never felt so good.

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Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars
18 ReviewsWrite a Review
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Ratings Distribution

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15High Quality
10Good Strap Length
9Comfortable Strap


2Not Enough Pockets
1Color Not As Expected
1Poorly Made
1Did not like the closure system
1Trying to be too much
Best Uses
11Running Errands
10Daily Use
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Reviewed by 18 customers

Rated 2 out of 5 stars


I am disappointed in the quality of this bag. The color rubbed off which created color transfer onto my clothes and other things.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exactly What I Was Looking For

I've been using a backpack while commuting on my bike for the past several years. As I started to drift away from a purely two-wheeled commute, I also began changing how I carried my bag. I originally wanted something akin to a smaller duffel bag, but it would have been a one-trick pony. With the Forge, I feel like I have the best of both worlds. Carrying it like a standard backpack is much more comfortable than I expected; the short profile keeps the bag away from the small of my back and keeps my shirt from riding up while riding or walking. Carrying it as a tote is a dream. The different closures make everything I need totally accessible at a moment's notice, and the open pocket on the front is the perfect size for my small u-lock. The side pockets are too narrow to fit my 1L water bottle, but they fit my 12oz canteen perfectly. The other pockets have been really great. The front zipper houses my phone, the laptop pocket holds my 13" and a note book, whereas my bullet journal, mechanical pencil, and ruler fit perfectly in the smaller interior pockets. The large interior compartment is super spacious, especially if I don't completely roll down the roll-top. The straps for the snap enclosures are both easy to adjust and sturdy; I have no worries about securing my goods. I absolutely, 100% recommend this to any and everyone that asks me about it.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent Tote Bag!

The Timbuktu bag is practical and versatile. PROS: spacious enough to carry more than what it looks like at first glance; several pockets on the outside and inside to organize items; weather-resistant material; a roll top so that whatever you're carrying won't get wet and it can be made smaller and larger to accommodate what you're carrying; two options to carry it - backpack straps or like a small duffel bag. CONS: The only con for me is that the strap width is too wide for a smaller person's frame. I often share this type of item with my partner and it was difficult for her to find a comfortable position when wearing it as a backpack.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good quality but not for me

This is a well-made product, but I wouldn't buy it for my own personal use. I love that it has a lot of pockets, but it's style is too industrial for me and I don't like the top part you fold up to close it. It makes it too deep when you're trying to find something.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Durable and strong

I like how many pockets there are, yet I wish there could be more dividers on the inside. Also the closure system is a little much. I don't like how you have to fold it over twice and then snap it. It is a bit overkill, I would have preferred the simple snap.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Forge Tote Twill Awsome product

Superb is the six letter word that comes to mind after using the Forge Tote Twill handcrafted by Timbuk2. I am a person who enjoys flashing his accessories which would include a bag or tote that wears on you.This beauty is a compliment to any type of style.I am highly grateful to the Timbuk2 team to have shared this exquisite bag with me.A big recommendation to those who look for style and comfort.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this product

I have used this tote multiple times and really enjoy it. It's a perfect lightweight bag for a day trip or daily commuting. I think it's best for personal use as opposed to a bag for business. I really like the color, the number of pockets and the comfort of the straps that you can wear as a backpack. I use this for my day or short weekend trips traveling in place of my backpack. I also have a 15" MacBook Pro that I can fit in the computer space easily (although it won't slide in from the side which I don't think is a big deal). Cons - it's a vey lightweight bag. If you're looking for a heavier duty bag this probably isn't the best fit. Additionally it's a little informal for daily businsss use (if you're comparing to using a briefcase) which is mostly industry or company dependent.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best bag I've ever owned

Amazing bag!!! The quality is amazing! Easy to wipe off fabric, so many pockets, love that you can fold it down to make it smaller or have it open for the tote bag effect. Love the handles but also has the back straps to put on your back! The material is awesome this bag will last a long time!!

The best bag I've ever owned

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

An interesting surprise!

I evaluated this bag as a daily driver. I'm a technology professional working in a big city and was using this bag for commuting, work and as a gym bag. Yes, I have high ambitions. This is my first time owning a hybrid tote bag / backpack and I didn't know what to expect. At first, I was really stuck on the fact that the bag wasn't as organized as my usual daily driver work bag. It took me a few days to adapt to the tote style of top-loading everything, but it wasn't actually that hard to adjust. Pros: * Timbuk2 is known for high quality bags. This bag doesn't disappoint. * The top-loading tote is extremely versatile. On days where I needed to stop at the grocery store for odds & ends, I could easily expand the bag to accommodate that trip. * This bag would be great for day trips & the beach. The material is high quality and will resist dirt, scuffs and water. Cons: * Lack of organization - I really wanted a bit more organization, but I understand why that's hard with a hybrid bag. * Color - I ended up with an army green type color. It's not as versatile as some of the other colors. However, it's quite fashionable while a person is wearing it. * Lack of comfortable backpack straps - Since I use this as a daily driver, I really need to focus on comfort. The backpack straps are basic and the bag isn't vented at all. Is the primary use a tote bag or a backpack? It's not clear from using it. Finally, I think an easy improvement would be to include a simple short carry strap on the backpack side of the bag. When you're using it as a backpack, it's awkward to rely on the tote straps when you need to quickly move or adjust the bag. All in all, this bag really sold me on the value of this type of bag. I'm nit-picking above, but I really do enjoy using this bag.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great diaper bag for dad!

It's hard to find diaper bags for men, as most of the tote styles are pretty feminine and guys tend to like to wear on their back rather than over their shoulder. This is nice as it has the versatility of a tote, but with the back straps to wear on the back, especially if the baby is strapped in front. Has a couple of front and side pockets that are easy to access for wipes and cell phone, etc, and plenty of space inside for diapers, a mat, etc. The material is very thick and durable. The only thing I don't love is the folding of the top, which seems like it is only necessary if it's an underwater bag, and would just add extra steps to get things in and out quickly.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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