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TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag

Vintage US Postal Service mail bags reimagined.

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Features

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Internal water bottle pocket

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

Fit

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

Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while riding

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

Clever Extras

Flap corners fold into place for excellent weatherproofing

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

Vista loop for attaching blinky bike lights

Materials

Extremely durable but worn and laundered US Postal Service nylon mail bags exterior

TPU liner for easy cleaning and keeping the elements out

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

What's this all about?

We partnered with TerraCycle, a small New Jersey-based business that makes consumer products from pre- and post-consumer waste, to create this limited edition messenger bag. Made from US Postal Service mail bags used in domestic USPS facilities from 1960 - 1990, TerraCycle hand-picked each mail bag used for this project. Each nylon mail bag is unique in print and wear, and therefore, each messenger bag we created is one of a kind. Its smart organization keeps weight evenly distributed and a contoured, airmesh strap pad makes going the distance cool and comfortable. Available in natural and vegetable-dyed colorways and produced in limited quantity, these messenger bags are rich in American history and ready to go another 10,000 miles.

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External Dimensions

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S 16.1 41.0 13.0 33.0 10.6 27.0 5.1 13.0 1.5 0.7 854 14.0

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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.

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TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (20)
  • Comfortable  (18)
  • Lightweight  (18)
  • High quality (16)
  • Roomy  (16)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (15)
  • Office (15)
  • Airplane travel  (14)
  • Computer (11)
  • Day trip (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (18), Comfort-oriented (13), Career (7), Modern (7), Stylish (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not what I expected at all

By Unsatisfied customer

From Washington, DC

About Me: Classic

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

  • Not like picture

Best Uses

    Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

    When I ordered this bag, the page clearly said that since it was recycled, it may not look like the photo. Mine doesn't - at all. I expected the graphic to be on the front of the bag since that is the main selling point, but the bag I received only has one small panel of mailbag fabric and it's on the back in the middle. The rest of it is just a brown bag. It's a nice brown bag, but it's just a brown bag. No one but me will ever see the cool part - the reason I ordered the bag to start with.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    undecided...

    By kali

    From Boston, MA

    About Me: Casual Dresser

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Visual Design Issues

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Going Out

    Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

    Well all I can say about this bag is that....I am disappoint. The bag itself is nice though it feels a bit smaller than your normal medium sized bag. The material is soft and nice.

    The design from the vintage bag are all situated on the back of the bag on mine. Which is a total bummer. The front is just white so it was extremely disappointing in that regard. I had bought the bag hoping to display something in the front at least but all I have a is a white bag that looks dirty instead. I understand this is made from recycled bags but would it have been so hard to just flip the material to be used in the front instead of just the back?

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Unique look

    By MRay - road warrior

    From Bedford TX

    About Me: Career, Classic, Modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • Lightweight 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Computer
      • Office

      Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

      Dailey use-commute to work; laptop, iPad, etc.

      Would like a longer strap

      Great unique style

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Bag

      By TheCow

      From New Orleans

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs A Bit More Padding
      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office

      Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

      This is my first TimBuk2 bag and so far im very happy. Only grip is that there could be a bit more padding in the secondary compartment. As it stands I have to be more conscious of how I place my bag down as not to damage my PC. I will rectify this by getting a laptop sleeve.

      I have the medium size bag and both my 15" MBP (2012) and my Microsoft Surface pro 2 both fit comfortably.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      going postal

      By aClyde

      From Belleville, IL

      About Me: Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too small

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Cycling
      • Day Trips
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

      Like recycled aspect; traded in one that had been gifted a time or two before reaching me and I used it daily for many years. This one is smaller than another medium of an older design that i've been using but is comfortable and works well, just packs a little different for my daily commute. Great style and comfort.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE this bag

      By mad town girl

      From Madison, WI

      About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting

        Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

        I bought this bag for a trip to Italy. GREAT travel bag. light, roomy, cute. and secure. My belongings were safe and secure while traveling and touring.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Upcycled excellence

        By Not a smelly comic con goer

        From San Diego

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Roomy 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Computer
          • Overnight bag

          Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

          I'm a seasoned comic convention goer and my old backpack was getting just that, old. I wanted a new bag for wondercon and comic-con this year (2014) and a timbuk2 was my first choice and they didn't disappoint with the TerraCycle Upcycled Bag. I got the dyed color and it looks great! Exactly as shown on the site. This is my second timbuk2 bag and the medium size is enough to carry all the giveaways for one day and the computer stash pocket works well for protecting comic books and any smaller pictures. I'm really pleased with the quick grab handle as there isn't one on my other bag. An inexpensive piece of strap makes the bag a lot more manageable. The organizer on the inside keeps everything I take to a con sorted. This bag will serve well for all future cons.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Wow! - Unique and Functional.

          By Esteban the Constructor

          From Austin, TX

          About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Day Trips
          • Office

          Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

          I purchased this bag first because it would be my first commercially upcycled item and second because I needed a medium size bag instead of my small Timbuk2 for extended business travel. My only concern was that the repurposed mail bag would look unprofessional if it was too rag tag, but my gamble paid off. It looks great, is durable and feels great both in use and that I was able to contribute to reusing something that would have otherwise been wasted.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love the look and love the function.

          By mj

          From Chicago, IL

          About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not enough compartments

          Best Uses

          • Airplane travel 
          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

          Love the look and love the function.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Spencer

          From Seattle, Washington

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

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day Trips
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about TerraCycle Upcycled Messenger Bag:

            Truly a fantastic bag, on top of the quality being up to the standards of Timbuk2, which is even better when you consider the bag is made from recycled USPS bags!!! It's also as weather proof as their other bags (I live in Seattle I know these things ;])It also looks great (even the ones w/o lots of text)I've received multiple compliments on it and asked where someone would be able to get one. The storage space is enough for going to work or going to school with room for a sweater or a light jacket. The strap has a easy to use cambuckle that you can unlatch at a moments notice to grab whatever you need out of your bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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