Stark Messenger

Style # 1344-3-6114

City saving, ultra sleek messenger for every day.

$ 159
Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Selected Color Jet Black - Coated Nylon

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Lifetime Warranty


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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 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.


14L carrying capacity for your every day commute

Super smart organizing pockets beneath outer flap for your phone, keys, & wallet


Ambidextrous padded shoulder strap for leftie or rightie superheroes

Clever Extras

Flap top with magnetic closures to protect your stuff from the elements

Hidden vista loop, under the front bottom panel, for attaching blinky light when riding

Reflective logo for incognito safety

Removable and adjustable cross body strap for stability on the bike

Top handle for easy lifting

Zip away removable rain-fly for extra weather protection during downpours


Cordura Nylon outer with coated nylon flap for rugged performance

Woven mesh reflective panel to keep you visible when out at night


Internal laptop sleeve (up to 15”) with hook and loop flap

What's this all about?

Ready for the boardroom, the bike, or the plane, the Stark has everything you need and nothing you don't. Streamlined and just a touch minimalist for the person who has their commute down to a science. Magnetic closure means no fussing with hook and loop or quick release plastic buckles. Reflective panel means you're seen no matter the time of day. Ambidextrous strap for either righties or lefties. Removable cross body strap to keep your load steady while riding. Simplify and take on the city.

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Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
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11High Quality


2Too small
1Awkward strap
1Heavy / bulky 
1Not enough compartments
1Could be slightly roomier to accommodate laptop
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Reviewed by 15 customers

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great purchase but price drop after purchase 😤

Everyday so time will tell endurance and quality after a year

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

My new go-to messenger bag

I use it for commuting to and from work on a daily basis. I walk to/from work 15-20 minutes a day and the material of this bag makes it perfect whether it is rain or shine. This messenger bag is perfect for that. The bag is very spacious and I really enjoy that it comes with a laptop sleeve. It fits nicely in there and is great to have in case I end up having to bring work home with me. I've been using the bag for a few weeks now and it seems to be very high quality and durable. I especially appreciate the latching system that they use. I don't have to worry about my bag popping open or anything accidentally falling out because it is very secure. The bag itself is very spacious and it has a lot of pockets of varying sizes which makes it easy to keep things organized. The color and design of the bag and very stylish as well. There are a couple cons for the bag for me. The shoulder pad is attached at the base and doesn't slide along the strap. That means the bag sits really high on my back to have the shoulder pad in the right position. If I were to adjust it to wear the bag more on my hip, then the shoulder pad is all the way in the middle of the back. It really doesn't provide good shoulder support if I were to do that. Also, the two front pockets are a bit too small for my liking. Overall, the bag is excellent. I'm really, really happy with it and it has replaced the messenger bag I was using previously. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Stylish and professional bag

This back is great for a city slicker. It is a sporty, classic black bag with some fashionable grey panels that are also reflective for safety. The buttons enclosures on the front do not pull open like a snap but easily pull down for easy access to the interior of the bag. There a quite a few compartments for organizing your items as long as they are not too bulky. The first two external pockets have magnetic closures and one has a helpful red key connector (essential to quickly find keys in such a dark bag). There is a longer zipper enclosure that would be the safest place for wallet and valuables. Inside the main compartment are three divided areas. One is primarily a laptop section then one is just for thinner books/notebook. Finally, the third area is completely sectioned off with velcro. The design of the bag is for wearing over a shoulder and on the back to keep hands free. If you are used to backpacks, then it just takes a bit of an adjustment. Perhaps the neatest accessory that is included is the protective rain cover. It stores in a zipper at the base of the bag and easily slips over the top, while looking stylish with some more reflective grey panels. Everything stays nice and dry which is great (especially if you live in rainy Seattle). For a male opinion, my husband was very impressed!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Study, fashionable and sporty bag

This bag is very stylish for the city slicker. It is basically black with a few reflective grey toned panels for safety and style as well. The main "snaps" on the front are not don't pull up, but they easily slide down to open the main compartment. I like that there are many separate sections so that you can be organized. The two magnetic pockets in the front are good size for a phone and wallet perhaps and then one side has a key connector on a red rope which is helpful to locate them in a dark bag. Behind these pockets is a longer zipper pouch which would be the most secure spot for valuables. Inside you have 3 more options to organize. One is a larger divider perfect for a laptop and then the other side is a bit more shallow for a notebook/books. The final thinner part actually has velcro to keep its contents separate. The strap is padded and the bag is meant to be worn partially on your back so that hands are free. Perhaps the neatest feature for a city dweller (at least one in rainy Seattle) is the rain cover that fits over the bag to protect all of your items inside. It has some fashionable grey reflective panels as well .This bag is roomy for a messenger bag but does not have the space of a backpack. If I need to look professional and were to carry only a laptop and a few presentation items to around, this would be a great bag. It should hold up well given the materials used (and cleaning would just require a shake and a wipe down). My husband was especially impressed!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great commuter bag, on and off the bike!

This bag is SOLID!! It's made from 940D Cordura Nylon, which is not going to rip. I don't question it durability at all. I love the extras with this that you don't catch at first. The strap lets the bag sit close to the body. It feels really natural when I'm riding my bike around town. There's a dedicated rear loop for when I'm riding at night. It has lots of pockets along with a dedicated laptop sleeve. The style also looks great going into work with it it's solid, sleek design. So, it makes for a really nice commuter bag.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Always happy with Timbuk2 bags, but concerns with this one.

As someone that loves Timbuk2 products, I was very excited to receive this bag. The last Timbuk2 bag was from almost 10 years ago when my laptop was very bulky and needed a bigger bag. I still use that bag for day trips, but was excited to get one for a slimmer laptop. This bag looks slick and I love the fast magnetic closures, but right away there were noticeable scuffs on it the front. Also, the inclusion of a rain fly makes me wonder if this bag is water resistant at all or if the fly is for protection the open sides from the elements. Also, would be nice if the bag separated the laptop section like some other bags for ease through TSA, but I understand this bag is meant for bike commute than work trips.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Quality Product, Would Recommend!

We use the product to carry laptop, iPad, paperwork, etc. to and from work on a daily basis. The bag is great quality, looks sharp and holds up really well! However, in terms of roominess it is tight - you won't be able to fit a lot of books in it for school, and even a laptop is a bit tight in terms of fit. The pockets are great, would be nice to be able to fit eyeglasses in there as well, not really possible along with laptop. Carrying a messenger bag on the back is new to us, but actually functions well for us - something we hadn't really considered before. Would be really great for a commuter or somebody riding a bicycle.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great bag for biking!

This is a great bag that is specifically designed for biking. If you're not going to use it for biking, you'll at least want to use it as a messenger bag and not as an over the shoulder or briefcase type bag. It is very sleek looking. It is modern, but not flashy. I was impressed with the features that are built in. There is a reflective strip on the outside that isn't visible unless light is shined on it (such as a headlight). There is a spot to clip on a rear red light. The clasps for the bag are magnetic to help you secure it in place easily. There is also a rain cover tucked away in the bottom of the bag. Overall, I found it comfortable to wear as a messenger bag. It is a bit awkward to just carry it over the shoulder (since the padded part of the shoulder strap is fixed to one side of the strap). The handle is very basic as well. The bottom line is that it's probably the best messenger bag I've used and is great for that purpose!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful Product!

Great for travel and work. Light weight and practical. Very stylish too.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great bag for on the go

I was very happy with this bag. At first, I didn't know if I liked the look - but it's so easy to take with you on the go. It's roomy enough to hold my work computer and other materials while not being too bulky for traveling on the rain. And the best part -- the rain bag that's built into the bottom.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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