The Closer Case

Style # 1810-4-5675

A better version of a classic briefcase.

$ 159
Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Selected Color Nautical - Coated Nylon

  • Nautical - Coated Nylon
  • Jet Black Static - Static Polyester
  • Moss - Melange Polyester
  • Fog - Melange Polyester
  • Surplus - Coated Nylon
  • Jet Black - Coated Nylon
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Device Fit Guide



External Dimensions

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

Will Your Laptop Fit?

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How to Calculate True Dimensions

  • 1 - Measure your True Width: true width = Width + Depth
  • 2 - Measure your True Height: true height = Height + Depth
  • 3 - Compare your numbers to our numbers and voila! Your laptop has found a new home
Size Width True Width Height True Height Depth Will Your Laptop Fit?
in cm in cm in cm
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.



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.


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


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


Coated fabric on Fog color has higher water resistance




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.

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Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
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Ratings Distribution

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21Comfortable Strap
19High Quality
17Good Strap Length


2Color Not As Expected
1Needs better strap/padding on the shoulder.
1Tight Buckles
1Buckles make noise
Best Uses
19Daily Use
Describe Yourself
Primary use
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Reviewed by 25 customers

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

what's inside??

Comments about the The Closer Case

I am reviewing the video above, believe it or not. I am basing my briefcase purchase on the capacity and also the size of the opening. I watched the video, sorta shocked that the woman never even opened up the bag to show the inside ! Dumbfounded ...

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Too few pockets and fasteners make metallic ding sound!

Comments about the The Closer Case

Tried to return as a design flaw - ( I mean, you really DESIGNED this to make noise with every step?) but you wouldn't accept the return.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love it!

Love all the pockets, epecially the easy access laptop compartment, and the secure cable for storing keys. The outside side pocket is perfect for holding my umbrella

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect bag for a minimalistic bag

Great lightweight bag with hold a lot of stuff. If you are organized you can fit shoes and gym clothes in with your laptop, iPad, phone and keys

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great bag for my purposes!

I have had my Closer Case for about three weeks, and I'm absolutely in love with it. I used to have an old Timbuk2 Alchemist bag, but it was way too bulky and shapeless for my needs. As a high school teacher, I needed something big enough for a lesson plan book, my laptop, a novel, and a couple of necessities like Post-Its, a small notebook, some pens, and my laptop charger. This bag fits everything comfortably and still manages to look great! Timbuk2 has always been my go-to for bags, but this one really fits the bill for my lifestyle. I couldn't be more satisfied!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This bag is simply awesome!

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

pretty nice briefcase

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

An Everything Bag

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love it!!

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!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall nice product

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.