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Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag 2014

by Timbuk2
| 21 answered questions

Price: $58.99 - $182.25
Sale: Lower price available on select options
  • Shoulder strap length: 44.5"

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Product Description

Its utilitarian function and icon three-panel look make it an instant heirloom.
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External front organizer with secure zipper closure.
What's this all about?

Twenty-five years of messenger expertise bring you our updated Classic Messenger Bag. Designed in San Francisco with user testing and consumer feedback in mind, our updated Classic Messenger features a new refined look, updated fit, and smarter organization. A new shoulder strap features a curved airmesh strap pad for increased comfort, finer webbing, and Timbuk2's new Double-Loop CAM buckle that adjusts quickly and eliminates dangling straps. A new low profile grab strap makes this messenger easier to grab and go. SR buckles are partially concealed behind the messenger flap for a more refined but just as secure closure. Inside, the waterproof TPU liner and corner wings keep water out, and the internal water bottle pocket keeps water in. Distributed internal pockets and organization balance the weight you are carrying. It's a classic reborn and ready to be worn for another quarter century.

What are the features?

Timbuk2 Double-Loop CAM Buckle enables easy fit adjustment while eliminating excess webbing. Fully adjustable shoulder strap with a permanent, super comfortable airmesh strap pad. Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while biking.


External front organizer with secure zipper closure. Side entry Napoleon zip pocket for easy access without undoing the flap. Internal organizer pockets distributed throughout the main compartment for a balanced and comfortable carry.

Clever Extras
  • Internal waterbottle pocket.
  • Internal slash pocket for stashing a laptop or documents.
  • Corner flap wings into place for excellent weatherproofing.
  • Low profile grab handle for the easy heave-ho.
  • Partially concealed buckle flap closure with bottom compression strap (sizes S, M, and L only) for subtle, secure closure.
  • Smart hook and loop placement for fast, easy closure, and reduced sweater-pilling.
  • Front vista loop for attaching blinky light.

Waterproof TPU liner. Durable fabrics including CORDURA Nylon and Weathered Canvas.

Which Timbuk2 Messenger Bag is Right for You?
Classic Messenger Bag 2014
Snoop Messenger Bag 2014
Lifetime Guarentee
Laptop Pocket
TSA Compliant external laptop compartment
Grab strap to carry as briefcase
Detachable Shoulder strap

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 20 x 13.8 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00HZ15TEY
  • Item model number: 116-6-2000-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This bag is very well constructed.
H. Sapiens
So, if you're looking at your first messenger bag, Timbuk2 makes one of the best.
The adjustable shoulder strap is very comfortable, as is the overall fit.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By charlie walesa on February 6, 2014
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I'll start off by saying that I recently bought last years model of this same bag in medium. Once I saw this new bag with the different features I thought "Sure, lets try it out". However, I found that the medium bag I had before was massive! I had a ton of extra room in it after fitting in all my stuff. I decided on ordering the small this time and if I didn't like it, I would simply return it. But just to be safe, I ordered a medium as well. So here I sit with three different Timbuk2 bags. Here are my thoughts on the small and medium 2014 bags.

The small bag is great if you need to hold a laptop and a few folders. There are plenty of pockets to keep yourself organized and hold your smaller things. However, I found that this size was just not practical for me. I am a first year teacher that does not have a personal classroom meaning that I travel with my laptop, binder, lunch, water bottle, coffee mug, and several folders throughout the day.

With this bag, I was able to fit my binder, laptop, and the folders. It was a tight squeeze though and that bag looked stuffed with all of those things in it. Seeing as I still needed to fit my extras in it, this bag was sadly out of the picture.


Like last years bag, this thing is huge. I can fit all of my things mentioned in the small review with ease. Additionally, I can fit a mini first aid kit, mints, aspirin, post it notes, pens, pencils, and whatever other small things I need. The only problem that I found with this is that my water bottle (32 oz Nalgene) causes one side to bulge.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on February 10, 2014
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I'm re-writing this review, because my first go-around sucked. ***After a week of using the bag - newly updated!***

I got the Medium edition of this, the 2014 Classic Timbuk2 Messenger (Diablo). It is my 3rd in a series of Timbuk2 bags I purchased seeking the perfect messenger. Here is the whole list:

1. Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag 2013 (small, night blue/blue/night blue)- This was my first Timbuk2. I thought I wanted it to be small, but I found myself wishing it were bigger every day I carried it. Also, the colors (night blue/blue/night blue) were slightly brighter than I had expected, which was offputting. It was a pretty good fit for my fiance, however.
2. Timbuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag (medium, Red/Gunmetal) - Using what I learned from the first bag, I got this one. It was bigger, which I liked. It was cooler looking, which was good. I would have kept and used it without any complaints; but 1 week after I bought it this new bag was released. So I decided to get the new one and send back whichever one I liked less.
3. Medium 2014 Classic Messenger (Diablo) - the new digs. The rest of this review will be about this bag with comparisons to my two previous purchases.

First off, if you haven't checked out the official Timbuk2 website for the features of this bag, you should. They are more in-depth there, and include a video which was fairly helpful.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Illirik Smirnov on February 19, 2014
I own many messenger bags, both brand-name and off-brand. The 2014 Timbuk2 fixes every single one of my gripes about my previous model, and, in doing so, makes it my favorite messenger bag.

I own the Medium, which is about the size of a standard cyclist's messenger bag. It holds about as much as a larger student's backpack -- I carried a 1" thick laptop, about 4" thick of papers and paperback books, a water bottle, chargers, and the like, and it even had some give for the compression straps. However, for cyclists, the cargo capacities of the Medium are OK for small trips, but not huge shopping runs like many of your larger bags. It holds six cans of soda, a few frozen dinners, and a couple cans of food, with room for a U-lock/cable combo and small personal items. If you want to use this for shopping, get a Large. I own an old extra-large which I bought at the same time I bought a carbon bike -- it carries as much as panniers used to without the downsides of limited mobility.

The Cordura is lighter and looks better than the old ballistic nylon, which had a tendency to wear a bit poorly. It doesn't seem more weakly made.

The pockets have been made fewer and larger. I don't like the reduction to one front pocket, since I used to use one for change and the other for my wallet, but I think this is REALLY minor. The slash pocket has sufficient padding for me to feel comfortable trucking around a ~$2,000 laptop.

The strap is thinner, while still being reasonably strong. The buckle eliminates the loop but slightly increases the amount of time it takes to "lengthen".

It has more padding than the old stock one. However, it is NOT REMOVABLE FROM THE STRAP.
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