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Timbuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag

by Timbuk2
549 customer reviews
| 61 answered questions

Price: $90.30 - $276.51
Sale: Lower price available on select options
Standard Packaging
  • Durable oxford nylon fabric feels smooth and has a subtle sheen.
  • Waterproof TPU liner.
  • Classic Messenger fit.
  • Improved TSA compliant external laptop compartment unzips and lies flat for going through security without removing your laptop.
  • Crater laptop sleeve: superior foam protection with twice the ventilation.

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Product Description

Product Description

More Berlin than Berkeley, the durable fabric and anodized hardware of the Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag makes it Timbuk2's most sophisticated iPad and laptop messenger bag. Paired with a TSA compliant sleeve with separate laptop and iPad pockets, it's a free upgrade magnet.

What's this bag all about?

Timbuk2 Lifetime GuaranteeMore Berlin than Berkeley, the Command's oxford nylon and anodized hardware make it Timbuk2's most sophisticated bag. Paired with a TSA compliant crater sleeve with separate laptop and iPad pockets, it’s a free upgrade magnet.

Product Info

Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag detail Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag inside closeup Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag

TSA compliant laptop compartment unzips to lie flat for airport security.

High density foam laptop sleeve with crater holes for breezy air ciruclation.

Durable oxford nylon fabric feels smooth and has a subtle sheen.

New Features
Command Messenger Bag Features
External Dimensions
Timbuk2 Command Messenger Product Info

Will Your Laptop Fit?
Command Messenger Fit

Which Timbuk2 Messenger Bag is Right for You?
Classic Messenger Bag D-Lux Laptop Messenger Bag Commute Bag Control Bag Command Bag
Classic Messenger Bag D-Lux Laptop Messenger Bag Commute Control Command
Lifetime Guarantee
Laptop Pocket Slash Laptop Pocket Padded Laptop Pocket Padded Laptop Pocket Padded Laptop Pocket Padded Laptop Pocket
Electronic Device Fit 10", 13", 15", 17", 19" 13", 15", 17" 13", 15", 17" 13", 15" 13", 15", 17"
Dedicated iPad Pocket  
TSA compliant external laptop compartment    
Grab Strap to carry as a briefcase  
Detachable Shoulder Strap    
Napoleon side-entry accessory pocket    
Materials Durable Ballistic Nylon Durable Ballistic Nylon Durable Ballistic Nylon Refined Weave Nylon Refined Weave Nylon

About Timbuk2

Timbuk2 was born in a San Francisco garage and raised on the backs of hard-working bike messengers. Since 1989, we’ve manufactured good-looking, tough-as-hell bags that you can truly make your own. Timbuk2 bags outlast jobs, relationships and sadly, even some pets. We work hard and play harder.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0068DTASQ
  • Item model number: CMB-CS2000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,342 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

159 of 162 people found the following review helpful By David A. Rosenthal on March 16, 2014
There are already so many great reviews about this bag, but I thought some might find it useful to know the differences between the Command and the Commute. I owned the Commute for about a year and just switched over to the Command. I travel a lot for work and both are great bags, but I discovered quickly that the Command is much better for me.

* The Command's design is much better for holding a laptop and tablet. The equipment simply slides into the pockets, whereas the Commute also has velcro straps. The straps might be good for some people, but I found them cumbersome. and restrictive.
* The tablet pocket is much bigger in the Command. It easily holds my iPad when attached to a Zagg Cover. The Commute was a very tight fit
* File folders fit better in the Command. The pocket is deeper and is on the opposite side of the main compartment than the Commute, so there is less chance of them getting wrinkled. The Commute pocket really wasn't designed for file folders, it seems
* I love the Command's power pocket at the bottom. This easily holds my MacBook Pro's power brick and bulky cord as well as my iPad and iPhone cords. With the Commute, each cord was in a different location of the bag, which was inconvenient.
* The Command has more pockets and more zippers than the Commute
* The Command's strap adjuster clip is bigger and more secure than the Commute's
* The Command comes with the silencer strips to cover the velcro, if you wish. The Commute doesn't have these included with the purchase.
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113 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Walter L Holder on April 2, 2012
Size: MediumPackage Type: Standard PackagingColor: Black Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I am rough on my bags. My office is at a power plant, and I travel constantly. I put a lot of abuse on my bags. I have worn out many, many, laptop bags, computer cases, and backpacks dragging them around with me to all of these locations. I finally resorted to using a military backpack that was specially made for the US Army Rangers to use in Afganistan, that one seems to hold up, but it lacks that 'professional' look. (professional soldier YES, but not professional desk jockey)

I had the chance to try this bag out and I must say I am impressed. While it has not been put through the ringer for months on end yet, I can tell right away this is MUCH better than the rest of the laptop cases and computer bags I have used in the past. It is thick and heavy, sturdy stitched, comfortable, and roomy. This thing is great.

Starting with the laptop pocket, yes it folds out so it will supposedly be TSA legal to put through the x-ray scanner at the airport, but tell that to the TSA person who's yelling for you to take it out. It may meet their guidelines, but just take it out anyway or you'll argue away any time you tried to save. The pocket is padded nicely and easy to access without having to open the entire bag up. Nice secure zipper. Even has a smaller padded pocket inside that one to perfectly hold my iPad. Nice touch!

The remainder of the bag is great too. Nice little pockets for odds-n-ends, and water bottle holder on the side. The interior is roomy, more so than it seems by looking. Once you start putting things in, it just keeps filling, its like the clown car of messenger bags. Best part, after I crammed way too much in there, it was still comfortable to carry.

I particularly like the buckles for the flap.
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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful By -S on May 21, 2012
The Command Messenger 2012 seems to me to be an excellent EDC (Every Day Carrier) for students and business folks with a caveat for some depending on there every day needs.

I started carrying the last gen D-lux laptop messenger bondage in medium. Overall it was a great bag with lots of room. For example you could carry a gallon of water and there was still a little room left in the width of the bag, so it was able to carry quite a sufficient load. The whole interior was visibly lined with TPU, so you don't mind putting things like shoes or other "messy"items inside the bag as it cleans out very nicely. The laptop sleeve in the back was a bit lack luster and the hight of the bag did limit the laptops that you could carry without having them pop out of the top a little. Additionally he compression straps on the bottom were a nice touch when you were carrying a smaller load for the day. However the modular origination on the inside left something to be desired especially as there didn't seem to really be any additional anything you could attach to them. So I figured for school the Command seemed like it would be a better fit, and it was

I purchased this bag in medium and was immediately taken aback by how much thinner the main compartment was. And yes I saw the difference in the measurements before hand but it still was a bit of a shock at first glance. That would be my word of warning. If you are the type that carries quite a substantial amount of books, a computer, etc. this may not be ideal for you. On the flip side it did make me realize just how much I was carrying that I did not need to so in my case the downsize was for the better. The other thing you may worry about but will be a pleasant surprise is the Oxford nylon.
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