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Timbuk2 Commute TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag

by Timbuk2
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Price: $80.99 - $254.22
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  • Fabric/Nylon
  • TSA compliant external laptop compartment unzips and lies flat for going through security without removing your laptop.
  • Separate padded tricot lined compartments for both your laptop and iPad.
  • Removeable shoulder strap so you can wear this as a messenger or carry as a briefcase. Faux fur lined pockets keeps your phone and igadgets safe. Hallelujah!
  • Luggage passthrough doubles up as a quick drop pocket for newspapers, magazines, etc
  • Durable ballistic nylon exterior. Grab strap Luggage pass through for your wheelie companion.

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Product Description

What's this bag all about?

Timbuk2 Lifetime GuaranteeCreated in reaction to the rise of mighty TSA in American airports, the Commute 2.0 gets smarter every year. Its laptop compartment unzips to lie flat so you don't have to remove your laptop at airport security, and its waterproof TPU flap keeps your gear dry in a drizzle. Additionally, it has external water bottle pockets and a silly amount of internal organization for pens, mice, cords, and badges, and our beloved red key fob. Thou shall never dig for thy keys or be last through the security line again.

Product Info

Timbuk2 Commute Messenger Timbuk2 Commute Messenger

Our top-selling laptop pack with easy swing-around access.

Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room.

External Dimensions
Timbuk2 Commute Messenger Dimensions

Will Your Laptop Fit?
Commute Messenger - Fit

Which Timbuk2 Messenger Bag is Right for You?
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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

  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 15.6 x 11.8 inches ; 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0080B834Q
  • Item model number: COMMMES-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,377 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By FujiShooter TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 27, 2012
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This review is for the medium sized version of the Commute 2012 (Amazon sometimes combines reviews)

This bag is the updated version of my first Timbuk2 bag, the Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Laptop Messenger Bag and is intended to replace the older version. Building on the older version, Timbuk2 made a few refinements that would cause many to prefer this version over the older one.

As a part-time professional photographer, I wanted to carry my camera and a few lenses and flash (Nikon D300s, Nikon 17-35, Nikon 50mm, and Nikon SB-700) back and forth to my main job (office environment). I also needed to be able to carry associated work items such as files, pens, notepads, lunch, etc.... And, I wanted to be able to completely convert the bag between full photo use and straight up work and work travel use (more on that later). This bag, like the older version, is simply incredible in every regard. For perspective, I have owned bags from Lowe, Domke, Tenba, Crumpler, Swiss Gear, Think Tank, and nearly every other manufacturer, particularly those that make bags for photographers.

Every aspect of this bag, like its predecessor, exudes quality. Construction, durability, materials, all indicate this bag will last for many years even if abused. The zippers are among the highest quality I have used. The medium size of the bag was a perfect choice for me (I received it in Black- if that matters). Timbuk 2 bags seem to run larger and can be confusing at times. This bag is bigger than my previously owned
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Tamara Thorne VINE VOICE on June 27, 2012
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I was absolutely positive this small-sized Timbuk2 case wouldn't hold my 15 inch MacBook Pro. The measurements on the page indicated that I had an eighth of an inch width to spare but that the computer was several eighths too tall. I was hoping that I'd at least be able to squeeze the computer inside.

My fears were laid to rest the moment the bag arrived. It's an excellent fit, neither loose nor tight, but just right, and the velcro strap that holds the computer firmly in its sleeve is adjustable and forgiving of my slightly tall computer. Most importantly, the case zippers up over the sleeve containing the computer without any problem or hesitation. I would guess most 15" PCs will easily fit this small (but quite large) bag, though you would definitely need the medium bag for a 17" laptop.

Of course, you could always put your larger computer in the main part of the bag, but the beauty of the sleeve is that the bag zips open to lie flat so you don't have to get your computer out in the airport security line. While I only fly a couple times a year, that perk alone is worth its weight in gold.

The rest of the bag is as well-constructed and luxurious as the company claims. There are padded compartments to slip an iPad or notebook in, which work great for cameras, camcorders and other electronics, or old-fashioned paper books. I especially like the flat divided pocket directly under the front flap because I can keep my phone or digital recorder and a compact camera in easy reach. (And while the reaching is easy, you're in no danger of losing anything because the big openings have both clasps and Velcro fasteners, while interior pockets are equipped with Velcro.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By B. Colonna TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 12, 2012
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All I can say about the Timbuk2 Commute 2012 Messenger Bag is! OK, I can say a bit more:

This bag is fairly lightweight, yet very strong. I just took it on a trip and I packed it full of things, yet due to its design it still remained TSA compliant so I could lay it flat on the TSA inspection conveyor.

The bag comes in several colors; mine is basic black with black interior, and silver waterproof lining on the interior of the cover, and red interior in the laptop section. It is constructed of ballistic nylon, and weighs about 2.5 pounds. The bag measures 15.6" x 11.8" x 5.9" with a laptop section that is 14.4" x 9.4" x 1.6". The bag's bottom is also waterproof.

If you aren't sure if the bag will hold your laptop, please see the Laptop/Tablet Fit Guide at Timbuk2's website.

The shoulder strap is very comfortable and may be removed if you want to use this as a briefcase. It also doubles as an actual messenger strap, handy if you happen to be an actual bike messenger! Me, I just use the bag as a laptop/briefcase, and it's awesome.

The exterior has a top handle, two buckle straps and a pass-through for a luggage handle. It also has an outside compartment for a water bottle, etc. In addition to the buckles, the flap secures with velcro, while the laptop compartment closes with two zippers on the outside, while the padded interior secures with a velcro strap. The bottom of the luggage pass-through also secures with velcro to form a pocket for paperwork on the outside of the laptop compartment. Keep in mind to be TSA compliant, you must have NOTHING but the laptop in this side of the bag!

There are numerous internal compartments.
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