Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag 2013
|Price:||$47.45 - $3,000.00|
|Sale:||Lower price available on select options|
- Classic bike messenger bag with ballistic nylon exterior and waterproof TPU liner
- True fit cam buckle for single-handed strap adjustments
- Three-zipper front organizer panel (XS bag has one-zipper organizer); internal organizer
- Napolean side entry pocket; internal slash pocket
- Lifetime warranty
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What's this bag all about?
Born in 1989 and raised on the backs of hard-working bike messengers in San Francisco, the Classic Messenger is a utilitarian work horse that just doesn't quit. Its colors and patterns wear well over time and its True Fit cam buckle, side-entry Napoleon pocket, color-coordinated, three-zipper front organizer, and incredibly useful slash pocket make this messenger a rather clever horse.
Its utilitarian function and icon three-panel look make it an instant heirloom.
Sneaky side entry with zipper closure.
TrueFit Cam Buckle.
Which Timbuk2 Messenger Bag is Right for You?
|MESSENGER STYLE||BRIEFCASE STYLE|
|Classic Messenger Bag||D-Lux Laptop Messenger Bag||Commute||Control||Command|
|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|
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Simple, compact design
Good organization pockets
Quick access pocket
Sewn in shoulder strap for good stability
Small size is great for 13" MacBook Pro
No grab strap
No laptop sleeve
I was looking for a bag to haul my MacBook Pro 13" and work papers to and from my work. I wanted something compact, light, and comfortable and in a fairly conservative color. The small Timbuk2 Classic fit the bill. I really like this bag, although there are a few additional features I wish it had. I tried out this bag as well as the Timbuk2 D-lux, Timbuk2 Commuter, and Patagonia Half Mass in a local store before deciding on the small Timbuk2 classic.
1. Design. Simple bag. Weather proof lining. Organization pockets on inside for your iPod, phone, keys, pens, etc. Has a quick release extension to ease getting it on, but I don't find that I every need to use it with the small bag. adding it
2. Size. The small Timbuk2 is the perfect width for a MacBook Pro 13" and 8.5x11 inch papers without a lot of extra room on the sides for things to jostle around or get lost in the bottom. There isn't much extra room after putting in a laptop and few textbooks, but I found that the weight of the full small bag is about as much as I would want to carry in a messenger bag that puts most of the weight on one shoulder. The medium sized bag seemed to be a big step up in size and was too bulky for me. For days when I need more room, like for workout clothes, I just bring a second bag rather than carry around extra room with me every day. (If you have large bulky, but relatively light, items to carry around then you may want the medium or large bag.)
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To begin with, I already have a huge messenger bag from another SF based company. And I still like the bag very much, yet it's a little uncomfortable at times, or looks silly when I have a notebook and a pen in a bag that can handle at least two 12 packs. For that reason, I eventually stop wearing it on a daily basis, and started using my backpack instead. But I really wanted my messenger bag back.. as it's so much more convenient and looks better IMO, esp. when you commute on bike.
So I decided to buy a small messenger bag, but Timbuk2 instead this time. The biggest selling point for me was how it had many small inner organizers/pockets, as well as its divider where you can separate your notepads, books, or small laptops (they are very practical for a college student like me). Also, I picked small because x-small looked a little TOO small and medium looked fine but knew I didn't really NEED that much space when I commute everyday cause I prefer to travel light.
Here's list of things I carry usually: textbook(s), notepads, bunch of pens, a mini stapler, an eyedrop, a 10" netbook or a 13" mbp, and a fleece jacket. (plus couple more small stuff). Well they all fit perfectly without trying and my back really appreciates the load and the way it sits securely on my back. If I don't put in my jacket, then I can stuff in a lot more; I just choose not to. You can also strap your jacket using the secure straps. I usually commute by bike or skateboard, and the bag always sits tight on my back. VERY comfortable if you know how to wear it properly.Read more ›
With that said, I do think it's a slightly confusing bag! So many pockets and compartments, I may have to make some labels to attached to each so I remember where I put things! Also, I would like an outer pocket for a water bottle of some sort. But, since my bottle doesn't leak, I can put it inside.
I am actually happy it does not come with a laptop compartment. The Timbuk2 Freestyle netbook bag could not even fit my netbook (which is slightly larger, at 11.6 inches) because of its precisely-measured compartment. This bag in a size Small does the trick and fits it perfectly, even with a sleeve I previously purchased on it.
As some reviewers have noted, there is no grab strap. However, just shorted the strap so it lays flat against the top of the bag, tuck the extra strap material into the bag, and there's your shorter "grab" strap, should you need it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great bag with a lot a room in the main compartment (I ordered a medium). The mayerial is heavy gauge and durable. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Gabriel F.
I love the size of this bag. And all of the interior pocket are so handy. My only issue is that it's kind of heavy.Published 9 days ago by L. Wolff
Great bag as always. Fits my 13" MacBook Pro in a case plus all my doodads I carry around on a daily basis. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Matthew Boyd Cole
This bag is unstoppable. It protects your books from the biggest storms, and water never gets in if you close it right. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven
I have had this bag for 5 years and it still works! When it gets dirty I just throw it in the wash and it is good to go. Plus it looks sweet.Published 3 months ago by Ekemba
LOVE this bag and I feel it could stand up to anything. It even survived a rollover in my explorer where the truck landed on it with minimal damage.Published 3 months ago by J. Hooker
Excellent bag. Good material. I wanted to give it 5 stars(it deserves it) but with everything the bag has, it feels heavy with nothing in it. Im still trying to get used to it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jh
Timbuk2's design of its 2013 Classic Messenger bag is perhaps their most well-designed bags to date. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ChansonsEtContes