Timbuk2 D-Lux Laptop Laptop Messenger Bondage 2011

3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

Black/Black/Black
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  • Our Classic Messenger Bag with massive functional upgrades.
  • Durable ballistic nylon exterior.
  • Bondage (colored trim) styling adds a little pop to your messenger.
  • Waterproof TPU liner.
  • Laptop love-glove is studded for intense laptop protection.
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Product Description

Timbuk2 incorporated user feedback into the D-Lux Messenger to create a laptop messenger that works on and off the job. The contrast binding lets you be you without yelling it out loud (from the top of the conference room table). Upgraded features mean safer, more comfortable portage for daily rides on and off the interweb. Features include a vastly improved cam buckle, side-entry Napoleon pocket, color-coordinated, three-zipper front organizer, and slim, studded laptop sleeve for your computer's protection. All in favor? Aye!

Timbuk2 incorporated extensive user feedback when designing the D-Lux Messenger bag, in an effort to craft a laptop messenger bag that works and plays equally well. Contract binding adds a distinctive yet understated touch, and upgraded touches include an improved cam buckle, side-entry Napoleon pocket, color-coordinated three-zipper front organizer, and slim, studded laptop sleeve.

Features

  • Classic Messenger Bag with full-scale functional upgrades
  • Durable ballistic nylon exterior with waterproof TPU liner
  • Laptop sleeve is studded for intense laptop protection
  • Memory-adjust True Fit cam buckle eliminates daily fit adjustments; simply un-click cam, put bag over your shoulder, and lock cam back in for a perfect fit every time
  • Three-zip front organizer with color coordinated zippers helps you remember what goes where
  • Napoleon side entry pocket allows you to grab your cash and keys without opening the messenger flap; zipper closure keeps goods safe
  • Internal slash pocket against back wall of the bag provides a padded, firm place to store files and laptops, with or without the case
  • Improved Velcro placement along top of the messenger flap and sides of the front panel ensures easy opening and closing
  • Modular internal organization for customized storage of gadgets, gizmos, and assorted essentials; additional organizers and accessories easily strap in and out of the internal organizing system
  • Compression straps on the bottom of the messenger for compressing or expanding your load
  • Coordinating strap pad included

External Dimensions
Size Width Height Depth Weight
S 15.9" 9.64" 4.72" 2.73-pounds
M 19.3" 10.43" 7.87" 3.15-pounds
L 22.4" 11.81" 9.06" 3.51-pounds

Fits Computers With Dimensions Not to Exceed
Size Width Height
S 14.97" 9.05"
M 17.9" 10.2"
L 19.69" 11.81"

The Timbuk2 Quality Guarantee
Timbuk2 stands behind the legendary quality of its bags and accessories. If there's a defect with the materials or workmanship of your product, Timbuk2 will pay to repair your bag and send it back. If a repair isn't possible, a store credit will be issued for a replacement (shipping and taxes not included). If your Timbuk2 product is otherwise damaged in the course of normal wear and tear, you may not qualify for this warranty replacement. If your bag doesn't qualify, Timbuk2 will pay to send it back.

About Timbuk2
Born, bred and here to stay. Timbuk2 was born in a San Francisco garage and bred on the backs of messengers in the city streets, and the company still manufactures custom bags in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. For 20 years, Timbuk2 has built bags and accessories for urban adventures with a simple philosophy--create good-looking, tough-as-nails bags you can truly make your own.

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003389GRE
  • Item model number: 117
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 8, 2009
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,335,387 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
    • Average Customer Review:
      3.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
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    When I first got my Timbuk2 small D-Lux Laptop Messenger 6 months ago, I loved the look but wasn't thrilled with the actual use. Then I started walking to work, and this was the only bag I had that was small and light enough to carry, yet roomy enough for lunch and other essentials. The more I used the bag, the more I loved it, and now its my daily bag for work, and is used often on weekends too. Some days it just carries lunch, soda, and a few small essentials. Other days, it's packed to the brim with my MacBook or Kindle, lunch, camera (Canon Rebel XTi in a USA Gear Neoprene FlexSleeve) and assorted small and necessary items for work or day trips. (And despite the description stating that it holds up to a 10" netbook, my 13" MacBook fits in the laptop section just fine.)

    The single large section with almost no organization took some getting used to, but now its easy to just throw everything in, and when I do arrange everything carefully to protect something like my camera, things stay where I put them because there is just enough form to the bag to keep it from collapsing when I pick it up. I re-engineered the shoulder strap a bit, as I didn't like the quick release, but it still works best when worn bike-messenger style across the body, although I tend to be lazy and just put it over my shoulder for short trips. (And don't tell Timbuk2, but I replaced the shoulder pad with a much more comfortable Crumpler Shoulder Pad.
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    I've had a Timbuk2 Commute laptop messenger for a couple of years now and it's probably the best bag I've owned. It's very well-made, protects my laptop, roomy, comfortable and really good looking. So when I was in the market for another messenger I immediately turned to Timbuk2, but I was surprisingly disappointed by this model.

    First off, it offers terrible laptop protection. Unlike the Commute, which has a corduroy-lined laptop compartment that's VERY padded on all sides, this model has some sort of faux-bubble wrap built in and no real padding. The only thing between your laptop and the ground is a bit of bubble wrap and a thin (I mean thin, we'll get to that) layer of canvas. It's clear that TImbuk2 expects you to use this messenger in combination with a padded laptop sleeve or something (ideally, a Timbuk2 branded one) and that doesn't make sense for a bag of this price.

    Secondly, they skimped on the pockets to make you buy more of their "inserts." There's essentially velcro tabs on the inside of the bag to which you can attach inserts that are sold separately. It comes with a couple inserts with small pockets and pencil holders, but the useful ones are for sale on their site. Also, if you're like me you'll spend a lot of time looking for this "side zip" pouch that you can access without opening the bag. Turns out, this just means that you can angle your arm in very awkwardly if you must. It may be my fault for not knowing what a "napoleon" style pocket is, but they definitely oversell its usefulness.

    Finally, the construction seems a lot cheaper than my Commute. It has the standard lifetime warranty but I don't really want to deal with sending the bag in eventually.

    In short: It offers little to no laptop protection, Timbuk2 nickle and dimes you for real usefulness and its cheaply made. I immediately returned mine for a Commute 2.0, which is much better.
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    Size: X-SmallColor: Black/Black/Black Verified Purchase
    I was looking for a bag, messenger or book that had a pocket for my iPad and its keyboard. The Timbuk2 D-Lux, x-small is perfect for what I wanted.
    Has a padded slot for the ipad and keyboard. and plenty of extra room for other things i am playing with. am thinking of adding the cross body strap for when i go riding instead of stuffing it in a pannier, which it will fit in nicely by the way. I am also going to order the shoulder pad with the phone pocket in it, just for convenience, and the face that the phone strap is longer then the strap that comes with the bag makes it easier to use.
    ...dragonwoods
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    Size: SmallColor: Black/Yield binding Verified Purchase
    This "Bondage" messenger will carry your books, notepads, pens and Red Bulls, while your notebook/laptop will be totally safe in the funky, bubbly pocket held in with the velcro strap. I bought the small one for college since (luckily) I don' t have too many textbooks to lug around. I end up using it most of the time, college or not. The many handy pockets are great, the internal ones have Velcro so you can switch them around or take them out. I love the "napoleon" pocket" on the front. The adjustable strap is comfortable with its padded sleeve, but it takes a while for it to soften up and fit the shoulder.
    Timbuk2 has bonded with me..... again!
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    Size: MediumColor: Black/Yield binding Verified Purchase
    Timbuk2's D-Lux Race Stripe Messenger Bag is one of the most extremely functional MB that will survive the harshest of conditions out there. This bag was engineered to last from the moisture resistant nylon, waterproof liner, strongly reinforced stitching and the placement of the the buckles & zippers and this just covers the outside of the bag! The inside of the bag is nothing short of being amazingly spacious! The straps & pouches are strategical placed with the avid traveler in mind as there are multiple places for you to securely store/place portable hard drives and other electronics especially your laptop! It is obvious that Timbuk2 has put a lot of research into the design of their bags.
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