(close out from 2011)
|$54.99 - $74.99
|$61.99 - $119.00
|$63.16 - $108.95
|$63.16 - $87.16
|$67.95 - $79.96
|$78.95 - $118.95
|$89.00 - $99.00|
The Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag. After two decades of nurturing, we've pushed our classic messenger out of the nest and onto the street. Armed with a vastly improved cam buckle, side-entry Napoleon pocket, color-coordinated, three-zipper front organizer, and an incredibly useful slash pocket, our Classic Messenger is all grown up. These feature upgrades mean better performance in everyday urban adventures. If only we'd been this wise at 17.
Born in 1989 and raised on the backs of hard-working bike messengers in San Francisco, the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag 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 classic messenger bag a rather clever horse.
Taking the standard messenger bag to the next level, Timbuk2 offers the Classic Messenger Bag which is anything but standard. Loaded with lots of usable features, the tough ballistics nylon protects your gear while the memory adjust cam buckle provides a perfect fit every time you pull it on. A large 3-zip front organizer, interior organizer, and multiple pockets keep your stuff tidy and organized. Stabilizer strap is handy for cyclists.
Originally designed for hard working urban bicycle messengers, the Classic Messenger from Timbuk2 has become a hip all purpose carry all, and the stylish alternative to the mass market disposable two strap day pack. Since 1989, Timbuk2 has been producing the bag of choice for bicycle messengers, cycling enthusiasts and hip urbanites.
The Timbuk2 Classic Messenger medium-size bag is bread and butter—a no-frills, tough-as-heck messenger that hugs you forever.
The medium Timbuk2 Classic Messenger bag holds everything you need for your day.
|Access Type :||Panel|
|Activity:||Bike commuting & touring|
|Backpack Style:||Messenger Bag|
|Body Material:||Ballistic Nylon|
|Bottom Width:||13 1 2 in|
|Capacity:||488 cu in / 8 L (XS); 854 cu in / 14 L (Sm); 1465 cu in / 24 L (Med)|
|Custom Fit Options:||memory-adjust True Fit cam buckle|
|Dimensions:||[XS ] 12.8 x 8.9 x 5.1 in; [S ] 15.9 x 9.7 x 4.7 in; [M ] 19.3 x 10.4 x 7.8 in; [L ] 22.4 x 11.8 x 9 in; [XL ] 26.6 x 13.8 x 9.5 in|
|Gear capacity (L):||24.2 liters|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||1,474 cubic inches|
|Height:||10 1 2 in|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Hydration Compatible :||No|
|Laptop Pocket :||No|
|Liner:||Waterproof TPU liner|
|Material:||[body] 100% ballistic nylon, [lining] 100% TPU|
|Maximum Monitor Size:||17"|
|Number of Pockets :||5|
|Pack Dimensions:||Width: 19.3", Height: 10.4", Depth: 7.9"|
|Pack Size:||0-999 cu in|
|Recommended Use:||travel, class, cycling, everyday|
|Strap Drop:||14 in|
|Strap Length:||43 1 2 in|
|Top Width:||19 1 4 in|
|Volume:||1474 cu. in. (24.2 L).|
|Weight:||1.6 lb / .7 kg (XS); 2.2 lb / 1 kg (Sm); 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg (Med)|
I'm a bike commuter and use this bag everyday. The medium size carries my laptop and pretty much whatever I need for school. It is waterproof, durable, useful, and quite sexy. I love it.
That said, I have a few issues with it:
-why no carrying handle? most messenger bags seem to have them; it doesn't take much to add a lot of utility
-the way the shoulder strap attaches to the bag should be improved. my strap has inadvertently detached from my bag on several occasions. It really sucks when you're quickly walking across a busy street and the shoulder strap comes out of the slide. Swiveling snap hooks, clipped to D-rings attached to the pack make a lot more sense to me. Additionally, they would prevent the strap from getting twisted which happens to me often enough to be a little frustrating
In short: great pack, just rework the strap and add a carrying handle
I got this for my fiancee and we both like it. We got the large sized one. It's very spacious! We have travelled with this bag and it is pretty secure (haven't worried about anyone trying to open it while we are crammed onto a bus or anything). The laptop sleeve is nice and wide as well. It can hold a laptop, couple books, two water bottles, and a couple small jackets with no room to spare (ha!).
No water bottle holder on the outside. Not too many interior pockets. Probably my biggest criticism of this bag is that the material is super stiff. The shoulder strap has actually scraped my neck a couple times because of how stiff it is. It definitely is not seat-belt soft/bendable.
Good bag for the money. There are little things that I would change about this, but there are also some noteworthy benefits. Overall I'd say it's average. Not awful, not stunning.