Timbuk2

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Timbuk2 was founded in 1989 by a bike messenger who taught himself to sew. In his San Francisco garage, Rob Honeycutt pioneered custom manufacturing and in doing so, created Timbuk2's icon, the Classic Messenger Bag. Timbuk2 is an industry leader in sustainable urban manufacturing, continuing its legacy of manufacturing in the Mission District of San Francisco, since day one. Through the years, Timbuk2 has grown to include innovative laptop backpacks and briefcases, totes, luggage and accessories, all backed by a lifetime warranty, and all designed to help you outsmart the challenges of your urban life.

As one of the leading brands in urban lifestyle bags, Timbuk2 shines on. Tried and true fabric defines their largest collection of styles. In addition, you won’t find any environmentally harmful polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in their bags. Timbuk2 takes pride in their PVC-free liners, which are just as durable and waterproof as vinyl but more supple. Best of all, these liners are better for the environment, which makes everybody happy.

Great, innovative design is part of the driving force behind Timbuk2. Developing and designing durable, multifunctional bags for today’s brave commuters is what they do best. From their authentic working class roots in the bicycle messenger subculture, to their remarkable transformation into a hip, urban fashion accessory, Timbuk2 is a brand with authenticity, heritage and a loyal following.

In 2014, Timbuk2 committed to putting zero bags in landfills. This promise is supported with a program to repair, donate or upcycle used bags. It's for all this, and more that Timbuk2 has a loyal following, worldwide.

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Latest Timbuk2 Reviews

Wander Pack

Wander Pack

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This bag is simply amazing. I don’t know how I ever traveled without it! I use as a gym bag daily but it fits perfectly as a carry on bag when I travel. Lot s of well thought-through pockets. The side pocket works well for shoes and they fit easily. Buy this one - you won’t regret it!

on March 09, 2019

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The Closer Case - Small

The Closer Case - Small

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I pretty much like everything about this bag, with the exception of one thing. The metal buckles on the front scratch easily. One of my buckles was badly scratched after one day of use. For that reason, I'm going to return the bag.

from Birmingham, AL on March 05, 2019

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The Closer Case - Medium

The Closer Case - Medium

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Really like this bag. Needed a new work bag that looked good and was functional. Good color. Nice size--room for laptop and other things without being too bulky, and smart use of space/compartments.

from Utah on February 27, 2019

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Co-Pilot - Small

Co-Pilot - Small

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

This was a clumsy piece of luggage. I am returning it to get one that has spinning wheels.

on February 20, 2019

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The Division Pack

The Division Pack

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It's a great pack that runs a bit smaller than other backpacks I have tried. It is more spacious than it appears though, and can fit a decent amount. Overall though the bag is quite tight. The water bottle side pocket struggles to accept standard bottle sizes, and the outermost pocket is rather slim as well. There's a flap over the zipper to protect against water intrusion that also results in you having to do some maneuvering to get inside that pocket. All in all though it's a well made and comfortable bag for daily use.

from Las Vegas on February 20, 2019

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Classic Messenger - Small

Classic Messenger - Small

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

This is a nice bag. But you’ll likely need hearing protection when you open it! The overly abundant & aggressive Velcro announces your presence like it or not. Way too loud!

on February 11, 2019

Swig Backpack

Swig Backpack

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect for the gym!

from Beverly Hills on February 03, 2019

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Uptown

Uptown

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This was the winner/keeper from three back packs I ordered. Pockets and straps are exactly where I would intuitively reach for them, and the zippers work smoothly. I also love the gray/navy color combination. This bag could be used to walk into a board room, on a plane, on a campus or on the street... very versatile and professional...and comfortable!

from Gloucester MA on February 01, 2019

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Wander Pack

Wander Pack

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I have not tried this out on a trip yet but I think it will be great. I like all the separate compartments. I will comment further once I have tested it out but so far I am very happy with my purchase.

on January 30, 2019

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Classic Messenger - Extra Small

Classic Messenger - Extra Small

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Cute bag but as a messenger bag to cross the body, the strap is too short even after fully adjusted to its longest length. It has to go back.

on January 26, 2019

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Mission Sling

Mission Sling

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really liked this bag. It's great spin on a traditional messenger bag with lots of functional elements and good quality materials. Ultimately I returned it because it just didn't sit right on my shoulders. It's really proportioned for a man.

on January 24, 2019

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Classic Messenger - Small

Classic Messenger - Small

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect size, durable material, plenty of pockets. This is a great bag!

on January 05, 2019

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Classic Messenger - Extra Small

Classic Messenger - Extra Small

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The look of the bag is great but unfortunately while the strap is adjustable, even at its longest length it's too short. It has to go back. Too bad because it's really nice looking and seems durable.

on January 02, 2019

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The Closer Case - Small

The Closer Case - Small

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really like this bag. Looks professional and is not too heavy. I wish it had a few more pockets for small items but I would get this back again.

on December 31, 2018

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Command Messenger - Medium

Command Messenger - Medium

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

This is a handsome-looking bag, but capacity-wise it was quite small. It was also strange in that the closures were hooks that were difficult to open/close. Also the laptop compartment opened from the bottom which I thought was strange and potentially dangerous if someone didn't zip to close it all the way or if the zipper gave out. I'm returning to see if I can get something a little more practical.

on December 25, 2018

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Quest Duffel - Small

Quest Duffel - Small

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Got the small duffel in Black to replace a similar sized canvas duffel. I like the tough material, the zippers feel sturdy, and the bag feels like it’ll last. Shoe pocket is small: it easily fits women’s size 8.5 running shoes but it’d be a squeeze to fit clogs or heels/anything more structured than a sneaker or sandal. The bag is small but good for what I needed and feels high quality. Won’t be using it as a backpack, so not concerned about the comfort of those straps long term.

on December 07, 2018

Launch Pack

Launch Pack

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Looking for waterproof commuter pack which is hard to find in a smaller size. Still a bit big for what I was looking for. I would prefer a zipper to a cinch, but obviously wasn't a deal breaker. The side laptop pocket fits a 13 1/4 screen. A 15" would need to go in the main compartment. Roomy inside, but would have appreciated a few more organizational pockets. The front pouch pocket will be pretty useless except for keys and maybe sunglasses. The gray color is much prettier in person, and I like the grid textured fabric. Overall, I am happy with the bag and hoping it's a good match for Seattle weather.

on November 28, 2018

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Wander Pack

Wander Pack

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Overall I am very happy with this bag. It has more storage pockets that I expected, which is perfect for my use. The only gripe I have is that the sternum straps fell of spontaneously sometime during the first 2-3 times I wore the backpack. Also, the clip holding the right backpack strap tends to get caught on things and spontaneously fall off. Not a huge deal as it's easy enough to slide back on, but I expected a little more thought from Timbuk2. The bag holds tons of gear and keeps everything separated, I just hope I dont regret losing the sternum straps.

from Brooklyn on November 15, 2018

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Tote Rucksack

Tote Rucksack

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I was hopeful! It's a well-made bag, sturdy, nice colors etc etc, and the shoulder straps were fine, comfortable without being bulky. But the tote straps seemed short for thick winter coats. And the zippers were sticky -- especially the zipper that closed main compartment. So, although material and size and versatility seemed good, I'm returning it.

on October 23, 2018

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Command Messenger - Medium

Command Messenger - Medium

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

great bag. well made. sturdy, strong, stylish. runs a little small for what the measurements say because the material is so robust—which is a good thing.

on October 20, 2018

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Quest Duffel - Large

Quest Duffel - Large

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This was a gift for my husband. Great bag with plenty of room for a weekend trip.

on September 29, 2018

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Ramble Pack Carbon Coated

Ramble Pack Carbon Coated

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Bought this for my college age son and he loves it. It's a really nice color and goes with everything. It's the perfect size for his book and has a nice size side pocket for his water bottle. Love that it is waterproof. Great for the Pacific Northwest. I highly recommend it.

from Washington on September 27, 2018

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Quest Rolling Duffel - Medium

Quest Rolling Duffel - Medium

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a very well made and super-spacious bag. It rolls smoothly, and has handles at or towards each end for easy grabbing. It has a separate roomy zip compartment at the top, in case you are rolling through the airport and need to grab something easily and quickly, such as your toiletry bag in the TSA line. The cons of the bag are; if you want to use it as a backpack, you may need to be the right size and have the right physical frame to do that. I was thinking that maybe this bag had hidden backpack straps, but you are supposed to use the carrying straps as backpack straps. My husband is a bit bulky and broad-shouldered, so it didn't fit comfortably on him, and I unfortunately had to send it back. It would most likely be considered carry-on for airlines like Southwest or JetBlue, but many other airlines have become stricter with their carry-on sizing, so I'm not sure if it would work, but hopefully it would. This bag has lots of room, is very nice looking, and if you have the right physical frame to use it for a backpack, or only want to use it as a wheelie bag, then I would recommend it.

from Tampa Bay area on September 25, 2018

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Uptown

Uptown

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have searched high and low for the perfect backpack to use as a college instructor and this one does not disappoint! The Uptown is slim in profile, fits close to my frame, and has adequate pockets to hold all my work materials. The laptop compartment securely holds my 15" 2014 MacBook Pro and charger - it's convenient to access too. The two larger zippered compartments hold binders, file folders, books, notebooks, an umbrella, etc. While I am unable to slip my insulated square lunchbox inside, I am able to utilize the smaller components for purse items and even fit in my Chacos or Converse when the heels get uncomfortable. The exterior is sleek and professional looking. The side mesh pocket for a water bottle could be deeper, but it still holds my insulated Camelbak bottle. The only other improvement I would suggest is to make some more discreet pockets like are available in the messenger versions of Timbuk2 bags.

from Baton Rouge on September 08, 2018

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The Closer Case - Small

The Closer Case - Small

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this bag. It is sleek and solid.

on September 08, 2018

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