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Timbuk2 Classic Messenger '13 (Small) Reviews

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January 4, 2012

Katie s

from Queens new york

Love this bag. The best one I have ever purchased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Santa Fe, NM

This bag rocks. I am a 1st grade teacher and I decided it was time to outgrow my backpack for hauling books and papers + cell phone, etc. to and from school. It's absolutely perfect and has plenty of room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Country Club Hills, IL

I ride the train and then walk about a mile to work. The bag I was using was not waterproof but was made of nylon and lightweight. When I look for a bag, I want it to be light because I know how much stuff I'm going to be putting into it. The strap is good and I wear it across my body. It is waterproof and very sturdy. The velcro is very loud but secure and in addition to the velcro, there are clips to hold the flap down. This bag is working well for me. The only thing I miss, is an outside pocket for my cell phone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 15, 2009

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

I returned this bag before using it out in the world, so I can't comment on long-term use. But having said that, it seemed like it was really well constructed, would be comfortable to carry and I liked the green colors. For me the issue was the size. I was looking for a not-too-big-and-bulky bag to carry around a binder or two for school and a few other little things with it. This size just wasn't tall enough for the binders, though it was wide enough. Of course, there's always the next size up in this bag! As always, Zappos made the return process easy and I'm going to try a different bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 10, 2009

Anonymous

from West Virginia

I had been wanting one of these bags for years, and finally spent the money. It is everything I had hoped it would be: tough, good looking, and designed for easy access to goods inside. One thing I didn't expect was that my 15" Macbook Pro would fit. There is no room for it with a sleeve on, but without one, it sneaks right in. Awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 9, 2009

Anonymous

from Chicago

I bought this bag as a gift, and I wanted to keep it for myself! The size is perfect and all of the pockets are very useful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 20, 2009

Anonymous

from Indiana, USA

I love this little bag. I bought it for a Euro-trip and it\'s perfect to hold all my supplies for a day while traveling around on foot. I\'ve also been using it a ton at home for all sorts of things. It\'s small without being too small to hold anything. I can fit my netbook, my sunglasses, an extra long sleeve shirt, umbrella, and some food and still have room to store things. It has lots of zippered pockets and TONS of storage space for being such a small bag. Plus, it\'s durable as hell!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 3, 2008

Kirstin

from Michigan

Simply Great. A small bag that holds more than you would think! In this small bag I can hold two large textbooks, study guide and notebook...it is the perfect size. Great inside pocket keeps pens, pencils, wallet and phone well organized. Well made and designed to hold up. Loved this bag so much, I ordered another!

Brands I'd also recommend: The Entire Timbuk2 Line!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 29, 2008

Gene A

from Florida

Timbuk2 small messenger bag - Timbuk2 makes an excellent messenger bag. It holds darn near everything you can think of and then some. I got the copper/orange/copper colored small bag for both its vibrant color (hey, I tend to forget stuff that fades into the background) and utilitarian use. I have to carry around a good deal of stuff to and from work, but I didn’t want a bulky backpack. I have been using a re-useable shopping bag but they keep ripping. So I looked around and found Timbuk2 messenger bags. It has a spacious inner compartment (for an appointment book and some other stuff) with several pockets for things like cell phone and reading glasses. Hey that works for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: padded shoulder strap

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 7, 2008

Anonymous

from Bronx, NY

Love it!!! I am completely in love with my messenger bag!!! I have gotten so many compliments on it - - The colors are gorgeous (tri-colored - rose, blush & pink), Love it, Love it, Love it...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 31, 2008

Anonymous

from Michigan

Just what the doctor ordered - I already own two timbuk2 bags so I am prejudiced. In fact, I thought it would be decadent to have a third. But it turns out there is a timbuk2 bag for every season, and for every occasion. I put away my brightly colored summer totes (for travel and the beach) and adopted this more subdued but still nifty tri-color purple messenger -- it's just the right size for me (a smallish woman) so there's not too much shoulder strain. Good for the essential books, papers, phone etc plus some snacks and lunch. And it has all the great pockets, key thingy and other features of the other timbuk2 bags. Plus with Zappos great shipping policy, I could order it in two colors and then return the one I didn't want. What could be bad?!

Brands I'd also recommend: other timbuk2 bags

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2008

Anonymous

from Madison Wisconsin

Just right - Although it is the small bag every thing seems to fit in it (within reason). The organization pockets work great, enough to be useful, but few enough that I can find things without looking. I use it every day to bring my things to work. In all black it is good looking and does not look purse like (which is good because I am a male). Works great for me!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 17, 2008

Sheryl

from Tacoma, WA

Smallest Timbuk2 you can get with the longer strap length - I bought this for my boyfriend who is tall and thin but muscular. I originally bought the x-small size but when he put it on it wedged in under his armpits because the strap was too short. I had the hardest time trying to find pictures of men actually wearing the bag and it took me forever to make a decision. It would have been helpful to know what the strap length was but not even the Timbuk2 website tells you that (XS=42"/S-XL=48"). Of course ordering from Zappos was the only way to go - it was easy to return as usual.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 6, 2007

Veronica

from CA

Great product! This bag is great for everyday use. I use it to bring all my things to work. Not too big, not too small; it's the perfect size. It easily fits my umbrella, reg size documents, files, and lunch box. I received it within a day! I will definitely be using Zappos.com for future purchases - reliable and trustworthy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 14, 2007

Mary B

from Berkeley, Calif

Classic But Cool - This is my 2nd Timbuk2 bag, so obviously I have an affection for the brand. It's roomy enough for all my crap, but doesn't weigh the bag down. I bought it primarily for the plum color. I'm not a handbag type of gal, but the color makes this classic bag a bit feminine. By the way, Zappos has the cheapest price on Timbuk2 bags. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 8, 2007

Nadine

from New York

BEST MESSENGER! Timbuk2 makes the absolute best messengers!!! They are super strong and very stylish. The color combinations are beautiful as well. If you want something more suited to the office, get the basic black :) The small size is perfect for a binder, a book, a notebook, and all daily essentials. If you have a small laptop, you could fit that, but not the binder and book :) For comfort, however, make sure to get a padded shoulder strap or else the bag will really hurt your shoulder.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 2, 2007

Anonymous

from WA state

Is a great bag, just be aware that the strap is not as long as other shoulder bags. Used it all week for a special DC trip and it worked just fine. Great bag!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 25, 2007

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Works for me - If I keep myself organized and don't let a lot of junk accumulate in my bag (all too easy to do), then everything fits nicely into this little messenger bag: wallet, collapsible umbrella, Filofax, cell phone, makeup, brush, a small water bottle. It can be a little crowded to get lunch in there as well, though. Love the black with the lavender stripe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Overland Equipment Loie

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 27, 2007

Anonymous

from Idaho

Very comfortable & it actually stays on your shoulder! I was worried it might be on the small side, but it has plenty of good organizational pockets & space.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 15, 2012

Wendy C

from Cape Cod

Zappos rocks! They consistently meet and on occasion exceed my expectations in quality and speed of delivery.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 14, 2014

Caroline C

from San Francisco

I originally ordered the medium messenger bag and it was too large (I tended to overstuff it with books, and it got too heavy for daily commute). I may keep that bag for weekend travel, as others suggest, but the small version is perfect as a book bag for campus. Lots of pockets and easily fits various legal pads and folders. Looks good, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 30, 2013

Janna

from Virginia

Ordered this for my daughter who commutes from NJ to NYC. The straps from her old bag tore away within a few months. The stitching on this bag is very secure. The waterproofing in the pockets is an additional plus for a commuter who has to walk part of the way. Inner and outer pockets are great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Jansport was a close second, but it didn't have the waterproofing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 9, 2013

Tara

from New York, NY

I'm a PhD student in a city, and I bike often. I was looking for something that I could take to lab, on the train, on my bike, and to restaurants/bars. I was debating between this and the Patagonia Half Mass. That Patagonia was too big for my needs, and too sporty. I ordered this in the purple/black. The purple is a rich plum color, and the gold logo is covered by the strap in the picture. I'm a petite girl, (5' tall size 4), and I feel that it's the perfect size. It fits my 15' laptop exactly, is almost completely waterproof, and has tons of organizer pockets. If I pack light, it's great for weekend trips: I've squeezed two changes of clothes, a hair straightener, toiletries, two decks of cards, a water bottle, a small towel, an ipod, an ipad and a notebook in it. The padded strap is comfortable, and the cross strap makes it ideal for biking (but is out of the way when I'm walking around with it, and it's made out of high quality material. I wish there was a little more reflective material in addition to the two tabs at the bottom, but it looks cleaner this way and I can always pin on a reflector if needed. Overall this does the trick of marrying a functional bike messenger bag with a casual urban look that isn't too masculine. I would have liked a few more color choices, but this one is pretty spiffy anyways.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia, Chrome

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love this bag! I just got it today and already "moved in." I will use it for work (my laptop - Dell E6430 fits perfectly) and also for travel, and everything fits great! I love all the pockets (obvious and hidden) and the obviously high quality material that it is made out of.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 15, 2012

Anonymous

from New York City

This is the perfect bag for my laptop and other things. Great for a city commute. Fits my 13' mac perfectly and I don't feel like it's too bulky.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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