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Timbuk2 Classic Messenger '13 (Medium) Reviews

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76%Rated 5 stars

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Additional 26 Classic Messenger '13 (Medium) Timbuk2 Reviews

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October 1, 2009

Anonymous

from Phila, pa

I can't tell you how much I love this bag. The colors on the screen and in person are the same; and the inside is just as advertised. Zappos price and free delivery made the difference with ordering this or finding something else locally.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 12, 2009

Jonathan S

from Los Angeles

I now use the Timbuk2 for my daily bus/bike commute. I'd used a knock-off version for 3 years. The difference in price is well worth it. Every detail was considered in designing and constructing this bag. The interior is light gray, making it easier to find those little things at the bottom of the bag. The shoulder strap is easily adjustable. I could go on. Try one out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 28, 2009

Anonymous

from Chi-town

The Timbuk2 messenger bag has a comfortable pad on the strap for the shoulder, and feels comfortable during long commutes. The inside pockets help me to organize those items that usually create a big mess at the bottom of a bag without more than 1 section. I can ride my bike with it as its soft material can tighten and wrap nicely onto my back. So, it’s like a shoulder bag and backpack all in one!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 17, 2009

School B

from Iowa

Great bag - First, this is an excellent bag! It's very durable and I am certain bullet proof. Being a student, it is not unusual to carry 4 or 5 texts and assorted junk. This item has room to spare! If it were to be improved, I would take some of the velcro off (I bought some strips to cover mine up) as it's a little noisy when opening. I would also put some rubber backing on the shoulder pad so it doesn't slip when "pursing". I took a long time to pick this bag and compared to about 100 other ones. Overall I am very pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 4, 2008

Sara H

from Madison, WI

I got this bag because I'm a student and I spend a lot of time commuting via bus. This bag is amazing because it's waterproof, it holds a TON of stuff, and it's supremely comfortable (no back problems for a change, which basically rocks!). It's also got a really good look for being such an all-purpose bag. This bag is definitely worth the investment, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 2, 2008

Jen

from Orange Coutny, CA

Great all purpose bag! This bag is great for school. The space for books and supplies is endless. It is light and the shoulder strap is a perfect cushion. I highly recommend this bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 15, 2008

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Great gym/commute bag - This is a great basic bag for getting your stuff to and from work or the gym. The medium is perfect for holding both documents (up to legal size) and a pair of gym shoes and clothes. It is light, tough, and the styling is basic. It doesn't scream glamour and isn't particularly sleek, with its flappy strap closures, but it gets the job done and I've had mine for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 27, 2008

Pjmabob

from Bozeman, Montana

Making my life easier - I ride my bike a lot during the summer, so I needed a bag that wouldn't keep slipping off. This bag is awesome! I love it. It is big enough for me to carry all of my groceries or whatever I need it for, plus it is super comfy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 26, 2007

A. L

from Nebraska

Awesome bag! I absolutely LOVE my TIMBUK2! No bike commuter should live, bike or breathe without one! It is perfect. Waterproof and stable.

Brands I'd also recommend: all Timbuk2 products rock!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2007

Maria

 

Great bag! Great looking, tough durable fabric, deceptively roomy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2007

Wendy

from Chicago, IL

Nice Bag - I bought this bag for my husband's birthday. He loves it and so do I. It is the perfect size, not too big, not too small and very sturdy with the right amount of pockets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 9, 2007

Anonymous

from Ohio

Great Bag - My family owns several Timbuk2 bags. We all love them. They are rugged and hold a lot of stuff. The straps make it easy to haul around. I have got many comments on how nice my bag is.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 30, 2007

Andrew

from Ohio

Messenger bag - The bag is amazing... its extremely durable and able to carry large loads. I use it for everything and hold up great. The only possible downside is that the strap isn’t comfortable... you will need to buy a shoulder pad for the strap separately if you intend to carry anything remotely heavy in it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Timbuktu items

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2009

Hong S

from Georgia

This bag is sturdy and cavernous. Just make sure you need all that space and do not mind the loud velcro sound each time you open it. Otherwise, my wife loves it and carries it everywhere including the grocery store.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 30, 2008

Anonymous

from NYC

Very cool look but not enough interior pockets - I got my husband the navy blue with the light blue stripe and it definitely looked cool, but there weren't any interior section dividers. It's literally a messenger bag with a big open space inside, not so good for carrying work back and forth from an office job.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 4, 2008

Amanda

from Chicago

Perfect non-gym bag gym bag - I was looking for a messenger bag to use as a gym bag because I can't get a backpack over my giant winter coat and I needed something convenient for commuting on public transportation. Many gym bags are jumbo size, but this one is just right. No one will grumble at me for taking up too much room on the bus. Plus I just love the plum color.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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January 17, 2008

Elizabeth

from midwest

Cute, but velcro overload - This bag is very attractive, especially in the plum. It can become VERY heavy at times, which really strains the shoulder (I may need to buy a padded strap for this). Also, I have a thing against velcro. When I'm in class, I don't want to hear velcro bags being opened. I don't want to be that annoying person! I love all the compartments for stuff. I also really love the fact that the inside of the bag is light blue, rather than black, because it makes things much easier to find at the bottom of the bag. Overall a great bag, but I think there should be a version of it available without velcro.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 3, 2008

Jeanette

from Orange County California

Looks good - Bought this bag for my son for Christmas as he expressed a need for a satchel. Not quite a satchel as it is missing a handle although it does have a shoulder strap that can be shortened. All in all my son (26) was pleased with it,

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 5, 2007

Anonymous

from DC/VA

Great Bag - Unlike some of Timbuk2's other bags, these bags are made overseas. (Mine was made in Vietnam.) The medium bag is much larger than I expected. It is very roomy and I always have space to spare. The interior zippered panel pockets are very handy. However, I wish the main compartment could be divided into two sections so lunches wouldn't have to mix with shoes or other dirty stuff. The shoulder strap seems to dig a bit into my neck, but I have the same problem with car seat belts, so it could just be me. So far the bag seems durable enough that I could use it for several years.

Brands I'd also recommend: small messenger bag

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Pasadena, CA

Although I have only owned this bag for a couple of weeks, I am very pleased by the size, (ample), the quality of materials used, and it seems to be well designed... I am also pleased that at the time of purchase this specific color bag was less than any other color! Love the color, will be difficult to look dirty, and oh yes it is getting that much use! My hat is off to Timbuk2 Co. on their messenger bags, to me this bodes well for their entire product line! Definite recommendation! (The large size messenger bag must be ginormous!)

Brands I'd also recommend: Mountain Hardware, Merrell, Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2011

Sarah g

from houma, louisiana

Got this bag for my boyfriend for his birthday, and he was stoked! Loves it! Looks great, has a ton of room, and lots of pockets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

This bag has surpassed my expectations. It is incredibly functional while also being sleek and functional. The medium is the perfect size for my books, running shoes, and lunch.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 24, 2011

David

from Fairfax, VA

Great bag. Gets the envy of the stiffs carrying traditional laptop bags. Thing is pretty cavernous inside. Truth is, it's actually a little large for my purposes of carrying around a tablet or netbook, power cords, and some magazines or a book. But anything smaller and I think it would look like a purse. I wish it had a handle top center so it would be quicker and easier to pick up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2011

Anonymous

 

This messenger bag was exactly why I was looking for for my son. Plus, it got here in record time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 1, 2010

KLM

from TX

Got this messenger as a gift for my husband, who had been coveting my daughter's small version. We just took it to Germany and it held all of our walking around travel needs with ease. To make him love it even more, he got several compliments on it from the Germans. They are pricey, so get them on sale when you can! I haven't been getting as many hugs lately as that bag has.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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