About Timbuk2

From its early beginnings in a San Francisco garage, Timbuk2 has always focused on serving those who live life on two wheels. Their bags needed to be able to handle the wear and tear of daily use without fear of damaging the rider’s precious cargo. Not only was durability a factor, but also organization and accessibility. Luckily the team at Timbuk2 is passionate about cycling and have spent years perfecting their craft.

Initially starting as messenger bags being created by a single person, Timbuk2 has expanded to outfit commuters of all kinds. Those who prefer two straps rather than one will love the sleek Uptown backpack. Many of their laptop bags, like the Commute, are made with a TSA-friendly design so you’re not always holding up those long lines at the airport. The Co-Pilot and the Aviator series of wheeled uprights are great for worry-free trips to your flight gate.

Despite these other great products, Timbuk2’s heart has always been tied to home: the sprawling hills and winding roads of San Francisco. A versatile bag for any rider. Road cyclist or beach cruiser. From the daredevil messenger bolting between alleys and busy streets, to the guy who’s just trying to pick up a 6-pack to enjoy with friends, both can pedal confidently knowing Timbuk2 has their back.    

Latest Reviews

  • Tuck Pack Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 4 Stars
    The bag overall is a great size and is very roomy. The top could have 1 inch or 1.5 inches more material so when folded and closed it would keep a tighter fit. The front/ size zipper pockets are easy to open/ close and the side zipper laptop access pocket it clutch. The straps are not super plush but are padded and so far have been supportive on heavier loads. Overall a simple yet roomy bag that is well worth the price.
  • Classic Messenger Bag - Small Posted: Reviewer: from Honolulu, HI Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    This is a well made and sturdy bag. I like the quick adjustment to shorten or lengthen the shoulder strap. Unfortunately this is a little to big for my needs so I will be returning it. I'll probably go back for the extra small size in this same bag.
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    Posted: Reviewer: from Austin, TX Overall: 4 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    Great size bag! I've been searching for a bag to carry my laptop and a few other items without being so large it felt like I could pack the kitchen sink. The side zippers took a little bit of training to get used to, but they are very convenient. Timbuk2 did an excellent job with this bag. My only complaint is that the zipper gets stuck at times when you zip all the way open.
  • Commute Messenger Bag - Medium Posted: Reviewer: from 552 E 88th Street Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    Very good bay,quality and style;it's just too big for the reason I purchased it.
  • Proof Messenger - Small Posted: Reviewer: from Austin, TX Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 3 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    A laptop messenger for professionals. I bought the Proof Messenger as a niche replacement for my Timbuk2 Classic Messenger when I'm meeting clients or when I want to class up my act for the day. This messenger sits best on the hip and doesn't have Timbuk2's usual assortment of quick-release buckles that come with their classic messenger line. The cost is in comfort - you just won't get that "tucked close to back" feel of other Timbuk2 bags. With that said, I didn't buy this messenger for comfort. I bought it to look good. And hell do I look good wearing it. The leather accents, minimal dangling straps, and awesome color come together for a bag that I'm convinced will close your deals for you. What fits? I was able to fit my 13" Macbook Air (snugly. I'm not sure it would fit a 13" macbook pro to be honest, but I doubt Timbuk2 would build a bag for only the smallest laptops) in the laptop pocket. A book, a pair of Bose Headphones in the "folded flat" formation, and the macbook charger goes in the main compartment. In the two front pockets (under the flap) I have an Anker PowerCore 20100 battery on the left pocket, and a kindle paperwhite on the right. There's also a neat little hidden zippered pocket that will hold loose change or other items you definitely don't want falling out (like a passport or expense receipts). If you're looking for a "go-to" messenger, this isn't it. The Proof Messenger is perfect for those days when you need to look extra professional (sales/client meetings, etc..), but I still go back to my classic messenger for the daily commute. For the reason I bought it for, I absolutely loved it.
  • Page Crossbody Posted: Reviewer: from St Louis MO Overall: 3 Stars Comfort: 3 Stars Look: 3 Stars
    Overall nice looking bag, but the magnets are annoying. Turned out to be a little too small for what I needed.
  • Classic Messenger Bag - Medium Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    I love this durable bag! As a high school teacher, I use it everyday to haul my stuff to and from my classrooms, and the strap helps me distribute the weight well without carrying a backpack. I receive compliments on the color as well.
  • Classic Messenger Bag - Large Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 3 Stars Comfort: 3 Stars Look: 3 Stars
    A bit too large for me. Misjudged sizing.
  • Classic Messenger Bag - Extra Small Posted: Reviewer: Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    The perfect bag for everyday running around and for traveling! Love Timbuk2 and the never quality of all of their products.
  • Prep Crossbody Posted: Reviewer: from Oakland, CA Overall: 5 Stars Comfort: 5 Stars Look: 5 Stars
    This is a great bag for travel. Durable exterior, lightweight and excellent interior pockets. Highly recommended.