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.
I purchased this for a recent trip to Hawaii with my toddler. I needed a backpack so that I could be hands free in the airport, and carry my essentials and his toys/snacks. Every backpack I looked at was so sporty/outdoor and I wanted something that looked sleek yet was functional. This fit the bill. The material is a very cool shiny black fabric that repels water and stains. This bag is on the smaller side, but that's I wanted. However, it does have a ton of storage space and lots of hidden zipper pockets, even a little ipad/laptop sleeve. It was comfortable to wear and has just the right amount of padding on the straps. Very happy with this purchase.
This is a great looking bag with lots of room. I bought it for my husband who is a pilot so that he could take both of his iPads and other work stuff in one bag. I love the deep blue color. The bag feels super sturdy except for the plastic clasps, time will tell on that one.
I loved the size of this bag, color and style but unfortunately the strap isn't adjustable:( Way too short for my torso!
This is a great Timbuk2 bag if you don't want to shell out more money for a custom one. It's large enough to fit a laptop if need be. There are lots of pockets and compartments so organizing it is a cinch. I used it for several months on a daily basis on my commutes and it has held up well. The buckles are still a little stiff but thankfully you can just use the velcro to close this particular bag. If you haven't tried Timbuk2 bags before I highly recommend this one as a starter.
I love the colors on this bag -they are neon pastels, bright but not too bright. The bag fits a lot (books, my lunch, my wallet) OR I can put my laptop in it (but a bit snug fit). It's light and pretty enough to just use if I am shopping. S
I do a lot of traveling and I needed a bag that allows me to have the space and comfort of carrying it around. It is PERFECT. Don't hesitate, the price is totally worth it and material is made of very high and strong quality. I can fit my 13inch MacBook, iPad Pro and 2 extra think notebooks and still have space for my water bottle and other extra stuff. After having all that in my Timbuk2 bag, it still feel comfortable to carry. The strap does not choke or dig into you unlike other messenger bags I've had in the past! The best part of this all is no need to worry..that lifetime warranty has your back.
This is my second Timbuk2 messenger bag. I used to have a medium size (from many years ago), but since I've decided to carry the least amount of weight on my back, I now have a smaller computer, and just essentials in my bag. So I decided to go with the small and purchased this new version. I absolutely love it!!!!!!!!! It's the right size, the shoulder strap and support work super well. I'm tall (5'11") and this bag is just what I needed. The front pockets are also quite 'handy' for the keys, phone and ID-card or train-pass. I can fit in this bag: my 13-inch Mac laptop, papers and note pad, iPad when needed, a wallet, a toiletries bag, umbrella, sun glasses... probably more. Meaning, it's small and compact but it is spacious! I recommend the investment!
Great backpack with really handy features
I was searching for a backpack that looked professional enough to take on business trips and big enough to fit the stuff that doesn't fit in my company branded messenger. The Timbuk2 Command Pack fits the bill on all the above and the TSA friendly laptop system is really convenient. I only was asked once out of 10 times by TSA to take my laptop completely out and place in a bin. The main pocket capacity is larger and deeper than I expected and I like how you can taper the bottom with the straps to make it slimmer when I want to carry by the side strap like a brief case. Only 2 things.. I wish the main pocket had some smaller pockets to put things in bc like I said, its pretty deep and a bit difficult to grab stuff at the bottom when swinging it around on one shoulder. I also echo what one reviewer said about it being a bit inconvenient how you have to fold over the strap to access the laptop pocket. However, I can still pull out my laptop without folding over the strap but its slightly more difficult but not a big deal bc I'm not constantly taking it out. Overall, its a great bag, durable, professional looking and worth the price.
I purchased a FEMME Utility Tote from Timbuk2's online store this year. However, two of the rivets have fell out after less than months of use. After searching the web, I found I'm not the only person suffering from this problem. Obviously, this bag has serious quality problem. Even worse, I met the worst customer service in my lifetime. Their warranty department response to me after 3 weeks of waiting time. They asked me send my bag to my local dealer for repair, who doesn't have any spare spare parts for the rivets. I told them this condition and never ever got a reply again. Its 2 months ago. I've bought not only one Timbuk2's products before since I thought they have really bright and useful design. But now I really regret for the purchase. If you like their bag, you have better think about their quality and customer service.