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.
Exactly what I expected. Very roomy without being too bulky. Looks just like the picture. I really like the new clasp for the adjuster; it has a stronger hold to keep the bag in place on my back.
Great little bag. I love this bag, but am here writing a review because I'm looking for something similar but a bit bigger. I love the fold over and the inside polka dot lining. Was surprised there is not inside pocket, but am used to it now. It's really perfect for getting about when I'm in the car or not walking far. But it can't hold a water bottle or piece of fruit, or my sunglasses. I may buy a spare one; that's how much I love it. But beware the size. Make sure it's what you want.
Great bag. I would consider the small a medium size bag. Ordered various sizes and settled on this one. Comfortable to wear, love the colors. The water bottle pockets are too small though, but I rarely use them.
The only thing that would make this bag more perfect would be if it was slightly bigger. Otherwise it is a work of art.
This is a nice looking, sturdy bag, but it is just a little too big for my needs. I am returning it for the extra small.
I had a similar one that I had bought at LL Bean a decade ago and needed to replace it. This one is even better. I loved the shoulder pad. I use it for my lunch bag. It has room for a small Tupperware type bowl, my kindle, glasses, wallet, crackers and a juice box. Just the perfect size!
Just showed up today. Nice bag but the red is much darker than the photos, so be aware of that going in. Basically it's black and burgundy and I expected dark grey and red.
Excellent pockets and organization. The top right pocket is lined with fuzzy soft material, the rest are unlined but are protected with easy pull zippers. The secret strength to this backpack is its ability to keep things like your laptop charger and other bits separated and away from each other, instead of forcing you to jam them all in one pocket. The laptop pocket is tight for a 15" macbook pro, but it fits. The padding is thin around the edges so to expect it to be able to protect your laptop from a drop off a desk. And that's something worth noting - the bag does not sit. It will fall over due to its construction and round bottom. There is room and an extra slot for a tablet or very thin laptop in addition to a normal sized 15" laptop. The unit is well constructed and I use it every day. One problem is the light material color picks up dirt and doesn't clean well. So if you plan on actually using this backpack, stick with a darker color material. However, the brighter colors are great for bikers and pedestrians, so I guess you have to weigh that choice too.
I bought this for my boyfriend as a commuting bag to replace a messenger bag, and he already loves it. Fairly lightweight with lots of storage without looking bulky on him or me (admittedly we're both pretty tall with an athletic build).
Great bag. Large enough to hold a binder and computer. Two compartments inside. Very sturdy and well made. I work in the construction industry and this bag will hold up well on sites.
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