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.
After paying this much for this item one of the rivets fell out. It is a great looking bag and should be of high quality. I used for less than 1 week and one of the inside rivets has popped off.
I love this bag. I saw it in the store in November, but had to think about it for a long time due to the price. It's a lovely bag with lots of pockets, but not as great of pockets as the original timbuk2 messenger bags. I'm ok with that though, but I saw it in person before buying, so I knew how the pockets would be. I like that I can't stuff it full of junk so I have to choose items more carefully. It's a great bag, but I can't give it 5 stars because it seems like it costs a bit more than it should. It is high quality though. I recommend you see it in person before you buy it.
This is a really great bag. It is a great size for my macbook and water bottle and other notebooks, etc. I also really like the way it distributes the weight across the body from wearing it higher on the back- as opposed to other messenger bags worn lower that really pull on one shoulder if that makes sense.
Great bag with so much space. I bought this after trying the Northface microbyte which was just way too small. My favorite part is the TSA lie flat laptop sleeve which made going through airport security a breeze. I was also able to pack two outfits, my purse, laptop, cable, sunglasses, eyeglasses, makeup bag, quart liquid baggie, etc. There was room for more. Plus, it's really pretty. :) The cons are minimal, but worth mentioning: The back is a little stiff (because it's protecting my laptop), and one of the should straps was slightly uncomfortable. But maybe I just need to spend more time adjusting it.
I was looking for a purse that would be comfortable to carry both on the shoulder and cross body and that would also be easy to put in the backpack while traveling. This bag fits the bill it's exceptionally well balanced feels nice on the shoulder distributes wait and while it does not hold a huge amount I was able to put in the zip bag of toiletries a pair of glasses in a hard case , A small day reminder and a reasonable size while it it's still had room for keys and the cell phone in a bulky case. The outside pocket is nice good for holding keys though probably a bit too shallow and the closing magnet a bit too weak to be appropriate for cell phone in an area prone to pick pockets. In suburbia it would probably ok!
I've had this bag for about 5 years and have traveled extensively with it. My wife tried to steel it, so I had to buy her one this year. I love everything about this bag. It's a chameleon, I can carry it (quite comfortably) as a backpack, but I can also zip the straps away and carry it like a valise or clip the messenger strap on and carry it as as a messenger or a shoulder bag. There is a handle on every side, so it's always easy to grab, pull out of a trunk or overhead compartment and go. 2 weeks' worth of clothes and a spare pair of shoes, no problem. 1 suit even unpacks and is wearable if I don't overpack for that trip. I've walked all over Chicago and Manhattan with it as a backpack and carried it on a business trip. Piece of cake. Oh, and it has a laptop slot. Most important, it's never been forcably gate checked. I've been on flights where they've sworn their was no overhead space and they were prying everyone's roller bag from their hands on the way in, but I wore it right past them with a smile and can always find enough overhead space. I'm shopping for a similar laptop bag now and was shocked at the poor reviews, so I wanted to add my own. I have no explanation for the contrast in opinion, this bag is one of my all time favorite pieces of gear.
Me again, writing a second review because Zappos stripped all the numbers out of my earlier review and now it makes no sense. I had two substantial gift certificates which took a significant amount off the price, and if the snaps had held I would have kept it. Or if the list price of this bag was on par with Baggallini, I would have kept it and had a cobbler make buckled straps for it. But it is just too expensive for a mostly nylon bag.
Too bad, Timbuk2. Ordered both this and the full-size Femme Messenger in the black & tan because I couldn't figure out which would work better for me. The full-size was enormous, which would be great if you actually are a bike courier, but for a handbag it was overkill. This one was an excellent size, and I liked the design and color combo, too. Now - there is no way this bag is worth what they're asking. This cost seems more appropriate, but I would still be returning it because of this flaw: the flap closes only with magnetic snaps, which aren't that secure. I filled it up with my stuff and handled it as though I were going to toss it into the back seat of my car (which is where my bags usually end up) and everything fell out. Tried it several times, several different methods of handling, and this happened every time. So in that respect this bag is a total fail. However, if the price had been, say, less, I would have kept it and taken it to a cobbler to see if they could adjust the decorative buckles somehow to be functional buckles and keep the flap closed. Back to the drawing board, Timbuk2! As usual, Zappos was awesome.
I love Timbuk2 bags so I when I saw that they were creating leather bags for women, I was overjoyed at the prospect of being able to carry one of their bags to work on days when I needed to be dressed formally. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this bag. The main problem is that it is too expensive for what you are getting. It is only partially leather and it is sort of a weird size - it is the same width as their standard small bag but it is shorter so it does not hold as much. Furthermore, it doesn't have all the specialized pockets that a Timbuk2 bag typically has so it is hard to organize the interior. This might all be okay if it cost less but the value is just not there. I really wanted to love this so I am sad to say that I had to return it.
I really wanted to like this but it is a terribly awkward size - almost nothing will fit in it, but it is also very bulky at the same time because of the leather and hidden fur-lined pocket. It also lacks the many designated pockets that Timbuk2 typically has in its products.
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