Reviewed by BA from los angeles on Friday, June 13, 2014
Perfect size for my daily bike commute to work. It easily holds a change of clothes, lunch, cable lock, tools, and spare tubes. With this bag, it is much easier to access and organize my load than with a top loading day pack. And I like being able to arrive at work, hop off the bike, pull my bik...
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Reviewed by LJ from MA on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
lots of front zippered pockets, and a zippered inside pocket with lots of other unzippered and ar velcro closure pocket and a divider between the main cargo area. Water proof. good size, medium bag. a place for pens, and other dohickies. I love it!!!!! Velcro Closure for top flap. reflective tape hangs from the bag. could not ask for a better bag'
Reviewed by CO_OG from Colorado on Saturday, May 30, 2015
Got this to replace an OLD Timbuk2 bag of the same size. This new one has great improved pockets and a sideways stiffener that I really like. This is a wonderful bag and a nice evolved and refined design!
Reviewed by DiDi from Oregon on Monday, March 30, 2015
Wonderfully made and real quality product. Bought as a gift for my daughter going into High School. Larger than I expected and sturdy with some really nifty features that don't show up well in the photos or specs.
No it does not have a briefcase like handle
Answered on 3/7/2015 3:39:31 PM by Scott from Massachusetts
No, the bag does not have the hand carry option. It only has the shoulder strap.
Answered on 3/7/2015 6:35:07 PM by Mountain Buckeye from Silverthorne, CO
HI, if you're referring to a handle on the top, the bag I received doesn't have one, it has only the shoulder strap. I'm not sure a handle on the top would be very helpful anyway. This is a real, over the shoulder messenger bag. Its really great quality.
Answered on 3/8/2015 6:26:06 PM by djdidit from Los Angeles, CA
No, the 2014 design has the buckles underneath the flap.
Answered on 9/27/2014 11:58:42 AM by Kat from Colorado
I don't know. Sorry
Answered on 9/27/2014 1:05:20 PM by Cynthia from Portland
No, this is a 2013 model.
Answered on 9/27/2014 1:31:52 PM by Stern Owl from California
No, this is the previous design. No grab handle. No internal water bottle pocket.
Answered on 9/27/2014 3:29:56 PM by BA from s. calif.
I just looked on their website and it does not appear to be the 2014 design. I say that because my outside flap does not have Timbuk2 spelled out like the picture on their website for the 2014 model. My guess is - this is the 2013 model ?
Answered on 9/28/2014 2:03:10 AM by California Hiker from California
Its the 2013 version! Both have pros and cons but I'm loving this bag version indefinitely
Answered on 9/28/2014 7:15:45 AM by Jansen from Moncton
The material and design seems quite waterproof ..... the flap has good coverage. Get a size that won't be overfilled - reducing the flap coverage. There are many zippered pockets for convenient storage but they are not exposed directly to the weather. I think this will hold up well to a downpour.
Answered on 9/1/2014 11:10:06 AM by California Hiker from San Francisco
Well, the materials themselves are waterproof. Since this is a messenger bag though, you will always have the area between the flap and the bag to worry about.
In general, if you don't over stuff the bag and keep it closed up nicely it should be fine in the rain. However, depending on how long your sons commute is and how hard it rains, you may want to look into something that has a zippered main compartment.
One other note from my college experience, many people put plastic bags over their messengers during severe downpours, as they would allow water to get in otherwise. Timbuk2 now makes rain covers for messenger bags specifically for these purposes, might be a worthwhile investment in your situation.
Answered on 9/1/2014 12:23:48 PM by Stern Owl from California
While I did purchase this in part because I wanted to be protected from the rain & snow during bike commutes or at bus stops, let it be known that I live in Colorado, which has much less precipitation than Denmark. I would be worried that in heavy downpours, water could leak in the top corners. Though the liner seems highly water proof, if you need extreme waterproofing - I would go with one of those backpacks where the top rolls down. Otherwise, this pack seems to offer very good protection.
Answered on 9/1/2014 1:13:06 PM by Kat from Colorado
The bag is pretty waterproof. The only way water may come in is by the side flaps if they're not tucked in correctly. I believe the 2014 version of the bag has a bit more amped-up waterproofing. I'm just not sure w/biking and the bag moving around if water may sneak in the sides. Hope this helps!
Answered on 9/1/2014 6:47:54 PM by LunaLoo from Upper Michigan
Definitely in the main compartment but not in the laptop sleeve. That could alternatively be used for books at what not in your case. I can fit my 15.6" laptop in the laptop sleeve with just about another half inch of room. I hope this was helpful!
Answered on 8/27/2014 5:01:56 AM by Jansen from New Brunswick, Canada
I just measured my bag and it looks like a 17 inch laptop will just fit. However, the bag is soft so the sides will give and expand a bit beyond the footprint. Just to be clear: this is a measurement of the width of the bag - there is plenty of depth to accommodate a laptop. Laptops are measured by width and not diagonally right?
Answered on 8/27/2014 8:33:29 AM by California Hiker from San Francisco
Yes it will. But just barely, so it will be nice and snug.
I'm still loving my bag.
Answered on 8/27/2014 9:24:49 AM by Mr Motorcycle from Boise
Probably not. This bag does not have a padded laptop compartment. The main compartment has a divider but it designed for documents. Our Lenovo Y50 widescreen 15.6" laptop (15.5"W x 10.5"L x 1"T) can barely squeeze in with effort. It will fit in the main compartment but you would have to use a protective neoprene sleeve to protect it from bouncing around or bouncing against other stuff you are carrying. The large size would be a better fit. Even better would be one of the models with a dedicated laptop compartment. The Timbuk2 website has a sizing tool where you enter your laptop model and it will tell you if it will fit in a particular product.
Answered on 8/27/2014 9:22:28 PM by BA from s. california
It would be pretty tight. The top part definitely stretches to 17", but the bottom tapers a bit and is smaller than 17". I would recommend sizing up.
Answered on 9/1/2014 6:49:35 PM by LunaLoo from Upper Michigan