Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Medium, Ballistic Nylon in Black/Black/Black
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Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Medium, Ballistic Nylon

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Information about Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Medium, Ballistic Nylon
Closeouts. Whether you're headed to class, the library or work, the Timbuk2 Classic messenger bag keeps your gear organized without getting in the way.
  • Durable ballistic nylon with waterproof TPU liner
  • Shoulder strap with memory-adjust CAM buckle
  • Front flap secures with quick-release buckles and touch-fasten panels
  • Under-flap side-entry zip pocket, security zip pocket and stash pocket
  • Organizer pockets inside
  • Internal slash pocket for paper or notebook
  • Key tether
  • Reflective accents for visibility
  • Made in Viet Nam or Dominican Republic
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Specs about Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Medium, Ballistic Nylon
  • Style: Messenger
  • Capacity: 1465 cu.in.
  • Carry options: Hand,Shoulder
  • Material: Ballistic nylon
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 10.4x19.3x7.9"
  • Weight: 1 lb. 3.2 oz.
  • Made in Viet Nam or Dominican Republic
  • Visit our Luggage Guide

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Verified Buyer Reviewed by bike commuter 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... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by WVUTom from West Virginia on Monday, September 15, 2014
    I have used the large version of this bag for several years and loved it. My wife said she'd like one to use as an overnight bag, or for going to the gym. So I bought her one for her birthday! The price was so much less than direct from Timbuk2, I was amazed.
    There are some differences between this one and mine from several years ago. They are all positive too! The dedicated section in the back for iPad, tablet, notepad, magazines, is great and doesn't take away from the available space. The small pocket on the front, under the flap has more zippered sections. And last, the strap now has the clip to give you more room to put it on and take it off without having to readjust the strap each time.

    She opened the gift and loved it immediately. Great product!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by New bike commuter from Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    This bag - although it looks HUGE on my petite frame - is perfectly sized for my needs. It holds some work files, large pencil case, lunch, water bottle, a pair of shoes, bike lock, sunglasses case, wallet, sweater... It can even hold a box of half a dozen donuts! The cross strap to hold bag in place works beautifully. The organizer pockets on the outside front AND on the inside of the front means that little stuff stays nicely in place. I love the red colour that I chose - attractive and visible. Very happy with this purchase.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by LunaLoo from Upper Michigan on Thursday, August 21, 2014
    I purchased this bag for PT home health visits. It's perfect. There is enough room for charts, folders, a laptop or tablet, a blood pressure cuff & stethoscope, plus any other supplies I need to bring along. It's definitely built to last and I doubt I will need a replacement bag for many years. It's not too bulky & is comfortable worn over my shoulder. I also love the color & material. I would most definitely recommend this bag!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by KMB from Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    Excellent bag! It will serve my needs well. The shoulder strap cover is well padded, and the bag is high quality.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kat from Colorado on Monday, August 04, 2014
    I've been wanting one of these bags for my long school commute that is part bike, part bus, and part walking. My clunky, old macbook fits with plenty of room for everything else including books, lunch and water bottle, while remaining manageable. Timbuk2 has a great reputation and this bag lives up to that. I've never seen one for less than $100, so when I saw this one for $40, I jumped on it. You can not go wrong with a Timbuk2 bag.

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    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
  • Question “Will a 17" laptop fit inside this bag?”
    Asked on 8/27/2014 12:49:29 AM by learning all the time from Delaware
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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 bike commuter from s. california
    • Answer 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
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