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Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Ballistic Nylon, Medium

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About Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Ballistic Nylon, Medium

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.


Specs about Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Ballistic Nylon, Medium

  • Style: Messenger
  • Capacity: 1617
  • Carry options: Shoulder,Hand
  • Material: Ballistic nylon with waterproof TPU liner
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 10-1/2x19-1/2x8"
  • Weight: 2 lb. 8 oz.
  • Made in Philippines or Vietnam
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  • US shipments only


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4.576470 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 85 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by mountain girl from Steamboat Springs, CO on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I use this as a daily 'bag' - I haven't carried a 'purse' in 15 years. This holds everything I need to carry anytime. My fourth Timbuk2 bag and always super happy with the quality and the style. Very durable, with mega pockets for stashing your stuff!
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Boltneck from Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Been using Timbuk2 for years and needed another size. Never had the new cam buckle before and I think it will be a nice feature. Timbuk is the best out there.
    • Best Uses: Commuting, Travel
    • Describe Yourself: Practical
    • Primary use: Business
    • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Rugged, Stylish, Weatherproof
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by charlieo from Strong Island, NY on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Very nice bag, heavy-duty, plenty of pockets for organization. I am left handed, so the fixed belt adjustment is out of reach, but not critical for me.
    The one think that I would like to see would be a handle at the top of the bag so it can be handled like a briefcase.
    I realize that this is not the intended usage, but I don't like to always have to use the strap, and I'd like to hold such a handle when securing the front of the bag in place.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sportsgirl59 from Hamilton, MA on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    I don't use it as a "messenger bag" so I could use a top carrying handle, and I STILL can't find my keys. It would also help if there were an outside cel phone pockey.
    • Cons: No Key Holder
    • Primary use: Business
    • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Many Pockets Nice Color, Rugged, Stylish
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Marc Bluejay from Seattle, WA on Monday, September 24, 2012
    When I received my bag and opened it for the first time, I fell madly and deeply in love. Never have I FELT such quality workmanship in a bag, EVER. It feels solid to hold in your hands. When you open the flap, it feels solid. When you carry the bag and sling over your shoulders, it slides and the padding is just right, even with a heavy load (like laptops and textbooks). Not only that, but the pockets really help to store all of the things that you have always needed to bring, but never do because there is no room to put it in. One such example is my spare glasses. I don't usually carry it, but just in case, now I can. Now, on to the details of the product.

    The feel of the ballistic nylon, the amount of pockets, the space in the bag, the waterproof lining, the strap pads, the cross strap, everything that is essential in a bag, is there and is there in quality. It feels good to use this bag, and I feel proud to be the owner of this bag.

    In terms of practicality, I've used this bag to carry spare clothing (wet clothing too), laptop, books, food, drink, etc. The best part is that there is still more room to keep stuffing things in. I fit 2 jackets in my bag... in addition to my work binder, bottle water, and misc items in the pockets...

    This is truly a great bag.
    • Best Uses: Carrying All Your Things, Commuting, School, Work
    • Describe Yourself: Bargain Hunter, High-End Shopper, Practical, Stylish, Worker Bee
    • Primary use: Personal
    • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good looking, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Quality Feel, Stylish, Weatherproof
    • Was this a gift?: No
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Crowjanes from Ohio on Friday, September 21, 2012
    The protection is plenty and the right amount of pockets. The large area will store a sweatshirt or a packable coat and a few books. The space in the back holds your iPad and keyboard. The Timbuk quality is great as usual. Medium was a perfect fit for my needs.
    • Best Uses: Commuting, Travel
    • Describe Yourself: Practical
    • Primary use: Personal
    • Pros: Comfortable Strap, Good Protection, Lots Of Pockets And Features, Rugged, Stylish, Weatherproof
    • Was this a gift?: No

Question & Answer

Questions about this product? Get answers from community and staff experts.

  • “does this bag have a wast belt?”
    Asked by cassidy from ga on 7/3/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • The Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag does not have a waistbelt.
      Answered on 7/9/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
  • “can you do Embroidery on this bag ?”
    Asked by Anonymous from Unknown on 8/9/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • I would not recommend it as it is a stiff nylon.
      Answered on 8/19/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • I am sure you could if you wanted to, it's nylon fabric. You will need a heavy duty needle to get through the water proof ballistic nylon though. The bag will leak with all the needle holes in it.
      Answered on 9/4/2010 12:00:00 AM by hk bungo from boston, ma
  • “Is this the new version or the old version?”
    Asked by Hector from Sunrise, FL on 5/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • This model is from 2009.
      Answered on 5/18/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • This is the old school version - the classic. It comes with detachable stabilization straps for biking.
      Answered on 5/24/2010 12:00:00 AM by kranly from
    • If by "new" you mean the version currently on the timbuk2 website, then this is not new. Old can mean many different things. I've owned timbuk2 messnger bags since 1999 when they were all made in SF. So, this bag is definitely new compared to my first messenger bags. This does not have the "Napoleon" arm sleeve pocket in the current 2010 messengers on timbuk2's site. This bag does not have the Napolean sleeve, it does not have the three zippered front organizer and it does not have the new velcro placement. That being said, I still love it.
      Answered on 6/2/2010 12:00:00 AM by p25eddie from Cambridge, MA
    • Not sure what year it was produced, but contrary to the answer given by p25eddie, I just received the medium classic I purchased in Methol/White and it DID have both the interior and exterior organization pockets, along with the napoleon pocket. It was also lined in Orange. I love it! Far surpassed my expectations after reading these answers myself. Hope this helps. Buy it. It's awesome!
      Answered on 6/7/2012 12:00:00 AM by Spider from Chillicothe, Ohio
  • “will a 15.4" laptop fit in this bag tightly?”
    Asked by rick ross from boulder, co on 5/13/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • The dimensions of this bag are 10-½x19-¼x8” (HxWxD). I would measure all dimensions of your computer and compare. It would be a tight fit.
      Answered on 5/13/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post

About Timbuk2

Originally created in 1989 by a San Francisco bike messenger named Rob Honeycutt, the Timbuk2 messenger bag is still an iconic example of entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. Easily recognized by the rugged, stylish design, Timbuk2 bags were initially made to order in Honeycutt’s basement before the company opened its first shop three years later. Timbuk2’s signature three-panel, tri-color design and “Build Your Own Bag” order form first debuted in 1994 and remain extremely popular today. After more than two decades, this brand still constantly evaluates its products for performance, durability and environmental impact, ensuring that all Timbuk2 messenger bags, backpacks, laptop bags and accessories are held to the highest possible quality standards.