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Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Messenger Bag - Medium


    Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Messenger Bag - Medium

    The Medium-size Timbuk2 Commute messenger bag has a clever laptop compartment that unzips to lie flat so there's no need to remove your laptop at airport security.

    • $119.00

    Item # 834424

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    • TSA-compliant design lets you unzip and open the bag up, and lie it out flat as you go through airport security; no need to remove your laptop
    • Laptop compartment is quilted and tricot-lined
    • Separate dedicated pockets hold your iPad®, power bricks and cords
    • Front flap has rip-and-stick/buckle closure and opens to reveal organizer panel with key tether, and multiple sleeve and zippered pockets for all your on-the-go necessities
    • Removable padded shoulder strap allows comfortable over-the-shoulder carrying; back panel sleeve slides over luggage handles for convenient transportation
    • External pocket stows a water bottle or compact umbrella
    • Rear bike light attachment loop (bike lights sold separately) and reflector tails increase visibility
    • Exterior made of abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon for long-lasting use
    • Timbuk2 Commute has a waterproof thermoplastic-urethane-lined flap to help keep stuff dry in a drizzle


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    Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Messenger Bag - Medium Specs
    Best use
    Messenger bag
    18 liter
    1,098 cubic inches
    2 + main compartment
    15 inches
    Ballistic nylon
    17.3 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches
    2 lbs. 11 oz.
    Bag style
    Gear capacity (L)
    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Number of exterior pockets
    Laptop compartment
    Fits laptop size (in.)
    Carry-on size

    Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Messenger Bag - Medium

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    Rated 4.2222/5 based on 9 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat bag Use it as my laptop/tablet bag, its roomy and can hold stuff but its not too big and bulky. feels sturdy and tough.
    Date published: 2013-01-30
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromBag is Fine; Strap is Not Well Padded and Stiff The bag itself is fine, although a couple of outside zipper pockets accessible without lifting the flap would help. The strap supplied is stiff and has very little padding. I replaced the strap with the Op Tech USA S.O.S. strap which has great padding and is much higher quality material. Highly recommend upgrading the strap.
    Date published: 2014-06-05
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPerfect for school I am a law student and I routinely have to carry around multiple heavy text books, a computer, and everything else needed to survive a couple days in a library. I also commute about an hour and a half. This bag has stepped up to every expectation and requirement I have placed on it. It is comfortable and roomy. I have had no problem fitting everything into it and the separate computer compartment really helps organizing everything. No complaints at all from me. If you are in the market for a bag for the office or school this is definitely the one.
    Date published: 2012-09-12
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromso far so good the quick adjustment strap is a great ferature and the padded compartment for my computer is the perfect size. Very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2013-11-03
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromCommuter My husband purchased this bag a month ago for a job in Seattle WA where he will be using mass transportation. He loves it and has seen several other commuters with this same bag.
    Date published: 2014-07-05
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromToo small Bought this to replace an Eddie Bauer messenger bag that I have had for more than ten years. I travel frequently and carry a 15 inch laptop and a portable printer. I wanted something that was TSA compliant so I would not have to take everything out to clear security. The bag spec's say it should be large enough but my lap top would not fit in the laptop sleeve. In addition with the printer in the bag I could not fit the two power cords. Better bring your gear to the store first to make sure it fits
    Date published: 2013-06-19
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGood backpack for biking, small travel Good backpack. I had some dividend available and I wanted a commuting messenger bag that would be comfortable while riding my bike, but also extensible for short airplane trips. This bag does pretty well to achieve those goals. I picked this bag over most other bags for the following reasons (and these are most definitely its strengths): - Front pockets are not lie-flat like a bunch of other Timbuk2 bags, which means they can actually carry items such as cameras, locks, and sunglasses - Separate back pocket does a wonderful job holding a laptop, making it easy to retrieve (14" laptop) - Compartments inside the main bag (two mesh pockets on either side of the bag, rear flap) do a good job in keeping small items organized - Does a good job keeping the water out; I was out in a downpour in this bag and the inside stayed surprisingly dry - Comfortable to carry when walking around (~1hr) The downside (but still not a deal-breaker) is that the shoulder pad is very stiff and doesn't conform to the curvature of the upper body, so it occasionally slips when I'm hopping on my bike. Timbuk2 sells an alternate shoulder strap that would probably do a better job, so it's disappointing that an inferior pad is used on this bag. The strap itself, even at its smallest length, is still pretty long, although the bag itself sits nicely on my back when I'm riding. However, if you're much shorter than 6' you might want to try this out in the store beforehand if you care about comfort while biking.
    Date published: 2013-04-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat bag for work I bought this bag as a combination Christmas gift to myself and promtion gift. I love it. It fits my work laptop perfectly in the laptop side in addition to my kindle. I use the inside pouches for the random chargers and knicknacks. Additionally I can stuff a few gym clothes in there with a water bottle and my lunch and it is still comfortable. I love the ease of the adjustable strap to work with different loads. If only day it is fairly empty then I can adjust on the fly when I fill it up with stuff. It was a breeze to get through TSA when I was flying about and held everything I needed for the airplane and if I didn't get my luggage. It fit nicely under the seat in front of me and in the overhead bins. The only down side I have found in my uses is that the external pockets don't quite seem to fit my big Kleen Kanteen water bottle. No biggie I just toss it inside of the bag but I had to make others aware. Granted the bottle I have is large and doens't fit most places but that's the only negative of this bag.
    Date published: 2013-03-28

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