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Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Small


    Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Small

    With its enduring 3-panel design and rugged performance, the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag in small stashes and protects your daily wares, whether bike riding or otherwise. See details

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    With its enduring 3-panel design and rugged performance, the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag in small stashes and protects your daily wares, whether bike riding or otherwise.

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    With its enduring 3-panel design and rugged performance, the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag in small stashes and protects your daily wares, whether bike riding or otherwise.

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    With its enduring 3-panel design and rugged performance, the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag in small stashes and protects your daily wares, whether bike riding or otherwise.

    • Fully adjustable shoulder strap has a permanent, super comfortable air-mesh strap pad
    • Double-loop CAM buckle enables easy fit adjustment while getting rid of excess webbing
    • Corners fold in for excellent waterproofing
    • External front organizer has secure zipper closure; side-entry Napoleon zip pocket keeps quick-access items handy
    • Main compartment has a water bottle holder and organizer pockets to balance your load for comfort in carrying
    • Inner slash pocket fits a laptop up to 13 in.
    • Made with Cordura® Endurance nylon fabric that is lighter in weight yet tougher in abrasion resistance and higher in water resistance than ballistic nylon
    • Waterproof lining helps keeps contents dry
    • Low-profile top grab handle; partiallly concealed buckles secure bottom of flap and have compression straps
    • Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag comes with a safety flasher attachment loop (flasher sold separately)


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    Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Small Specs
    Best use
    Messenger bag
    14.25 liters
    869 cubic inches
    1 main compartment
    13 inches
    13 x 10.6 x 5.11 inches
    1 lb. 9 oz.
    Bag style
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    Number of exterior pockets
    Laptop compartment
    Fits laptop size (in.)
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    Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Small

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    Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Small is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A worthy successor to previous bags I've carried the previous version of the Classic Messenger with me every day for three years. It's been my constant companion in my professional and personal lives, and it's one of my few true "can't-live-without-it" items. After looking at the 2014 bag in person, I wavered for a couple of weeks on whether the new features were enough to justify a new bag. In the end, I decided they were and picked up the small bag in Carbon Full Cycle Twill. These four improvements together provided the tipping point: * Cordura: The new material is much softer and more flexible than the previously used ballistic nylon, which makes it feel better against your back, even through clothing. I can only imagine the difference will be even more pronounced when summer rolls around. * Weight: The 2014 small bag is 8 ounces lighter than the previous model, which doesn't sound like much but makes a surprising difference. * Streamlined design: Having the buckles beneath the flap makes this bag look much nicer...more like a cross between a soft-side briefcase and messenger bag. * Standard colors: While there are fewer standard colors available this go around, the ones there are are quite nice. The Carbon Full Cycle Twill in particular makes for a tremendously handsome bag. The color is a shade or two darker than in photos, and the slight texture makes it even more elegant. Add in the black trim with contrasting red stitching and you have a bag that can easily go from board room to bicycle. (For the record, the interior of the Carbon Twill is red, not gray as shown in some photos. Personally, I like the red.) Other welcome changes: * Compression straps: Nice for the times when you don't have much in your bag. * Grab handle: Handy for getting into and out of the car or quickly grabbing the bag when you're jetting out the door. * Double-loop cam buckle and strap: It's nice to not have the extra webbing, which I often got wrapped around various items, thus undoing the buckle itself and making my bag slide down my back. I also like the more narrow strap on the small bag. By the way, several people have said the new shoulder strap is too short. I'm 6' and it fits me just fine. Granted, I like for my bag to hit me in the lower part of my back, but even that's not with the strap completely extended, so it'll go even longer. * Shoulder strap pad: Far more comfortable than the previous standard shoulder strap pad, though not removable. Nor is it as comfortable as the deluxe shoulder strap pad, which I used on my previous bag, but it's still nice. * Corner flap wings: I got caught in a couple of downpours with my previous bag and never had an issue with water getting in it, but if this feature makes it even more water-resistant, I'm all for it. There are a couple of changes that I'm not a fan of, but the positives far outweigh these negatives: * Cross strap: I've yet to see this one mentioned, but it's my biggest gripe. Previously, the cross-strap attached with a clip to a d-ring on the bag itself, while the end that went on the shoulder strap used velcro. Now, both sides use velcro, which means you can't just clip the longer part off of your bag when you're not using it. Also, since that side now attaches to a smaller plastic ring with a narrow opening, the clip end from older bags won't work on it. I'm hoping to find a d-ring that I can add that will allow me to use an older cross strap. * Water bottle holder: I imagine that when most people suggested adding a water bottle holder, they meant on the outside. The two elastic pouches inside the bag are nice for other things (e.g. sunglasses or headphones), but they're not big enough for many water bottles, and who'd want a water bottle -- even a supposedly leak-proof one -- inside their bag? The jury is still out on the simplified organization. The pouches on the front have been reduced from three to one, though so far that's not been an issue. Inside the bag, the organizer pockets are now four basic pockets instead of a basic pocket or two, some pen slots and a pocket with a velcro flap. The pockets inside the zipper are now gone, making that one big open space. I must say that so far this simplification has forced me to carry fewer things, which could end up being a positive, but only time will tell. All in all, the 2014 Classic Messenger is a nice upgrade and a worthy successor to previous editions, and Timbuk2 is to be congratulated for making this new iteration a truly classy bag.
    Date published: 2014-04-03

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