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  • TSA-compliant external laptop compartment unzips and lies flat for going through security without removing your laptop
  • Padded front tablet pocket
  • Aluminum hooks with tensioned elastic and webbing loops for quick and secure closure
  • Side zipper offers quick access to a pocket for your powerbrick or cords
  • Integrated bag silencers silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry
  • Smooth strips reduce noise when opening flap
  • Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone
  • Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff
  • Rear pass-through for attaching to your wheeled luggage
  • Removable crossbody strap for crossbody stabilization
  • Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing
  • Coordinating strap pad included
  • Tip: Move your tablet to the padded pocket in the front when going through security, so tablet and laptop aren't "sandwiched"
  • Loop for attaching a blinky bike light (not included)


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Best Use Bike Commuting, Travel
Bag Style Messenger Bag
Gear Capacity (L) 18 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 1,098.43 cubic inches
Number of Exterior Pockets Unavailable
Laptop Compartment Yes
Fits Laptop Size (in.) 13 inches
iPad / Tablet Compartment Yes
Carry-On Size Yes
Checkpoint-Friendly Yes
Material(s) 630-denier nylon
Dimensions 16.93 x 13.58 x 5.51 inches
Weight 2 lbs. 9.9 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bag for the ladies? I was very excited to get this bag. I've been searching for a well-designed practical work bag that was a) comfortable to wear b) had all the right pockets so I wouldn't constantly digging through my bag for phone/keys/wallet and c) something that was TSA friendly. So really, in it's design I thought this bag was perfect! The issue is that I don't think it's designed for a 5'3" tall woman. Even the small size seems too big for me. My laptop and commute paraphernalia could easily fit in a somewhat smaller bag. And all the colors are kind of stereotyipcally man-ish- black, green, gray, dark red and blue. It's still the best thing I could find, I just wish there were more options for size and color for the ladies.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Luggage strap digs into back, bad for commute by bike I bought this bag as a bag I can bring into the hospital and look professional. The bag itself looks nice and has many compartments. The problem is the back luggage strap digs into your back when you put it cross body and tighten the strap. I commute by bicycle. I cannot wear this bag comfortably on my back, the luggage strap digs right across the middle of my back. The bag is also quite heavy, just by itself. With a laptop and books and nick nacks it is really heavy for one shoulder. I am a 5' 3' small asian woman and this bag in medium looked huge on me. Keep that in mind. I returned it after I received it by mail from MEC store. Would not recommend for cyclist commuters.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag - more business than play As stated, this is a great bag. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and easy to adjust with no slack left over thanks their system. The bag is more geared to taking your computer to work than beers to the beach. Plenty of separate storage options for organizing which is something that other brands don't seem to realize as important. I'm not sure how often the TSA friendly part will be useful but it is nice to be able to access your computer without opening the main compartment. On that that note, the option to do without the loud Velcro closure is a more of a blessing than you realize - really helps the bag "grow up" and fit better in a professional setting.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh, not that great!! :( I bought this to replace my Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2014, which was a small size. So you would think getting the medium version of this bag, it would be a little bit bigger. It has 428 cu in of volume more than my old bag!! Everything is squished in to my new bag. My water bottle barely fits inside the main compartment. There is no key fob holder!! There seems to be less pockets!! No pen holders!! I thought the hooks would be "quick" but it is not, sometimes it takes two hands to open it!! Terrible!! Wish I would have gotten Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015 instead. :'(
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Should have ordered the medium So this is a great bag, but despite the sizing guide's assurance of ample space, my laptop (a 14" Thinkpad T61) BARELY fits in the small bag. When empty, the main compartment easily holds a 1000-page book. But once you fill in the small inner compartments, the main inner compartment gets pretty cramped. I recently took it on it's first trip, and I could barely fit a notebook and a book in the main compartment. I'm wishing I had ordered the medium-sized bag. Also, since it's designed to carry both a laptop and a tablet, a second spot to store the tablet's power supply would be handy. IF your laptop is larger than 13", get the medium-sized bag.
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small is good enough for me with 15" macbook I hate having a bag that is too big and am happy I went with the small. If you use the "will it fit" guide it will suggest you get the medium for a 15 inch Macbook Pro. I have the 2009 model and it fits in the small just fine. The ONLY couple cons I could say just having this for a couple days now is that the outer pocked dedicated for the power brick does not fit the power brick but I do have the extension for the brick in there nicely. Also I sometimes carry loose papers and I don't know how well they will hold up in this bag without being in a folder. No big deal, I'll grab a couple manila folders from a filing cabinet here in the office.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to the hype I use this bag for my commute to work, I hot desk so I need to carry everything I need with me. The bag has room for my laptop, charger, mouse, headphones, iPad and everything else I need. The charger compartment is great, if a little small for accommodating a UK plug, the compartments on the front are great for quick access to items, but could do with the addition of a key clip to stop my keys floating around. The bag has an internal organisational panel which is very useful, but it could stand to be a little bigger and run the whole width of the back, a couple of elasticated mesh pockets for storing bulkier items like mice would be handy.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag! I primarily use the bag for work with my Macbook air (13"). Easy fit in the small bag and i especially like the outer zip compartment for the laptop - very convenient not having to open the flap. Very durable, very well designed and offers good capacity without bulk. This is NOT a backpack that functions as luggage for your clothes, etc. It's great for work necessities and more. I only wish it had a closable space big enough for a file folder, the one it has works, but is small and won't velcro shut. The strap is very comfortable, though the plastic strap adjuster should be metal, not plastic - seems cheap. All in all though, highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-07-18
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Does anyone know what size is the bag in the video (small or medium)? I ask because the same exact video appears for both sizes.

Asked by: bondiga_3315
​The video displays the bag in a size Medium.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02
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