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ACE
ACE Posted: 11/18/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I wanted to like this so much. For long-haul business trips I use an ebags etech 2.0 Weekender convertible bag, and for short trips I've been looking for something just like it, but half the size. This LOOKS like it could be, but the design is terrible. You can't even open it fully! Most backpacks and any suitcase opens wider than this. I'm not sure what niche they're trying to fill with this thing, but you'd be better off getting anything else.

Q
Q Posted: 11/15/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love this backpack! It's just the right size to carry my 15" MacBook Pro, iPad, a couple of paper notebooks and file folders, and other odds and ends, with good weight distribution. The arrangement of the pockets and zippers provides quick and easy access to everything. And the color is really pretty, too!

Classic Messenger Bag - Medium
Classic Messenger Bag - Medium Posted: 11/6/14
Reviewer: Mary Fouts from Pleasant Hill, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

A great messenger bag! I originally bought it to carry a canine Water Rover, dog treats, poop bags, etc. while walking our 2 dogs, Sid and Lexi. The bag is very comfortable and fits nicely cross shoulder such that I can even comfortably jog/run with the dogs while carrying the bag. Bright reds in diablo color help me be seen. Easy to get things in and out of bag. Am sure I will have many more uses for this versatile bag.

Classic Messenger Bag - Large
Classic Messenger Bag - Large Posted: 11/5/14
Reviewer: Carl l from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great bag. Just what I needed for my job. Meets all my needs in a shoulder bag.

Scrunchie
Scrunchie Posted: 10/28/14
Reviewer: JV from AL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I adore this life saver. I needed a purse that could also serve double duty when needed. I am self employed and homeschool the kids. I needed a bag I could toss devices, files, wallet, snacks, and a water bottle into. One that could hold up in any weather and be set on any surface. I have used Timbuk2 bags for many years now. I still have my first. I throw them in the wash, use shout on really dirty spots and they come out looking brand spanking new! I love the scrunchie bag. It is important for me to be able to reach in and grab. The light colored lining lends itself well to that. I also refuse to fight with a narrow zippered opening. This bag has a great opening for a zipper! I missed having a zipper to secure it all. It is a little larger than I expected, but I am thanful of that now. It still looks like a purse and I have been asked many questions about it. The makeup pocket inside is massive and holds everything I want to put in it.Plus there is a second one on the other side for all those other items to stash. There is a net to hold water bottle or sunscreen etc. The outside zipper pocket in front makes for the best key and gerber tool pocket ever. I have a second set of keys hooked to the chain that makes finding them a 1 second process even when my bag is totally full. The lobster clip on it is so super easy. This brand is faboulous and the prices are affordable, thank goodness! Oh, and it never slips off the shoulder, can still carry on arm when too heavy and it can stay on my shoulder when I need to just drop one strap reach in and grab wallet. Could rave more, but I think you get the point.

Classic Messenger Bag - Small
Classic Messenger Bag - Small Posted: 10/25/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just the right size to keep my iPad and e-reader. Lots of small zippered pockets to keep passport and other valuable things. I really like this bag.

Classic Messenger Bag - Large
Classic Messenger Bag - Large Posted: 10/17/14
Reviewer: Ricky Ross from Chicago
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had my Timbuk2 bag for 20 years and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it, oh yeah, theres the odd strap and/or reflector issues, but overall, for 20 years! This thing has been soaked by rain, snow, beer, soda, and more, I'm sure. Its been washed in commercial washing machines and never lost its ability to repel water. This bag is a life investment, not a fashion accessory or statement. Its the real deal. Of course, I love to look at the new models with all the new stuff that mine doesn't have, but I don't need a bag, because I bought the right one, 20 years ago and its still with me. Enjoy.

Command Messenger - Medium
Command Messenger - Medium Posted: 10/8/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I needed a laptop bag for a new HP Envy 15.6. The main things I was looking for in bag was that it was compact as possible, TSA compliant so I didn't have to take computer out at scanners. I wanted something durable, cool looking, and professional. This bag met my wish list. I went with the medium size. Lap top just barely fits. Also just fits under standard Airline seat.

Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Large)
Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Large) Posted: 10/3/14
Reviewer: Jimmy P from Denver
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I spend a lot of time flying for work. I wanted a bag that would hold my computer, headphones, snacks, literature for work and some additional documents I normally travel with. I tried a few different sizes, but in the end this turned out to be the perfect bag. It can expand and be very large, but you can pull the straps tight and it doesn't take up too much space either. This bag hold everything I need. The TSA pocket is AWESOME. It fits across your chest very well. it has a TON of pockets that all hold an impressive amount of stuff. I like the bottom compartment for power cord storage. Water bottle hold works well for gum, snacks etc Napoleon pocket is good to access travel docs, headphones etc If you want a go anywhere, fit everything bag that still looks pretty nice- you found it!

Harriet Shoulder Bag
Harriet Shoulder Bag Posted: 10/1/14
Reviewer: Amber from Mammoth Lakes, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I ordered this in the granite and it's adorable. I was a bit hesitant after reading the review which states the material is hard to clean. Not the case with this bag! It's almost a vinyl like cloth that seems resilient. The bag also has a lifetime warranty. It's a bit pricy but considering what I normally spend on handbags, it's not too bad. I ordered this for traveling to Mexico after my bf made it clear he didn't want me bringing a purse. When it arrived I adjusted the strap to cross-body, put it on, and he said "that's perfect babe." Once we return from vacation I plan on shortening back up the strap and using it here for weeks with heavy snow since it zippers up and seems so resilient. I definitely recommend it.

Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Medium)
Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Medium) Posted: 9/17/14
Reviewer: Carolyn from Atascadero, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband loves this bag for carrying all his gear to and from work. Lots of room for computer, files, etc. He hasn't tried riding his bike with it yet, so can't speak to that, but overall he is very pleased with the bag.

Swipe Wallet
Swipe Wallet Posted: 9/9/14
Reviewer: Sarah Goodwin from Oregon
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This wallet is fantastic! I debated buying it for a while, but I am glad that I did. I bought it to take with me during my term abroad and it allowed me to carry my passport, European bills, my keys (when they were off of their larger keychain) and keep everything organized while fitting my phone in it as well (Moto X, while using a slim-fitting case, not in the designated cell-phone pocket. I either fit it in the middle or within one of the two bill pockets, which was just fine for me). While it is not a super fancy wallet, it is extremely practical while being discreet. I always felt that it would stay secure and I found that you can clip the main zipper to the strap if you are wearing it externally to ensure your zipper stays zipped. I would recommend this wallet to any traveler, or anyone who wants to keep everything in one place.

Slate Backpack
Slate Backpack Posted: 8/31/14
Reviewer: Terrance S from Bay Area, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The Timbuk2 Slate Backpack is a hybrid outdoorsy backpack with some civilized/fashionable features. It consists of a large main compartment, two side pockets with elastic openings, and a front pouch with basic organizer. With the exception of a place to put a laptop, there are no other internal pockets or dividers. The Slate is more "fitted" than the other backpacks I've used; it's a bit narrower but longer but as a result, it stays in place better. Overall, this is a high quality backpack and it fits my lifestyle better than my previous Swiss Gear backpack ~ I travel quite often and I appreciate how the Timbuk2 Slate works well for me for both work and play. It doesn't give off much of an outdoorsman vibe while I'm in the office, but it's ready to go when I want to hike, bike, or explore. I dig the chest strap though I haven't had a chance to use the integrated bottle opener yet ~ the external carry loops work great for lighter things such as padlocks, climbing harness/shoes. Although the bag is already pretty compact, I think some straps to be able to cinch the bag down would be helpful for hanging heavier items, eg. larger bicycle locks. Overall, the Timbuk2 Slate is a versatile bag and it works well for me. I like the look, and I like the red interior and tarpaulin & canvas combination. I hope it will last.

Bifold Wallet
Bifold Wallet Posted: 8/11/14
Reviewer: from Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great wallet, just the right size for 6-7 credit cards and cash. My wallet usually gets thrown into a backpack so the integrated elastic band helps keep crap from falling out. Only complaint would be the slots are a bit tight when you first start using it but loosen up a bit with use.

Valencia
Valencia Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: Candace from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Bought the bag for travel. The dimensions are good but the interior is sloppy. The large slip pocket really needs some type of closure, maybe the zipper that is advertised on the attached tag? The interior water bottle pocket is great but having the exterior pocket on the same side makes for very uneven weight distribution. Overall, rather unhappy with the bag.

Co-Pilot - Small
Co-Pilot - Small Posted: 7/29/14
Reviewer: CC from N Cali
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This suitcase is fantastic. It rolls very well and there's an opening from the front which means you don't have to unzip the whole bag to get a few things like your jacket. There's two small mesh zip pockets to hold small items inside. It has enough handles to grab from any angle. It looks a bit big to carry on the plane but I'll try that next. Roomy enough for a weekend trip or a bit longer. I love timbuk2 products and own a about 20 items and this is one of those worth buying. So far another great timbuk2 product!

Classic Messenger Bag - Small
Classic Messenger Bag - Small Posted: 7/22/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

A wonderful messenger bag to have. I was hesitant on purchasing this bag because it says "small", (I only wanted a bag that could fit around 2 textbooks and a laptop) but when I received it I was surprised. It has a North Face "Hot shot" back pack look to it - which is awesome. It can fit around 2 large textbooks. For those who are around 6 feet tall and up, or for those who are interested in a bag with more space to hold additional books, shoes or clothing, I would recommend a size "large" bag. The black messenger bag which I purchased has a very sporty masculine look to it. All an all, great bag.

Bifold Wallet
Bifold Wallet Posted: 6/30/14
Reviewer: Ryon K from Fort Worth
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The first wallet I ordered wasn't made very well and the rubber bands in the strap had broken loose and it didn't hold the wallet together very well, but I called Zappos to let them know what happened and they sent me another one free of charge.

Cog Pannier (Medium)
Cog Pannier (Medium) Posted: 6/26/14
Reviewer: robert lagace from oakland california
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

The general idea is great. Water proof bag with slots for a laptop and a tablet, and good size internal compartment and one external zippered pocket. The bad: 1) no clip for easy access to key ring 2) external compartment access requires opening bag 3) for me the bag rubbed against the bolt at the bottom of my rack tearing a hole in the fabric, I glued a strip of metal here to handle the abrasion from riding (Timbuk2 should have had better material here) 4) bottom of bag material no different than general external material, waterproof but not the best for putting on the ground and taking normal daily commute abuse (see Ortlieb Downtown Commuter Pannier) 4) the bag may be intended to be carried on your shoulder with the clips against your back but WTF! I quickly adapted the bag to work with the soft side against my back, it required attaching velcro to the velcro strips on the bag to avoid tearing up my clothes and 5) the biggest issue, the hinge system, the clips are fine, quick release and stable enough but the material supporting the clips is plastic. Mine shattered today leaving the bag dangling and a quick stop was all that prevented my bag and computer from taking a solo trip down the road and into traffic. Not the thing you need on your commute to work. I showed my broken bag to an engineer I met on the train today and he immediately criticized the material and thought of some solutions. Why Timbuk2 went with a material almost certain to fail, I have read other reviews of users having the same issue and using DIY fixes, seems inconsistent with a company that offers lifetime guarantees? I had used my bag 4 days a week for 9 months before failure. I have always thought a pannier was a better option than a backpack for commute cycling. However, I have not found a good pannier that meets all my needs (see above) plus a slightly larger compartment. So I just ordered an Osprey Spin 32 backpack. On my ride in to work this morning I found that wearing the pannier made riding a bit easier than having all the weight in the back, if the backpack doesn't make me overheat too much I will welcome the change.

Bifold Wallet
Bifold Wallet Posted: 6/25/14
Reviewer: Pete F from Orlando
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Reading some of the other reviews, I was a bit worried about this purchase. But those worries seem unfounded. I have now had this wallet for six months. The wallet has retained it "stiffness", while conforming to my back pocket. The elastic band shows some wear, but is still intact. Some people complained about the credit card slots being too deep, but I don't necessarily see that as a deal-breaker. The cards are stored well, and there is a divider in the cash money compartment. I wanted a bi-fold, non-leather wallet as I generally work outdoors (sun, rain, sweat etc). I also wanted something that was "stylish" and functional. I believe Timbuk2 has made a great wallet that works!

Classic Messenger Bag - Small
Classic Messenger Bag - Small Posted: 6/24/14
Reviewer: Akiko from SF
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This bag is super cool and loved it for a few days until I realized how quickly the dirt shows up since it's mostly a light grey color. Unfortunately will have to exchange for darker color.

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