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Timbuk2 Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger - M

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Product Features

  • While we don't believe in messing with perfection, we do believe in more pockets and better waterproofing. That's why we've upgraded one of our most popular messenger bags with better organization and smarter design details while keeping winners like the TSA-compliant laptop compartment and detachable shoulder strap.
  • TSA compliant external laptop compartment unzips and lies flat for going through security without removing your laptop.
  • Separate padded tricot lined compartments for both your laptop and iPad.
  • Removable shoulder strap so you can wear this as a messenger or carry as a briefcase.
  • Faux fur lined pockets keeps your phone and igadgets safe. Hallelujah!
  • Luggage passthrough doubles up as a quick drop pocket for newspapers, magazines, etc
  • Durable ballistic nylon exterior.
  • Grab strap
  • Luggage pass through for your wheelie companion.

Detailed Product Description

Making it a little bit easier to get through airport security lines, this messenger bag has a travel-minded design that's perfect for day to day use. The Timbuk2 Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger - M is made from durable ballistic nylon fabric and features a hip design with a flap front, side release buckle closures, and multiple pockets for organization. This messenger bag has an external laptop compartment that lies flat when going through airport security scanning, a separate padded pocket for your iPad or tablet, faux fur lined pockets to hold your phone and electronic gadgets, a roomy main compartment to hold clothing or books and folders, and organizer pockets for all of your small accessories.

Product Specifications

iLaptop Compartment Dimensions:
16.3" x 9.1" x 1.5"
iExterior Dimensions:
17.32" x 12.8" x 5.91"
iLinear Inches:
2 lbs, 11 oz
1098 cu. in.
Ballistic Nylon
Lifetime against defects in material or workmanship
iCatalog #:

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Based on 67 reviews

93% recommended
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  • Posted: 12/23/2014
  • Reviewer: David from Glendale, CA
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2 person(s) out of 3 found this review helpful.
"As I am semi-retired, my wife and I take the train a few times a month for a weekend get-away. The Timbuk2 is perfect for packing all the essentials we need for such jaunts. It is easy to carry and seems to have an endless about of space and compartments. I am very pleased with it and would highly recommend the bag to my fellow weekend travelers."
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  • Posted: 6/25/2012
  • Reviewer: Michael from Seattle, WA
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61 person(s) out of 61 found this review helpful.
"I owned the previous version of this bag and was very excited about the updates. I have not been disappointed. I use the bag every day for my urban work commute, and I use the bag for my business travel. It excels at both for a number of reasons. For the everyday commute, it comfortably holds everything I need on a daily basis - files, jacket, laptop, iPad, peripherals, glasses, phone, chargers, and does so with a nice weight distribution. I walk two miles each way, to and from work, and even loaded, the bag never feels too heavy. The organization is great, and as always, I love the hidden pocket under the front flap that is just perfect for wallet, keys, my ID badge - all the little stuff that I might need to grab quickly. For travel, all the above holds true, with these bonuses: (a) the bag has a slip through pocket on the back, so I can put it on top of my wheeled carry on, (b) the bag fits perfectly under an airplane seat, so I'm not stuffing the bag or damaging it, and it's not sticking out and tripping people, and (c) that zip compartment in the back allows me to fold the bag completely open, flip it on its flat side and run it through the security check without having to take out my laptop or iPad. That saves a LOT of fumbling at the security line and means I only have to use one bin for my shoes/phone, instead of the three bins I was using before. All of this in a bag that is colorful enough to be unique and easily identified, but professional enough to be taken seriously. This is an extremely functional bag that I will use to death - or until the next set of upgrades comes along!"
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  • Posted: 1/26/2013
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Colorado Springs, CO
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19 person(s) out of 20 found this review helpful.
"I was torn between the Timbuk2 laptop messanger and the laptop command, so I ordered both to compare. This bag has the clip straps that I like better than the command fasteners that you slip into place. The computer section in this bag was much better as it has two compartments for 7inch tablets, and a larger one for a laptop. The command bag has one floppy sack for a small computer, and that was the main reason I went with the laptop messanger. Down sides to the laptop messanger, there is only two zipper pockets on the outside of this bag, one being the Napolean sleeve, and none inside. The command bag has 5 zipper pockets on the outside if you count the lower one for cords (that was a great feature that is not on the laptop messanger), and another on the inside divider."
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  • Posted: 3/11/2014
  • Reviewer: Emily from San Mateo, CA
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8 person(s) out of 8 found this review helpful.
"I recently upgraded from an older Timbuk2 Commute Laptop Messenger to the new TSA-Friendly model and I like it. It may sound odd, but I LOVE the fact that it doesn't have the zillion different pockets and a thick divider cutting the main area in two. Having the laptop pocket as well as a pocket for my iPad accessible from the back is also very nice. This new model doesn't have quite as much padding around the laptop as the older one, but I think that just added too much bulk and weight to the bag when I compare them. My new 15" retina MacBook Pro fits perfectly. I use a grid-it organizer for many of my techie accessories (usb and thunderbolt adapters, iPod/iPad cables, Leatherman multitool batteries, etc), that fits perfectly in the large slat pocket along the back of the main compartment for easy access without having to dig through the bag. Haven't flown with it yet, but am looking forward to the zip-open lay-flat laptop functionality when I do."
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  • Posted: 1/14/2013
  • Reviewer: Steve from Chicago
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7 person(s) out of 7 found this review helpful.
"I commute by train each day into work and this bag has been just what I need. In the past I've used various bags that have not worked because they become too bulky and unwieldy when I put everything in them. I can fit a book, my laptop, an IPad, a few papers and my lunch in this bag and it still is comfortable around the shoulders and it is not full. It seems much lighter with all of that stuff than other bags. It has nice padding in the shoulders and compartments in the right place. Excellent bag"
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  • Posted: 6/28/2013
  • Reviewer: Stephanie
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6 person(s) out of 6 found this review helpful.
"I love this bag. I ordered the gray bag with algae green in the center of the front flap. I was concerned that the color might be too light, but it is a nice medium gray that will not show stains and dirt. My Macbook Pro fits inside it perfectly and I can carry lots of other things too. So many pockets! It's awesome. I would recommend this bag to anyone!"
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  • Posted: 4/10/2013
  • Reviewer: Ali from Pleasanton, CA
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11 person(s) out of 12 found this review helpful.
"I have the smaller Timbuk2 "Control" laptop bag for daily use, and I love it. But I was about to embark on a long international trip and needed more room for files and work-related stuff than my Control was going to be able to manage. The advantages of the Commute include inner and outer bottle pockets (the outer pocket being ideal for umbrella storage when you're traveling to London), and enough room to hold all of the work stuff, Bose headphones and books for in-flight reading. It was solidly packed, but it still fit under the seat in front of me."
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  • Posted: 10/22/2013
  • Reviewer: Brad from Oakland, CA
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8 person(s) out of 9 found this review helpful.
"Simply a great bag, strong, durable, and it keeps its shape unlike cheaper light weight bags. The bag has just the right amount of pockets for me. My last bag had so many hiding places I could never find anything."
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  • Posted: 7/13/2013
  • Reviewer: James from Dallas, TX
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7 person(s) out of 8 found this review helpful.
"Compared to my prior Soren bag the Timbuk2 seems better designed for office-to-home-and-back transport of computer, small peripherals, and the few files I need. Construction and materials seem robust, and appearance more professional. I have been quite pleased with the product."
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  • Posted: 9/19/2013
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Atlanta, GA
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3 person(s) out of 3 found this review helpful.
"Great bag that holds a laptop, iPad/other device, and lots of other stuff. I looked high and low for a bag that was reasonably attractive/different looking, but had a large capacity and travel-friendly features. I chose the grey/green combo, which is surprisingly professional looking without being plain black. I love the TSA-friendly laptop section. It also has tons of room for all the things you need for week-long business trips (I travel ever week). I can fit my mouse, chargers, purse-type items, pens and pencils, and notebook/files in the main section. It is extremely roomy without being bulky and heavy."
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  • Posted: 8/19/2013
  • Reviewer: Jeremy from Philadelphia, PA
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4 person(s) out of 5 found this review helpful.
"Background: I run a website covering San Diego Comic-Con. Great bag. A little tough at first to determine the size I needed, as my 11 inch laptop seems to be a little small for the medium-size bag. However, as my carry-on, I packed this to the gills with every piece of electronics I bring with me (I carry several audio and video recording devices, a portable router, portable gaming, tablet, laptop, external battery charger and all the cords/chargers needed for these) and I only nearly got to the capacity this bag can hold. And with it stuffed, the quality of the bag held together flawlessly. It was also very comfortable on my shoulder, and very roomy with only half the amount of equipment I needed to carry with me at all times. I wholeheartedly recommend this bag to anyone."
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