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Timbuk2 Classic Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.13
based on 14,199 reviews


We have checked many thousands of reviews and found 29 reasons to buy the Classic - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


89% of the reviewers give the Timbuk2 Classic a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (69%)
Good (20%)
Average (5%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (1%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Timbuk2 Classic:

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Classic

  • A disabled user who walks with a cane thought this bag was perfect for carrying things and still having a free hand.
  • Many users thought the materials used are made for long term durability.
  • It is the perfect size for carrying all they need to bring every day without having to carry a big office/classroom briefcase.
  • One user was so pleased with how it was able to fit his macbook and musical scores with tons of room to spare.
  • A reviewer said that the great quality and built of this bag speaks for itself.
  • A user particularly finds its silent velcro excellent.
  • A reviewer was happy that it's got lot more room than anticipated and comfortable to wear.
  • Many users find the pockets very useful in holding small items and keeping them organized.
  • Other users loved how the air pockets make carrying a heavy bag extremely easy and comfortable.
  • Some chose the bag for its cool looks and amazing straps.
  • Others enjoy the smooth-to-touch feature of the fabric.
  • Others praised the presence of the removable cross-strap.
  • Internal waterbottle pocket,internal stash pocket, corner flaps and grab handle were dubbed as 'clever extras' of the bag.
  • Compression straps is also one of the favorite feature of the bag.
  • Other users said they were drawn to this bag because of the color.
  • A number of users liked how the velcro, buckles, and waist strap make it rather secured.
  • One user was pleased with its excellent style and attention to detail.
  • One owner exclaimed that the bag was better than she imagined it to be.
  • well-made,plenty of pockets,stylish and well designed.
  • A reviewer said it's got perfect size choices for your individual needs.
  • One user described it as light but tough, designed to last a lifetime.
  • Many find the extra strap an awesome addition as it keeps the bag from shifting up and down while riding.
  • A lot of users agree that it's a well-designed bag with a good amount of space, toughness, and extra bells and whistles that help them enjoy their rides more.
  • One user exclaimed that this thing looks absolutely and ridiculously astonishing, the color combo is exceptional.
  • too good, pure genius.
  • Some thought it's a great bag for dads who travel.
  • Other users like how the outer clips are tucked under the flap for additional security.
  • One user dubbed it as a nicely constructed bag with thoughtful upgrades.
  • Overall, users recommend this bag for its durability,versatility,comfort,style,functionality and storage capacity.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Other users find the bag huge and bulky.
  • One reviewer said it's almost too roomy with no padding.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Timbuk2 Classic models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity9-21 l (549-1281 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-1.4 oz (0.5-0.6 kg)
Length iconLength12-20 in (30-51 cm)
Width5-8 in (13-20 cm)
Height10-14 in (25-36 cm)





Popular Models


Timbuk2 Classic Small

43% choose the Timbuk2 Classic Small

43 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity9 l (549 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width5 in (13 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Timbuk2 Classic Medium

29% choose the Timbuk2 Classic Medium

29 %


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity21 l (1281 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.4 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Timbuk2 Classic Xs

14% choose the Timbuk2 Classic Xs

14 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width5 in (13 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


Timbuk2 Classic Large

14% choose the Timbuk2 Classic Large

14 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)




Timbuk2 Classic Small vs Classic Medium


The two most popular Timbuk2 Classic models are the Classic Small and the Classic Medium, so let's compare them:

The Classic Small
Timbuk2 Classic Small

The Classic Medium
Timbuk2 Classic Medium

Popularity and Prices

In total, 72% of the people interested in the Timbuk2 Classic bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Classic Small which is choosen by 43% (1.5 times as many as the 29% that choose the Classic Medium).

Classic SmallClassic Medium
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Classic Small is typically around $20 cheaper than the Classic Medium, but check the deals before you buy.

Classic SmallClassic Medium
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Classic Small has a capacity of 9 l, while the Classic Medium has a capacity of 21 l.

Classic SmallClassic Medium
Biggest

For a traveller, the 12 L (732 cuin) difference equals around 1 toilet bag, 1 blouse, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks and 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Classic Small
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Classic Medium
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shoes
1

If you are an athlete, the 12 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 toilet bag, 1 blouse, 1 pair of shoes and 2 protein bars.

Packing the Classic Small
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Classic Medium
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
2

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 shorts, 1 jacket, 1 book and 1 packaged meal.

Packing the Classic Small
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
Extra in the Classic Medium
water_bottle
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1

Check how you can pack the Classic here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Classic Small is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Classic Medium.

Classic SmallClassic Medium
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Classic Small is 2 in (5 cm) longer than the Classic Medium (16 vs. 18 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (5 vs. 7 in), while the height of the Classic Small is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Classic Medium (11 vs. 12 in).




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Timbuk2 Classic features:
  • Waterproof
  • Compression straps

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Reflective
  • Internal pockets
  • Organizer panel

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Timbuk2 Classic models (the most popular choice is the Classic Small).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
Small9 l1.2 oz0.13 oz/L
Medium21 l1.4 oz0.07 oz/L


Timbuk2 Classic
Average for 22,363+ different bags




Rankings


vs Timbuk2 Bags

The Timbuk2 Classic ranks #5 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

Top 10% Timbuk2 bag

3Timbuk2 Bruce
4.23
Timbuk2 Bruce
4Timbuk2 Parcel
4.20
Timbuk2 Parcel
5Timbuk2 Classic
4.13
Timbuk2 Classic
6Timbuk2 Raider
4.12
Timbuk2 Raider
7Timbuk2 Lug
4.12
Timbuk2 Lug

vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Classic ranks #859 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

857Sakroots Artist Circle
4.13
Sakroots Artist Circle
858Timbuk2 Classic
4.13
Timbuk2 Classic
859Osprey Ultralight
4.13
Osprey Ultralight
860Maxpedition Malaga
4.13
Maxpedition Malaga
861Deuter Schmusebar
4.13
Deuter Schmusebar



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Timbuk2 Classic vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Timbuk2 Classic vs Timbuk2 Command


Timbuk2 Classic
Timbuk2 Classic

4.13

Based on 14,199 reviews
Capacity: 9-21 l
Weight: 1-1.4 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,585 reviews

Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Classic is rated a little bit worse than the Command.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 20,784 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Classic is 52% smaller than the biggest Command (21 L vs 32 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Classic is 93% lighter than the biggest Command (1.4 oz vs 2.7 oz).

FeatureClassicCommand
Compression straps
Internal pockets
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red

Only the Classic is available in these colors:
Blue
Brown
Green




Timbuk2 Classic vs Timbuk2 Commute


Timbuk2 Classic
Timbuk2 Classic

4.13
BEST
Based on 14,199 reviews
Capacity: 9-21 l
Weight: 1-1.4 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Commute
Timbuk2 Commute

3.95

Based on 2,611 reviews

Capacity: 15-23 l
Weight: 2.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Classic is rated a little bit better than the Commute.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 16,810 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Classic is 10% smaller than the biggest Commute (21 L vs 23 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Classic is 64% lighter than the biggest Commute (1.4 oz vs 2.3 oz).

FeatureClassicCommute
Compression straps
Internal pockets
Organizer panel
Reflective
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Classic is available in these colors:
Red
Brown
Green

The Timbuk2 Classic and Timbuk2 Commute are valuable, as they provide the roominess you require. And you will enjoy how stylish they are. The pockets are incredibly rugged for those extra items you need to take along.

You are getting a really roomy bag when you use the Timbuk2 Classic. This is due to the fact that you can pack a lot of stuff in it. Many consumers claim that this bag is super strong.

When you are ready to explore the rugged wilderness, the Timbuk2 Commute is indeed up to the challenge. This bag will provide you with real comfortableness during your hikes. The shoulder straps do not cut into the shoulders or ribs, which makes this bag a reliable one.





Selected Reviews


Bike Radar

True to its name - a messenger bag classic and a practical size.

Posted 3 July 2007 by Cass Gilbert - Read full review

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Last updated on April 20, 2019