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Timbuk2 Command Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.30
based on 6,586 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Command - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


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

Excellent (69%)
Good (20%)
Average (4%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (2%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Timbuk2 Command

  • Many reviewers noted that the Timbuk2 Command pack is designed to keep laptops.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that the bag holds things secured without removing devices.
  • They also said that its external access zipper pocket offers quick access to cords and power bricks.
  • Many users thought that its flap and bag construction is weatherproof.
  • Several reviewers found out that its polyester fabric is durable.
  • Many of the users felt that its internal organization makes it easy to keep small items such as pens and phones.
  • Users noted that the bag includes a coordinating strap pad.
  • They pointed out that its crossbody strap can be removed for stabilization.
  • Several testers also felt that it is easy to adjust the bag.
  • Reviewers said that it was comfortable to use the pack.
  • Other users pointed out that it was accessible to grab items from its pockets.
  • Due to the protection of bag, several users thought that it has anti-stealth features.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that loose thread spots have developed in several places.
  • Another user thought that its seams have a tendency to come loose due to poor stitching.
  • A reviewer said that its zips might come loose.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Timbuk2 Command models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3-2.7 oz (1-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength13-17 in (33-43 cm)
Width5-13 in (13-33 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Timbuk2 Command features:
  • Laptop compartment
  • Compression straps
  • Reflective
  • Ventilated back panel

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


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
laptop32 l2.6 oz0.08 oz/L



Rankings


vs Timbuk2 Bags

The Timbuk2 Command ranks #3 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

Top 5% Timbuk2 bag

1Timbuk2 Recruit
4.40
Timbuk2 Recruit
2Timbuk2 Lug
4.39
Timbuk2 Lug
3Timbuk2 Command
4.30
Timbuk2 Command
4Timbuk2 Raider
4.25
Timbuk2 Raider
5Timbuk2 Parcel
4.23
Timbuk2 Parcel

vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Command ranks #381 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

379The North Face Flyweight
4.30
The North Face Flyweight
380Timbuk2 Command
4.30
Timbuk2 Command
381Camelbak SnoBlast
4.30
Camelbak SnoBlast
382BackSak Waterproof
4.30
BackSak Waterproof
383Burton Emphasis
4.30
Burton Emphasis



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Timbuk2 Command vs 7 other, similar bags.

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Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Authority


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews
Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Authority
Timbuk2 Authority

3.76

Based on 241 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Command is rated somewhat better than the Authority.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,827 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Command is 8% heavier than the biggest Authority (2.7 oz vs 2.5 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Command is available in these colors:
Red




Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Aviator


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews
Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Aviator
Timbuk2 Aviator

3.79

Based on 351 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$$

  • The Command is rated somewhat better than the Aviator.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,937 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureCommandAviator
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Command is available in these colors:
Red




Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Classic


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews
Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Classic
Timbuk2 Classic

4.12

Based on 16,887 reviews

Capacity: 9-21 l
Weight: 1-1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Command is rated a little bit better than the Classic.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 23,473 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Command is 52% bigger than the biggest Classic (32 L vs 21 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Command is 93% heavier than the biggest Classic (2.7 oz vs 1.4 oz).

FeatureCommandClassic
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 Command vs Timbuk2 Closer


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews
Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Closer
Timbuk2 Closer

3.84

Based on 73 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Command is rated somewhat better than the Closer.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,659 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Command is available in these colors:
Red




Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Commute


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews
Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Commute
Timbuk2 Commute

3.95

Based on 2,668 reviews

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

  • The Command is rated a bit better than the Commute.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 9,254 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Command is 39% bigger than the biggest Commute (32 L vs 23 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Command is 17% heavier than the biggest Commute (2.7 oz vs 2.3 oz).

FeatureCommandCommute
Compression straps
Internal pockets
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Command is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Commute is available in these colors:
Blue

The Timbuk2 Command and the Timbuk2 Commute are both messenger bags of comparable quality and price. The Commute model, itself, has actually been discontinued by its manufacturer, but the models still available provide more pockets and smaller compartment at the expense of its relative accessibility and aesthetics.

The large number of pockets located throughout the Commute model may create more carrying space, but could be confusing or difficult to the user, and even any security staff whose hands the bag may pass through. The Command is fairly TSA-friendly with its more easily-accessible pockets and large front-flap. These bags are made from a very similar, attractive material, and offer similar protection to items which are easily-accessed at the hip.


Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Q


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews
Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Q
Timbuk2 Q

4.13

Based on 502 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Command is rated a little bit better than the Q.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 7,088 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Command is available in these colors:
Red




Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Uptown


Timbuk2 Command
Timbuk2 Command

4.30
BEST
Based on 6,586 reviews
Capacity: 32 l
Weight: 2.3-2.7 oz
Price: $$


Timbuk2 Uptown
Timbuk2 Uptown

3.85

Based on 395 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Command is rated slightly better than the Uptown.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,981 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureCommandUptown
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Command is available in these colors:
Red

Both the Timbuk2 Command and theTimbuk2 Uptown are considered to be powerful in the amount of cargo they can carry for you. And they are reliable in that they can handle a lot of rugged usage. These bags truly provide you with both functionality and style.

The Timbuk2 Command is perfect to use for travel. The bag is functional with good storage and is also truly attractive. This bag provides top quality protection for all your items.

You will have real peace of mind when you use the Timbuk2 Uptown, as this bag is contoured to fit your body well and will not tip you off balance when it is loaded with heavy cargo. This bag has good storage.





Selected Reviews


Pangolins with Packs people

Pangolins with Packs

Great everyday carry and travel carry-on backpack. There are a few design changes that I would make but it is a reliable bag that is large enough to fit everything I need on any typical day.

Posted 28 November 2017 by Geoff C - Read full review


Zitseng

With a large main compartment the bag is suitable for carrying a notebook and plenty other gears regularly. It is comfortable to carry also.

Posted 2 February 2015 by Zit Seng - Read full review

Cult of Mac

True messenger heratige, jet-setter sophistication and oodles of smart features make the Command Messenger a tough, user-friendly laptop carrier ready for adventure; a few persistent quirks keep this good bag from becoming a great one.

Posted 21 February 2012 by Eli Milchman - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019