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Timbuk2 Command Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.29 based on 3,826 reviews
Timbuk2 Command
88% of the Timbuk2 Command reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (68%)
Good (20%)
Average (4%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (2%)

11 - this bag is popular.

Specs across all Command models
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)

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.

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.

laptop32 l2.4 oz0.08 oz/L


vs Timbuk2 Bags

The Timbuk2 Command ranks #2 compared with the other Timbuk2 bags.

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vs All Bags

The Timbuk2 Command ranks #307 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

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306Timbuk2 Command
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309Kelty Red Cloud
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Vs Other Bags

Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Commute

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 Commute 3.96 based on 1,649 reviews

Timbuk2 Command vs Timbuk2 Uptown

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.

Timbuk2 Uptown 3.92 based on 193 reviews

Selected Reviews

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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


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 January 11, 2019