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Improve on a Classic? Timbuk2 has done it.

on January 27, 2010 12:08 pm

Timbuk2, makers of the recognizable 3-panel messenger bags (which are great for holding our gadgetry) have recently redesigned their very popular Classic Messenger Bag.  The “Classic Messenger 2010″ has added functional features which some thought were lacking in the previous version.  As in the past, it is available in two styles, pre-built and custom.  Both feature the new Napolean Pocket, TruFit Cam Buckle, and 3-Zip Front Organizer.  The custom also includes an optional Laptop Loveglove, choice of binding color and a bunch of new fabrics and colors that allow you to fully customize the look of your gear-hauler.  The pre-built is available in XS to XL sizes, $70 to $110.  The custom varies in size and price depending on features you select, but start at $100 to $140.

Comments

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    Julie says:

    I’ve been using their Laptop Messenger since reviewing it:
    http://the-gadgeteer.com/2008/02/14/timbuk2_laptop_messenger_bag/

    I’d love to get my hands on this one.

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    JonelB says:

    Yeah, I saw this and went “Oooh man…” I’m a big fan of their large laptop messenger, I use it all the time, it keeps my books and gadgets dry, and holds all my class notes and books for the day. When I save up the money I’m definitely getting one. They solved the issues of the shoulder strap having to be lifted over one’s head. they solved the issue of the tiny front zipper pocket not being enough for a lot of people.

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    Andy Jacobs says:

    @Julie: Me too! Your review of the Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger was what landed me at The Gadgeteer the first time I ever visited this site, and I’ve been hooked (both on Timbuk2 and The Gadgeteer) ever since.

    @JonelB: Agreed! Looks to me like they’ve made some great improvements to an already great bag.

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    Claire Strodtbeck says:

    This bag looks awesome!! Too bad I just bought an old-revision Timbuk2 laptop bag last year…

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