Commute or Laptop Messenger?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Applepwns, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Applepwns macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    Hey guys i am wondering wether i should get the Timbuk2 Commute Messenger or the Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger.

    I need it for my Macbook.

    *The Commute is the one on top.*

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  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Wouldn't the laptop messenger be the only one with the padding for your laptop?
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    They both have laptop sleeves. Having had both, I say this: The laptop messenger is bigger. Almost twice as big. You can't get much more into the commute but some cables and a few notebooks. The commute has many more pockets (inside and out) which can be convenient, as well as a padded back and bottom. I prefer the messenger for the extra space and the styling. The padding in both is good so no worries there.

    My standard recomendation is this: I upgrade all the time, and have more than one laptop. After constantly switching bags for different sized computers, I settled on a regular (non-laptop) messenger and various sleeves for each notebook. It adds versatility.
  4. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA

    Not true. I use my commute to get groceries once a week and stuff it pretty full.

    The main difference is the commute is a little more professional, but not quite as stable on the bike. If you have aspirations to be a bike messenger, get the laptop messenger. If you don't want people to think you're a bike messenger when you're in meetings, get the commute.
  5. Maxington macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    Oshkosh, WI
    Laptop messenger FTW. I have one and love it. It's also great when you don't have the lappy with you to put important docs in the laptop sleeve.

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