Timbuk2 Classic Messenger XS - perfect fit together with apple case *pics inside

T4R06

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a spectacular high quality bag. man im so happy right now. it fits perfectly with apple case and the extra space is a bonus! ill post pics in a bit

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check it out, you can put extra stuff. and the dedicated with padded sleeve is perfect on ipad! look i stole my 3yr old power cord and put it on ipad supplied 10w power. and also inside is the famous IMP500. powering my iphone for tethering:D

this bag has a lot of secret pockets from and inside and out.


now this is a real man purse!
 

MICHAELSD

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I ordered a custom XS Timbuk2 Messenger Bag with black on both sides, gunmetal in the center, a dark red logo, a black binding, and a gray interior. I opted for the handle and the "specialty" strap pad, too. I should receive it next week, at least hopefully. I got a $125 gift card for $97 and spent an extra $15.
 

MICHAELSD

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How long does it usually take Timbuk2 to make custom Messenger Bags, from the actual experience of somebody who owns one? Their site says 4-6 days to ship, but I'm curious to know how long it took for you guys.
 

MICHAELSD

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Nice pictures. How padded is the iPad compartment? From the pictures on the site, it looks like only the side dividing it from the rest of the bag is padded. It would be nice if the bottom is padded for extra drop protection, just in case.
 

TraceyS/FL

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I"m using the Netbook Messenger and it fits great!! (and, that bag is "cheap" - especially with an eBags coupone!!).

I have some pictures here if anyone wants to see them.

Enjoy the bag - loving mine!!!
 

T4R06

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Nice pictures. How padded is the iPad compartment? From the pictures on the site, it looks like only the side dividing it from the rest of the bag is padded. It would be nice if the bottom is padded for extra drop protection, just in case.
padded portion is the inside the latch. there is no pad at the bottom. remember, this classic messenger is not design for ipad. at least the good thing on this bag is a waterproof.

there is one model for notebook and it is the freestyle i believe. im not sure how well padded it is.
 

normwood

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In a house...duh!
I don't have my 3g iPad yet..but bought a small classic Timbuk2 bag for carrying it. I also want to be able to carry other stuff when necessary. iPad will be in the Apple case for added protection.

Steve
 

MICHAELSD

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I ordered my XS Timbuk2 Classic Messenger custom-made. Their site says that it takes 4-6 business days, but mine shipped from their San Francisco warehouse one day after I ordered it and I should receive it in the middle of next week. That's with standard shipping, they handle orders with expedited shipping even quicker. I think it is the Messenger, though I ordered a strap pad, too, and Timbuk2 says that some orders may ship separately, one from their San Francisco warehouse and one from their warehouse north of the other. I'd assume that since it's 1.8 pounds that it's both combined. We'll see. I figure this is good to know for anybody considering Timbuk2 and want a bag quickly.
 

elleana

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Anyone know what size is the one Amazon sells for Kindle? I'm guessing XS, but anyone can confirm this?

I have the Kindle one and I'm hoping to use it for my (yet-to-ship) 3G one.
 

jedolley

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Anyone know what size is the one Amazon sells for Kindle? I'm guessing XS, but anyone can confirm this?

I have the Kindle one and I'm hoping to use it for my (yet-to-ship) 3G one.
Are you referring to this bag?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SB8RQS/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002SB8RR2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0K5KJ1NPZ61Q1VG1XTE2

If so, then probably not.

At first I thought this was identical to the Freestyle Netbook Messenger that TracyS/FL has, but the dimensions are wrong and per the reviews the pocket is just big enough to hold the 6" Kindle. One reviewer even said the pocket could not even hold the slightly extra girth of the Kindle leather cover. If that is indeed the case, then the iPad would definitely not fit, at least not in the padded pocket.
 

TraceyS/FL

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Are you referring to this bag?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SB8RQS/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002SB8RR2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0K5KJ1NPZ61Q1VG1XTE2

If so, then probably not.

At first I thought this was identical to the Freestyle Netbook Messenger that TracyS/FL has, but the dimensions are wrong and per the reviews the pocket is just big enough to hold the 6" Kindle. One reviewer even said the pocket could not even hold the slightly extra girth of the Kindle leather cover. If that is indeed the case, then the iPad would definitely not fit, at least not in the padded pocket.
It is priced like the Netbook messenger I bought via ebags, and what I have posted pics of above. The ipad fits fine it it! Perfect even, I love the size of this bag.

I didn't check the dimensions because that would just be easier not using a Touch! Lol!
 

T4R06

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Anyone know what size is the one Amazon sells for Kindle? I'm guessing XS, but anyone can confirm this?

I have the Kindle one and I'm hoping to use it for my (yet-to-ship) 3G one.
I think same as mine. The XS
 

ram8727

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That's exactly the kind of bag I've been looking for. Thanks for sharing the great pics! I'm torn between the XS Freestyle Netbook Messenger bag or the 2010 Classic Messenger (either XS or S). It looks like the XS Freestyle is smaller than I would like, but it's specifically for the iPad.
 

MICHAELSD

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I've got to attest to the quality of the extra small Timbuk2 Messenger Bag. I ordered a "build your own build bag" custom (2010 revised) Messenger Bag Tuesday night last week, it was shipped last Wednesday, and I received it today through UPS Ground. Wow. This is what I've wanted and more. It's just fantastic. It was shipped in just a plastic UPS bag with no padding whatsoever from their San Francisco warehouse to me in New Jersey. I guess that's their way of saying "hey, our bags can travel the entire country without any real padding and still arrive looking brand new".

The bag has more room than I was expecting, which has got me thinking about what I can add to it. For anybody who wants to carry around an Apple Wireless Keyboard with their iPad like I do, there is more than enough room for that in the main section of the main compartment. There are a lot more compartments than I was expecting. I was just thinking of carrying around my iPad, an Apple Wireless Keyboard, and some cables. Well, I can easily throw in my incredibly underused camera and its charger and extra battery. My first generation PSP (though I don't use it at all, and it really does show it's age) could fit, but I won't add it. My Apple headphones will go in there as well. So could an iPhone battery pack/battery case. As well as some movies/games in their standard casing.

And, check this out: There's enough pockets for everything listed above to fit in a seperate pocket, and you'll still have extra pockets. So, my custom bag was handmade and shipped within a day, the quality is fantastic, the bag looks great, there's more than enough compartments and pockets for pretty much anything you could carry, certainly enough pockets for more than an iPad and a few extras, plus the bag is still small. My only complaint is that there could be some padding on the bottom and throughout the rest of the bag, though there's a hint of padding in the front and the sides.

Around $145 for the bag plus a good strap pad shipped was a decent price. I did buy a $125 gift card for $95, so I paid $30 less than what it normallly is. The pre-made bags can easily be found for around half the price, but I liked Timbuk2's emphasis on cool-looking bags, but I didn't want any crazy color combinations or anything too boring, so making a custom bag that was black with "gun metal" in the center and a red logo fit me well. Timbuk2 seems to make the best iPad-sized bag on the market, with enough for all of your iPad essentials, and you'll be surprised at how much more will fit. I'll post a revised review with pictures next week of this 2010 extra small Timbuk2 Messenger Bag.
 

Merlosso

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Thanks for the update. I'm strongly considering one of these. I look forward to your full review and pics.

Where/how did you get the $125 card for $95? That would certainly make the decision easier for me.
 

MICHAELSD

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Thanks for the update. I'm strongly considering one of these. I look forward to your full review and pics.

Where/how did you get the $125 card for $95? That would certainly make the decision easier for me.
It's pretty easy to find the $125 card for around $100, it actually seems rare for it to be sold at $125:

http://www.google.com/products?q=timbuk2+gift&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=BFjGS9mpF8L98AbvsoWWDw&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CCAQrQQwAg

A lot of the shops above have coupons that a quick Google search will reveal. I bought mine off of eBay for $105 shipped with Bing cashback that brought it down to less than $97.
 

ChiliBlue

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I picked up one of these from Microcenter Monday. Very nice bag, excellent quality and unexpectedly roomy inside. The iPad fits perfectly. Highly recommend.

I'm calling it the Tardis bag. :D
 

gt1948

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I ordered my XS Timbuk2 Classic Messenger custom-made. Their site says that it takes 4-6 business days, but mine shipped from their San Francisco warehouse one day after I ordered it and I should receive it in the middle of next week. That's with standard shipping, they handle orders with expedited shipping even quicker. I think it is the Messenger, though I ordered a strap pad, too, and Timbuk2 says that some orders may ship separately, one from their San Francisco warehouse and one from their warehouse north of the other. I'd assume that since it's 1.8 pounds that it's both combined. We'll see. I figure this is good to know for anybody considering Timbuk2 and want a bag quickly.
That's the one I sent back, hope they got the stains out! :D:D:D:D:D