The Timbuk2 Classic messenger bag didn't earn an award in this review, but the scores reveal just how close a call it was. Realistically, this is an excellent bag that we appreciated and enjoyed using — and ultimately lost sleep over when scoring — but the scores aligned with our preferences in the end. It was a very, very competitive review. The Classic is, as the name suggests, a very classic messenger bag. It scored above average in all categories, but not quite high enough to nudge ahead of the competition. We enjoyed using this bag, and recommend it overall.
Timbuk2 dropped some fresh colors and a redesigned logo on the Classic Messenger since we reviewed this bag but confirms that nothing else changed.