- 100% Nylon
- THE CLOSER CASE: A better version of a classic briefcase
- KEEP IT ORGANIZED: Padded laptop compartment in medium size fits a 15" laptop; Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff; Side stretch pocket for water bottle; Grab your laptop without taking off your bag
- CLEVER EXTRAS: Grab handle for easy lifting; In-pocket key keeper; Reflective hits; Side neoprene pocket; Luggage pass-through for attaching to your wheelie companion doubles as a slip pocket when not in use; Rear access to laptop pocket keeps your device protected while giving more space in the main compartment for other stuff; Padded laptop compartment in small size fits 13in laptop
- MATERIALS & FIT: Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization; Removable shoulder strap; Main body material is rugged 400D Static Polyester
I ordered this bag to replace a heavy leather messenger bag for times that I travel. I have been using this for over 3 weeks now and it is a great bag! It is lightweight, and has lots of storage. I carry a 15" laptop in the padded pocket, and like the convenience of a zipper opening that allows me to extract the laptop without opening the whole flap - especially useful on a plane. I also like the features of a key pocket (again nice for travel when you left your car at the airport) and the water bottle holder. The bag looks great and is extremely useful for my daily needs, so now I use it all the time. My only minor complaint is that the liner of the shoulder strap pad is a little slick, so sometimes it slips off your shoulder easily if you are wearing something equally slick (i.e. nylon wind breaker), but this is very minor and does not take away from a great bag!
The bag is great. A bit on the small side if you are coming from a larger briefcase, but it is nice to limit the amount of stuff I carry all the time. The laptop pouch holds my 15" Macbook Pro with ease, and the luggage handle pocket works perfect. Highly recommend, as the quality is up to the level I expect with Timbuk2
I love, love, love Timbuk2 bags. This was to be a replacement of a Timbuk2 messenger bag I have been using for the last 7 years flying around the world. Unfortunately it is much smaller than it looks in the pictures. I ordered the medium. It is very thin and would not even hold half as much as my old bag. It was beautifully made but would not have worked for me so I ended up returning it.
I recently decided that it was time to step up my travel game. I purchased a new carry on and this travel bag for some upcoming trips. The Timbuk2 The Closer Case was the perfect addition; it allowed me to carry the following items without feeling too cluttered quickly. I was able to fit my iPad, Noise Cancelling Headphones, keys, and digital camera all with additional room to spare, best of all everything was easily accessible.While this bag is not the biggest, it does allow you to store up to a 13" laptop although it may limit some of the other items you bring along. If you are a heavy traveler, it might be worth upgrading to the medium bag.
I don't need to carry a lot in my work bag and the narrower bottom width of the Closer is just about right - not bulky at all. Love that the laptop is accessible without having to open the top flap. Same with iPhone in the zippered side pocket. Fits my 13 inch MacBook Pro (2017) comfortably but if it’s a bulkier model, might be challenging. And as the title says, it looks professional enough for work without being too fancy. I have a few Timbuk2 bags, and the quality is as expected (metal buckles!). The side neoprene pocket is pretty small; my slim Thermos flask barely fits, so hope it'll loosen up with use.