Made in the Mission

Angela with her custom Tote

We recently invited Angela Tafoya (@angelatafoya), San Francisco Editor of Refinery29 and her boyfriend Eric Bailey (@ericbailey), artist/designer (see his work here), into our San Francisco factory to design and sew bags using our new fabrics. Mission neighborhood locals, Angela and Eric live just a few blocks from our factory, but they’d never been inside. [...]

Red Hook Crit 2014

RHC Timbuk2 Claro

Since 2012, Timbuk2 has sponsored the Red Hook Crit, a fixed gear semi-pro bike race ridden on the city streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn, at night, in the dark. It’s a fast, unique, exhilarating and incredibly fun race to watch. We’re proud to support the 2014 series in Red Hook, Milan, and Barcelona, there’s truly [...]

Look What You’ve Done

New Classic Messenger Bag

When we decided to reimagine our classic messenger — our original gangsta, beloved work horse, our bread and butter — we turned to you. Your stories and ideas are always surprising and always push us to think differently about our product, process, and what is possible. So first we asked you to show us your [...]

Meet the Team

Mei in Timbuk2's San Francisco Factory

For 25 years, Timbuk2 has sewn made-to-order custom bags in San Francisco. We’re proud of what we make, the people who wear our products, and our thriving manufacturing community. Celebrate the people who make your messenger, our factory team in San Francisco. Meet Mei, Fang, Sing, Michael, Easley, and Nick. Together with other members of [...]

Timbuk2 Team Favorites

Emily Timbuk2 Telegraph Backpack

We all have favorites, even your parents do, they just might not tell you. But rather than feeling slighted, why not embrace it? If everything was totally equal all the time, wouldn’t we want for variety? A little edge is a good thing. So we’ve decided to pull back the curtain and tell you what [...]

Real Resolutions


Resolutions are typically themed around things you don’t want to do. But life is for living right? We don’t carry boring black bags because we don’t want to, so we’re not going to resolve to run on a treadmill because we don’t want to! Rather, we resolve to choose resolutions we want and will stick [...]

Same Day Delivery

Google Shopping Express Parachute

Need a Timbuk2 bag now but can’t deal with a mission to the store? Google Shopping Express to the rescue! We’re very excited to announce our launch with Google Shopping Express. Just in time for the holiday crush, Timbuk2 customers in the San Francisco Bay Area can now get Timbuk2 bags delivered same-day for free [...]

Distilled Collection

Walker Backpack

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Distilled Collection. Available exclusively on and in Timbuk2′s San Francisco and Seattle stores, Distilled is our most grown up collection to date. Crafted in heavy duty canvas with leather details and intelligent pocketing, the collection is comprised of three styles – the Walker Backpack, Proof [...]

Reflective Fellows

Reflective Fellows

Our homepage features a Parisian ocean cleaning robot engineer and San Francisco-based American installation artist, both avid cyclists who wear highly reflective, custom Timbuk2 messenger bags. Say that six times. Cesar Harada and David Gurman in their reflective Timbuk2 messenger bags. We met Cesar and David at the 2013 Ted Fellow Retreat in Whistler, Canada [...]

It’s Better in BC

Bikes on the beach

We recently spent a few days in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia for the first ever TED Fellows Retreat. We were honored to support all 300 TED fellows with custom bags like this. TED Fellows are an impressive group that includes NASA Commanders, underwater robotics inventors, Pakistani composer, web freedom crusaders, and Mongolian archaeologists. Just [...]