Fire-Resistant Bag

Timbuk2 bags withstand fire

We occasionally get amazing stories from our community of bags saving their lives in bicycling and motorcycle accidents. Recently we received this letter from Jim, truly a story that we were amazed by: Dear Timbuk2, There is a quick story I wanted to share with you about one of your bags which I’ve had for [...]

Red Hook Crit 2014

Red Hook Crit

The Red Hook Crit went down last weekend and will surely be remembered as one of the toughest, wettest, fixed gear criteriums to date. The conditions were nearly unbearable. Stinging cold, blustery winds, and absolutely relentless rain didn’t stop organizer David Trimble, volunteers and participants from putting together an exhilarating show. Volunteers swept away puddles, [...]

Red Hook Crit Claro

Red Hook Crit Claro Messenger

In celebration of the third year of the Timbuk2 x Red Hook Criterium partnership, we have customized the lightweight and weatherproof Claro Messenger with a stealthy black-on-black logo. Exclusively available at here. Extremely lightweight and weatherproof, the Claro combines technical fabrics and seam construction with superior fit and smart, simple pocketing for a fast, everyday [...]

25 for 25 Winner


Meet Ken, one of the lucky winners of our 25 for 25 messenger contest on Facebook. Ken has been a Timbuk2 aficionado for quite some time and his prize was a great addition to his growing Timbuk2 collection. I received my 25th anniversary Timbuk2 and I love it. You guys are the best. I have [...]

Fabric Flips


We change our selection of specialty fabrics for Custom Messengers five times a year. We call these rotations”fabric flips”. The process isn’t as cut and dry as one might think. There’s quite a bit of planning, discussing and testing prior to buying huge rolls of fabric. We first select fabrics from swatches that come into [...]

Samahope WIYB

Wangmo in Nepal

We recently connected with a local non-profit called Samahope. Samahope is a crowdfunding platform that mobilizes funds for heroic doctors who provide life-changing surgeries for women and children in low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Millions of women and children worldwide suffer from debilitating but treatable health conditions. The doctors that [...]

Timbuk2 Tales

Michael Mimi & The Bag

We recently received an email from someone who ran into a very special bag down in Santa Cruz. As it turns out, this vintage Timbuk2 messenger featured their father on the inside flap and we were more than intrigued by the story. Read all the details on this cyclist and how they came across this [...]

Tailgater Giveaway

Tailgater Bags

With the Superbowl knocking on our doors and our collective bellies, we’re stoked to see the best defense and best offense hit the field. We came up with our some very special edition Tailgater Messengers colorized after the two championship teams and fitted with our cooler insert. They are the perfect party bag. With a [...]

You stole my look!


Well, this really happened. Three of our lovely employees all came into the office wearing the same look, and nope they hadn’t planned this out. So, who rocked those stripes the best? Kasey isn’t too pleased. “prisoners of nautical trends”

Golden Ticket Winner

Golden Ticket Winner

We had another lucky Golden Ticket winner over the holidays, a gift within a gift would you believe! Meet Matthew who was the latest to come away with a $300.00 gift certificate to and a tour to our factory. • Name: Matthew M. • Where you live: Nashville, TN • Profession: A software developer [...]