Turning 1 in Seattle

Peddler Brewing Co at timbuk2 seattle miir pint glass

Our Seattle store, and its crazy cast of characters turned 1 year old in last month! Thinking about what we could do that would not be just another birthday party, we sauntered down to Albert’s favorite burger joint, Lil’ Woody’s to conjure up some ideas. If y’all are in Seattle, you know this spot is [...]

T is for Toronto

toronto timbuk2 bag blog

Hold onto your maple syrup, poutine, Muskoka chairs, Steam Whistle beer, toques & toboggans, the newest Timbuk2 Store is now open in Toronto, Canada! Yes, oh yes, it’s true we’ve launched our first Canadian flagship location in the epicenter of fashion, entertainment and urban life in Toronto: Queen Street West. Have you seen this outside [...]

A Laboratory in Japan

Timbuk2 Laboratory by Sarika Toriumi on Houyhnhnm

On National Bike To Work Day last month (May 16, 2014), our friends in Japan published a beautifully illustrated guide to the history of Timbuk2 on the fashion, lifestyle and culture mecca blog Houyhnhnm. Tokyo/Paris based artist Sarika Toriumi was called upon to bring some of our most timeless archive images to life through illustrations. If/when we [...]

MEC Bikefest: Vancity

Timbuk2 hunchback bike bag rack MEC

Every year, our very good friends north of the border at Mountain Equipment Co-op, aka MEC, host a series of bike events called Bikefest at each of their 17 stores in Canada. It usually also kicks-off the official start of summer bike riding season and in general, an awesome day outside to nerd out on [...]

Now Riding Denver

Confluence Park, Denver

There’s a lot to love about Colorado: insane biking culture (from Denver Cruisers to USA Pro Challenge), one of the longest (and best) ski seasons in the country, appreciation for hearty food (to fill post-ride bellies, like our neighbors Euclid Hall), craft beer culture, and a ground swell of loyal Timbuk2 fans, it is probably no surprise to hear [...]

Hubway on Ice

Hubway in winter

Boston… Chicago… Minneapolis…   It’s winter. It’s cold. Really cold. We totally get it. You might find that hard to believe that we could understand such a concept, writing from our San Francisco office where today’s high is to reach 72 degrees (22 degrees Celsius for our Common Wealth fans). However, the Timbuk2 office is full 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 [...]

Holiday Baggage

Staff @ Seattle

As we look back at December, we send out the highest of fives for the rockstar team at our new-in-2013 store in downtown Seattle. This marks the first Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/relax-and-eat -chocolate-and-eggnog season for us at our sweet spot at 7th and Pine st. Between the wonderful madness that was Black Friday and Dec 1, this Timbuk2 crew crafted a carny-inspired ”Holiday [...]

Real Resolutions

unnamed

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 [...]

Celebrating a Veteran

Timbuk2 Marine Patrick Graham

We recently met Patrick Graham during a tour of the Timbuk2 factory. He is a Marine Corps veteran who participated in two tours in Iraq. While we very rarely produce one-off Timbuk2 Messengers from fabrics that are sent to us, we made an exception for Patrick as he stood out as someone who more than [...]