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 [...]

Golden Ticket Winner!

Golden Ticket Winner Kristin

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we are happy to announce that our first ever Timbuk2 Golden Ticket has been retrieved in the chilly town of Littleton Colorado. Our winner Kristin designed a very sweet looking bag, and upon opening it found that magic golden ticket: “Hello Timbuk2! I’ve found a golden ticket in my [...]

Custom Fabric Inspiration


Our women’s designer Kacie shares her inspiration for the new prints she chose for our customizer. Check them out here. Kaleidoscope: Warm and cool tones in a global graphic mashup that makes you want to drop everything and go. This feminine Kaleidoscope holds its own with rugged denim or durable ballistic nylon. Recently customized in [...]

New Timbuk2 Customizer

New Timbuk2 Customizer

Hello Future! Meet the new Timbuk2 customizer. Now available on the iPad and in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, our customizer has finally swiped its way into 2013. Our new customizer features: One Page Customization: Customize every detail of your bag on one bigger, better page. How convenient! Filtered Start Page: New filters on our start [...]

Fabric Inspiration

Zebra fabric inspiration

We launched new specialty fabrics in our customizer last night and cannot wait for you to go nuts with this classic but wild offering. The theme of this fabric assortment is Back to Nature: zebra, peacock, and wool (from sheep). How do we come up with this stuff? Our designers watch the runways, obsess over [...]

New Fabrics in Town


We just launched some fun new fabrics last week and eagerly await to see some great creations. Here are some shots from the first bags with these specialty fabrics. Bike buddies fabric: Americana Stars: Stripetastic:

Custom Bags Galore


Celine and her crew came to San Francisco from Switzerland to start their West Coast road trip. She was excited to order some San Francisco made custom bags, so we held on to them at the factory and showed her and her friends around when she came to pick them up. We think she did [...]

Abacaxi & Banh Mi

Abacaxi and Banh Mi make a made in San Francisco picnic. Bike-delivered Banh Mi by San Francisco’s Banh Mi Love You Longtime, picnic basket (custom Swig backpack) by Timbuk2. If only we grew pineapples. . . Via instagram/timbuk2.

Fan Mail: Custom Messenger Love

Oh f*^k, this made our week. Love for made in San Francisco from @Jessica Kahklen (April 12, 2012). See more Timbuk2 fan mail here.

Party with Polka Dots

Ever since we launched our limited edition Tour de France Climber Messenger (circa 2010), we’ve been crazy for polka dots. Today we launched polka dots in our customizer. Polka dots make us think of beach babes, hill climbs, tan lines, clam bakes, and sock hops. They’re innocent but they party; we can’t get enough. Our [...]