Timbuk2 Light Bright Messenger Bag review

Bombproof bag

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £90.00 RRP
Timbuk2 Light Bright Messenger Bag

Our review

Pricey, but bombproof build and loads of neat features make it a sound investment
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Timbuk2 are the original San Francisco messenger bag brand, are still at the top of their game and this latest offering is no exception. The new Light Bright bag gets a big ultra reflective red stripe on its waterproof nylon body for increased commuting visibility. The big gusseted flap will shrug off storms and drizzle alike.


It’ll swallow a vast amount of gear in the big 30x25x15cm central section, with laptop divider, while the vast array of internal apron pockets, wallet-style card slots and multiple zipped front pockets will keep the most neurotic compartmentalist happy. The side zipped stash is super useful for whipping out keys/wallet/cash without unstrapping the whole bag, but there’s a quick-release buckle on the long main strap so you don’t have to readjust it every time you use it.


Padded shoulder strap, optional side strap to stop it swinging round when you’re giving it beans and a stiff LED light loop complete the standard spec but there’s also a full custom colour and feature option on the Timbuk2 site.  

Product Specifications


Name Light Bright Messenger Bag (12)
Brand Timbuk2

Description This laptop messenger takes low-light riding to a whole new dimension, with an obsessively water-resistant construction that shrugs off downpours and morning drizzle. Graced with a reflective racing stripe, it's perfect for staying visible during late-night joyrides.
Features • Lightweight coated waterproof nylon with water-tight flap construction. • Reflective racing stripe keeps you visible during nighttime rides. • Memory-adjust cam buckle eliminates daily fit adjustments. Just unclick the cam, put the bag over your shoulder, and lock the cam back in for a perfect fit every time. • Napoleon side entry pocket allows you to grab your cash and keys without opening the messenger flap. Zipper closure keeps your goods safe. Hallelujah! • Internal slash pocket against the back wall of the bag provides a padded, firm place for you to store files and laptops, with or without the case. • Vista loop for "blinky" bike light attachment. • Coordinating coated nylon strap pad included. • Imported