Product Review:Timbuk2 Especial Claro Laptop Messenger Bag

For work or for play, today I show you the bag that I use everyday. (VIDEO!)

You may have heard of Timbuk2 or perhaps own some of their products. Today I show you my Especial Claro Messenger bag and give you my thoughts on it from using for the past six months. Check it out in my video review below!

Video breaks down the details of the pros and cons listed below.


  • The medium size is rather spacious
  • Durable
  • Reflective
  • Waterproof


  • A top handle would be useful
  • slanted bottom makes it unstable to stand on it’s own when not full
  • Velcro can get caught on clothing, car seats and cubicle walls when exposed.

Overall I thoroughly enjoy this bag. It’s an older model that is harder to find now, but it’s still out there if you search for it. It has been replaced with a new variant that omits the cobalt color, but should still get the job done.

The NEWER version is available on Amazon here:(NOT THE PRODUCT REVIEWED, BUT THE NEWER MODEL)


The model shown can be found at a few location still. Although these will most likely dry up soon.

LARGE variant of what is shown in the video available on


Most of the other entries I found were from third parties on websites including Newegg(where I initially purchased mine, but directly from them).

If you have one of these yourself, decide to pick one up or have another bag that you love, I would love to hear about it. Let all of us know in the comments!

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