Ben Kuhnswrote a review of Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - 549-1709cu in on August 2, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been a messenger bag kind of guy since my teens. This is not my first Timbuk2 and I doubt it will be my last.
Construction is dependable and their bags are comfy and reasonably roomy. You also can't beat the range of sizes and colors available for getting that personal touch you want.
My only hesitation is the laptop portion of the bag. It does accommodate the 15-inch Macbook Pro that is the defacto standard in my industry. The laptop area is not well protected though. I've added a padded sleeve to beef it up a little and I feel better about rolling around with the computer now.
The rest of the storage is easy to use and provides plenty of space for your daily carries - whatever they are. The straps are simple, but seems very durable and easy to use.
I have yet to fly with the bag, but I suspect it will be easy to carry on and comfortable for treks through the terminal.