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Topo Designs Messenger 13L Bag

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Messenger 13L Bag

One of the burliest messenger bags you'll ever come across, the Topo Designs Messenger Bag is constructed with a truck tarp liner, waterproof zippers, and a top flap to keep all of your gear well-protected from the elements. A robust 1000D nylon construction withstands crowded city sidewalks and rough bike commutes, while the truck tarp liner helps keep moisture at bay. The dual closure system with g-hooks and hook-and-loop material at the top flap secures all of the bag's contents, and the bottom compression straps cinch down to keep the carry stable. Among the many pockets, a padded laptop sleeve safely carries your computer (up to 15-inches), while the padded, removable, and adjustable shoulder strap hepls you customize your comfort level.

  • Tough messenger bag for demanding commutes in uncertain conditions
  • !000D nylon fabric withstand serious wear and tear
  • Water-resistant liner helps protect your gear from the rain
  • Adjustable, removable shoulder strap had padding for comfort
  • Multiple pockets organize lunch, layers, books, and computers
  • Compression straps help stabilize the load
  • Item #TPO006P

1000D nylon, [liner] vinyl
13L (793cu in)
Shoulder Strap
[external] 1 small front zip, 1 large padded back zip, [internal] 1 vertical zip
Laptop Sleeve
yes, padded (up to 15in)
yes, band
top flap, 2 hook-and-loop straps
17 x 12 x 6in
Claimed Weight
2lb 7oz
Recommended Use
casual, commuting, travel
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65


This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3

A few frustrating features

I've put it through the wringer

Solid construction, super durable, and I love the aesthetic, which is why I got it. However, as another reviewer noted, there are a few design flaws that are really frustrating to deal with. 1. Flap design - the sides of the flaps are slightly tapered/attached, which means you can't one-handedly flip the flap up to quickly access anything in the bag. Instead, you have to set your bag down and force the flap up with both hands. Frustrating for a biker on the go. 2. Strap design - When I walk >1/2 mile with this bag on, the strap gradually loosens to the point where the bag is falling off my shoulders. I've figured out a work around by knotting and double looping the strap, but this shouldn't happen. Also, I misread the description before purchasing and thought the huge strap pad was removable. It isn't--too bad. I'm considering purchasing some seatbelt material and making my own strap. I really like the waterproof lining, pocket placement, interior water bottle loops, and colors, but after a few months of trying it out, this bag is gathering dust and I've gone back to using my ratty old Timbuk2 until I figure out a solution to problem #1, above.

>Rating: 5

Great little bag

I've used it several times

(this is Tyson's wife) I got this as a birthday gift and I absolutely love it. It's perfect for my commute to work and super comfortable. I originally got the red color but it was just a bit too bright for me, so I went with the green instead and couldn't be happier.

>Rating: 4

Two Flaws

I've put it through the wringer

One is the flap design, and the second is the strap that doesn't swivel. other than that, the bag is perfect.