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Covert Classic Messenger (out-of-stock)

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The Covert Classic Messenger by Timbuk2 is a reflective bag that rivals that of a disco ball.  But not during the day, oh no, the Covert looks simple, and dreamy, its just at night when the Covert comes to life.  If riding your bike at twilight or walking home for work is your gig, this is the bag for you.

The covert center panel appears to be a simple fabric, but when hit with lights of a car it lights up like a Christmas tree.  The two side panels add to the safe nature of the bag with interwoven reflective filament sewn throughout.  Ideal for impressing your friends and freaking cars out at night.


  • Reflective Cover center panel; 3M reflective material hiddne behind a monofilament weave
  • Removable cross strap for on the go stability
  • Safety flasher attachment loop
  • Quick adjust side cam shoulder strap
  • Wateproof liner
  • Extra heavy duty stitching
  • Internal organizer pockets and red key tether
  • Strap pad included
  • Reflective tabs
  • Timbuk2 quality guarantee

Gender: Unisex
Dimensions: 14.5 W x 9.75 H x 5.25 Depth
Season: N/A
Vendor ProductId: 185
Review ProductId: 16847


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Timbuk2Covert Classic Messenger

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Covert Messenger

By Al

from Hong Kong

About Me Modern

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive
  • Durable 


    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about Timbuk2 Covert Classic Messenger:

    This bag is great. Two minor things: 1. it is all black. The picture makes it look like there is a skunk stripe. The whole bag is reflective, even the sides and the shoulder pad on the strap... only the strap is non reflective. 2. I was hoping that there would be a thin divider for papers and books... similar to what they have for laptops (my other timbuk2 computer bag) except made of thinner material... nope.

    All in all, a good bag. Wish it was lighter, but with the shoulder pad, you don't notice as much.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Durable and Functional

    By KJH

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer


    • Attractive
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 


    • Heavy / bulky 

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Day Trips
    • Extended trips 
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Timbuk2 Covert Classic Messenger:

    A great durable messenger bag with a hidden secret. I work weird hours doing shift work. At times when I leave at night it is comforting to know that I have a bag not only large enough to hold all of my things, but one with added safety of high visibility to oncoming traffic.It is well constructed, with plenty of cargo room, and I always receive compliments on how stylish it looks.The only draw back is that it is a little heavy to carry around, but with all that is going for it, the weight is something I can easily overlook.

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    Awesome reflective style for commuters!

    By Mark

    from Chattanooga, TN

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Staff Reviewer


    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity
    • Reflective
    • Rugged


      Best Uses

      • College backpack
      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Timbuk2 Covert Classic Messenger:

      I LOVE this bag. My roommate and I both have one and I love the style as well as the safety factor of having such a highly reflective bag. If you're a bike commuter or even someone who walks a lot at night, you're going to feel safer with this bag.

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