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[MEC] Timbuk 2 Transit

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[MEC] Timbuk 2 Transit

Those who need a urban bag this one isn't bad...
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You can try PMing the Timbuk2 store in Toronto if there’s no stock.
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I've been using the Command bag by Timbuk2 for a year now:

- That hook design on the front is a major pain in the rear to unhook. It came to a point where I just didn't bother anymore and only use the velcro now.
- The material on the padded strap doesn't have anything to grip to stop it slipping. So if you wore the bag with a winter jacket on, it slips fairly easily. So if you leaned over or bent down to tie your lace or something, this tends to swing over easily.
- Not sure about this model but there's limited stability to the bag so when you keep it on a table, it's going to fall over flat. Leaning it against something is tricky too since the cover material is slippery.

The bag is pretty decent and I still use it but I can't say I love it because of these niggles.

The waterproof material works well (easy to clean too) and the padded laptop partition is great.
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Jimmydeals wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 3:32 pm
I've been using the Command bag by Timbuk2 for a year now:

- That hook design on the front is a major pain in the rear to unhook. It came to a point where I just didn't bother anymore and only use the velcro now.
- The material on the padded strap doesn't have anything to grip to stop it slipping. So if you wore the bag with a winter jacket on, it slips fairly easily. So if you leaned over or bent down to tie your lace or something, this tends to swing over easily.
- Not sure about this model but there's limited stability to the bag so when you keep it on a table, it's going to fall over flat. Leaning it against something is tricky too since the cover material is slippery.

The bag is pretty decent and I still use it but I can't say I love it because of these niggles.

The waterproof material works well (easy to clean too) and the padded laptop partition is great.
Darn, I had my sights set on the Command bag for a while now, as I thought I would like the hook design (I don't like clips). I was also looking at it due to my current cheap should bag having a really slipper shoulder pad... I guess I will do some more bag-searching :(
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Thanks OP was looking for a bag like this
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cgg123321 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 6:41 pm
Darn, I had my sights set on the Command bag for a while now, as I thought I would like the hook design (I don't like clips). I was also looking at it due to my current cheap should bag having a really slipper shoulder pad... I guess I will do some more bag-searching :(
Jimmydeals wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 3:32 pm
I've been using the Command bag by Timbuk2 for a year now:

- That hook design on the front is a major pain in the rear to unhook. It came to a point where I just didn't bother anymore and only use the velcro now.
- The material on the padded strap doesn't have anything to grip to stop it slipping. So if you wore the bag with a winter jacket on, it slips fairly easily. So if you leaned over or bent down to tie your lace or something, this tends to swing over easily.
- Not sure about this model but there's limited stability to the bag so when you keep it on a table, it's going to fall over flat. Leaning it against something is tricky too since the cover material is slippery.

The bag is pretty decent and I still use it but I can't say I love it because of these niggles.

The waterproof material works well (easy to clean too) and the padded laptop partition is great.
To be honest I got the command about a month ago and I love it. It’s a bit on the small side but you can’t have it all. If you want something versatile and durable you have to sacrifice capacity.

I actually kinda like the hooks. They were annoying st first but they are so fast to use and reliable also. As for the strap I haven’t had the issue you have.

My only real complain is that the internal storage area is limited. You can’t really pack a long days worth of stuff in it, but you can definitely use it for a daily carry for work/school.

It doesn’t hurt to have options for bags so if you don’t have a mid size bag, I’d definitely recommend the command
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tunda11 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 8:24 pm
To be honest I got the command about a month ago and I love it. It’s a bit on the small side but you can’t have it all. If you want something versatile and durable you have to sacrifice capacity.

I actually kinda like the hooks. They were annoying st first but they are so fast to use and reliable also. As for the strap I haven’t had the issue you have.

My only real complain is that the internal storage area is limited. You can’t really pack a long days worth of stuff in it, but you can definitely use it for a daily carry for work/school.

It doesn’t hurt to have options for bags so if you don’t have a mid size bag, I’d definitely recommend the command
Which size do you have? I can't remember which one I got but it fits my thinkpad nice and snug.
I agree, the bag can be a little limited when trying load in too much.

Like I said, the few issues I had are just something that affects me enough that I don't love the bag.
However, I still use it and it does function very well for what I need. Definitely not got looking to replace this one any time soon.
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Jimmydeals wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 8:36 pm
Which size do you have? I can't remember which one I got but it fits my thinkpad nice and snug.
I agree, the bag can be a little limited when trying load in too much.

Like I said, the few issues I had are just something that affects me enough that I don't love the bag.
However, I still use it and it does function very well for what I need. Definitely not got looking to replace this one any time soon.
Definitely not gonna replace it at that price tag! I got the medium. It will fit a laptop no problem, but once you add your lunch (I take two meals), you're pretty much at capacity. You can stuff more in but it's kind of a stretch.
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tunda11 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 8:45 pm
Definitely not gonna replace it at that price tag! I got the medium. It will fit a laptop no problem, but once you add your lunch (I take two meals), you're pretty much at capacity. You can stuff more in but it's kind of a stretch.
haha agree - and good point - with once lunch that I take, it's pretty full. Probably not the right use for the bag I guess.
I got it during the 50% off deal that they have every year so got a good price I think.

Still definitely not something I'm going to stop using and better for a professional 'look' than the backpack that I had before.

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