that looks to me like a typical single-strap faux-messenger bag. it's also canvas, not cordura, which means water will come pouring in. not real good for riding.
$57.77 isn't that great of a deal. you can get a real timbuk2 in large for $50-60 lots of places online, and probably a whole lot less on eBay.
The bag you love—now in soft cotton canvas—hauls your gear, rain or shine.
* Bag is made of prewashed cotton canvas and features dual leather strap closures on front flap and an adjustable shoulder strap * Waterproof barrier liner helps keep contents dry
* Features a large main compartment, zippered pocket with separate organizer pockets for small items and a cell phone pocket
* Two external pockets under flap, one with a zippered closure, secure small items
* Leather strap for attaching an LED light (sold separately)
Yeah, I'd think this would be a bit of a dilemma for me since I'm in the market for a new bag, but I think I'm just gonna get a Seagull black bag in one of the new sizes they have for '08. Nothing like a quality bag handmade in the US of A.
i edited my post before you replied, when i realized it has a water barrier. regardless, you're still going to be riding around with a wet bag on your back, as opposed to a bag made of water-shedding material.
I live in socal and get rained on very little. regardless im sure alot of people spend more time riding in dry weather each year than wet so its a trade off. If you have the bag delivered to a REI store it cost 51.77 , if you find it cheaper anywhere else its more than likely gonna be used. i think you and your negativity need to think twice before posting.
I bought it because I like the color and it seems like a good price and think the plastic clips on other timbuk2 bags look tacky. anyways im done responding to you, and take the 12" X 1" seatpost stuck up your ass out already
I don't know what these guys are talking about, that sounds like a pretty good deal to me. According to the first responder, you could have paid as much as $7.77 less (or 1.32 more, before shipping I assume)...so, big deal, who cares. My timbuk2 has lasted me for 6+ years of daily use. And as for it being faux-messenger...timbuk2 is was one of the first companies to produce messenger bags. Not sure how that makes them faux.