The Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger Bag is made for your person who commutes function with or school as well as the frequent business traveler alike. I even saw a YouTube video of a marathon bike rider who was raving about his Commute 2.0.
This is a redesigned and updated version from the previously designed model, and it has a lot of amazing features. It is made of durable nylon that can stand at least the elements. The bike rider reviewer mentioned that he dropped his bag more often than once when he fell off his bike in slippery weather. While I assume I'd want to drop the bag (with a laptop inside- yikes!) to prove that the material is durable, I guess it's nice to know this guy already has, and his bag lived to tell the tale :)
The large front flap is associated with TPU. TPU is short for 'thermoplastic polyurethane.' This is innovative type of rubber that is waterproof and flexible. This is the same protective 'skin' that we buy and use to conceal our cellphones and iPods.
The bottom in the Timbuk2 Commute is manufactured out of a heavy waterproof rubber material called Hypalon. The rubber bottom is definitely a good assumption. I can't tell you how often I have hesitated to put my laptop messenger bag on the ground because the bottom wasn't reinforced with rubber. Being capable set my bag down saves smaller back and shoulders, which is always a good thing.
The design exactly what I would consider sleek and understated, yet stylish. It's definitely not too loud. You can choose from a variety of colors, whatever suits your personal concept. I happen to like Potrero, which can like a dark beach sand color, similar to khaki, but that's just me (Potrero is shown just as long as the right, at the start of this section).
The computer compartment within is lined with plush corduroy, safeguarding your laptop from scratches and mud. When I was using a substandard bag, I needed a computer sleeve to protect my laptop from scratches when I carried it around. Exercise routines, meal an extra step that I didn't need.
The Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Laptop Messenger Bag is competitively priced at $89 - $120 on Amazon and comes in three sizes, with respect to the size of your laptop (See sizes below). The design and durable construction make this bag well worth it's price and I highly recommend getting this done.