Timbuk2 Introduces New Products and Fabric Offerings to its Core Collection for Fall 2014, Notably Expanding Daypack Offerings

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SAN FRANCISCO (January 16, 2014) - Timbuk2, the original San Francisco bag company, introduces new backpacks, a messenger bag and sophisticated fabrics to its Core Collection for Fall 2014 for its 25th anniversary year at OR Winter Market (#13015). In light of the company’s fast-expanding lifestyle offerings, Timbuk2 coined the phrase “Core Collection” for its bread-and-butter messenger bags and daypacks that represent the foundation of the Timbuk2 identity. No matter your means of transport, the refined Core Collection is functional and super comfortable, meeting the diverse needs of the college student, tech professional and urban commuter.

“Throughout our 25th anniversary year, we have embraced Timbuk2’s heritage as the original messenger bag company while forging our path toward the future,” said Timbuk2 CEO Mike Wallenfels. “Our revamped Core Collection is built for versatility and efficiency with legendary durability, and embodies our mission moving forward: to create products attuned to modern city life that retain the spirit of freedom from which Timbuk2 was born.”

New additions to Timbuk2’s Fall 2014 Core Collection include:

NEW - Timbuk2 Command Backpack – A dressed up TSA-compliant backpack for road warriors.

Available in Black, Diablo, Black/Crimson, Dusk Blue/Black, Marsh, and Carbon Full-Cycle Twill

Retail Price: $129 (OS)

Command Backpack design features include:

  • Dedicated TSA-compliant padded and tricot-lined laptop and tablet compartment fit your 15” MacBook and iPad
  • Padded front iPad mini pocket
  • Channeled airmesh back panel gives your back breathing room
  • Tricot-lined floating pocket for your phone or sunglasses
  • Bottom compression straps with reflectors for hi-vis in low light
  • Multiple grab straps allow for carry as a pack or a briefcase
  • External water bottle pocket
  • Custom fit straps for a more comfortable fit with removable sternum strap and custom bottle opener

NEW - Timbuk2 Moby Backpack – A no-nonsense pack to carry on campus.

Available in Black, Black/Crimson, Dusk Blue Surf Stripe, Diablo, Granite, Dusk Blue/Black, Train Conductor, Caddyshack, and Dark Brown/Black

Retail Price: $55 (OS)

Moby Backpack design features include:

  • Core flap-top pack with expandable volume
  • Front pocket with internal organizer for securing coins or keys
  • Secure buckle closure
  • Airmesh back panel for keeping you cool
  • On-strap bottle opener
  • Subtle reflective hit
  • Internal slash pocket for laptop or files

NEW - Timbuk2 Parkside Backpack– A sleek backpack with smart pocketing to boot.

Available in Black, Black/Crimson, Diablo, Granite, Dusk Blue/Black, Caddyshack, and Carbon Full-Cycle Twill

Retail Price: $69 (OS)

Parkside Backpack design features include:

  • Dual secure zip pockets on the front for smartphone, wallet, keys, chargers or other essentials
  • Slash pocket fits up to a 15” MacBook
  • Custom fit straps for a more comfortable fit with removable sternum strap and custom bottle opener
  • Airmesh back panel to give your back breathing room
  • External water bottle pocket
  • Super easy-access internal organization area for pens and such
  • Solid internal volume for carrying your daily goods

UPDATED - Timbuk2 Showdown Backpack – A backpack with laptop protection and fast-access gadget organization, inside and out.

Available in Black, Diablo, Train Conductor, Dusk Blue Surf Stripe, Carbon Full-Cycle Twill, Marsh, and Cobalt Sunset Stripe

Retail Price: $89 (OS)

Showdown Backpack design features include:

  • Fully padded, tricot-lined, low profile laptop and tablet pocket for full-protection with external access makes it TSA friendly
  • TSA friendly design allows easy access to your 15” MacBook and iPad
  • Custom fit straps for a more comfortable fit with removable sternum and on-strap bottle opener
  • Ventilated back panel to give your back breathing room
  • Super easy-access to internal organization area for pens and such
  • Easy access external “pod” pockets for all iGadgets, cables, power brick, accessories, etc.
  • Faux fur lined front pod pocket for your phone or sunglasses

NEW - Timbuk2 Dashboard Messenger– A low profile messenger fit with a removable laptop sleeve designed to carry your gadgets.

Available in Black, Diablo, Anchor, Dusk Blue/Black, Train Conductor, and Carbon Full-Cycle Twill

Retail Price: $99 (S), $109 (M)

Dashboard Messenger design features include:

  • Full laptop and tablet protection in removable, tricot-lined sleeve (can also be used as a stand alone-case)
  • Quick-access, tricot-lined, on-flap zip pocket for your phone or sunglasses
  • Timbuk2 Double Loop Cam buckle enables easy fit adjustment and eliminates any excess webbing
  • Secondary internal pocket for power brick and cables
  • Internal organizer for pens, cords and other small stuff
  • Fully adjustable shoulder strap with a permanent, super-comfortable airmesh strap pad and removable cross strap
  • Low profile top grab handle for easy heave-ho
  • Partially concealed buckle flap closure with bottom compression straps for subtle and secure closure
  • Waterproof liner
  • Flap corners fold into place for excellent weatherproofing

The Fall 2014 line is available in August at specialty retailers and www.timbuk2.com.

About Timbuk2

Timbuk2 is a San Francisco original, founded 25 years ago by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in the city’s Mission District. Since its inception in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed quality bags, packs and accessories built to last a lifetime, evolving from the original bike messenger company to a pioneer of made-in-America customization and an industry leader in forward-thinking, sustainable manufacturing. The relentless drive to inspire urban mobility, enable individuality and promote responsibility has propelled Timbuk2 forward as it continues fusing passion and style to create durable, functional products informed by the company’s longstanding cycling roots and today’s vibrant city landscape. Timbuk2 products are sold at their two retail stores in San Francisco and Seattle, specialty retailers and online at www.Timbuk2.com.

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