When it comes to messenger bags, Chicago can learn a thing or two from San Francisco.
Timbuk2’s one of the oldest custom bag companies in the game; everything they make is sewn in the City by the Bay.
Their brick-and-mortar has a custom bag building station, which works in tandem with their online customizer. Check out the options, peruse the ballistic nylon swatches and place your order.
Bag builders go to work on the West Coast; a few days later, you’ve got a trusty new companion.
Also on offer: a full line of carryalls. Like the Walker, a handsome laptop backpack that looks good whether on a bike or not, outfitted with tough waxed canvas.
And the Aviator, a smart suitcase/backpack hybrid with organizational compartments for days.
In addition to all the goods, the store’s got an indoor parklet complete with a bike pump and benches if you need a quick recharge.
Feel free to roll by anytime.