Timbuk2 is a San Francisco original. We were founded in a San Francisco garage in 1989 by a bike messenger named Rob Honeycutt and have continuously manufactured in the city’s Mission District ever since. Rob made products that served his needs as a messenger, but it was never that simple. He had huge drive, a knack for brand, and an obsession with just-in-time manufacturing. Timbuk2 brought customization to the masses, selling custom messengers to bike shops in the 90′s and launching the first online customizer in 1999. Our product offering has grown to include luggage and laptop bags, but the made in San Francisco custom messenger remains our iconic style and the heart and soul of our company.
*Timbuk2 ships from multiple warehouses throughout the United States
"Drive the bus!" The irony is not lost on us. Of course we prefer cycling to driving, so an explanation of our motto is in order. In December 2010, the Timbuk2 team experienced an unnecessarily long pause on a ride in San Francisco’s famed Mexican Party Bus. As most action-oriented people would do, we began to chant, “Drive the bus! Drive the bus!” Our fab bus driver and friend Paco hit the gas and we had ourselves a new motto. Next time you get stuck, try thinking or saying, “Drive the bus!” and see what happens. You’ll most likely move forward and bring others with you. Beep beep!