Timbuk2 was 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.Shop Timbuk2 Backpacks
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.
Long live the individuals who roam through the 21st century, pushing the city limit wherever they land. Digital nomads aren't afraid to work remotely - from home, coffee shops or 30,000 feet in the air - they are always inspired and never settled. We strive to continue this ethos of living and working without boundaries, inspired by the freedom of bikes but meant for anyone up for an adventure.
Give a damn about our people, products, community, and the environment. What, where, and how we make products matter. We design for initial consumption, repair, reuse, repurposing, and recycling to maximize utility. We think about the future and take our role in shaping it seriously.
Be rock solid -- someone to trust -- and always get it done. We can lean hard on each other because we get it done. "I'm on it." means it's getting done. We don't worry or wonder, because we know. This reliability frees us to forge ahead without looking back.
Anticipate, adapt, evolve, and always move forward. We thrive by moving forward. So when we feel stuck, we do what it takes to forge ahead because progress feels good, new things keep us young, and our customers deserve the best, always.
Listen to our customers and each other and swing into action. We take listening seriously, because we want to be heard. We listen because great ideas are all around us and it would be wasteful to miss them. We listen because we respect our customers and we respect each other. And we pause before we speak, because listening is exhausting.
Innovate, take risks, lead, and ask for permission later. We are comfortable being uncomfortable, we dive into ambiguity, design for the future, have no patience for permission slips, and expect bold, swift moves and fresh, positive solutions. We respect the rules, but sometimes they require breaking them.
Lighten up: Keep it light when things get heavy. We work hard, but never want to take ourselves or our products too seriously. So we surround ourselves with dogs and bikes, build whimsy into our products, and revel in all things San Francisco to remind ourselves of what is big and small.