The Good The Timbuk2 Power Commute Messenger bag's battery pack charges your phones, tablets, and cameras on the fly and in a stylish package.
The Bad The famous Timbuk2 design is restricted here to one size and color, and with the power brick, it's not cheap.
The Bottom Line If you're looking for stylish bag with a plethora of pockets that can also recharge your devices on the go, Timbuk2's Power Commute Messenger is exactly what you want.
Power Commute makes recharging easy, stylish
Few things can be more frustrating than when your phone battery dies just as you're looking up directions or you're in the middle of an important call. Timbuk2's Power Commute Messenger bag solves that problem with a clever battery brick, while dressing it up in one of the best bag designs on the market.
If you're not familiar with Timbuk2 bags personally, you've almost definitely seen them around. The swirl logo and the three-panel design have been in use nearly from the company's founding in 1989 and have helped create an iconic look for their wares. The Power Commute stands 19.7 inches wide at the top, 16.3 inches wide at the bottom, 12.8 inches tall, and 5.9 inches deep. It weighs in at 2.7 pounds.
It's made of the same kind of ballistic fabric from which the majority of Timbuk2 bags are made, but unlike many Timbuk2 bags, you can't customize the Power Commute. It's only available in black and gunmetal gray, with algae green highlights that give it a "dark energy" look.