Cyclists and cycling fans are no doubt enthralled to see their sport’s premier event, the Tour de France, underway and in full swing. It’s only appropriate then that Timbuk2, a company that consistently tops the podium in messenger bag design and construction offer the Timbuk2 Limited Edition Tour de France Climber Messenger Bag ($120) to pay homage to the jerseys afforded race leaders. Here you’ll see the red and white polka-dot design donned by the aptly-awarded “King of the Mountains”. By no means inconspicuous, this bag’s design blatantly announces your prowess and conquests. Of course, Timbuk2 also offers this commemorative edition in yield, emerald, and white, jersey colors (shown in our gallery after the jump) that denote the race’s overall leader, sprints leader, and youth leader respectively.
Beyond the stylings of the Tour edition bags lies beaucoup features and functions, not to mention a massive storage volume. Most notably, this messenger incorporates Timbuk2’s True Fit cam buckle, which allows for the simplest and most stable adjustments to the shoulder strap of any bag we’ve seen to date. Exterior construction of ballistic nylon pairs with a waterproof interior TPU liner to afford inside-out durability and resistance to whatever the elements or your ridiculous hauling habits can throw at it. We’re also glad to see the inclusion of a large stash pocket at the back of the bag to allow for stable transport of files, books, or all but the fattest laptops. All in all, the Timbuk2 Limited Edition Tour de France Climber Messenger is sure to score you points with your two-wheeling friends but will not make your poorly-spoken French come-ons any more effective. When it comes to oozing Euro-cool, leave that to the bag.