About 15 years ago the late designer/artist Rex Ray collaborated with Timbuk2 and a San Francisco art gallery to create a limited edition messenger bag. It was done as a fundraiser to support arts in the SF public schools. This is one of those bags. I’ve carried it for all these years, hauling it almost everyday, wherever I go. And all these years I’ve seen other bags that I think I might want once this one falls apart. But this one just won’t quit. So I keep throwing it over my shoulder, almost without notice, taking fully for granted its rugged endurance.
But now I think, what else do I own that has survived 15 years of daily use and has never failed to do its job? Nothing comes easily to mind.
Without much intention this bag has become very much one of my most dependable and most used tools. So here’s to you, my Timbuk2, you have more than earned my respect and gratitude.
Timbuk2 messenger bag, Circa 2005?