When I bought the original City Tote a while back, I could never get on-board with the awkward backpack-slash-shoulder strap set up. This was a real downer, because I really liked the idea of a versatile, low profile bag that could be both worn on my shoulder and carried by hand when desired. After eyeing the up-dated messenger-style cross-body strap, I decided to give the City Tote another try, and couldn’t be happier I did.
With slimmer computers and mobile devices, this bag is ideal, both in its practical utilitarianism and simple, grown-up good looks. Unlike my Jack Spade waxed canvas messenger, which, after years of wear is still stiff as a board and digs uncomfortably into my body, the City Tote’s soft, flexible Cordura® Nylon sits just right, no matter how high or low you carry it. You throw it on, and you’re off.
While I notice that most of the reviews of the City Tote are written by women, I’d like to share with my brothers out there that this is an excellent, stylish-but-not-too-stylized bag for guys, sure to be used day-in and day-out.
What's more, the added bonus in buying a Rickshaw Bag, and one of the things I enjoy best about their product, is its color selection, which includes an ample offering of what I would call “man’s colors” that you can pull together in customizing a bag. This time around I went with Codura Ranger (a kind of army green) for my interior, Codura Old Navy for my interior and Codura Cave for my binding. Not too bad.