Interior: Mint Green Cordura® nylon
Binding: Old Navy Cordura® nylon
Rickshaw Performance Tweed™ is inspired by the famous woolen textiles of Scotland and Ireland. Historically favored by British royalty, sportsmen and a famous Scotland Yard detective we’ve refashioned it for modern mobility in 100% recycled polyester, with a high-tech, eco-friendly, stain-resistant coating. Rickshaw Performance Tweed™ is woven exclusively for us, in the USA.
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The bag looks great, it's well constructed, and it is extremely spacious. Compared to other bags its size, it's easily half the weight. Unfortunately, the strap isn't as long as I had hoped. I'm 6'5", so the top of the bag sits just above my waist. Ideally, another 6" of strap would let me rest the bag at a more comfortable hip level.
I'm coming from a six year old custom Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger, size medium.
It's fully awesome that the components in this bag are modular. The laptop sleeve in the timbuk2 is sewn in so when I wasn't carrying my laptop, which was decent amount of time, I was wasting about 25% of the bag's capacity. Which is a bummer.
The bag is fairly comfortable, though it'd be nice if the shoulder strap was even more adjustable. I'm short-to-average height, about 5'7", and fully adjusted the bag still hangs lower than I'd like. But that's personal preference and your mileage may vary. The timbuk2 bag was ridiculously adjustable, and much easier to make adjustments, though it'd leave you with this big stupid loop of extra strap. In that regard, this bag is better because it handles the excess strap intelligently (which is why the adjustability is limited).
I wouldn't say this bag is heavy -- it's about the same weight, if not lighter, than my old bag and it has greater capacity. Certainly if I fill it up with dense materials it will be heavy, but that's a function of the space the bag provides, not of the bag itself.
Overall, very happy with my zero messenger.
This bag looked a little big when I first got it but after using it for a week I am glad that I went with the bigger size. I bike to work and I can fit an extra change of clothes, shoes, my purse, lunch bag, make-up bag etc. into my Richshaw with no problem and still have room to spare.
The only negative so far is I wish the strap adjusted to a little tighter setting.
Overall, I am super happy with my purchase!
I really like my zero messenger! It is quite large, however. I bought the Messenger Large for the sole fact that I needed it to fit my 15" Macbook Pro. There is a lot of extra space and fabric if I don't fill it to capacity, which doesn't happen often.