First off, everyone I spoke with at Rickshaw was great - I think it was three, maybe four different people. I added to my order two (maybe three?) separate times and everything was delivered as requested.
I have been using my bag regularly and I am sooo glad it is the size it is. Nature abhors a vacuum and it serves one of my desired purposes of being unable to carry even more stuff. It works fine for me as is. In case it doesn't show by default, my bag is a customized messenger for iPad 2 with a simple internal (Velcro) bag and a cross strap. The cross strap length adjuster could use more friction - well, I mean for the loose longer end. The actual length I set holds fine.
I carry my iPad with charger, large Moleskine, a book, pen/pencil, and a variety of other stuff.
I've had the bag etc since the end of 2011 so have had time to run everything through its paces. Flap has not curled significantly. This was a worry for me pre-purchase due to the single Velcro flap strip.
I do suggest sewing the iPad slot bottom slightly higher than the bag bottom. Maybe a bit of padding at the bottom of the slot as sewing it higher may create more difficult manufacture. This would add a bit more protection for the iPad when the inevitable bag-drop occurs off a hook or the back of a chair or via butter fingers. Just sayin', and I have not experienced damage.
Would I buy it again, knowing what I know? Absolutely yes. Would I buy more RickshawBags product? Yes, based on my current experience and as long as they continue to be made in the United States.
This was exactly the type of bag I needed. I am able to safely store my iPad. I can see everything contrasted against the yellow background inside the bag. The closure keeps everything safe and sound inside the messenger bag. When I am sitting at a table, I can flip the top of the case inside the pocket and have a secure reading stand. I also want to tell you all how much I appreciated your customer service. I had no difficulty returning a bag when I needed something smaller. Thank you. Yours, Margaret Tomasik, Roanoke, Virginia
My RICKSHAW messenger bag for my iPad is fantastic. It's sleek! sharp and spacious. In addition
to my IPad, it holds my H2O Bobble, notebook, scarf, and sunglasses. My writing supplies, iPhone iPod and other small items fit in my deluxe pocket. One really cool thing is that I could choose
my materials from a multitude of colors and types of material. My gorgeous bag is black H2O proof
X-PAC with a red X-Pac interior and marine blue trim. Needless to say I get compliments on it all the time. RICKSHAW bags rock!! Thanks for making a great bag!!
william reynolds green
I am not sure how I got along with out it.
Everything I could've hoped for and more! I spent several months looking into which Rickshaw bag to purchase and decided that the Messenger Bag for iPad made the most sense - I was not disappointed!