Brian Brennan – Verified Buyer
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.
Chris – Verified Buyer
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.
Tanya Bellingham – Verified Buyer
It's been awesome! So much space!! Maybe throw in an optional divider in the big pocket.
Spirrobe – Verified Buyer
I just love my new bag! Not only is it smooth on my back, it also looks just dashing. The only minor inconvenience is the size: I'd love to have it somewhat bigger, as I'm myself also quite tall. The two front pouches are ideal for my books, without damaging them as well.