James Burns – Verified Buyer
Great bag, much lighter than what I was using before. It's also huge, I can put amazing amounts of stuff in and it just eats it up.
I have never been more pleased to write a review! As a person who has survived out of bags from deep wilderness to combat, my standards for quality are rather high. This bag is amazing!
I ordered a large Zero Messenger to use as a diaper bag. I wanted something ultra durable but stylish that could be used later as more than a diaper bag. Like: strong enough for Highland Games kit or general man use. I also wanted it to have a family meaning attached to it (success!), something no mass produced bags offered.
Deciding between the medium and large was difficult because the large is modeled on a non-large person. I didn’t want baby and mother to be strolling around with a monstrous thing. But I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the large. I decided against the medium based on the dimensions of standard diaper bags because the bag tapers down and only matches similar bags at the top. The large is perfect for the current use as well as future uses.
I compared this bag to my $600 handmade rucksack. The rucksack carries 130 pounds without incident. It has seen much abuse and looks great after 8 years, and Rickshaw’s material is an obvious step up in quality. Only the Zero can easily transition between vastly different environments. Other bags this durable are not so versatile. The Zero stitching is superior and attention to detail is apparent. The pursuit of the perfect balance of weight, durability, and cost is never-ending but Rickshaw seems to have made more progress than any other company. I thought I had found it when I spent $600. The large is light and soft to the touch. It is both masculine and feminine (and somehow neither) and more durable than anyone needs it to be.
The accessory options are awesome. Good kit is important and the ability to add on to the interior is a big deal to me. For a diaper bag this will likely prove crucial. It helps to have certain items instantly available when needed versus digging around like an unprepared person. I am very happy with the accessories purchased and the options available for add-ons.
I won’t give the price I WOULD pay for this quality but I got a stellar deal. And I’m planning my next purchase already. Very impressed.
Hector Huezo – Verified Buyer
Great Bag, great fit. I commute to work everyday. Fits a bunch of stuff and Feels great on your back.
Sanford Klanfer – Verified Buyer
I use this bag for everything. It goes to work with me, it goes on planes with me, it goes grocery shopping and clothes shopping with me, it goes on bike rides and park outings with me. It's light, roomy, and perfectly balanced. I can carry a heavy load on my back without any shoulder or back discomfort. My only complaint is if I'm biking, and the bag is mostly empty, it'll shift around on my back. Otherwise, this thing is stellar, and well worth the cost.
Neil Hendin – Verified Buyer
I've owned several bike messenger bags, and this is with out a doubt the best one I've ever used.
I got the Large Zero in Black with Orange binding (the trim along the edges) so it looks great.
I wanted additional waterproofing, as I intend to use this all season, and they suggested the X-PAC fabric, but I liked the look of the Cordura better, so one of their employees, Joe, suggested they might be able to add a layer of X-PAC underneath the cordura for the top flap (where the rain would hit it). There was a small extra cost for this, and a very small weight increase ( a few ounces at most), but it works great so far. It seems they now have this as a standard option "the Stay Dry Liner".
I added the 15 inch laptop sleeve and the large interior drop pocket for pens and such, and it's a great bag overall.
The "ears" that you can see on the side where the strap exits the bag on each side, are a key unique feature of this bag, that I have not seen on any other messenger bag. They sort of hug each side of the user slightly when wearing the bag in the normal messenger position (bag in back, strap across chest) so it shifts side to side much less than any other bag I've worn. This makes for a more comfortable ride.
I love the ability to customize the Rickshaw bags so you get just what you want, you don't really see that from too many other bag vendors. It makes the product uniquely yours, for only a small price premium over an off the shelf product.
I would without question buy this bag again.