Arynn – Verified Buyer
I ordered one of the tweed messenger designs. Best decision I ever made. This is by far the best messenger bag that I have ever owned. It is sturdy, attractive, and unique in every way. It can hold my padfolio full of paper, MacBook 13", 2 Extra Large Moleskine Notebooks, 2 Large Moleskine Notebooks, and 1 textbook. I also bought the deluxe drop pocket, which is great! It has room for several pens and accessories. I also bought the strap pad and I am glad that I did. I stuff this bag to the MAX! And it can get pretty heavy, so the cushioned strap pad definitely helps ease the weight on my shoulder. Overall, I would definitely buy again and again and again. If I had the money I would have a different bag for every day of the week! Amazing bags!
Kristen – Verified Buyer
YAY!!! I am super excited about my new bag :) I got the Zero Messenger bag in Medium and it fits my life perfectly. The tweed was the perfect touch that makes my bag fancy enough to use for the office too. I wanted a bag I could use on the weekends stomping around town and that I could use for work. I was afraid a messenger bag would be too casual for work but it works out perfectly with the fancy grey tweed. Basically the bag far surpasses my expectations in looks.
I am also extremely pleased with the functionality of my messenger bag. I got mine done up with a strap pad, waterproof lining, buckles, and a delux drop pocket. To my delight my medium bag even fits my big bulky 16inch laptop, although I don't feel inclined to lug that thing around with me too frequently. I admit the big laptop doesn't fit as well as my works MacBook. I am really glad I got the delux drop pocket too. It was made perfectly for holding life's essentials. I tend to throw my wallet inside, my keys get strapped onto the keyholder (so smart!), it has a pocket for my phone, a clear pocket so I will never lose my Clipper card, and nerdy pen pouches so my pens don't ruin sweatshirts/jackets. The pocket conveniently can be placed in easy to reach locations in my bag. All I have to do is adjust the velcro right and I can swing my bag around and have all essentials right at my fingertips.
Stuffing. I stuff my bags. This one stuffs extremely well! On an extra busy day I have managed to cram MacBook (and associated cords & locks), like 4 composition books/legal pads/binders, lunch, smaller nalgene bottle, slip on shoes, umbrella, fleece jacket, u-lock, gloves, wallet, phone etc........ On a day I don't have to bring so much work around with me I am thrilled to have a light load and comfortably carry fleece jacket, slip on shoes, wallet, and u lock. I think having ordered the add on buckles allows for more over stuffing as well as security and yes sometimes my bag looks a little bulgy but everything is neatly tucked away in its place with no nonsense streaming out of the sides. On my light days the bag is still perfectly functional being way less full, it is so super light and sits very comfortably on my back. I could (and have) carried it around with me for long hours with minimal discomfort. I say minimal because all bags, even the tiniest of purses, eventually start to bug.
Anyway. Enough rambling. I was hesitant to spend this much money on a bag at first but after reading all of the rave reviews and seeing how simple and functional these bags were on actual users all about town I decided I had to give it a try. I am really happy with my purchase! I love my bag!! Now my boyfriend is jealous and I just might have to get him his very own.
Matt B – Verified Buyer
I really do love this bag so I my only option would be if you could add some light weight padding to the inside main area and back of the bag. This is not really a compliant but a wish list item. I just used this bag for everything and its bigger and easier than than you think to use
I've had this bag a couple years now, and I think at that time this material was still new to the line. It's held up so well and looks like just like when I took it home with me. It gets a lot of compliments, and it holds my work laptop, my notebook and folders, charger and headphones. It's been a great reminder of the bay now that I live in NOLA, and no one else has a bag quite like it here, so that's another perk.
Overall super happy with it and highly recommend. Go for the yellow interior!