Stewart Rosoff – Verified Buyer
A light weight and spacious messenger bag, which is easy to use. The velcro closing flap is quiet to open. Nice if one is at a concert or ceremony and needs to get something in the bag like a cough drop.
Good zippered space for smaller items.
The bag's material is relatively soft and nice to handle.
I do wish I had ordered a carrying handle.
I am very satisfied with this purchase.
Thank you for your work.
St. Paul, MN
bmw111 – Verified Buyer
Great product, and USA made, which matters more and more. Generally satisfied, but would order next size up if I did it over. The bag seems a bit "thin," especially when equipped with the laptop sleeve (hey, I've only got an iPad in there). Also, the lightness (which I do appreciate), seems to have been gained at the expense of–for lack of a better descriptor–"ruggedness." I'm absolutely not saying the bag isn't tough or can't/won't stand up to a beating, it just doesn't exude that vibe when touched, poked, prodded. Overall, I will consider Rickshaw again, but look at a larger size and also something a bit more rugged.
Kara Shine – Verified Buyer
I never heard of this company before, but the website and company philosophy made me take a chance. I didn't expect to love the bag as much as I do. It's great for walking around the city and fits a ton of goodies from the farmers market! I love the adjustable strap too-it's super easy to adjust on the fly with one hand. Overall, great bag and I'd definitely consider buying more in the future. Thanks Rickshaw!!
I realized I hadn't reviewed my Zero medium, yet... and I've had it for about a year now! LOVE this bag. It is showing no signs of wear, after a year of almost daily use that included bike commuting in inclement weather, sunshine, being thrown on many floors, and travel in cars, planes, and trains. I really does look brand new.
I *strongly* recommend messaging the staff directly about special needs. They were perfectly happy to have waterproof liner and a blinky light strap added (before these were regular offerings). It's lightweight, yet I have never had a problem fitting my entire load. In fact, if I ever load it so full it's uncomfortable to carry, it's a sign to me that it's not the right day to bike commute. I do NOT have the extra straps. I find I don't miss them- if the bag is so full it can't be held by the velcro, it's probably not the day to bike. Perhaps I would add them if I got another one, if I could have the SHHH! option.
When bike commuting, I can load:
-lunch in a tiffin or Mr. Bento lunchbox,
-my bike lock and cable which fit perfectly in the front pocket,
-my work calendar
-an extra shirt and sweater
-my wallet and a little girlie bag
-a Kindle touch
-(not every day) my macbook in its sleeve.
-I also keep the deluxe drop pocket in there all the time.
I did a grey exterior with purple piping and turquoise interior. I love the pops of color. I've taken it as my "personal item" on several flights. Because it's small and squshy, it's never been challenged.
All in all, the big drawback is that it's so well made that I have no opportunity to buy another one. So I'm looking at the folios and will probably have a custom folio made soon!
I wish the Market Tote would come back. I didn't like the image, but if a plain tote came out, I'd love that for the weekly Farmer's Market ride. Currently, I empty out my Zero to take shopping.