Extremely light and comfortable but not much protection for a laptop. Very comfortable to carry around for long periods of time.
I love my messenger bag! It was everything I hoped it would be.
Ordered this in order to carry around of piece of San Francisco with me when I moved to Chicago. I am more then happy with how the bag turned out. It looks great and carries all daily essentials I need for grad school. By far the best and most comfortable messenger I have owned!
I could never get other bags to "sit" on my back so I thought I simply didn't like messenger bags. But the Zero has completely changed my view on that. It sits on my back as if it was never meant to do anything else! I was first worried about the velcro being only in the middle but I actually feel it's perfectly safe.
It's so much more comfortable and the weight is supported better than any other bag I've ever owned. To be honest, I've been ignoring all my other bags since I got this one. And they're beautiful leather bags but... I can never fit this much in them. I mean, the Zero will take my 13inch mac air, the gazillion of useful little things I always seem to carry around with me, my to-go cup AND a huge water bottle. And it's still pretty light for that.
I normally don't write reviews--even if I like something--but I just had to this time! I LOVE my bag I bought a Customized Medium Zero Messenger Bag (one of the tweeds and I added buckles which come in very handy) and it is probably the best bag I've ever owned... and that's saying a lot because I own quite a few bags. I'm always searching for the perfect one. I may have to find a new obsession though, because I don't need another bag now that I have this one.
It is simple, stylish, practical, durable and made here in the States. I use this bag for everything and it has not disappointed me yet. I travel from NYC to a small town in Massachusetts quite a bit and it carries my essentials very nicely without being too big. I treat this bag like my purse in most cases too, so I expect a lot of it.
The online ordering process was wonderful too. I liked being able to customize my bag and to see what it was going to look like before ordering it plus the product information was extensive and the whole website was a pleasure to use. Thank you for this, Rickshaw Bagworks! So many sites are clumsy and difficult to navigate. I find that if a company's website is designed well, so are their products. This is not always true, but often it is and this is definitely one of those times.
So, long story short, this is a great bag that successfully combines form and function. I would recommend this bag and this company to everyone.