Anthony Hyun – Verified Buyer
Overall I'm a fan of this bag. It holds everything I need (Laptop, documents, notepads, books) in a fairly compact package. The quality of the bag is very good. It feels like it will last a lifetime of use without breaking. The downside for me is that with that quality comes a very heavy bag. When it's loaded up with all my stuff it can be a pain to have all that weight on one shoulder. Lately I just carry it more like a briefcase and it has served me well.
I've also purchased a Medium Zero bag for the days when I don't need to carry so much stuff. My advice is buy both bags.
Dawn Hollowell – Verified Buyer
I have had what seems like millions of bags throughout my career and this is the absolute best bag I've ever owned. It is roomy and fits my laptop, files, notebook, phone, cords/cables along with a small clutch. Even with all this stuff in the bag, it is not heavy and does not feel uncomfortable to carry. I think this is a result of the amazing and innovative strap. The padding is in all the right places and the strap can be comfortably configured to be worn over the shoulder or cross body. The best part of the strap is the auto-adjustment feature. While I am wearing it either over the shoulder or cross body, I can easily adjust the length without taking the bag off or even missing a step. You will not be disappointed in this bag.
Pattie Covert – Verified Buyer
My frequently-flying guy likes how the bag rests against his back, instead of weighing down his shoulder. He also thinks the tweed fabric is classy yet durable.
He also appreciates the "Shhhh" magnet tabs that mask the velcro patches—who wants to be the dude interrupting a presentation with a "crrrrrrunch?" Plenty of pockets, all thoughtfully placed and sized, too.
One request—add a strap to connect the bag to rest securely on a carry-on while it's being pulled through an airport?
5/5 stars for this bag. I'm already thinking of who will be my next Rickshaw bag giftee!
Andrew LaPlante – Verified Buyer
Couldn't be happier with the purchase. Customer service was wonderful. Very communicative and informative. Living nowhere near SF (I live in CT) so I couldn't go and actually look at the materials in person made me anxious but all those concerns were put to rest the second I opened the box and saw the bag. The Performance Tweed is more attractive in person than I thought it would be and it blows me away that it's made from recycled plastic.
The bag is really the perfect mix of function and look. It's design was very well thought out and is just plain smart. Tons of pockets for organization but also a good amount of open space in the main compartment. The strap is ridiculously comfortable and super easy to adjust even with the bag stuffed.
A+++. I would recommend Rickshaw in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a great looking and functional messenger bag made by a fantastic company.
Andrew H – Verified Buyer
Fantastic bag for somebody like me. I don't ride a bike to work, I drive. I carry a laptop, some papers, and accessories. Occasionally I need to carry an extra amount of paperwork. But I work in a large office and wanted a bag that looked reasonably professional.
This really fits the bill. The build quality of this bag is amazing -- the best I've owned. There's plenty of space for my stuff -- I haven't really had a chance to pack it full but I can see there's plenty more room for doing so. The magnetic closures work well and are a nice thoughtful touch.
The bag is somewhat bulky even when empty, in part because of the bag's bottom which allows it to stand upright freely. And the fact that the large organizer pocket is on the body side of the bag, as opposed to the outside, could could cause some occasional discomfort depending on what you put in there. But so far it hasn't ben an issue for me.
I cannot rate it based on its bike-friendliness since I haven't used it in that way.
This is my first real venture into a high-end bag, and I'm very happy. You will be too, if you buy it.