Brian Brennan – Verified Buyer
I'm coming from a six year old custom Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger, size medium.
It's fully awesome that the components in this bag are modular. The laptop sleeve in the timbuk2 is sewn in so when I wasn't carrying my laptop, which was decent amount of time, I was wasting about 25% of the bag's capacity. Which is a bummer.
The bag is fairly comfortable, though it'd be nice if the shoulder strap was even more adjustable. I'm short-to-average height, about 5'7", and fully adjusted the bag still hangs lower than I'd like. But that's personal preference and your mileage may vary. The timbuk2 bag was ridiculously adjustable, and much easier to make adjustments, though it'd leave you with this big stupid loop of extra strap. In that regard, this bag is better because it handles the excess strap intelligently (which is why the adjustability is limited).
I wouldn't say this bag is heavy -- it's about the same weight, if not lighter, than my old bag and it has greater capacity. Certainly if I fill it up with dense materials it will be heavy, but that's a function of the space the bag provides, not of the bag itself.
Overall, very happy with my zero messenger.
cassandra jones – Verified Buyer
I love my new bag. I use it to carry my stuff to and from school. I probably should have gotten the medium sized bag, because the large is so big it just means that I will carry more work home with me. Several of my coworkers have commented on it and I have let them all know where they can get one.
Chris – Verified Buyer
The bag looks great, it's well constructed, and it is extremely spacious. Compared to other bags its size, it's easily half the weight. Unfortunately, the strap isn't as long as I had hoped. I'm 6'5", so the top of the bag sits just above my waist. Ideally, another 6" of strap would let me rest the bag at a more comfortable hip level.
Blake Caliguiri – Verified Buyer
I love this bag. Got it as a gift and it was the highlight of my holiday. Fits everything I need and the things i don't with room to spare. A fantastic bag and the ability to customize is amazing. I got caught in the rain with my Rickshaw bag and I didn't fear for my kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod, or computer which was all in the bag at the time. The waterproof material is amazing and worth the extra bit. I need to get more accessories for it now. Love this bag!
Scott Steves – Verified Buyer
Scary good at swallowing everythign I throw in there, and it's kinda creepy how well it conforms and stays in place, whether I'm carrying it low or high. Also freaky-easy to find my stuff with the light-color lining. This is without a doubt the most comfortable bag I've used - in fact, it's kinda spooky how much I like this bag!