Alana Byrnes – Verified Buyer
I love my custom Rickshaw messenger bag (medium). I was looking for something slightly bigger than my Patagonia minimass messenger bag to fit my rather large U-lock, breakfast, lunch, and a change of clothes and this was the perfect size. The custom colors I chose look amazing, and the quality customer service is outstanding. I paid extra for the cross strap option which I don't like because it doesn't fit correctly across my body. I also think more pockets (inside and out) and a water bottle holder should be standard on a messenger bag, not an extra paid option. That being said, I would buy another bag in the future if more pockets and a water bottle holder were added, as well as making the "extra" options that I paid for come standard on the bags... for the price I paid with the living social deal.
Karin Fjellman – Verified Buyer
I love this bag. It does the job and looks good all the while! Since it arrived a few weeks ago, it's been my go-to bag. I take it everywhere. I had been searching for a good bag that's attractive and suited for my bike-everywhere lifestyle — I'm definitely pleased that I chose this one!
For one, I love that it's so light and fits more than I think it will. The clasp system on the strap is awesomely simple to adjust, even with a load of groceries on your back.
My only gripe is that the shoulder strap digs into my skin after a few minutes of biking, but that could easily be remedied with the $10 strap pad (and won't be an issue with all the layers I'll be wearing in the winter). I might be investing in one of those soon... as well as some removable pockets down the road. Right now, I'd say this is treating me quite nicely.
Will P. – Verified Buyer
I love my Rickshaw bag. I use it for my daily commute to work. I don't normally carry my laptop with me, but in a pinch the Medium Zero fits my 15 inch MacBook Pro just fine. I didn't get the sleeve, so it might not fit with the Rickshaw sleeve since that seems to have a good amount of padding. Kindle, iPad, light jacket, paper notebook, some papers and other miscellaneous stuff fit perfectly with room to spare.
I've used plenty of other messenger bags in my time, but this one is my favorite. I usually end up buying bags that are too big, but the medium is just right for my daily BART ride with all my junk to get through the day. I like the way the fairly soft fabric spreads collapses and lies flat when there isn't much stuff in the bag. And it looks really sharp.
This is an excellent bag overall. I ordered mine with waxed black canvas, which tends to pick up lint, but looks classier than ballistic nylon. It fits a 13" MacBook Pro perfectly with plenty of room for a Moleskine and a DSLR. My only suggestion would be to swap the location of the strap clasp from the top of the left shoulder to under the right, as it would make adjusting the strap length easier with the left hand as opposed to having to take it off, adjust, and put it back on. But that's a minor quibble. I'm very happy with this bag!