Love the design, quality, and materials. It folds up surprisingly small, which will be great for future travel to pack along in a suitcase and then pull it out when I need a day-bag.
My only regret was sticking with the velcro option, since I forgot to upgrade to buckles or something more secure. I fear things will fall out, but on the other hand, love the convenience of pulling stuff out of my bag on the fly.
Great bag and good looking too (I got the herringbone fabric). I received alot of complements from people who don't even realize it's a bike messenger bag.
The bag's design is pretty close to perfect. It's simple, functional and pretty nice looking. The construction is clearly pretty sturdy. I really like the performance tweed and the waterproofing is a huge deal when biking in the rain with a computer and important papers.
My only complaint is that I found a manufacturing defect--- a seam was missed --- and the return process has been rather slow. I guess that's to be expected with a custom made bag, but some communication during the process would be nice, e.g. an email that they received my return, or that my new bag was in progress.
Leonard Lawson III
This bag is great! Exactly has described, much faster than I anticipated and customer service (talking about you Helen) was super with answers to my silly questions. I ride a motorcycle so with brisk mornings followed by warm afternoons in the Kentucky sun, the spaciousness is more than adequate for all my cool weather gear (coat liner, large cold weather gloves with gauntlet, gator, lined pants and coffee thermos). Strap adjustments happen quickly and easily. Thanks for a great bag!
Exceeded my expectations! The feel and quality are top-notch and I believe this bag will last for years. The medium is the perfect size for 4-day trip and the shape of the bag with its large opening made everything inside readily accessible - no digging around! This was so easy to use and convenient that I have now ordered a large bag for an upcoming week long trip. Definitely a great purchase.