Philip VerLee – Verified Buyer
I live in the Ozarks, decidedly not the fashion mecca of the world, and I work at a retailer that requires I dress in shirt and tie. That being said I do a lot of my shopping on-line. There simply aren't retailers that meet my standard locally. So everything I wear from the silk ties to the European tipped shoes, to the crushed velvet vests, to the French cuffed Oxfords, stands out around here. In combination with my personality and my hairstyle I'm something of an anomalous element "in these parts." But of all the things I own and enjoy wearing, of all the things I'm complemented on and am asked the most about? My Zero Messenger bag takes the cake by leaps and bounds. Tack it up to an uninducted culture or tack it up to a lack of "refined" culture entirely- that bag is now one of the key pieces of my wardrobe. It's comfortable, it's obviously easy to use and lightweight, and can augment my function in society rather than hinder it with its spacious pockets and near pitch perfect design. When someone asks and I tell them the story behind Rickshaw they're blown over (I've even been asked once or twice if I'm a salesperson for them as I'm so emphatic in my love of this bag.) The affordability, the iconography, and the passion that went into its creation easily justified any hang ups I had to begin with. As an owner of dozens upon dozens of messenger bags, I rate this one at the very top.
Geekchic – Verified Buyer
I bought this bag to be used as my every day purse and I am not disappointed!! I am not a frilly girl and prefer the smaller, rugged, urban crossbody bags vs. typical handbags. This bag was in addition to my Timbuk2 metro bag. After carrying this Rickshaw bag for a while now, I am never looking back!
I love this bag because it meets all my bag criteria with a simple, minimalist style. Nothing more, nothing less. The bag also sits flat where I want it to on my hip with all my crap in it.
I initially had a problem with the length of the strap and felt I needed an extra 1-2 inches for the bag to sit on my hip where I wanted it. I contacted Rickshaw and they graciously sent me a longer strap!! I added a deluxe drop pocket to make the bag complete. Everything I carry seems to naturally fit in the bag and I do not have to play "bag tetris."
What I also LOVE LOVE about this bag is how easily I can adjust the strap via the cam buckle to tighten it higher on my back when I ride my bike. The flexibility of the material allows the bag to naturally drape and mold to my body and the bag does not shift when I ride.
I now call it my "James Bond" bag because of a comment a store employee made. I had rode my bike to the store and upon entering the door, released the cam buckle to adjust it to where I want it to sit on my hip. I have become accustomed to where I want the buckle to be and did it with one fluid movement. The greeter saw this and started laughing and said "That's some James Bond s*!# right there!"
Kim Fisher – Verified Buyer
I'm very happy with my Small Zero Bag. It's the perfect size for my errands around the city and has enough room to stash a few more things in it if I travel or purchase a small item or two. I do recommend purchasing one of the organizing "drop pockets" designed to go inside, especially if you plan to use this bag like a purse, like I do. It would be difficult to keep things organized with just one big compartment and I find it essential to zipper money and i.d. into a safe pouch.
I ordered my "Zero" in the Earl Grey Tweed with a dark brown trim. Somehow it seems to match everything I wear. I have had it for almost a year now and use it daily but it looks almost new.
I found Rickshaw super easy to deal with and when I had a question for customer service they were very quick and helpful in responding.
Dan – Verified Buyer
Asked them to make the bottom a bit wider to accommodate a 11" Macbook Air, fits perfectly!
Jacwabbit – Verified Buyer
I love this bag. It fits my ipad, phone, wallet and still has room for a ton of other junk. With the optional waterproof fabric I can even look awesome in the rain. The strap is wide and light but needs the optional padded cover if you're routinely carrying heavy things.
The Zero is a really neat design with two interior pockets plus the main bag space but no other extraneous straps and dongles to get tangled up in. The bag sits perfectly for riding or just strolling around turning heads and the strap is super easy to adjust.
My only wish is that reflective silver could be one of the fabric options for the trim.
This bag is a must have - and it isn't mass produced! If you're wondering whether you should...start small but be warned, you're sure to fall in love with the entire line!