Geoffrey Stein – Verified Buyer
I ended up buying a large to haul stuff. The med. was just to small for a computer, gym stuff and lunch ...
What about adding a newspaper sleeve to the back?
Neal Galloway – Verified Buyer
For the most part this bag is awesome. It was a blast getting to design it, and the online customizer really gives you a good idea what your bag is going to look like, as my bag arrived and looked just as I had imagined (in a great way!). All of the seams are clean and seem strong and one of my favorite parts is the easy-adjust strap. There is this solid clip mechanism on the strap that makes adjusting the length easy, fast, and secure. The velcro system is also ingenious. I got the Deluxe Drop pocket and it is absolutely perfect for this bag. I recommend it.
I have a couple of complaints however. The two large front pockets are great for organizing your things, but the way they are sewn they don't stick out from the main body of the bag but rather take up space from the main compartment. So if you put much in these pockets it reduces the capacity of the main compartment. I also carry a water bottle around with me where ever I go, and my previous messenger bags always had a pocket that was good for holding one, on the side or front. This bag has no good place for a water bottle. If you put it in the outside pockets, as I said above it takes up space from the main compartment and becomes bulky. And if you put the bottle in the main compartment it shifts around and you have to worry about condensation getting on your books and papers. It's far from a deal-breaker but worth mentioning.
All around solid bag and I give it a confident 4-stars. If there was a good place for a water bottle it would be an easy five.
Rachael Schneider – Verified Buyer
I have many different messenger bags from Chrome to RELoad to Timbuk2, and I have to say that this is my favorite of them all!! You guys make a damn great bag!
Christopher Maddalena – Verified Buyer
I am very pleased with my bag. The sailcloth material is great for a durable waterproof bag. I bought a matching 13" laptop sleeve and a strap pad. Everything matches perfectly and feels great when carried. A lot of the little details make this bag great. The locking clasp on the strap makes it easy to adjust the strap. There is a long strip of Velcro, so the bag's flap can be secured whether the bag is stuffed or mostly empty. There are multiple D-rings on the bag for various straps or key rings. The velcro inside is great for Rickshaw's drop pockets and your own custom accessories. The bag has enough space for my Asus Zenbook, iPad, accessories, and a few days' worth of clothes for short trips.
You should consider buying the $10 strap pad for the bag. The strap is comfortable on its own, but the pad really helps. It should be included with the bag. I do not fault Rickshaw for this, though. If you don't care about a pad, it's an easy way to save $10. Letting you decide to purchase it separately goes along with the other customization options.
Bill D. – Verified Buyer
I ordered a customized Medium bag and I've had it for a couple of months now. I'm very happy with the fit, finish, and looks of the bag overall. I got mine in black waxed canvas, and the only downside I see to that is that the canvas tends to pick up lint, unlike ballistic nylon. The bag fits a 13" MacBook, iPad Air, coffee thermos, a couple of small notebooks, and a sunglasses case with no problem at all.
My two suggestions to Rickshaw would be to add a second strip of velcro at the bottom of the drop pocket; I've found that if it's loaded with stuff it tends to pull the top of the bag opening downwards. The other suggestion would be to move the main strap quick release from over the left shoulder to under the right shoulder so that it's more accessible and so that a strap pad will go all the way over my shoulder (I tend to wear my bag high on my back). Maybe I'm just used to my old TImbuk2 but it would be a lot easier to get to under my right elbow.
Overall I'm very happy!