Michael Moore – Verified Buyer
This is my second large messenger bag from Rickshaw. The first is still going strong, but I really liked the tweed fabric so I ordered a second. OK, so I'm shallow.
The bag does what it does without fuss. The wide strap is comfy even if I have too much photo gear in the bag. I have tried the Rickshaw pad for the strap on the previous bag, and I ended up taking it off as it was more in the way than helpful. I transferred the insert from my old bag which makes switching bags easy if I want to go back and forth.
Two suggestions for new products:
* a divider insert for photo gear that would keep stuff from migrating around. I don't want some huge padded thing, just something with some nylon partitions.
* a FasTrack transponder holder for the strap. For some reason the clear pouch I'm using doesn't seem to allow the thing to work well.
But all in all a lovely, well-made bag that does what is says.
Zhi Qiao – Verified Buyer
This is the only bag to have ever gotten me compliments from strangers. I love how I was able to create my own design. I can cram just about anything into it and it will fit, and the material is very easy to clean.
The only drawback is the strap can be a bit uncomfortable when the contents get heavy; there is no padding on the strap.
To all the people who say their bag hangs too low. Write to Rickshaw and they will send you a shortened strap for free. I bought Public's Large Zero Messenger when they launched their website. At 5'2', the bag's strap was too long when my bag wasn't packed full. The strap would slip off my shoulder and I felt myself constantly readjusting. I requested a strap shortened 2 inches and now the fit is almost right. Because of how you reattach the new strap, I would recommend requesting it be shortened 4 inches. Rickshaw, please test the strap size out on petite people when the bag is empty and the strap is adjusted to the shortest length. I'm glad I'm not the only reviewer who finds the strap too short. I love the capacity. I'm able to fit all my commute clothes. I love grocery shopping with it. Fits a gallon of milk and half a basket of groceries (full basket of groceries without the gallon of milk). Public's design with the main white body got pretty dirty, but that's what I get for picking a white bag. But the orange lining gets a lot of compliments and makes it easy to find stuff.