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.
Kristoffer Dieter – Verified Buyer
Enormous bag, made to order, in shades of complimentary (wait for it!) TWEED of all things. It's waterproof, seemingly bottomless, of impeccable workmanship, and quite possibly, the most versatile and frankly, fun bag I've ever owned. A 15" MacBook Pro (Retina) fits quite comfortably in the optional laptop sleeve (lined in something crushed and red), and the bag is more than capacious enough to tote along a panoply of cords, adapters, widgets, and even a change of clothes. It is extremely easy to pack this bag beyond whatever Health & Safety or OSHA would likely recommend or the average back even begin to tolerate, but thus far, the excellent seam work has held strong. I'm at a bit of a loss for what, exactly, the additional backstrap does, but at $5, it's worth the meager up-charge (on top of an already somewhat steep sticker price) to fiddle around with it in the hopes of figuring it out. Note: the waterproofing material makes the bag sound a bit "crinkly," but that's hardly a nuisance when compared to the water damage to any precious cargo inside that it prevents.
Large Messenger Zero
Interior: Performance Tweed Tuxedo
Exterior: Performance Tweed Graphite
Trim: Red Nylon
Laptop sleeve (15"), deluxe interior zip bag, buckles, back strap, waterproofing