Lisa Fredsti – Verified Buyer
So, I was looking for a minimalist, light but stylish messenger-type bag. I don't ride bikes, but I walk and travel a lot. My main travel suitcase is a convertible backpack, I also like to travel with a daypack, so since traveling with a large and a small backpack is kind of awkward, I wanted to pack the daypack and take a shoulder bag for the airport and for moving from place to place. It needed to be comfortable and light.
So far I'm really digging my Messenger. I customized it with the waterproof lining, the simple detachable pocket and the shoulder pad. I'd recommend all of these add-ons.
I'm finding that I can pack it pretty full, and although I would not want to try and carry as much weight as I would in a daypack/backpack, I can still comfortably carry a good load for a long distance. Something about how the bag and strap are configured make it hug your body and help distribute the weight.
I'm still kind of a klutz with the loosening and tightening of the shoulder strap, but I'm going to assume that's me.
I really like the way the bag looks. It's elegant in a messenger sort of way. I like the shape and the way that the interior lining color carries over to the exterior where the strap is mounted.
The one thing I would suggest is that you consider adding a lightweight buckle to the main flap that is currently held down by Velcro. Velcro wears out. A quick-release strap and buckle would be a great option to have.
Amanda V. – Verified Buyer
Absolutely love how my bag looks and how much it holds. It's clearly well-made. I only wish it would close slightly more securely for when I'm commuting on crowded public transit, but honestly that's a minor complaint. I'm very happy with my bag.
This is one of the best bags I've ever used. The pockets and storage compartments are all placed and sized perfectly. Travelled coast to coast, stopping in several places in between and this bag was always comfortable, easy to access. The shoulder strap adjustment was fast and secure. My only regret is that I did not get the large size, then I can carry all my gear, files and clothes for short 2-3 day trips.
David – Verified Buyer
The best bag I've owned.
If I'm being picky then the buckles seem a little flimsy, but I have no evidence to show that they are any weaker because of it.