Simon MacDonald – Verified Buyer
I've had this bag for two years now and it's still in great shape. I was kinda surprised when I realized that I've been using it daily for two years and it shows no wear and tear. I was using it to cart my MacBook Air 13" to work and recently upgraded to a MacBook Pro 15". When I was in SF earlier this year I upgraded my laptop sleeve to a 15" and it fits great.
Christopher Jones – Verified Buyer
Beautiful, beautiful bag. I always want it with me!
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.