I'm on the quest for the perfect bag. Light, not too big (I'm a small woman), secure (no worries about the contents falling out if it gets knocked over) and above all: organized. I hate bags that are just big black holes, or who have a couple shallow pockets that don't zip.
I ordered this bag in orchid as an everyday carry and a carryon when I don't need my computer with me. I need to be able to fit a kindle, wallet, notebook, penwrap, phone, tablet, keyboard, along with cords, chap stick, snacks, etc.
It all fits, but it is a very tight fit. The bag is a tad smaller than I expected. I've added the Rickshaw Organizer pocket which gives me more zippered storage for small bits but lessens the large stuff you can put in the main compartment. The organizer is also just a tiny bit too tall for this bag, I wish they'd make one designed to fit it (the organizer is technically meant for the Zero Messenger.
The quality is top notch though, incredibly solid. The magnetic closure over the velcro is genius and makes this a bag I can take to work. The bag stands up on its own (huge plus). Everything about it makes me think it will last for years and years. I'm happy with it, but I'm pretty sure I'll need to order a larger bag as well for airline travel, even if not carrying a laptop. But for everyday running around town this is perfect. Small enough to use like a large purse, big enough for everything I need. And pretty! (So hard to find an attractive and functional bag in one.)
Neil Vincett – Verified Buyer
I absolutely love my new bag. Its very warm were we live in Summer and its always good to have water with me my new bag allows me to do that.My tablet fits in it perfectly . The bag does all that I want it to and is very handsome. One small thing, one of the clips on the strap has come loose a couple of times. I like to put the strap over my head and twice now the bag has nearly fallen. Its no big deal. The fact that it is made in San Francisco , one of my favorite cities, makes all the more appealing.
David Jung – Verified Buyer
I love my new bag. It's has room for a multitude of items. The materials are top notch. The only minor flaws is that the plastic buckle is a bit rigid and tight. I also wish it were a hair wider so that I could toss my MacBook Air into the bag since the regular Commuter bag is more for the large laptop/notebook PCs.
Gail Gorske – Verified Buyer
This is a great bag for taking with me to tutor students. I'm sure it is spacious but I didn't check that off under pros because I fill it to the max with everything I can possibly fit in it. If I think of it that way, it really must have a lot of room because I fit my ipad, notebooks, magazines, calculator, pens, plugs, phone, etc. etc. I get a lot of compliments on it and I always feel good buying from a great company like Rickshaw. I am trying my hardest to buy all American made products as much as possible and I look to Rickshaw as a wonderful example. The one slightly downside to this bag is the color on the web makes the bag appear slightly different than in real life. I may have forgotten to click on other views while I ordered but I thought I was getting a bag that was completely made of the tuxedo tweed design. In reality, only the flap has that design and the rest of the body is solid black. I still love the look but I'm hoping someone at the store will read this and make an attempt to add more views of the bag on the website (but if it was just not me seeing the other pics than I do apologize for not realizing it and everyone can ignore this comment). Overall, I have always been super thrilled with everything I buy from Rickshaw and am happy to report they seem to have an endless lifespan.