When I bought the original City Tote a while back, I could never get on-board with the awkward backpack-slash-shoulder strap set up. This was a real downer, because I really liked the idea of a versatile, low profile bag that could be both worn on my shoulder and carried by hand when desired. After eyeing the up-dated messenger-style cross-body strap, I decided to give the City Tote another try, and couldn’t be happier I did.
With slimmer computers and mobile devices, this bag is ideal, both in its practical utilitarianism and simple, grown-up good looks. Unlike my Jack Spade waxed canvas messenger, which, after years of wear is still stiff as a board and digs uncomfortably into my body, the City Tote’s soft, flexible Cordura® Nylon sits just right, no matter how high or low you carry it. You throw it on, and you’re off.
While I notice that most of the reviews of the City Tote are written by women, I’d like to share with my brothers out there that this is an excellent, stylish-but-not-too-stylized bag for guys, sure to be used day-in and day-out.
What's more, the added bonus in buying a Rickshaw Bag, and one of the things I enjoy best about their product, is its color selection, which includes an ample offering of what I would call “man’s colors” that you can pull together in customizing a bag. This time around I went with Codura Ranger (a kind of army green) for my interior, Codura Old Navy for my interior and Codura Cave for my binding. Not too bad.
Emily L. – Verified Buyer
What's better than a bag you can design to your specific taste, a bag that's MADE less than two hours from your home, or a bag that's designed for carrying the laptops/tablets so many of us use? Well, it's a bag that can withstand the daily routine of a stay-at-home mom! My schedule is crazy between taking my kids to school, swim practice, and the errands I have to do and I'm constantly throwing kids items in and out of my bag! My City Tote is by far the most durable and comfortable bag I have owned. It works beautifully when I'm on my bike - which is so important when I'm riding 7-10 miles with kids in tow. Even better though my City Tote fits everything I need, has easy access to those items and the bag itself is designed by me, so it coordinates with almost my entire wardrobe! Thanks Rickshaw for an awesome product!
Kati Loder – Verified Buyer
I love this bag. Its perfect for carrying my school books around campus and then my meeting materials for work. I use it for everything. Its very versatile, and well made. I also love the colors. Being able to choose exactly what colors and fabrics is a fantastic way to make this accessory uniquely yours.
Rosanna Sangalang – Verified Buyer
Love my customized bag. If I were to give it a negative, it would be that I wish the dimensions were an inch or two wider. Otherwise, love it!
cynthia palormo – Verified Buyer
I really love this bag & I love being able to select colors/fabrics. My only complaint is that the plastic strap sizer (not sure what else to call the plastic piece that holds the strap at a set length) is on the inside of the strap so it rubs against my shoulder. If I turn it to the outside, then the strap is twisted in the back. If that piece had been threaded correctly or the entire strap flipped before sewing - so that the bulkier side of the plastic was on the outside, this would be a five-star bag.