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!
Arwen Curry – Verified Buyer
Overall this is a great bag and I've been happy with it. One drawback is that the handles are too short. The most comfortable way for me to wear the bag is to use both of these over my shoulder, which works fine when there isn't much in the bag. But because I live in SF, I often have to cram several clothing layers in the bag in the morning while it's still warm, and this makes it uncomfortable or impossible to wear this way. I'd lengthen them by two inches a bit if I could.