Review for Customized Large Zero Messenger
Neil Hendin – Verified Buyer
I've owned several bike messenger bags, and this is with out a doubt the best one I've ever used.
I got the Large Zero in Black with Orange binding (the trim along the edges) so it looks great.
I wanted additional waterproofing, as I intend to use this all season, and they suggested the X-PAC fabric, but I liked the look of the Cordura better, so one of their employees, Joe, suggested they might be able to add a layer of X-PAC underneath the cordura for the top flap (where the rain would hit it). There was a small extra cost for this, and a very small weight increase ( a few ounces at most), but it works great so far. It seems they now have this as a standard option "the Stay Dry Liner".
I added the 15 inch laptop sleeve and the large interior drop pocket for pens and such, and it's a great bag overall.
The "ears" that you can see on the side where the strap exits the bag on each side, are a key unique feature of this bag, that I have not seen on any other messenger bag. They sort of hug each side of the user slightly when wearing the bag in the normal messenger position (bag in back, strap across chest) so it shifts side to side much less than any other bag I've worn. This makes for a more comfortable ride.
I love the ability to customize the Rickshaw bags so you get just what you want, you don't really see that from too many other bag vendors. It makes the product uniquely yours, for only a small price premium over an off the shelf product.
I would without question buy this bag again.