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Reviews (255)

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Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag
 
4.4

(based on 255 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (203)
  • Roomy  (198)
  • Attractive (189)
  • Durable  (183)
  • Comfortable  (170)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (34)
  • Uncomfortable  (12)
  • Heavy / bulky  (9)
  • Too small (9)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (183)
  • Computer (175)
  • Airplane travel  (164)
  • Office (162)
  • Day trip (82)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (164), Career (153), Comfort-oriented (99), Modern (76), Stylish (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (225), Yes (20)

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1.0

Rather disappointed

By Adam

From Belgium

About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Strap Length
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Too Little Protection

Best Uses

    Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

    The Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag is an overall decent bag. However, in my opinion it does not fit its description. The laptop compartment is of low quality materials and offers no protection aside from shielding the laptop from scratches. I dislike using the bag to carry my laptop short distances, and would never consider actually commuting with it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A great bag

    By Glembi

    From Washington, DC

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Computer
      • Day Trips
      • Extended trips 
      • Office

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      After 5 years, this bag is still going strong. I got the large thinking a medium would be too small. I've since learned that having a bag that will hold a laptop, an iPad, various chargers and cables, and a redwell or two of paper simply means I'm carrying too much.

      While I originally purchased this bag as a commuter bag, I've used it for extended trips (using packing cubes etc.). This bag holds everything.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Strap Adjustment Issues

      By Tanz

      From Arizona

      About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable 

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • School

      Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

      So here is the plus of the Small Commute first: a Macbook Air 13" fits perfect, even in it's Incase case in the TSA-approved section. I really wanted to love this bag, but there are a few issues with the strap, especially when you are on the shorter size (I'm 5'4"). I've had a classic messenger in the past, which I loved and eventually traded-in using Timbuk2's recycle program. I've heard some great things about the Commute, so I headed to my local outdoor equipment store and tried it out. Turns out that the strap adjust is located high on the strap. That means that when you're shorter like me, and you make the strap shorter, the adjuster is in the way of the strap pad. Because of this, the strap pad ends up unhelpfully resting on the chest and not my shoulder. Now, you'd think that the strap pad might be able to fit over the adjuster because it has velcro, but I didn't find that was the case. You could remove the strap pad, but it's so nice and really helps with a heavy load. Still on my quest to find the perfect laptop messenger.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great Bag!

      By Rodney

      From Knoxville, TN

      About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Roomy 
      • Well-designed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Extended trips 
        • Office

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        For years, I had heard great things about these bags from places like Lifehacker.com and others. As my old backpack had seen better days, I knew that it was time to pick up something new. I was hesitant buying a bag that I had never held and didn't know anyone personally who owned one, but I am glad I pulled the trigger. The bag is exceptionally constructed with roomy interior pockets as well as the TSA compartment for my laptop. I have been using it for weeks now and love it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Loved it?

        By Citizendino

        From Wausau, Wi

        About Me: Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Interior Pocket Too Small

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

        So, the inside pocket is sort of lame. It is intended for files and magazines, but it is not deep enough for that to be real. They stick out the top, and then you cannot close the strap.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        solid purchase

        By kj1221

        From Mobile, AL

        About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments

        Best Uses

          Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

          Great bag for my grad school life. Didn't want to revert to a backpack due to the need for professionalism. The tote I had was killing my shoulder/back, so this is a good trade off. Back is happy and I can carry what I need (books, laptop, etc.). I do wish there was another zipped or flapped pocket for pens as mine fall out into the bag when it isn't loaded up, but that is trivial. There is a few zippered pockets, but they have other uses for me.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By JP

          From Upstate SC

          About Me: Career, Classic, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable 
          • Durable 
          • High Quality
          • Roomy 

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Office

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

            Very pleased with the quality of this bag. I bought this after a co-worker who owned the same bag told me about it. He had traveled the world, literally, with this bag. I figured it should last for me as I use it as a daily laptop bag with pretty frequent air travel.

            The quality of this bag is excellent and I am happy with this purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            dgh

            By dfhdf

            From dfhdfh

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

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            4.0

            Terrific Messenger Bag

            By MikeDew

            From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

            About Me: Career, Practical

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Strap Slips Off Shoulder

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office

            Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

            Overall, great bag with plenty of room and quality build. However, strap slips off the shoulder. May need non-slip material. Also, need a non-slip material on the bottom of the bag it slips down when placed on the floor.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's awesome

            By Katie

            From vancouver, Wa

            About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • Good Strap Length
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight 
            • Roomy 

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Airplane travel 
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Day Trips
              • School

              Comments about Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag:

              Im going to college and this is perfect. I bought a large, to fit my laptop. There's so much room, i can easily fit everything in there. The downside is the default stap. Order the delux strap pad thing. It's worth it and it makes all the difference.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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