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Reviews (65)

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Proof Laptop Messenger Bag
 
4.3

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (59)
  • High quality (53)
  • Comfortable  (41)
  • Durable  (40)
  • Good strap length (40)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (14)
  • Too small (11)
  • Wears quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Office (51)
  • Commuting (46)
  • Computer (45)
  • School (29)
  • Airplane travel  (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (43), Practical (41), Modern (36), Stylish (32), Classic style (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51), Yes (12)

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5.0

Stellar choice!

By Danielle

From Washington

About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Too small

Best Uses

  • Airplane travel 
  • Commuting
  • Computer
  • Cycling
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

It fits my 15" MacBook pro retina perfectly with a hardshell case. It's a little snug on my 15" Dell, though. Once you have a computer in there you can't really put something bulky like my big beats noise canceling headphones. It would fit my water bottle and a few other small things. I use it for school and work and the wool has kept up very nicely!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Medical student with daily commute

By Anh MD

From Fort Collins, CO

About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Doctor, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Doctor
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Medical
  • Medical Student
  • Roomy 
  • Students
  • Very Good Looking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Clinic
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Day Trips
    • Hospital
    • Library
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    I am a senior medical student. I study everyday (including weekends) at Starbucks, Panera, DunkinDonut, Public Library, Hospital Library, Clinic dinning room. I own a swissgear backpack where I normally carry everything that I think that I will need that day. It is too heavy and most of the time, I don't even use half of the stuffs in my backpack. I study before work and after work and I dress formally for work (shirt, tie, shoes etc...). Carrying a backpack makes me look ridiculous especially when you run into your colleagues/friends. So I decided to buy something more elegant yet functional. Carrying a suitcase to me overkill, so I decided on a messenger bag that is attractive and functional. This fit perfectly. I carry 1 book, 1 laptop, 1 tablet, some pens, and it made my bag perfectly fit not bulky. When I decided to read only that day, all I carry is a book and some pen. Let's be honest here, carrying a book into a store look ridiculous while carrying it in a handsome bag like this one will attract many lookers/jealous looks. Other reasons that I settle for this bag, Timbuk2 is a great company, I owned one of their other bag, it is still in near perfect shape after 5 years of use. They have a lifetime warranty on this thing, I don't think that I will ever going to need it but it's a peace of mind. Lastly, this bag is much more functional than any other leather bag that I looked at. I like functionality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Nice design but improvement required.

    By Raymond

    From San Leandro

    About Me: Career, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable 
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Cross strap
    • Wears quickly

    Best Uses

    • Computer
    • Office

    Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

    The messager bag had good quality and slim look to fit office work with bike.
    The only cons I have is the cross strap.
    The shoulder strap falls all the time if I follow the way to use cross strap from show video.

    ** ths is a messager bag designed for laptop carrier. shoulder pad is a must!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bag

    By Hector

    From State College, PA

    About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Computer
      • Cycling

      Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

      I love that this bag is water-resistant while being good looking (does not look like vinyl).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      In LOVE with this bag

      By Brooklyn

      From Denver, CO

      About Me: Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        I bought this bag as a gift for my boyfriend Dan for Christmas, secretly wanting my own, and it surpassed expectations. Dan uses it constantly whether he is going to school, work, or simply running errands. He constantly tells me how much he loves the bag (I think I gained major gf points. Ha!). The outside material is durable and seems to look better and better as it becomes worn and used. The lining inside is incredible and of high quality as well. He seems to fit so much in the bag, so don't let the size of the small fool you. He often fits his 13' laptop, books for class, casual reading books, phone, wallet, headphones, and a shirt or two inside! Its like his own man purse! The price may seem high, but with its lifetime warranty it's worth the splurge! Highly recommend it to anyone, men and women, because I'll be investing in my own one soon.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        2.0

        Not too impressed

        By Dee

        From Singapore

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

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

        • Wears quickly

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        Product was a gift to a person who used it to commute on trains/cabs to and fro work, usually only 1/2 filled. Gave it on the 23/12/14, he noticed the strap had teased 7/1/15, leaving a very long strand hanging out. Emailed the warranty department on the 7/1/15 with photos attached, no reply. Forwarded the same email on the 9/1/15 to customer service. To this date (15/1/15), no reply. Slightly disappointed as I thought that the bag itself (not strap) felt very sturdy, of high quality. Not a single scratch on it and it looks great with work attire. Shipping and collection of payment was efficient and flawless, expected the same for after care service.. hope to receive a reply soon before I take a lighter to attempt to burn the thing off.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        1 star short of great

        By R B

        From Torrance, Ca

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Lightweight 
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Needs A Matching Strappad

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Day Trips
        • Office

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        Bought the bag recently and have enjoyed it quite a but with a minor flaw. I don't mind that they simplified the the messenger bag by removing a few features such as water bottle pockets and a carry handle, but I don't like that for the price it did not come with at least a shoulder strap or the availability to buy a matching one separately.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good looking, servicable bag

        By The Dude

        From Boulder

        About Me: Career, Classic, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Lots of pockets
        • Roomy 

        Cons

        • Less Optimal For Cycling
        • Preferred Velcro To Snaps
        • Strap But No Handle

        Best Uses

        • Office

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        As compared to my prior Timbuk2 bag, this is more attractive but less functional for cycling. I liked the handle and the straps on my old bag better.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Stylish and Functional

        By TheDude

        From San Francisco

        About Me: Career, Modern, Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

        • Not enough compartments
        • Wears quickly

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        One of the features of the Proof Messenger I most enjoy is the leather cross-strap, which works wonderfully when biking to classes or to meetings. It's also a bag that can carry my daily gear: 2 notebooks, pens, snacks, and a thin textbook. For me, its done a great job of protecting my stuff from rain, and has been somewhat resistant to inside spills.

        Although it's roomy enough, it lacks a designated space for a bottle or canteen, and I've never found a great place or arrangement in which to store my macbook charger, so I wouldn't recommend this bag for long voyages from home-base. I also wish that the bag held its form better with stuff in it, especially given how great it looks. Might look great in dark, glossy blue!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Gorgeous, awesome, sturdy bag.

        By Lisa the Portlandia poster child

        From Oregon

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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable 
        • Enviable
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Likely To Get Stolen
        • Uncomfortable 

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Proof Laptop Messenger Bag:

        I love, love -- LOVE -- this bag. It's great for a man or a woman. I brought it to work for the first time a few days ago and my boss just stared at it. I could see the longing in her eyes. She and I are both boots- and bags- obsessed, but this particular bag goes beyond looking great. When I hold it in my hands, it feels like it'll last forever, probably longer than any relationship I have ever -- or will ever -- have. The compartments are generous, and I like the cross-strap that helps keep it in place if I'm riding my bike 11mi from the organic farm where I live to the hippie food co-op where I work. I wish I was joking.

        My only complaints are that the closure should be magnetic and the buckle rests uncomfortably against my body. That's it, though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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