Comments about the Proof Laptop Messenger 2015
I have been using this bag daily for about a year now. Bought it because it is one of very, very few classy looking bags with a cross-strap for cycling. It might be the only true messenger bag not made from plastic. It looks good, the pocket layout is practial and it wears comfortably. A 13" laptop fits nicely and is easily accessible. The strange looking buckles are actually quite easy to use and work well. My big gripe with the bag is that all the straps are of very poor quality. The cross strap broke in the first week because a rivet was not properly set. The shoulder strap started losing its color after half a year and is now fraying at the edges. After one year i will have to get the straps replaced, which is unacceptable for such an expensive bag. The leather trim is also showing more wear than it should. For comparison, just to show that i am not putting undue stress on the bag. My previous messenger bag from an australian company has been used in the same way for 7 years and is only showing minimal wear. So Timbuk2, please fix the quality issues, use better materials, and you will have a seriously good bag.