Citizen Messenger Bag
- Product Review (submitted on April 30, 2013):
I received this bag for Christmas going on three years ago, and I've used it on a plethora of occasions since. The look-and-feel of the bag is solid, durable, and uber-utilitarian. I've used it for weekend packing, hauling books (and books and more books) around campus all day for classes, making a jaunt to the grocery store, and lugging around basically anything I need on a day-to-day basis.
Pros: spacious main compartment, ultra-waterproof, durable, comfortable, versatile, handy slide/zip pockets
Cons: slight lack of organizational space for numerous small items: MP3 player/headphones, cell phone w/ charger, camera & batteries, USB drives, etc.--but one can pick up a handy Utility Pouch to put those items in...
Best Chrome story: I was working one night, across campus from my apartment and it began raining towards the end of my shift. By the time I got outside, the rain was coming down in torrents, and I had no rain jacket or umbrella--just my Chrome bag. I unloaded all my pockets into the bag (here's where I needed a Utility Pouch on hand), and as everyone else stood under cover waiting for rides, I struck out into the storm. Fifteen minutes of walking in the rain and puddles later, I sloshed into my apartment, soaked to the bone. I dumped the bag on the floor, pulled back the flap, and was pleased to see everything in there snug and dry.
Get one of these bags--you won't regret it anytime soon (if at all...).