This courier-style messenger bag is water and dustproof to keep your belongings clean and dry. Shoulder bag has a roll-and-snap catch to seal out water. Subdivided inner compartments let you store your pens, wallet, cell phone, sunglasses, etc. in separate compartments for a quick reach. Folio compartment keeps papers and documents tidy. Harness system is variable and easily adjustable, padded, and allows bag to be carried comfortably on your back.
a Weekend Warrior
from Washington DC
Date Reviewed: December 14, 2001
Strengths: Waterproof, nice colors, sturdy buckle, customizable strap system, easy to access w/o taking off
Weaknesses: Too small for any real messenger
I planned to and do use this bag as a backpack for school. For this it serves its purpose and I have the straps configured in the Timbuk2 way, one over the shoulder and the other attaching to the main strap at the sternum. For actual couriering (though it's too small for that), the straps can be reconfigured to attach at the waist like a belt.
So - works great as a backpack. Made in Germany. But not a courier bag.