- June 21 2010
Large, sturdy bag
I bought this bag for my husband to use for work. It looks more professional than the backpack he was using, which was dirty from all our hiking trips. But it's still comfortable to carry, seems pretty sturdy, and hopefully, easy enough to carry while he's riding his bike (since it has the waist strap). Added bonus - it's large enough to hold our 17" laptop.
- April 8 2009
Great so far
I bought this bag after my other Trager bag (the laptop courier) started to show the wear -- of about 9 years of use. I've always had a great experience with the company when anything went wrong. They replaced plastic fasteners a couple of times, etc. I've only had the Seattle Messenger for a week or so but love it and expect to keep it for a while. It's more spacious than the laptop courier and very comfortable, especially with the load-bearing waist belt.
once a student, now a doctor
- September 26 2008
Over 10 years of college life, business life, travel life...
This bag has traveled the entire US minus AK and HI... and despite constantly carrying heavy (I mean med school text books from the 90s heavy) loads and being in absolutely rotten weather through midwest winters and SoCal summers... it looks and feels and works just like it's brand new. Laptops weren't even really commonplace when I got it, but it carried my (laughable) Toshiba and the US Robotics external 56k modem when I did some traveling work and had to securely transmit all the things my computer was kind enough to encrypt... In any case, I shove a bottle of Aquafina in the mesh pockets and zip halfway just to secure it... then I have small pockets for what used to be 3.5" discs and what are now more often flash drives... This has adapted well to my needs and rather than getting a laptop bag for a 17" gaming machine I just bought (not to game, really, just to have powerful graphics and have some fun HD entertainment)... well, I'm just buying a laptop sleeve and introducing my faithful Trager to its next tasks. It was mostly important back then to get the best quality... a lifetime warranty on a messenger bag, are they kidding? Short answer is no, they are not... The cobalt is absolutely beautiful, btw... I'm a lady and love love love it... and its weave details on the actual fabric are gorgeous. I'm proud to carry something from a company where the fabric, the thread, and the final product are all entirely US creations.
- June 16 2008
9 years and still going strong
I've had a Trager Seattle Messenger since the 1999. It has been everywhere from the Alaskan rainforest to meetings in New York, New York. It's been a briefcase, an overnighter, a bike bag, a picnic basket, and a tackle box. It has always served me well and worn well. Would love to have a padded insert for the laptop but other than that . . . nothing.
- June 28 2006
Amazing capacity. Very strong product(as you would expevt from Trager). Excellent value.