In a futile attempt to hold onto my childhood and also look cool, I've been lugging my work stuff around in a rather faded and now-pathetic looking Solomon Jammer backpack from the 80s.
I decided it was time to maybe add a little more sophistication to my wardrobe - enter the United By Blue Aidan Messenger Bag.
- DETAILS: I really like the thick canvas material and the timeless look of this style. Holding this bag in your hands you can just feel it will age gracefully and beautifully. I enjoy the leather details and the rustic brass fixings. People are complimenting me on this thing all the time and asking for info about it.
- SIMPLE: I like that this bag is so simple and straightforward. No superfluous bells and whistles, just simple, functional design.
There is one large, zippered interior pocket. And two additional smaller pockets with no closure - I wish these were a bit bigger or deeper, as my iphone usually falls out. Thus I can only use the zippered pocket for my phone.
- CLOSURE: The snapping mechanism on this bag is actually a magnet, which is a nice touch. You can easily and quickly secure this bag, you don't actually use the buckle. I thought the foldover style was a little weird at first, but I quickly grew used to it, and I like that you can sneak your hand in to grab something like a phone or pen with ease.
- FIT: The strap is really adjustable and also comfortable, no issues there. If UBB had added a little padding or cushion, that would be a nice touch, but it isn't crucial to utility unless you are carrying something really heavy.
CONS - I wish this bag were the TINIEST bit bigger so it could accommodate my 15" laptop. While it actually fits inside, it's just too awkward to actually carry or close.
However, overall this is a lovely bag and I've been using it as a purse to haul around lots of stuffs. It will be perfect for a computer if yours is 13" or smaller. Pleased with this and would recommend it to a friend.