I had been looking into vintage messenger bags for quite a while when one of my internet searches landed me on Serbag’s Retro Bike Messenger Bag page. I read the description, checked out all photos, saw the extremely affordable price and decided to buy.
When the bag finally arrived, I immediately transferred all the things from my briefcase into the bag, just to see if it could handle the load. I don’t like to carry a laptop around, but have a lot of documents, an iPhone, iPad, a binder, and a novel I am currently reading (I like to read the paperback versions) that I carry to and from work every day.
Needless to say, I put the cell phone in the cell phone compartment and the rest of it in the main compartment. Both compartments still have plenty of room, so it’s nice to know if I expand my inventory, Serbag’s Vintage Messenger Bag for women can handle it.
I stuck a couple of pens in the front pocket, adjusted the strap length to fit me perfectly, and I was good to go. Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything to put in the side two pockets of the bag (that’s how empty my life is) so the bag was still at half capacity.
What I really like about canvas messenger bags is how strong the fabric is; you can simply touch it and feel that this fabric was made to survive in a heavy duty industrial environment. It pretty lined up from the inside as well, so the corners of my binder can’t do any damage from the inside.
I am also thinking of joining a gym, and seeing how there is still a lot of room in the bag, I think I will just start carrying my gym gear as well. Although I am not sure the shoes will fit in with the rest of the stuff, but that’s a thing for the future.
For now, I am happy with my purchase. Serbag’s Retro Bike Messenger bag is a perfect replacement for that heavy briefcase I had to carry everywhere, it is durable, it’s stylish, it’s roomy, and it provides the perfect closure with a zipper on top.
I highly recommend it to people who have to carry documents, cell phones, cameras, and books etc on a regular basis. The dimensions are 14″ X 13″ X 4.5″ so it’s probably best if you don’t try to stick a big laptop in there, other than that it is perfect for daily use. I give it four out of five stars.