Double Pocket Messenger
"When I Say I'm in Luv...
...you best believe I'm in luv, L-U-V." Those stolen lyrics serve me well as I prepare to sing the praises of this AWESOME bag for the second time. I first bought this bag in December and just bought a second, back-up bag, for that day in the distant future when the first one breathes its last. This is not a reflection on its quality, which is holding up nicely under much daily duress. Rather, as we all know, everything in this life has an expiration date and I can't imagine living without this bag, should it expire before I do and it becomes no longer available. I love it that much! In five months this bag has replaced every other bag I've carried for any other purpose. It holds everything I need to take with me and the size/weight makes carrying this bag a pleasure. Back issues are no problem for this sturdy little travel companion; wearing it, "I feel good." (More stolen lyrics.) The leather becomes magnificent with age and the bag is complimented wherever we go. If you have been mulling over the purchase of this bag, treat yourself. Life is too short to pass up an exquisite experience like Levenger's double pocket messenger... by far my favorite purchase in nearly 20 years as a Levenger customer. Buy it and travel well together!
May 24, 2014
Took a bit of getting used to, but well worth it
I "moved into" this bag from an old Stanley bag that was finally showing the wear from about nine years of continuous use. At first, I found it a bit frustrating, because it seemed much smaller than the Stanley, but as I put more and more stuff into it, the bag never complained and accepted everything I could throw at it. It is especially useful if you travel with an iPad rather than a full-sized laptop. The leather is incredibly soft and silky, but after about a year of use, it still looks fine. My only desire would be to have handles on top -- that would make it perfect!
January 4, 2015
I already own, use, and love the Levenger Metro Messenger but wanted a bag that looked more professional and had a little more room for my tech. This was perfect. My 11" MacBook Air fits perfectly as advertised, as do my accessories. It looks great and has all of the Levenger quality and extras (nice interior pockets, strong zippers, magnetic close, etc.) that I have come to expect from Levenger.
December 18, 2014
Perfect Travel Accessory
This bag is perfect. Has enough space for all the accessories you need on the go. Pockets to keep papers or notepads organized, they even thought of perfectly sized sleeves for your phone.
July 4, 2014
Perfect Size Briefbag ...
... for a small woman, and it carries a lot. It's the quality that I've come to expect from Levenger.
July 3, 2014
Perfect Sized Bag
This bag is big enough to hold my Surface Pro and the files I need for back to back meetings yet small enough to be light and compact. The leather is very soft. There are so many pockets I don't need to carry a purse most days. It has been dificult finding a small bag that will hold something larger than an IPad--this bag is the perfect size!
February 22, 2014
More than I thought
I needed something smaller than my briefcase, so my wife gave me a messenger bag from Coach for Christmas. Returned it immediately, because it had just two pockets. Saw this and ordered it for the same price.
Love the pockets for organizing everything and was blown away by the great feel of it. Perfect for organizing what I need and the look and feel are just the best.
February 3, 2014
Fits in Carryon Rollerboard
This bag is used as a transition bag when I travel for work. It fits in my rollerboard suitcase for the overhead compartment.
The shoulder bag that sits on top of the rollerboard is too full of stuff to carry as the messenger once I get to the work location. I used to have to empty out that shoulder bag and use that as the messenger.
Now, with this messenger, once I arrive the work location, I can place the day's needed items (e.g. padfolio, dictionary, Blackberry, keys, etc) in it and go. On my return trip, I move these items back to my shoulder bag and place the messenger (in its cotton bag to prevent scratches) back into my rollerboard. I'm ready for boarding!
January 31, 2014
I am transitioning from a traditional briefcase to this very useful and high quality product. I take it everywhere and the multiple pockets help to keep me organized. I purchased the bag when it was on sale - a very good value for the price.
January 13, 2014
My first impressions upon opening the box were twofold: first, I was immediately inundated with the unmatched twin sensations of the feel and smell of the leather. Then, with the seductive feel and enchanting smell of new leather clouding my mind, I pulled the bag out of the box and beheld what seemed like a rather small -- perhaps too small bag.
However, when I opened the bag, removed the paper stuffing and began placing items from my previous bag (a ten-year old Levenger Stanley briefbag which was beginning to show some rather definite signs of aging) I was amazed at how this little bag swallowed everything, and still has lots of room left! The leather is indeed everything promised in the write-up -- it is soft, silky and smooth to the hand, but feels substantial at the same time. I did notice (per Alaskan) that the odor of new leather was rather strong at first, but now (after two days out of the box) it no longer permeates the room, but is still there, bewitching, when I hold the bag up to my nose.
Time will tell if this bag will hold up to the test of time, but given the 10 years of hard use I got from my Stanley bag, I am hopeful that ten years from now I may be contemplating yet another Levenger leather bag.
January 12, 2014