Bomber Jacket Messenger
Sophisticated, sensible, stylish!
Purchased for my husband, his official introduction to the "man handbag" after using a small over the shoulder bag in Europe.
He found the bag a bit clumsy at first as the leather is so supple it sags a bit in the middle. This makes it difficult to hang without increasing the sag in the center.
After he got used to the dimensions, and found that sagging is avoided if hung across multiple horizontal hooks, this is now his favourite bag.
He takes it everywhere now, and loves the utilitarian benefit it offers while looking much more smart than canvas or synthetic fabric bags.
July 28, 2014
I've been looking for the right-sized messenger for a while. I still have my first pouch, the midsize, and the large (the "Levenger Bomber Jacket Backpack Brief" which is a larger version of this .. great for taking out of town but somehow larger than life). I was at a loss to fill the space. I even (if you can believe) put the very first pouch in one of the pockets to hold 'extra cards and checkbooks.' I found that 'Hoss' was great .. the backpack straps make airports and other luggage-intense venues a snap. But just too big!
The geometry of this Messenger is very similar to Hoss, especially when it comes to wallet, phone, etc. - and it will hold an 8-1/2x11 binder and a tablet. It just doesn't have to gatemouth into holding a 15" laptop.
July 5, 2014
The Go-to Bag
For an urbanite who walks a lot between the occasional bus, el and subway rides, a comfortable, spacious and handsome bag is not an accessory but a basic necessity. Large enough to accept an oversize magazine without rolling, folding or bending; slim profile that doesn't intrude on a crowded bus or train; easy access flap that still offers security; and the only bag for men I've owned with a strap allowing easy over-the-head, cross-body wear. This one has it all, with durability that promises that rugged aging only attained by the finest leather. It's not a purchase. It's the beginning of a long friendship.
May 8, 2014
My Birthday present
What can I say my family knows me. My Mom bought this for me for my birthday, and I was excited because I had my eyes on it for a while. It's perfect for an ipad, a notebook, a couple cables and a keyboard (for the ipad if you're inclined) and my bomber jacket pen wrap. Looks stylish, comfortable to wear. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a handle, just the strap. But once you get used to it, not a big deal.
March 30, 2014
Though its profile is slim, this Messenger bag holds much more than I expected: two Circa leather notebooks (one letter, one junior) plus my Macbook Pro slipped in sideways. The interior pockets are handy, and the outside zippered slot affords quick access to frequently used items. I like the sturdy construction and the plaid lining is a nice change of pace from the usual dark interior that lines most women's bags. I know this was designed with a man in mind, but it's quickly becoming my go-to bag.
March 12, 2014
One small improvement?
This was a Christmas gift from my wife. If I didn't love her so much already,this bag would have sealed the deal! As most other comments have said, it's gorgeous, great size, amazing leather, comfortable strap...and that's where I ask if anyone else has had this issue: the strap slips off of everything I've worn. Granted it is winter in Vermont but I have a variety of coats, not just parkas. Is there any kind of a leather sleeve that would slide over the strap to place at the shoulder position to hold it there better? Just wondering. I'm wearing it cross-body for now.
March 11, 2014
I'm a bit of a bag freak - always looking for the perfect bag. I think I may have found it. Great leather, perfect size, comfortable to carry. It holds my business papers, iPad (+ accessories) and anything else I might need daily or on a trip (headphones, magazines, snacks). Love it!
March 8, 2014
I've had this bag for several years now. It has aged well and been co-opted by my husband as his go to travel bag since he migrated to an iPad from a laptop. perfectly sized to hold a tablet and travel essentials. Helpful to use a small zip pouch to corral the smaller items.
February 15, 2014
Good product with problem fixed fast
I bought this bag for my husband for his birthday. It is a wonderful bag with soft leather that does not show scratches. The magnet catch is strong and closes well. We had a problem with the bag (there so something in the bag) and we requested another bag. Levenger's replaced the bag quickly and arranged for our bag to be picked up by FedEx. We were so pleased with the professional way everything was handled.
February 1, 2014
just what I needed
The bomber jacket messenger is exactly what I was looking for. I frequently carry files, papers, notebooks, etc. to my volunteer jobs at the nearby university -- and wanted something to replace the ragged book bags I had been using.
This is perfect -- I like the look and feel of the leather, the size is just right, and the quality is outstanding. The low price is an unexpected bonus.
January 11, 2014