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Don't forget anything.
Some things in life are essential, like your toothbrush, morning coffee, cell phone, and the Patagonia 732cu in Mini Messenger Bag to hold it all together. Whether you have a day full of errands and meetings or you just want to unwind at the library, this roomy messenger holds everything in its multiple pockets and padded laptop sleeve so you don’t have to worry about leaving anything behind. In case your busy schedule leads you to some unforeseen weather, the tough 450D recycled polyester material and DWR finish protects everything inside so you don’t have duck and hide under a stranger’s umbrella. This messenger bag has an outside water bottle pocket that keeps your coffee or water within quick reach while the front flap zip pocket holds your boarding pass or shopping list when you’re in a hurry. It also features a no-slip shoulder strap that is fully adjustable and a top-mounted carrying handle to help you feel like a briefcase-carrying professional.
- Recycled polyester construction
- DWR finish
- Reflective panel
- Buckle closure
- Top-mounted handle
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Multiple pockets and laptop sleeve
- Item #PAT01AJ
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I researched for weeks trying to find the perfect bag that could double as a school bag (college) and a travel bag. With a higher price point, I really wanted something that had multiple uses. I LOVE this bag. I've had it for several months now and have no major complaints. The bag is comfortable to wear. It fits all of my school supplies and has adequate room for my computer, although it can be a tight squeeze causing some difficulty to pull it in and out if I'm not really trying (13 inch macbook air). I can generally fit two or three text books, depending on the thickness, with a reading book as well. It has several extra pockets that I love to use for chargers, sticky notes, etc. I've been in the rain with it before (not a complete downpour, but enough to make me nervous) and never had damage to anything in the bag. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the purchase and would recommend this bag!
Perfect everyday bag
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've used this bag for two weeks and I think it's terrific. I have a lot of little things to manage, and having this makes me feel like I have help rather than something else to struggle with. The organization, access, and pockets are very well thought out. I tried a bag a few weeks ago that was 15L in size, but it wasn't as well planned and I'm actually able to fit more in this one. I'm a writer and editor with two young kids, and I wanted something great for everyday adventures/child-wrangling that would also work well for work. This is it. It's the perfect size for a parent bag, with room for everyone's water bottles, jackets, snacks, plus the usual stuff anyone would carry in a purse. There's room in the organizer panel to stow things I need to have every day but don't use constantly, like sunscreen and bug repellent. We spend a lot of time outdoors, and this bag is sturdy enough for any environment and easy to carry while walking long distances or on uneven terrain. It's very easy to access the bag's contents while I'm carrying it and on the move, which is so helpful with kids. It's also just the right size to carry my 13" MacBook Pro (2010 model - so thick! Anything more recent will fit with absolutely no problems!), full-sized planner/notebook, tablet, camera, and power cords. I only load it up for work a few times each week, but if I used it for daily technology hauling or a commute, I'd want a pad for that shoulder strap. If I wanted to carry all the kid stuff and all the work stuff at the same time, I'd probably want a bigger bag, but I'm usually just doing one or the other or a bit of each. This bag is so lightweight and easy to manage that I am also happy to carry it even when I just have a few things inside -- it keeps its shape and stays out of the way. I got the black, and I love the versatility and style. That stark black strap looks great with everything, in many contexts. I use the zip pockets on and under the flaps for my wallet, keys, sunglasses, and phone, and access is very fast and easy. The stretch mesh laptop divider is brilliant -- it holds contents that are several inches thick when I'm using the bag for work, but doesn't get in the way a bit when I load up the main compartment for bulkier things. I also love the stretch mesh water bottle holder -- very sturdy, big enough to hold fairly large bottles if that's what you want, secure enough to keep just about any bottle in place. The smaller interior pockets in the organization panel are little enough to keep things organized, but big enough to be useful. I can also comment on the water resistance, after attending a two-hour outdoor party in the rain (we are crazy) last weekend. I didn't give the bag a second thought while we were out, and everything stayed perfectly dry (though I wasn't toting any tech at the time). This is my first Patagonia purchase, but I have high hopes for long-term use and durability based on this brand's reputation. Ethical labor practices play a big role in all our purchasing decisions, this one included, and I'm glad my perfect bag purchase supports a company that appears to be doing things right. I was also very happy with my purchasing experience from Backcountry.com -- very fast shipping. Thanks!