VALERIE H.wrote a review of Gregory Civilian Messenger Bag on January 4, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Any other folks out there with 17" laptops know it can be challenging to find a bag that fits. Unfortunately even though this one says the dimensions should fit a 17", it doesn't actually fit in the laptop compartment. It's solid looking enough that I'm keeping it (especially because I got a great deal on SAC!), but I'll have to put my laptop in the main compartment, where it fits if I put it in vertically than shift it once it's in there. Time will tell about the water-resistance!