Waxed Canvas Grand Army Messenger Bag
17" W x 16" H x 5" D
Durable Waxed Canvas Body
Genuine Leather Trim
Adjustable cotton webbing shoulder strap
Top Zipper Closure
Interior Zipper Pocket
Large Interior Velcro Pocket
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Written by inbrooklynPosted on 09/21/2012 at 3:21:54 PMi love this bag. i eyed it forever, and then finally bought it. it's a great bag, i love the way it looks, the strap is good.. i like how i can carry a lot or fold it over and carry less. the problem comes on the inside. it has a middle "divider" its just a piece of fabric with velcro. it's SUPER annoying. it gets in the way, making it impossible to ever find anything in it. it's basically just a huge tote bag-- and i end up doing the pull over on the sidewalk and search endlessly for what i'm looking for. this morning on the train i actually thought "ugh. this bag is the worst!" ha. i sewed up the divider and NOW its perfect. no more mess. no more searching. and we're in love again!
Good, but not quite large enough
Written by omnomnomPosted on 09/20/2012 at 12:08:45 AMThis is a very solid bag that is just a few inches too small to be perfect. I got mine in grey but even though it looks lighter in person most people will still call it black. The bag I received also had a nicer looking red lining instead of the beige-ish lining pictured here. Its made from good quality materials, is well constructed, and seems like it will last a few years. The leather on the bottom will probably wear out long before the canvas body. Although it should be noted that the wax coating is for style, not really for weather resistance. To protect and condition the leather bits I rubbed Wonder Balsam on. The balsam softens the leather so it won't crack prematurely in addition to slight water and scratch resistance; its really a must whether you're rough with your bags or not. I'm an LA guy and totally hooked on BKI bags- Just please please please make this in 20-22 inch width like a normal messenger!
Written by new-to-BIPosted on 12/11/2011 at 12:13:25 AMI LOVE this bag. So do most people around me. The leather trim is sexy and practical, and the material combination is simply attractive. I got one in black with a red interior and I use it every day. This bag appeals to all aspects of my personality, which is kind of amazing in itself since I straddle a few worlds. The only reason I, regretfully, can't give it 5 stars is the fabric choice for the lining. It is a fine, loose cotton that has already gotten caught in the zipper a few times and I fear will shred apart within the year from a pen injury or incurable zipper catch. Otherwise, highly recommend.
Love the waxed canvas
Written by KatieBPosted on 05/04/2011 at 8:43:13 PMThis is a great bag, I love carrying it & get lots of people asking where it's from. I only wish it were a bit larger as it's only the size of my purse. When I think messenger bag, I think BIG!
pretty neat bag
Written by roxyPosted on 04/27/2011 at 2:54:57 PMi got this in the brown color and i like it a lot- it's big enough to hold almost anything (including my 17" macbook pro) and the adjustable strap is great. i'm only giving it 3 stars though because the divider inside is super annoying (if you try to put books or a computer or something inside it, the corners get caught on the divider and you have to reach in and wrestle with it, or put your entire arm inside the bag to guide your stuff in), and the leather on the closure straps and bottom is super soft and tears/nicks really easily.
Written by BAKUNYPosted on 03/29/2011 at 9:00:12 AMI love this bag, I love the 2 open compartments that hold my large kindle and mini netbook along with my keys and junk. I love how it zips and folds over and snaps making it an East Flatbush Brooklyn must. Only downfall is the thin strap. this is my second bag from Brooklyn Industries in less then a month, and I love the fact they get the life of a NEw Yorker and the needs of different bags for different purposes, Thank you soo much Brian Kudler