I will be the dissenting...
September 3, 2015
I will be the dissenting opinion in the reviews. The bag is a nice enough bag,
but it is not a commuter bag (in my book), and it is certainly not worth nearly
a hundred bucks.
If all you carry is one notebook, a few odds and ends, and a teensy tiny water
bottle, then fine. But if you're actually using it for a long train/subway
commute with everything you need for a busy workday (or student day), as I am
doing, you may be as displeased as I have been.
First, my 17-inch laptop only fits in the one middle compartment by a special
dance that involves inserting it first on its side and the right angle, and then
doing a jiggle and a shove to get it past the corner zipper - and that ONLY
works when there is nothing in any of the other pockets, particularly the side
pockets. Once I've got that laptop in, there's room for one more notebook only -
or possibly one that fits in the padded outside pocket, which is a strange shape
and too small for standard American notebooks. Lest you think, "oh, my laptop is
smaller than 17 inches," also know that a standard 8.5x11 binder or notebook
barely fit in the main compartment, and heaven forbid you have two of them.
The little tiny pockets everywhere are cute, but unless you have things
perfectly sized for those very pockets and pocket dividers, they're kind of
And like everyone else, I will say, WTF on the strap pad not being adjustable?
Finally, this thing is in no way ergonomic.
Generally happy with most things I have bought from JetPens, but this thing was
a total waste of $100. The only thing that saves it from a 1-star review is that
I will allow that the bag itself is clearly well-made.