OGIO Pagoda L Messenger
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- Keep your travels simple yet efficient as you bounce airport to airport with this Pagoda Messenger from OGIO.
- Airport friendly protective laptop compartment fits most 17" devices.
- Padded tablet/e-reader pocket with security hood.
- iFom panels keep your electronics and other valuables safely protected.
- Shoulder strap with removable or ripcord adjustment for maximum comfort.
- Padded back panel for a snug feel.
- Mounted phone holster with Velco closure and audio port on shoulder strap.
- Pullman luggage handle port for added ease of use.
- Weather resistant electronics pocket with internal audio port.
- Features a hidden internal zippered wallet and cord storage pocket.
- Side beverage holder to carry your liquids.
- Bottom Width: 16 in
- Middle Width: 19 in
- Top Width: 20 in
- Depth: 6 in
- Height: 14 in
- Strap Length: 52 in
- Strap Drop: 24 in
- Weight: 2 lbs 15 oz
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OGIO Pagoda L Messenger
After using it daily for a couple weeks as my office bag, my overall impression of this thing is that it looks nicer than it functions. On the front of the bag is a zippered pocket that is questionably small for such an enormous flap (just big enough for a phone or MP3 player), and behind that in front of the main compartment is another zippered pocket just a little wider than a CD case (about 7 1/2"), 3 slots for business cards and 4 pen slots. All in all it's not really that much, in fact if it wasn't for the "hidden" stash pocket in the side I would call this bag's organization pretty pathetic considering its price tag. That's not to say it isn't still pretty disappointing in that area, though. (For an example of great organization: look up the Booq Boa Nerve Messenger, 5.11 Rush Delivery Messenger, or STM Velo.) If the front organizer panel felt lacking, then the main compartment will not make things a whole lot better. Inside there is a generous amount of space but with a fairly disappointing mesh zipper pocket sewn to the inside wall, intended for your power brick/cords/etc. It pretty much lines the entire width of the front wall and reaches all the way to the bottom of the bag. A good thing, right? Problem is it pretty much turns a zippered pocket - mesh, mind you - into a flimsy partitioned section that doesn't know what it's supposed to be. If it's for charger cables, they instantly get tangled into each other since there's no separation. If it's for smaller things, why such a large pocket? Too easy to lose track of what's in there before you're digging around like an old lady at checkout trying to find 58 cents in her gigantic purse. Why not create extra, smaller pockets you can securely close instead? Most people will use it primarily for all their various cables, maybe along with a bunch of other random small things, and with too large of a space it becomes too easy to just throw anything in which kind of defeats the purpose of "organization". You throw all your cables into one big area (for me that's at least 4 cables all the same color), then you have to dig around to find one - and then untangle it. Why would you want to do all that? The hassle is easily avoidable if they just added a few extra interior pockets - there is plenty of room for it, and for the price-tag I feel like it's asking very little to have reasonable storage. It may not sound like a huge deal, but speaking from day-to-day experience with the bag in a professional IT setting, lack of decent organization is hands down the reason I'm having to return it. The padded iPad/tablet pocket against the back wall is exceptionally well-made though, and because of the padding, makes for a decent place to put mail, loose CD's, etc. The laptop pocket on the back is not bad either; I have a 17" MacBook Pro that fits with more than enough room left over. This has the same red cloth-type padding as the iPad pocket, with a very nice jumbo-size zipper track (YKK zippers?). It does not touch the laptop when zipping up either, which is nice. The only flaw, in my opinion, is that there's no bottom padding and nothing between your laptop and the surface of wherever the bag sits, when there is plenty room to add that feature. The shoulder strap is clearly well-made, and I appreciate that they tried to make it more "ergonomic" for riding a bike I guess, but it is the clunkiest, most confusing shoulder strap I have ever used. Not only does this make the already-wide bag jut out way more than it should while wearing, but it is almost guaranteed to hit sides of some doorways when you walk through them. And for me anyway, my elbows constantly hit against the sides/back of the bag pretty frequently, enough to become annoying. To top it off? You can't wear the bag on one shoulder (like a briefcase) even though they say you can. How these design flaws passed quality testing I have no idea! That said, it is the most comfortable shoulder strap I've worn. And since there is a bit of a learning curve with the strap/buckle system, I'll save you some time if you purchased this bag: The D-ring closest to the buckle by default is pulled in as far as it can go, so it rests against the buckle, while the other D-ring hangs freely. To cinch the strap tighter, you need to pull the first D-ring away from the buckle, while at the same time pulling the other hanging "adjuster" D-ring in closer to the buckle to make your adjustment...then finally you swap them back. While doing that last part make sure you use the same amount of "pull" pressure you used to tighten, or the strap will just go back to the original adjustment - very frustrating! Hope this helped, I know I could've used an explanation. It can be extremely awkward if you've never used this type of strap system before. Overall - I gave this bag 3 stars because of the sleek style, high quality materials, excellent zipper system, comfortable shoulder strap, and because it looks and feels like it'd last years. Would have given more if not for the lack of organizational pockets, strap/buckle system, and lack of organizational pockets (did I say that one already?). I cannot say I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a bag to use for the office or general non-bike commutes.
I'd also recommend: Booq, 5.11 Tactical, Timbuk2, STM
- Startsomething - customer
- from Charlotte, NC
- August 9, 2012