I use this bag on a regular basis, and I greatly appreciate how much it can carry. Albeit, i use a few add-ons as well, but that's more for easy acquisition of small things. My only complaint is that it's difficult to move papers in and out from the main compartment. This is more likely that i overpack the bag, though. either way, it's a good bag and it serves me well.
Not nearly as comfortable nor able to carry and organize the items I used as a carry on fo business travel. Thought it would do the job, but not even close. About all I can say is that it is well made. If using driving to & from local office, it might be ok.
I've been using my Messenger Bag for two years. It's in and out of my vehicle daily. Besides being my portable office (having all of the pockets I could need) it hangs on my passenger seat, always at the ready for pens, phone chargers, or beef sticks. It holds a 15" laptop. I'll probably upgrade to an Xray for my 17" laptop but will have mega uses for this one.
I've owned many messengers bags. Everything from surplus military satchels, Carhartt, to Ogio. Whoever designed this bag deserves a self-respecting high 5. I'm not an EDC or CC person, however the variety of internal pockets make it easy to organize my mobile office. What makes this bag so much better than all of the others is the shoulder strap. 5.11 has got it right with the movable/sliding shoulder pad. The bag stays centered on your lower back even when bending over. I cannot tell you how many time I had other bags make a rapid relocation from my back to my face or bust the strap in the process. To summarize, good value, tough, you can put patches on it (yes patches are cool), and well thought out. Don't let the $99 price tag scare you, this is a long haul buy item.
As a City Commissioner of a leading east coast resort town, I spend a significant amount of time in meetings and visiting with constituents and local businesses. This LIMA bag stays with me from morning til night. It will hold EVERYTHING I need. In the congested summer months, I ride a bicycle. No problem, remove the strap and store it in my bike bag before going into a meeting. Active shooter? No problem, got ya covered!
Overall this is a great bag, but I knocked a star because the pouch meant to conceal carry a pistol is useless when you are wearing it unless you wear the bag with the pistol pouch facing away from your body. If you plan to carry a pistol in this bag, the best you can do is put in a small 9mm or 380 in one of the two pouches up front for quick and easy access. Putting a firearm in the pouch facing towards your body is difficult as you need push the bag away from you access the pocket and draw your weapon. Overall the stitches are very strong, the velcro closure of the flap is awesome because you dont have to latch it everytime you need to pack up and go. The velcro and loops on the outter flap is great for small tools and pens access without having to open up the bag. Would buy again.
It is a excellent bag. I have all 4 colours (coyote tan, black, foliage and storm grey) after I brought my first one. I have this bag two years ago and I use it until now, this bag with me everyday when I go to work. It keeps all my equipment I need for work everyday. Highly functional and excellent for organizing things which let me easily to get the things I need, even while I am driving. I have many other messenger bags from other brands, i.e. Vanquest, Condor and Blackhawk still this is the best I like, the best of functionality
I just received this yesterday and am very happy with what I've gotten!!
My laptop, cords, mouse, CCW, extra mags and everything else are fitting in perfectly!
The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because I need to use it for a while to see if it's comfortable and really suits my purposes.... I have a feeling I'll be back to give it that 5th star.
I've had this bag for about two months and I have to say I love it. I use it for carrying everything I need for college, work, plus a few extra accessories.
First off, the laptop I have is massive and heavy. I have a Lattitude 14 Rugged (look it up) and this bag comfortably swallows it whole. Then it takes a folder, all power cords, chargers, mouse, space mouse, laser, flashlight, and anything else I don't want in my pockets. No problem!
I've used Condor equivalents at work and there is little comparison. The condor is a quick-and-cheap laptop bag that can take a Lattitude XFR and more. They are OK, but they are Condor. They are better when you need to buy 5 or 6 and not blow tons of money. Perfect for work budgets, but for me I wanted something more refined.
The Rush Delivery Lima is, on the other hand, very well made and the tailored craftsmanship is obvious to anyone. This is top-tier tactical gear. At first, my wife was a little put off that I spent $100 on a laptop bag. First, I explained how big the discount was on my laptop, then how much premium bags and packs really cost. By comparison, this is actually pretty cheap compared to others.
I wear this thing every day. The padding on the straps and their position make this bag very comfortable to carry and shoulder. It holds a lot, but it still isn't so bulky that it cannot fit between a rear seat and the front of the back seat of your full-size car.
If you have an XL laptop that most bags won't fit, this may work for you. If you have an XFR, Lattitude 14 Rugged/Rugged Extreme, or large Toughbook, this will definitely work for you. The styling is great, the function is superb, and the Double Tap is a fantastic color of medium-dark grey (what I got).
Finally, the Mike/Lima/X-ray designation refers to its size: Medium/Large/Xtra Large. I can't believe it took me so long to figure out. Well, now everybody knows! This review is for the Lima (Large) version.
I have been using this for more than 2 years as EDC. Build quality is excellent, enough room for stuff, pockets in place. Just awesome bag.
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