I was not expecting to like this bag as much as I do. When Levenger reached out to me to ask if I wanted to review their Bomber Jacket Messenger, I wasn’t so sure. I have a lot of bags — more than enough. It’s one of the places where my natural minimalistic tendencies fly out the window. To that end, I have worked very hard to settle on just few bags that are built to last a lifetime. Included in that group is a Levenger Stanley Briefbag (now-discontinued). So, I certainly don’t need another bag.

But I sure do love this bag. It’s a great size. It’s not meant to hold everything. It is more square than rectangular so even a lot of laptops are out of the question. That said, it has two large compartments so more than enough room for a full size iPad. It has a some organizational pockets for a phone, pens, business cards, etc. It also has two zippered pockets — one inside and one outside that are roomy and deep. In other words, it can actually hold a fair amount of stuff and keep it organized without losing it’s trim shape. There is also a nice little hook inside for your keys that attaches with a snap. I used the heck out of that.

The Bomber Jacket leather and plaid interior just plain look good as well. Rugged yet elegant. Equally at home with a t-shirt and jeans or a suit. I’ve been using it almost daily since I got it a few weeks back and it still looks brand new.

I’ve been a Levenger customer for over twenty years. I have never been disappointed by anything I have purchased there. The commitment to quality, service, and usefulness of their offerings is beyond compare.

So, if you are looking for a versatile bag for your daily commute, yet don’t need a full laptop bag, this is well worth a look. That said, if you do like the looks of this bag but wished it were a little bit larger to accommodate a laptop, they make a version for that too which I can only assume is just as great.