Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger bag (my thoughts and pics)
Contrary to popular belief on this forum, not all "reviews" from noobs are feeble attempts at advertising on here. I'm just a regular joe blow with an iPad who happens to be a gear junkie at the same time.
Below are my brief scatterbrain thoughts on the Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger bag..size XS in black.
All photos are hosted on the public site Tinypic.com. You decide where you want to buy the bag if you're interested in it. I'm putting the photos on a public host so no one thinks that I'm trying to advertise for a store or something. I guess this should be a standard disclaimer with my "review" posts.
The Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger bag. Overall it's a nice bag for the money. Are there better, more expensive alternatives? Sure.
The F.M. bag has enough room for a lot of iPad related gear and documents for it's size. The construction is pretty good and the bag feels sturdy. Nothing cheap feeling. IIRC TB2 has a lifetime warranty on the bags. Zippers are YKK and the plastic hardware feels nice as well. The shoulder strap is firm yet supple. The shoulder pad is nicely padded and comfy.
I have the shoulder strap adjusted to the longest setting and the bag sits right at the small of my back when worn across my body. My ONLY beef with the bag is that it's not 100% sealed from the elements although the nylon material has a plastic feeling liner on the inside. You'll see what I mean with the pictures. This could be a disaster during inclement weather.
That's it so far... It's not really a thorough review but you get the gist of it. :o
The internal sleeve is nicely lined with a soft material and is permanently sewn in and has it's own hook and loop flap. There is room on both sides of the sleeve for items.
This is the "main" compartment. There's plenty of room for other stuff. I just couldn't expand it well with my hands.
Inside storage..Hook and loop pouch, slotted sleeves for your smartphone or other items, and zippered pouch.
The opening I was talking about. This is the same for both sides. This is NOT good.