I bought one of the very first of the bags when they came out a few years ago. It has been my everyday bag since then carrying my laptop and various business needs. It has been on probably over 100 trips, been in the rain, left outside for days, and still looks amazing. It seems to be the perfect blend of "grey man" that it seldom gets a second look. I also use it as my day bag at SHOT. The bag in an investment, but I will be passing this bag down in my family. It is truly heirloom quality kit.
This is now my go to bag. Good amount of storage. Casual with a hint of tactical. Like how to ITS zip bags fit in outside pockets. Helps a lot with organization. Worth the price.
Everything I expected and more
I am very pleased with this purchase. It's hard to get an idea of what this bag is like simply from pictures and the presentation video. But I risked it anyway and I can say that the build quality is amazing, I'm confident this bag will serve me well for many years to come.
I purchased a "factory seconds" discreet messenger bag about 3 weeks ago and so far have zero complaints. I knew what to expect with waxed canvas, as I have other bags of this material and have even waxed some of them myself. It's incredibly heavy-duty and should last a very long time. The bag is a great size for both work and personal use. For work I carry a 15" laptop, various other electronics, chargers, cords, etc, and it holds everything. The external pocket/pouch system works very well to organize various load outs, but the system also helps open up space in the inside/main pocket of the bag. Personally, we recently took my 9 month old son to Disney theme parks, and the bag was perfect for carrying many of the essential, random type items we needed. A couple of other notes - I have not yet used the bag for off-body carry, although I purchased the holster. The quick access zipper should lend itself to working well for this function. Also, I haven't been able to find the flaw that made the bag "factory seconds." I've looked, but can't find anything egregious enough to definitively say that it was the issue. Overall the quality of the materials and build are excellent. I'm also looking forward to the bag "wearing in" as I think it will look even better once it's worn and weathered. All in all, the bag was exactly what I was looking for, and I consider it money well-spent!
Favorite bag of all
It took me a while to decide to buy this bag and once it arrived I realized I should have bought it sooner. I travel with it everywhere and remain the true grey man. Currently, it carries my laptop, a KelTec Sub2k and four extra mags. I bought the zip pouches at the same time and the versatility and organization they provide is awesome! No one gives me a second look anywhere I am with this bag. The ability to hide my patches when in snowflake territory is very nice! A very very well made bag perfectly suited for EDC use! I do wish there were some better options from ITS for mag retention inside the bag that matched the fabric and color. The pistol holster offered is a good idea but the rough part of the velco tends to scuff and scratch my ccw