Travelon Messenger Style Shoulder Bag
Good bag for the money
I've had this bag for maybe three years now and used it for almost one year continuously. I like the messenger style bags and really like the cell phone holder; it makes it very convenient to answer the phone quickly. However, the stone/tan color is a bit hard to clean and sometimes the snap pops open. For the money, though, this has been a very good purchase.
I purchased the earlier version of this bag(with no cell phone holder) and it is still going strong. Traveled South Africa, Dominican Republic, Florida, Disney World and most recently , Aruba!! Has secure rear pocket to hold passports, tickets, boarding passes and ID's..and all hands free!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bag! Holds my regular wallet with chg cards and check book and still leaves room for digital camera and my cell. Strap adjusts to over the shoulder (and it stays there!!) or around the neck..and it falls just at my waist to allow shopping and hands free to help with grandkids at Disney!! It is also small enough to tuck it inside your tote or diaper bag for traveling.
Good at first
I loved the idea of a compact organized bag. It was that, but a few months into having this bag ( I had an orange one) the dye/finish started wearing off on the edges. Within 6-7 months it looked so shabby I had to stop using it. Not at all a long lasting item.
Not as magical as the sales presentation
Nice enough quality but small. Lots and lots of pockets but small; doesn't hold a lot -- would be great for a guy. I used it once and (being past 30 days) gave it away. SO, I have to say it was definitely not the wonder that the video presentation built it up to be. Because it's small. Oh, and it was a bit small, so not for a woman to fly with...
I love Travelon bagsThey are a great value for the price.I would like to see a bronze bag in this Messenger style bag. There doesn't seem to be too much in Bronze except in the expensive bags..
Love, love this bag. I have had it for 6 months. Got it for a trip and have not gone back to any of my regular bags. I have difficulty carrying things in my hands this bags is easy to open and get into without making my hands and wrists hurt.
I love Travelon bags, but this one doesn't keep my credit cards secure. If the top is open and you bend over, they can fall out. I like the feature of having the cell phone on the strap. They should incorporate that to all their bags. I'm keeping it, but I prefer the other one that zips down both sides.
I got this bag the first time it was on the air, few years back. I have taken mine to trips all over Europe, Central America and South America. It is literally my only bag that traveled as much as I did :)
It helps keeping things organized and I love the hidden document and money pocket on the back of the bag. The bag is roomy enough for basic needs and I was always able to fit a small water bottle, a guide book, a map, a snack and pretty much all the things I need to carry when traveling and visiting places. I love the fact that the bag is always in front of me and I have it on sight all the times (so it's hard to have things stolen from it).
I was a little bit nervous when I got caught in the first tropical and heavy rain because I thought the bag would look ugly when drying up. Well, I was wrong! It looked as beautiful as before. I have to admit that it took a while to get dry after literally being soaked by rain, but you can expect this with everything that gets wet. The strap can be a little inconvenient and feel funny on your shoulder when wearing t-shirts with tiny straps (especially if you go on hikes, long walks, etc and get sweat), but you get used to the feeling after a while. This definitely did not have such a big negative impact on myself and it did not prevent me from leaving the bag behind when traveling.
Oh, I also got 3 more bags as presents for Christmas for my girlfriends who like to travel as much as I do. 2 of them already had the bag on a trip to Italy and to Spain and ordered another color when they got back.
If you travel to foreign countries as much as we do, I really think that you will find this bag very handy and convenient. It will grow on you and you will come back for more.
Go To Travel Bag
After reading all the great reviews for this bag, I decided to order it for myself to use on a recent flight. Now, having used the bag, I too agree it is the perfect travel companion at a resonable price. I am a tall, plus sized grandma and the bag strap adjusts to a perfect length for me and did not dig in or feel bad at anytime. I found the bag very light weight and a wonderful way to remain hands free and secure with my personnal items. One negative comment I want to pass along is, although the bag is great for travel, I think it is too plain for everyday use and I switched to a fashion bag upon my arrival home. Also, my cell phone is an older, fold over model, and I am not sure the cell phone pocket would be wide enough to use for a newer touch type phone? Overall, I think this bag is a wonderful travel companion.
I love this bag in the lighter colors, but would like to see the strap in the same color as the bag. I do not like the light bag with a black strap!!
Love This Bag!
I purchased this just for airline travel, however, I've never stopped using it! I love the piece of mind I get when I'm shopping because I know my belongings are safe and secure. It's so easy to wear that I'm not leaving my purse in the shopping cart. I also love the cell phone pocket on the outside, no more digging for the phone. I sold all my other purses at a garage sale and will never go back to carrying around heavy shoulder bags or purses. I also like the leather one as well.
I own the messenger bag from Travelon and love it. I was a victim of a purse snatching and my husband chased the robber for 1/2 mile and caught him. The robber did not have the time to get anything out of my purse prior to being caught, and I believe it is because of the excellent design. I am grateful that neither my husband nor myself were hurt and that I have the entire contents of my purse back.