by Kyle Small
The new Rickshaw Commuter Messenger Bag is a durable and functional addition to an already growing collection of bags we have here at CH HQ. Strong and sturdy, this is a bag that you can rely on for years to come. Built to survive a downpour of rain, as well as the rigors of bike messengering (Rickshaw founders are Timbuk2 alums), you're definitely getting your money's worth. And with as many pockets, sleeves and loops as it has, this shoulder bag will fit just about everything you need for a solid days work, whatever that may be.
With a large rear pocket including sections for everything down to a cell phone, the bag offers plenty of easy access if you are ever in a rush. And inside, of course, there is a detachable sleeve for your laptop—pretty much an essential for us as this point.
In addition to bike messenger roots, another design value that Rickshaw's incorporating into their ethos is a customizable aspect. Some compartments come out, the front flap can be securely closed in two different ways (either with buckles or velcro) and other models have inserts transforming them into diaper bags. When ordering on their site you can choose between a bunch of different designs and colors (we opted for all-black).