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- Leather/Colombian Leather
- Zipper closure
- 23.5" shoulder drop
- 22" high
- 9" wide
- Rich, Full Grain Cowhide Leather Exterior With Single Gusset Flapover Construction And Fully Lined Interior
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The Kenneth Cole Reaction Busi-Mess Essentials Columbian Leather Messenger Bag is one of our best-selling messenger bags. Made from soft, full-grain Columbian leather, this bag is not only distinctive and stylish, but it is also functional. It features lots of pockets for organization, including two under the flap, plus 2 pen holders. Dressy enough for work, but casual enough for everyday.
14.5" X 11.5" X 4.5", 4.5 inch single gusset flapover messenger bag
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 9 x 22 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B003FKTC7Y
- Item model number: 527805-Black-One Size
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 6, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
First impressions are excellent. The bag is a deep, rich brown leather. It's slightly distressed, but looks professional enough for anyone who can get away with a messenger bag for work. The construction seems really good, all the seams are well done and look strong. The inner liner is a nice dark brown that matches the leather. Oh, and it smells sooooo good!
It's a good size too - my ancient 15 inch Dell laptop fits comfortably inside it, though with no real room left for accessories (charger etc). A newer (i.e. thinner) 15 inch laptop would easily fit. I'm not sure about a 17 inch laptop though, so fair warning if you're lugging a larger lappy around with you.
Plenty of smaller pockets, two pen holders. There is a zip pocket on the outside of the main flap and another inside the bag itself.
The main compartment does not have a zip. The main flap stays closed via magnets, which is great and very sleek but they are fairly weak. I'd have preferred something a little stronger in the absence of a zip.
The strap is fabric rather than leather. It's pretty clear in the photo of the bag, but for some reason I missed it. Just a warning if you were expecting a leather strap. I actually like the strap that does come with it, it's sturdy and is a good length (I'm 6'2" with a long torso and at full extension the bag sits nicely at my hip).
The "cell phone pocket" is kind of a joke these days.Read more ›
One look, or one smell, will tell you this is quality, tanned leather. So why only 3 stars?
First of all, it looks like a purse. I'm not a self-conscious guy or anything, but if I'm going to carry around a bag, I want to look more Indiana Jones than Prada. Its just not my style.
Second, and perhaps more importantly, the interior is lined with some kind of vinyl material that basically makes this bag create a swishing, plastic-on-plastic sound that detracts from the perception of quality in the materials. If you're rummaging through it, it honestly makes a similar sound to a baby running around in a diaper.
As others have mentioned, this bag is flimsy and absolutely does not stand up on its own as it appears to in the product pictures. I don't consider this a quality issue and don't mind it, but if you want something kind of sturdy that you could put papers in, this is not your bag.
Anyway, I didn't dig this product and for $100, I need to. So I've returned it and went for Visconti Big Leather Organizer Messenger Bag 18410 in Distressed Leather instead. We'll see how that one turns out.
When I got it in the mail I could not have been more impressed. It came in a nice box and even a printed back with a zipper to boot. It just got better from there! I've been using it every day for about 3 weeks now. The leather is still incredibly soft, the stitching is very strong and well done, along with the zipper and pretty much everything else. My macbook fits in there with a couple small binders, along with other random things like pencils, a calculator, index cards, etc., but there's not much room left over.
One interesting thing is that mine does not have the handle on the back like the one in the picture.
I highly recommend this bag for anyone who values quality and wants to use it in both casual and professional settings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this to replace an identical bag that I'd worn out over the last few years. This one's a fake for sure. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MarkMyWords44
Nice bag. Looks good and has held up to frequent heavy use. It's a little small in my opinion. You can not fit an average-sized collapsible umbrella in the bag unless the bag is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by DT
Great looking, does the job, and so much nicer than comparable more expensive bags.Published 7 months ago by rightmuch
I love this bag. I wanted something smaller than a laptop bag but bigger than a satchel. I must say I look like a metro sexual rock star carrying this.Published 7 months ago by Billy Snode
I bought this as a father's day gift for my husband who's extremely picky. This will be my 2nd attempt in buying a work satchel for him and he loves it! Fits his lap and more.Published 11 months ago by Helen Cruz
I've had this bag for years, with use ranging from daily (for classes) occasional (after I graduated). Read morePublished 16 months ago by MRC