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REI Madison Messenger Brief - Women's

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With smart, sleek style, our Madison Messenger Brief boasts a savvy design to tote your commuting or campus essentials in comfort.

  • Body of bag is made from 100% recycled PET; each bag keeps 52 16-oz. plastic bottles out of landfills and is tough enough to withstand the rigors of urban use
  • Main compartment is large enough to fit legal-size documents; access to main compartment and organizer panel is achieved with a quick flip of the front flap
  • Fully padded, built-in computer sleeve accommodates and safely secures laptop computers with screens as large as 16 in.
  • Organizer panel beneath front flap boasts zippered pockets, slip pockets, a key clip and multiple other slots and spaces for your daily wares
  • Padded pocket stores electronics and other delicate valuables; side pocket holds a pocket umbrella or 1-liter water bottle
  • Front flap secures with rip-and-stick tabs and a side-release buckle for extra security; discreet zip pocket on flap exterior allows quick access to on-the-go necessities
  • Shoulder strap has a floating pad and is easily adjustable for length; low profile grab handle offers an easy carrying alternative


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REI Madison Messenger Brief - Women's Specs
Best use
Messenger bag
17.50 liter
1,068 cubic inches
2 + main compartment
16 inches
Recycled PET polyester
16 x 12 x 5.5 inches
2 lbs. 5 oz.
Bag style
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Number of exterior pockets
Laptop compartment
Fits laptop size (in.)
Carry-on size

REI Madison Messenger Brief - Women's

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REI Madison Messenger Brief - Women'sis rated5.0out of5by1.
Rated5out of5byfromAttractive, Practical and DurableI have owned this bag for about 3 or 4 years now. Mine is a different color, and the inside front pockets are a little different (I think improved from my bag), but everything else is identical. I have been hauling my laptop to/from the office 3-5 days a week since I bought it, and it still looks practically new. My 15.4" laptop fits in great with a room to spare. In fact, I once squeezed my 17" Toshiba in there for a plane ride. It has tons of space for accessories (my charger, wireless mouse and keyboard), and everything has always stayed secure. My only 'complaint' might be that it's TOO big for me, but that does come in handy when I go on business trips (not as practical for every day though). It is super comfortable on my shoulder. Nice padded strap, great strap length. Even when it's super full, I can still lift it from the handle on top, and the velcro cover/flap stays closed.
Date published: 2012-10-22

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