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    REI Brookdale Mini Messenger Bag - Women's

    The REI Brookdale mini messenger bag blends a bit of outdoor performance with urban style and utility, resulting in a competent everyday commuter or travel bag with plenty of organization. See details

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    The REI Brookdale mini messenger bag blends a bit of outdoor performance with urban style and utility, resulting in a competent everyday commuter or travel bag with plenty of organization.

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    The REI Brookdale mini messenger bag blends a bit of outdoor performance with urban style and utility, resulting in a competent everyday commuter or travel bag with plenty of organization.

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    The REI Brookdale mini messenger bag blends a bit of outdoor performance with urban style and utility, resulting in a competent everyday commuter or travel bag with plenty of organization.

    • Main compartment is covered and secured with a magnetic-closure flap; internal organization includes a zip-secure pocket and credit card slots
    • Fleece-lined and zip-close pockets underneath flap protect your phone and other small accessories
    • Exterior back zipper pocket gives quick access to small items; key clip keeps keys secure and easy to locate
    • Adjustable-length shoulder strap with sliding shoulder pad provides secure and comfortable single shoulder carry
    • REI Brookdale mini messenger bag is made of partially recycled, post-consumer fabric which holds up well against urban elements


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    REI Brookdale Mini Messenger Bag - Women's Specs
    Best use
    Messenger bag
    5.75 liter
    350 cubic inches
    1 + main compartment
    70% recycled polyester/30% polyester
    10.5 x 8 x 3.75 inches
    15 ounces
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    Laptop compartment
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    REI Brookdale Mini Messenger Bag - Women's

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    REI Brookdale Mini Messenger Bag - Women'sis rated3.6out of5by5.
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat everyday bagI purchased this bag along with the matching wristlet. I also have the REI Endolyne shoulder bag. I was planning on taking either this bag or the Endolyne bag to Europe in May. In testing out each bag, I prefer this one as a everyday bag here at home, but will take the Endolyne to Europe (it is a bit more secure with 2 zippers along the main compartment as opposed to this bag which has one opening and is not completely closed across the top - slight gap/opening on the side with the zipper end). This bag fits my iPad mini, wristlet, and usual purse items comfortably, stays on the shoulder well and appears to be pretty durable.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat every day bagI really like the style of this bag and find it comfortable on the shoulder. A big plus is that it doesn't slip off of my shoulder like many bags do when they are loaded up. (A different review said this has 2 straps, it does not. It has one permanent, adjustable strap with a sliding shoulder pad.) I like this bag for my every day purse - holds my wallet, phone, camera and mini iPad, etc. comfortably. Although I really like the bag, I won't be taking it with me on a trip to Europe as I don't feel it's secure enough. For international travel I'll be taking the REI Endolyne shoulder bag which has double zippers under the magnetic close flap and is better for securing your belongings from wandering hands.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated4out of5byfromBuy anotherEasy to organize. Works with IPad Mini.
    Date published: 2014-03-05
    Rated2out of5byfromNeeds stronger magnetic snapsI was really disappointed in this bag. I spent a good chunk of time looking for just the right bag to suit my needs while preparing for a one-month trip in Spain. When I found this one at REI I was really happy. The back compartment for credit cards, mobile phone, cash, etc... was nice to keep these items in one place and to keep on inside where not easily accessed by pickpockets. The main compartment was roomy enough and it held my bridge camera with no problem ,while the flap seemed to allow for easy access. The bag also comes with two straps: one long, adjustable for day, wearing across the chest and the other shorter, non-adjustable if you want to make the bag a little more dressy, like a purse (kind of like two bags in one... great idea). The material is excellent and the bag is made really well. When not in use, the bag folds up nice and flat, plus doesn't weigh much, so it tucks nicely into a backpack or suitcase. But here's where the bag has a problem and why I'm returning this bag. The flap for the main compartment does not stay shut. The magnets that are meant to hold it closed are not very strong so anything in the bag that causes it to bulge a bit or have a bit more weight (I did not put much in this compartment) prevented the magnets from staying together and then the flap started, well, flapping. It was annoying and I became concerned something would fall out or that the bag would be easy for someone to get a hand inside. (pickpockets big problem in cities like Barcelona and Madrid). I ended up purchasing a different bag about a week into this trip so this bag really let me down. I'd buy it again if the magnetic closures were improved because that was the only problem. Too bad it was a big problem.
    Date published: 2013-07-29
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat travel purse!I have been looking for a purse to take on trips and this is great! The fabric is really nice and I love the pink details on the zipper and inside. My only complaints are that the strap is a little utilitarian looking rather than stylish, and the top could have a more secure closure than the magnet. I also don't like how the end of the zipper hangs out, but you can try to tuck it in.
    Date published: 2013-04-24

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