The Patagonia MiniMass messenger bag balances the need to carry day-to-day vitals with the desire to stay light and move freely. It holds the basics: lunch, phone, keys, a book and a light rain shell.
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Rated4out of5bytheklingfamfromGreat versatile bag!I would have rated the bag alone a 5. I had a little bit of buyers remorse because of the price....great bag but you certainly pay for the Patagonia name.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated5out of5byA for AdventurefromPerfect size - great qualityFinally, the perfect bag. The size and quality combination of this bag were very difficult to find. Most other messenger style bags are either far too large and bulky or too small to be useful. This bag fits an A4 sketchbook to perfection along with an ipad or computer and all the essential gear of the day without being overstuffed. I love the width of the product also. Once the bag is filled, it still maintains a streamlined profile. There are numerous pockets on the inside panel and interior sides for pens, phone, keys, cords and many many other items. This is one bag that does not leave you wishing for "one more pocket", it has it all. I love the overall build quality and the carry handle on top. It is well designed, nicely crafted and well thought out. Perfect for outdoor sketching, weekend museum trips and the office. Love it.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated4out of5byLiz0101fromGreat everyday bagThis little bag is great and has a lot of space. I use it to carry my 14 inch laptop which isn't a problem. It also fits my power cord, several notebooks and a few other things. There are a few separate compartments which are great for holding items you want to access easily such as your keys, phone and wallet. The strap is comfortable and easy to adjust. I purchased the bag in the blue/turquoise color. My only complaint is that the bag already has a few stains which I attribute to the bright color. I can tell that the quality of the bag is great, however, and that it will last for a while. I've also traveled with it to several countries and it's held up well.
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated5out of5byHiking Lisa GfromPerfect bag for any occasion!I purchased this bag with the intention of using it for airline travel but I quickly realized that it has so many other day-to-day uses! I'm a full-time professional and I'm taking night/weekend classes, so it also acts as a great bag to carry my study materials around in. The strap is adjustable so it is very comfortable no matter how you wear it - plus, the strap is thick and made of high quality material so it doesn't hurt your shoulder, even with a heavy bag. There are so many compartments and zippered pouches - you'll never run out of places to put your things!
The only bad thing is that the tag said it would fit "most" 15-inch laptops but my 15-inch MacBook Pro doesn't fit in the padded section. It does fit in the main compartment, but it is a very tight squeeze and it isn't protected as well in there.
Otherwise, this was a great find and I'm so happy to have it!
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated5out of5byLa JoyafromAWESOME BAG!This was bag number 5! And it's the best. It has enough room to carry iPad and other necessities to work and teach (university) and yet light enough as I ride my bike. The only thing I don't like is that when I wear it across my body (when on my bike) the strap sometimes chafes my neck, Overall, I absolutely LOVE this bag!
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated4out of5byryancontrabassfromEssential to my dayI originally purchased the Half Mass, but when it arrived, I realized it was much larger than I initially wanted. I toughed it out, but eventually, I returned it and purchased the Mini Mass. I have not regretted this decision for a second. I just wish I had done this sooner. I love the Mini Mass. Perfect size. Good and practical compartments. I love the Oasis Blue.
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated5out of5byBob KnasasfromJust the right sizeLike ALL REI products, quality, price
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated4out of5byShnups the BuppsfromA purple pack of pocketsI was looking for a bag that could handle my daily stuff and a little extra when needed. It needed to be durable enough to withstand dirt, water, my dog, my boyfriend, and my job. I am outdoors around animals a lot and indoors working in a kitchen. My Mom sends me awesome purses and I end up ruining then or carrying them with a grocery tote of extras that didn't fit. I have had the bag for a couple weeks and I love it. I don't worry about it getting dirty or too wet, the finish is sturdy. It is big enough to carry a lot of little things in all the pockets and a few larger things in the main compartment. The color is bright and cheerful. The only things not so great are the velcro tabs. I hate small bits of velcro. Cloth gets snags when it sticks to it and I always end up scratching myself on it. It even sounds tacky. They could have used snaps. Also my water bottle, a standard metal kleen canteen doesn't fit well in the side pocket. It fits but the bag is lop-sided and it's hard to remove. However, It did fit nicely inside the bag in the corner kind tucked under the flap where the strap connects, so no bother. Velcro aside the bag is quality and I look forward to giving it much adventure and abuse. I think it will handle both.
Date published: 2013-11-30
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