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    REI Quantum Messenger Bag

    The nimble REI Quantum Messenger bag organizes and hauls your electronics, paperwork and just about anything else you need to keep you going for an entire day at work, on campus or around the city. See details

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    Item # 854946

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    The nimble REI Quantum Messenger bag organizes and hauls your electronics, paperwork and just about anything else you need to keep you going for an entire day at work, on campus or around the city.

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    The nimble REI Quantum Messenger bag organizes and hauls your electronics, paperwork and just about anything else you need to keep you going for an entire day at work, on campus or around the city.

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    The nimble REI Quantum Messenger bag organizes and hauls your electronics, paperwork and just about anything else you need to keep you going for an entire day at work, on campus or around the city.

    • Rear compartment features a dual-purpose laptop pocket which is fully padded and fits most 15 in. laptops; neoprene sleeve holds most tablet-size electronics
    • Exterior zipper offers quick access to laptop and tablet compartment
    • Main pocket has secure zip closure; front flap secures closed with both rip-and-stick and buckle closures; use only the rip-and-stick closures when you want quick access
    • Easy-access organizer panel underneath flap has pen slots, fleece-lined cell phone pocket and additional slot pockets for small items
    • Zip pocket on the front flap holds small items you'd like to keep handy
    • Interior key clip keeps keys secure and easy to locate
    • Side pockets can stretch to vary their capacity; stash a water bottle or other small things you want to reach easily
    • REI Quantum Messenger is made from rugged 330-denier Cordura® nylon fabric which offers superior abrasion resistance and tear strength
    • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap includes an ergonomic pad for comfortable carrying with heavy loads; padded top handle lets you carry bag like a briefcase
    • Reflective trim creates great visibility for active commuters; webbing loop provides a reliable attachment point for LED blinking light (sold separately)


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    REI Quantum Messenger Bag Specs
    Best use
    Messenger bag
    23 liter
    1,403 cubic inches
    4 + main compartment
    15.6 inches
    Cordura nylon
    17 x 12.75 x 5.5 inches
    1 lb. 14 oz.
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    Gear capacity (cu. in.)
    Number of exterior pockets
    Laptop compartment
    Fits laptop size (in.)
    Carry-on size

    REI Quantum Messenger Bag

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    REI Quantum Messenger Bag is rated 4.1429 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All-Purpose Bag Wanted to post a prelim review since there aren't any reviews for this new 2013 version of the REI Quantum messenger bag. I wanted a sturdy bag for work, play or taking my young kids out on weekends, whether I need to carry my notebook or not. I can't comment on durability since I've only used the bag for a couple weeks. One thing to note is that the "black" colored bag has an ORANGE interior not visible from the exterior! The pictures don't show this. I actually prefer it. Unlike the outgoing model which had a black & gray exterior, this one appears fully black from the outside, making it more appropriate for work use, but the orange interior gives it a little color and actually makes it easier to see items inside the compartments. Here are some things I like so far: �?� Black exterior �?? helps the bag to look semi-professional for work use (prior model was black and gray) �?� Orange interior �?? I like it. Actually makes it a lot easier to see in the bottom of the compartments. �?� Lower height than outgoing model �?? the prior bag seemed a little tall for my tastes. This has a lower height while supposedly maintaining the same capacity. �?� Zipper top access - to main compartment is very handy, more so than negotiating the dual buckles on the front. �?� Padded compartment - fits my HP 14" notebook securely when needed. Feels like it should fit a 15.6" snugly, but you should try it in store first. �?� Dual side pockets �?? easily fit my Contigo coffee cup, standard water bottle, my young childrens sippy cups. �?� Construction �?? it's only been 2 weeks, but this bag does seem solidly made. I don't see any weak points, and it's great knowing REI will stand by their branded products. �?� Great value �?? when paired with their occasional discounts on REI-branded products. To me, this earns it's fifth star. Hopefully I can update my review at a later date. I haven't tried biking with it yet.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Bag Traveled with this bag on a recent trip and it worked great. I was able to place my computer, book, and other paperwork. Plenty of pockets for your cell, pens, etc. It's well constructed,the shoulder strap is adjustable.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I use the Quantum Messenger Bag for work. Typically, I'll have two or three books, a notebook computer, and a bottle of water in the bag. It is roomy and light enough; it also looks pretty good. However, I could never recommend this bag. The strap clips fell off so often that I eventually just gave up trying to keep track of them. I'd find them by my desk, in my car, etc. Really poor product design here. Now I have a bag with no clips, which might not be so bad, but there's no way to close the bag. As a result, things fall out all the time. Ask yourself, is this what you're looking for in a bag?
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Bag Love everything about the bag except the interior zipper for the main compartment is at an odd angle that makes it tricky to work with one hand
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice bag I love this bag for travel. It holds my laptop, tablet, phone, associated accessories and there is still plenty of room. I use it to supplement my backpack and combined I can easily pack for a week long work trip. There seem to be spaces for all of your items so the layout allows you to stay organized while traveling. Very happy with this bag purchase!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quantumly Good The bag is very well organized and allow easy access from the back zipper. Which allows me to just pull out my computer or a book. This is great for plane travel.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Overall Bag Overall the bag is very nice. I have been using it for work for two weeks and it serves the purpose well. The laptop compartment is not especially padded but it feels safe and secure. The bag has plenty of room and pockets for me. I have a couple small things that keep me from giving the bag a 5 star rating. The key hook seems cheap, flimsy, and low quality- almost like a throw in that was not needed. The interior zipper is awkward, as the flap needs to be closed to zip it. Overall I would recommend.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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