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REI Quantum Messenger Bag


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  • 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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Best Use Casual
Bag Style Messenger bag
Gear capacity (L) 23 liter
Gear capacity (cu. in.) 1,403 cubic inches
Number of exterior pockets 4 + main compartment
Laptop compartment Yes
Fits laptop size (in.) 15.6 inches
Carry-on size Yes
Material(s) Cordura nylon
Dimensions 17 x 12.75 x 5.5 inches
Weight 1 lb. 14 oz.
Gender Unisex

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