Wowbox Leather Vintage Messenger Bag Review

Wowbox Leather Vintage Messenger Bag Review

Whether you are a businessman, photographer or student, you have to carry around quite a lot of electronics, notebooks and general items of modern life. But you can still look good while doing it.

A bag with enough space, a nice vintage look and good functionality is an essential part to getting through your day without too much hassle.  But what bag will do this for you? In this review we take a look at the Wowbox leather vintage messenger bag.

We will give you an overview of its features, its good qualities (and the not so good ones) and our verdict. That way you can decide if you want this bag at your side on the way to work.

The Wowbox leather messenger bag is made from real horse leather and high quality canvas. It has one main padded storage compartment for a laptop and has two additional front pockets. On the inside it has two inner wall pockets for your phone or other accessories.

It has an inside zipper pocket for a little more security for keys and so on. It has a wide adjustable strap that you can also detach. The bag is padded at the bottom, has magnetic latches and zipper closure and has pen holders. It is also available in different color combinations.

Features

  • The bag is made from genuine horse leather and premium canvas
  • It comes with one main padded storage compartment
  • It has two large front pockets
  • It has two inner wall pockets for a cellphone or smaller accessories
  • It has one zipper pocket for more secure storage
  • It has a wide adjustable strap that can be detached
  • The bottom of the bag is padded
  • It has magnetic latches and zipper closure
  • It has two pen holders
  • Dimensions: 16 x 11 x 4 inches ( 40.64 x 27.9 x 10.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds (0.9 kg)

Pros

  • It handles textbooks and folders well
  • The bag is quite large and well made
  • It is very sturdy
  • The zipper runs very smooth
  • The straps are very durable and sewn on well
  • It is reasonably priced

Cons

  • The flap over on the top is a little cumbersome
  • The buckles on the front are functional and takes time to open
  • The back pocket is a bit shallow
  • It does not have a huge amount of padding on the sides

Summary

This is a large, durable and quite good looking bag. It is a sturdy competitor and the leather is very good quality and adds to the timeless character of this bag. It easily swallows laptops, power supplies, wallets, accessories, notebooks and other office supplies. It is well made and is available in a few different color combinations.

The zippers are high quality, don’t get stuck and are smooth to open. The shoulder strap adjusts easily and is comfortable, even when you carry a heavier load. This Wowbox vintage bag’s best points are its size, quality and great looks.

On a bad note, it is difficult to get in and out of this bag though. This is a negative aspect if you need to be able to access your gear quickly on the run.

On the other hand this is a nice security feature, a pickpocket will also need time to get into your bag. The inside zipper pocket is also a good addition for the safekeeping of keys and so on.

The back pocket is a bit shallow so you will not be able to carry a file folder and shut the flap at the same time. If you don’t mind the flap hanging open it will be fine, but if you need a secure bag this will be an issue.

It also does not have very much padding on the sides. This could be a problem if you need a bag to really take a few knocks and protect your electronics. The bottom is well padded though and if you use it in office or a college setting it will happily protect your gear.

Comparison

This good looking bag compares very well to its high priced designer competitors. It is well made, durable and has quite a large amount of space. It has the great benefit of genuine leather that will only look better as it ages. It is larger than most messenger bags in this range and offers great versatility.

It does not have easy open buckles, but the old-school look and feel more than make up for this. It has a top handle so you can use it as a case without the shoulder strap.

Some bags don’t offer the top handle which makes them a little cumbersome to use.  You can easily use this bag as a travel, photographer’s or messenger bag.

This Wowbox leather bag is high quality, has good durable components and has a more comfortable shoulder strap than many standard laptop bags.

The top flap can be a bit of a hassle depending on your needs. Some other bags offer easy top access even when the flap is closed where with this bag you will need to unbuckle the flap.

Verdict

If you are tired of carrying around a standard old black laptop bag and you need a little more space, this Wowbox leather vintage messenger bag is a great choice.

It offers everything a standard bag has, space and protection for your gear, but it is much more versatile, durable and better looking. It will give you the style and quality of a much more expensive designer bag at a much more reasonable price.

It will carry your laptop, but will also work very well for photographers, frequent fliers and students who need to haul textbooks across campus. We recommend this leather and canvas combination from Wowbox for anyone who has a lot of stuff to carry but needs a bag that looks while doing it.

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