Case Logic Canvas Messenger Bag Review


Think Twice

Stylish and available in several color options, this messenger style bag offers little in the way of comfortable carrying options. As far quality and durability, this bag is a cut below the rest; its stylish look may be too stylish for someone looking to present a professional appearance.

Even with a very cheap price tag on the Case Logic Canvas Messenger Bag, it seems most consumer reviewers would rather pay a bit more for a more durable laptop bag. Case Logic Canvas Messenger Bag reviews at eBags complain that this bag is too big and bulky, doesn't provide enough structure for laptop protection, is not professional in appearance, and quickly begins falling apart. Over on the Case Logic website, laptop bag reviews are more positive, although issues of durability crop up (one consumer reports that the single shoulder strap began to rip on its first workout) along with gripes about the lack of organizational pockets.

The Case Logic Canvas Messenger Bag (starting at $30) is made of thin cotton canvas and features a padded, partial laptop compartment big enough for a 15-inch laptop. The compartment secures the laptop with a strap over the top, but provides no other top protection for the laptop. There is one main organizational compartment aside from the separate laptop space, and one organizational panel for pencils, pens, and keys. This cheap laptop bag is not waterproof and the single shoulder offers no padding, although it is adjustable.

The Case Logic Canvas Messenger bag is certainly very affordable, but problems with the strap and overall durability suggest it may be wise to keep looking for a better laptop bag. The appearance is not professional and while students may love the look, the Case Logic Canvas Messenger laptop bag isn't the safest or most comfortable option for lugging books and a laptop to class.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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