CENTRO - Professional Messenger Bag with Handle
Exterior - 11"H X 15"W X 4.5"D
Interior - 10.5"H X 14"W X 3"D
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- Handmade with vegetable-tanned Italian leather
- Front flap with one magnetic button closure
- Zippered pocket on the front, under the flap
- Two extra zippered pockets on the back, one vertical and one horizontal
- One main interior compartment totally unlined to emphasize the natural leather finish
- Three card slots on the inside front wall
- Two open flat pockets on the inside back wall, one small and one larger
- Large open bottomless divider/laptop sleeve made of pelle speccata (split leather)
- Adjustable leather strap up to 54”
- Leather handle on the back top with velcro strip to keep it in place while not in use
- Brass-tone hardware
The CENTRO deserves a special spot among professional messenger bags because it is not just very distinct and handmade with high-quality Italian vegetable tanned leather. It has also been designed to serve you well in today's mobile environment.
The smooth, solid leather gives the CENTRO a very professional appearance, yet the leather is still natural enough that you can still spot wrinkles and patterns. But not only does this messenger bag please the eyes: if you run your fingers on the flap or take a moment to smell the leather you will begin to develop a relationship with your bag.
The magnetic closure is great for a little extra security while commuting or when you wish to keep unwanted hands out. Yet, undoing the closure is effortless and can be done with one hand. It is possible to get some smaller, familiar items in and out of the bag by using one hand--as long as you know where to dig for them.
Inside the flap you have the front zippered pocket, which is the most secure. It is a lined pocket that is thin, but deep and wide. You can put some important documents here. The main compartment is unlined so you can appreciate the "raw" look and feel of the leather in its natural form. There is a computer sleeve that is great for an iPad 2, eReader, or netbook with room to spare, or an average size laptop. Although the laptop sleeve takes up almost half the space when full, it still leaves enough room for a small water container, and plenty of documents, journals, key chains, sunglasses, wallets, etc. The interior also features some open pockets for business cards, slim cell phones (any modern cell phone like the iPhone, Nexus, or EVO will fit), and small documents.
The back of the bag features two more lined pockets with zipper closures, one vertical and the other one horizontal. All zippers have a nice, leather zipper pull and are made with good quality hardware that functions well. The most interesting feature about this bag is the handle at the top of the back wall of the CENTRO messenger bag. It is a leather band that velcros to the bag to stay in place and out of sight when not in use. On-the-go men and women really appreciate this handle, which is convenient when you need to quickly grab the bag. It is also designed with enough structure so that it will not flop over when you set it down -- a feature that some people really like.
Overall, this is a large messenger bag that is attractive and functional, and will appeal to just about any professional.