Tumi 'Alpha Bravo - Benning' Deluxe Messenger Bag
After going through two other messenger bags from expensive brands which will go unnamed and having them both fall apart within less than a year, I was on the hunt for a durable bag that could survive my daily abuse. The Benning is it! It definitely has a hefty price tag, but is well worth it (especially if you can catch it on sale). This bag is extraordinarily well made; seams are durable, top notch materials used, and well-thought out construction (example: shoulder strap is sewn to bag at an angle for cross-body comfort). Pockets, pockets, pockets galore! I don't have enough items to fill all of these pockets. My 15" laptop fits snugly into the bag, along with a notebook or papers. Although the color/ design/ marketing of this bag may have been pointed more towards men, it can definitely be unisex in use.
Awesome, perfect bag!
I purchased this bag for my husband for father's day, and he loved it! It is a good looking bag, durable and well-made. The layout of pockets is convenient, as it has a spot for business cards inside the front zip pocket for easy access, and also a spot for a pen & cellphone, so that he doesn't have to keep opening the flap of the messenger bag in order to get to his belongings, which is a plus. The thing he liked the most about it is that the long cross body strap is positioned diagonally, or on a 'bias', so that when he wears it, both the strap and the bag lies comfortably across/next to his body, without twisting or sliding awkwardly when he moves around. He is a general contractor and is constantly on the move, meeting with people in many different environments, from construction sites to business casual environments, so this bag suits his needs perfectly.