||Buy on Amazon
|Kenneth Cole Reaction
||#1 Leather messenger bag for me. I’ve been through a few of these and this is the only one that I can fully endorse. Great organization, feel and laptop safety. Carries nicely. No flaws.
||Yes, this is a beautiful bag. It is a little cheaper than Kenneth Cole and it does show in the hardware. Some of it is not as heavy duty. I like it. But I wouldn’t buy it.
|Komal’s Passion Leather
||Hmmm. Mixed reviews on this bag. It is built heavy duty enough. Some say though that it is more “orange” color than the warm leather shown in the photos. And it is concerning that one of the reviewers says it will “temporarily stain your clothes”
||Definitely my #2 Option and probably #1 for many people because of the value price. Beautiful Buffalo leather, plenty of space for a laptop, notebooks and other school items. Holds up to heavy use. I prefer the Kole Reaction because I don’t like the two straps that need to be buckled. But who am I? I’m a nobody.
||I actually like this messenger bag. I know it’s not as fancy as some of the more expensive ones. But it is made of soft cow real leather and protects your laptop well. Actually a great option for College students. Maybe a great college student Christmas Present?
KENNETH COLE REACTION BAG
WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IN A LAPTOP MESSENGER BAG:
1). Laptop safety: Some messenger bags just have better compartments for your laptop. So that they can fit snuggly and securely. So that they won’t get damaged with heavy use. My Kenneth Cole Reaction bag is perfect for my laptop:
2). Heavy Duty: I have owned two messenger bags before this Kenneth Cole one. Both of them cost me around $50. Both of them had zippers break, hardware break off, tears, etc within a few months of use. I have had this Kenneth Cole bag for over a year. It still looks brand new:
3). Organization: The Reaction bag has PLENTY of spaces to organize office supplies, notebooks, pens, electronics, Etc, etc, etc:
4). Price: This is a sticky point for me. I’m usually huge on value shopping. And believe me, I used to shop around for the best deal on a messenger bag. But I have been through too many that gave out on me. I believe that for leather bags, you need to spend a little more.
ONLY THE KENNETH COLE REACTION BAG FOR ME?
No. I will say that the KomalC 15 Inch Retro Buffalo Hunter Leather is straight up a contender. And at less than $90 dollars it may soon take over as my favorite leather laptop messenger bag on Amazon. So, I am recommending two bags on this review:
KOMALC 15 INCH RETRO BUFFALO HUNTER