"I wanted a sturdy basic bag to haul my new MacBook Pro to and from work and occasionally away on weekends. This bag fits the bill perfectly. It has pockets to hold the laptop, power supply, a mouse and mouse pad when I want them, a number of file folders, and a few other items. Not too heavy, and the strap is comfortable on my shoulder. It is holding up very well and still looks brand new. I am very happy with it!"
"Simple, sleek, and sturdy bag. Best messenger bag I've owned and would easily buy again. Previous messenger bag had metal buckles/fasteners for the strap and those snapped with only moderate weight and use. This bag has plastic fasteners which are surprisingly sturdy (and quiet too, which is a bonus). I've overstuffed this bag with binders, books, files, and a laptop, and it has held up well.
Only complaint - files or papers kept in the sleeve closest to the body when wearing the bag (directly opposite in the picture shown, not covered by the top flap) will get extremely worn easily. Bent corners, wrinkles, etc. It is not a very useful pocket. The bag could also use another storage compartment or two, especially for power brick and cord for laptop, which I want kept separate from other stuff I put in the bag.
Overall, this bag was pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Padded interior for laptop, simple and clean look, easily accessible storage compartments, and durable. Highly recommended."
"I'd been eyeing this bag for a long time. Had such a neat appearance. Searched & search for a bag like this over the last year. I'm not a person fond of green but the avocado color is rich looking. Male or female. I was looking for a lighter weight bag. Others I have now are good but too heavy or inconvenient to use every day. They are Ok for travel but this STM Scout is good daily to keep your laptop safe & get at without a hassel. Not used at airport yet but think it would not be hard to present Laptop.
Seeing eBags 1 day sale recently I quickly bought one for Myself & one for my brother who did not have a bag. He loves it too. His is a 15 inch Toshiba. Mine is 14.5 " Vaio. Still a good price w/o sale.
Light enough to use just as I wanted. Just recieved it but seems sturdy & easy to clean. I don't know if Waterproof. It's a soft canvas type material outside. Inside a acrylic/nylon? smooth material to slide things in easy. I'm going to Scotchguard outside to make it last.
Has all the storage I need. Not to load down with School books & laptop though. But great for Laptop & an ipad or ebook. Pen holders, phone or calc pocket, Key fob, room for extra sm.HD, small mouse, Charger & cords, Notepads. I even have a Logitech lap table with pull out drawer for mouse. Had to have a bag big enough for that necessity that I love. I store it in bag behind laptop. Has no sharp edges. Snug, but not too snug. Strap is padded, removable with velcro, comfortable. Easy to adjust.
Padding for Laptop area is fantastic & plenty thick. Opens with a all the way across velcro flap. Easy. Inside not gray as in pic. It's green. I'm sure that was to show the foam & thickness.
So far after a week I'm very, very pleased. Me, I always want purple or blue. But this color is a good comfortable green along with black catches. I think classy."