Considering I'm an addict to dA related stuff, I'm a proud owner of lots of things from the shop including devWEAR, Prints, Mugs, Buttons, etc. I never had the chance to buy the Laptop Messenger Bag, so I finally decided to get myself the artist bag [link]
I wasn't sure of buying it with all the extras I saw available, but somehow, `TheRyanFord
convinced me that it was a really cool bag and I should get it. After getting my order, this is my experience from the Shopping, Shipping and Unboxing of my new bag (with several extras). This is a small review that I hope you enjoy. It doesn't intend to advertise or anything, but just give a proper opinion about what I received.The Shopping/Shipping experience
While shopping here on dA can be easy and very intuitive, there were minor issues once I paid for my order. There was a delay of around 1 week before my order got shipped from dA facilities. This wasn't a problem at all, and as long as I've been told, it was a normal timing considering the ammount of orders they receive.
With my invoice from dA, the FedEx tracking number told me where my order was each day, which was awesome. After a few days and with minor delays (blame FedEx), I received my bag without any issues. The Unboxing/Assembling
I was surprised by the size of the bag, since it looked bigger on the pics at the shop, but once I filled it with the extras I bought (like the wacom sleeve, shoulder strap, etc) it really looked big. Once I added one of the flaps I bought (I got 2 of them), the bag looked awesome an giant.
I put my wacom, wires, phone, camera, pencils, markers, 3 books, 17" Laptop + charger and my deviantART green cap there without any problems. Everything fits tight and very protected. The soft areas on the bag are awesome and they will keep my stuff safe, I hope
The bags are manufacturated by Brenthaven [link]
and customized by deviantART. The bags comes with a lifetime warranty and the quality is above any bags I've had (and I have a really good one, that costed me around $150. This one beats it Fo' sho).The veredict
Carrying it is an orgasmic experience and the big size it has doesn't make you look nerdy, but artsy. lol.
The interchangeable flaps are great and really easy to "install", and gives you the chance to have different looks depending of your mood. I'm impressed by the system and this is a really great addon on the whole experience.
I really recommend you to save some money and get one for you. It's really awesome and I'm thankful to `TheRyanFord
for giving me that little push to get mine. If you're ever around the shop and decide to buy this thing, you won't regret it at all. I give it 9/10. Why not 10? Because the size seemed bigger on the shop pictures, but it was smaller than I expected. Other than that, everything stated was completely accurate.
Go get one!
Or if you already have it, let me know your thoughts.
Thanks for reading!