Tuesday this week, as I was walking around King St, Newtown with my daighter, and I decided to pop into the Crumpler clearance store - having bought a few goodies from them before. The make great stuff, and the messenger satchel I purchased is no different.
It is just what I wanted - i.e. smaller than my backpack; allowing more movement than my other satchel; very durable and weather-proof; comfortable and looks cool. So ticks all around. They had another brown and red colour scheme, but the blue was the one for me.
Although small-medium in size, it is a tardis when it comes to space and capacity - fits everything I need easily! There is a wide main compartment, and two smaller pockets on the inside edge (one zip; one velcro). It has a nice little loop on each side for hanging stuff off (note the smaller, gold coloured Crumpler pouch).
The strap is really nicely padded, and I've worn it on a decent walk so far without discomfort. It actually feels really awesome when walking; like you are on some type of secret mission when you wear it (bonus points!). It has an adjustable strap (obviously) and a second mini-strap; that acts as a stabilizer to make the fit more snug and prevent movement of the satchel when you are moving.
So all up I am very happy with it (only had it a few days, so will possibly re-review later)! The name of the bag type is 'the Soupan Salad'; and if you're familiar with Crumpler, you'll know they all have weird-ass names like this. Go forth; Satchel up!