The North Face Base Camp Messenger packs a punch and has several features that make it a great choice for travel. While it wasn't our favorite all-around messenger bag, it provides a good mix of features that make it a worthy purchase. The shoulder strap was the second least comfortable one that we tested and the lack of easy adjustability makes it poorly suited to frequent bike commuting. If you ride your bike with a bag often, consider the Top Pick Chrome Buran as an excellent alternative. We loved the size of this bag and the laptop compartment is quite protective. This bag comes in a medium size at 20 liters.
For a bird eye view of all the messenger bags we tested, be sure to check out our complete messenger bag review.