Our largest messenger bag lets you choose (and change) the color of its stripes.
Distinguished by an interchangeable stripe, the Super Ego is our largest messenger bag. (It's bigger than both the ID and Ego messenger bags.) If you need to carry a big laptop, camera gear, and/or a ton of other stuff, the Super Ego is the right bag for you.
Under the front flap, on both the right and the left, are zippered pockets that are accessible with the flap open or closed. These pockets have #8 YKK Aquaguard® water-repellent zippers. On top of these zippered pockets are two open-top wallet-sized pockets. All zippered pockets on the Super Ego feature strong, easy-to-grab zipper pulls. On either side of the zippered pockets are small stretch-mesh pockets with an open top — great for storing pens or other small items.
Behind the zippered pockets is a large open pouch that spans the width of the bag and features organizer pockets for your pens, iPhone, and wallet. You'll also find several O-rings in this compartment. To one of the O-rings, an included 8" Key Strap is attached. Key Straps are useful for keeping track of your keys (many folks leave their keys attached to the Key Strap) and can also be used to clip a pocket watch or Swiss Army knife to the bag. (Additional and extended length Black and Color Key Straps can be purchased separately.)
Behind the front flap and pouch is the zippered main compartment, so you don't have to unbuckle the main flap closure to access your laptop and other stuff. This large compartment closes with a #10 YKK Aquaguard® water-repellent zipper. Inside are removable Annex Clips designed to secure all sizes of the optional Horizontal Brain Cell hard-sided laptop case against the back panel of the bag. The Horizontal Brain Cell is available in sizes designed specifically for Apple laptops and PC laptops; we recommend consulting our Laptop Bag Fit Guide to find the appropriate size of Brain Cell for your laptop. Note that the Super Ego is the only bag large enough to house the Size 2XL Brain Cell, designed for large 17" PC laptops. Also able to clip securely inside the Super Ego via Annex Clips is our Camera I-O (Insert-Outsert), a padded case to protect your DSLR and lenses. The Camera I-O can also be used as a great, stand-alone, shoot-from-the-hip photo bag. A smaller version of the Super Ego — the Ego — is available.
The back and bottom of the main compartment of the Super Ego are padded for your comfort and to help the bag maintain its shape and structure, even when it's full of stuff.
On the left and right sides of the Super Ego are unobtrusive water bottle pockets; they have compression straps so you can snug them down when not in use.
The back exterior of the Super Ego features an open, flat back pocket perfect for even the thickest magazines or newspapers, and a removable 1-1/2" webbing waist strap for extra stability when you're on your bike (motor or push).
You can choose between three different shoulder straps to use with the Super Ego. The Standard Shoulder Strap, included in the price of the Super Ego, is a 1-1/2" wide heavy nylon webbing strap. It features a comfortable, wide foam pad that won't slip off your shoulder and is designed to conform to your shoulder and back. For an extra $15.00, you can switch out the Standard Shoulder Strap and replace it with the Q-AM (Quick-Adjust Messenger) Shoulder Strap. Or, for an extra $20.00, you get the Absolute Shoulder Strap instead of the Standard Shoulder Strap. Most people will be satisfied with just one kind of shoulder strap, but, should you choose to do so, you can purchase more than one kind of shoulder strap and switch between them.
The handle is constructed of our U.S. made, 1050 denier, high tenacity ballistic nylon — wrapped around high quality, 1/2" thick PORON® foam — with a "just right" center of gravity, so you'll carry the Super Ego as effortlessly as you carry a typical briefcase.
For added visibility when using the Super Ego while on your bike, we offer the optional Guardian Light which can be attached via a belt clip to the front of the bag on one of the webbing strips that secure the interchangeable front stripe in place. When not in use as a safety light, the Guardian Light can be used as an interior bag light.
A tiger can't change its stripes, but a Super Ego can: the Super Ego's front flap closes with a 2" wide heavy-duty plastic Duraflex® Warrior buckle that attaches to the bag with an interchangeable piece of hook and loop material (like Velcro®). These Duraflex® Warrior buckle stripes come in a variety of colors and materials — a stripe weighs 1.1 oz. One stripe is included with your Super Ego; you can order additional stripes for $5.00 each on this page (or here).
If you get a new job or have a midlife crisis, you don't have to get a whole new bag: just a new stripe.