Love (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) Imago Bag
I ordered the cocoa/cocoa/wasabi Imago bag a few weeks ago and have just now found time to switch all of my stuff from my Large Cafe Bag (Kelly/Gray) so that I could start using it. What an incredible bag. It is one of the best bags I have ever used. I am able to hold a large textbook, notebook, iPod, Moto-Q cell phone, multiple Tom Bihn pouches, and assorted other small items in this bag. And it wears very comfortably. Just a great fit. I bought this exact bag a few months ago and returned it because, frankly, when I opened the box it appeared too small. Was I ever wrong. This bag holds just about everything. I purchased mine with the Absolute Shoulder Strap.
As much as I love the bag, I love this strap even more. It has a foam-stretchy place at the top of the bag that has give and stays in place, but feels so comfortable. I have only used the bag for a few days now, but get tons of compliments on the style and color. I am flying to Texas from Washington this weekend for my little brother's wedding, and this is my main bag that I am taking with all of the little necessities I need. I will post an update to let everyone know how the bag is holding up. If you don't already have this bag, I highly recommend it. I own several (okay, once you buy a Bihn, you can't stop) Tom Bihn bags, and I have to say that this is one of the best designs ever.
Tom Bihn - what a great company. Exceptional customer service and a product that will last. Thank you.
Any Update on Your Imago Review?
How did it work out? I myself am trying to decide between a Large Cafe Bag or the Imago. I will be getting the Absolute Shoulder Strap either way.
Originally Posted by bobster
Useful picture for an idea of the bag
Tnx Jenne for adding to the dialogue. :) I am definitely hoping you will post your opinion of the contrast between the Imago and Medium Cafe bag when you are done with your shake out period. :)
I also found this picture helpful.
I will be posting pictures of myself with the bag so others will have an idea about how it measures up to a large man. I currently use the MP Deluxe Europa and as messenger bags go, it is on the larger size. On me it does not look out of place. On someone small it might seem distractingly large. That was one of the deficits I found in my research: lack of large models with bags. Not all big guys have switched to wheeled bags you know. :P
At present it seems I will be getting the Steel/Steel/Cayenne bag, a Steel and White Dyneema Shop Bag (for daily carry in the Imago - to offset those times I just need extra storage space), and several more clear pouches (they're so addictive ;). I may just get a cork pouch too. I am presently convincing my budgeting self that it would be a sound purchase, needed even, to protect my flash drive. It's a decision based on reasoned and sound merits of course, not wholly on the massively cool nature of the cork pouches. ;P