"A must for bags without the padded strap!"
I have an older Timbuk2 bag that didn't come with a strap pad, so this has been a lifesaver (or shoulder saver!) It's not too bulky and provides great support when you have your bag stuffed to the gills!
I love this product. I've been searching for a long time for a comfortable, padded strap for my laptop bag and finally found it. I often remove it from that bag and use it on a gym or overnight bag. It saves my shoulders, especially if I'm stuck on the subway!
While this strap is not absolutely necessary, if you walk around with your bag pasted on your back like I do at all hours of the day and night with tons of text books, it can make your life seem a lot more comfortable. I also wear my bag commuting on my motorcycle and the strap is a serious shoulder saver.
"May as well drop a few for it if you can afford the bag"
I rated this a 4 only because it should've came with the bag. As a strap pad stand alone product, I'd have to say it does what it does and is worth the buy. Very sturdy and nicely built though I wish there was more utility to it like a built in loop for keys and what not.
"Ah relief! Thanks Moosejaw. Please stock color BLACK"
I have a Pro Messenger Bag, size medium with padded hand handle. In my opinion Timbuk2 should include the padded shoulder strap with all their messenger bags. Timbuk2 does not always have them in stock. I special ordered the Pro Messenger Bag and had to get the strap else ware, thanks Moosejaw. The padded shoulder strap attaches just fine. I use it around town, and for day adventures and bike trips. I procrastinated on getting the additional Strap Pad because Timbuk2 did not have it in stock and they wanted to charge 10 to ship it. Timbuk2 has small photographs representing this specific product and you can’t tell how it attach and works. So I am happy, it come in handy for the pretty
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