Ethnotek Vietnam 3 Acaat Messenger Bag Review

Momentum Mag reviews the Ethnotek Vietnam 3 Acaat Messenger Bag.

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PRICE $149 USD

FIND IT AT ethnotekbags.com

Ethnotek Messenger Bag are laptop-compatible with a large and roomy main bag body made out of 840-denier water-resistant ballistic nylon. Within the bag is a fuzzy, padded laptop compartment that fits most 13-15″ laptops as well as slip pockets and zip pockets, phone pockets and pen pockets, iPad pockets and magazine pockets. There is an adjustable shoulder strap made of seatbelt-style nylon and long shoulder pad as well as a cross-chest stabilizer that can be attached to either side of the bag or left or right-handed use. The front panel on the outside flap is lined with woven fabric, which Ethnotek have dubbed a THREAD, that is handcrafted in one of their partnering villages in Vietnam, Ghana, Indonesia, Guatemala, or India. 

TELL YOUR FRIENDS Acaat Messenger Bags are cool – both to look at and to use. I especially love the immense number of pockets to help keep everything organized and easily accessible (so long as you remember what pocket you put it in!). The beautiful, fair-trade, handcrafted fabric front panel (that can be switched up) really keeps me reaching for this bag. It’s just awesome to see a company focus on bringing more of the world into their products without exploiting the culture.

WISH LIST This is an amazing messenger bag and I really wouldn’t change anything!

SUMMARY The Acaat Messenger Bag is a head-turner. It’s very eye-catching and I would often be asked about it. People were often amazed to discover that it could hold a laptop and so many other items all at the same time without looking bulky. I’m not a big person and often carrying large bags like this becomes aching, but the Acaat Messenger is well-designed and with lots of shoulder padding and support for continual comfort whether on the bike or off.


Sandra Allen is a longtime city rider and cycling educator for kids and adults who loves to show biking as a simple & fun way to get around. When not pedaling, Sandra enjoys crafting, vegan baking and reading mystery novels in the sunshine. Sandra can be found on Twitter @castleofthesea

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