Bluelounge Bonobo Messenger Bag Small (11-15") review


Bluelounge proves itself to be as conscious of the environment as it is about tablet and laptop owners with its Bonobo eco-friendly messenger bag. Not only is this is an incredibly spacious and lightweight example of the messenger bag genre, it’s also crafted from 100% recycled PET material. Again, who’d have thought plastic bottles could ever look or feel this good?

Editor's Rating 

The Bluelounge Bonobo Messenger Bag is outwardly a typical example in the case style. Designed for easy carrying of and access to a laptop and/or tablet (not to mention lots of accessories or other items), this messenger bag succeeds well in its given function.

The front flap opens and closes by way of Velcro fasteners, and at the top of this flap is a zippered pocket that is spacious enough to hold any number of related accessories. Opening up the flap reveals two more pockets, one of them wire mesh. Both are useful for storing smaller items and/or folded documents. This small model is designed to easily hold any laptop or tablet between 11" to 15” in size (or smaller of course), plus leave space for even more stuff! Nothing straps down the device inside, but the bag closes up firmly enough to prevent a laptop moving around too much.

As a bag meant to be carried, the Bluelounge Bonobo Messenger Bag includes an ergonomically-fit shoulder strap that is remarkably comfortable. The sandblasted aluminum buckles are a bit bulky and noticeable, but those putting this messenger bag through the paces will certainly appreciate their durability. And the entire recycled-material exterior is overlaid with a weatherproofing coating to help resist moisture and the like.


  • 2013 Golden Case Awards nominee for Best Messenger Bag
    Made with recycled materials
    Lots of good, spacious pockets
    Weather-resistant coating on exterior

          Overall: GOOD

          Already a pretty damn good messenger bag, the deal-closer is here could be the Eco-friendly design. The Bluelounge Bonobo Messenger Bag is s best case scenario for those in search of a great, spacious, weather-proofed messenger bag done up with a clean environment in mind.


          • Fits any tablet or laptop up to 15" in size
          • 100% Eco-friendly design
          • Hard-wearing fabric material made of PET recycled bottes
          • Exterior finished with a weather-resistant coating
          • Main cover flap locks via Velcro and quick-release aluminum buckles
          • Front exterior pocket with zipper closure
          • Two interior pockets for accessories and peripherals
          • Custom sandblasted aluminum hardware components
          • Branded rubber pull-tab for easy zipper action
          • Adjustable strap provides an ergonomic fit


                        Tablet 6'' Tablet, 7'' Tablet, 8'' Tablet, 9'' Tablet, 10'' Tablet, 11'' Tablet, 12'' Tablet
                        Style Messenger Bag
                        Brand Bluelounge
                        Function Mens, Travel
                        Price High End $80 - $149
                        Dimensions 15.0 x 4.0 x 10.0 in (WDH)
                        Exterior Material Eco-Friendly
                        Closure Velcro
                        Features Pockets ,Shoulder Strap


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