EVOC Messenger bag review

A commuter-friendly bag with pockets for everything

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The German-engineered Evoc has more bells-and-whistles bag than some messenger bags.

The top flap has a zipped pocket, and open up the main bag and you’ll find a padded 15in laptop sleeve, one for an iPad, another near-full-length zipped pocket, various sizes of drop-in pockets and even a key fob.

The tough polyurethane bag has a water-resistant coating to help prevent the contents of your bag succumbing to the elements.

The EVOC Messenger is available in colours other than black, but I’d still have preferred more reflective details than just the small tab, and I’d have also liked a waist band to go with the wide padded shoulder strap, though it still stays in place once you tighten the strap down.

  • Weight: 824g
  • Volume: 20 litres
Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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