Moshi has a lovely product in their Aerio Lite Vertical Messenger Bag. Sized to fit up to a 12 inch MacBook, it will easily accommodate an iPad, Kindle and iPhone, as well as various charging accessories, with room to spare for a magazine, and sundry other items. Construction is excellent: the Aerio Lite is crafted from a durable, water-resistant cotton/poly blend and has many padded pockets to protect your various electronic devices. The front flap on the Aerio Lite is magnetically adjustable for various levels of fullness and features a convenient padded zippered compartment on its front. Padded exterior zippered pockets are a rarity in this sort of bag and I was pleased to see that the Aerio Lite included one. It is a perfect, secure spot to slide your iPhone into when you are out and about. The front pocket is unpadded, and has an inner slot that is perfect for a Kindle as well as a dedicated pen slot. While this area is unpadded, it still feels pretty protective due to the quality of the canvas material of the bag.
The main section of the bag has a large padded slot at the back of the interior, which is sized to fit up to a 12 inch MacBook and will easily accommodate iPads and other tablets. There are also two smaller padded slide pockets which are perfect for an iPhone or perhaps a charger. Finally, there is a capacious unpadded zippered compartment on the front wall of the main compartment which is a great place for your wallet or perhaps your keys.
Going around to the back of the Aerio Lite, there an additional, unpadded slide pocket on the back of the bag—ideal for papers or magazines on the go. The adjustable strap on the Aerio Lite is very nice: it is made of a thick, smooth fabric that feels the same as the material in car safety belts, and is set off by attractive and functional metal buckles. The Aerio can be worn cross body or over the shoulder—the strap has a wide range of adjustability.
Everything about this bag is just extremely well made and well designed. It is truly a pleasure to use. And although it is listed as fitting up to a 12 inch MacBook, a 13 inch MacBook Pro will fit in the main section of the bag in a pinch. I had to take my 13 inch MacBook Pro into the Apple Store for service last week and I was able to slide it into the Aerio Lite with no problem. It was not in the padded pocket section, but it still felt quite well protected, and I felt quite stylish walking into the Apple Store with my lovely Moshi Aerio Lite messenger bag.
The Aerio Lite has an MRSP of $99.99, and comes in two colors: Cocoa Brown and Sky Blue and is available directly from Moshi as well as from other retailers. Many thanks to Moshi for sending me out this sample to review.
Finally, if you’d like more details, here is a link to my YouTube review: