Knomo’s new Kinsale Soft Leather Messenger Bag ($250) can hold up to a 13” MacBook. The front and sides of the messenger bag are covered in smooth leather that lives up to its “soft” name. The leather front flap and the back pocket both shut with strong magnetic closures — the pocket can barely fit an uncased iPad Air. But it’s not like you’ll necessarily need that pocket to store a full-sized iPad, as the bag offers plenty of room for an iPad and iPhone of any size, along with cables, pens, and other gear. Kinsale Soft Leather Messenger Bag comes in black and brown.
The interior of the bag is blue and gray, which doesn’t clash poorly with the brown leather exterior — in fact, those color choices provide some pop and break up what could have been monotony inside the bag. Like in most bags we’ve seen, the laptop compartment is padded, with a bit of padding for a secondary pocket as well. Knomo’s Myknomo ID system is still around, giving people an easy way to report a lost bag, with the company ready to retrieve and return the bag for free. Kinsale is a professional’s messenger bag, offering a considerable amount of soft full-grain leather at a fair price.