Review: Manhattan Portage Medium DJ Shoulder Bag

Review: Manhattan Portage Medium DJ Shoulder Bag

This is one of the many messenger bags offered by Manhattan Portage. I checked the description, and it says it's made to 'carry LPs while on the move'. That's why it's call DJ shoulder bag. Interesting. It's a good bag for non-DJs as well. This bag has more colour choices than all other Manhattan Portage bags.

The medium DJ shoulder bag is big enough to hold a 13-inch laptop (with a thin case) plus a few A4-sized writing pads. A 14-inch laptop will be too big. The bag is not padded though. The shoulder strap is of good length and strong. The bag uses a small buckle to secure the front flap.

This bag has only two pockets. One's on the front of the main compartment that goes all the way across and down. It's a big zip pocket that can fit in big flat items like a notebook. Inside the main compartment, there's the second pocket attached to the back, also going across and down all the way.

The material used to construct the bag is Cordura nylon. It looks and feels very durable.

The design of the bag is simple, nothing fanciful but it does its job. However, when compared to other messenger bags from Manhattan Portage, this one definitely feels over-priced.


The Manhattan Portage Medium DJ Shoulder Bag is available on Amazon (US | UK | DE | FR | JP) with various colours.

A single small buckle is used to secure the flap. There's a huge zipped pocket in front.

In the main compartment, I've loaded two medium sized books, one large book, three A4 sketching pads. In the pocket at the back, I've loaded a thinner A4 sketchbook, a 6 inch Kindle and a pencil case beside it.

Here's a video review to give you a better look at the bag.

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