With the C-1 Messenger bag, Granite Gear has taken the things that make messenger bags great, and upped the ante with improved features, innovative materials and quality workmanship. The bag itself is made with Repelaweave, a lightweight but durable and water-resistant material and features a wrap-around closure secured with velcro and two buckles. This is the first line of defense for your books, laptops and documents. Within the bag are even more protective features. A padded Gear-Tec laptop sleeve keeps laptops safe from bumps and nicks while a separate document sleeve insure that important papers remain crumple-free. On the outside of the lid you'll also find a water-resistant Barrier stash pocket- an excellent place to safely store things you need to access more quickly. Beneath the lid is an organization panel that helps to keep things like pens, pencils and calculators together. On the sides of the bag are two hydration pockets the stretch to secure water bottles.The back panel on the C-1 is padded for a comfortable carry, and features an add-a-bag pass though port for attaching to the pull handle of wheeled luggage. The shoulder strap is similarly padded, and can be customized to a length that suits you best. In all, The C-1 is an exceptional messenger bag. It goes far beyond the typical design to offer unmatched protection, organization and comfort. With the C-1 Messenger bag you'll be able to carry more, stay more organized and protect the things that matter to you.