I got both of direct actions messenger bags and thought I'd post some pics and some first impressions. First is the small messenger with some pockets added The strap on the small messenger is only 1 1/2 inches instead of 2 so it's not super comfortable,A 2 inch strap like the regular would have been great. The straps don't have swivels like the vanquest envoy messenger bags so if they twist you have to untwist them yourself. Both bags have waist straps that attach to the d rings on the back,it not super big so really 'big' guys may have to make there own. Both bags have a pocket on the back,i just didn't get a pick of the small ones pocket,it's the same as the regular one. I like the small one better because it's small enough to add my own pouches without being to big. The bottom of both bags have a really tough plasticky coating thats pretty rough. After attaching and removing a pouch with malice clips a few times the laser cut edge was beginning to fray in at leat one spot,pretty telling about the durability of the stuff if you ask me. I would like the built in organizer pockets on the regular bag to open wider,they don't really open enough to be putting small stuff at the bottom. I'm keeping both and and really like the smaller one,the regular one will probably grow on me too.