The custom messenger bag arrived after a week of my order. Just like the previous backpack I got, the messenger looks well made and well put together. However, the messenger bag doesn't have a similar rigid structure the backpack has. It feels flimsy and not as robust as the backpack.
After discussed the bag with my friend, he made a good point by pointing out, maybe because it is a messenger bag and how the bag hangs by your body; the soft structure would be better conform to your body. I guess what he said does make sense, and I have so get used to carrying a camera bag, a more solid bag would be better for protecting my stuff.
Lastly, I like to discuss the price point of this messenger bag. The price is in a similar range to the backpack, but compared to it, the backpack seems to have a more complex structure. On top of that, the messenger bag doesn't come with a shoulder pad for the strap, and I had to pay an extra $20 for it. For the money I spent, I would instead get the backpack if I had to choose. If you do want a messenger bag don't care about custom colors, they often have similar messenger bags on sale for about $50. For that price, they are well worth it!