The Knomo\u00a0Kobe soft messenger\u00a0laptop bag is made of a combination of luxuriously smooth full-grain leather and a lightweight fabric composed of recycled bottles. The bag is designed to hold a 15-inch laptop in its quilted laptop-protection pouch, which provides shock protection.\n\tI used the Kobe messenger bag to hold my 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and it worked great. The quilted lining offers decent protection against small bumps. And a second pouch comfortably holds folders and files and can also fit an iPad or a 10-inch tablet comfortably. The bag has magnetic tabs that hold its front flap in place when closed. And it has a \u201cIf Lost\u201d ID number stitched prominently on the inner flap.\n\tInside the Knomo Kobe with a laptop, iPad and a HyperJuice 2 battery\n\tNote the small zipper at the bottom that opens an internal flap for attaching to luggage carts\n\tThe bag also has multiple interchangeable elastic pockets that can be used to hold various gadgets. I used the Kobe over a couple of months to hold at least one smartphone, mouse, iPad tablet, various USB cables, a VGA adapter, wallet, keys and other assorted knick knacks. One week I packed two 13-inch laptops (A MacBook Pro and a Sony VAIO) into the bag.\n\tKnomo says the Kobe has a soft construction that "molds to your back" for comfort. And the Kobe really is very comfortable to carry. I carry my laptop just about everywhere I go, and I have gone through a fair number of laptop bags over the years. The Kobe is by far the most comfortable bag I've used.\n\tHidden magnets on the front flap holds it firmly in place\n\tThe Knomo Kobe is stylish and functional\n\tOne complaint I have is that the company could beef up the quilted lining for laptop protection. I also wish Knomo would offer a slightly smaller version of the Kobe that is better suited for 13-inch and smaller laptops and netbooks.\n\tThe Kobe soft messenger bag is available in black, brown or tan for $325. At the time of this writing, the tan-colored version reviewed here is on sale for $200.