so, I received my Detour last week. Yay!… well, almost Yay. I didn’t like it. 🙁 It was bigger than it seemed from the dimensions on the web site. I mean, this thing is huge.
The Detour is supposed to be a 3-in-one bag, a jack-of-all-trades. Indeed, it is the master of none. as a messenger bag, the thing is really long vertically, so it has to be strapped up pretty high, but then that isn’t exactly comfortable. The backpack straps, while well-concealed, don’t fit quite right. There are many good points, and I’m sure there are users who love it, but it doesn’t work for me.
Luckily, Timbuk2 have a great return policy, and I sent the bag back on an RMA, and I will hopefully get an online store credit. So far, no problems with their service. They’ve been prompt and helpful.