A few months ago we reviewed French company Be.ez's MacBook messenger bag, the LaBesace Lime Drop, and were generally quite pleased with it. If your laptop is a stylish machine, such as a MacBook, protecting it with equal style is a primary concern for a good number of people. When we heard about Be.ez's other design variation, the vertical messenger bag LeVertigo, we were eager to try it. Unfortunately, whatever magic the LaBesace Lime Drop has was not in effect this time around. For $69 ($59 for the 13-inch version), the LeVertigo is affordable, but simply not that usable as an everyday computer tote.
That's not to say the LeVertigo isn't stylish. Sleek and nylon-covered on the outside and shockingly bright orange on the inside, it replicates the silver/neon yellow concept of the Lime Drop (the LeVertigo is also available in gray/lime and black/black color schemes). But the LeVertigo feels even longer than it is, creating the impression when worn that's unusually proportioned. It's also less secure: where the Lime Drop had a zipper-up front compartment, the LeVertigo only has a Velcro patch to secure its large front flap, which left our laptop feeling very vulnerable.