I see all the people modeling the BH and BV in the clubhouse thread and it looks huge on them but when I saw it irl it looked quite small. I tried to stick my clip board into the BV and about an inch was sticking up over the top. Is it that everyone here is petit or am I just big? I'm only 5'5". So the advantages of the Mezzo is that is has a zip top, and that it holds more. The disadvantage is the vachetta bottom which can get stained and may make the bag heavier. The advantages of the BV are that I like those two buckles on the sides and it has more style than the mezzo and no vachetta bottom and its probably lighter. The disadvantages are the open top and that it doesn't hold as much. I'm looking for something that I can carry in the summer that I can put a light jacket in. Right now my Speedy 30 is the only bag I have that can hold my jacket with plenty of room to spare. I need something that I can put over my shoulder though. For those of you who have both, which do u like better?