Messenger bag

timbuk2-bianchi-bag

Timbuk2 and Bianchi have worked together to create a limited-edition, hand-numbered Bianchi X Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag that is hand-made in San Francisco.  The messenger is made of waterproof black tarpaulin, trimmed in a blue-green fabric, and accented with the Bianchi patch.  It, of course, has the organizational features you expect from a Timbuk2 bag.  It [...]

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Heimplanet Daypack-1

Need a versatile bag to carry your odds and ends to work or even on an outdoor adventure? The Daypack from Heimplanet might provide the solution you are looking for. The Daypack can be converted from a backpack to messenger-style bag by stowing the backpack strap inside a zippered compartment on the back of the [...]

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JumpFromPaper Cheese-1

What does your messenger bag say about you? If you carry the Cheese by JumpFromPaper, it may say you don't take life too seriously. I have to admit when I first saw this bag's 3D cartoon-like design, I didn't think they were real. The whimsical look made me laugh, but it also made me want to [...]

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Manhattan Portage Messanger-1

Manhattan Portage has partnered with Pull-In to design the Europa Messenger MP X Pull-In (NYC). The bag is made from 1000D Cordura fabric and measures 13.5" long X 10.5" tall X 3.5" deep or 7" thick when unzipped and expanded. The bag's features include: Main compartment with one zippered pocket and a divider Fully expandable [...]

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Fusion F1MicroWrkstn-1 .jpg

Tablet bags come in a myriad of sizes, shapes and configurations, but the F1 Micro Workstation from Fusion Bags USA brings a dual standard to the table. The first part of the F1 Micro Workstation is the main bag with the Fusion "Zip-away" feature. The "Zip-away" feature allows the front of the bag to zip [...]

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Hazard 4 kato-1 .jpg

Are you always on the lookout for the the perfect iPad carrying bag, like me? Something that is not so small that I can't put my accessories in but not so big that I feel like I am toting a suitcase around. The Kato tablet + netbook mini-messenger from Hazard 4 may just fit that [...]

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avallone-city-messenger

Avallone says their sophisticated City Messenger bags are for men, but I don't see why women wouldn't like them, too.  These bags are certainly not the distressed leather bags often marketed for men.  They are made of Italian Nappa leather with cow suede accents and silver-colored metal hardware.  The bag measures 13.5" X 10" X [...]

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Serbag 1

From the days of high school, through community college, til the end of college and when  I got my first real job after graduating college, I was an avid fan of the backpack. Not too much these days though... At my current job,  a backpack just doesn't feel professional enough for me.  Who am I kidding? [...]

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levenger-staff-bag

If you're looking for a sturdy gear bag with the quality Levenger is famous for, but you want to spend under $50, you're in luck this week.  The Staff Bag is made of durable, gray, washed canvas with black glove leather trim and nickel hardware.  It measures 13.15" wide x 4 .15" deep x 11.75" [...]

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rickshaw-halozero

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bags. I carry one every day and am constantly on the look out for new brands and new ideas to make this style of bag even better than it already is. Enter the HALO ZERO, a Kickstarter project by the HALO Belt Company in collaboration with Rickshaw Bags. "We wanted to design [...]

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seagull-5

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bag. I have enjoyed carrying a Timbuk2 Laptop messenger bag for years. Even though I love it, I often think of ways I would improve it if given the chance. Because of that fact I'm always on the look out for other bags that tick all the [...]

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slappa-transit-13

My favorite type of gear bag is the messenger style bag. I like the shape, the fact that it can sit upright instead of flopping over like some bags, and that it can hold a lot of stuff. So, what's better than a messenger bag? A messenger bag that has interchangeable flaps so you don't [...]

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altego-channel-stitched-ruby-slipcase-1

If you don't need a laptop bag that's big enough to live out of, you could just use a simple laptop sleeve.  If you'd like a smaller laptop bag that still has some room for your phone, an external drive, cables, chargers, and just a few other things, you might like the 15" Laptop Slipcase [...]

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timbuk2-shark-messenger-bag

It's August, and Timbuk2 is bringing back their limited-edition Shark Messenger Bag again.  This messenger bag has a waterproof, 100% polyurethane faux leather exterior that looks a bit like shark skin.  The exterior is gray with an iridescent "glow".  The interior is lined with waterproof TPU that's been printed with a shark design.  The bag [...]

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Mattt

After finding BOGear and Haul, both Australian made bag manufacturers, here's another one. :)  mattt bags is based in central Melbourne, Victoria, and they make a range of backpacks, shoulderbags, and sleeves that are all handmade locally. The bags are made from sustainable materials, and there's quite a range of different prints that you can get [...]

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Hate having to take your messenger off just to take your jacket off? Acronym is a German-based company who makes a pretty funky range of technical bags, pants and jackets.  The E-J23 shown above allows you to remove your jacket without taking your messenger bag off. Other jackets  are "a hybrid of vintage Japanese kimono and modern [...]

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travelon-anti-theft-messenger

The Anti-Theft React Messenger Bag from Travelon has a padded section to hold a laptop, an organizer panel with room for a tablet, pens, and phone, and still has room for some papers, clothing, or other personal items inside.  There's a zippered pocket on the front flap, a grab handle, and a shoulder strap.  The [...]

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BOGear Final Bind

Made in Australia, Made in the USA, Made in the UK. It's getting harder and harder to find products with these labels on them these days with outsourcing offshore so prevalent due to cheaper labour costs in, particularly, South East Asian countries. It's always nice to find a product that's still made locally, employs local people, [...]

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Bogbag

I love finding gear that's still designed and manufactured in Australian, as so much of it has been outsourced overseas. Brisbane Outdoor Gear (BOGear) from Queensland's line-up certainly fits that criteria.  They're made out of local materials where available and using reclaimed materials such as PVC billboards, and they even try to use recycled products for the patterns used in [...]

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Haul

Australian Company Haul specialises in making bags, cases and accessories from recycled products like billboard vinyl and number plates.  Their Foreman is made from recycled truck tyres, seat belt webbing and recycled denim.  Capable of taking a 15" laptop and A4 folders, the bag is 38 x31x12 cm.  The rubber is not affected by water or weather [...]

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