Messenger bag

All about NYC? Then the Europa Messenger MP X Pull-In (NYC) may just be your bag

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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Tactical yet practical – the Kato tablet + netbook mini-messenger

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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Serbags Army Courier Vintage Bike Messenger Bag review

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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HALO ZERO – A messenger bag with frickin laser beams!

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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Altego Channel Stitched Ruby Series 15″ Laptop Slipcase Review

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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Limited Edition Shark Messenger Bag from Timbuk2

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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Australian-Made mattt Gear Bags

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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Acronym Gear – Jackets and Messenger Bags

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 React Messenger Bag

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 DUB Custom Messenger Bag Review

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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Haul Foreman – Rubbery Bag

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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Bagjack NXL Next Level Messenger Bag

When I think messenger bags, Berlin isn’t the first city in the world that comes to mind but  Bagjack has been locally producing handmade messenger bags and accessories since 1993. Their 20 litre capacity Messenger NXL (Next Level) is a versatile bag that can be used as a messenger, a briefcase or a backpack (without …

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Rickshaw Commuter 2.0 Laptop Bag and MacBook Pro Sleeve Review

Of late, I’ve had the opportunity to add a few chapters to my continuing saga for the “perfect” gear bag (for me at least), the most recent being an evaluation of the Tom Bihn Cadet.  Being mainly a messenger bag fan(atic), I’d been wondering if there was one out there that could supplant my venerable …

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