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Surely backpack technology has progressed alongside the laptop?

I'm looking for a men's backpack or messenger bag that exists at some magic intersection of lightweight and strong/durable. This is for daily commuting, often by foot, in New York City. My flashy new devices are impossibly light, and I'm looking for a bag that won't add unnecessary bulk when I carry some or all of them with me. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jun 16, 2014 - 12 answers

It's (Not) in the bag

Help me find a carrying case with a shoulder strap for this device. Closed dimensions are 13.4” (W) x 12.5” (D) x 2.1” (H). The closest I've found is this and based on the description it should work. However, I just received it and I though it fits, the corners of my device are sticking out just enough that I can't zip it. Everything else about the bag is perfect - the pockets, the shoulder strap, and most importantly, the price. I'm not too picky about material, but would prefer black, grey, or a solid color. Preferably under $25, but would like to look at anything under $50.
posted by ms_rasclark on Mar 27, 2014 - 5 answers

Tiny Black Biking Backpack

I would like a black backpack, smaller than your average backpack, that's just large enough to fit my iPad, u-lock, and a few essentials while riding my bike. Something like this would work, except I would really prefer something with a squared off rolltop or flap top to the traditional rounded zipper backpack opening. To be even more picky, I would prefer it to be water-resistant, and ideally from a small messenger bag company that manufactures in the USA. If I could just buy something like this and shoot it with a shrink ray, I'd be happy. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Mar 10, 2014 - 17 answers

Need me a man bag that is both a backpack AND messenger bag

I'm looking for a bag that can be all (or most) of the following: laptop/messenger bag, airplane carry on, backpack, and diaper bag. My Google-fu is failing me, but I've come across the terms "travel bag" or "convertible". I like the look and durability of canvas bags or a similar type material. I'm not too big into leather, mainly because the good quality ones are mostly out of my price range (eg, Saddleback). I'd like to stay under $300, but can go higher for the right bag. [more inside]
posted by photovox on Jan 30, 2014 - 19 answers

A rugged, semi-professional flap-top bag or briefcase or whatever.

I need a sturdy flap-top briefcase or messenger bag for holding a 15" laptop, books, notepads, and small personal items. I am considering the Saddleback thin briefcase, but the prominent role of Bibles in the product demo videos on the Saddleback site is giving me pause. I'm also wondering if a similar price/quality ratio can't be found at a lower cost. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Dec 22, 2013 - 14 answers

This totally awesome iridescent bag

I saw the coolest messenger-ish bag today, made with subtly iridescent fabric. Anyone know where I can find this bag? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 19, 2013 - 7 answers

The perfect black leather messenger bag for a geek with sensitive skin

So I found this black leather messenger bag, and it meets my needs in just about every way...but I'm wondering whether I can find a better one in this vein for a similar price. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Sep 17, 2013 - 9 answers

I'm looking for a waxed canvas/ waxed cotton bag..

I'd like to get largeish waxed canvas or waxed cotton shoulder/messenger bag. Large enough to hold a number of vinyl records (12x12), bigger is ok, smaller won't work. I'm looking for waxed cotton because it is waterproof and looks cool, but other fabrics would be ok if they don't have logos and are also waterproof.
posted by kittensofthenight on Aug 27, 2013 - 12 answers

We only have it "in the bag" if the bag doesn't have any holes.

I need to find somewhere to purchase hard wearing messenger bags that my co-workers won't destroy. [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jul 24, 2013 - 29 answers

A professional tweed messenger bag?

Can you help me find a professional tweed messenger bag? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on Apr 16, 2013 - 17 answers

Why did i buy this huge laptop?

Laptop bag filter: What's a good sturdy bag for a giant laptop plus a few more electronic devices? [more inside]
posted by Subterranean Homesick Pygmalion on Apr 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Rainy Days and Mondays

I am looking for a messenger bag or backpack that will be good for bus/bike commuting in the rain, i.e. will keep my lunch, reading material, and spare clothing dry whilst I am getting soaked. I would also prefer it to be durable and green.
posted by Celsius1414 on Apr 11, 2012 - 26 answers

Momma needs a brand new bag

I adore my Kate Spade black messenger bag, but it's wearing out. What should I get to replace it? [more inside]
posted by southpaw on Feb 2, 2012 - 8 answers

A useful bag for putting things in.

I know I'm not the first with this sort of question, but bear with me. I need some sort of messenger-bag/briefcase/laptop-case thing for school, work, travel, cycling, and general out-and-about purposes. Emphasis on durability, value, and versatility. Anybody have some good recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 6, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me look like a classy Archaeologist!

Can you help me pinpoint the perfect messenger/shoulder bag? [more inside]
posted by _superconductor on Oct 16, 2011 - 4 answers

I need my very own Bag of Holding.

Have any of you purchased ThinkGeek's Bag of Holding messenger bag? It seems perfect for me (huge capacity, neutral color, numerous pockets, ever-so-slightly geeky) but so many Amazon reviews mention that the zippers break or come apart easily. If not, do you have recommendations for a similar bag? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Oct 15, 2011 - 31 answers

Please help me find the ultimate black leather messenger bag

I'm looking for the ultimate black leather messenger bag. I love the everything about this one, but I've read mixed reviews of the brand's quality. Can you help me find similar bags from other manufacturers? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Feb 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Lost bag and insurance cards. Not sure what to do.

Lost or stolen messenger bag with health insurance cards inside (and maybe other important things). Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 8 answers

that's not my bag, baby

Can you help me find a daily commute kind of backpack that is stylish in a sort of rucksack-y military boho kind of way, that will also be functional? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Sep 19, 2010 - 10 answers

help me buy a bag

Is it worth it to get a more expensive, leather bag over a cheap faux-leather bag? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Aug 29, 2010 - 32 answers

Looking for this Ambiguous Swift Messenger Bag

Where can I find this "Ambiguous! Swift Messenger Bag" in the US? [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record on Jul 2, 2010 - 6 answers

It's yet ANOTHER "Help me buy a bag posts!"

I am ruining my back with my messenger bag, and need a new one. Help! (lots of TL; DR inside) [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jun 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Did I ruin my new messenger bag?

My jeans ruined my new messenger bag. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by threetoed on Mar 24, 2010 - 16 answers

fancy fabric

Where to buy the materials to make messenger bags in Canada (Montreal)? [more inside]
posted by The Wig on Jan 3, 2010 - 5 answers

What kind of backpack is this?

What kind of backpack is this, and where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by ohsoferrety on Aug 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I buy a messenger bag in the DC area?

In what store (not online) can I buy a messenger bag? [more inside]
posted by k. on Aug 26, 2009 - 19 answers

Searching for an attractive laptop/gym bag.

This public transit commuting young woman needs a bag that will fit her 15 inch Macbook Pro as well as gym clothes/sneakers. [more inside]
posted by metamush on Jun 1, 2009 - 21 answers

Where shall I get my manbag from?

Where shall I go to for buying reasonably-priced (i.e. under £100, if not lower) leather messenger bag (yes, all right, a manbag) in the UK? Anything web-based, or located in Oxford or London would be great. I don't really know where to begin looking. These guys (found via Google ads) seemed OK, but I could be wrong.
posted by chorltonmeateater on Nov 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Stop my messenger bag from sliding down?

I have a Timbuk2 messenger bag. When I ride with it on, it wants to slip down to the right under my right arm. What can I do to make it more friction-y or tacky on the back, such that it is not so slidey? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Oct 4, 2008 - 15 answers

Where can I find used truck tarp?

Where can I find truck tarp? [more inside]
posted by nitor on Sep 17, 2008 - 6 answers

I Have A Dirty Sack

So I went and bought myself a Sierra Messenger bag from Fossil the other day because I dig its funky style – yes, I know it has leather in it and yes, I know this makes me a hideous person – but I’ve got a real problem with it: it’s getting dirty. [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on Sep 1, 2008 - 20 answers

Timbuk2, Tokyo

Where can I buy one of those Timbuk2 laptop messenger bags in Japan? [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Aug 31, 2008 - 9 answers

Boston area laptop bag store?

I need a durable waterproof laptop bag for under $100, and I need to buy it in the Boston area today. [more inside]
posted by genefinder on Aug 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Men's field bag

Please help me find an alternative to this Jack Spade bag. [more inside]
posted by mendel on Aug 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Help be find a bag to buy for my girlfriend

She wants shoulder bag, but it needs to be cute, light and simple. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Aug 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Messenger bags versus backbacks?

Why do you prefer a messenger bag to a backpack / bookbag (or vice versa) for bicycle commuting? Should I get one? [more inside]
posted by whir on May 14, 2008 - 49 answers

For The Green: a bike bag?

Looking for an eco-friendly messenger bag. Used? Recycled? Fabric? What have you? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Apr 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Black and tan...and espresso, and cafe, and brown, and sand...

When choosing a leather messenger/shoulder bag, how do I decide between brown and black? Should I try to match to the clothes I usually wear, or just pick what I like? [more inside]
posted by splendid animal on Jan 30, 2008 - 24 answers

Messenger bag shop in NYC?

Where's the best place to check out and buy messenger bags in NYC? [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Sep 30, 2007 - 17 answers

Wanted: Bookbag For Law School

Help me to find a bookbag for law school. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on May 1, 2007 - 33 answers

I need something put my junk in.

ShoppingFilter: Anyone know where I can find a nice messenger style bag in southern Ontario/GTA? Extra points for independent makers/shops etc. [more inside]
posted by patr1ck on Aug 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Help me make my dream bag.

What are the best, most useful, most ingenious backpack/messenger bag features you've ever seen? [more inside]
posted by Alison on May 26, 2006 - 22 answers

Baileyworks vs Chrome, & Photos

So, I'm getting a messenger bag. I already struck Timbuk2 out of the picture. I'm looking at Chrome or BaileyWorks now.. Chrome has good pictures on their site of their bags. Baileyworks... doesn't. (a) Anyone have one of these bags that could comment? and (b) anyone with a baileyworks bag, could you take a picture?
posted by devilsbrigade on Aug 1, 2005 - 13 answers

I need a really good messenger bag that will accomodate a laptop.

I need a really good messenger bag that will accomodate a laptop. I have one from www.timbuk2.com, which I really like, but I'm looking for other recommendations.
posted by LittleMissCranky on Apr 20, 2004 - 21 answers

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