I (male) am a freshly minted university lecturer. My cheapo grad school backpack won't cut it anymore, so I'm looking for a replacement that will not scream "student". It should be fairly small and light (I rarely carry a lot of books, sometimes a laptop) and comfortable for walking. Also looking for a messenger bag for days when I bike or drive to campus. Hoping to keep it under $100 for each. Recs?
I am looking for a messenger bag that is waterproof, can handle rough use, and has as many pockets as can be physically contained inside one bag. Recommendations? [more inside]
Hi, I've just destroyed another bag. Can you recommend a strong laptop case/messenger bag for me? I'm looking for something strong and professional-looking (I work in a somewhat conservative industry.) [more inside]
For $December_Holiday I got what I think is a Jack Spade Commuter Nylon Site Messenger bag mainly because I've been waffling over which new bag to get for the past two years. It was purchased from one of their NY stores so I can pretty easily exchange it for a different one, my one concern is that it has a fairly chunky zipper across the rear. I know I can't put anything like an ipad inside because the zipper isn't covered on the inside and it will scratch it, so the rear compartment is useless. Do you think a chunky zipper will wear through my jacket/shirts/pants as it rubs? Or am I making a big deal out of nothing? [more inside]
I need a messenger bag that's, 1. Capable of withstanding a nuclear blast, aaaaand, 2. Somewhat feminine (in a "spunky pigtailed tomboy" way, not an "appletinis and selfies with the besties" way). Despite being REALLY GOOD at Googling, I can't find one. Rugged Cordura snowflakes within! [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
I saw the coolest messenger-ish bag today, made with subtly iridescent fabric. Anyone know where I can find this bag? [more inside]
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]
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.
I need to find somewhere to purchase hard wearing messenger bags that my co-workers won't destroy. [more inside]
Can you help me find a professional tweed messenger bag? [more inside]
Laptop bag filter: What's a good sturdy bag for a giant laptop plus a few more electronic devices? [more inside]
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.
I adore my Kate Spade black messenger bag, but it's wearing out. What should I get to replace it? [more inside]
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]
Can you help me pinpoint the perfect messenger/shoulder bag? [more inside]
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]
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]
Lost or stolen messenger bag with health insurance cards inside (and maybe other important things). Now what? [more inside]
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]
Is it worth it to get a more expensive, leather bag over a cheap faux-leather bag? [more inside]
Where can I find this "Ambiguous! Swift Messenger Bag" in the US? [more inside]
I am ruining my back with my messenger bag, and need a new one. Help! (lots of TL; DR inside) [more inside]
My jeans ruined my new messenger bag. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
Where to buy the materials to make messenger bags in Canada (Montreal)? [more inside]
In what store (not online) can I buy a messenger bag? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
Where can I find truck tarp? [more inside]
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]
Where can I buy one of those Timbuk2 laptop messenger bags in Japan? [more inside]
I need a durable waterproof laptop bag for under $100, and I need to buy it in the Boston area today. [more inside]
She wants shoulder bag, but it needs to be cute, light and simple. [more inside]
Why do you prefer a messenger bag to a backpack / bookbag (or vice versa) for bicycle commuting? Should I get one? [more inside]
Looking for an eco-friendly messenger bag. Used? Recycled? Fabric? What have you? [more inside]
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]
Where's the best place to check out and buy messenger bags in NYC? [more inside]
Help me to find a bookbag for law school. [more inside]
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]
What are the best, most useful, most ingenious backpack/messenger bag features you've ever seen? [more inside]
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?
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.