messenger bag organizer
September 18, 2010 9:06 PM   Subscribe

Hi, I have a Manhattan Portage messenger bag. I've had it since 1996 and it's still in great shape. It's a fairly simple design with one small pocket on the inside. I'm looking for some sort of organizer. Something that can handle all the various wires, earbuds, papers and just general detritus that accumulates. I currently don't carry a laptop but I'm open to any form of organizer. Any suggestions? Thanks
posted by Shanachie to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
posted by ocherdraco at 9:50 PM on September 18, 2010 [4 favorites]

Timbuk2...I haven't been able to find anything better than this bag.
posted by MsKim at 9:52 PM on September 18, 2010

How big is your bag? Levenger has all sorts of these things, although often not cheap.
posted by theredpen at 9:53 PM on September 18, 2010

I have a Manhattan Portage DJ bag, and I keep meaning to buy one of these things. I haven't had a chance to check if it will fit in my bag, but there must be some variant that is larger/smaller that may work for you.
posted by prenominal at 10:10 PM on September 18, 2010

Seconded! I love my Grid it!
posted by gilsonal at 10:15 PM on September 18, 2010

posted by lakeroon at 11:45 PM on September 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

Haven't tired it but the Snake Charmer from Tom Bihn looks pretty great. I've had luck with their other products. The Freudian Slip is another option.
posted by ephemerista at 6:13 AM on September 19, 2010

Do you want to augment the bag, or replace it? I have good luck with different catch-alls such as calculator bags for cords and cables.
posted by tilde at 9:21 AM on September 19, 2010

Best answer: I have a manhattan portage bag with the same failing. When I want to keep smaller stuff in it, I use this military style pocket organizer from county comm. Only $10.
posted by jefftang at 8:15 PM on October 18, 2010

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