Bag that is MOST SIMILAR to QueenBee Trucker bags?
December 2, 2016 12:40 PM   Subscribe

I have used QueenBee Trucker bags for years - but the price has gone up and the quality has gone down, with the latest bag having a fault in how it was made that caused it to disintegrate faster than it should. I am looking for a bag that is most like these bags, but not them. And cheaper than $170 would be swell. Some features I am looking for include...

Bag would hopefully be: pleather or a similar PVC or waterproof; 15" wide or larger; outer flap with inner pockets; the more pockets the better and awesome if they button, snap, or zipper closed; seatbelt strap STRONGLY preferred. Color is negotiable.

(These are cool from ThinkGeek - but I'm not a huge Star Trek fan - but those pockets are cool on the inside and that's the style of bag I like)

Thanks for any and all suggestions!
posted by agregoli to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
How about Timbuk2 bags or Chrome bags? I linked to the basic messenger bag in both cases but there are lots of options. Are those in the right direction?
posted by brainmouse at 1:10 PM on December 2, 2016

Would a Rickshaw bag work? They don't have leather, but they do have tweed and houndstooth that both look a little fancier than a typical canvas/nylon messenger bag. And, mine has held up really well and been super durable.
posted by rainbowbrite at 1:46 PM on December 2, 2016

My Crumpler bags have worn like iron and have enough pockets to work for both travel and as a work bag.
posted by goggie at 1:47 PM on December 2, 2016

Maybe take a look at Vaya Bags? They are handmade and really really well made.
posted by bibliogrrl at 2:20 PM on December 2, 2016

The Maker's Bag from Tom Bihn, or some of their other ones.
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:48 PM on December 2, 2016

Definitely not cheaper, but so similar that I actually did a double-take are the messenger bags from Holly Aiken. They have the vinyl material and seat belt strap and are still hand made in North Carolina. They might be a little lacking on the pocket front, though. I just bought a non-messenger cross body from them and the vinyl is super-sturdy and the strap is great.
posted by clerestory at 7:16 PM on December 2, 2016

Potentially Alchemy Goods, with a recycled bicycle inner tube aesthetic.
posted by foxfirefey at 7:31 PM on December 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

CourierWare bags are the best bags.
posted by Admiral Viceroy at 12:45 PM on December 3, 2016

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