View Full Version : Messenger bag advice

Feb 19, 2013, 10:58 PM
Just brought an 11 inch MacBook Air and need a messenger to take to school. It has to fit an A4 exercise book (pretty thick one), school diary (is a bit bigger then an iPad Mini, small pencil case, iPad Mini with a little room to spare.

If anyone has a bag that can fit all this and would recommend it thanks, i'd like to have an option between leather and fabric.

Thanks, LEVz

glen e
Feb 19, 2013, 11:10 PM

I have fancier bags, but the Timbuk2 bag is the one I use most often...

Feb 20, 2013, 03:45 AM
I recently picked up a Ogio Hip Hop bag for my work gear, its pretty awesome.

Feb 20, 2013, 04:01 AM
I'm a big fan of the Tom Bihn ID Bag with the Brain Cell insert.

Feb 20, 2013, 04:04 AM
Thanks for the suggestions guys, i was looking for something a little more plain on the outside :confused:

Feb 20, 2013, 09:34 AM
I'm rather fond of my Jack Daniels messenger bag (http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Jack%20Daniels%20messenger%20bag%20black%20vinyl%20straps%20new&_itemId=350600012970) which has a leather look, very subtle logo, and came free with purchase of 3 bottles.

Feb 20, 2013, 11:17 AM
Normally I wouldnt do this, but this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1220990&highlight=macbook+air+sleeves has a wealth of information on bags and sleeves.

Feb 20, 2013, 01:58 PM
Timbuk2 all the way. You can order a custom one and it can be as plain as you want.

Dedicated laptop storage plus a place for your iPad.

Feb 20, 2013, 02:04 PM
I have a merrell bag (daily brief) Comes in Black on their site but you can get it in Khaki on other sites, it's nice and only $99


Merrell now has another bag as well for $109. I've been a fan of merrell products for a while now.


Just noticed you're not in the USA....not sure what your options are for this anyway.

Feb 20, 2013, 04:17 PM
I've got this Patagonia bag: http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/half-mass-messenger-bag?p=48315-0-361

Has a separate laptop compartment and lots of pockets. Worked very well so far.

Feb 20, 2013, 04:23 PM
Check Crumpler, I love mine.

Feb 20, 2013, 04:29 PM
Bbpbags.com makes great stuff. Check it out.

Feb 20, 2013, 08:48 PM
Timbuk2 all the way. You can order a custom one and it can be as plain as you want.

Dedicated laptop storage plus a place for your iPad.

I have just a straight black bag. Plain, subtle, there when I need it. Not looking to attract attention.

Feb 20, 2013, 11:31 PM
Thanks all for the generous amounts of replies and suggestions, i have seen the bag thread before and really didn't see much i liked. Crumpler bags look awesome found this one i like http://www.crumpler.com/AU/Laptop-Bags/Laptop-Briefcases/Chester-Squander.html?LanguageCode=EN&SKU=CQR001-X01150 wish they came in black though.

Anyway i'll post back here when i make up my mind on something :D

Edit; Brought the Crumpler Chester Squander