Who makes good messenger bags?

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  1. dferigmu macrumors 6502

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    I am looking for a high quality messenger bag that's trendy and durable but doesn't cost more than about $100. I would use it to carry stuff like a newspaper, umbrella, cell phone, iPod and lunch, but not a laptop.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    just go to the mall and pop in the story that is your style and pick one out, thats trendiness for ya :D

    personally i have a messenger bag from Wilsons, but thats because i used to work for them
     
  3. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Eddie Bauer has a nice one for $39.50. Their gear is usually good quality for the price. I have purchased their duffle bags and have had good luck with them.

    http://www.eddiebauer.com/eb/product.asp?product_id=26725&nv=5|21474|208&lview=&cm_cg=C208&tid=&c=&sc=&lp=v1i010
     
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    Patagonia makes a nice one (have one) as well, but pricey.
     
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Tom Bihn also make good quality bags. They can be upgraded with a laptop case later, should the need arise. My wife uses the ID, I have an Empire Builder which isn't exactly a messenger bag, but still very nice.

    Excellent quality throughout. Wonderful padded straps, all zippers are hefty YKK, the material is strong and durable, and they are made in the good old USA.
     
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  7. dferigmu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've heard nothing but great things about their bags.
     
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    Third...
     
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    Fourth
     
  10. Electric Monk macrumors member

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    My (by now standard multiple forum) reply

    Here is a list of messenger bags still actually made by bike messengers or ex-messengers personally. They're all tough as nails given that they're actually designed to be used on a day-to-day business by people who viciously abuse their bags.

    Additionally most of these will do custom work for you.
    I've heard good things about all of them. Zo is arguably the best since Globe Canvas went bye bye and Timbuk2 went commercial. But Zo is also impossible to get unless you live in San Fran.

    Anyway, they're all good, and here's the list:

    Bagaboo (http://www.bagaboo.hu)

    BaileyWorks (http://www.baileyworks.com/)

    Cocotte (http://wwww.cocotte-equip.com/english.htm)

    Dank Bags (http://www.dankbags.com/)

    PAC Designs (http://www.pacdesigns.com/firsts.htm)

    Push The Envelope (http://www.pushtheenvelope.com/)

    ReLoad Bags (http://www.reloadbags.com/)

    Under The Weather (http://www.under-the-weather.ca/)

    Zo Bags (http://www.zobags.com/)

    And Timbuk2 really isn't as good they used to be. Sure they're pretty good; but all of the ones on my list are better.
     

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