Looking for a messenger bag for a MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bounou, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. bounou macrumors 6502

    bounou

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    i want to replace my Tumi Alpha bravo messenger bag, it's a very nice bag but it's been 6 years since I got it and it's starting to show it's age.

    What I mostly need is a day to day bag to carry pretty much everything, the bag would be used mostly during the summer time when I use my bike.

    Needs to be a big bag because I really do use it for everything from going to lunch to going to grocery store, it will end up carrying a little bit of everything.

    Price is not a huge factor, I really want something with great design that looks good and will not break after the first 6 months.

    So far after looking at everything I could think of (Chrome, mission and sfbags) my tentative choice is this: https://www.peakdesign.com/product/bags/the-everyday-messenger

    Really looks like a fantastic product, my only two issues with it is that it seems to be mostly catered to photographers (of which I am not) and that it is a relatively new company.

    Can anyone think of something else that would be better?
     
  2. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    I got a customised messenger bag from spreadshirt with logos from elite dangerous on the front, and my contact details in large font at the back.
    If you're feeling like getting a bag of your own preference, then they are available from here :
    https://www.spreadshirt.net/personalised-bags-C7152
     
  3. CrystalQuest76 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to save some money go with Amazon Basics brand.
     
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    Although the bags in the ThinkTank Photo Urban Disguise series might be bigger than what you're looking for, maybe not.

    https://www.thinktankphoto.com/collections/urban-disguise-shoulder-bags-1

    I have the Urban Disguise 60 and I use it as a camera bag mostly (for short outings). When I travel, I use it for my laptop, iPad, and other stuff. It's a very well-designed and well-made messenger style bag.
     
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  8. maflynn Moderator

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    A bit pricey (at least I think they are), but I like them but check out waterfield
     
  9. Silver78 macrumors 6502

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    that roughrider one is nice

    must admit im more into backpacks..just got the fjallraven no 21 large
     
  10. KaliYoni macrumors member

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    Hello, I'm KaliYoni and I'm a bag addict.

    So, here are some more ideas for you:

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    Design: Cote&Ciel

    Bombproof: RedOxx

    Rugged, with custom builds available: Timbuk2

    Mil-Spec: Mystery Ranch

    One Percenters: Arc'teryx, Patagonia
     
  11. valiant66 macrumors newbie

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    I've had one of these for three years now, and it's still not broken in. Mine is the "thin" model: it sounds like you need the regular or classic briefcase. Saddleback Leather offers a 100 years warranty, and these models can be converted from over the shoulder to backpack quite easily.

    Addendum: I just noticed they have a "Laptop Bag" but it's not quite as roomy.
     

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