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Looking for a long lasting, FLAT messenger bag.

Asked by seekingwolf (10311 points ) February 19th, 2013

I want one that I can take to work. I’ll be carrying a couple notebooks (not the computers) and whatnot.

The ones I’m looking at online are either designer-brand and very expensive, or have bad reviews because they rip easily, or they just don’t look flat and lightweight to me.

I want one that has a big flap in the front and is flat (that is, not a large width) and lightweight.

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philosopher's avatar

Check ebags.com.
I buy many things there.

JLeslie's avatar

I dont have a specific recommendation, but when I was looking for one what stood out to me was how much some of them weighed empty. Forget about adding papers and books. For men it might matter less, but for me if I had to carry a very heavy bag for hours it would be bad news.

blueiiznh's avatar

Try Levenger
A bit pricey, but you will find long lasting and quality in the products.
Watch for sales and clearance items.

marinelife's avatar

There are several options at Overstock.

wildpotato's avatar

These are great. Old Navy also used to sell a good one, but I can’t find it online so they may have stopped making it.

Crumpet's avatar

Timbuk2 make good messenger bags.

Judi's avatar

Have you checked out Tumi?
Edit: (I just realized you didn’t want expensive. )

ScottyMcGeester's avatar

Funny thing. . .I’m trying to get my hands OFF one. Unfortunately though, I’m not sure it’s the width you’re looking for. It’s pretty wide, but still lightweight.I can still send you a pic later if you’re interested. It’s a Swiss brand messenger bag, so it’s really durable. (The same people that make the Swiss Army Knife). I ending up not liking it because it didn’t go well with my style.

FutureMemory's avatar

When I worked in the bicycle industry and was much more of a ‘bike guy’ I used Timbuk2 messenger bags, as @Crumpet above mentioned.

They’re pretty much the standard when it comes to messenger bags. When I lived in NYC all the bike messengers used them.

They come in different sizes and shapes, but they’re pricey. Very much worth it though, if you’re looking for a high quality bag.

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