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Messenger bag shopping?

Asked by binary (456 points ) January 20th, 2009

So I don’t know if this is appropriate but I’ll ask this here anyways.

Since I’m in need of a good way to carry books and such back and forth between places, I’m trying to find a messenger bag to buy on the internet. I don’t need something particularly unique or fashionable (but I’m a guy, and I’d like to keep it a masculine color), I’m just looking for something cheap—around 30–40$—that is able to carry traditional textbooks and what not.

If anyone happens to know of a store online or something about it, I’d appreciate it.

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Megan64's avatar

The best bag: Timbuk2

So worth the cost. You won’t be disappointed.

steve6's avatar

I have TIMBUK2 and LowePro camera bags. They are both good products.

Likeradar's avatar

I’ve had the Cornell model for about 10 years and it’s in great shape. It’s been my bag through 6 years of college/grad school, and my every-day bag (I’m a girl, but it’s a guy bag) too. It’s a little pricier than what you want, but it’s awesome.

http://www.manhattanportage.com/catalog/Messenger-Bags

Nimis's avatar

How about Timbuk2 without the Timbuk2 price?
Sometimes I feel like a walking Ebay commercial.

Though I kind of dig Manhattan Portage myself. I like simple.

elijah's avatar

A have one by dakine. Don’t remember where I got it, probably some skate shop. It has held up wonderfully and was not expensive.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

For the price, you can’t beat L L Bean for bookbags. My daughter uses the same backpack that she’s carried since 3rd grade in grad school.

Timbuk2 products are really great as well; the backpack with the removable day pack has seen a lot of service when the kids travel abroad.

andrew's avatar

No no no, binary, let’s keep it legit. Get a real messenger bag, like Chrome or Zo.

Oh, you don’t need unique or fashionable. Well, get a Chrome bag anyway, even though now they’re becoming ubiquitous. Everyone can use a little fashion in their life.

jealoustome's avatar

Try Etsy. There are a lot of great craftisans handcrafting items for sale.

I found this messenger bag in your price range:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41349986&ref=cat3_gallery_16

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I always got my messenger bags from Ebay shops.

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