Even though there are about 17 total bike messengers employed on planet earth, there’s a never-ending stream of messenger bags for you to shop for. Mission Workshop makes their AP Edition bag with waxed canvas, a weatherproof material that through normal use will look like you actually messenge with it. No, messenge is not a word. Made in the USA. Lifetime warranty.
You’d never guess that the one-of-a-kind, American-made bags by Sword & Plough are constructed using 80% recycled materials. But they are. Fabrics repurposed from Gore-Tex sleeping bag bivies and laundry bags are accented with local Colorado leather and they come in a variety of styles.
Not a man purse. At all. Just a small bag from Chrome modeled after WWII style utility belts. It’s waterproof and features the brand’s iconic seatbelt buckle plus a U-Lock holster & wet/dry compartments. Wear it as a sling or around your waist.
Made in Maine by Hyperlite Mountain Gear, this new waterproof pack from Outlier brand is super light. It’s made of Dyneema, a nonwoven fabric with fibers that are 10X stronger than steel yet light as a feather. It’s a simple but spacious top-loader with a removable waistband and large mesh outer pockets.
You won’t need a luggage tag or a red ribbon to identify your bag on the carousel if you’re toting a one-of-a-kind hardcase from London-based furniture reproductionist Timothy Oulton. His F-14 inspired, aluminum-clad cases come in four different sizes.
Remember the 1940s? Neither does anyone else, except for the guys at Satchel & Page. (and possibly grandpa) They’re not octogenarians but they’re keeping the memory of the 40s alive by creating handmade leather bags & cases styled after WWII-era designs. Guaranteed for life.
Rather than digging through your duffle bag for your wrinkled clothes all weekend, the Rise Weekender design allows it to hang from the closet bar and expand into an organized shelving system. While your clean clothes stay neat & organized on the shelves, there’s a lower compartment for your dirties and the whole thing “unpacks” in seconds.
It looks like a vintage knapsack but inside it’s got a padded, 31-liter, adjustable camera pod with 12 dividers for a custom DSLR or video camera set-up. There’s also a padded sleeve for an iPad or 11-inch MacBook Air, external pockets, and the design is backed with a lifetime guarantee. via
Made with real cowhide and lined with British wool, this little carry-on suitcase is big enough for a laptop or a change of clothes, maybe both if you’re headed somewhere tropical for the night. Comes with a removable, adjustable shoulder strap.
Topo Designs builds bags & packs right here in Colorado, U.S.A. Their Mountain Briefcase can be carried three ways: as a brief, a backpack, or sling. Simple styling and plenty of pockets make it versatile enough for workdays & weekends.