I have a bag fetish. Messengers are my favorite type. Bags have come a long way and are now to be considered a fashion accessory.
As our technology continues to advance, it’s not only our smartphones and computers that are getting upgrades; take a look at these unique creations and see which will catch your fancy and suit your needs to a T…
BrakePack is the perfect companion for dedicated and casual cyclists. It features RGB LED lights, charges through a wall-mounted wireless charger, and comes with a mobile app in which you can input your destination for automatic signaling. Alternatively, you can control the bag via the capacitive touch controls on the shoulder straps.
Timbuk2 has always been known for its great bags, and the Classic Messenger Bag isn’t an exception. Made with a variety of colors or custom hues and materials, it features removable and adjustable crossbody strap, double-loop cam buckle, internal organizers, and waterproof TPU lining.
Made for travel, the YNOT Magnetica Backpack series is available in a wide array of colors and features large auto-locating magnets, water repellent zippers, air knit and nylon back panel, semi-rigid closed cell foam back pad, and removable sternum strap.
A sweet camera bag made specifically with the Leica M-System in mind, the ONA The Berlin II is made with handcrafted leather available in two colors (Vintage Bourbon and Black) and features zipped organizer pockets, removable top-grab handle, gunmetal buckles, and a streamlined back pocket.
A companion you can rely on during your hikes and subterranean explorations, the Mosher Originals Action Pack – Cordura is made of genuine Cordura fabric and features an air knit back, non-porous foam strap with nylon webbing, Paracord 550 zipper pulls, internal laptop divider, and detachable hood with pocket.
An all-around action, travel, and work companion, the Topo Designs Klettersack Pack features Cordura outer and coated pack cloth lining, natural leather lash tabs, heavy duty straps with seat-belt webbing, inner drawstring closure, laptop sleeve, and top and side pockets.
Available in a handful of colors, the BURTON Tinder Backpack is a rucksack style pack made with polyester and nylon, twill, or cotton canvas (depending on design). It features a drawstring closure, separate laptop compartment, top accessory pocket, zippered internal mesh pocket, and brushed faux leather detailing.
This is perhaps the most basic in looks in our list. Nonetheless, the Unit Portables Shoulder Bag gets points for versatility and flexibility. It features waterproof polyester canvas outer, dirt resistant lining, standalone laptop pocket, a handful of small attachable units, quality metal zipper closures, and genuine leather details for maximum comfort.
Proudly made in China, the Ospop Migration Messenger Bag pays homage to those who have left their homes to pursue their and their family’s dreams. It’s available in four colors (Slate, Pine, Sand, and Earth Brown) and features a computer pocket, dual side ear flaps, inside buckle fastener, and hidden magnet closures.
If there’s just one bag that exudes the aura of haute couture, this is it. Displaying a unique shape, the Côte & Ciel Isar Rucksack Raw Canvas utilizes waterproof fabric, front compartment with pocket and compression straps, and back compartment with padded laptop pocket.
Looking for something with lots of pockets to store your electronics? Then look no further! Available in an array of colors, the STM Drifter Laptop Backpack is made with water resistant brushed poly main fabric with reinforced bottom fabric. It has three zippered front panels, a top-load compartment with 15” padded laptop cell, slip tablet pocket with cord and battery storage, reflective light loop, padded and contoured shoulder straps with sternum strap, and 3D foam mesh back panel.
Available in six colors, the Madden Equipment Dan’s Pack is simple but robust. It has a Cordura outer and denier nylon lining, large main compartment, zippered pleated expansion pocket, fully-padded back panel and shoulder straps, and ice axe loop with bison leather lash tab.
Made for dedicated and professional photographers and videographers, the Chrome Niko Pack is a waterproof, padded bag with lifetime guarantee. It has a fully customizable interior compartment with multiple pockets, a top-loading compartment, and industrial-quality Velcro straps.
Made tough for lengthy commute and travels, the Powerbag Business Class Laptop Backpack’s main draw is its built-in charging system with 6000mAh battery. It includes Apple, Micro-USB, Mini-USB connectors and a USB port, has a 15” laptop capacity, multiple compartments and velour-lined pockets, and zippers that allows the bag to open and lie flat for quick airport screening.
This is another line made possible by Kickstarter. Crafted out of military-grade waterproofed canvas with leather and brass detailing, the Langly Co. Alpha Pro accommodates an SLR and up to 4 additional lenses and a 15” laptop. It’s available in three colors (olive, khaki, and black) and has a padded, sweat-wicking back and shoulder straps.