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Known for their long single strap and large rectangular pouch, messenger bags have always been popular among couriers, cyclists and those who were looking for something practical to carry around their day-to-day essentials like a laptop or notebooks. Now, though, their appeal reaches just about everyone, including people that want something functional and those that want something high-end and fashionable.

If you cycle or walk to work or school, a messenger bag is the perfect style for you because of its sheer size. Not sure where to start your search? Try looking for brands like Timbuk2 and LeSportsac. They make nylon bags with padded straps that protect your neck and shoulder and velcro and zippered compartments so you can stuff in just about everything you need. And if you think all nylon messenger bags look alike, think again! You can pick from basic primary colors or fun whimsical prints.

While messenger bags are known for their spacious pockets and storage capabilities, there are luxurious and soft options as well. Brands like Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler offer beautifully constructed bags that maintain the basic messenger shape, but with embellishments like soft leathers and sturdy hardware.
  • Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Extra Small
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    Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag - Extra Small
    The perfect size, the perfect space. It's... perfect. The Classic Messenger Bag from Timbuk2® will be your go to for just about everything. Internal water bottle pocket for quick stashing on the go. Side entry Napoleon zip pocket for easy access without undoing the flap. External front organizer with secure zipper closure. Smart hook and loop placement for fast, easy closure and reductes sweater-pilling. Corner flap wings into place for excellent weatherproofing. Double-Loop CAM buckle enables easy fit adjustment while eliminating excess webbing. Removable cross strap for cross-body stabilization while biking. Front vista loop for attaching blinky lights for added visibility during night rides. Heavy duty stitching. Exterior made of durable CORDURA nylon and waterproof TPU liner for protection and durability. Volume: 549 in³/9 L. Measurements: Bottom Width: 10 1 ⁄ 4 in. Depth: 3 1 ⁄ 2 in. Height: 10 1 ⁄ 2 in. Strap Length: 48 1 ⁄ 4 in. Strap Drop: 17 1 ⁄ 2 in. Weight: 1 lb 2 oz.
  • Timbuk2 Timbuk2 Expressway Messenger Bag
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    Timbuk2 Timbuk2 Expressway Messenger Bag
    Here's a stylish, black nylon messenger bag that's specifically sized and shaped for a woman to carry comfortably. It has a dedicated padded sleeve for a 13-in. laptop, and can hold a tablet too.
  • Timbuk2 Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Small)
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    Timbuk2 Commute Laptop TSA-Friendly Messenger (Small)
    Now you can impress the crowd with the amazing features of the Commute (Small) by Timbuk2®. TSA compliant laptop compartment. Laptop compartment unzips to lie flat for airport security. Two separate compartments for both a laptop and tablet. Compartments feature high density foam with quilted tricot lining. Laptop compartment: 14.4 x 9.4 x 1.6 in / 36.6 x 23.9 x 4.1 cm. Faux fur lined front pockets help keep your gadgets safe. Internal organizer helps keep your small items tidy. Interior mesh pockets for added storage. Luggage pass through offers added convenience while traversing crowded aiports. Red key tether. Elasticized external water bottle pocket. Vista loop. Grab strap for easy lifting. Removable shoulder strap. Materials: Ballistic nylon. Waterproof TPU front flap. Waterproof hypalon rubberized bottom. Measurements: Bottom Width: 16 in. Middle Width: 16 in. Top Width: 16 in. Depth: 5 1 ⁄ 2 in. Height: 15 in. Handle Length: 7 in. Handle Drop: 1 1 ⁄ 2 in. Accessory Strap Length: 58 in. Accessory Strap Drop: 25 in. Weight: 2 lbs 0.68 oz.
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