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post #31 of 260
I use a bag from Saddleback Leather. I have had it a few years now and love it.
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post #32 of 260
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Originally Posted by VicAjax View Post
... seriously, though. my much beloved messenger bag, from a German company called Jost, is finally falling apart, so i need a new one. i'd get a new Jost bag, but the only place in NYC that carries them only has one model, and i don't like it....
I've had and still have several types of boarding bags, satchels, various sizes and materials (e.g. nylon, leather, cloth), military surplus or aftermarket, and the one that I use the most, is the most versatile and sturdy, is my Patagonia Vertical Mass bag. Built tough with uses for schtuff, small computer (well, I can get my T43 in there, they're not "small"). Not a lot of little compartments, but super comfortable, adjustable (over shoulder, or across chest). The only thing better designed is a surplus Swedish infantry canteen bag I have, which some smart duck put a removable waist strap on so it would stick to your side while, I dunno, skiing or rock climbing or marching.



Check out the Vertical Mass, it's superb. (What you don't see in the pic is the velcroed rear pocket, the padded inner compartment for laptop (with cinch belt), the inner zippered pouch for small items, and the keyring lanyard. The front outer pocket is nice for keys and things that you don't want to open the main bag for.)
post #33 of 260
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Originally Posted by DLeeWebb View Post
I have purchased several products from Waterfield. I have always been extremely impressed by the quality of their products and their customer service. The "Muzetto" looks interesting and they have a variety of other styles...

http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzet...to/muzetto.htm

I thought "vertical messenger bag" is just another name for a purse.
post #34 of 260
Messenger Bags since 1983. Manhattan Portage is the Original maker of New York messenger bags and shoulder bags

I have a large size DJ bag, it's lasted me for years, and doesn't show any signs of wear. They're made out of Cordura, which is what the military makes gear out of. They're waterproof even though they don't seem like it. I love mine.
post #35 of 260
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some good suggestions here... thanks!

i've really got my eye one this one right now:



it's the Sackett Messenger by Moore & Giles
That really is a nice one!~
post #36 of 260
BROOKS BARBICAN MESSENGER BAG
I don’t own one yet, but it does look nice.





post #37 of 260
Jack Spade make very sturdy, hard-to-soak canvas bags that have high prices sometimes, but you can find some very good older ones, basically identical to the new ones, on Zappos for under $200. They have a clean look that I like.

Since you're willing to approach $300, I'd take a look at this. Nau are another company I really, really like. I have several of their jackets. That particular bag, which seems just about bombproof, is too big for me since my laptop is a 13". I wish they'd make a smaller one just like it.
post #38 of 260
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As is often the case, appears they don't sell this directly any more. Closeout sellers may still have some. Or your local outdoors gear store.

Looks like the Vertical Mass has been supplanted by a more purse-like "Single Shot."



Blech. They have something called the Lightwire Brief, similar to a small Patagonia "weekender" bag that I have, that looks promising. (I don't like big ol' messenger bags, I don't need all that space.) My weekender has a padded section for laptop, stash pockets galore, carry handle + shoulder strap + hidden backpack-style straps (no kidding). Indispensible for overnights.

post #39 of 260
This one looks nice!
And it is only $98.00.

J. Crew has released a bowery messenger bag in which is available in both brown and navy options. Each piece boasts a rugged waxed canvas made of cotton which is carefully distressed to give it that "had-it-forever" feel. Other details include antiqued-brass hardware, leather trim, contrast lining, adjustable horizontal strap, as well as leather two-buckle closure.

post #40 of 260
Anyone want to help me decide between these two?
They are on sale for $149.00



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post #42 of 260
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Anyone want to help me decide between these two?
They are on sale for $149.00



They're both really nice. I like the first one just a tad better.
post #43 of 260
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That really is a nice one!~
yeah... i can't decide between the blue or the hand-stained Sahara color, which is $80 more. i may order both and keep the one i like better.
post #44 of 260
Thanks Palpatine,
I like the first one better also.
This is the interior.
I like how the zipper encloses the whole interior.

VicAjax,
$515.00 is way out of my price range.


post #45 of 260
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They're both really nice. I like the first one just a tad better.
those are all nice-looking bags, Crazy Ray... i like the first one of these two better, as well.

the one thing to watch out for with the buckle closures is that they can be a pain to open on the go.. which is important for me, maybe not for you.
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