At a certain point in a man’s life, he can no longer walk the streets with a backpack without looking like an overgrown teenager. It’s just not a good look. But at the same time, no one wants to carry around a briefcase that makes them look like a desperate traveling salesman. So, what’s the answer? Enter the noble messenger bag.
The messenger bag provides the best of both the backpack and the briefcase without making the wearer look like an awkward doofus. But, you still have to pick the right messenger bag, which means you’re going to need one that, yes, holds all your stuff but also looks fashionable. I know, it’s a tough world out there, bros.
But, luckily for you, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at these fine messenger bags, the best you’ll find on the market, pick one out and you’re good to go. These are the 15 best messenger bags money can buy.
One of the first things you should look at when buying a new messenger bag is size. Find the one that’s right for you, especially if you need a place to store your laptop. This bag by Mobile Edge is on the bigger side, which is good if you’ve got a bigger laptop and still want space for things like textbooks or your weed. As a bonus, Mobile Edge makes this bag from all-natural cotton, which means that it’s also good for the environment, with a low carbon footprint.
This bag should fit a 15-inch laptop with no problem, and its canvas-accented-with-leather look is a classic one that also will help your bag hold up over time – always important. But the cool thing about this bag is its utility. It can double as a rucksack for camping, traveling, or whatever you want, really. It’s truly a bag you can take anywhere.
Genuine leather is always a nice selling point, so you’ve got the look covered. Now what about the use? Well, this bag is big enough to fit a standard size laptop and a smaller laptop or device at the same time. It also has several large pockets on the outside, so you should be able to fit your whole life, or most of it anyway, inside. It also has an adjustable strap which extends to 55-inches, which means you won’t have to worry about awkwardly hugging it to your body like some bags.
This bag not only fits all your stuff, it protects it too. That’s because it’s waterproof, and is made with special anti-shock foam, which means that if you drop it in a puddle, it’s doubly protected.
The classics are a classic for a reason, and nothing is more classic than a Samsonite. This is a bag that fits in well in a business environment. It’s also big – it will fit a 17-inch laptop – with two large zippered front pockets. This is sort of a hybrid messenger bag/briefcase, which is what you need if you’re a businessman on the go.
Like I said before, when it comes to messenger bags, size does matter. You don’t necessarily want to have to lug around a huge bag if you don’t have anything to fill it. Sometimes, you just need to carry a tablet, your phone and your wallet, and that’s what this bag is specifically designed for. It still has nine pockets, though, so you’ll be able to fit a surprisingly large amount into this 10-inch bag. It also comes with a one-year warranty in case something unfortunate happens.
The best thing about this bag? It’s huge, at 17.3-inches with twelve pockets, including two deep outer pockets specifically designed to carry water bottles. This is the sort of bag that will let you survive, say, a music festival. But, really, it’s a good bag for just about any situation.
This bag is unique in that it’s a hybrid backpack/briefcase/messenger bag. Basically, it’s got you covered no matter the situation. It’s loaded with pockets, and you can really stuff it full thanks to its backpack utility.
This bag is big enough to fit all your stuff, but really, it’s all about that vintage leather look. While everyone else is busy hauling around nylon nerd bags, you can stay stylish with this beautiful leather bag. This is what grown-ups carry.
Look, bros, if you’re a new dad, then this is the bag for you. Get over the idea of it being a diaper bag and get on board the idea of it being a messenger bag with a special compartment built into it to carry your kid’s diapers. Or your diapers if you’re into that kinky scene. I’m not judging.
This bag boasts “unbelievable storage” so it’s got you covered there, but it’s real selling point is its utility. Most bags just get in the way, but this sling bag can be worn over the shoulder like your typical messenger bag – it’s ergonomically designed so that you don’t ruin your back/neck/shoulders – or around front, hugged to the body if that’s your deal. It’s a messenger bag with a twist, which comes in handy when you’re, say, a bike messenger.
Every product likes to make itself sound great, but sometimes the best way to differentiate between products is to look at the ratings and reviews. This bag by Qipi claims to do what every other messenger bag does – lots of room/pockets/etc. – but the ratings back it up, with a 4.9/5 rating on Amazon. And the very first review is titled “I LOVE IT” while the second is titled “I love it! Love it.” and then proceeds to add “Love it! Love it! Love it!” in the actual review. So… yeah, you might love this bag.
This bag has a vintage leather look, but it’s also fully modern, as the actual latches are magnetic, which provides added security for you. It’s big enough to fit a 15-inch laptop along with a tablet and all the rest of your stuff. It’s the perfect blend of look and utility.
Made with genuine buffalo leather, each bag is handcrafted and unique, meaning that your bag will be different from any other bag in the world. It will fit all your stuff, including your laptop, and with a 4.9/5 rating, it promises to satisfy your needs.
At 18 inches, this bag is massive, with tons of pockets to fit your life inside of. This is perfect for people with bigger laptops who also want to carry other items at the same time. It also looks great, with that classic leather look everyone loves. And finally, this is the only messenger bag on Amazon to score a perfect 5/5 rating, which means that every single person who has bought and reviewed this bag has given it a perfect score. It’s a can’t miss.
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