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    Messegner bag vs. bookbag

    i currently commute to school (2+ miles) everyday and i always end up at class with a sweaty back from my bookbag. i've been thinking about getting a messenger bag to switch things up.

    my question is: will a messenger bag leave my back less sweaty than a regular bookbag?

    thanks, any opinions appreciated.

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    No.

    But a milkcrate on the rack that the bookbag drops into should and is def cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    No.

    But a milkcrate on the rack that the bookbag drops into should and is def cheaper.
    +1, your back is still going to be sweaty. I've got a Chrome messenger back that leaves one of my shoulders and half of my lumbar untouched by a bag...there's still a lot of back/bag contact.

    If you settle on a messenger bag, make sure to use the under arm strap so the bag doesn't rotate around your torso.

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    A bag that attaches to a rear rack is best, if a rack will work for you.

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    I guess you could say I am for the crate:

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    No.
    Actually, the correct answer is "Yes". Note that "less sweaty" != "sweat-free" (although where I live, as the weather gets cooler, it's not much of an issue).
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    Quote Originally Posted by buck65 View Post
    +1, your back is still going to be sweaty. I've got a Chrome messenger back that leaves one of my shoulders and half of my lumbar untouched by a bag...there's still a lot of back/bag contact.

    If you settle on a messenger bag, make sure to use the under arm strap so the bag doesn't rotate around your torso.
    Another Chrome user here. You still get sweaty. Personally I just fine the messenger bag more comfortable, and a bit easier to deal with. Plus, that Chrome bag just looked badass in the store.

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    if you have a rack and a bungee chord or even string, you can lay yoru bag on the rack, tighten it down with the chord/string and be happy... a co worker has been doing this for nearly 30 years, he has never, ever had a problem and for the last 15 years he has been carrying lap tops this way, no worries and no sweaty back.

    robi

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    thank you everyone for their input

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