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    Senior Member steve-in-kville's Avatar
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    Who commutes with a messenger bag?

    I use a backpack on my MTB and I have a messenger-style bag for my laptop but never tried commuting with one. Are there any advantages to using a messenger bag over a backpack? Any suggested bags to look at?
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    Are there advantages? Yes. But not so much for a work commute, and even less so for a school commute.

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    sniffin' glue zoltani's Avatar
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    wait, you already have a mess bag? Why not just try it and see what you like about it and what the advantages/disadvantages are TO YOU.....
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    Senior Member steve-in-kville's Avatar
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    Good point. I have a large laptop (17"). I could do a few trips to the local library. See how it goes.

    My commute to work is mostly uphill. I wasn't sure how that would work with a messenger bag compared to a backpack.
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    Just curious, is what you have a true mess bag or is it more of a briefcase with a shoulder strap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    Just curious, is what you have a true mess bag or is it more of a briefcase with a shoulder strap?
    Since the OP said "messenger style bag", my guess it's shoulder tote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
    .. Any suggested bags to look at?
    Not a messenger bag, but I got this Levenger Bomber Jacket Backpack Brief for my birthday, and it is superb for carrying a laptop, change of clothes and incidentals. I likely would never have purchased it since it cost almost as much as my bike but it's sharp enough to tote into any office or boardroom.

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