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Old 04-07-10, 08:00 AM   #1
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Lightweight Messenger Style Bag

Does anyone make a lightweight messenger style bag in something like ripstop nylon or that cotton/canvas cloth they make the little handle bags that people use instead of paper or plastic?

Looking for something for shopping and carrying light stuff and don't want or need a bulletproof heavyweight bag. Something with less structure that could even fold up pretty small but carries across the chest like a messenger bag for riding.
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Old 04-07-10, 09:26 AM   #2
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It doesn't go across the chest, but I use this bag everyday on the bike and around town. It is quality and affordable.

deviantART messenger bag

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^^ Nice purse. Haha! Just kidding. I sort of like it.
edit: Strap over the shoulder on the same side you're carrying the bag = purse
Strap over the head on opposite shoulder = cool
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Check out Seagull Bags. I know they make a smaller bag, but I don't really remember off the top of my head.

I have their medium sized bag and love it.
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Not so much looking for small but lightweight. Actually I think Patagonia makes just about what I'm looking for although a bit too expensive (what a surprise) and geared more toward the ladies looking at the colors:

http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/prod...?p=48811-0-804
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I've ridden with the various Chrome bags and day packs, but I prefer the Newspaper Boy bag at the following site:

http://www.reusablebags.com/store/su...ping-p-41.html

I bought a large grommet set from a fabric store and a short bungee cord (18") as a chest stability strap.

I put three grommets in the bag for attaching the bungee cord at strategic points that I can explain if anyone has an interest.

I get many favorable comments about this bag from other riders.

Big, cheap, comfortable.
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Not so much looking for small but lightweight. Actually I think Patagonia makes just about what I'm looking for although a bit too expensive (what a surprise) and geared more toward the ladies looking at the colors:

http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/prod...?p=48811-0-804

Yeah, some girls in my classes have this bag. Though I must admit, it doesn't appear to be so light. Perhaps that is because they are packed to the brim with books and such.

It seems well made though.
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RELoad makes a few lighter, smaller bags. You might try looking at this one.
http://www.reloadbags.com/bags/overv...ew/sprint.html

There is a smaller size as well.
http://www.reloadbags.com/bags/overview/view/dash.html

If you are looking for super duper light and packable, check this one out.
http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/...idden-backpack
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Here's what I use, strong as hell...and priced at $1.99 at Trader Joe's. Here's a pic link:http://cgi.ebay.com/Set-3-TRADER-JOE...item5191336046
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http://www.zugsterbags.com/products/errand

It's not ultra cheap but I thought it was a decent idea. And they offer waxed canvas too...
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