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.
wishing for a tail-wind
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
^^ 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
Originally Posted by powers2b
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.
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:
I've ridden with the various Chrome bags and day packs, but I prefer the Newspaper Boy bag at the following site:
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.
Originally Posted by nightfly
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.
Originally Posted by psyclistic
RELoad makes a few lighter, smaller bags. You might try looking at this one.
There is a smaller size as well.
If you are looking for super duper light and packable, check this one out.
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
It's not ultra cheap but I thought it was a decent idea. And they offer waxed canvas too...