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    FRED!
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    ISO Canvas Messenger Bag with Chest Strap

    Hi All,
    I have been searching the web for a Canvas Messenger Bag (of which, there are hundreds), but with a Chest Strap.

    I know that there are tons of Nylon/Synthetic/etc. bags from Timbuk2, R.E.Load and many others that have the additional chest strap, but I wanted one in Canvas (or, possibly, Leather).

    So, any recs for one that is, hopefully, under $70? (Or, a leather one under, say, $100.)

    Thank you in advance.

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    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...0WZPTMXFFTE1NQ

    Never used it. Just two seconds of googling.

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    Why canvas? It's not going to be waterproof...
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    that looks like doodies on the bars. and doodie smeared all over the frame. doodie bike.

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    I've used a non water proof bag, Even in Socal. water proof comes in handy....

    Plus canvas isn't really strong and solid. The build quality will be loose, Canvas stretches like tacos. pink

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    I actually like the olive one though...hrm..

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    Canvas is heavy compared to synthetics...my Waxxed Canvas Timbuk2 weighs a lot more than my wife's Cordura one and they are the same size

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    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Canvas feels cooler than nylon in warm weather.

    I ride with a canvas bag in summer.

    If I have something I don't want to get wet from sweat, I put it in a plastic food bag.

    Nice bag:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...0WZPTMXFFTE1NQ

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    i'd say go for manhattan portage, seems pretty decent for the price
    http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-Port...PGW,B001AM2K4G
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    Thanks. I will see if I can find this in-store someplace.

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    de martini bags search em up they use canvas

    but canvas isn't ideal it rots stretches and falls apart to easily man

    you can water proof anything with philson or linseed oil or camp dry
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey_ View Post
    Why canvas? It's not going to be waterproof...
    I wasn't really too worried about the waterproof part. I am not a messenger, nor do I ride that much in the rain. The bag was/is going to be used mostly for walking around, so, I was not looking to break the bank on a "real" messenger bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retem View Post
    ...you can water proof anything with philson or linseed oil or camp dry
    I didn't know that. The de-martini bags that I saw were not for me. I know that they are iconic, but, I guess, not my style.

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    Well, thanks all. I ended up getting a relatively inexpensive leather bag. It fits great and has some extra loops for an add-on chest strap. So far, I think it is perfect.

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