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Who makes good messenger/courier bags?

Old 07-12-11, 03:29 PM
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Old 07-12-11, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
I always had trouble keeping my timbuk II comfortable. Blicks makes that small bag, the Pica
https://www.blicksbags.com/catalog/?productid=10
I looked at those, but a little too small I think.
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Old 07-12-11, 10:14 PM
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i love my seagull bag
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Old 07-14-11, 01:16 PM
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you can, give it a try.
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Old 07-14-11, 07:30 PM
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I like my Bailey Works. Made in Portsmouth, NH (actually their website says they're moving to Newmarket...). Can be had with strap pad, computer compartment, lots of colors.
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Old 07-15-11, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
Are the timbuk2 messengers really that bad? My girlfriend was thinking of getting on in a size small, she wants something pretty simple: small, a strap that can be unbuckled (like the cam buckle on timbuk2s or the seatbelt buckle on chromes), a pad for the strap, etc. But she likes how you can customize timbuk2s, like adding a carrying handle, adding a divider, etc. The biggest issue I've found is sizing, it's hard to find a small messenger bag.
As somebody pointed out earlier, for small loads it doesn't much matter. I have timbuk2, larger size, that I love - I have no problem with it shifting around with the supplied straps.
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Old 07-22-11, 12:34 AM
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I've got a small Baileyworks Superpro that I'm trying to sell, if you're interested. Details here: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...498277887.html
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Old 07-22-11, 09:42 AM
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See my superlist:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...uperlist-going.
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Old 07-23-11, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by csj0952 View Post
Here is a couple I've seen that I like:
https://www.seagullbags.com/bags/cour...ium/index.html
https://missionworkshop.com/products/...mall_monty.php


What else is good? I'm looking for something to carry a 14 inch laptop and perhaps a shirt or hoodie.
chromebags.com they have the best bags if ur a courier or not these r the bags u want.
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Old 07-23-11, 02:42 PM
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I like the Timbuk2 custom laptop messenger bag (the ones made in San Francisco) from a couple years ago. They recently changed the laptop sleeve though and I don't like the new design. I also like ReLoad and Cocotte.
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Old 07-23-11, 02:45 PM
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kilo tt
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Old 07-23-11, 07:17 PM
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kilo tt
Best suggestion yet!
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Old 09-22-11, 11:26 AM
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I have to recommend Chrome and Manhattan Portage. I think Chrome is more fully featured and Manhattan Portage is more basic but really well made and of equal quality. My MP bag has nice, big reflector strips that I really like.
Chrome's accessories and clothes are also really well-made, I like the bicycle fit and quality.
Bailey works are really nice but haven't used them.

The Timbuk bags I have seen seem to be less "pro" grade and more of a normal bag.
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Old 09-22-11, 12:00 PM
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you can't improve on the perfection embodied by the Bailey Works lineup ... ok I'm a bit biased being from New England and knowing John Bailey. Have had my Super Pro XXL since 05' it's been awesome and never failed me.
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Old 09-24-11, 08:43 PM
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Checked out the Mission Workshop bags and that will be my next one. The Bailey bags are nice, rithem. I really like that they have a reflector on the bottom-which is actually the most visible when full.
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Old 09-24-11, 09:17 PM
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I'm going to make a bunch of stock Courier Pro for this fall, probably in an all black colorway like this custom bag. I started putting these new interior pockets that are way more useful than the old ones:



Should be way more durable too. I also changed how the strap is assembled:



More ergonomic.
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Old 09-24-11, 09:29 PM
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When are you thinking about adding them? I'd certainly be interested.

Not sure about the netting though. I had some on the outside of a backpack for a water bottle, and it didn't last. Is there a pocket that could fit pens/pencils? Keys? I'd be worried about putting sharp things near it.
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Old 09-24-11, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
When are you thinking about adding them? I'd certainly be interested.

Not sure about the netting though. I had some on the outside of a backpack for a water bottle, and it didn't last. Is there a pocket that could fit pens/pencils? Keys? I'd be worried about putting sharp things near it.
It's a much heavier netting than what you usually see on a backpack. If people would rather have Cordura pockets inside with a pen pocket you can certainly order it that way. There's two 3D front pockets for all the small stuff, I know that people generally liked to have a pocket inside for manifest and bottle so I'm trying out the netting for the moment.
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Ah, there's pockets on the outside? I couldn't really tell from the pictures.

One more - When you say there will be a standard bag, do you mean they'll already be made? Or would you simply have the materials on hand?


Sorry about grilling you for questions
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Old 09-24-11, 11:50 PM
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I'm a bit biased considering I'm from Florida as well and they sponsor a alot of **** down here.

But so far I love my Burro. No complaints!

But I agree, who DOSEN'T make a good handmade bag these days?
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bag prices boggle me.
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Old 09-25-11, 08:00 AM
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Timbuk2 bullitt.

Riding with Pannier > Riding with backpack or messenger bag.
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Old 09-25-11, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Sherblock View Post
Ah, there's pockets on the outside? I couldn't really tell from the pictures.

One more - When you say there will be a standard bag, do you mean they'll already be made? Or would you simply have the materials on hand?


Sorry about grilling you for questions
Yeah I'm talking about stock bags ready to ship!
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bag prices boggle me.
yes
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Timbuk2 bullitt.

Riding with Pannier > Riding with backpack or messenger bag.
What about riding with full rack when you don't need it, or for school...
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