Messenger bags are no longer just for bike couriers and professors. They've evolved from their mail-carrying roots to become a requisite part of the urban uniform and on-the-go lifestyle. And since you are not your job, these bags readily convert into a campground companion and make for an ideal trail pack.
The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
This bag is more handsome than Don Draper, more rugged than Temple of Doom Indiana Jones, and features better stitching than Mickey Rourke. Nab this one and people will likely assume you're someone very important, like a podiatrist, movie star, or a captain of sorts.
British Belt Co. Canvas Messenger
This dashing piece of shoulder art is meticulously crafted from Halley Stevensons canvas (read: made in Scotland). And since the Scottish wear man-skirts and hurl large telephone poles for fun, it's plain to see why this carrier is a sure bet (Scotland's badass, that's why).
Designed with functionality and reliability in mind, these messengers work for the urban commuter and office-goer alike. A great upgrade from a backpack, and one that will effortlessly carry your comp and your clothes.
Take a look at the AVI-8, a mixture of refined and rugged that comes together in the bag's leather and canvas construction, and in its blue/brown colorway.
Field & Stream Huntington Canvas Laptop Brief
Whether tackling the trails or the cubicle, this all-purpose canvas carrier is outfitted with a removable shoulder strap and an interior organizational wall to catalogue all the compliments you'll receive, you devil, you.
J. Campbell Canvas Messenger
For something a bit more rugged, but just as handsome, J. Campbell's pack is a dual-strapped, leather-trimmed option constructed from waxed canvas and that won't disappoint in the workplace or the woods.
You know these bags. They're the ones you grab for a quick jaunt to the beach or errands around town. Their trustworthiness is tried and true, and it comes at a price that won't break the bank.
Whether running to the park, city or supermarket, this messenger from Found Object is a great go-to for a day out in the elements.
William Rast Canvas Messenger
Equipped with an interior laptop sleeve and a double-strap buckle system to keep your property protected, this canvas WR number only looks like a million bucks.
Field & Stream Huntington Canvas Messenger
Fashioned from oil-finished canvas and featuring a cotton twill lining, this messenger from F&S boasts four pockets (with two on the interior and two on the exterior) and an even more notable price point.