Why do they call it a messenger bag?
Messenger bags have had other names before. Initially, they were literally used by messengers (or postmen) for carrying mail. Pony Express staff and bike couriers were one of the first to carry them. Even today, some Royal Mail couriers use over-sized messenger bags.
What do you carry in a messenger bag?
If you still need to buy a briefcase or messenger bag to hold your stuff, we’ve got you covered on that front, too.
- A good, cheap pair of headphones.
- A plain, neutral-colored umbrella (preferably black)
- An emergency stain-removing pen.
- A reusable water bottle.
- A tube of lip balm.
- A portable battery pack.
- A pocket journal.
What is the difference between a satchel and a messenger bag?
Satchels have a long shoulder strap which allows the wearer to carry the bag on the shoulder and let it ride on the hip or wear it diagonally across the body. Messenger bags are usually wider than they are tall.
Do men still carry messenger bags?
Yes, it’s entirely acceptable for men to wear them, especially if they commute and need to carry around books, notebooks, or laptops. Unlike rucksacks or backpacks, they can still preserve a professional look.
Is backpack better than shoulder bag?
Backpacks are a better option than shoulder or messenger bags for carrying books and supplies. That’s because the weight of the pack is evenly spread out across your body. The strongest muscles in the body — the back and the abdominal muscles — support the pack.
Is Timbuk2 a good brand?
It’s right there in the name, really — and Timbuk2 makes a good bag. I could certainly see defaulting to it as an everyday bag. It’s got deep pockets and accessory holsters to spare, along with nice touches throughout, including a secret laptop pocket and wax-covered zippers to keep out the rain.
Are messenger bags more professional?
Most agree that messenger bags look more professional for both men and women. Professors, lawyers, and others who dress in business or business-casual attire often prefer messenger bags over backpacks as they won’t wrinkle your clothing as backpacks can, and they’re less sweaty on your back.
When did the Timbuk2 messenger bag come out?
Messenger bags launched the Timbuk2 brand. Developed by professional bicycle couriers in the late eighties, the bag’s iconic shape, 3-panel design trademark, and crossbody functionality, has proven timeless. Thirty years of experience gives us continued improvements for today’s modern commute.
How to compare Timbuk2 backpacks to other bags?
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What makes a good messenger bag for work?
All Messenger Bags. Built for comfort and convenience, our iconic messenger bags feature classic cross-body straps and flap closures for wearing everywhere. Easy-access pockets keep you ultra-organized with a large main compartment and an external front organizer for pens and wallet.
Are there shoulder straps for a messenger bag?
Padded adjustable shoulder straps keep you comfortable all day and can be easily adjusted to suit your needs.