Good question. Sub $300 might be tough. In the old days, a brand called LODIS did some decent stuff at a fair price point, but it's been ages and I don't even know if the brand is still running.Coach might be a possibility, though they might be more like $400-ish and of questionable quality. I'd peruse Ebay and type "reporter messenger" or something to see. Some other brands that sometimes pop up are Giorgio Fedon, Aristolasia, Tramontano, or Piquadro.