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Messenger Bag For School Use

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Stripes, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Spintherism

    Spintherism Senior member

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    The bags ,of messengers ,they fuck up ,your shoulders.
    I agree. My shoulder still aches at the thought of it.

    While we're on the topic of bags for school use, anybody know any backpacks that don't make you look like a skateboarder, a seventh grader or a crust punk?
     


  2. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

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    Osprey makes good packs. I own 2 of them. I have a day pack and an Atmos 50. They are made for hiking and trekking which makes them ideal for lugging stuff around a campus etc.
     


  3. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I agree. My shoulder still aches at the thought of it.

    While we're on the topic of bags for school use, anybody know any backpacks that don't make you look like a skateboarder, a seventh grader or a crust punk?

    TAD Gear, Kifaru.
     


  4. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    My Banana Republic tumbled leather bag in chocolate brown will suit your needs almost perfectly. The pic on the site does not do it justice. I love mine.

    [​IMG]
     


  5. coupdetat

    coupdetat New Member

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    I got this bag in China last year. Compact messenger bags are really popular over there and there are TONS of great designs to choose from. I took this with my cell phone on the spot so it's kind of bad quality, but in person it's a really nice coffee color with some light brown stitching. The shoulder strap is leather on the top and this nice silky material on the bottom. I love it, and it's a perfect fit for my 12" Powerbook! I can't believe so many people use those huge shapeless messengers instead. It's GoldLion brand and was the equivalent of $160 USD. [​IMG] I'm kind of amazed that similar canvas bags cost so much here in the US! I guess it's a much smaller market or something.
     


  6. KennyGhetzoff

    KennyGhetzoff Senior member

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  7. The Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer Senior member

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    I love my Freitag and it accommodates my 17" MacBook Pro nicely. Mine is entirely silver, but here are some examples of their bags:

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    Made entirely of recycled materials.
     


  8. ComboOrgan

    ComboOrgan Senior member

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    Here's some advice from a professional student:

    As a college student, you will be leaving your bag around all the time. There will be lots of opportunities for people to steal your stuff, so I think it'd be a bad idea to carry around a nice expensive bag.
    Further, it will be spending a lot of time on dirty floors next to the desk at which you are sitting in class, so it will definitely get worn down.

    If you still want a nice bag, I'd suggest you wait until you figure out what kind of student you will be. Some people go to one class at a time, then go back to their dorms. They don't carry much stuff on them at any given time. Some people leave in the morning with all the books and materials they will need for the day, and carry it around like a mule.
    Figure out your needs before investing in a nice bag.

    I'm in the mule category.I've had an Eddie Bauer canvas messanger bag for a few years, and it's worked out fine, except for a couple broken straps.
     


  9. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    ^^^

    Sad, but true. What a frigging indictment.
     


  10. Spintherism

    Spintherism Senior member

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    I third that. The chance of scoring a nice laptop makes any old bag laying around the library a tempting target. No reason to sweeten the pot with a supple leather exterior.
     


  11. WayneGibbous

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    A polished turd is still a turd and a 'messanger bag' is still a man purse.
     


  12. Spintherism

    Spintherism Senior member

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    A polished turd is still a turd and a 'messanger bag' is still a man purse.
    ...but following the same line of reasoning, a man with a purse is still a man, so I'm not sure what your point is.
     


  13. Cali

    Cali Senior member

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    It is true that you should cater your bag to your needs. I have a messenger and a backpack and only use the backpack if I need to actually carry multiple books to campus. Most of the time I only need one (or no) book and a pad for notes - thus messenger is fine. If you have to carry a couple of heavy hardcovers and a laptop, good luck with the shoulder strap.

    I don't leave my bag sitting around anyway so I wouldn't factor that into a decision unless you get something with an obnoxious monogram - just asking to be stolen.
     


  14. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I really like this messenger bag:
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    I'm basically looking for the same thing, if a little cheaper. The Tanner bags look very nice, too bad their new line hasn't dropped yet, AFAIK. I'm still hoping they'll be announced soon, one of their messenger bags in natural leather is a very tasty proposition.
     


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