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#1
Well, it's been a good 2 years...but my plain old blue & grey backpack has bit the dust. It's holy (and I don't mean blessed by the Pope), missing half of the zippers and not to mention smells something awful. I'd say it's time for a replacement.

Now I'm just wondering baout these Messenger Bags that seem to have developed ab it of a cult following in my circle of friends. Are they durable? Can they fit a decent amount of stuff in them? Just asking because I'm getting little sick and tired of those text books and my sketchbook always poking into my back whenever I walk around.

Thanks fort he help and have a good one,
Phoenix
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#6
Do you mean a man bag as such?
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#7
They're a bit less comfortable to wear around and get on and off than a backpack, but you generally look and feel weird if you're wearing one outside of school. They hold about the same amount of stuff, too, though it all depends on the bag. I had a friend who fit an ACTUAL F*CK TON of books and other shit in her messenger bag, so it can be done.
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#9
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#10
I have a leather satchel that I use to carry books and my laptop (and when the occasion calls for it, I use it to sneak booze :P). I absolutely love it.
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I have a leather satchel that I use to carry books and my laptop (and when the occasion calls for it, I use it to sneak booze :P). I absolutely love it.



Damn, where's that picture of the weird guy from Hangover saying "It's not a purse, it's a satchel, Indiana Jones has one."
#12
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#13
I used one for about two years at university. I was easily able to carry my laptop and a few books/notebooks without any trouble. Carrying a decent bit of weight can get uncomfortable if you're going to be walking for more than 10-15 mins at a time.
#15
i used one from freshman year of highschool until the first semester of college. it lasted me that long, but in university, walking around campus with a load of books and a laptop can really make a messenger bag uncomfortable. i'd still prefer a messenger bag, but use it if you're not carrying loads that are TOO heavy.
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Damn, where's that picture of the weird guy from Hangover saying "It's not a purse, it's a satchel, Indiana Jones has one."


Funny you should mention that. In a variety show at my high school, I was in a skit with my satchel. People called it a purse, and I yelled out "No, it's a satchel. Indiana Jones carries one, dammit!" Then I started to walk offstage and a friend of mine who is Chinese said "I want my purse back, asshole!"

I get some lighthearted ribbing about it, but I don't mind. You gotta be able to laugh at yourself.
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#17
I will never go back to normal backpacks after using a messenger bag. They're awesome.
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Funny you should mention that. In a variety show at my high school, I was in a skit with my satchel. People called it a purse, and I yelled out "No, it's a satchel. Indiana Jones carries one, dammit!" Then I started to walk offstage and a friend of mine who is Chinese said "I want my purse back, asshole!"

I get some lighthearted ribbing about it, but I don't mind. You gotta be able to laugh at yourself.



Very true, and people who are just able to laugh it off are always those that are happier.

But it is fun to mess with people every now and then, just make sure they know you are playing with them.
#19
I use one, no problems with it. I like it. Everyone saying they're feminine are uncomfortable with their sexuality ololololol.
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#21
I think there are 3 main advantages, at least for me
1) they force you to carry less stuff, which means overall less strain on my back. I used to carry over 3 textbooks in my backpack, and it was just deadly on my back. In my messenger bag I only have room for 1 tops.
2) you can open it and fiddle around with it on the go. You don't have to stop, take it off, set it on a table, and get things out of it. Just flip up the flap and pull things out mid-stride. You wouldn't think so at furst, but it's surprising how nice this actually is.
3) Although less important than the first two, backpacks look less professional than messenger bags, and also look dumb with my wool winter coat :P
#22
Messenger bags are pretty useful IMO, especially ones with multiple compartments, and they're more convenient to access. However do be aware that you're putting all the weight of your bag on to just one shoulder, which can make that shoulder kinda achey or sore.
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Messenger bags are pretty useful IMO, especially ones with multiple compartments, and they're more convenient to access. However do be aware that you're putting all the weight of your bag on to just one shoulder, which can make that shoulder kinda achey or sore.

But if you swap shoulders when one begins to ache, I've found that problem is more-or-less negligible unless you really over-load the bag with really dense objects.
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But if you swap shoulders when one begins to ache, I've found that problem is more-or-less negligible unless you really over-load the bag with really dense objects.


Fair enough...I tend to only wear my messenger bags or handbags over my left shoulder, but I carry other stuff with my right, so it kind of balances out. But I remember at college I would be in agony after lugging around textbooks all day, lol.
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Fair enough...I tend to only wear my messenger bags or handbags over my left shoulder, but I carry other stuff with my right, so it kind of balances out. But I remember at college I would be in agony after lugging around textbooks all day, lol.

I guess I'm spoiled, because all my textbooks are available to read online. I just keep my books at home, and read them online when I'm on campus.
#27
I tend go back and forth between a messenger bag and a backpack. Messenger bags are more convenient, backpacks are more comfortable. Depending on where you are and what you are doing, one of the two might look completely out of place.

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I think there are 3 main advantages, at least for me
1) they force you to carry less stuff, which means overall less strain on my back. I used to carry over 3 textbooks in my backpack, and it was just deadly on my back. In my messenger bag I only have room for 1 tops.
2) you can open it and fiddle around with it on the go. You don't have to stop, take it off, set it on a table, and get things out of it. Just flip up the flap and pull things out mid-stride. You wouldn't think so at furst, but it's surprising how nice this actually is.
3) Although less important than the first two, backpacks look less professional than messenger bags, and also look dumb with my wool winter coat
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those also.

edit: I've been backpacking lately, but this thread has me pondering switching back.... hmm..
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#28
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#29
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Do you mean a man bag as such?
*Gym bag*

No, he means a messenger bag, like so:


I like my messenger bag much more than I did any backpack. Its easier to keep things organized when theres not enough space for you to just throw crap in there. Its kind of hard to find one big enough if you have a lot of shit to carry, though.
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i do like that zildjian one though, thats pretty sweet.

ima need to buy one of these soon as im loosing my license and have to catch the bus to work.
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#31
I use one of these whenever I go biking.

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#32
i wouldnt recommend them. if youre carrying a little bit of weight, they get to be really uncomfortable as all the weight is on one shoulder and cutting into your neck. plus when you walk, you have to keep one hand on it to keep it from bouncing around and smacking into your legs. a backpack is a lot better for carrying things.
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#37
I bought one because it was the only bag big enough for my laptop that I could find. Now that I've started Uni I use it every day because it's less bulky than a backback, easy to get on off. It's just pretty awesome basically.
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#39
Fuck that noise.

I have a old as hell Levi's backpack that's shaped like one of those old mail bags

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#40
I have two. One's a small more fashionable one that I use for most days worth of books. The others a bigger one with padding on the shoulder that I only use if I have a really large amount of stuff to carry around.
I guess I like them, but walking around with heavy weight on one shoulder can get a bit annoying.
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