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Time for a new messenger bag(7 posts)

Time for a new messenger bagcosmonaut
Aug 4, 2003 5:21 PM
I am commuting a lot more now, and I need a new messenger bag. My old Manhattan Portage was nice until I melted a big hole in the side of it (long story). What's been working for you all lately? I am not a messenger, but I do like a fairly large (but not huge) bag. I like the Timbuks and Chrome looks pretty nice. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Does anyone have one of the Timbuk2s in the ballistic nylon (as opposed to the cordura)? What is this material like?
Follow this link...SenorPedro
Aug 5, 2003 12:03 AM
This was a fairly good discussion regarding bags and what not that I had a while back on D.R. There should be some useful links and info. Good luck,

Pedro (mine's the TB2 with Pedro on it)

I bought a deuter packbuffalosorrow
Aug 5, 2003 11:15 AM

typical internal hiking style pack made to work with bicycles, great long term comfort, narrow to pass between cars, durrable, bought mine on ebay for $15, retail price around $100.
Mines doubles for commuting, hiking, camping, traveling you name its its on my back....five stars
If ya wanna get all crazy like.......tronracer
Aug 5, 2003 2:22 PM
If ya wanna get all crazy like.......Ginz
Aug 8, 2003 5:36 AM
Yes, I must plug these guys, too. I live in Philly and selected my bag in person. Whatever you want, they can do. It's funny, around the city, I rarely see anything BUT the Reload bags.
Was given a Crumpler for Xmas...peter1
Aug 5, 2003 6:51 PM
They've got a store in SoHo (spring st?), if you're in NYC. Very sturdy for a cordura bag, not in the Ortlieb range, and waterproof, near as I can tell. I also like the quick-release buckle. Not ballistic cloth, but much heavier than my wife's Manhattan Portage bag, if you want something for comparison. Think they make some in ballistic cloth, too.
my choice was timbuk2...sslos
Aug 13, 2003 7:40 AM
as a former messenger in denver, i had wanted to go chrome, since they're local. however at the time, i didn't really like what they were doing.
the newer stuff they're doing looks really good, though.
as far as durability and weather resistance of the t2 bags, i've never had a problem with 'em. in fact, i've actually
i carried
water in mine (don't ask- long story.)
really, i don't think you can go wrong either way.
the los