Messenger bags, also known as courier bags, is a popular type of sack, made out of natural fibers or synthetic textile, worn over one shoulder with a long usually-thick strap. The strap is often adjustable and goes across the chest resting the bag on the lower back.
A well-known brand in this area is Crumpler out of Australia, born in Melbourne and the father of Crumpler was a bike messenger himself.
Crumpler lately focuses on unisex messenger bags, and the age range targeted is really wide. You can fit laptop, tablets, books, toiletries, smartphones, pens, booklets, notebooks, bottle of water or anything you can think of in these bags.
Kletterwerks from USA also has one model in this category, a sling bag that is pretty functional as a daily city bag, to carry your business essentials or get you to school.
Produced out of Cordura in the far east, both brands showcase very durable, weatherproof, hard-to-puncture, easy-to-clean and expandable bags.
Messenger bags take the name from bicycle messengers, but they have become cool urban fashion icons in the past decade, thanks to NY city messengers, Australian bike couriers, postal workers in UK. Some types of messenger bags are called carryalls as there is no limit to what you can fit in them. A smaller version is often called a sling bag and is made out of canvas.
As in backpacks, messenger / courier bags ensure high level of comfort to people carrying heavy or bulky items, while allowing easy access to the contents by swinging it around. A 3rd leg support system carries part of the load from one shoulder to the chest.Date: 27/04/14