A rugged, multi-functional type of satchel, the messenger bag is a flexible, structured bag that is worn either over the shoulder or across the chest using a long strap. It is typically made of either natural or synthetic fabrics. Despite the name, it is not exclusively used by messengers or carriers. This versatile bag is an urban must-have, occasionally called a sling bag. Designed to carry numerous objects, it is offers comfort while carrying bulky items, as well as allowing easy access to the inside. This type of bag may be considered the male version of the purse or handbag, as it allows men to carry a number of essentials.
Aside from suiting messengers and couriers, the designer versions of this bag are used by students for both fashionable and functional purposes. Like most bags, there are a few things to consider when purchasing one in order to determine which one is a proper fit for your needs. Ensure that the length of the strap can be adjustable as it can make the difference between comfortable handling and unnecessary body strain. Ideally, the bag will fall at waist. Some bags have only require one large compartment to contain a frequently-used item like a laptop, while others would need several small to medium sized pockets to keep their smaller objects organized. Pick a closure that will cater to the purpose of the bag. Bags like these typically range from having zippers to Velcro straps. Finally, pick a color and design that will suit your personality. Some bags come in one basic color, while others have prints and patterns on them.
The messenger bag can come in a variety of sizes to suit different needs. A large bag has plenty of room for boxed documents, or thick piles of paperwork. Students can use this bag to carry a few books and notebooks, as well as other school items and personal objects. It can be used by fliers as carry-on baggage as it can be big enough to hold bulky items like books, gadgets, clothes, snacks, and other items. Medium-sized bags are ideal for those who carry an average load as this kind is slimmer than the classic bag. It can be used by professionals and students to carry a netbook and some notebooks, as well as personal items. Its size is generally within the limits of most airlines’ carry-on baggage. Small bags can be worn as a waist welt or inside a large bag. Men can use this as an organizer pouch for small knickknacks such as charging cables, power blocks, keys, pens, and earphones.