A messenger bag is actually a kind of backpack, typically made of soft fabric. It’s worn above one shoulder with a long strap that goes around the chest and rest on the back, resting on the shoulders. While traditional messenger bags were once only used by commercial couriers, today they’re also an urban fashion trend.
For all its usefulness, a messenger bag can be quite unfriendly to a traveller’s fashionable sensibilities. Its bulky design means it has to be carried rather than stashing, meaning the contents have to be kept in separate compartments. This means a water bottle and a wallet are often crammed into a very small space, and even then water bottles can still look lumpy when the straps are full.
A messenger bag can be worn in a number of different ways, depending on its intended use. If the bag is being used as a slimming or streamlined bag for travelling, it is usually made out of high quality materials such as leather. However, a leather messenger bag is also likely to be dyed or bleached, and will therefore lose some of its originality. Most designers prefer to avoid this problem by painting the bags in another colour.
The most common way that a messenger bag is worn is as a backpack. It can be carried over the shoulder like a traditional backpack and has a large drop down front that offers easy access to the contents. As well as the large drop down front, most have two zippered side pockets and a large front pocket, both of which offer plenty of storage room. In addition, most have a side zip pocket, which can be used to store smaller items while travelling.
A messenger bag can also be used as a carry-on when travelling, although many designers prefer to avoid this option due to the increased risk of having your bag stolen. As with other backpacks, it is important to check the straps for quality before buying, as many poor quality straps will either rip or cut easily. Also, make sure you buy one from a reputable manufacturer, as your backpack is an expensive piece of kit, and can potentially become dearer over time due to wear and tear. One of the best manufacturers of backpacks, due to their attention to detail and quality craftsmanship, is American Tourister. These backpacks are designed for use in all kinds of situations and come in a range of styles to suit every need. Some are even specifically made for women travellers, with comfortable padded handles and pockets designed to help protect the back.
Although Messenger backpacks were originally invented as a means of carrying letters and documents, they have evolved over the years to become more versatile. Backpacks now come in a variety of colours, sizes, and designs, and are not just used for transporting documents and materials. Some of the more popular messenger backpacks on the market today include the Coleman Huggable messenger bag, the Hobo laptop backpack, and the Eureka Enfold backpack. Other backpacks that are highly popular among women include those by Skip Hop Designs and the Liz Claiborne Double Backpack.