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Old 02-08-06, 10:10 AM
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Adobe Messenger Bag

I really, really, really, really, really, really, really didn't want to post this, but I thought is was just SO damn relevant: https://www.adobe.com/studio/features/medium/main.html (apologies if it's been posted before, but I didn't find it when searched for).




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Old 02-08-06, 10:17 AM
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"I can finally have a messenger bag and enter a client building without being asked to use the delivery entrance."

Interesting concept, but the fact that it's leather kind of ruins it for me, for several reasons.
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I can finally have a messenger bag and enter a client building without being asked to use the delivery entrance.
that was the first thing I thought. now if only it wasn't made with leather.

edit: jinx
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Old 02-08-06, 10:19 AM
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I doubt anyone's feathers would be ruffled if they just called it a laptop bag. Which is what it is.
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No stabilizer strap?
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Old 02-08-06, 10:23 AM
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I don't know about that bag in particular, but I need something like that.

I do IT support work, and Ride or walk 90-something% of the time.

I carry around a buttload of computer gear, and while most messenger bags are well suited for carrying a lot of stuff comfortably, the 1-pocket design leaves a lot to be desired for organizing lots of little stuff.

I've got a Trager Courier that I've been carrying for about 4 years now, and while it's perfectly well suited for work, the straps leave a lot to be desired. The shoulder strap loosens over time, and is difficult to tighten.

The waist belt is essential for riding, but it's useless as it comes from the factory. The snaps that attach it means it always falls off. I cut the snaps off, and had it sewn directly to the bag, Both Buckles used to adjust, but I mede one fixed. now I only lose the other buckle occasionally.

Needless to say, I'm ready for a new bag that will organize all my gear. stay put when I'm on my bike, and not require a lot of fussing to get it adjusted and keep it that way.

Most messenger bags make sense for messengers. They are also great any time you need to haul lots of bulky stuff. Who has a good bag for hauling and organizing techie stuff?
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Old 02-08-06, 10:28 AM
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Reminds me of a leather car seat.

It does look rugged and burly for a leather bag though and I do generally like the work that MEDIUM does - the shoes mostly.
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I've got a friend with the Timbuk2 computer bag ("Commuter," I think it's called). Seems to like it.

And then ReLoad's got their "Executive," with a "fully-padded laptop compartment" and what looks like a lot of pockets.

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Old 02-08-06, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mattface
I don't know about that bag in particular, but I need something like that.

I do IT support work, and Ride or walk 90-something% of the time.

I carry around a buttload of computer gear, and while most messenger bags are well suited for carrying a lot of stuff comfortably, the 1-pocket design leaves a lot to be desired for organizing lots of little stuff.

I've got a Trager Courier that I've been carrying for about 4 years now, and while it's perfectly well suited for work, the straps leave a lot to be desired. The shoulder strap loosens over time, and is difficult to tighten.

The waist belt is essential for riding, but it's useless as it comes from the factory. The snaps that attach it means it always falls off. I cut the snaps off, and had it sewn directly to the bag, Both Buckles used to adjust, but I mede one fixed. now I only lose the other buckle occasionally.

Needless to say, I'm ready for a new bag that will organize all my gear. stay put when I'm on my bike, and not require a lot of fussing to get it adjusted and keep it that way.

Most messenger bags make sense for messengers. They are also great any time you need to haul lots of bulky stuff. Who has a good bag for hauling and organizing techie stuff?

I've been draggin a lot of stuff around in this backpack for a while.
https://www.tumi.com/winter_sale/back...?modelid=12942

Its pretty comfortable even when its loaded w computer/camera/extra hard drive/connections....
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From page 17 of David Brooks' book, "On Paradise Drive," in the section entitled "Bike-messenger land."

"In these downtown urban neighborhoods, many people carry big strap-over-the-shoulder satchels; although they may be architectural assistants and audio engineers, they want you to think they are really bike messengers."
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Old 02-08-06, 10:48 AM
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I like the pretty pictures... and every messer I know carries a mont blanc pen in their bags... This is NYC! that's how we roll!
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Old 02-08-06, 10:52 AM
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It's a laptop bag made for "creative professionals." No one, least of all Adobe or Medium, is trying to pretend that it is anything else. It has no more to do with bicycles than 2006 Dunks have to do with basketball. This is a non-issue. Let it go.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:00 AM
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but for 250 bills you can get a custom made bag that isnt leather to satisfy what most people still wanted from this bag...
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Old 02-08-06, 11:01 AM
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cough, purse, cough

a big purse, but still, a purse.
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Insofar as "purse" means "any shoulder bag that isn't a mess bag," sure.

mcatano is on the money: it's a nice laptop bag that has taken design cues from messenger bags. Which has been going on for.......ever?

I mean, if I had the kind of money to afford a big, utility bag and a school-specific laptop bag, I'd totally spring for the Reload executive. But I don't. And I have a padded sleeve for my laptop anyway, for times when it needs to go in other, non-bike bags.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by boots
From page 17 of David Brooks' book, "On Paradise Drive," in the section entitled "Bike-messenger land."

"In these downtown urban neighborhoods, many people carry big strap-over-the-shoulder satchels; although they may be architectural assistants and audio engineers, they want you to think they are really bike messengers."
David Brooks would never ride a bike due to the enormous pole up his @ss.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:15 AM
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Haha. David Brooks is such a dweeb. His column on how French gangsta rap fueled the Paris riots is HILARIOUS. So out of touch.
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Originally Posted by giboyeux
it's a nice laptop bag that has taken design cues from messenger bags.
Which in turn took design cues from telephone workers' bags, which probably took design cues from newspaper boys' bags, and so on and so on and shoobie doobie doo...
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I guess it just looks to me more like my wife's big stylish yet practical designer whatever lawyer work bag than anything like a messenger bag. Probably that once you go to leather, it's hard to still have it look cool. So many reasons not to go that way.

+1 on the pole up David Brook's ass.
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Originally Posted by chicagoamdream
I've got a friend with the Timbuk2 computer bag ("Commuter," I think it's called). Seems to like it.
i HATE my timbuk2 commuter. it was overpriced, is poorly made, doesn't sit on my back well, isn't big enough for what i use it for, etc. live and learn, i guess. hopefully i'll get a new bag that i actually like for my birthday next month.
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Originally Posted by nightfly
+1 on the pole up David Brook's ass.
Oh, but what a sense of style!

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might look nice for the clients. wonder how tough it is.

no matter what the bag is, I never am crazy about those carry-handles.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:48 AM
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i just use the timbuk2 laptop case inside of one of their large messenger bags. works great.
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David Brooks Also Eats Cereal.
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Originally Posted by wangster
and every messer I know carries a mont blanc pen in their bags... This is NYC! that's how we roll!
Not me, I use the Fisher space pen https://www.spacepen.com/ but then I don't mess and I don't live in NYC.

You can write with them no matter what the pen orientation and they write fine on wet paper without tearing it.
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