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Jul 04, 2012 18:35 |  #1

I'm looking for a messenger bag to commute to work (via metro). I don't need it very big, just big enough for a laptop and a t3i with the 40mm 2.8 attached.

Looking for leather preferably, or a very nice material as I'm commuting to a corporate office.

Any suggestions would be great! I know there are tons of bags that will fit this, but I haven't really come across anything that look professional or are leather.




  
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Jul 04, 2012 19:29 |  #2

yeah your options are really limited if you have to have leather. with that said, here are a few things that you can consider:

1) buy a photo insert and use any bag you want.

2) how about this one:

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=B2peMuRAKjw (external link)




  
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Jul 04, 2012 22:30 |  #3

You don't want to consider a bag like the Think Tank Urban Disguise 50?


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Jul 05, 2012 02:22 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #4

the tenba medium messenger would work well for you.


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Jul 05, 2012 06:58 |  #5

blonde wrote in post #14671379 (external link)
yeah your options are really limited if you have to have leather. with that said, here are a few things that you can consider:

1) buy a photo insert and use any bag you want.

2) how about this one:

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=B2peMuRAKjw (external link)

i thought about buying a photo insert, but I dont really even need that. The t3i/40mm combo is very small, so I have no problem just sticking it into the bottom of the bag.

Thanks for the help! I'm not a fan of the other bag you suggested though since it's not leather or very professional looking. Great find though.

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You don't want to consider a bag like the Think Tank Urban Disguise 50?

i thought about it, but it looks to bulky for my tastes. i really only need the bag to hold a laptop, a notebook and a few papers, and a t3i/40mm combo.

c2thew wrote in post #14672466 (external link)
the tenba medium messenger would work well for you.

agreed. that's my fall back i've decided. i really want to try and find something leather though.




  
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Jul 05, 2012 09:31 as a reply to  @ da9k1ne's post |  #6

What size laptop are we talking about?

I ask because the Think Tank UD35 is nice, neat and small. The ballistic nylon material looks smart too even if it isn't made of leather. I had a Tenba small messenger bag which housed a 15.4 inch MacBook Pro along with a 5D2 and two lenses. While I found that this was a useful bag with lots of space, it was still big. The UD35 will carry a 13.3 inch laptop and your combination of T3i/lens and papers.


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Jul 05, 2012 10:24 |  #7

15-16 inch laptop...the usual size

i think what i'll have to end up doing it just getting a dedicated laptop messenger bag in leather and making sure i can just throw the camera inside it. shouldnt be a problem if the bag has a dedicated laptop sleeve which will protect the computer/camera from bumping and rubbing against eachother.

seems like they arent really an options that exist for my needs!




  
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Jul 05, 2012 12:25 |  #8

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Jul 05, 2012 20:12 |  #9

The bag size will be defined by the 15" laptop size more so than the camera. ;)

You might like the ONA "Union Street":

http://www.onabags.com …engers-and-backpacks.html (external link)

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Jul 05, 2012 21:25 |  #10

the problem with these messenger do it all bags is that it's just too heavy when filled up, and a burden on my shoulders. I have a simple backpack with padded bottom.

I have a swiss gear wenger backpack similar to this:
http://www.amazon.com …eywords=swiss+g​ear+wenger (external link)

I dont feel that inserts are necessary, but I just bought this for an upcoming vacation: http://www.ebay.com …m1497.l2649#ht_​8522wt_825 (external link)

good thing about the backpack is that is ridiculously comfortable compared to my laptop bag.


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