By Ben Bowers
on 6.24.10

The Monkey Bed Esplanade Bag ($135) may look like a run of the mill messenger satchel, but like they say, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Measuring 18″W x 14″H X 5.5″D, this bag has the room to carry must haves and integrates a 58″ x 68″ zip-out fleece blanket which is shown in the photo gallery below.

What you consider a must have is obviously a personal choice, but for reference the Monkey Bed Esplanade Bag does feature padded sleeves perfect for stowing two bottles of water or wine (err… Knob Creek). Its inner neoprene pocket also fits 3 quart sized take-out containers or a 17″ laptop. Other well thought out details include an easy access vertical front pocket with key fab, and an innovative double access pocket for pulling out that diaper or bottle opener in the knick of time. The integrated blanket is also far more than just piece of fabric. Instead its extra convenient features include a water-resistant bottom and corner pockets for keeping valuables like your wallet or new iPhone 4 secure amidst any shuffling. Available in five colors of Charcoal, Black, Navy, Russet Red, or Eel Green, read online below to see a video of the bag expanding and a gallery of images of it in use.

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