Topo Designs Mini Mountain Bag
As its name suggests, the Mini Mountain Bag is meant to be taken outdoors. It has an 1000D Cordura exterior, leather lash tabs and a large adjustable shoulder strap clasp. The bag is available in a five different colors.
The Monty by Mission Workshop
This rugged messenger bag weighs 2.75 pounds and can hold 21 liters. It has a rolltop compartment, a cross-chest stabilizer that’s ideal for city couriers and enough space to hold two laptops.
Kriega Urban Messenger Drypack
Kriega’s messenger bag is meant for motorcycle riders — but it’s not exclusive to them. Its main compartment is constructed with 1000D Cordura and is completely waterproof. Also, the bag is scratch resistant and comes with a 10-year guarantee.
DSPTCH Tech Messenger
Unlike traditional messenger bags, this one can freely stand by itself on a flat surface. It’s tight-fitting and is carried more like a backpack. Inside, there are separate compartments for a laptop and a tablet.
Chrome Industries Motor Citizen
Chrome Industries has been making top-grade commuter bags for almost 20 years. Their messenger bag is made with ballistic nylon and has Chrome’s signature seatbelt buckle on its strap.
Mystery Ranch Outsider
Mystery Ranch, a Montana-based company, has become well known for making beautiful, functional and durable bags. Their Outsider comes in four colors and has a padded laptop sleeve, and its compression straps help it keep a slim profile — even when overstuffed.
Tumi Alpha Bravo Monterey Sling
Although they’re well known for making travel luggage, Tumi also makes beautiful commuter bags. Their Monterey Sling is small, weighing less than two pounds, and is made of ballistic nylon. It also has several easy-access compartments for your cell phone and laptop.