Shoulder on: messenger bags that pack style
The Italian job
A backpack is useful for transporting your everyday essentials from home to work, but a messenger bag can look more professional. Italian label Mandarina Duck specialises in travel items and leather goods. Its Duplex 2.0 messenger, made from 100pc calf leather, has a discreet logo and is spacious.
At the cheaper end of the spectrum is the Pure messenger bag, which has eco-friendly credentials and is made from one piece of canvas to reduce waste. Its PEVA coating and water resistance make it a highly durable carrier, and the bag features strong straps, a leather closure strap and an aluminium buckle.
The award-winning Wee Lug from Scottish company Trakke is ideal for cyclists and commuters and is made to go the distance. Designed with functionality, sturdiness and comfort in mind, it has a waxed cotton finish with a large compartment, laptop sleeve and two expanding pockets on the front.
Made in a wool blend, this despatch bag from the Jeff Banks range at Debenhams looks sharp. The shoulder strap is adjustable and it has two internal popper pockets, a laptop compartment and an internal zip pocket. A good mid-priced buy.
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