The 10 Best Canvas Messenger Bags

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Whether you are a college student or in the workforce, if you are always on the go with your laptop, tablet, or other device, along with everything else necessary for the day, then you need a durable bag in which to carry your belongings. With thousands of options available, we narrowed them down to include models with lots of pockets, adjustable straps, and other features to make life easier. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Leaper Retro

2. Mobile Edge Mecme9

3. Sweetbriar Classic

Editor's Notes

June 19, 2020:

Messenger bags come in a wide range of styles and materials. You can find these bags dedicated solely to carrying your camera, with lots of handy pockets for accessories, and you can find bags made just for large laptops. We focused on options made from canvas because canvas is durable and easy to clean while still retaining the stylish design of the bag.

The Leaper Retro has a crossbody design, and it has several pockets for your belongings, as well as a soft, inside lining to protect your device. The Gearonic Vintage Shoulder has leather straps securing the flap, reinforced corners, and it is big enough to hold your laptop, clothing, and more.

The Sheng Ts Multi-Function is a versatile selection that can be carried like a crossbody bag, a briefcase, and even like a backpack. It has a dedicated laptop compartment and several exterior pockets for smaller items. The Mobile Edge Mecme9 has a swiveling strap, so you can wear it on either side of your body for comfort, as well as elastic pen holders. It fits 16-inch laptops, too, making it a great choice for students.

4. Plambag Crossbody

5. Wowbox Satchel

6. Gearonic Vintage Shoulder

7. Berchirly Journey

8. Sheng Ts Multi-Function

9. Taoqiao Shoulder Bag

10. Topfox Outdoor


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 21, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

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