Restlessness has set in. My bag is no longer functioning to my standards. I am once again on the quest.
My criteria for the perfect bag:
- room for a couple books and my cigar box of art supplies
- hands free carrying
- pockets for stashing odds and ends
- cell phone pocket
- easy access into the bag for my wallet, etc.
- no spillage
- easy access for my keys
Currently I’m using this messenger bag which has worked great and was the right price, but lately all my stuff falls out when I set it down. That’s no good.
Prior to that I used this style back pack. Mine is a softer orange with olive trim . My only complaint is that every time I needed to reach my wallet, I had to swing the backpack off my back. With a heavy coat on in the winter, a backpack can become cumbersome.
Isn’t this just fun? The Artist Canvas Messenger Bag from Timbuk2 ready for paint. It is only available in size Medium, and I’d really love a small. The price is quite a jump from my cheap messenger bag, but my husband has had one of these bags for almost a decade and it is still in great shape. Would I really want the same bag for a decade?
Ooo, I just found a gooder made of repurposed rice paper, recycled aluminum and rubber made by Keen. Just had to add it to the mix.
I’m up for suggestions.