Office-Friendly Messenger Bags

For the bike couriers and hardcore pedal-bound commuters of the world, the oversized, body-encircling messenger bag is a badge of distinction. Those of us who don't live like a character in Premium Rush, however, require something a little more toned down and/or laptop oriented for everyday shoulder-carrying purposes. Like one of these office-appropriate messenger bags…

Herschel Supply Co. Mill Outfitted with a padded laptop compartment, leather details and an easy-adjust strap, the Mill is a sturdy and casual everyday-use bag. $70,

Archival Clothing Field Bag Want to feel like you’ve just stepped off a train circa 1933? The Field Bag draws its look from a traditional English fishing bag, and features a large inner compartment that’ll fit everything you need for a day at the office or the lake. $240,

ASOS Messenger Bag Like most of what ASOS makes, the Messenger Bag offers the bare essentials. In this case, that consists of a shoulder strap and a large space to put things in. If you need anything else, you’re thinking too much. $34,

J. Crew Abingdon Messenger Bag The Abingdon is built to resemble an old hunting bag, hence its rough look, heavy waxed canvas exterior and leather details. $98,

Wm. J. Mills Canvas Briefcase Wm. J. Mills has been in business for 120 years, and at this point they've figured out how to make a damn fine product. The Canvas Briefcase is no exception. Constructed from heavy duck canvas (the same material Mills has been making sails with for over a century), it offers enough space to fit all your daily necessities. Its also highly customizable, with a variety of colors and trims available. $150,

Eagle Creek Heritage Commuter Bag Need a bag to put stuff in? The Heritage Commuter is about as straightforward as a messenger bag gets. $95,

Timbuk2 D-Lux Bondage Messenger Bag An updated version of Timbuk2’s classic messenger bag, the D-Lux is designed to accommodate a laptop, media cords and any other tech you might feel like bringing along, making it an office-friendly heir to its iconic cousin. Fixed gear bike sold separately. $129,