Wild guess here, but you probably don’t spend a lot of time softly stroking your messenger bag. That just might change if you pick up booq’s Mamba Courier ($110), with its rough and rugged natural fiber material.
Constructed from environmentally friendly fabric, the Mamba is a unique departure from the canvas and nylon bags we’re used to. More importantly, it’s fully equipped for everyday use, with a comfortably padded body, 13- or 15-inch laptop compartment and even a dedicated iPad pocket. Metal straps and a red interior add to the style factor, and the Mamba’s simple design lends it a classic look and feel.