Sup /Fa/gs. I'm a dirty nigger that needs a messenger bag because reasons. Show me what you got and I won't step on your coke. I promise. Pic very related.
1) Holy fucking shit, this is a slow board, you don't have to bump that much.
2) Go ask some fucking messengers? If you come bearing coke nobody's going to mind.
3) The number of people who are going to have taste in messenger bags at all and register which ones are "nice" is limited to messengers, techwear fags, and carry dweebs.
4) Like what, are you a dealer looking for something to carry your shit in? If you are you've already blown yourself as far as any LEO are concerned, so just come out with it.
if you're not carrying anything more than a 13" laptop and some books/lunch etc then the Cote&Ciel Riss is really nice
Got one for myself the other day, and it's very well made.
You haven't been on /fa/ before? Messenger bags fuck up your back because the weight isn't evenly distributed
Mission workshop makes comfy bags but even those ones will fuck up your back with heavy use
Just get a backpack
>what the hell is techwear?
I'll post some recommendations shortly.
So *I'd* be hella impressed if my dealer showed up toting a 3A-5TSR, but most people are going to see the PALS webbing and not know it's ~~'cuz fashion~~.
These are good points, and I understand. It's just a personal preference to me. A backpack makes me thing of a time in my life when I was innocent and now i'm doing what I am. A messenger to me doesn't have those associations in my mind.
>You haven't been on /fa/ before?
>Messenger bags fuck up your back because the weight isn't evenly distributed
They can, yeah, which is why you see most messengers running with backpacks these days. But I think a good one might still be suited for OP's purposes. Easier to ditch, for starters. Also less "serious" and so it'll give him a lower profile and maybe seem less "what else is in the bag" to customers. Finally, he's probably not going to be on a bike, he's going to be on subway + foot or in a car and he won't have it on his back too much.
They work fine if you use them as courier bags. If you try WALKING with one though, you'll seriously tire out your shoulders and back. You pretty much need to be crouched down over handlebars or else the thing pulls your body back too much. Just look at the angle the straps connect to the bag(different from traditional messenger/briefcase bags)
They look cool, sure... but they're really impracticable unless you bike.
I own a few timbuk2's and a MEC one(The MEC is actually really well made. The Timbuk2's are junk. They're the standard 'classic' design, not the custom american-made ones) and i tried using each one while going for a light 5k. All were horrible, even when i used the stabilizing strap.