Students, young professionals, men, and women love the functionality and versatility of messenger bags over other backpacks thanks to an abundance of special features these bags have. Good, heavy-duty messenger bags can house anything that a briefcase and backpack hold. Notebooks, laptops, tablets, and file folders fit inside of a messenger bag perfectly. Side pockets are great for pens while the inside is best for things that can be broken and need protection. Durable canvas messenger bags are often padded, which is great for those who carry laptops or tablet devices and want to prevent breakage. Also known as a cycling bag, a messenger bag is great for city dwellers who bike to work. These same waterproof messenger bags are functional enough to slip onto your back while you pedal home. Choose the look and fabric that is just right for all your needs whether it be leather,canvas, or nylon. Select professional bags that can go anywhere by well-known designers like Rains and Sandqvist or explore sportier options from Crumpler Flock of Horror or Topo.