Backpack or messenger bag

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Hey guys... I am beginning an internship in DC next week. I am wondering whether I should bring a backpack ( the one i used for school) or go get a messenger bag? Any thoughts or opinions would be helpful.

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May 27, 2012

Will you get a laptop from your firm that comes in a laptop case / messenger bag? I remember getting such myself when I interned. However, there was barely any space in it once the laptop was in. Ended up using a messenger back, because wearing a suit and a backpack looked really odd to me.

May 27, 2012

I wont be wearing a suit...I'll be business casual. Also I wont be getting anything from the firm.

May 27, 2012

i'd go with messenger bag because it looks more professional. a backpack despite its great utility and roominess conveys a sense of youthfulness

May 27, 2012

Are there any options other than a backpack or messenger bag?

May 27, 2012

Not sure of any other options.. Don't have a big budget so a briefcase may be too much. What are some good stores to find cheap but good and usable messenger bags?

May 27, 2012

Obviously a briefcase or portfolio are your other options. Why do you want a bag though? What exactly do you plan on carrying to and from the office every day? The only logical answer is gym stuff, and that probably belongs in a gym bag.

May 27, 2012

Are you bringing a laptop back and forth to work or going to the gym straight after work?
Otherwise, either of them seem like overkill.

As an intern, I at least rarely had the need to carry anything to or from the office. Occasionally, I would bring the folder I used for interviews or a notebook, but that's about it.

Unless you're stealing office supplies or food from the pantry, I just don't see the need for the bag.

May 30, 2012

nobody cares what bag you use.

May 31, 2012
chrisgayle885:

According to me, I totally depend on how you commute. If you commute by bike messenger bags makes riding extremely difficult since all the weight will come on side of the shoulder while backpacks are easy and comfortable to carry since they are more stable. I am a bike commuter and had a bad experience after using messenger in the past, currently I am using Eagle[/embed] Creek travel backpack which is very well designed to keep your back strain free.

You do realize messenger bags were designed for bike/horse couriers? That being said I'd rather take a backpack on a bike but for the purpose of this thread, if I was going to work I'd never take a backpack.

May 31, 2012

man purse

Jun 5, 2012
Nabooru:

man purse

It's a fuckin satchel

Jun 6, 2012
Relentless101:
Nabooru:

man purse

It's a fuckin satchel

Hey there are skittles in there!

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Jun 5, 2012
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