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Hunting the internet for months for an alternative of this bag (which unfortunately isn't available for purchase anymore): http://www.alkr.com/urban-messenger.html

I searched on Amazon, Ebags, Google, Codura Corporate Website, but can't seem to find something satisfactory.


  1. Solid "Codura" fabric or comparable (no leather, black, low key design)
  2. Not a dedicated messenger bag
  3. Structured, thoughtful compartment design (not one big compartment, fits 13" laptop somehow, medium sized)
  4. No floppy bottom

Any suggestion are welcomed and please don't recommend the common choices like Timbuk2 Messenger. Violates at least points 2), 4) ;-)

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Can you clarify what you mean by "no floppy bottom"? Are you actually wanting some kind of a rigid plate in the bottom of the bag? –  jimirings Oct 16 '12 at 13:50
No, I don't mean rigid but I had a few bags which couldn't even hold a few documents without deforming the bottom. –  Christian Oct 17 '12 at 8:22
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There are so many options for this I can't list them all, here are a few good ones.

Mission Workshop has very refined and expensive bags, very full featured multi purpose bags.

Rickshaw Bagworks has several commuter bags you may want to check out.

Chrome Bags has lots of laptop bags in addition to their standard messenger bags.

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Just ordered "the monty" from Mission Workshop, seems to be a good alternative to me. Thanks for the tips. Maybe I will supplement it with something like the Freitag F17 JOE, which seems a little bit more casual without the bike. –  Christian Oct 17 '12 at 8:32
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