This is version 2 of my messenger bag.
A couple of things:
This took me forever, and I was using the old machine for the majority of it. For this reason the construction is TERRIBLE. I have since improved my construction on projects, so things will look better soon.
But the goal of this is not to show you guys how awesome I am and how perfect my construction is. I’m learning, so I’m sorry to say you’re gonna see how the sausage is made. Crap construction is a part of that.
Cordura, vinyl-coated polyester, seatbelt and 1” webbing.
The front has two flip-down panels containing reflective material for transition between stealth and non-stealth mode. There are also vinyl pockets for dropping lights in.
These are way too big and I’ve already got a redesign for rev. 3 in the works.
One side of the bag has an adjustable ulock holster - size it once, forget about it. Also rips open for quick deploy.
The other side of the bag has a quick access pocket - this pocket rides super high on your shoulder - so if you tighten and adjust the bag, you can reach in without removing the bag. I use it for my glasses case, when I switch between sunglasses and regular glasses. This is my greatest achievement - being able to switch between these without having to rummage in my bag. My life is complete.
Under the flap there’s a knickknack pocket. Inside, a divider for laptop section, a pocket with a removable piece of foam for a pad, and a poor-man’s velcro wall for attaching stuff. Next time I will ABSOLUTELY just buy this.
I didn’t have my hot knife and I for some reason I didn’t seal off the ends of my strap, so this is a bag with an expiration date. I love my hot knife, it makes things so much easier.
Annnnd there are a few other goodies in the design I’m not ready to talk about just yet. Soon, though - soon!