Before you sling just any old thing over your shoulder, you’d do wise to figure out what you’re really looking for out of your messenger bag.
Are you using it for commuting, or for leisure riding? Do you take a lot of meetings with important people to do important #business? What’s the proper ratio of tattoos to reinforced/padded straps?
I posed these questions — and more! — to Crosby’s cycling-inclined editors, and we honed in on nine essential messenger bags that’ll hold you down no matter where you roll this summer.