Messenger Bag

I’ve been scowering the back pages of the internet for the best messenger bag out there, and I have found a tonne of awesome ones that I want! I know, its turning crazy my wants. I will not delay, the suspense is also killing me!

Up first is the Diesel Thunders. It weighs in at $72USD on sale from Its a nice bag, beautiful colors, but I think there are others (which I’ll show you) that are just as nice and a lot cheaper.

The next bag is the Crumpler – Barney Rustle, which was recommended by my friend @nzjayzee.  Its a very nice looking bag, again with beautiful colors, but to be honest I’m looking for one that is more suited for going to school in a shirt and wool jacket, as well as to the art gallery or to work in a suit. It goes for $105CAD.

Next we have the Ultra Force Classic Paratrooper Messenger Bag – Red Star found on for $19.70. How can you go wrong? I’m a little skeptical about the big star on it, but I’m pretty sure there were some that didn’t have it on there.

The BedStu Sobel Messenger Bag is another great looking bag, with a lot more leather, and a really great look to it. I’m thinking, however, that its a bit to formal, pointy shoes and cuff links formal, for what I’m looking for. It rolls in at $81.00 on

I really like this Everest Large Cotton Canvas Messenger Bag I found, for it offers both casual, and formal in the same breath. The colors are subtle, and the usability looks great. I really like the pockets on the end for a water bottle. It costs $26.99 on

My favorite I think is the All the Kings Men Maxi Blue – 17. It goes for $230 on their website, and it looks elegant, devine and all things put together, it’s got a belt buckle for pete sakes! Unfortunately I think the price puts it out of my range. But… just look.

I like the STM Scout Medium – Notebook carrying case for it also looks great and appears to have a load of cool in it. It goes for $49.95 on Amazon.

The NATO Canvas Medic offers a great alternative to the usual look, as well as it injects that vintage feel. I like it for that reason, but I feel it would be unpractical most of the time. It goes for $11.65 on Amazon.

Original RAPID Heavyweight Classic Messenger Bag is a very elegant choice, it looks great, love the colors, as well as it has that new but classic look to it. I feel that it could be used with any outfit, brown or black, and suit most occasions. It goes for $18.99 on Amazon.

The Chrome Citizen Olive- Black looks like a very inviting bag, and the way that it can stretch to any size is amazing. Off their website, it goes for $140, which makes it a tad bit expensive though.

Ossington Greene Messenger Bag is one of  my favorite choices, it just looks defined and classy to me. It goes for $62.99 on Amazon. The colors are great!

Classic has their Messenger which really looks great as well. So hard to choose! Again wonderful colors, and a great look. It goes for $28.76 on Amazon. It’s a slightly darker shade then the rest of them, but still very relevant.

I like the Ducti Hell Storm Messenger Bag that looks like it was named by somebody who wanted to make this simple and elegant piece have some rAwR factor to it, but its not fooling me. It goes for $43.16 on Amazon.

I also really like the look of the Khaki Strap Messenger Bag. It actually looks brilliantly simple, with a touch of that ol’ sailor boy getting off the yacht look. It goes for $29.99 on Amazon.

A few more that I will quickly highlight, but have, I feel, to much splash to them with grafix, are:

Skull Messenger Bag. Amazon price is $29.99.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Foxhound Messenger bag goes for $29.95 on Amazon.

The Kakhi BIO HAZARD Bag, goes for $18.95 on Amazon

So please, I ask you dear reader: which bag should I get? So confused, to many!

Ducati Sport Classic 1000 SE

So, to go along with my candy apple Audi S5 I’ve previously picked out I’ve decided my next best thing to have would be a Ducati Sport Classic 1000 SE.  It comes in a few different styles, but my favorite is the Special Edition seen above with the gold highlights.

They made these bikes on a pretty short run from about 2006 to 2009, but boy are they a beautiful thing; its a damn shame they don’t make them anymore.

The engine is a L-Twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder Desmodromic with air cooled technology with Morelli electronic fuel injection, displacing a total of 992cc’s. This works out to around 92hp @ 8000 RPM. The torque on this sucker is 67.3lb-ft @ 6000RPM. Thats punch.

Its a 6-speeder and weighs ~ 394lb/179kg in the shop. The wheel base comes in at 1402mm, with 120mm of front wheel travel, 130mm in the back. The seat height on the stock ones comes in at 825mm.

The instruments on this thing are decent, hosting a speedometer, rev counter, high beam indicator, turn signals, oil pressure warning light, low fuel warning light, LCD clock, immobilizer.

To me, this is a thing of beauty. Its got the classic look to it with the traditional type headlight and taillights, and the open heart to see whats making the lovely sounds. I love these bikes that strip things down an leave it out in the open, but no doubt it would quickly get very dirty, thus requiring a lot of detailing, a lot of the time!

What do you think of it?