Are Compartments In A Leather Messenger Bag Important To You?
While some men love to have a compartment for every single little piece of gear – whether its for pens, phones, cables, etc. others men may like more of one sized fits all approach.
Therefore in the leather bags we outlined, there are some that offer several external compartments where you can store your essentials (i.e. phone, wallet, and keys) along with bags like the Visconti Vintage (our personal favorite) that will not only last a lifetime, but also isn’t cluttered on the exterior by compartments.
On the other hand, if compartments are important to you, then you simply can’t beat the Handmadecart Leather Messenger Bag. It has 3 external compartments for easy access.
However, depending on your needs, its important to take a look at all the different types of men’s bags in order to determine if a leather messenger is right for you.
Buckle Design Can Save You Both Time and Frustration
While a design of a buckle may be glanced over at first, since this is a bag that you will be using perhaps multiple times a day, you shouldn’t have to fumble over the straps when you just simply need to gain access to your gear.
Therefore its important to realize the difference in the bags and how they keep shut throughout the day.
All the leather messenger bags have the following buckle designs (ranked from most secure to least secure):
Simply put, a buckle is the toughest to handle repeatedly. Much like adjusting your belt the buckle design will be used in the same manner. Just remember a bag with two buckles means you will have to do it four times every time you open it up (two to open and two to close).
The clasp design is incredibly easy and just requires you to press down on the nub to open the bag.
Lastly magnetic is the easiest by just gently tugging on the flap to open the main compartment.
While everyones scenario is different, its always important to call out these key differences in bag design so you don’t become frustrated with the bag after only a day or two of use.