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baggallini Messenger Sling Backpack

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Product Features

  • Functional and stylish bagg features a variety of pockets with zippered compartments.
  • Concealed pocket for PDA, keys, pens/lipstick, business cards, checkbook, coins and more.
  • Comfortable one strap bagg keeps cell phone or money at your fingertips in the hidden pocket on the front strap.
  • Made of lightweight water resistant fabric.

Detailed Product Description

Keep your everyday essentials comfortably together in the baggallini Messenger Sling.Bagg - Crinkle Nylon. This lightweight, water-resistant bag has a zippered main compartment ideal for stowing books, binders, and folders; your laptop computer; a change of clothing; or your wallet, checkbook, cosmetics case, medications, and anything else you can't leave home without. A separate organizer compartment contains a variety of zippered and open pockets for keeping valuables safe and secure and for keeping your PDA and other small necessities neat and handy. A hidden pocket on its strap provides quick access to your cell phone or cash, and the baggallini Messenger Sling.Bagg - Crinkle Nylon has an adjustable, padded strap for your carrying comfort.

Product Specifications

9" x 12" x 4"
1 lb
Crinkle Nylon
1 year against manufacturer's defects
Linear Inches:i
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Based on 1,214 reviews

89% recommended
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  • Posted: 7/3/2014
  • Reviewer: Jennifer from Concord, CA
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8 person(s) out of 9 found this review helpful.
"I got this bag as a gift and loved it so much I bought 2 as gifts. Very comfortable and sporty. Great for travel, walking and just running around."
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  • Posted: 11/3/2012
  • Reviewer: Deborah from Albany, NY
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91 person(s) out of 91 found this review helpful.
"A perfect travel bag, that can hold your rain jacket, camera,souvenir purchases and items you'd normally have in a purse, and it can be slung over one shoulder, or for more tricky spots, hung across your front for safety. It replaces my purse when traveling around. Also has a place for a water bottle and umbrella, and an easy access back, zippered pocket for your passport. Very lightweight, sturdy, rain-resistant. Unfortunately, my dog ate through it recently to get a packet of M & M's, so I had to purchase a new one. Nice colors, too. Best travel bag I've found, and I'm a bag-aholic."
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  • Posted: 5/12/2010
  • Reviewer: Holly from Milwaukee, WI
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26 person(s) out of 27 found this review helpful.
"This bag is perfect for carrying all the necessities for daily errands, bike rides, or travel and sightseeing. The across the body strap allows for hands free and secure use. I liked it so well, I also ordered a second color. The size is great for travel - holding maps, small binoculars when needed, camera, bottled water in mesh outside pocket (if not too large) or a small folding umbrella, and various other items. The zippered and inconspicuous pocket at the back is a great place to stash plane tickets and passport. The cell phone sleeve in the strap is handy to reach and to hear the ring in noisy areas. It is very lightweight and is not so large that it weighs too much when packed full. However, it is too small for my 13.3 in. screen laptop. Netbooks would be fine but the bag is not padded to protect electronics."
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  • Posted: 1/6/2013
  • Reviewer: Theresa from Phoenix, AZ
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62 person(s) out of 67 found this review helpful.
"This bag was just what I was looking for when taking our last vacation. I love that it is smaller than a "normal" backpack but is easy on the back and very comfortable to carry around all day with the strap across your body. I carried it around the magic kingdom all day - it has plenty of room for the essentials for the typical family. I LOVE the hidden pocket in front, great for your phone or bus passes/tickets, or even money - it is very well made and secure. The side pocket held my camera, and it's easy to twist the bag around and get to what you need when you need it. I only have ONE issue with this bag, otherwise it would be perfect. The point where the strap meets your neck needs some sort of cover, as it will rub you there. A minor annoyance, but I will probably make my own cover so it's more comfortable next time we take a trip."
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  • Posted: 7/13/2010
  • Reviewer: Jana from Fayetteville AR
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58 person(s) out of 63 found this review helpful.
"My complaint is with design and quality of the Messenger bag. I first wrote in February 2010 to Baggallini and got NO REPLY. I wrote again last week. In February, my complaint was the cheap quality of the mesh for the water bottle holder--it tore the second time I used it for a water bottle. The same low-weight, poor quality mesh serves as a divider in the front compartment, so I try not to put my car keys there for fear of ripping it. Then I took it on a month-long trek and saw some serious flaws in the design. The hidden pocket is misplaced. If one wears the bag to ones front, the pocket lays across ones mid-back, accessible only by pickpockets. If one wears the bag to ones back, the pocket bends across the top of the shoulder. Worn to the front, the straps heavy metal buckle is exactly on top of the shoulder. You have a choice of wearing it close in and having the buckle riding the muscle near your neck or wearing the strap further from your neck. Then the buckle rides on the bones of your shoulder. Wearing this bag for 12+ hours a day is next to unbearable. Within a few days of my month-long trip, I bought something to pad the strap. It didn't help and by the end of the trip, my shoulder would start hurting as soon as I put the bag on. I carried only two heavy items--camera and 16 ounce water bottle. Carrying a guide book was out of the question with each new city, I tore out pages to carry. The ties in the zipper pulls quickly came untied will not stay re-tied one has been lost as a result. I wonder why the factory doesn't melt the ends with heat?? I am very, very unsatisfied with this bag."
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  • Posted: 10/26/2010
  • Reviewer: Marianne from Stansbury Park, UT
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17 person(s) out of 18 found this review helpful.
"The quality is excellent and the organization great! I used it all summer and love the crossover strap. When it is dirty I just throw it in the wash and it looks like new."
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  • Posted: 12/3/2007
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Arizona
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15 person(s) out of 16 found this review helpful.
"Bag hangs really well off my shoulder, across the body, instead of pulling down where handbags stuffed for travel usually do. Looking forward to taking it on next trip. Not sure the cell phone pocket works on the strap for me, maybe it will for IPod, so only wish is that the cell phone arrangement was different, otherwise, fabulous bag, roomy, lightweight, looks good, comfortable...."
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  • Posted: 10/26/2005
  • Reviewer: Charlie from Pittsburgh, PA
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37 person(s) out of 41 found this review helpful.
"This bag is a *gem*. I carry it every day, and am constantly impressed with its convenience and capacity: I can fit three or four trade-size paperback books in the big compartment (or one or two hardbacks) and a steno notebook; the front pocket carries incidentals like mints, lip balm, and my inhaler. Behind that pocket is an organization panel that fits pens, a small stapler, a pocket knife, post-it flags, wallet and checkbook, etc. The side pockets hold my sunglasses (in the flapped velcro pocket) and a bottle of water or pop (in the mesh pocket). There's also a flat pocket in the back (against the wearer's back) into which I put a fold-up tote bag for the days when I have unexpected bundles to carry; it could easily accommodate a flatter wallet, some cash, or passport to thwart pickpockets. The phone pocket in the strap (not *on* it, *in* it) is extremely convenient, and has saved me some missed calls because the phone is much easier to get to than in other bags. Overall, an excellent design, and I love the color--I got it in purple, which is a nice darker purple, not a loud shade. My daughter liked mine so much she got one in black."
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  • Posted: 9/30/2012
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Las Vegas, NV
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7 person(s) out of 7 found this review helpful.
"Just bought my third Bagalini since 2008...this being 2012. It definitely does the job. I carry a lot of stuff and the cross breast styling makes the load less unbearable. I really need to lighten up but it seems to be impossible. I use it daily and especially useful when traveling. It went to China with me in 2008! It has also been on three cruises and is looking for a fourth one next year! Obviously I love it....when it is too heavy, my hubby has carried it and no one looks "funny" at him!!!!"
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  • Posted: 3/5/2013
  • Reviewer: Lydia from Newport News, VA
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6 person(s) out of 6 found this review helpful.
"I wasn't too sure about this purse...but I finally did load it up and carried it to work...and that was it. I love how it hangs neatly across my torso and frees up my hands to carry a coffee cup and still open a more sliding off my shoulder:) The color is nice and the contrasting blue interior is lovely; mushroom and caspian blue are my favorite combo of colors for baggalini. It has a mesh holder for water bottles or bananas (yes!)on one side; that's handy. On the other side is another pocket with a velcro-secured flap; that holds my vitamin/med box. And a couple pens/pencil hooked on the corners. I wish there were pen loops inside. The loop that is inside doesn't work too well for a pen or larger lip balm. The larger compartment holds my wallet, cosmetic (medicine) bag and daily planner along with sunglasses and container of gum...and there's still more room to cram more stuff in!!! The smaller compartment has slots that I finally put cards in, my keys are there...I am not impressed with that "phone pocket"...I put my phone in the pocket on the strap and it's working great. I've considered stitching the phone slip pocket in the smaller compartment into pockets for pens. I love baggalini for it's functional and well-thought designs and they're waterproof, too! I would recommend this to anyone:)"
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  • Posted: 2/16/2008
  • Reviewer: Helene from Lexington, MA
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30 person(s) out of 35 found this review helpful.
"This is the second Baggallini item I've purchased, and I love them both. This sling bag is a perfect size and has just the right amount of pockets to keep me organized. I particularly like the three outside pockets and the small zip compartment on the strap for easy access to either a cell phone or cash. The brown color I chose is neutral and a little bit more updated than black. In my experience, these bags are extremely well-made and durable. They are also lightweight. This bag is very comfortable to wear. I used to carry a backpack purse, but it's much easier to put on a sling pack and you have the option of just hanging it off your shoulder. This bag is particularly comfortable to wear. If you carry a water bottle around like I do, you will also appreciate the mesh bottle holder on the side of the bag."
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