View Full Version : Haul Foreman Messenger Bag - any good?
Has anyone got any feedback (good or bad) on the Haul Foreman Messenger Bag (http://www.haul.com.au/_product_38997/Foreman_Messenger_Bag)?
Im after a man bag which I can use for work (both in the office and at conferences and the like), yet is still something thats fine for wearing while riding a bike. I've looked at crumpler and while their stuff looks good, I'm after something a little more corporate in style. Now Brooks have some amazing leather messenger bags, but Im not about to stump $600 for one! I love the look of the Haul unit, plus love that its made out of recycled truck inner tubes, and that it will get a nice patina with age. I just wanted to hear from someone whos actually used one about how comfortable it is. ;)
Tomas has a Brooks bag. It's porn.
problem with bag like that is where the straps are connected... means it doesnt sit flat on your back as there are perpendicular to it...
see how the straps are based of the back of the bag, not the top.
also needs a cross strap so it doesnt fall under your arm when riding as you will be constantly playing with it to ensure its not under your arm...
I gave Haul a call and found out the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) (the big historic building to the west of Circular Quay) stock Haul stuff in their gift shop. I was in the city on Sunday so decided to check out their gear. I found the Foreman Messenger bag to be a bit big and didn?t like the way it sat on my back. In the end I got their Labourer Satchel Bag:
Appearance wise the bags is great, the rubber looks classy and semi-industrial at the same time, and all the black look is great. The rubber is nice and supple and doesn?t blacken your hands, but if you handle the bag a lot your hands do smell like rubber, but I don?t mind that. I?ve just used it for walking around so far, and it works well over the shoulder (like woman carries a handbag), or on the back like a messenger style bag. Comfort is pretty good, I don?t imagine it would be good wearing it on your back in summer but in that case I can wear it on my shoulder or use the handle. In terms of using it while riding I agree I reckon it might move around a bit, and see above comment about rubber on your back in summer.
If you?re after a cool man bag that?s a bit different, is eco friendly, classy enough for the corporate world, and is semi-pushie friendly (for an occasional short ride) it?s a good bag. If you?re after a bag that?s going to see regular bike duty look elsewhere.
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