Lightweight Lifts: The 4 Best Canvas Messenger Bags for Men

Best Messenger Bags Men’s Canvas
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* The best canvas messenger bags for men
* Rugged look, durable construction and affordable prices
* Great for commuting, traveling or school

Military style has been having a moment recently with cargo pants, combat boots, camo and other service-ready colors. But there’s another military-inspired classic that we think everyone should consider: canvas messenger bags.

We’re big fans of canvas messenger bags because they’re stylish and durable but still highly affordable (especially compared to leather bags). The fabric provides a look that’s very stylistically versatile, so you can rock a canvas messenger bag during a city commute or at a rural music festival and look great.

The only problem with buying a canvas messenger bag is all the options. There are hundreds of bags at low prices, but not all of them are well-built and worth buying. To help narrow down your search, we rounded up four of the best, most highly-rated canvas messenger bags that you can buy on Amazon right now. Check them out below.

1. Sweetbriar Classic Messenger Bag

Finding a decent everyday bag for under $50 is a good deal. Finding one for under $25 is pretty great. This rugged canvas messenger bag from Sweetbriar clocks in at just $23, but boasts a quality construction that has garnered it great reviews from over 1,000 users.

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2. Leaper Messenger Sling Bag

If you’re planning on using your bag for serious activities like running, or you prefer a bag with a more secure fit, we suggest this sling messenger bag. It showcases a retro canvas look with leather accents and a sturdy, comfortable sling fit. It’s also very reasonably priced at $32, and comes in a variety of rugged colors.

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3. Sweetbriar Laptop Messenger Bag

This canvas messenger bag (also from Sweetbriar) features a slightly larger size and a convenient padded laptop compartment. We’re also big fans of the throwback style that utilizes a few subtle leather accents and buckles to nail the look.

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4. Berchirly Canvas Messenger Bag

Berchirly’s canvas messenger bag has the largest size and the highest quality build on our list. It’s ideal if you travel with a lot of books or a large laptop, with users lauding the space, organization and quality of the bag.

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