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The Maker's Bag in Taiga (olive green with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Night Walk The Maker's Bag in Night Walk with a Moab Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon. The Maker's Bag in Original Halcyon with an Acai Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Original Halcyon with an Island Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black 630 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Black Ballistic with a Cerise Halcyon lining. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black Ballistic with a Wisteria Halcyon lining. The Maker's Bag in Black Ballistic with a Zest Halcyon lining. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Black Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Black 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 630 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (grey) Ballistic with Marigold (yellow) Cerylon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey) Ballistic with a Acai (dark purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with a Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey) Ballistic with a Moab (brick red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with an Northwest Sky (grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with an Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )525 Ballistic with a Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Nebulous Grey (Medium grey )Ballistic with a Sakura (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 630 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (grey-brown) Ballistic with Seafoam (faded green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) 525 Ballistic with a Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) Ballistic with a Wisteria (pale purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Ursa (brown-grey) Ballistic with a Zest (orange with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Wilderness (forest green) 630 Ballistic. Maker's Bag in Wilderness Ballistic in Northwest Sky 200 Halcyon. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Coyote (brown) 525 Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. The Maker's Bag in Mars Red (brick red) Ballistic. The Maker's Bag in Mars Red (brick red) Ballistic with a Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior. Text: new color / photo coming soon; Image: An illustration of a pair of shears on a length of fabric
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Color: Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Sakura 200 Halcyon

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A messenger bag designed for the makers, the creators.

13 liters / 750 cu. in.


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TLDR

A messenger bag with lots of built-in organization, designed with makers, artists, and creators in mind. Just like the Café Bags, the Maker's Bag is stylized with a distinctive asymmetrical flap.

  • Main compartment with 5 elastic-banded open-top pockets, 4 O-rings, and 1 interior zippered back pocket
  • Front zippered pocket under the front flap with 4 open-top organizational pockets in the interior, plus 1 O-ring
  • Quick-access exterior slip pocket on the back side of the bag

Want to add even more organization? Consider checking out the Maker's Bag Freudian Slip.

Full Description

The general contours of the Maker's Bag (with the exception of its exaggerated thickness) follow those of the Café Bags. To us, the Maker's Bag was a logical extension of the Café Bags, but with a volume and wider base closer to that of the Swift. Its wide bottom and piping help it to stand up on its own: that way, you can access your stuff without holding it open. That thickness also means that it's big enough that with the flap up, you can see easily into the main compartment.

Main Compartment

Under the asymmetrical flap is an open-top main compartment. The front interior wall and interior ends of the main compartment have five sewn-on organizational pockets. The three pockets on the front interior wall are made with elastic-banded open-top halcyon or Cerylon fabric. A Clear 3D Organizer Cube can fit in the center pocket of three, and a pen/pencil case can fit in either the left or right pocket. The remaining two pockets, one on each interior end, are made with a stretchy mesh fabric. These two pockets are ideal for stowing a travel mug or water bottle. The remainder of the main compartment can store the Travel Tray, a laptop (up to 13") in a Cache, a Maker's Bag Freudian Slip, a jacket, lunch, or supplies of any kind. 

The main compartment has four O-rings, two on the front and one on each end. The O-ring on the left side of the main compartment of the Maker's Bag has an included 8" Key Strap. The O-rings are here for you when you want to tether on additional organizer pouches, Cubelets, or 3D Cubes.

On the back interior wall of the main compartment is a zippered pocket that spans the width of the Maker's Bag. This pocket is an ideal place for a small laptop (up to 11") or tablet, magazine, or folded jacket or sweater.

Zippered Pocket Under Front Flap

On the exterior front side of the main compartment is a zippered pocket that spans the width of the Maker's Bag. The pocket unzips from left to right. One O-ring is thoughtfully placed to allow immediate access to a Key Strap, Organizer Pouch, and/or wallet without even fully unzipping the compartment. 

Inside the zippered pocket are four open-top organizational pockets of equal size, perfect for storing your phone, small notebook, and glasses/sunglasses case. The remainder of the pocket has room for an e-reader, book, snacks, gloves, and other larger items. 

Slanted Slip Pocket in the Back

On the back exterior side, right behind the grab handle is a slanted slip pocket that covers the entire width of the bag. This pocket is designed to store quick-access items.

What's Included

Standard Shoulder Strap

1.5" / 38 mm nylon webbing strap, includes .25" / 6mm texturized rubber pad and heavy-duty plastic snaphooks.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

A Set of Black Zipper Pulls

A set of pulls to extend, quiet, or replace your metal pulls.

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the sides of the Side Hustle if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pac

What's Optional

Freudian Slip

The Maker's Bag Freudian Slip adds five additional pockets of organization — three zippered pockets on one side and two large open top pockets on the other. Believe it or not, the Maker's Bag can fit two Freudian Slips!

Cache

The Maker's Bag can generally fit up to a 13" laptop (we encourage you to double check your laptops' dimensions before purchasing). We have various sizes of our Cache for 13" laptops.

Under the asymmetrical flap is an open-top main compartment. The front interior wall and interior ends of the main compartment have five sewn-on organizational pockets. The three pockets on the front interior wall are made with elastic-banded open-top halcyon or Cerylon fabric. A Clear 3D Organizer Cube can fit in the center pocket of three, and a pen/pencil case can fit in either the left or right pocket. The remaining two pockets, one on each interior end, are made with a stretchy mesh fabric. These two pockets are ideal for stowing a travel mug or water bottle. The remainder of the main compartment can store the Travel Tray, a laptop (up to 13") in a Cache, a Maker's Bag Freudian Slip, a jacket, lunch, or supplies of any kind. 

The main compartment has four O-rings, two on the front and one on each end. The O-ring on the left side of the main compartment of the Maker's Bag has an included 8" Key Strap. The O-rings are here for you when you want to tether on additional organizer pouches, Cubelets, or 3D Cubes.

On the back interior wall of the main compartment is a zippered pocket that spans the width of the Maker's Bag. This pocket is an ideal place for a small laptop (up to 11") or tablet, magazine, or folded jacket or sweater.

On the exterior front side of the main compartment is a zippered pocket that spans the width of the Maker's Bag. The pocket unzips from left to right. One O-ring is thoughtfully placed to allow immediate access to a Key Strap, Organizer Pouch, and/or wallet without even fully unzipping the compartment. 

Inside the zippered pocket are four open-top organizational pockets of equal size, perfect for storing your phone, small notebook, and glasses/sunglasses case. The remainder of the pocket has room for an e-reader, book, snacks, gloves, and other larger items. 

On the back exterior side, right behind the grab handle is a slanted slip pocket that covers the entire width of the bag. This pocket is designed to store quick-access items.

Standard Shoulder Strap

1.5" / 38 mm nylon webbing strap, includes .25" / 6mm texturized rubber pad and heavy-duty plastic snaphooks.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

A Set of Black Zipper Pulls

A set of pulls to extend, quiet, or replace your metal pulls.

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the sides of the Side Hustle if you want to wear this as a sling bag or waist pac

Freudian Slip

The Maker's Bag Freudian Slip adds five additional pockets of organization — three zippered pockets on one side and two large open top pockets on the other. Believe it or not, the Maker's Bag can fit two Freudian Slips!

Cache

The Maker's Bag can generally fit up to a 13" laptop (we encourage you to double check your laptops' dimensions before purchasing). We have various sizes of our Cache for 13" laptops.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

13.6" (w) x 10" (h) x 6.9" (d) / 345 (w) x 255 (h) x 175 (d) mm

Weight

630d Ballistic: 1 lb 2.6 oz / 530 grams

Volume

13 liters / 750 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

5 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the front zippered pocket)

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 hours ago
    Perfect size !

    I just got the bag the other day and it’s going to be perfect for my travels . Perfect airplane bag and day pack . Great organization. I love the internal water bottle pocket . Great quality and construction. I have the side hustle already which is great for my everyday but I just needed something a lil bigger for when taking a trip . Thanks! Got it really fast too !

    Brie
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Superb Construction

    Tom Binh’s quality is hard to duplicate on other mass-market products. One can tell so much care and attention is given to fit, finish, durability, and good looks.

    Rob F.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Love It.

    Another quality product.

    Nicholas K.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Maker's Bag

    This bag is perfect for my needs. The size and quality of the bag exceeded my expectations. I always wanted one that I can get in and out of quickly. I love the fact that there is no zipper to open the main compartment of the bag. Unclapse the buckle and "boom" you are in. I also got the vertical packing cubelet in zest color. I use that for my external drives, mouse and cables. I love the orange color. It's easy to see and find. The picture attached is the exact bag and cubelet I purchased. I may have to get a second cubelet for other things.

    Stephen S.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Wow.

    I spent a lot of time looking at the reviews for this bag - and it certainly proved itself on my recent trip. Great organization, durable & high quality, lightweight, easy to access on planes, on streets, in hotels. It was a joy to carry around. Hooray!

    Kim T.
    Verified Buyer
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