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It seems like it would make a pretty poor messenger bag. Those buckle straps wouldn’t allow you to open and close the bag quickly, and there doesn’t seem to be anything to keep it from moving around when you’re on the bike.

posted by seancake at 4:20 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

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