Bicycling in San Francisco has increased by over 50 percent since 2006, so it’s no wonder that the quintessential urban cycling accessory – the messenger bag – has increased in popularity as well. An urban fashion trend to some and necessity to others, the messenger bag is now a staple within the cycling community and among non-cyclists alike. Read on to find one that’s just your style.
Known for their extreme versatility, messenger bags are not only practical, but have other perks as well: most of those made by local companies embrace the spirit of the many alternative transportation-loving, eco-conscious, sustainably-minded Bay Area consumers who wear them. For example, Rickshaw produces custom bags onsite in San Francisco’s Dog Patch neighborhood and has developed a process that produces zero manufacturing waste. We suggest you try out the label’s recycled polyester: it’s waterproof, eco-friendly and locally made (you can even watch them make it).
Each company below has a different style to fit your needs. Many offer custom designs. Check them out online or in various stores throughout the Bay Area:
Here are San Francisco messenger bags sources worth checking out:
Photography courtesy of individual companies