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upcycled mail sack messenger bag

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Recycled
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First Class

This first-class bag delivers on style, function and environmental impact. It's made from durable, reclaimed, hand-selected mail sacks from the US Postal Service. Each sack is unique in both its printed typography and the natural wear from its previous life, making the resulting messenger bags one-of-a-kind creations. The outer flap covers a pocket and zippered pouch, keeping them dry and secure, while a large interior compartment has plenty of room for books, a laptop and more. All of this is stitched to last for the long haul. Made in Vietnam.

Due to the upcycled nature of the materials the graphics and worn look of these accessories may vary. Distressing, light fraying, and patch marks (all gathered through years of postal use) add character to this one-of-a-kind bag. Each tote will feature varied block printing from the original sack.

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Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
24852
Made from
nylon, canvas, polyurethane
Measurements
16.5" L x 5" W x 10" H
Notes
Clean with a damp cloth

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UPCYCLED MAIL SACK MESSENGER BAG
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • High quality (3)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (4)

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4.0

Love this bag

By 

from Orlando, FL

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Functional
  • High Quality
  • Lots of Pockets

Cons

  • No Pocket On The Outside

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use
  • Travel

Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK MESSENGER BAG:

I love this messenger bag and the amount of text from the original bags that I was on mine. The only thing that would've topped this was if it has an outer pocket for quick phone access.

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2.0

Mail sack

By 

from Jacksonville

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Functional

Cons

  • Color Not As Expected

Best Uses

    Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK MESSENGER BAG:

    I was very much looking forward to get this recycled mail bag. It seemed very sturdy, spacious. However mine came with two letters on it. So essentially it got a white bag. Sadly I returned it because it would just look like a dirty bag after a while. But it would have been the perfect bag and durability otherwise.
    I'm guessing it is the luck of the draw as to how cool of a bag one actually receives.

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    • No, No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Small but mighty

    By 

    from Spokane, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK MESSENGER BAG:

    It's a really nice bag. Mine came with USPS and tare weight stencils, but I guess it varies from bag to bag. Super satisfied with this product.

    It's smaller than I expected, but still plenty big enough to carry my daily stuff. It fits a 13" macbook pro in a neoprene zipper case, but only just. Not sure if it would carry a 15" very comfortably. There's a divider between the laptop section and the rest of the bag. The main area comfortably holds a couple large-format paperbacks, a pair of studio headphones, and a bottle of water. There's some pen pockets inside as well, and some large ones that could probably hold chargers.

    It looks good and seems plenty durable.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fabulous Bag

    By 

    from Overland Park, Kansas

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Functional
    • High Quality
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Travel

      Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK MESSENGER BAG:

      When the bag arrived, my daughter - the recipient - was speechless! She had wanted a cool messenger-style bag and this was perfect for her! She loves recycling/upcycling items and she will use this for an overseas trip in the Fall.

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      • No, No
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      • Child
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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      High Quality Unique Bag

      By 

      from Rochester, MN

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Functional
      • High Quality
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK MESSENGER BAG:

      I use this product to carry textbooks and papers for grad school. It is another solid, high quality product from Timbuk2. Also very unique idea using the old mail bags. My one reservation is that it's quite small. One interior pocket is only large enough to hold an iPad, and the main compartment is only large enough to hold approximately two textbooks. Could use a bit more space. Otherwise great bag.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Papa's got a brand new bag

      By 

      from Tennessee

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Functional
      • Good Size For Daily Use
      • Stylish
      • Timbuk2 Makes Great Bags
      • Well Constructed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about UPCYCLED MAIL SACK MESSENGER BAG:

        Timbuk 2 makes great bags, you will not be disappointed in their products. The mail bag is a perfect size for everyday use, but is a bit small if you have a larger laptop. The mail bag graphics on my bag were pretty sparse, but I guess that is the luck of the draw. The bag is made out of old mails sacks so be prepared for the bag to look like it is dirty. I think it's cool, but if you are a clean freak you may not.

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        Q and A

        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

        45votes, 9 comments

        Cassie, UncommonGoods

        The Upcycled Mail Sack Messenger Bag is a great way to tote not only letters, but also everything you need to get through the day. Take a look at the product story to learn more, then let us know what you think.

        Christine
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Like the product, but it needs to be made in the US before I'd give it my vote.

        Diane
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        So...U.S. mail sacks are retired, NJ "specialists" select the ones to used, which are sent to VIETNAM to make into bags to be sold in the U.S. I don't even know what to say, it's so wrong.

        Dey

        A true uni sex pouch. Roomy to hold your stuff but with style. Nice!

        Phebe
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Anything that uses reclaimed materials immediately catches my eye. This bag really caught my eye, though, because of the obvious quality and creative thought that went into its design. Fabulous.

        Pilar
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Love this one!

        Amber
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        I'm sure there are plenty of people ready, willing, and able to make these in the USA for the same money.

        Anne
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Love it!!! Hits all the right notes: useful item, recycle/reuse

        Anne
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Not made in the US?? That's a shame!

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