Satchels and Messenger bags are both adored by everyone who likes trendy and elegant accessories. Known best for their sophisticated and stylish appearances, these bags have been around for a long time. To be honest, It could be tricky to figure out which one is better; Satchel or a messenger bag? What’s the difference between these two? We all feel the need for a bag to carry our stuff but can get overwhelmed by the number of options available out there when it comes to a bag.
A while ago, backpacks were for school children and hikers, and the briefcase was a common sight in offices and courtrooms. With the passage of time, laptops and other gadgets became an essential part of our lives. And for that reason, manufacturers have met the need by providing unlimited designs and sizes of messenger bags and satchels. The buying choice you ultimately make depends on several factors such as style, features, material, and purpose. So how about we weigh the pros and cons to help you with that?
The Origin of Satchel and Messenger Bag
Satchels have been around since the era of the Roman Empire and have been used by politicians and other honorable/elite members of society. The common name for these back in those times was Loculus, which means ‘little place’. The name goes pretty well with the bag as it was used to carry personal belongings, important documents, and other essential items. Recently, satchels have become a fashion accessory and became popular among students and corporate professionals.
As far as the messenger bags are concerned, they were crafted around the same time as well. The reason why they were named as a ‘messenger’ is that they were most commonly used by postmen. Later in the 1950s, they were even referred to as ‘the couriers’ for a short while. It only took messengers 20 years to become a fashion symbol and get popularity around the globe among people from all fields of life.
The Material of Satchel and Messenger Bag
Since the beginning, Satchel bags have been known as leather accessories. Because back in the days of the Roman era, leather was the material most commonly used for the production of bags, shoes, and clothing items. This is the reason why satchels maintain their shape and are much more durable than any other bag.
Messenger bags, on the other hand, can also be made from leather but as they were crafted while keeping the needs of postmen and handymen in mind, they are usually created with nylon and canvas. Not only did it give the bags a soft look but they were lightweight and cheaper as well.
The Color of Satchel and Messenger Bag
Either one can come in your favorite and preferred color but keeping in mind your professional needs, satchels are specifically crafted in the shades of brown to keep it elegant and subtle. As we all know that brown is a versatile color that brings out your inner sophistication while making you stand out from the crowd.
Messenger bags can be found in all colors including black, brown, beige, and so on. These are quite popular among college students. New moms use messenger bags instead of baby bags to carry diapers, milk bottles, etc for convenience as well.
Different Ways to Wear Satchel and Messenger Bag
The classic messenger bag comes with a cross-body strap that helps you wear it against the lower back. You can easily pull it to the front to access your wallet, water bottle, or anything you need. The straps are usually longer as compared to the satchel that gives full freedom of movement while you ride a bike or even a horse.
Satchels, on the other hand, are wide enough to carry legal-size documents along with other elements. In today’s age, they have a long shoulder strap that lets you carry the bag on your shoulder. However, in the early 1950s, satchels used by the students featured two straps so that they could be carried as a backpack.
This messenger bag from the MONT5 collection is full of surprises. You can turn it into a backpack, tote, or even a handbag as per your mood or convenience. It comes with multiple pockets that are super smooth and keep your essentials fully secure. The shoulder strap of this handmade leather messenger bag is detachable and multipurpose. Pure creativity and state-of-the-art stitching are what this bag is all about. Apart from its super cool color, the shape and unique design of this convertible leather bag are something you shouldn’t miss out on.
Time to take your professional attire to new heights with a super elegant leather satchel. This one is designed with polyester thread with a lot of capacity to keep all your essentials intact. You no longer need to worry about carrying your laptop or working on the go. This Leather satchel with extra brassware loops is designed to carry everything you need for a productive day at work. A MacBook, phone, pens, a notebook, and any other essentials will fit easily in this extra spacious yet light Crossbody bag. We have carefully handcrafted it with a shoulder strap, travel luggage holding strap, and a carry handle that will ease your journey.