I’ve already regaled you with tales of my obsession with socks. Now let’s discuss messenger bags. I’m also obsessed. For someone who’s never lived #messlife I gotta lotta sacks. Scary, huh?

So, when Meister sack maker Freitag offered the F18 Rex Messenger Bag ($430USD) voor a Boredom style ride and review I may or may not have squealed with delight. The Rex is their largest single shoulder messenger bag. If you don’t already know, the Freitag bags are made from reclaimed truck tarps, car seatbelts and bicycle inner tubes. You have to check out their incredibly detailed site showcasing the construction process.

Follow along on on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Flickr as I test the Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag.

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag - Inner Flap Pockets

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

First Look: Freitag F18 Rex Messenger Bag

  • timojhen

    Curious, but geez…. That price is like a fleet of timbuk2’s

    • Cycleboredom

      Haha! It is indeed the price of a fleet of T2s, but much more rare. The quality (so far) is fantastic and I’m reasonably impressed with the storage array. I imagine the premium price comes from the limited edition tarps/graphics, the reclamation process, and the fact they’re made in Germany and not China. Also, I imagine super-design-award-winning-status-über-hipster-cred bumps up the $$$. 😉

      • Tyler Bronder

        Judging from the market of made-in-SF bags, the first-world manufacturing premium seems to be in the tens of dollars, so I guess it’s materials and hipster premium that really up the price.

        One nit on Freitag, they’re based in Switzerland and according to their site sewing happens in a few locations across Europe + Tunisia. http://www.freitag.ch/noerd#virtual