I’ve always been a friend of BYO. I’ve built my own computer from the very first PC I ever owned, I custom built my own mountain bikes… I live by “why buy it pre-made when it’s much more fun to do it yourself”. Along those same lines, isn’t it much more fun to build your own bag, one where you are much less likely to run into someone else on the street wearing the same bag as you are?
I like the idea behind B(uild)Y(our)O(wn)B(ag). I love Timbuk2‘s intuitive and easy online interface that helps you build your very own messenger bag creation, for which the company is famous and renowned for. Sizes range from SM ($70) to XL ($100), a multitude of upgrades and a plethora of colors are available, for both inside and outside, as well as two different materials (ballistic nylon or cordura). I’ll be ordering one next week, as I’ve grown old of carrying my Mac laptop in the backpack of mine – and since I do a lot of biking, this will come in very handy. Not to mention, it’ll perfectly match my ’04 Cannondale Jekyll fully… gotta bike in style, afterall.