I've been on the lookout for the perfect messenger for quite some time but this beast of legends proves ever elusive. My living in a small corner of the world makes the quest even harder, as I can peer at the serious carry options only through the screen of my computer. I already have a closet full of bags, including a Timbuk2 Classic, a MW Rummy, a Booq Boa Nerve, a Bagaboo classic, Maxpedition Lunada/Malaga/Mongo, a couple of North Face backpacks, and so on (btw I should really start selling them before the closet explodes or swmbo makes me sleep on the "welcome" mat). I thus hope that you could at least shed some light and point me at the right direction. Without further ado, here are the characteristics I'm looking for in my dream bag: Real messenger format, with a wide padded quick-adjustable main strap (no need for shoulder swapping support), and a secondary under-the-arm stabilization strap (no around the waist crap). A PAC-like X-strap would be nice, but not a requirement. Medium-size bag, but with a wide main compartment (a la Bagaboo messengers; I hate narrow messengers like the Timbuk2 Classic, and my daily load already brings my Rummy to its limits). Real 3D outboard pockets (as in Mission Workshop messengers). Main pocket opening above the fold line (a la Porter Protect or GreenRoom136's), so Timbuk2, Chrome, and the like are a no-go. Floating (preferably truck tarp) liner construction. A grab handle. No need for fancy options; just a means to grab the bag and go. Could be just a piece of webbing on the top or on the side (a la Timbuk2). Organization options; at the very least it should have a section with pen slots, an inside zippered compartment (for stuff like credit cards, etc.), a keyring attachment point, and the classic three (or more) main compartment pockets. As I usually carry various smaller bits and bobs (computer mouse, euro-us plug adapter, cellphone charger, small pouch with bike tools, etc.), I'd appreciate if I could stash them in pockets as well, but that's secondary. An outside quick-access pocket for sunglasses and a small notebook (think pocket-sized Moleskine). Reasonable strap management; my OCD kicks in every time I sense a strap flapping in the wind. Ideally it should feel comfortable when on the bike as well as while on foot, as I hate moving staff from one bag to another so I usually use one bag throughout the day. Back padding (a la Bagaboo Workhorse) Don't break the bank (€180-200 is the most I would give for it, especially given it will be put through its paces). Other than going with one of the makers that do custom work (Bagaboo comes to mind) and customizing the hell out of my bag, does anyonw know of any ready-made bags that cover the above requirements?