Having tried many other “messenger” style bags over the years, none of them seemed to find the balance between sturdy construction, flexible space, and affordable price. Discovering Mono bags about 3 years ago was a godsend. Geared towards those in the music industry, Mono has created bags, instrument cases, and other portable storage solutions that have unparalleled design, build quality, and comfort standards. Built with military specs, Mono bags feature a waterproof shell, anti-skip zippers, solid rubber sole, and rugged stitching.
I have used their Producer bag for the last 2 years with minimal wear and tear. I can throw a laptop, power cords, cables, hard drives, and sheet music in there, with plenty of room to spare. The main compartment can be reconfigured with 2 removable padded dividers.
If the Producer is too much bag for you, they have plenty of other sizes and styles of bags to choose from, all with the same high-quality construction. Guitar and bass players should also check out their new Vertigo gig bags. I own an older M80 model for my 5-string bass, and it’s been so sturdy, I’ll never use another brand for my instruments. Unbelievable quality for a great price.