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Bags: our favorites

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Bags: our favorites

Finding a good mission bag can be overwhelming and stressful. There are so many characteristics to look for in a bag and it's hard to find one that has all of them. 

No mission is the same and each has its own climate, setting, way of transportation, etc. You will need to adapt your bag to your mission. Do your research and ask RMs that served in your mission what bags they used and the best types and brands to get. Another thing: make sure you like it! 

Still, to help make the process a little easier, I've decided to list some of our best bags, all of which are mission grade and adaptable to most climates. The following are some of our best sellers with brief descriptions and features. We have many more available online and in our stores that are just as excellent so don't forget to check them out!


Mountainsmith Day Lumbar Bag

This is our best selling bag and it's easy to see why! No matter where you're going, this bag will serve you well. It is made to carry heavy loads and distribute the weight so you don't break your back. It's also water resistant, perfect for any tropical or wet areas.


Other features include:


Air mesh foam back panel for comfort and support
Bright yellow lining promotes visibility
YKK® Zippers
Delta Compression System load adjustment
Tuck-away waistbelt
Removable shoulder strap with a sliding pad
Back panel airline ticket pocket
2 low profile side bottle pockets that accommodate 32 oz water bottles
Zippered main compartment
Interior Padded Sleeve for Ipad 
Interior zippered hanging pocket
Zippered front panel pocket
Key clip
Reflective highlights

Hex Empire Messenger Bag

Function and style meet with Hex messenger bags. Though not as heavy duty as the Mountainsmith, this bag is still fit to endure. The conservative yet sleek look is perfect for stateside or European missions. 




Faux-Fur Lined 13" Laptop Slot With Velcro Security Flap
Internal Document Pocket
Adjustable Shoulder Strap
External Grab Handle
Rear Document Pocket
Faux-Fur Lined Zippered Tablet Pocket
Phone/Accessory Pocket & Pen Holder Slots
Black quilted nylon exterior, treated for water resistance
Black coated canvas trim accents
Genuine leather zipper pulls
Black Heritage logo lining

M-Squared Nautilus
The M-Squared bag is the happy medium between the Mountainsmith and the Hex. It maintains the simple sleek look while still performing its duties as a functional messenger bag. It includes a cover that can be easily placed around the bag to prevent any rain from getting in. The padded strap prevents any cutting into your shoulder, leaving it cushioned and comfortable. 


Additional features:

Double-padded sleeve for tablet device
Anti-pickpocket zipper, snatch-resistant waist belt, and hidden pocket for valuables
Reflective strip across outer flap
Integrated rain-cover system (double-sided with reflective logo: black & yellow)
Key fob and compartments for index cards, cell phone, writing utensils, etc.
Outer slip compartments for pamphlets, business cards, or notebooks
External and internal 16-oz water bottle holders

Harvest Messenger Bag for sisters

Much like the Mountainsmith bag, this bag for sisters has it all! Made for anywhere and anything, it's ready for all that comes its way. It is durable and will last long after your mission. 


Features include:


Cam lock adjustable shoulder strap
Padded air mesh panels
Compression straps
Detachable rain cover
Hideaway lumbar support belt
Reflective strip across outer flap
Pass through panel for luggage straps
Reflective piping accents
External and internal organization panels and pockets
Slot for tablet, mobile devices, and laptop

Ogio Ogio Brooklyn Tablet Purse

This Ogio bag is one of the best selling bags for sisters. I know quite a few sisters who had this bag and loved it. It's cute, simple, and functional! The size is big enough to hold everything you need: scriptures, pamphlets, tablets, etc., while remaining small enough that you aren't breaking your back. The wide strip will never break and won't cut into your shoulder.


Additional features include: 


Fully padded zippered iPad/tablet/e-reader pocket
Integrated cross body shoulder strap
Two large main compartments
Hidden zippered pocket under front flap
Large interior zip pocket
Fully padded base protects electronics
Fully featured organization panel
High visibility liner
Custom metal trims
Tablet sleeve 8.5”h x 11.75”w

Sherpani Willow Crossbody 

This Sherpani bag is adorable and sustainable! Made of 100% cellulose, plant based Jute is fully biodegradable, very durable and projects a natural effortless style. Natural cotton and Jute have no properties that can irritate the skin. This bag is slightly smaller than the Ogio but still has room for all the necessary materials. Perfect for tablet missions!


Additional features:


Deep main zippered compartment
External front flap pocket with magnetic snap closure
Small front zippered pocket
External back zipper pocket
Internal zippered pocket
Internal wall organization
Vintage hardware
genuine leather accents
Waxed cotton canvas, boiled wool, eco-leather leather trim
Durable nylon interior lining




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