Cocoon’s Urban Adventure 16” Messenger Bag ($80) is an affordable messenger bag with a water-resistant, waxed canvas exterior. As you might expect, the bag can store up to a 16” laptop, meaning it’ll fit all current MacBooks. The bag features additional interior pockets, and a dedicated tablet compartment, which can even fit a 12.9” iPad Pro. Notably, the Urban Adventure bag has another pocket which contains a built-in version of Cocoon’s Grid-It accessory organizer. Grid-It, which sells for at least $20 on its own, is an organization system which features rubberized woven bands to keep cables and small accessories in place.
Urban Adventure is a nice bag at a very reasonable price. It has most of what you’d expect from a messenger bag, including a trolley strap and padded shoulder strap. It only comes in one color, the dark gray you see here, but we like the look. Storage is ample, so you’ll have no problem bringing along multiple devices, and the inclusion of Grid-It is a very nice touch. We do have some questions about the zippers — they’re not the easiest to zip and unzip, especially one-handed. If that’s not an issue for you, Cocoon’s Urban Adventure is a good choice for a sub-$100 bag.