The Timbuk2 Proof is a messenger bag that is well suited to more formal environments and business uses. Due to its shape, it carries rectangular items better—such as a laptop, tablet, notebooks, binders, folders. It has thoughtful features that are streamlined and useful—not too much, but enough to stay organized and have a professional look when you arrive at a meeting. The bag is also durable and weatherproof enough to keep your electronics dry for the occasional dash through the rain. This model cannot be overstuffed, which makes it a specific-use bag, but optimized for urban and office uses. The Proof wins our Top Pick Award for Business for the above reasons and more.
If you're looking for an all-day bag for a variety of adventures and don't mind the louder appearance, check out our Editor's Choice winner, the Patagonia Black Hole. The Black Hole gobbles up your gym clothes, office supplies, and lunch Tupperware like, well, a black hole.