Looking for a music bag.

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Bach5G
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Looking for a music bag.

Post by Bach5G » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:30 pm

Specifically, an o-t-s bag big enough to carry an orchestral music folder (approx. 14” x 14”), reasonably water resistant, with a flap to keep the rain out. Just about everything I’ve found tends to be too small (usually not wide enough) or too bulky, eg backpacks and rucksacks.
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by FullPedalTrombonist » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:51 pm

I like Carhartt’s hybrid backpack tote
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I almost bought one as city weekend bag. It should fit a 14” folder easy
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Post by walldaja » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:21 pm

Gator mixer bag (1212) would work, keep your computer in it too.
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by TriJim » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 am

Timbuk2 makes a variety of bike messenger bags that are water repellant and easily accept large folios and other outsize objects; would work well for this application.
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by MTbassbone » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:27 pm

I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079B ... UTF8&psc=1. I get a music stand, trombone stand, seat cushion, water bottle, music folder, mutes, and writing implements into it at the same time. Plus it has wheels.
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Post by jbeatenbough » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:25 am

I use a laptop backpack for my music, chromebook, mutes, ... that leaves my hands free for whatever else
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by Bach5G » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:48 am

Let’s review the specs shall we? Big enough to carry an orchestra music folder, ie. about 14” x 14”. Water resistant (it rains all winter here) with a flap.

I’m in Canada, eh. If I wanted a carry-all, I’d head down to the sporting goods store and buy a goalie bag.
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by FullPedalTrombonist » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:05 am

Bach5G wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:48 am
Let’s review the specs shall we? Big enough to carry an orchestra music folder, ie. about 14” x 14”. Water resistant (it rains all winter here) with a flap.

I’m in Canada, eh. If I wanted a carry-all, I’d head down to the sporting goods store and buy a goalie bag.
This is from Carhartt’s site page of the bag I suggested

1200-denier heavy-duty polyester
Dimensions: 17" x 14.5" x 3.5"
Rain Defender® durable water repellent (DWR) keeps your gear dry in light rain
Shoulder straps and carry straps for versatile use
Large main compartment
Padded laptop compartment
Two slash pockets
Outer zip pocket
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by AndrewMeronek » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:09 am

I have a Samsonite leather briefcase that looks sharp that I use for lesson materials, but the one I have only reasonably holds 8.5x11 or similar sized paper. I looked around their store, and they do have what they call a "Quadrion Messenger Bag" that fits your dimensions. All the Samsonite stuff is expensive, though - but the term "messenger bag" may be worth checking out in other manufacturers.

https://shop.samsonite.com/backpacks-ba ... briefcases
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by Bach5G » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:03 am

I see Protec has a portfolio case that seems to be built exactly for the purpose.
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by ihomi » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:54 am

I like Gator Case, this is one of best quality bag to protecting your gear it is also a water proof bag. You can buy this Gator Case online.

Bag Dimensions:
Length12"
Width12"
Height5.5"

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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by LeTromboniste » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:45 pm

Roots makes some really nice classic leather briefcases/messenger bags. They're not exactly cheap, but very well made and durable (and made in Canada) and if something breaks you can have Roots fix it. They have a couple models that fit 15" laptops (mine actuallyfits my Acer 15.6" with a bit of room to spare), and will also fit pretty much any size music in them (I carry 9x12, 10x13, Legal, B4 no problem; Tabloid is pushing it a bit, it will go in but the edges or corners might suffer, as the bags are 17"). Over the shoulder, so easy to carry while also carrying a trombone with backpack straps.

Won't fit a 14x14 music folder without damaging the folder handle (I assume 14x14 are those extra wide folders with a handle?), but frankly there are very few satisfactory bag options that will take those folders, and getting better folders is probably an easier and better solution. I use hardcover folders, which are available in various sizes slightly larger than most paper sizes (or which you can easily DIY) and which protect the music well during carriage. They're also very useful when playing from portable music stands.
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Re: Looking for a music bag.

Post by bassboy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:22 am

Some great stuff in this thread. I understand it's not an over-the-shoulder option (or over-the-anything really), but I'd like to include an addition from biggiesmalls from the mouthpiece storage thread.
biggiesmalls wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Recently I've been buying up these old heavy duty Super 8 projector cases that hold up to eight cartons, or 48 mouthpieces. Great for carrying music as well!
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