Turn Any Messenger Bag Or Briefcase Into A Backpack In An Instant

Messenger bags and briefcases have the advantage of being at your side and easily accessible, plus you can sit down on a chair while wearing them. Still, many of us (myself included) prefer the good old backpack for comfort, aesthetics and several other reason. If you'd rather not choose, Reddit user turnTheLead demonstrates how you can just take pretty much any messenger bag or briefcase and turn it into a backpack in just a few seconds.

You can get a pretty good visual representation of how it works from the photo above, but turnTheLead explains it step by step:

  1. Lengthen the shoulder strap all the way.
  2. Pass the shoulder strap through the handles
  3. Open it up so you have two holes for your arms to go through.
  4. Put it on and be hands-free, ready to fight or eat a hot dog.

Pretty cool. For more pictures, check out the full post over at Reddit.

Instantly turn your briefcase or shoulder bag into a back pack [Reddit: Life Pro Tips]


Comments

    On the downside, you look like a bit of a goober

    Backpacks have better aesthetics??

    This is an article?

      Yes it is! "This" can be a definite article, but it can also be an adjective, a pronoun or an adverb.

    I'd rather eat a hot dog than fight it.

    By adding a second shoulder strap (from an old bag or a spare) you don't have to change the length or thread it through the handle! Just have one strap over your shoulder for a normal one-side carry, then put your arm through the second strap on the other side. Gives a nice criss-cross effect on the back too.

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