Yes, I sometimes carry a man purse, or murse. No, let me phrase that more appropriately — I carry a “field bag“. Doesn’t that sound more masculine? The fact is we guys need something to carry our gear around with us, and the more mobile the gear the less likely a backpack or other big bag is needed. Enter the Fossil Nevada field bag, which is easily the best gear bag I’ve ever used.
I bought the Fossil (s fosl) field bag a year ago, and while it is as small as can be (and manly) it can handle a 10-inch netbook with ease. The three pockets are perfect for any size accessories, and help keep things organized. The leather straps with the magnetic buckles are easy to secure and open, and contribute to how manly the Fossil bag appears.
This is the bag I grab for quick day outings, and it has served me well. The only downside to using the Fossil Nevada field bag is the constant interruptions I get in the wild from people stopping me to tell me how manly it looks. Yes they do.
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