Alchemy Goods Urban messenger bag review

Recycled storage

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £118.00 RRP
Alchemy Goods Urban

Our review

Water-resistant mid-sized option that’s recycled and looks quirky
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Are you green-minded? The outside of the Urban is made from recycled inner tubes, the zip-pull was once a valve and the strap started out in life as a seatbelt.


Those tubes have been seam-sealed to keep water out – rain can sneak in at the corners, but not much. The easy-access pocket on the flap has a water-resistant zip too, making this a good all-weather option.


But bear in mind that although you can get a 17in laptop inside, there’s no padding to protect it (or you from it). You do, however, get some neat internal pockets, a chest strap that can run either way and broad reflective strips on the back. Volume is 16.5L.

Product Specifications


Name Urban
Brand Alchemy Goods

Weight (g) 1040
Capacity 16.5
Dimensions 330 x 203 x 279
Closure Mechanism Fold Over
Pocket Types Laptop
Features Multiple internal pockets for books, packages and other items, T-strap stabilizes load while cycling, Internal key clip for bike lock keys or house keys