The Man-Bag, Dammit might be advertised as a bag for your daily essentials but it also makes for a great Bible case for smaller Bibles, a notebook and favorite writing utensils.
My NIV Thinline Bible is part of my everyday carry (EDC) that gets stuffed inside my backpack with my other daily essentials. For the past few years, I kept my Bible in a smaller portfolio case along with a small notebook and various pens. Overtime this portfolio case began to rip and fall apart. I wanted to find a replacement case for my Bible but I did not want the standard Bible case offered through most Christian Bible stores. I was looking for something small, rugged and functional holding just a Bible, my notebook and some pens and mechanical pencils.
In my search for a carrying case, I was reminded of the Corvallis, Oregon based company NutSac via a recent email message advertising their waxed canvas satchels. I was familiar with NutSac and wondered if they had a bag that would work as a Bible case. I was not aware of anything. When I visited their website (nutsac.com) I found the Man-Bag, Dammit (MBD) an “every day carry bag built for men and their stuff.”
After taking some measurements of my Bible and searching the NutSac website for more details and watching various video reviews, I determined this bag might work. There was no guarantee it would be a good fit and if it did not work I could send it back. I made the decision to order the bag even though it was out of my price range, but I figured the quality of the bag would last for a very long time.
About a week after placing the order, the bag arrived and I began the process of transferring the contents of my old portfolio to the new wax canvas bag. I’m happy to report my Bible, notebooks and pens all found a new home. The only complaint I have is the included strap. I would prefer a wider strap with a shoulder pad. The included narrow strap reminds me of purse strap and does not fit well across my shoulders and back. NutSac sells a padded strap so this might be a consideration in the future.
After having the bag for a couple of weeks, it meets all of my needs of containing my Bible and other Bible study items . Hopefully this bag will last for many years as my wife was shocked by the price – so maybe this will be something I pass onto my kids. This is not your conventional Bible carrying case but if your looking for a manly looking bag to carry a smaller version of the Word (the Bible) then NutSac’s Man-Bag, Dammit would be a good option to consider.
Color: Tan (Available also in Black & Coal)
NIV Thinline Bible (2005 Zondervan)
Font Size: 10 pt
Contents: Priceless with personal notes for a better life.