Fossil Nevada: Field Bag (Not Man Purse) of Choice


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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tarey allen

RE: Fossil Field Bag

I’m trying to find one through Fossil customer service… can you tell me the style number of your bag? It’s on a tag sewn into the upper lining of the bag and it should start with MBGxxxxxxxxx. Something like that….

Thanks for your help.


I’ve got a similar bag but a bit smaller… good for 7″ tablets actually.

You mention your bag fits the iPad ok.. do you feel safe with it inside there, so it’s snug enough or is it ok if it knocks around a bit?


If a manly bag is what you want, look at maxpedition ( Versipacks are carried around the waist on the outer thigh or over the shoulder like a messenger bag, or you can buy a gearslinger which you can sling on your chest or on your back. They’re the toughest bags I’ve ever owned and plenty of room. Tough guys and gals will drool and danty girls and guys will admire. I’ll let you in on a little trick to reduce your cost if you’re interested.


Thanks Herman, I’ve been thinking of getting a bag to replace an old fanny pack (for CCW). What’s the trick to reduce cost? I like the Fatboy Versipack.


Use shopping with and get a discount and then find a supplier that has it listed less than ebags. Submit the price match online and the cost is reduced even more.


Nice bag! Although I freely admit my “bag of choice” these days are my Saddleback Large Briefcase (for heavy days) and my Saddleback Large Satchel (for those travel light days) – very Indiana Jones! :-)


hey yeah this is a nice bag, but there is also a bigger once available. I have the same style but bigger, and my 14′ laptop fits perfectly!


James, do you think an HP Tx2 would fit snuggly in this bag? I looks really nice for those lightweight school outings with just my Ipad, but if I wanted to, could I stick my Tx2 in there and just be careful about bumping it around?

James Kendrick

No, 10-inch notebooks are pretty much the limit. 12-inchers like the TX2 are just too long for the flap to close.


Do they still think it’s manly after they see that the belt buckles are purely decorative?

Leslie A. Joy

Wow. That’s a perfect back for travel. I’ve been looking for something to replace my backpack (it makes me feel like I’m in high school) and that bag looks absolutely perfect.

After showing my boyfriend, he agreed that it’s something he would feel comfortable using, as opposed to most bags that size.

Rick Lobrecht

I like it. How does the iPad fit in it? Too bad its not available anymore.

James Kendrick

The iPad fits in it with lots of room to spare. I have carried some big netbooks in that pocket with no trouble so the iPad is thin enough.

Metro Sexual

Perfect for weekly gay parades in Frisco or Berlin !

My Partner wants to know if it comes in Pink ? (His favorite color)

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