Giveaway: North to South Messenger Bag by Tucker & Bloom

Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win!


This week’s giveaway is a fantastic messenger bag from Tucker and Bloom, a father and son company based out of Nashville. David and Case Bloom took their experience in travel wear and design and used it to establish this small business after the travel wear industry went into a decline after 9/11.

These guys know what adventurers need from a good bag—and they deliver!

What you need to know:

  • This bag can hold all your things! Dimensions: 12.5” Long X 13.5” High X 4.5″ Deep
  • Each bag comes with a lifetime warranty and is made in the company’s Nashville factory
  • The outer canvas is water-resistant (which is great if you live in a wet place like Portland, OR)
  • This giveaway is available to readers worldwide. Anyone can win!
  • Our cats and biased judges will pick someone on Sunday night at 6pm PST

Enter this week’s giveaway by posting a comment. Check back on Sunday night and we’ll announce the winner!


Update: Comments are now closed. Congrats to Gwen, selected by cats and a random number generator to win the bag! Everyone else, thanks for entering. We’ll have another giveaway soon.

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    • Jeffrey says:

      Good luck to everyone!

    • Dennis says:

      What a great looking bag, and it’s even Made in the USA! And it will keep my stuff dry here in the PacNorWet.

    • Alex says:

      Looks like an awesome bag!

    • Rick says:

      Sweet bag! Loving all the tips on this site. Picked up a few cards, used responsibly, and starting to build my reward accounts.

    • Kyle says:

      The quick brown fox looked really baller with his Tucker and Bloom messenger bag. He took it everywhere with him.

    • Katherine ("Kat") says:

      I hope the judging cats will pick this Kat. She always loves a sturdy, waterproof, handsome bag. 🙂

    • Beth says:

      Looks great!

    • Whitney says:

      I know the perfect man to gift this beautiful bag to this Christmas! Although, it would be hard not to keep it for myself. It’s gorgeous!

    • Adina says:

      That’s a great looking bag!

    • Kate says:

      This is a lovely bag. I don’t see a lot of women with canvas bags, and I’m not sure why. This bag is beautiful, functional and it’s built to last, which is so hard to find. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sean Zimmermaker says:

      I love that your cats get to be judges. You should make a video of their selection process.

    • Steve Johnson says:

      made in USA!

    • Jeff says:

      Sweet bag!

    • Mari says:

      I love the design of this bag, and how it looks like a piece that will allow you to mold it through use. It’s something that using won’t break, but instead will make it yours by leaving your marks from your own adventures on it.

    • Sam says:

      That bag would make the most Spectacular of all Diaper/Adventure Bags. Perfect for getting all my and my 2 Toddlers Supplies safely through our expeditions in cars, buses, and trains.

    • Scott McAlister says:

      Nice looking bag! Would love to use it!

    • Michael Cogle says:

      Thank you for this opportunity and happy holidays!

    • Kevin says:

      Cool bag, thanks for the giveaway!

    • Rick Theule says:

      Great bag and great giveaway!

    • Craig says:

      Kick ass bag for sure!

    • Mike Taylor says:

      Bag. Cool. Nuff said

    • Ryan E says:

      Looks nice!

    • Sarah says:

      Lovely bag! Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Anne says:

      Love the bag! Going to Sierra Leon soon. It would be so handy to take with me.

    • Jeff M says:

      Could really use this bag!

    • brittany m says:

      Such a great carry on bag, especially!

    • Jacki says:

      I have been looking for a bag to accompany me on my badass adventures. This one looks like a winner.

    • Pat Temple says:

      This is an awesome looking bag. Good luck to everyone. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

    • Valerie says:

      I love Jeffrey’s comment. This community is so positive. Good luck to everyone as well! 🙂

    • Ali says:

      Love the story behind the company 🙂

    • cmadler says:

      Are your cats susceptible to bribery? I could slip them a little catnip under the table…

    • Rod B says:

      Looks like that bag will hold all my dreams of making me a non-conformist, too.

    • Josh says:

      Awesome!! I’ve looking at the Tucker & Bloom bags for a while now. Would be a great gift for one of my family members.

    • Ricardo Bueno says:

      Beautiful messenger bag! The last bag I had was from Saddle Back Leather – they make great products but it was a laptop bag and as it turns out, wasn’t all that functional because I couldn’t carry all of my extra cords, books, notepads, etc.

      This one looks both beautiful and functional!

    • Timothy Miller says:

      Wow, that’s a nice pack! I’ve been procrastinating on replacing my old JanSport backpack. I’ve had it for over a decade, and it currently features two holes, two broken zippers, a worn-out strap, and lots and lots of character. I kind of hate to get rid of it, we’ve been through so much together. But I’d happily replace it with something like this, something that can put up with whatever I put it through! Thanks for the chance!

    • here be dragons says:

      Stylin’! Love it. 🙂

    • Justin says:

      Sweet bag made in the USA.

    • Dieter Randolph says:

      I love it!

    • Andrés Salazar says:

      That is a fine looking bag!

    • Darcy says:

      Count me in!

    • Jimmy Meredith says:

      That bag would make me look so cool… even if it was just filled with diapers and formula. Wah, wah, wah.

    • Adam Hansen says:

      This bag looks amazing!!

    • Ruth Everhart says:

      That’s a great looking bag, and I’d love to give it to my husband of 30 years!

    • wes says:

      nice bag brough!

    • Travis Boucek says:

      Looks great!

    • Alex says:

      This bag would really make my eyes pop

    • tiffany l says:

      awesome giveaway!

    • Daria says:

      That would be a great gift!

    • Joe says:

      Gorgeous bag.

    • Ramsey says:

      What a sweet bag! That would up my commuting style.

    • Anabelle Bernard Fournier says:

      Nice bag! I get a feeling it could hold all the books I get from the library 🙂 (I also live in a wet place)

    • Clark says:

      Great looking bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Carl Johnson says:

      Looks like a sweet bag! It would make a good gift this holiday season.

    • Alice says:

      That bag looks really nice.

    • Billyboar says:

      Mice mice a lot of mice

    • Jonathan Anesand says:

      That looks like a great bag!

    • Eduardo Serra says:

      I’ve discovered this site some months ago and I’m truly loving it.

      I was already making some changes in my life and Chris’ posts couldn’t have helped more.

      By the way, that’s a nice bag.

    • Matt says:

      Nice bag. I could use one of those.

    • Matt Kowalski says:

      Great looking bag!

    • Brian says:

      That bag looks lovely! It’s always nice to have something well-made to carry your stuff in.

    • Bobbi says:

      This looks like the perfect traveling bag. 🙂

    • Brian says:

      What a sweet bag. Would love to have it!

    • Sheila S says:

      from a fellow wanderer who is trying to achieve the perfect balance between my weekday parisian-corporate-chic and my weekend i-want-to-explore-the-world traveler looks… this bag would be perfect! greetings from paris!

    • Chris Pugh says:

      That’s an awesome looking bag, count me in!

    • Jeff says:

      New to site from tweet by @Gunntopia. Great looking bag and LOL to Kat’s comment.

    • Jonathan Ytreberg says:

      Great looking bag, would love to win this…could see it as a Christmas present too!

    • roosmarij says:

      Such a wonderful bag! I’d love to win it! Will you ship it to Europe, pretty pretty please?

    • Per Holm says:

      Great giveaway. Will you be visiting Europe/Denmark in 2015?

    • Stacey says:

      Hoping to continue my streak of never winning anything!

    • Vince says:

      It’s a perfect Christmas gift!

    • Lynn T. says:

      Looking at this knapsack I think of Indiana Jones and great adventures ahead of me! Life is bound to be more exciting with this bag thrown over my shoulder!

    • David Merryweather says:

      Lookin’ back on the track, for a little green bag…

    • Matt Rhodes says:

      Very nice bag!

    • Stephanie says:

      As a 22 year old I someone wonder if I was born in the wrong generation… I’m so technologically behind… I just started experimenting with Twitter and I’m so excited that I can keep up to date with you, Chris!

      But then I see how the blogging world helps us travel junkies connect and I realize I was born at just the right time! I just have to continue learning how to use all this stuff to my advantage 😉

    • Mark says:

      I love the classic styling.

    • Timberly says:

      Pick me, please! I love cats (and biased judges!)

    • Wally Young says:

      Awesome! Been looking at messenger bags for bike commuting.

    • William Verge says:

      Nice bag!

    • Gail Pennington says:

      Love the look of that bag. Pick me!

    • Brittany says:

      This bag looks fantastic. I’ve been needing a good replacement for my tote bags!

    • Matthew says:

      That’s a beautiful bag!

    • Bev says:

      I’m hoping to be traveling full time next year, and this bag would reeeeeeaaallllyyyy come in handy!

    • Jim says:

      Nice bag! It would come in handy on my trips over to Gettysburg.

    • Mon says:

      Hey Chris! Just wanna let you know you have thousands of readers here in Philippines 🙂 Cheers That bag would look awesome here <3

    • Nephele says:

      That’s a lovely looking bag. Good luck to everyone.

    • Brian says:

      I would love to have this.

    • GE Miller says:

      Canvas, stylish, made in the USA? I NEED this bag.

    • Josiane says:

      This comes right at the time I’m looking for a replacement to my trusty old little bag… When I looked at the bag on the company’s website, I was put off at first by the mention of leather in the header of the product’s description page (I’m a vegan), but reading the details down the page I was happy to see it described as “veg leather”. Yay!

    • Jackie says:

      Seems like a good replacement for my current bag!

    • Natalie M says:

      Awesome bag, it looks durable but sylish

    • Corey Barenbrugge says:

      What an awesome bag! Thanks for sharing.

    • Amy M says:

      North to South (or East to West)
      Tucker & Bloom makes the bag that’s best!

      [I hear cats love poetry…]

    • Brandon says:

      Great looking bags.

    • Fatnice says:

      Tucker and Bloom always got that work.

    • Josh Medeski says:

      Looks good Chris 🙂

    • Shaozhi says:

      Looks like a great bag! Thanks.

    • JULIO LARA says:

      It looks great! This is what i call a nice christmas gift!

    • Rachel says:

      Wonderful bag!

    • Lex Thrush says:

      Love it! Excellent size.

    • Brandon Marshall says:

      Right here.

    • Megan Vinett says:

      Can’t get much better than beautiful design, function, and hand-made in my hometown. <3

    • Eric says:

      Looks great! I’ll take it.

    • Katie says:

      sweet bag, winning this would be an ultimate gift

    • Peter says:

      That bag looks great, I’d love to win one.

    • pat Dowling says:

      Something good had got to happen

    • angela brown says:

      I like it. Thank you!

    • David Ashman says:

      It looks like the perfect carry-on bag to avoid checked in luggage charges and funky as 🙂

    • Laura says:

      it’s on!

    • Todd says:

      I have fish. Give me the bag!

    • Jessica Jorgesen says:

      It would be nice for someone to give me a Christmas gift!

    • Natalia Y says:

      Cats and biased judges! Sounds like a great name for a business.

    • Heather Longoria says:

      That bag would incite me to write some gorgeous prose about how gorgeous bags incite me to write gorgeous prose.

    • Heather M. says:

      I love that bag. Pick me!

    • TX says:

      yes please!

    • Sarah says:

      This Portland native is always on the lookout for a good bag!

    • Jonathan Girroir says:

      Just saw Chris on and learned to become a travel hacker. Now all I need is a good bag to take with me.

    • Terry says:

      That looks like such a great bag. If I got it, the first thing I’d do is pay it forward by giving someone else something nice.

    • Emma says:

      This bag looks awesome! I think it’d make the perfect Christmas gift for my boyfriend.

    • Alexus says:

      I want to take this on my next adventure. Or stuff all my writing projects in here and go somewhere to write.

    • Markemmanuel Rodriguez says:

      That’s a sharp looking bag for my travels, work, and school.

    • Doris says:

      It would be an awesome bag for my husband! Pick me, please!

    • Stephanie L says:

      Your website is motivating! The bag is very nice. I am a full time nursing student and mid life mother/wife who is need of a sturdy bag to drag my things from class to clinicals to the grocery store and home and back. Thank you for inspiring us to comment!

    • nushechka says:

      I like it! Thanks for the chance

    • Bill McAuley says:

      What a totally awesome bag who have created a contemporary and classic design in one.This would be a joy to travel the world with

    • tracy says:

      Bag looks great – would love to win, thanks!

    • Peter says:

      Awesome bag, especially if you need to toss in only a few things.

    • Mel says:

      Well before I was even aware of what I was doing I had gone to the Tucker & Bloom website to see what this bag was about…and looking at their range. Promotional success I say and so simple

    • Kimberly Rampersad says:

      Cool bag, thanks for the giveaway!

    • Becca Tilley says:

      My expensive travel bag broke. I am grumpy and finding that while touring this old handbag just doesn’t cut it. These bags look amazing!

    • Karen says:

      love this bag— and love their story!

    • Jan says:

      Looks really amazing!

    • Brian says:

      Very nice bag. Didn’t realize I wanted one so bad!

    • Ali says:

      Gorgeous bag!
      Just starting out as a travel hacker. Retired my Discover card and signed up for Chase Sapphire Preferred. My goal is to visit my sister in Israel this summer and hopefully throw in a few side trips along the way. 8)

    • Aren Stone says:

      Good looking bag! I’m a child development specialist who consults with early childhood teachers and parents. I need a sturdy bag to carry files, books, etc. for work. his looks perfect. And you are so nice to do a give away! And cats. Don’t forget there are cats.

    • Mark says:

      Awesome Bag, and perfect for our to Paris this spring with my wife of 35 years to celebrate our funtirement and anniversary!

    • Takki says:

      This seems to be a very fine bag!

    • Brandon says:

      Great bag!

    • Melissa says:

      What a great looking bag!

    • lu says:

      That’s exactly a messenger bag at is best!
      I hope to get it for real.
      Happy Holidays to you

    • Rust says:

      Perfect for my daughter in Seattle too! Merry Christmas!

    • Sam Goldsmth says:

      T & B make bags with the user in mind. They are so functional, yet fasionable. I’d love to get my hands on one, finally.

    • Gwen says:

      Count me in. I’m so tired of having my brown and green toned outfits marred by my black backpack.

    • Shane says:

      I’ve seen and felt these these amazing bags before. The folks at Tucker & Bloom always execute their products with the highest quality! Perfect for the traveling artist and just about anyone else!

    • Lindsey says:

      This would be a great replacement for my current bag!

    • Christian says:

      Looks great, i’ll give it a try!

    • John says:

      Wow, you have a lot a comments for your contest!

    • Randi C. says:

      Great looking bag, for anyone!

    • Wolff says:

      Favorite bag! I have owned one of these for years and still use it everyday. Super convenient size and great for many uses.

      These guys know quality.

    • Donna says:

      this great looking , sturdy ,roomy , made in the USA bag ……………will hold ALL of my crap.

    • Jason Z says:

      What a great bag! My wife and I both like the look and utility of the bag.

    • Janeille says:

      Yow that’s an awesome bag. Tucker and Bloom rocks…LOL

    • Carla S says:

      I love this bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kyla says:

      I’d love to give this bag to my boyfriend a Christmas gift!

    • David says:

      Great looking bag.. would love an early Christmas gift.
      Here kitty, kitty, kitty…

    • Nick says:

      Wow, I would love to carry this bag accross Asia. It looks great.

    • Deborah says:

      Awesome bag!! Would love to own one.

    • Sarah says:

      beautiful bag! Thanks for chance to win!! 😉

    • Sean says:

      Appears as though a dozen Tim Hortons donuts will fit in there. A necessity for living in the North and going to the South, as I do– and as the bag’s name suggests.

    • Tal Howell says:

      I’ve been dreaming of owning one of your fine bags since Marla’s first post. To win one would be spectacular!

    • Maria E says:

      Great looking bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Jon Foster says:


    • Juan V says:

      Sweet bag!

    • Kathy Coffey says:

      Great looking bag! PortlAnd is not the only city that can be wet! Perhaps this will be a sign that I should go on a wee adventure!!

    • Brad Mahoney says:

      This looks awesome! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    • grum says:

      Sounds good to me!

    • Chris Allen says:

      cool messenger bag.

    • Deborah says:

      Looks like a fantastic bag AND made in the USA!

    • Aislinn says:

      I love that y’all have a line of DJ inspired bags and accessories. Really filling a niche there! Good job!!

    • Julianna says:

      Wow. Can’t pass up the opportunity for a great bag. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    • lucio fraile says:

      incredible bag

    • Dante Lundy says:

      Looks good. I’d put it on my shoulder.

    • Jeremy S says:

      Who wouldn’t want this bag!

    • Heather says:

      Fantastic bag! Good luck everyone. 🙂

    • jenn says:

      Love it! To win this bag would be the perfect christmas present!

    • Monica Calderon says:

      Nice looking bag!

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