Cross-body bags are one of the safest and most secure methods to transport items in a hands free manner. Since the strap goes across the entire body, it is more secure than bags with a shoulder strap that may slip off and fall on the ground or be snatched by a criminal. Men typically favor the rectangular messenger style bag. They use it in many ways including to take a computer and files to work or to tote clothing and toiletries to the gym. Women's options include purse and wallet styles, in all shapes and sizes. Contents may include a cosmetic bag, wallet, cell phone, sunglasses and tissues.
Lightweight cross-body bags with padded, adjustable shoulder straps provided maximum comfort, while hand grips offer versatility. Fabrics may be leather, suede, cotton, nylon or canvas. Color choices range from basic black, to bold red, to army green. Multi-use interior and exterior pockets keep contents organized and easily accessible.