Timbuk2’s Hidden Messenger ain’t your suburban soccer mom’s reusable shopping sack. The latest addition to the bag maker’s Hidden series, the hands-free carryall cuts a familiar silhouette with one bonus: You can stuff it into its own palm-size zippered pouch, ready to be whipped out at a checkout line faster than anyone can quip “paper or plastic?”

Hidden Messenger by Timbuk2

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Made in San Francisco from lightweight, tear-proof ripstop nylon (derived from 90 percent recycled PET bottles), the machine-washable messenger is as easy to maintain as it is to store. It comes in four colors (purple, gray, orange, lime) and includes an adjustable shoulder strap, a front organizer pocket, and buckle closures for extra security. Drop one into your existing around-town messenger for a Russian-nesting-doll effect. Now you see it, now you don’t.

+ Hidden Messenger $30

+ Timbuk2