The messenger bag isn't a new concept. Its roots date all the way back to ancient Greece, if not before. The messenger bags of today vary and tend toward a deficiency in construction, being built for price rather than satisfaction.
Our updated Messenger Bag? We began with premium full-grain vegetable tanned US steerhide leather and durable 18 oz weather-resistant waxed canvas, offering a robust shield against abrasion and the elements. Two glued, stitched and riveted shoulder strap attachment points ensure a sturdy and comfortable carry. Lined with military grade 430D nylon fabric to protect the contents.
Will it take a beating? Absolutely. A killer combination of looks and functionality.
This is a great bag! It is considerably more solid than I expected. The leather is thick and a bit stiff, which will require a little break in, but provide years of use. The leather detailing is in all the right places to support the heavy canvas duck. The heavy metal zippers are very solid and function well. The lining is top notch and cleanly done. It holds more than I thought it would from the online description.
Searched all over for a bag to gift our graduate starting his freshman year of college. His only request was that it be "cooler than a backpack and not all leather". Surprised him by choosing to have it personalized with his initials and upon receiving his bag, he said, "Awesome! This is cooler than I expected!" Very pleased he loves it! Going to order another for his younger brother because he's definitely going to want one like it. Thank you for the careful packaging and the personal note. It made our first Mission Mercantile shopping experience even more special.
10/10 looks 10/10 craftsmanship 10/10 functionality Needed bag to handle files, laptop and other items in court after decade hiatus. Meets all the needs - durably and in style. Would recommend strongly!
Good bag. Holds thing well.
This is an excellent bag. Every detail was well thought out. The quality is unsurpassed. I really like the magnetic closure on the front pocket. It is very sturdy.
Awesome bag for the money. Functional, work well in a formal or casual environment and is well made. Great product
This bag is fantastic. I've been using it as my only work bag for about a year now. I moved into this one from two Coach laptop bags that come nowhere near this one as far as quality of production is concerned. The canvas is super tough and has held up amazingly. There's not even a scratch on this bad boy after it's been in a tougher working environment than most laptop bags. It's just big enough to carry everything I need including my Macbook Pro. I think this bag really bridges the gap well between masculine ruggedness and sophistication, it can be carried with pride to the job site or the board room and that works very well for my sense of style. All the hardware is top notch, heavy duty brass everywhere and the leather has held up great as well. The value for the price is simply unmatched with Mission Mercantile, I'll be grabbing something else soon just to try it but this bag will last for decades to come. Thanks guys!
Just received the bag today and I am very impressed with the materials used (solid brass hardware, heavy duty waxed canvas, YKK zippers, and vegetable tanned full grain leather) and also its bomb proof construction. I don't think I will use it as a EDC as it is quite heavy. But, it can qualify as a briefcase for work for sure!