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Standard Messenger Bag
The classic one-shoulder messenger bag. Available in five different sizes, with a lot of extra options to customize the bag.
Size chart


When we designed bagaboo's first messenger bag, we also took into account the past experiences of bicycle messengers. All straps, seams and fastenings are in a place that is most practical to use, but at the same time it can withstand the extreme stress of daily courier work.

On the messenger bag, you will also find a part that protects against rain - this is the raised part above the outer pocket. When you close the front of the bag, this layer completely blocks the path of rainwater at the corners of the bag, so water cannot seep into your bag.

In the messenger bag, you will find 6 pockets - inside, two smaller ones, open from the top, and one larger one, which can be closed with a Velcro fastener. The inner pockets are made of a mesh-like material with holes, so you can see what's in which one. On the outside, by opening the front of the bag, you have access to a larger and a smaller zippered pocket, and there is also a compartment open from the top, where we have created a pen holder. Of course, additional pockets for the bag can be selected as an option.

We sew a reflective strip to the lower part of the bag (which is best visible from the back when you are cycling), and here you will also find a small tab where you can clip a flasher. You will also find a cross strap on the bag, which connects the shoulder strap to one corner of the bag - if you fasten it and tighten it, the bag cannot cross over your shoulder or move around.



We use CORDURA® material as the outer layer of our bags. Military clothing and equipment are also made from it. UV-resistant, highly wear-resistant, impregnated material. The inner layer is made of waterproof tarpaulin. The larger bags are lined with a thicker truck tarpaulin, while the smaller ones are lined with a thinner, more wrinkle-resistant, lighter tarpaulin. On the messenger bag, the inner and outer layers are sewn separately, and we only join them together at the turn-off part, so the inner layer 'floats' inside the bag - so rainwater cannot seep in through the seams. The shoulder straps of our bags are made of seat belt webbing. The reflective strips come from 3M, the zippers and velcro are YKK products. Our suppliers of plastic accessories and buckles are Duraflex and YKK. The bag is made of CORDURA® outer and thin tarpaulin inner layer - this makes it a light, yet strong and durable bag. We sew a reflective strip on the lower part of the bag (which is best visible from the back when you are cycling).



In the messenger bag, you will find 6 pockets - inside, two smaller ones, open from the top, and one larger one, which can be closed with a Velcro fastener.

 It has two outer pockets with zippers and one slip pocket with a pen holder.

Shoulder Strap


The bag's shoulder strap is padded, and you can attach a phone holder and a CB holder to the spongy part. The shoulder strap is adjustable, with the help of two D-rings you can control how much you pull it up on your back with one hand, even while riding. Furthermore, the shoulder strap is reversible, so you can decide whether you want to wear it on your left or right shoulder. The strap is made from a safety belt, it is a strong strap woven from a lot of threads, which can best withstand many adjustments.

Optional Extras


Padded back: practical when carrying heavy, or box-shaped items. 

Compression straps: these two straps, based on the bottom of your bag, can be used to compress your bag when it’s not full.

Secret pocket: a 10×10 cm (3.9″x3.9″) pocket, hidden in your bag.

Laptop sleeve: custom made sleeve for your laptop.

Key clip: based inside your bag.

Extra reflective stripes: two more reflective stripes, on the bag closing straps

Inner zipper pocket: this is a small additional pocket inside your bag

U-lock holder: an adjustable U-lock holder on the side of your bag

Extra buckles on the pocket sides: a female clip on each side of the outer pocket. You can clip the flap closing straps here when they’re not used.

Airflow back padding: We’ll make an outer back padding, which will allow some air to flow between your back and the bag.

Lifetime guarantee

At Bagaboo we are so committed to the quality of our products, that our company provides to all a lifetime guarantee. If you're unsatisfied with the product when you receive it, or it doesn't perform as expected, return it for replacement, repair or refund. We have built our reputation by the quality and durability of our products. Our Lifetime Guarantee covers all of our products, from manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.

Lifetime Guarantee does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, accidents, improper care or non-standard usage.

Size chart

XS – 45/32/24/17cm, ca. 13 litres
S – 51/35/26/22cm, ca. 20 litres
M – 58/37/28/24cm, ca. 25 litres
L – 64/38/29/26cm, ca. 29 litres
XL – 74/42/33/31cm, ca. 43 litres

XS – 17.7″ x 12.6″ x 9.5″ x 6.7″ – ca. 800
S – 20″ x 13.8″ x 10.2″ x 8.6″ – ca. 1210
M – 22.8″ x 14.6″ x 11″x 9.5″ – ca. 1525
L – 25″ x 15″ x 12.6″ x 11″ – ca. 1780 cu. in
XL – 29″ x 16.5″ x 13″ x 12.2″ – ca. 2610 cu. in