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Classic Messenger

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The Classic Messenger will be your best companion no matter where you end up.  Upgraded and better than ever,  now made from our new 16 oz, 100% Cotton Water Resistant canvas!





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There are so many things to love about a classic canvas messenger bag: nostalgia, honesty and all-round reliability.  These are all the attributes we considered when designing this bag. We were after something rugged and reliable, a comprehensive day bag or long haul traveler that will last the distance. You can treat this bag rough and it will be forgiving:  take it out into the dust, dirt, and rain then with a quick scrub you'll have it back looking and performing at its best. Equally at home in the country or the city, this bag incorporates old school style with new school features. There are 3 accessory sized velcro pockets and an elasticized water bottle pocket to keep all your bits and pieces sorted. This year we have also added buttons with catches so you can secure the lid for protection and stop it flapping in the wind. It also boasts 3 zipped pockets- 1 on the front flap for all the bits you need secure but close at hand, 1 on the front of the bag under the flap and 1 internally for extra security. The main compartment fits a 14" Netbook or anything A4 and has a dual zip closure. The back and bottom/sides panels have 5 mm foam to cushion the ride. Bristling with compartments this canvas carryall will become your new best friend! 

Additional information

Weight.760 kg
Dimensions35 × 5 × 30 cm

Black, Olive Green

12 reviews for Classic Messenger

  1. Andrew

    Awesome bag, hard wearing, outstanding quality, great price. I have a few Nomad bags, this is the best

  2. Chris

    Second Messenger we have bought. First taken backpacking through Europe in 2017. Brilliant for purpose. Bought new model this year, not because we needed to but to replace another bag. Even better. New features improve already great bag. They have both been used on daily basis on and off planes, trains and automobiles. Not one issue. Space for everything and everything in its place. Perfect day bag.

  3. Alex

    Love this bag! Top quality and very practical. I’ve been a customer since 2011 and will continue to be for years to come!

  4. Leah

    I first saw the Nomad bags at the Bower Bird markets in Adelaide. I bought my messenger bag for work. I LOVE it!! So many pockets, the orange inside makes it incredibly easy to find things. The canvas is super strong and hardy. The zips and magnet studs are also super strong. And speaking of zips , there are two on the main zip up part of the bag making it super easy to open from the left or right. The shoulder strap is nice and wide. I totally recommend these bags .

  5. Chris Ramsay

    Love it! I feel as though the quality of the messenger bag and its versatility are fantastic for the price I paid. I use mine regularly and as a motorcycle rider I also can say its comfortable and robust enough. Very nice Ta Chris

  6. Tony Agnew

    Overall pleased with purchase. I’ve been using the bag for a month now and it’s proved to be perfect for work use being able to fit in the most important stuff e.g. lunch alongside a tablet and files.
    The canvas is good quality and appears more durable than other bags I’ve tried and worn out. The orange interior makes it easy to find what’s inside.

    All up – pretty good!

  7. Rebecca

    This is the second Classic Messenger Ive bought for my husband- the first one was much loved and well travelled. It had trekked the mountains of northern Vietnam, climbed the temples at Angkor Watt and cruised the Pacific Islands – but then IT happened! The teenage son started work and decided it was perfect for his new job and little by little the bag went from our end of the house to the dark side where the teenager resides. But Christmas came and with it, so did another Classic Messenger bag in a new colour all ready to visite Petra, Jerusalem and Crete. Phew … crisis averted and family unity is restored.

  8. Dominic

    It’s my second bag from Nomad, and I’m not disapointed; the Classic Messenger is the single best bag of its kind I’ve ever owned. An excellent build quality, lots of pockets, enough space for most everyday essentials and all but the biggest laptop. I’ve tried messenger bags from Timbuk2, Wenger, Victorinox, Diesel, and many others. This one seems to be the perfect size, have just enough pockets, and is pretty fashionable.

  9. Fiona

    I purchased my ‘Classic Messenger’ at the Trove market in Bendigo. Its been fantastic and able to transition from work one day to art school the next. Nomads customer service has been outstanding. They were able to repair a small problem with the stitching and post the bag back to me in a matter of days. I don’t think I have ever experienced such willing and prompt attention from a retailer. Maybe that’s what happens when you’re dealing directly with the designers/makers:_)

  10. Michael

    I bought my classic messenger at the Port Fairy folk festival this year. Absolutely love it. Took it to Turkey and had it stashed in my kayak for 350+ km … lasted the distance and some. Great work team, looking at getting some more. Michael

  11. Richard Di Gregorio

    Brought a Cross Body Bag a year ago now in St Andrews, VIC. I loved the olive green colour and the design. It also looked durable. One year later, wow, What an Awesome bag! It’s held everything from iPads, keyboards, film equipment etc…and still looks amazing. Well done guys for creating such a great great product. Seriously, there’s nothing to compare. You can tell that creativity and passion is put into every product. Rarely seen these days. Well done!

  12. Jill

    Saw Marnie and Dean at Torquay Cowrie market today. I have bought 2 of their sensational bags, I bought the first one a few years ago and it it still looking great you can wipe any marks off easily or wash it. I must admit I don’t hand wash but stick it in a bag and it goes in the machine. There are so many strategically placed pockets so I can find everything easily. I am sold on these and don’t think I will ever go back to leather, so durable and practical for someone like me who likes to travel and take everything with me. Thanks and good luck with everything. I love my classic messenger! Cheers Jill

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