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Add one or more of these features to your made-to-order bag! Choose from an assortment of colors too! See our Color Picker for available colors.

  • classic strap
    Classic Strap  detail^

    Our classic strap setup features nice, thick webbing, with both edges covered with trim for comfort and ease of adjustment. Nickel-plated hardware allows for off-the-hip adjustment. This is the default strap for all of our single strap bags, and although these days most people opt for the upgrade to our newer, padded 215 strap, old-school types still appreciate the incredible versatility of our original strap.

  • casual strap
    Casual Strap  detail^

    For those that choose to wear their bags loosely around the body or just off of one shoulder, the casual strap is a nice, simple, and soft alternative to our more technical straps. Features supple seat belt webbing and easy slide adjustment.

  • 215 strap
    Pro Strap  detail^

    The Pro Strap system features an integrated shoulder pad that incorporates adjustment/detachment at the center of the chest via a military-grade polymer Cobra GT quick-release buckle. D-rings facilitate easy tightening/loosening of the strap. This is by far our most popular strap option, due to the overall durability and ease of use.

  • For messenger bags with 215 straps, the standard is a nickel plated metal buckle. For quick-release options we have Austrialpin's highly acclaimed Cobra GT military-grade polymer buckles.

  • shoulder orientation
    Shoulder Orientation  detail^

    When you choose to Build Your Own Messenger, you can select either left or right shoulder orientation. Bags from the "In the Shop" section are left shoulder unless otherwise indicated.

  • waist sternum strap
    Waist/Sternum Strap  detail^

    Also known as an "anti-sway strap". This runs from the bottom corner of the bag up to a sliding quick release clip on the main strap, and will eliminate any side-to-side movement of the bag while it's on your back. Can also just be run straight across the waist to add support for heavy loads, or even in triple duty as an extender strap to carry oversized cargo. Waist / sternum strap comes standard on all single strap bags.

  • Single & Double Outside Pockets
    Double Outside Pockets  detail^

    Two bellows-style pockets that span the front of the bag. Pockets and flaps are lined and weatherproof. These are included on single strap bags, with exception of the Mini Messenger.

  • Strap Keeper Buckles
    Strap Keeper Buckles  detail^

    Most of the time, the heavyweight Velcro® on the flap will be enough to keep your bag closed, so you can just keep your flap closure straps buckled up in these instead of letting them hang down below the bag. These are included on every bag in our lineup. By the way, all of our plastic hardware is made by YKK® or National Molding®.

  • Side Pockets
    Side Pockets  detail^

    Available for all Midpacks, Flight Packs, and Megapacks. Two side pockets, with mesh drainage. Great for bottles, U-locks, and other small cargo.

  • Double Layer Base
    Double Layer Base  detail^

    The bottom of the bag usually takes the most abuse, so it makes sense to add reinforcement there. We include this for every single bag that comes off of a R.E.load sewing machine; stitching an extra layer of material to the base of the bag so you won't have to worry. Choose from either Codura® or extra-tough Ballistic Nylon material.

  • Base Compression Straps
    Base Compression Straps  detail^

    These run across the base of the bag and allow you to easily adjust the depth of the bottom of the bag by pulling on d-rings. Standard on our X-Large Messenger, Midpack EX, Flight Pack EX, and Megapack.

  • Brightline
    Brightline™  detail^

    This accent adds a subtle reflective line to the base seam of your bag. In daylight it looks like a simple silver contour and at night it will reflect a sharp line of light.

  • Internal Organizer Pocket
    Internal Organizer Pocket  detail^

    Sitting on the inside front wall, the internal organizer features subdivisions for smaller items, velcro® closure, and multiple pen slots. The size of your organizer pocket will scale with the overall size of your bag.

  • Tri-Pocket
    Tri-Pocket  detail^

    This feature gives you a set of 3 open pockets on the front internal face of the bag.Available on Small through XL Messengers.

  • Rear Internal Pocket
    Rear Internal Pocket  detail^

    The rear inside pocket spans the entire width of the back inside wall of the bag, and features full-length Velcro® closure (with the exception of the Rucksack and C-Series bags, which have a simple open pocket). Great for storing laptops! Available on all models of bags with the exception of the Mini Messeneger.

  • Outside Pocket Organizer
    Outside Pocket Organizer  detail^

    Adds a divider with pen slots inside the outside pocket. Available for Midpacks, Flight Packs, and Megapacks.