Build Your Own Classic Messenger
Build Your Own Classic Messenger

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The bags that started it all. Back in 1998, Roland and Ellie created the “Courier”, at the time our only model, and what is now known as the XL Messenger. As our customer base grew, it became apparent we would need to re-imagine the original sling bag in a number of smaller sizes. In the decades that have passed, we’ve fine-tuned our Messengers to fit better, last longer, and be even more versatile than ever before. Starting with a weatherproof main compartment, heavyweight, 2” wide velcro keeps the main flap closed, while lengthy straps emerge from the base of the bag should you require extra security via quick release buckles. Not using the straps? They can be clipped out of the way, underneath the lip of the bag. A removable, quick release waist strap doubles as an adjustable sternum/ anti-sway strap when worn across the body.

Our Classic Messenger calls back to the origins of courier bags, and features our throwback Classic strap, which is thick, heavyweight diver's belt nylon. Threaded through our original nickel plated buckle, it adjusts from the hip, and offers a superb level of versatility once broken in. While it may not be the most intuitive strap in our lineup, for those that have used similar systems in the past (either old R.E.Load bags, or maybe even older DiMartini bags), it's a favorite. And we’ll set it up for use on either your left or right shoulder, whichever you prefer.

ALL R.E.Load bags are proudly made in Philadelphia, and carry our lifetime warranty, covering you against defects in craftsmanship and materials. For more information about our small family of stitchers, and how we’ve been guaranteeing our products for over 20 years, click here.

To help choose your color options, check out our Messenger Color PickerProtection rating: 3/3 NOTE:
  • Dimensions and volumes for all sizes are in thumbnail pics!
  • X-Large comes with base compression straps
: $132.00 and up

Messenger Size*:


Body Color*:

Base Layer Color*:

Webbing Color*:

Trim Color*:

Velcro Color*:

Thread Color*:

Liner Color*:

Add a Shoulder Pad:

Add Extender Strap(s):
Pair of Extender Straps [Add $8.00]

Logo Preference*:
Small Woven Label
OG Logo Patch

Add a Matching Celly Holder:
Yes [Add $30.00]

Production Time*:
Standard - 4 Weeks
RUSH - 2 Weeks [Add $30.00]

Additional Requests*:
I understand any additional custom requests must be approved BEFORE submitting this order

I understand that custom orders cannot be returned or exchanged.

  • Your choice of 1000D CORDURA® or Ballistic Nylon
  • Vinyl Coated Nylon Liner
  • Heavy Duty YKK Hardware


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