Full Custom Pro Messenger
Full Custom Pro Messenger

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After 25 years in business we have decided to move on to the next adventure. WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING ORDERS FOR BAGS. After announcing our plans back in July 2023, we kept orders open through late December and we are completely booked until summer 2024. As we near our true closing date in July, we will most likely be finishing up some half-made store bags and various other things to be put up in the Current Stock section, so please check there if you're still trying to get anything last minute. You can also stay up to date with anything we have left to purchase by following us on Instagram (@reloadbags).

Our FULL CUSTOM selection allows you to choose individual colors for every part of the bag. Go nuts, or keep it subtle, the options are limitless! To help choose your colors, be sure to check out our Messenger Color Picker

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, you have two large, weatherproof outside pockets. 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.

This bag features the all-day comfort of our padded pro-level strap, which is made with 3/8" closed cell foam wrapped in 600D CORDURA, paired with heavyweight nylon seat belt webbing and a military-grade polymer Cobra GT buckle. The action during tightening and loosening is silky smooth, and the quick-release buckle is rock solid until you actually want it to release, at which point an easy nudge with thumb and index finger is all it takes to be free of the bag. We’ll set it up for use on either your left or right shoulder, whichever you prefer.

Inside the bag, you can leave all of the space for large cargo, or you can get specific about exactly where you want your stuff. Some will love our big, open tri-pockets, while others will appreciate the extra security and pen slots offered on the organizer pocket. Add a rear inside pocket if you’re thinking of taking a laptop along for the ride (The Small will fit up to 13”, while the Medium fits up to 15” laptops. 17” laptops require a Large or XL). Upgrading to a Brightline reflective strip above the base packs a ton of nighttime visibility in a discreet little package.

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.

Protection rating: 3/3

  • Dimensions and volumes for all sizes are in thumbnail pics!
  • X-Large comes with base compression straps
: $217.00 and up

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Messenger Size*:


Body Color*:

Outside Pocket Color:

Pocket Flap Color*:

Base Layer Color*:

Webbing Color*:

Trim Color*:

Velcro Color*:

Thread Color*:

Liner Color*:

Front Internal Pocket*:

Rear Internal Pocket:
Yes [Add $15.00]

Yes [Add $10.00]

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

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

Production Time*:
Full Custom Bags - Mid July 2024

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®
  • Vinyl Coated Nylon Liner
  • Heavy Duty YKK Hardware

Optional Features:

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