RELOAD Messenger






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 R.E.LOAD’s customer base grew, it became apparent they would need to re-imagine the original sling bag in a number of smaller sizes. In the decades that have passed, they’ve fine-tuned their 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. 

Nobody offers a wider range of strap options than R.E.LOAD. Choose the all-day comfort of their padded pro-level 215 strap, the versatility of their throwback Classic strap, or the ease of our casual strap. They’ve got a range of webbing and hardware types for everybody, including the latest in military grade polymer buckles. And they’ll set it up for use on 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 their big, open tri-pockets, while others will appreciate the extra security and pen slots offered on the organizer pocket. Throw in a collapsible divider to keep larger items separated, and 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). Outside the bag, a handle can be a nice option for the office crowd. 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 a lifetime warranty, covering you against defects in craftsmanship and materials. For more information about R.E.LOAD’s small family of stitchers, and how they’ve been guaranteeing their products for over 20 years, click here

To help choose your color options, check out their Messenger Color Picker 


  • Dimensions and volumes for all sizes are in thumbnail pics!

  • Product images show optional 215 strap configuration

  • X-Large comes with base compression straps

  • If you are interested in getting custom graphics on a bag email us in order to receive a quote

$147.00 and up





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