How To Choose The Right Messenger Bag For Your Needs

December 15, 2014 2 min read

So you want to purchase a fine Messenger bag and you've narrowed your selection down to a few different ones, but have no idea how to choose which messenger bag is right for your needs.  The right choice will depend on how you will need to use the bag, the type of leather that the bag is made from, and how it will fit your style.  Jack was kind enough to take a few minutes to explain the differences between Messenger Bag types and how to choose the one that will fit your needs, including which is best for personal, multi-purpose, and business use.


This video will help you decide which messenger bag is best for you!


If you're looking for a messenger bag that gets better as it ages, then you will want a bag made from full grain leather.  Full-grain leather offers needed strength and flexibility that will add to the life of the bag.  These bags are ideal for regular use.  Consider a bag from our Voyager, Arizona, or Spikes & Sparrow Collections that feature vintage styling with rough and tough construction.

The Arizona collection small messenger is made from tough buffalo leather with a hunter finish – it will accommodate an iPad or other tablet device, a notebook or sketchbook, with room to spare.  The bag features pockets to keep you organized.


If you want a bag with distinct design, consider our Spikes & Sparrow messenger bag.  It’s a medium sized full-grain messenger with north/south vertical orientation that keeps it closer to your body.  It is roomy enough to carry your essentials without being burdensome.  Its soft construction means it will bend to whatever you put inside the bag.  It features raw-edge design, a magnetic flap above top zip-closure for added security, and double front pockets for items you need quick access to, making this bag a customer favorite.


If you need a larger messenger bag that will work well in a professional environment, then our Voyager collection Full-size Messenger bag will best suit your needs.  Constructed from hand-stained vegetable re-tanned buffalo leather, this bag will build a rich patina and increase in beauty as you use it.  It has plenty of room for up to a 15" screen laptop, your files, and numerous pockets to keep you well organized.  Under the flap you will find two large pockets and a zippered pocket.  The main compartment has zippered closure for added security.  The back of the bag has a large zippered pocket and a trolley strap that’s perfect for travel. 


These Jack Georges Messenger Bags are easy to maintain and will actually look better with time and use.  That is the advantage of quality full-grain leather and sturdy construction.  If you're looking for a messenger bag that offers vintage, sophisticated styling while also being functional, see the fine selection on our Messenger Bag page.  You will find a messenger bag that’s just right bag for your needs – and since it’s a Jack Georges, you know it will last a lifetime!

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