Classic Messenger

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$129.00 $119.00

Or 4 payments of $29.75 with AFTERPAY

It’s back!!  Upgraded and better than ever.  Now made from our new 16 oz, 100% Cotton C6 water Resistant canvas!

The Classic Messenger will be your best companion no matter where you end up.




There are so many things to love about a classic canvas messenger bag : nostalgia, honesty and all round reliability.

These are all the attributes we considered when designing this bag.

We were after something rugged and reliable, a comprehensive day bag or long haul traveller that will last the distance.

You can treat this bag rough and it will be forgiving:  take it out into the dust, dirt and rain then with a quick scrub you’ll have it back looking and performing at its best.

Equally at home in the country or the city this bag incorporates old school style with new school features.

There are 3 accessory sized velcro pockets and an elasticized water bottle pocket to keep all your bits and pieces sorted.

This year we have also added buttons with catches so you can secure the lid for protection and to stop it flapping in the wind.

It also boasts 3 zipped pockets- 1 on the front flap for all the bits you need secure but close at hand, 1 on the front of the bag under the flap and 1 internally for extra security.

The main compartment fits a 14″ Netbook or anything A4, and has a dual zip closure.

The back and bottom/sides panels has 5 mm foam to cushion the ride.

Bristling with compartments this canvas carry all will become your new best friend! 



  • Ultra Durable 16 oz Water Resistant (C6) 100% Cotton Canvas
  • High Viz Orange CORDURA Waterproof Lining
  • Adjustable Double Layer 5cm Shoulder Strap
  • Neo Magnetic Lid Catches
  • Easy Access SmartPhone Pockets
  • 3 Zipped Pockets (YKK Zips)
  • Drink Bottle Pocket
  • Double Stitched with High Strength Nylon Thread
  • Ultra Strong POM Plastic Retainers
  • 100% Vegan


  • Height:  27 cm
  • Width:  35 cm
  • Depth:  10 cm


  •  830 Grams


  •  9.5 Liters

Domestic Parcels

  • Regular Post:  3 to 5 days.
  • Express Post:  1 to 2 days.

International Parcels

  • Regular Post:  5 to 10 days.
  • Express Post:  3 to 5 days.

Australia Post

  • We ship all parcels using Australia Post.
  • The prices come fresh daily from the AusPost Server so you get the most up to date domestic & International rates.
  • You can track your parcel at this website : AusPost Tracking
  • Remember, If you happen live in a remote area it may take a little longer for the postman to find you, but he will find you.


  • We are committed to minimizing our Carbon Footprint.
  • To achieve that, all our products are shipped in Paper Parcel Packs where possible or Plastic Satchels only when necessary.
  • We do not provide any extra wrapping, bow ties or tickets of any form, so you will have only one piece of packaging to recycle.
  • Thanks for your support in creating a green planet for our children’s future.


  • 1 Year Warranty
  • We guarantee against any and all manufacturing and materials faults.
  • If you have any issues we want you to know we have your back.  Just use the ‘Warranty Form’ and we will get you back on the road asap.

Care & Cleaning

  • We only use 100% Cotton Canvas, So treat your gear like a super heavy duty pair of your favourite jeans.
  • Wash it with mild natural detergent in cold water and soak for a couple of hours.
  • Avoid any heavy chemical detergents, they all break down natural textiles over time.
  • Rinse in cold water, warm/hot water will shrink any cotton textile.
  • Air dry in the shade, sun and wet cotton equals the fastest way to fade the colour in all natural fibres.

6 reviews for Classic Messenger

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is the second Classic Messenger Ive bought for my husband- the first one was much loved and well travelled. It had trekked the mountains of northern Vietnam, climbed the temples at Angkor Watt and cruised the Pacific Islands – but then IT happened! The teenage son started work and decided it was perfect for his new job and little by little the bag went from our end of the house to the dark side where the teenager resides. But Christmas came and with it, so did another Classic Messenger bag in a new colour all ready to visite Petra, Jerusalem and Crete. Phew … crisis averted and family unity is restored.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    It’s my second bag from Nomad, and I’m not disapointed; the Classic Messenger is the single best bag of its kind I’ve ever owned. An excellent build quality, lots of pockets, enough space for most everyday essentials and all but the biggest laptop. I’ve tried messenger bags from Timbuk2, Wenger, Victorinox, Diesel, and many others. This one seems to be the perfect size, have just enough pockets, and is pretty fashionable.

  3. Fiona

    I purchased my ‘Classic Messenger’ at the Trove market in Bendigo. Its been fantastic and able to transition from work one day to art school the next. Nomads customer service has been outstanding. They were able to repair a small problem with the stitching and post the bag back to me in a matter of days. I don’t think I have ever experienced such willing and prompt attention from a retailer. Maybe that’s what happens when you’re dealing directly with the designers/makers:_)

  4. Michael

    I bought my classic messenger at the Port Fairy folk festival this year. Absolutely love it. Took it to Turkey and had it stashed in my kayak for 350+ km … lasted the distance and some. Great work team, looking at getting some more. Michael

  5. Richard Di Gregorio

    Brought a Cross Body Bag a year ago now in St Andrews, VIC. I loved the olive green colour and the design. It also looked durable. One year later, wow, What an Awesome bag! It’s held everything from iPads, keyboards, film equipment etc…and still looks amazing. Well done guys for creating such a great great product. Seriously, there’s nothing to compare. You can tell that creativity and passion is put into every product. Rarely seen these days. Well done!

  6. Jill

    Saw Marnie and Dean at Torquay Cowrie market today. I have bought 2 of their sensational bags, I bought the first one a few years ago and it it still looking great you can wipe any marks off easily or wash it. I must admit I don’t hand wash but stick it in a bag and it goes in the machine. There are so many strategically placed pockets so I can find everything easily. I am sold on these and don’t think I will ever go back to leather, so durable and practical for someone like me who likes to travel and take everything with me. Thanks and good luck with everything. I love my classic messenger! Cheers Jill

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