Canvas Messenger Bag - The Commodore - Jack Stillman


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Commodore Waxed Canvas Messenger

22 Reviews

Satisfaction Guaranteed The Commodore Canvas Messenger Bag is a mid to larger sized messenger bag suitable for work or casual wearing. It has a rugged style to it which suits your adventurous spirit. The Commodore is ready to carry larger laptops up to 36x27cm. Suited to day to day commuting to the office and business that requires a shoulder slung messenger bag / laptop bag. Special features include the unique side pockets which expand into the bag to keep things compact. It’s also worth considering that the Commodore is made from tough 16oz cotton canvas that is naturally protected by beeswax.

Please note that all bags are custom crafted to order. Please allow 3-5 days before shipping.

Motorcycle Ready

The Commodore Messenger Bag has 7 mounting configurations on the back of the bag (9 including the side Brass D-Rings). Each one is reinforced behind the back panel with an added layer of waxed canvas making these attachment loops and the quick grab handle very heavy duty. Using these features allows it to be mounted to your motorcycle for use as a soft pannier. 


10 Year Warranty!
- Handmade from traditional materials
- Uniquely designed side water-bottle pocket keeps the bags shape discreet and allows drainage
Waxed Canvas shoulder pad (Ryan) included
- Reinforced rear handle
- Weather resistant flap design
- We use 16oz heavy beeswaxed cotton canvas that can be re-waxed using Granddad Jack's Sack Wax to maintain water repellency and fabric durability
Tully Shoulder Strap 126 cm * 3.8 cm * 2 mm thickness included
- Solid brass hardware
- All leather is 100% Vegetable tanned and hand stained and painted
- Dimensions: 38cm L x 28cm H x 13cm W
- Can fit laptops and tablets up to 36 x 27cm
- Weight 1.1kg

BIO (Buy it Once)

Jack Stillman is an Australian brand that specialises in making bags for motorcycle enthusiasts and other adventurers. All of our bags are made using sustainable, toxin free materials that are crafted together by hand. One of the underlying principals of Jack Stillman is BIO- Buy it Once. We believe that the resources of Earth are finite and wasteful products are not cool. A Jack Stillman bag uses traditional materials that add character to the bag the more you use it. Look after your investment by re-waxing it, conditioning the leather and keeping it dry and I promise you it will last you for decades not mere months. 

Learn How its made

Innovative Design

“I am passionate about bags and the Commodore Messenger Bag is not like any other. It’s been improved upon over 4 years to get to this point. Each iteration has seen it become smarter and tougher. Features such as the innovative side pocket design, the weather resistant flap and the reinforced anchors are all the result of listening to my customers. I want to make the designs that are smart, not just beautiful.” 

Jarrod Stillman (Designer, Jack Stillman)

Look inside

A bag is only as good as what it can carry. Internal space on the Commodore Messenger Bag is kept simple on purpose: to give you more options. The back panel is padded (comfort + protection). The liner is a 100% cotton. Organisation is a breeze with the lined waxed canvas pockets: spaces for your sunglasses, smart phone and a pen. There's also an added zippered valuables pocket. 

Customer Reviews

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Rob G.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Commodore bag

Just received my Commodore bag and it has exceeded my expectations. Very happy

Col M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Birthday Present

It took me a little time to get used to no external pockets, now I don't notice, it's perfect as I travel on public transport to work, so much better than a backpack, love it.

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Second bag from JS, this one a daily work messenger, perfect for travelling and the grind. Built well and built tough, ticking all the boxes-cheers Mr Stillman

Garry P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product


Bought for a gift and not used as yet, but was all I axpected

Australia Australia
I recommend this product

The perfect Getaway Bag

The latest item from JS doesn't disappoint. Heavy duty build for a lifetime of use awaits. Great design and great workmanship. I love the way it can be used as a soft pannier. A stylish, classic bag Indiana Jones would be proud of Be seeing you on the road!