- NEW Removable, adjustable strap with G-Buckle
- NEW custom aluminium G-Buckle locked down front flap = super secure
- NEW rear left and right mounting loops*
- LIMITED EDITION 100% Cotton custom printed liner
- NEW Leather embossed logo
- Waxed Canvas (water resistant)
- High grade canvas
- Genuine oiled leather straps with G-Buckle
- Leather edge protection and padded leather shoulder pad
- Two small external stash pockets on both ends
- Two larger - deep - pockets on the front.
- Reinforced handle on the back.
- Pockets for pens, sunglasses and a smart phone.
- Zippered valuables pocket
- Padded laptop partition (laptops up to 38cm in length)
- Dimensions: 38cm L x 28cm H x 13cm W
- Weight 1.1kg
The Commodore has become one of my most popular bags and the level of detail and reviews from happy customers speaks volumes for that.
Heavy grade waxed canvas
Waxed Canvas is a cotton base canvas that has been impregnated to with an inner membrane of wax as a barrier to moisture but also heat. The external material of your bag not only protects your content from damage, it also looks the part. Like leather, waxed canvas easily develops an aged, well worn patina that gets better looking the longer you own it.
Genuine Leather belts and patches
No expense has been spared when it comes to your bag. All of the leather used is genuine top grain cow hide. Leather elements have been strategically placed in order to provide protection and strength where it's needed. Notably, the leather edge protection of the top and bottom sides of the bag.
Custom Made G-Buckles
While other companies use traditional buckles and magnets Jack Stillman uses custom made aluminium G-Buckles for a variety of reasons. The G-Buckle is a single piece of non corrosive metal and replaces up to 5 inferior metal pieces that you might find in traditional mass produced buckles and magnets. That's 5 ways to break or fail.
G-Buckles are one piece and so will not seize in sand or mud or rust. They are silent and won't squeak against other parts. They are very secure and will outpace magnets when it comes to resistance to wind.
This design was also carefully considered when it comes to carrying the bag without securing the buckles. The buckles weight the flap down without leaving essential hardware at risk of falling off or being lost.
There's also the full width zipper on the top of the bag to keep prying hands out of your gear when you want.
Extra Pocket Space
I have always said, a good bag is a good system. Having a place for everything and everything in it's place is going to save you time and stress at critical moments. The Commodore offers no shortage in this regard. Notice the two external side pockets under the strap D's. You also have two large front pockets (each 17.5cm L x 21cm H x 3cm W) on the front.
*Soft Pannier Support
As a motorcycle rider myself, I can relate when customers ask about using my bags as a soft pannier for their bikes. I have responded to this by adding left and right, top and bottom webbed loops to the back panel of the bag. The straps are cross stitched down and offer 4 non-abrasive attachments loops for fitting the bag to just about any bike.
CAUTION: The use of this bag as a motorcycle saddle bag is at your own risk and I advise that you use a system that supports the weight of the bag as evenly as possible and NOT just on the two rear loops. Please also use the handle and or the side sling loops. The bag is primarily designed as a shoulder bag and I cannot be held responsible for damage caused to the bag when used as a soft pannier.
Inside the Commodore the liner is custom printed, 100% cotton 10858 at 140gsm thickness. I include a padded laptop partition capable of holding laptops 39cm wide, 26.5cm high and from 4cm thick. There is a secure elastic anchor to hold your laptop down when it's being transported in the pocket.
Also inside the Commodore is a zippered valuables pocket and open compartments for sunglasses, phone or other precious items. A largely unnoticed and underrated feature is this (above) secure anchor for holding keys, security passes etc. Simply clip them in place and you'll always know where to find them.