Canvas Messenger Bag - The Commodore - Jack Stillman

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Commodore Waxed Canvas Messenger


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  • The Commodore Messenger Bag is a handsomely designed shoulder bag that is covered by an Australian 10 year warranty. Enjoy the peace of mind. 
    1. 10 Year Warranty!
    2. Handmade from traditional materials
    3. Uniquely designed side water-bottle pocket keeps the bags shape discreet and allows drainage
    4. Reinforced rear left and right mounting loops - This bag can be used as a soft pannier on a motorcycle
    5. Waxed Canvas shoulder pad (Ryan) included
    6. Internal organisation pockets
    7. Reinforced rear handle
    8. 100% cotton custom-printed liner
    9. Weather resistant flap design 
    1. PLEASE NOTE: Your bag is made to order. Please allow 3-5 days for your bag to be handmade prior to posting.
    2. 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
    3. Tully Shoulder Strap 126 cm * 3.8 cm * 2 mm thickness included
    4. Solid brass hardware
    5. All leather is 100% Vegetable tanned and hand stained and painted
    6. Dimensions: 38cm L x 28cm H x 13cm W
    7. Can fit laptops and tablets up to 36 x 27cm
    8. Weight 1.1kg
    1. Most items are made to order and take between 3-5 days to prepare before shipping. 
    2. If there are delays expected we will let you know.
    3. All shipping comes with tracking so you can see how your order is travelling and when to expect it. 
    4. For all other shipping related questions please check our support articles or contact us via Messenger or here

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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. 

The Commodore is the answer to your search for a rugged messenger bag to carry a decent payload and look better the more you work it. 

The Commodore is made from 16oz heavy bees waxed cotton canvas, veg tanned leather and solid brass hardware. It's designed to look like something your great uncle lugged out of France at the end of WW1. 


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. 

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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 custom printed cotton with our epic Comic Book story Dead Gauntlet. 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.