Commodore Waxed Canvas Messenger

28 reviews

Jack Stillman

  • 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.


    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. NOTE: Fitting is the responsibility of individual bike owners. 
    1. Dimensions: 38cm L x 28cm H x 11cm W
    2. Can fit laptops and tablets up to 36 x 27cm
    3. Weight 1.1kg
    4. Tully Shoulder Strap 126 cm * 3.8 cm * 2 mm thickness included
    5. Uniquely designed side water-bottle pocket keeps the bags shape discreet and allows for drainage. Fits up to 600ml water bottles (7.5cm diametre)
    6. Weather-resistant flap design
    7. Waxed Canvas shoulder pad (Ryan) included
    8. 10 Year Warranty!
    9. Handmade from old fashioned materials
    10. Internal organisation pockets
    11. Reinforced rear handle
    12. Cotton, burnt orange internal liner
    13. 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. It's old fashioned and it works!
    14. REAL Solid brass hardware
    15. All leather is 100% Vegetable tanned and hand stained and painted

Vendor: Jack Stillman

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4.9 Based on 28 Reviews
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Jan V.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Definite standout!

I'm no motorcycle enthusiast. Instead, I am a Swimming Coach. I was tired of the usual branded swimming bags that some coaches use, or the mundane and dull messenger bags others carry around. I've wanted this bag for a while - it is unique, bloody good looking and there is no doubt that it will last and last (and last). It is everything I wanted - enough space for the laptop, a few notebooks and the rest of the usual paraphernalia that I carry around every day on pool deck. Even though I waited slightly longer than anticipated for delivery, the communication was instant and courteous - even when I asked for the delivery address to be changed at the last minute. Also - it is the little details that matter - tags with warranty notes and putting the bag IN a bag for delivery. One thing I would like though is a stitched on white label (inside somewhere) to write my name and phone number on, in case I lose it somewhere? - but that is not a deal breaker. All in all, I am chuffed!

Brendan C.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Awesome piece of kit.

Great bag well made looks fantastic and big enough for my 15” laptop 2 iPads and chargers & other essentials.

New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product
Review no2

This bag has travelled everywhere with me, it’s my daily with laptop and diary and reading stuff and all the gear to keep close in my work life..I spend a lot of time in airports and on planes, and in workplaces and this bag contains and provides all necessities Mr Stillman.....perfect for me thank you sir

Dave M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Great bag, great service

Purchased the commodore bag to use for work, and am extremely happy happy with it. Fits all I need, and is so comfortable to wear/carry. I had a coupe of questions to ask when I received the bag, and Jarrod rang me back straight away. Am so chuffed that I went and bought the Motorcycle Ridgeback Messenger bag for casual use and could not be happier.

Jack Stillman

Good on you Dave. Happy to help anytime. Ride safe!

Raymond K.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Bag pretty good but 'motorcycle ready' is a bit misleading. Customer service disappointing.

The bag is fine. Experience? Not so great. The page advertises that the bag is motorcycle ready and misleads you to believe that you can just strap it onto any generic rail. I am not sure about other bikes but on my 2018 Triumph Speedmaster it requires a custom made rail. The photo of the T100 in the webpage has a custom made rail - not available in any retail joint (as of the time of this review - hopefully they exist now). I was offered to return the item for refund less postage, which I did (albeit late but I had been away, and the bag was still brand new untouched), only for Jarrod to rudely tell me that this was not possible, that "no business in their right mind" would do this, and that some customers were "wishy washy". Pretty arrogant and rude attitude. Anyway, not much can be done other than leave an honest review. The bag itself is fine but the question I was asked here was how was my overall experience, so here it is

Jack Stillman

Thanks for taking your time to review Ray. I take on board your comments about the difficulty you had getting the bag to fit your motorcycle. As you know, we were in constant contact and I made many recommendations to you and even referred you to Rogue Motorcycles and several other solutions online. In my opinion and by your admission, you didn't want to make it work, you expected it to just fit straight to your bike out of the post bag. I am personally comfortable with the fact that nothing on the product page could have given the average person that opinion. In fact, you were the very first. Nevertheless I will spell it out from now on. As for the return, let's all be honest here Ray: You purchased the made-to-order bag on September 15 and then attempted to return it on 22 November. I am a small business, not Target or Kmart and returning items after 3 months in your possession is just not a viable proposition for most businesses. I will let the reader decide if I was being unreasonable here.