Ridgeback Motorcycle Messenger - Waxed Canvas - Jack Stillman


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Ridgeback Motorcycle Messenger Bag



The Ridgeback doesn't brag. It's a back-to-basics shoulder satchel and saddle bag ideally suited to motorcyclists, FIFO workers and outdoors types. Its features are unnecessarily complicated, leaving its ample spaces open to multiple uses. The pinch-flap design creates a discreet but generous opening which protects the inside of the bag from weather and dust, while the floor of the bag is a huge 15cm x 38cm. Tonnes of space for a light jacket, lunchbox, camera gear, gloves etc.


The flap and the base panel are both double-layered 16oz heavy beeswaxed, cotton canvas. That’s 32oz’s of scuff and skid protection for your gear inside. We also reinforce the back panel with two added strips of canvas. Using Industrial strength machines we punch tough nylon thread through the cotton webbing and 32 ounces of canvas to create some pretty significant soft pannier options. Double, real brass D-rings at the top give you real options if you want to fix the bag to your motorcycle or bicycle. Use our K80 and K70 straps to configure a solution that fits you. 

Like all Jack Stillman bags, the more you use it and maintain it, the more unique it’s going to look over the years to come.


  • Dimensions - 33.5cm x 46.5cm x 15cm (23.6L)
  • Veg-tanned leather straps
  • Pinch-fold, weather-resistant flap design
  • Dual solid/real brass pin buckles
  • 2 Front organisation pockets
  • Reinforced rear handles and D-ring loops for attaching this bag as a pannier to bikes and motorcycles.
  • Can carry most laptops and tablets
  • Weight - 0.67kg
  • Tully Shoulder Strap Included (126 cm x 3.8 cm x 2 mm) 
  • T-Brace Stabiliser included
  • Ryan Shoulder Pad included
  • 10 Year Warranty!
  • Basic internal space
  • All leather is 100% Vegetable tanned and hand burnished and painted
    1. We use 16oz heavy beeswaxed cotton canvas that can be re-waxed using Fabric Wax by Jack Stillman to maintain water repellency and fabric durability. It's old fashioned and it works!


    We make small batches of our own bags in-house. So we are very confident in how they are put together and the materials we carefully source. This bag comes with a 10-year warranty covering failures in materials and workmanship. Please read here for more information.