Best leather messenger bags 2017

A messenger bag is great if you carry around a lot of stuff with you – also it is perfect for biking. Often when you start out your day you bring along your laptop, gym clothes, and maybe your lunch. That’s where the messenger bag comes in handy!

Messenger bags are perfect for a business man, also, they come in a lot of different sizes from the small handy to the larger sizes which can almost replace a weekend bag. One of the great functions of a messenger bag is the ability to organize your stuff neatly in a wide variety of compartments and smaller zipper pockets.

Ranging from retro vintage leather messenger bags to the more modern fabrics we will take a look at a wide variety of styles so you can find the perfect bag that will match your style!.

Without further ado, our team’s favorite messenger bags!

Kattee Men’s Leather Satchel Briefcase, 16″ Laptop Messenger Shoulder Bag Tote


The first item on the list is the Kattee Leather messenger bag. This is a beautiful bag made from genuine cow leather, the leather is thick and soft and well constructed. The bag is lightweight and pretty large, it can actually contain a 17” laptop even though it’s going to be a bit tight. As the bag is made from genuine leather also this is a bag which will get a character as it ages – a graceful aging which will only render your bag more unique. If you love the smell of authentic leather, then your definitely in for a treat too!

The front of the bag has two buckles with a push button closure, a nice little touch. Inside you will find a big compartment which has room for a 17” laptop plus leaves you with a little more room, maybe a textbook or two. If your one of the mac guys, a 15” or 16” MacBook will leave you with plenty of space for other stuff. On the exterior of the bag, there is a zipper pocket which can easily store a tablet or some extra papers.

This is a great pick if you’re looking for a leather messenger bag that is stylish, functional and unique and in a few years, it will look like a family heirloom.It has a certain retro vintage look which we just fell in love with immediately!

Available on Amazon

Langforth 14 inch Laptop Satchel Messenger Bag Vintage Genuine Leather Canvas Briefcase


Second on the list is the Langforth messenger bag. It’s made from canvas and genuine cowhide leather and when you first get you hands on the bag you can instantly feel that this is a job well done. We have used it for a little over a week now and it feels like this is a real durable bag with great sewing. The stitching between the canvas and leather areas is seamless and nicely done.

This is a great bag whether it’s for university work or personal use. You can carry around everything that you need easy and organized. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a really good looking bag, retro with a modern twist and the lovely leather works really well with the gray canvas material.

The should strap on the bag is fully adjustable from 27.5 inches to 50.5 inches, it is held to the bag with metal hooks that can be easily removed if you do not wish to use the strap. Even though it is a wide shoulder strap it’s comfortable to carry around and the weight of the contents are spread so no issues are caused even on longer journeys.


The bag can fit and is designed to fit 14-inch laptop computers of all brands. The bag consist of:

1 main compartment – Which can fit a 14-inch laptop but also has room for your A4 papers or books

2 inner slip pockets – Can store cell phones, chargers, earbuds, and glasses etc.

1 inner zip pocket – Great for more sensitive personal items.

2 pen holders – Self-explanatory

2 front slip pocket – Pretty big and can be used to store your frequently used items.

1 back magnetic pocket – Size of the bag and also a good spot to place A4 papers or an extra shirt.

Available on Amazon(13″)

Available on Amazon(15″)

S-ZONE Mens Vintage Canvas Leather Messenger Traveling Briefcase Shoulder Laptop Bag Handbag


Just a beautiful design that mixes modern, classic and retro style – not an easy thing to pull off. The materials it’s made from is crazy horse leather, dense canvas, and satin silk. The result is a timeless classic and you can be sure that people are going to take an extra look at your bag, and think wow!

The whole synergy from the materials and design is just overwhelming especially at this price.

The bag has 4 magnetic clasps that ensure that the bag is securely closed and pretty easy to reopen again, along with that for extra security there is a zip securing the inner compartments of the bag. With the size of this bag, you can easily fill in your laptop, an a4 writing pad plus a book and with its extra pockets and an inner zipped pocket, you can bring quite a lot of stuff with you easily organized.

A great work or university messenger bag!


Main compartment 1 – Can fit up to a 15.5-inch laptop.

Main compartment 2 – Ideal for your books or notes.

Zipped pocket – within the inner lining a 15 x 15 cm zippable pocket lined with silky material.

2 open pockets inside the bag – roughly credit card sized.

2 open smaller pockets inside the bag –  for pens or pencils.

Available on Amazon

Samsonite Colombian Leather Flap-Over Laptop Messenger Bag


Next up is the Samsonite flap-over laptop messenger bag made from natural cowhide which gives our fourth bag on the list its own unique characteristics, for example, imperfections and color variations in the leather. 12” high and 16.5” wide so there is more than enough room for everything you need – fits up to a 15.6” laptop.

Comes with adjustable buckle straps and a nice discreet logo embossed at the front of the bag also has removable and adjustable shoulders strap. A very soft leather and a nice deep brown/dark color. It also has more than enough room to carry your laptop, lunch, 2-3 books and while it doesn’t offer a lot of small pockets for organizing it more than compensates for that because it Is very roomy.

This leather bag is minimalistic and unique, a great choice for a businessman who needs something subtle. The bag will speak for you. A very traditional look and made of high-quality material which means that this is a bag that will hold up in the long run for you. The sewing and stitching on this bag also look flawless. Just a handsome bag in many ways, especially if you like this traditional look.

An ideal pick for the businessman and fit the bill nicely with a suit.


Main compartment – for your laptop or books

Under front flap – you will find some small pockets which can fit pens, small notebooks or other small items you need.

Rear compartment – ample room for your files or whatever you need to carry with you.

Available on Amazon

Clean Vintage Hybrid Backpack Messenger Bag


Next one is from Clean vintage – a real hybrid bag which offers a lot of great functionalities due to the many straps, we think that this is an ideal university bag because you can use it both as a messenger bag or as a traditional backpack. Heck, this bag covers basically everything and can also be used as a travel bag.

Made from top-quality dense canvas in a vintage-rustic look, it is no designer piece but definitely looks okay. This bag is available in 2 colors Khaki or a navy blue. One of the cool things about the bag is that it’s pretty obsessed with organization, as you can also see on the pictures. The product dimensions are 15.5 x 5.5 x 12.2 inches. It can fit up to a 15.6” laptop.

This bag is what you need if you are looking for something cheap versatile and functional. While it is not the most stylish bag it compensates with being a very roomy, easy to organize and functional bag. A super versatile hybrid messenger bag and traditional backpack. Even though it doesn’t offer adjustable straps, when we used this bag we found it to have great weight distribution and it doesn’t feel bulky at all. We were overall very psyched about what this bag has to offer at its price.


Main compartment 1 – for your laptop.

Main compartment 2 – text books/books whatever you need.

2 small pockets inside the bag – For example for an external harddrive, phone or USB cables/cables. Really easy and neat way to make sure you are organized.

4 roomy zipper pockets – Can, for instance, fit a small tablet, your lunch or whatever you need.


Available on Amazon