Throughout ancient history (and probably yesterday), runners have competed against homing pigeons, smoke signals, and riders on horseback to deliver timely messages ranging from the mundane to the imperative. Long before there were mechanized courier services, foot messengers physically ran (or walked when no one was looking) miles to their destinations. There are still marathons ran today, directly related to actual historical messenger routes, keeping the courier spirit alive.
The Durham Messenger is as time-honored as “the message” it carries with its rich color. Adding modern convenience to a conventional bag, engineered for extreme versatility. Your belongings will be kept safe with the easy zippers and can be easily organized in a variety of gussets, dividers, and stashes. It's so convenient that you're going to use this bag 90% of the time. Plus the leather gets better with time.
Each bag is carefully hand-cut and stitched using only genuine Grade A Leather. The integrity of our leather is complemented by the sturdy copper hardware, designed to be both durable and cleanable, making this the last bag you will need to ever buy.
With time, the patina will develop on the leather. It is something unique to natural products – leather gets it, so does wood. If ever there was something as aging gracefully – a patina is a shining (you see the pun?) example of it!
- Handmade item
- Materials: Grade A Tanned Leather, Stainless Steel Zipper, Waxed Nylon Thread, Copper Heavy Duty Hardware
- Measures 34 x 24 x 11 cm (13.4 x 9.4 x 4.3 inches). 34 cm across is the width of the bag at the narrowest end at the bottom of the bag. The top end of the bag is slightly wider.
- Fits a Macbook Pro 13" but not a Macbook Pro 15".
- Weight: 0.95 kg (2.1 lbs)
Shipping and Handling Time
Free shipping. Please allow 7 days for the making. We custom make each bag after you order them. Shipping takes 5-7 days and we ship to USA, UK, all Europe, Canada, AU & NZ.
Euro region (excluding Norway, Finland & Denmark) & UK shipments has no VAT or import taxes because we use our UK workshop for transhipment. For USA & AU, we will clear customs for you too so there is no import taxes. Canada and NZ takes an additional 7 days for shipping and there might be customs charges.