Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag

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Inspired by the heroic bags used by Pony Express riders and bike messengers our Duluth Trading Messenger Bag gives you ultimate utility in our heroically durable Fire Hose canvas and leather. Let?s ride!

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Duluth TradingFire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy access (3)
  • Enough compartments (3)
  • High quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
    • Commuting (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11), Yes (5)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    VERSATILE AND DURABLE

    By Schneidogg

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Project Mngr - Healthcare

    Pros

    • Easy Access
    • Enough Compartments
    • Expandable
    • Good Organization
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

      Many pockets allow me to carry items from pens to magnifying glass to scale/ruler to tape measure. I can carry folders for projects; newspapers; along with my lunch daily.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great satchel for work or play

      By Brian

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Easy Access
      • Enough Compartments
      • Good Organization
      • Good Strap Length
      • Great Color
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • Traveling

        Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

        use to carry laptop, tablet, books to work and vacation

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Bag

        By Keith

        from Freeport, IL

        Pros

        • 21st Century Saddle Bag
        • Attractive
        • Easy Access
        • Enough Compartments
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Traveling

          Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

          I read reviews that complained about the handle not being centered, it isn't supposed to be centered. This is a messenger bag, it hangs like a saddle bag. The zippers and seams are tough and durable. I would recommend this to a complete stranger. Buy this bag.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Bag

          By Dave

          from China & USA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Durable stylish
          • Functional
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Short shoulder strap
          • Small Laptop Sleeve

          Best Uses

          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

          This is an awesome bag that I can already tell will probably be my last messenger bag! My only complaint is that the shoulder straps are short. I carry my satchels low, and I'm tall, so I need a longer strap, and the straps are not changeable.

          Heads up that the laptop sleeve will fit a 13 inch macbook, but would not fit a 15 inch macbook or pc laptop. But the main compartment has room to fit a laptop of that size.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Bought for Son

          By Lisa A

          from Sierra Vista, AZ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

                Bought of this for my son for school. He is rough on his book bags.
                He is happy with the style and the amount of things it is able to hold. At this point it has only been in use for a month, hope that it will last a couple of years.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Awesome! Amazing Bag!

                By David

                from China & USA

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Classic style
                • Durable
                • Dynamic
                • Features
                • Well Designed

                Cons

                • Strap length

                Best Uses

                • books
                • Laptop
                • Travel

                Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

                I love this bag; it is jam-packed with features including easy-grab pockets and key-chain!

                The only down side that I've seen so far is that the straps are not as long as I would prefer. I'm 6' 6" and I prefer to wear my satchel bags lower, but these straps still fit me with the bag coming down comfortably at my side. So it will work!

                The flap cover does not extend all the way to the ends, which is nice for easy access inside your bag, but less secure for traveling abroad and getting caught out in the rain. The gap, however, is not bad enough that I think it will cause any problems at all.

                I can already tell the construction is solid, durable, and innovative, so I'm looking to forward to having this long-lasting bag!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A Good Bag for Small Loads

                By Art W

                from Oriental, Sailing Capital of NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good For Smaller Loads
                • very attractive

                Cons

                • Handle Is Not Centered

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

                  I purchased this bag based on many positive comments about using it as a laptop bag. I found that it works well as a shoulder bag, but when you carry a full load with a laptop and a book (admittedly items that are becoming scarcer) the offset handle makes carrying the bag awkward. After consulting with Customer Service, I determined that they offer a different bad that will meet my needs. This one goes back and I will be purchasing a new Bootstrapper Briefcase from Duluth Trading.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Somewhat disappointing

                  By Steve

                  from Kalamazoo, MI

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Lots of pockets

                  Cons

                  • Lacks rigidity
                  • Overpriced
                  • several design flaws
                  • Very floppy

                  Best Uses

                  • Carrying Gear To Work

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

                  I got this as a gift after requesting it to replace my old messenger bag. I knew it was not very rigid having read other reviews, and that certainly is the case, it is far less rigid than the photos make it appear. In no way does this stand up like the photos show. I will look for some kind of light stiffening material to make this less floppy and sloppy. Also, the handle is badly placed, it should be an inch or so more to the front. Third, there is no zipper to close the inner compartment and protect it from rain as my old bag has. Fourth, the front flap should be an inch or so wider on each side to cover the inner compartment adequately. It is attractive and all the various pockets are very nice, but its functionality and usefulness is diminished by the design flaws listed above. I hope DTC will redesign this soon.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Field tested - field approved!

                  By Mark Dunham

                  from San Pedro CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great utility
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hiking bag
                    • Photo Gear Bag

                    Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

                    I use this bag to carry photographic equipment and related supplies on short to medium hikes. On longer excursions it used to organize my field office. I love it!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Big Rex

                    from Bow , Washington

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Nice Style

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose and Leather Messenger Bag:

                        Fits the iPad and my binder nicely, looks great.

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