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When you need a shoulder bag that's roomier than a purse, more flexible than a briefcase, and more compact than a tote, try a messenger bag! Tough Traveler's messenger-style bags are designed to be both heavy-duty and light-weight, and sized to suit all needs. From our small and organizable Dayout to our huge Super Messenger, we are sure you will find the right bag.

An all-purpose, lightweight, great cross-body Messenger Bag!

SIZE: 15"w x 15"h x 3.5"d

  • Roomy Inside-top main compartment, covered by front flap
  • Flat zippered pocket on front flap
  • Organizer pockets/pen slots under flap (on outside of main compartment)
  • Full zippered mesh pocket inside against one side of the main compartment
  • Inside flat pocket against the other side of the main compartment. Closes with Velcro strip.
  • Key-clip inside main compartment
  • Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap
  • Hide-away web backpack straps on back
  • Grab handle at top
  • Lightweight Packcloth material with durable Cordura bottom
  • Machine washable & water-resistant
  • 100% USA Made

Price: $95.00
Color: Royal, Yellow, Orange

Messenger Bag

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SIZE: 15"w x 15"h x 3.5"d
  • All of the features of our Messenger Bag
  • Vinyl 'patch' for attaching an extra pouch or charms (not included!)

Price: $95.00
Color: Royal, Teal, Orange, Red, Yellow

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"I have actually bought your purple Messenger Bag in the past. It is a wonderful bag. It's big enough for me to carry the paperback books and other materials for my job, but light enough so that I am not hurting my arms to carry it."
Mary Ann Jarvis, Albany, NY


SIZE: 11.5"w x 10"h x 3"d

  • A mid-size courier purse
  • Long, 2" wide adjustable-length strap
  • Main zippered pocket with internal zippered change purse
  • Includes key-clip and pen slots
  • Flat zippered pocket on outside flap
  • Made of sturdy Cordura material, also available in soft Saddlecloth

Price: $65.00
Color: Navy, Burgundy, Wheat, Camouflage, Navy(Saddlecloth)

Dayout Purse

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SIZE: 11.5"w x 10"h x 3"d

  • A mid-size courier bag
  • Long, 2" wide adjustable-length strap
  • Main zippered pocket with internal zippered change purse
  • Includes key-clip and pen slots
  • Made of sturdy Cordura material, also available in soft Saddlecloth

Price: $49.00
Color: Royal, Teal, Navy, Burgundy, Wheat, Camouflage, Navy(Saddlecloth), Black

The Day-Bag

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SIZE: 8.5"w x 7"h x 4"d

  • Flap top covers one main zippered compartment
  • Flat zippered pocket on reverse side of flap
  • Pencil slots, organizer pocket, and key clip on front of bag, under front flap
  • Full-size, flat open pocket on back
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  • Zippered change purse inside main compartment
  • A great little bag for special events or everyday!
  • Machine washable & water resistant
  • Available in either durable 1000 d. Cordura or attractive (and still very durable!) diamond-patterned Diamond Ripstop (choose when selecting colors).
  • 100% USA Made

Price: $53.00
Color: Blueberry Diamond, Red, Pink, Navy, Mermaid Green, BlackDiamond


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American made briefcase

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An elegant - and useful! - shoulder bag that also acts as an unobtrusive, small briefcase!

SIZE: 14" x 10" x 3" (bottom expands to 6")

  • Main compartment has open pocket (for folders, etc.) with lightweight hidden rod inside for added rigidity
  • 2 zippered pockets
  • Open pocket & key hook under front flap
  • Zippered pleated pocket on back
  • Zippered bottom expansion from 3" to 6" depth
  • Made of sturdy 1000 d. Cordura material. Machine washable. Water-resistant
  • Perfect for travel, office, a day-out that includes papers
  • 100% USA Made

Price: $95.00
Color: Peacock, Royal


Mule Bag


SIZE:14"h x 10"w x 9"d

  • Wear with strap diagonally across your chest, or long at your side
  • Large main compartment closes with Velcro® for easy stashing and quick opening
  • Soft, padded, long shoulder strap
  • Open flat pocket on front
  • Mesh water-bottle pocket, or good for cell-phone
  • Decorative rainbow web
  • Sturdy Packcloth material. Machine washable. Water-resistant
  • 100% Made in America

Price: $85.00
Color: Black, Grey, Royal, Teal, Natural, Burgundy


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