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Best Messenger Bags in New Zealand


Messenger bags have come a long way from being the go-to bag of bike messengers, hence the name. As new designs developed, more and more features have been incorporated to ensure that you can conveniently carry your essentials anywhere you go, whether it be books, a laptop, or everyday items. Because you will be using your messenger bag daily, it is important that you get the best one.

What to look for

Before you even begin looking for a messenger bag, one of the first things that you need to do is identify the must-have features. This will hep you choose the right bag that would be functional and suitable for your needs. Here are three of the major features that you should look for when choosing the best messenger bag.

Having good storage space is one of the things that you should look for in messenger bags. We recommend that you see to it that the bag has the main compartment and a secondary compartment. The main compartment is an ideal place for your books and a laptop. The secondary compartment is meant for your other files, chargers, and accessories. It is always handy when a messenger bag has some extra pockets to access frequently used items with ease.

There are several materials from which messenger bags are made. The main ones being nylon, leather, canvas, and waxed canvas. You may choose a leather messenger bag if you love the touch, feel, and look of genuine leather. At the same time, a lot of people prefer natural, eco-friendly material and canvas has become a very popular option recently. Canvas is lighter and easier to carry fabric than leather. Since it is a strong and sturdy material, it is durable to withstand everyday wear. Quality canvas messenger bags are stylish and practical and loved by many professional people. There is also a waxed canvas option that offers even longer durability and better water resistance.

Quality Zippers
Finally, we would recommend that you pick the messenger bag with a durable zipper. Make sure that the zipper is of high quality and glides smoothly. If the zipper of your bag breaks, the bag will become useless. So before you buy, be sure to check all zippers.

Best Messenger Bags in New Zealand

To guide you in identifying the best messenger bags available in New Zealand, we have put together some of the best ones to choose from. Let’s start with the leather.

Leather Messenger Bags

Woodstock Leather Satchel from Rodd & Gunn, $799

messenger-bag-new-zealand-trendyfulWoodstock Messenger Satchel is a traditional style satchel perfect for the work commute. Suitable for laptops and tablet devices, this high-end satchel's understated design is an enduring classic that will get better with age. It’s made in NZ with 100% Italian leather and has got a lifetime warranty.

Statham Satchel from Merchant, $299.90

Messenger_Bag_New_Zealand_TrendyfulFor the organized man, this classic leather satchel features a buckle fastening flap, a sturdy shoulder strap made from webbing, and three interior compartments (plus pockets for your pens and phone). It also comes in Black.

Pierre Cardin Rustic Leather Computer Bag from, $303

messenger-bag-new-zealand-trendyfulThe Pierre Cardin Rustic Leather Bag is another beautiful choice. Made from rustic natural leather, this bag is both unique and timeless. The key feature of this bag is the padded laptop compartment. It has multiple pockets that are ideal for accessories such as chargers or headphones. It even has a designated pocket for your phone, as well as an interior zipped pocket! This bag can be carried using the adjustable shoulder strap or the top grab handle. Zipped pocket on the back is handy for any essentials you wish to keep within easy reach. The flap over design with magnetic snap locking makes it super easy to open and close. 

Lawrence Leather Messenger Bag from Trendyful, $189


If you love amazing quality and natural feel of genuine leather this bag is going to be your most favorite accessory. It is constructed using a luxurious cowhide leather that is durable and timeless. The interior is fully lined and is resistant to tear. It's got natural soft texture, bronze-colored durable hardware, and adjustable shoulder strap. Thanks to its full-length zipper, you can be sure that your things inside its roomy main compartment are safe. 

Norfolk Leather Messenger Bag from Trendyful, $189


This leather messenger bag is also made of superior quality cowhide leather and bronze hardware. It’s got a luxurious look, feels soft, and will be getting even better over time. This bag features two main compartments plus a number of pockets inside the bag to keep all those little things in order. More handy pockets on the front and on the backside of the bag. The adjustable shoulder strap can be used should you prefer wearing it on your shoulder. It can also be used as a briefcase.

Canvas Messenger Bags

Here are some options to consider if you prefer Canvas Messenger Bags but do not want to spend a fortune.

Urban Canvas Messenger Bag from Trendyful, $69

Urban Messenger Bag is made from Premium Canvas and is durable and versatile. You will notice precise stitching, a variety of compartments to organize your belongings and quality zippers to help it serve you long. 

Toledo Canvas Satchel from Trendyful, $65


It's time to stand out by owning this great looking messenger bag.
It’s made from Premium Canvas, Quality PU leather with cotton lining. It’s got an adjustable shoulder strap, numerous compartments and can fit a 13-inch laptop. Great for both students and business professionals who don’t need to carry much.

Tasche Canvas Messenger Bag from Trendyful, $90.85


Crafted with top-quality canvas and genuine cowhide leather this messenger bag will be easy to combine with classic and contemporary styles.  Spacious enough to fit your important belongings, this Messenger Bag will be your most favorite accessory. 

Plenty of space for small items as well as a padded laptop compartment to comfortably fit a 15-inch laptop. Simplicity, style and practicality all in one. Comes in Brown and Black colours. 

Canvas and Leather Messenger Bags

Another group of bags becoming increasingly popular is the one where genuine leather is combined with either washed canvas or waxed canvas. Here are some that are available in New Zealand.

Dale Messenger Bag from Country Road, $229


Perfect for the daily commute to work, this messenger is constructed in a heavy waxed canvas making it both hard wearing and durable. It features leather trims, a flap top opening, padded laptop sleeve and plenty of pockets to keep you organized. 

Saxon Vintage Messenger Bag from Trendyful, $102.35


This bag is the best-seller at Trendyful. Its high-end classic genuine leather sewn with durable waxed canvas makes it suitable for long-lasting use. The main shockproof padded compartment is designed for a 15.6-inch laptop plus it provides plenty of space for books, folders, and smaller items. It’s got that rustic, vintage look that is back in fashion these days.

Chester Messenger Bag from Trendyful, $90.85


Here we have it again, high-end classic buffalo leather sewn with durable 100% washed (not waxed) canvas material. You will be impressed with the amazing quality of stitching and how it is light, soft to touch and a pleasure to carry around.

This stylish unisex bag is great for work or going out. Decorated with metal buckle, easy magnetic latches as well as a smooth zipper closure. There are numerous compartments for different purposes as well as a wide & comfortable strap which is both adjustable and detachable. 

Riverton Canvas Messenger Bag from Trendyful, $102.35



This bag is made from quality durable materials - Genuine Cowhide Leather and Premium Waxed Canvas . It is decorated with metal buckles, easy magnetic latches as well as a smooth zipper closure. One main shockproof padded storage compartment is designed for laptops, notebooks and file folders. Two inner wall pockets can store your cell phone, USB driver, keys and earphones. One internal zipper pocket is for important objects like wallets/confidential documents. 

So here are just some of the good options to choose from. Good luck with making your ideal choice!

Take time to view the messenger bags on Trendyful. There are good chances that you will find that perfect messenger bag to compliment your style. Here is the link to view the full collection of Messenger Bags. I would also be very happy to assist you if you have any questions. You can message me from this page by starting the chat in the bottom right corner or you email or call me. Check out the contact page for details.

Agnessa K.

Founder, Trendyful

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