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Aerostich Dispatch Bag

SKU: 905

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$137.00

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The fastest, most comfortable, versatile and easy to way to carry stuff on a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle. Triangular in cross-section, messenger bags wrap around your back and stay in position when riding. The original ‘Courier’ size holds a small briefcase, a few magazines and some files…plus a tablet and notebook computer with room to spare. It is the most versatile and best selling size.

All are constructed of 1000D PU-backed Cordura nylon, with a seamless bottom for maximum strength and durability. All also feature a bright yellow reinforced PVC waterproof inner lining. Also inside is a usefully-sized organizer pocket (two on the Parcel size) and ‘clip-on’ key loop.

After long use they’ll develop an ‘experienced’ patina that reflects your individual patterns of use and wear. The 2" military-spec nylon shoulder strap adjusts quickly and easily via a cam lock buckle for a secure, comfortable fit. For heavy-load all-day comfort, there is an oversize, removable, load-spreading shoulder pad with a grippy Ultrasude surface (it’s optional for the Letter size).

The flap closes with a wide strip of hook and loop as well as adjustable side-release buckles to accommodate oversized loads. There's also a useful carrying handle on the top center. Visibility is assured with a wide strip of 3M Scotchlite™ reflective running across the flap.

These bags are as simple to put on as a guitar, and easier to learn. Red, black, grey, hi-viz lime yellow, or blue (or limited edition pink in letter, dispatch, and courier sizes only).

Four sizes: Letter (9"×3.75"×9"/12"), Dispatch (12"×7"×12"/18"), Courier (12"×7"×18"/23"), Parcel (14"×9"×18"/26"). Made in USA

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In 2014 Abhi, the creator of of bike-urious.com, reviewed his Aerostich messenger bag here.
Two years later in 2016 bike-urious.com contributor Cas V. also reviewed his Aerostich messenger bag here.
Two unique riders in distant locations with different riding patterns with two usefully different stories. No spoiler alert needed…both stories are revealing.

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Amazing bag Review by Brian
I got this bag (in grey) around ten years ago. It is still in service and still looks nearly new. I have used it for carrying items large and small on and off the bike through all kinds of weather and college. My kids have borrowed it for their school book return days each year and still it soldiers on. I kind of balked at the price when I bought it but a friend with an aerostitch suit convinced me to go for it. I'm SO glad I did. My son has gone through a number of timbuk2 and Ogio bags doing similar duty in the same time frame. The economics of this speak for themselves. He has tried to abduct my bag a number of times but so far I have thwarted his attempts. Seems odd to have a bag that is coveted more than the laptop etc that are carried in it, but that's where we are. The reflective strip is still a real eye grabber for headlights behind me too. I LOVE this bag. (Posted on 9/5/13)
alpha to omegaReview by Wolf
Other than the high quality and thoughtful simplicity of my recent Aerostich Courier bag (with stabilizer strap), it has also become my off-moto gear for all seasons. Perfect for air travel, tourism, road-trips, concerts, biz and all things done off my bike, it has become one of my most valued tools. All the compliments and questions from non-riders, struck by the bag's austere good looks and design, affirm that form following function can be style indeed. (Posted on 9/15/12)
Great bagReview by BeachMoto
As with all 'Stich products, there are no disappointments here. Great bag. It replaced my backpack/computer case that was falling apart. I use this bag everyday (even on days that I have to wear a suit and a tie). I ended up using a small padded case with my laptop so not to damage it if I bang the bag somewhere. Thanks for a great product. (Posted on 6/1/12)
bagReview by frank
Exactly what I needed as a carry on for a trip to Denver. Worked great (Posted on 6/1/12)
Great bagReview by Lincoln
I needed something to carry street shoes and small items in the rain, and I had trouble finding the right size bag. I finally stumbled on this one, made with the same attention to detail, design, and craftsmanship as my Falstaff jacket. The materials are top-notch, and the whole thing works perfectly. Highly recommended. (Posted on 2/18/12)
another bagReview by yeloboomer
OK.. this is the 4th bag we've bought ( I think... might be more ), Dispatch, Courier.... we got'em all. One of the Dispatch bags I've had for years, just went back to have a little repair work on it. Aerostich called me since the repair would be half the price of a new bag. Well... gee, thanks... nice to know, but no way I'm giving up my old bag, fix it please!
The latest purchase was a pink one for Wifey. Now she won't 'borrow' mine and I won't be borrowing her pink one. (Posted on 2/6/12)
How did I live without itReview by Bayou Crier
I've looked at these for years and finally took the plunge and purchased one.
This is more handy than a pocket on a shirt............yeah I use it in the car too. (Posted on 12/13/11)
Great for commutingReview by MotoGirl
I just started using this bag to commute to work and just around town (NYC). It is lightweight, but really holds alot. I purchased the organizer with it, which I recommend as it prevents the smaller items from getting lost in the bottom of the bag. The dispatch bag is great for commuting and is able to hold gym clothes as well as work files, etc. It stays in place when riding and has a very comfortable shoulder pad. I barely felt it. The quality is really excellent and I love that it is made in the USA. (Posted on 10/22/11)
Getting the girl ready to rideReview by Canyon Lake
My wife has the Courier bag in pink and now our 7yo has one herself. It works great when I take her to school on the bike and when she rides the bus. (Posted on 10/10/11)
Tough X10Review by GottaRideMN
I buy a lot of different things from 'Stich so a few years back when The Boy was once again in need of a bag for school I finally decided to get him a Dispatch bag. See, until then, he always used backpacks those one shoulder things like most of the kids. Problem was; none held up. Last time we even bought a real high end pack but it was falling apart within 5 months. Most were lucky to make it through a quarter. The cause was that the Boy never used his locker and carried all his books and supplies everywhere every day. They all fell apart. The zippers would fail, the books wear through the sides, seams burst and buckles snapped. Yes, he is a one man torture test.
I figured the 'Stich bag would hold up better. Well, it is MUCH better. So far infinitely better. He used it for two years and, other than looking dirty, it is in the same shape as when we bought it. The Boy decided that for his senior year he wanted a new bag. So I bought him a new dispatch that, luckily, came in his school colors (Red and Black). I now use the old one for my school/lunch/everything bag and ride motorcycle every day. Much more comfortable to ride with than a backpack and easier to get on and off; doubly so when wearing an armored jacket. Plus it keeps everything dry.
Made in the USA, much more bang for the buck and looks like it might last forever. Seriously, I'm POed at myself for not getting one sooner. I have other relatives going to school or ride motorcycles; I may have found the perfect gift for them.
(Posted on 9/24/11)

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Our favorite Messenger bag, too...

A Mr. Subjective History on Aerostich Messenger Bags
(Rev 3-2017)

Aerostich messenger bags are one of my favorite Aerostich products. They differ substantially from all of the other kinds of similar bags you’ve seen elsewhere. Essentially, these are a lot heavier-duty.

The primary reason we like messenger bags so much because they are so easy to use for urban and utility motorcycle riding. They go on-and-off quick and are versatile. One of these bags hangs empty, near my riding gear, so I can grab it whenever the destination involves picking up something, or whenever I need to carry something fast without using bungees. Messenger bags are a key technology for every day motorcycling…An invaluable tool.

These bags are the first ever to incorporate advanced, modern materials: Cordura Nylon, nylon webbing, Fastex quick-release buckles and strap adjusters, Velcro and 3M Scotchlight reflective. The only other bags of this type when these were created used basic canvas, and were carried mostly by the document couriers in larger cities.

The official introduction of the first Aerostich messenger bag happened nearly thirty years ago at one of the old Motorcycle Dealernews trade shows. I remember standing at the end of a table in a small private conference room at one of the hotels, giving an informal presentation to Motorcyclist Magazine’s then Editor-in-Chief Mitch Boehm and several other staff editors. “The daypack is dead!” I begun, trying to sound as declarative as possible. “The era of the messenger bag is beginning.” A colorful selection of the Aerostich messenger bags spread across the table. As some editors started examining them I explained why this nearly unknown style of bag was so great for motorcyclists. And why I believed they’d rule in the future. And why these were made exactly the way they were. It felt as though we were pioneering something entirely new.

A few years later other messenger bag companies started up and their far less heavy-duty versions of this type of bag quickly became a college bookstore commodity. Today hundreds of other messenger bag variations are available from dozens of companies…but the Aerostich messenger bags (by size: 'letter', 'dispatch', 'courier', and 'parcel') are the original.

About ten years ago we created a new range of wax cotton messenger bags in several colors, added the color pink to the Cordura line and developed an optional internal organizer pocket system for all of the three larger-sized bags. An Aerostich messenger bag is a handcrafted American-made tool for carrying stuff when riding a motorcycle.

– Mr. Subjective

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