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Aerostich Waxed Cotton Dispatch Bag

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A functional merging of the style and waterproofness of Waxed Cotton, with the exceedingly useful features and detailed quality of Aerostich Messenger Bags. All sizes are constructed with a seamless bottom for maximum durability. Inside each bag is a usefully sized organizer pocket and “clip-on” key loop. These bags are soft, supple and feel like an old favorite from the first moment you strap one on. With use the waxed cotton develops its uniquely experienced personalized look. This continues to improve with use.

The 2" nylon shoulder strap adjusts quickly and easily with a cam lock buckle for a secure, comfortable all-day fit. An oversize removable load-spreading pad (in matching waxed cotton, with a grippy Ultrasude surface) provides all-day carrying comfort.

The large flap closes with both a wide strip of hook and loop as well as adjustable quick-release buckles to accommodate larger loads. There's also a handy carrying handle on top of the flap that you'll find everyday useful. Visibility is assured with a wide strip of 3M Scotchlite™ reflective running across the flap. Four sizes: Letter (9"×3.75"×9"/12"), Dispatch (12"×7"×12"/18"), Courier (12"×7"×18"/23"), Parcel (14"×9"×18"/26"). Black, Brown, Green, Yellow, or Orange. 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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Great bag, right sizeReview by Frank
I can admit it, I am a bag man. I have multiple bags for the various situations. My latest addition is the Waxed Cotton Dispatch Bag. In the past I have had a regular Courier Bag, but I found it too big and bulky. If I need to transport that much I have another bag to go to. So I like the size of the dispatch bag, it fits enough stuff for me to go to work and I like the feel of the wax cotton. It is instantly comfy to wear. Fit and finish is what we expect from Aerostich (first class). I also use the stabilizer strap, because I don't want the bag to move in a crisis or emergency maneuvers. Ordering was a piece of cake (customer service is awesome) all I can say is...buy the bag, you will not regret it. (Posted on 5/21/17)
Well Made; Great For Travel.Review by William
I have owned the waxed cotton dispatch bag for 2 years now. I have not used it on a bike at all, but I have taken it on several trips to Europe as a shoulder bag. It is the right size for carrying a light jacket, snacks, water and other items. It looks rugged and classy and stands out from all the usual backpacks people carry. The one complaint I have is that the strap gets pretty uncomfortable if the bag is heavily loaded. Quality is excellent.

I gave a lot of thought to getting the smaller Letter Bag, but as others have mentioned, that bag gets dangerously close to being a "man purse". (Although you could get away with that in Europe where it would be considered "continental" and not metrosexual). (Posted on 3/7/17)
Waxed dispatch bagReview by Mike
This is a great bag.

Well made, quality materials, great size, comfortable and stable while riding, there is nothing not to love about it.

Very happy with it.

***** Review (Posted on 4/30/16)
Don't even know it's thereReview by Pete
This thing is beautiful. It's SLIGHTLY smaller than I wanted in the deep area (front to back) on the bottom, but I think I can work around it. It holds a Dell 610 work laptop perfectly. I've ridden to work and back twice now and no matter what I've loaded in it (shoes, clothes, gym stuff, lunch, papers, glasses, etc... in various combinations) I CAN'T feel it off the back of my right hip. It's the envy of other riders, and the curiosity of everyone else... ("Why does it have that big reflector strip?"). It's my new favorite 'Stich product, knocking my Darien's back to 2nd. (Posted on 6/8/15)
Works well on or of a bikeReview by Mapes
To be honest I'm no longer a bike commuter. However I needed a good laptop bag and one that would secure my stuff even while riding the occasional commute. This bag did this all awesomely. I love the way it looks ( although I kinda think it has a "Logan's Run" kinda look). However why I wanted to write this review is recently I used this bag while shooting sporting clays...in the pouring rain... for 5 hours. This bag rocked even that. It kept my ammo dry! (Posted on 12/3/14)
Love it!Review by Tom
Have a cordura Courier (the stylish hi-viz of course!), and an ancient " floppy material" Dispatch in Blue Thought I'd try something a bit different. The waxed cotton is great! Has a feel to it that is hard to describe.....feels, um, "good". Still not sure I like it better than my old Dispatch, but its a very close call! (Posted on 9/26/14)
Love it!Review by 2007FJRpilot
I love this bag! I opted for the Waxed Cotton because of the waterproof character, and the Dispatch Bag size perfectly fits my 15.4" laptop, with a couple of inches to spare. This bag will hold substantially more than you might expect, and is good-looking, stable and waterproof.
It actually looks good enough to take into meetings and people continuously comment on how "cool" it is and want to know about Aerostich, which gives me an opening to talk about motorcycle commuting! (Posted on 3/17/14)
Love the Dispatch Bag!Review by Parker
This is my second Aerostich messenger bag. My first was a Courier bag that I used a lot for motorcycle commuting. Perfect for carrying a change of shoes, lunch, and work-related papers. I also ride bicycles and wanted something smaller to carry papers, notebooks, etc. to local meetings. I chose the Dispatch bag to be sure i had enough room for full 8 1/2 X 11" papers. It''s plenty big when opened up; maybe a little larger than I really needed. It's beautifully made, and the waxed cotton has a better feel for rolling on my townie bike. I'm very happy with it. (Posted on 12/8/13)
Excellent bag for business and casual useReview by Danno
I'd seen these bags online and in the catalog, but was never quite enticed enough to purchase. I attended the DC event in late Sep, and they had 'em on display. I was impressed enough to purchase one online a week later. As is often the case with 'Stich products, mere photos don't do this item justice. it's well built. Beyond that, it has a very sharp look to it, making it excellent for both work and casual use. I've already used it plenty of times for work use, attending meetings with it. But, it also is slick enough (the waxed cotton is quite unique) for casual use. I'm a 2-strap backpack kind of guy on a bike, but I've tried this bag several times now on a bike, and it rides quite well. All in all, a terrific all-around bag and a very good value. (Posted on 12/3/13)
Nice bag, Aerostich QualityReview by PMC
Bought this great bag for smaller work/travel. The quality you expect from these guys, waxed material is top notch. If you look around at other bags, you will notice this is very well priced too. Buy the organizer, very well designed and useful. (Posted on 6/15/13)

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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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