Solo Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag

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Regular price £153.00 GBP
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A traditional carry satchel with old-fashioned looks. Read more to see why this bag makes the competition look cheap. More information
  • 10-year-warranty 10 Year
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One of Jack Stillman's original designs, the Solo is everything you'd expect and old fashioned satchel to be.

The hand-made nature of the Solo is evident the moment you touch it. The waxed canvas is a premium 16oz, and makes lesser canvas bags look cheap. 

Notable design advantages of the Solo are its pinch flap design that seals the interior off to the environment while granting instant access to your gear. 

At just 34cm wide at the base, the Solo Messenger Bag is a perfect size for men and women who want to carry their daily essentials. It’s the perfect size for motorcycles riders, commuters or day travellers who want to carry a few essentials and a small bottle of water. 

Looking on the back is another reason Jack Stillman bags set themselves apart from the fakes. Each bag is fitted with an enhanced cotton webbing and D-ring system on the back for a multitude of mounting options. This makes the Solo easier to attach to a motorcycle, bicycle, vehicle or wheelchair as a saddle bag and also more compatible with our T-Brace stabiliser. 


Jack Stillman specialises in making our range of authentic, heritage luggage, bags and accessories. Our processes and the raw materials we use are unmatched, ensuring anything we offer can be covered by our 10 Year Warranty. All of our gear is made in-house by our own full-time team of specialists. We only use:

  • 100% cotton that has a coating of natural wax to protect it from rainfall and moisture. No plastics here. 
  • Real brass that is 100% recyclable and will never loose its market value.
  • Our leather is naturally cured Vegetable Tanned Leather that is hand coloured, burnished and edged. 
  • Quality YKK zips that are considered the best in the world. 

All of these materials create a product that you can be sure will stand the test of time and look better with use than it does brand new. 

  • Australian Designed
  • 16oz Beeswaxed Cotton Canvas
  • 100% Vegetable Tanned Leather - Hand-Stained and Burnished
  • Woven-In Tough YKK Zipper
  • Weather Resistant Fold-Over Flap Design
  • Solid Brass Hardware
  • 34cm L x 26cm H x 8cm W (The top opening of the bag is 38cm L).
  • Tully Shoulder Strap Included (126 cm x 3.8 cm x 2 mm)
  • 0.70kg
  • Double Front Utility Pockets (14cm x 14cm)
  • Reinforced Rear Mounting Loops and real brass D-rings (saddle bag)
  • Ryan Shoulder Pad Included
  • Internal Organisation Pockets
  • Cotton, burnt orange internal liner
This product is made from waxed cotton canvas. It’s heavy duty canvas but still needs to you treat it like cotton - not kevlar. To clean, brush off heavy dirt and then wash with warm water. Use mild detergent for a more thorough clean. RE-WAX with Jack Stillman’s Fabric Wax to maintain water-resistance and abrasion resistance.
Please refer to our shipping policy in the footer menu for more information. If this item is a PRE-ORDER please take note of the expected shipping date explained on this page. We use Australia Post for delivery and will send you a shipping confirmation and tracking number via email when your order is shipped. Please check your junk mail if you don't find it.
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The best camera bag I've owned!

I have been searching for the perfect light, compact, hard-wearing, heavy-duty, good looking, quality-made CAMERA messenger bag for, I dunno, 20 years? Then I saw the Solo Messenger in the Fremantle store and I knew it was it. It really is. Not only does it look amazing and legit, it is so well made and feels like it will outlive me. I got a quality padded camera insert online, which fitted perfectly, and easily houses my Fujifilm X-T4 with lens attached plus two other lenses and accessories. Check out the photos. It's a full bag but doesn't feel in any way precarious or over full. I wasn't sure about the open top (no zip) but with the buckle straps on the front it feels safe and secure whenever I am walking with the camera packed away. I added an optional Jack Stillman strap to the top (looks the same as the bag) to easily pick up the bag without having to use the shoulder strap. Seriously, I am in love with this bag hah. For a mirrorless setup like a Fuji or Nikon Z or whatever, it is perfect.

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Thank you for the fantastic words Tevilspek! Glad to hear it suits your needs :)

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I recommend this product

Solid build

Classy item that's functional as well. It's my everyday bag.

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Handy as

Still using it, still getting used to it. The only improvement I’d like to see that the leather straps be made out of a little heavier leather and maybe the flip lid could have a backbone added to it along with a hand carry handle maybe. I might see a boot maker to see if they can help with the mods.otherwise hope to get many years from it. The wife is keen on looking at grabbing a couple of your poncho’s in due course so the discount offer is very much appreciated

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Perfect for my regular trip's

As high a standard as my other products I've got from you guys. Absolutely love it.

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Solo Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag

Excellent piece of kit - am a medical professional and is strong and robust enough to carry on my bike and also very professional - very happy.