When I was designing the workhorse model, I was thinking of putting every possible option into one messenger bag that I’ve ever seen, experienced or dreamed of – this is how this bag was born. Designed for hard, every-day messenger work, an undestructible messenger bag, filled with a lot of options, pockets, features.
The workhorse bag is made out of two layers: the inner layer is truck tarpaulin, a very tough, waterproof material. The outer layer is 1000 Denier CORDURA®, an extremely hard, impregnated and double coated, UV-resistant material. These two layers are not sewn together – the inner tarp is floating, so water cannot seep in through the seams, not even in heavy rain.
The bag’s shoulder strap is padded with a thick, 15mm (0.6?) padding, for extra comfort for your shoulders. This part can also keep your cell phone or walkie-talkie holders, or a small tool pouch also. The shoulder strap is made of seatbelt webbing, a very tough material. The shoulder strap is not reversible – you can wear it on the right OR left shoulder. There is a second shoulder strap, for your other shoulder – with this, you can wear the bag as a backpack, on both shoulders. Very practical when carrying heavy items.
There are two side compression straps on the bag – with these, you can compress the bag when it’s not filled. Also, just loose these straps when the bag is full, and it’ll be still comfortable, even with very bulky loads.
The workhorse bag has an outer back padding – offers more comfort when carrying heavy, or box-shaped items. The flap of the workhorse is longer than the standard messenger bag’s, so you can close it easily when it’s full.
There is a rain cover layer on the workhorse – this part prevents water seeping into your bag when it’s closed. No small holes on the sides of the bag flap – when the bag is closed, the inner parts are totally protected from water, rain, or mud. When your bag is totally full, the rain cover part helps you to extend the bag’s capacity.
There is an extra, second layer of CORDURA® on the bottom of the bag.
There are 6 pockets in the workhorse. There are two inner, slip pockets, and one bigger, inner pocket, which closes with a velcro. These inner pockets are made out of a mesh material, you can always see what you put there.
On the outer layer, under the closed flap, there is a big, expandable pocket, which closes with velcro. On this, there is a smaller zipper pocket, and a smaller slip pocket with a pen holder inside. And if it’s still not enough for you, you can order some extra pockets also.
On the bottom of the bag, there is a reflective stripe, and a blinky holder. A second stablilizer strap helps to keep the bag always on your back – this strap also holds the bag when the second shoulder strap is in use.
The Goldsprint Version comes with compression straps and inner zipper pocket