12 Best Leather Messenger Bags on Amazon
Messenger bags are a popular way to carry a laptop and other needed items in a classic, unisex look. We’ve assembled 12 of the most highly rated messenger bags on Amazon. Bags were chosen by rating. We attempted to choose bags with the most reviews when possible. They are also roughly the same size. We hope this list helps you out while you carefully choose which messenger bag to purchase.
Dimensions 13.25″l x 2.5″w x 10″h
100% 5 stars
Material: Leather with textile lining
Handles: Shoulder strap only
Closures: Push Button Release closure
Computer: * according to the reviewer: Will hold iPad Air, MacBook Pro 13″, Surface Pro 4 at the same time
Front compartment: 1 laptop pocket, 1 slip pocket, 1 zipper pocket, 3 pen holders, 1 D-ring
Reviews: With only nine reviews, this bag is well regarded. One commenter mentioned that the bag will hold far more than the listed computer (iPad Air, MacBook Pro 13″, Surface Pro 4 at the same time). One reviewer was taken with the broken in leather and estate brad looks.
Negative reviews: All mentioned that the bag needs a briefcase-like handle.
Dimensions 15″ x 11″ x 5″
Weight 3.05 pounds
92 % 5 stars
100% 4+ stars
Material: Premium Goat Leather with green canvas lining
Handles: adjustable shoulder strap and handle
Closures: flap and buckles
Computer: Tablet / Mac book / Laptop
Front pocket: Three outer pockets
Front compartment: padded partitions
Reviews: Commenters liked the appearance and used it for both work/school and as a purse. They liked the roominess and storage spots.
The only complaint was the stiffness of the leather.
Dimensions 16.75 x 4 x 13.5
Weight 0.64 ounces
90% 5 stars
100% 4+ stars
Material: Genuine leather exterior and interior, lined with genuine suede
Handles: shoulder strap
Closures: 2 strong magnets and flap
Computer: 15″ laptop
Front pocket: secure zipped pocket
Front compartment: front slide in full-width pocket and another full-width pocket on the inside
Rear compartment: backslide in full-width pocket perfect for sliding over telescopic handles of luggage
Reviews: As the most expensive bag on this list, commenters liked the high-quality feel and refined look. They mentioned that the bag is roomy and will hold a laptop, phone, a glasses case, a smaller umbrella, several pens, medications, etc.
Negative reviews mentioned the price. They would like smaller zippered pockets within the main bag.
Dimensions 16 x 6 x 13 inches
Weight 3.75 pounds
83% 5 stars
100% 4+ stars
Handles: shoulder strap with leather pads
Closures: Leather flap with two push lock closures
Computer: Padded sleeve for 14 to 15-inch laptops
Front pocket: a zippered compartment for cell phone and pen loops
Front compartment: dual open pockets, Open side pockets Interior zippered pocket
Rear compartment: Back open pocket with magnetic button closure with zipper pocket
Material: Top grain cowhide leather
Reviews: Commenters generally liked the bag and commented on the roominess and style. One said the bag fit 15.6-inch laptop, an iPad, headset, two phones, all power cords, multiple client files, and sales brochures. They also commented that the front pockets are large enough for an iPad and 5×8 notebook. The front pockets are huge.
Negative reviews commented that the shoulder strap is not detachable and pilling. The bag must be carried by the shoulder strap and there is no interior bracing.
Dimensions 15″ x 11″ x 4″
Weight abt 3 lbs
14 customer reviews
85% 5 stars
93% 4+ stars
Material: goat leather with olive green heavy-duty canvas lining
Handles: shoulder strap and handles
Closures: magnetic buttons
Computer: 15” Laptop/Macbook
Front pocket: external zipped pocket with flap cover
Front compartment: three padded compartments with inner walls, two zippered internal pockets
Reviews: Commenters liked the leather and the clasps. The shoulder strap is comfortable. The zipper pocket is perfect for sensitive items.
Negative reviews mentioned that the snaps failed, and the buckle is a bit flimsy.
Weight 2 lbs
77% 5 stars
Material: 100% Genuine Leather With Olive green heavy duty canvas
Handles: shoulder strap
Closures: flap with buckles
Computer: roughly 15”
Front compartment: 2 Inner Zipper Compartments
Reviews: Commenters loved the looks and the padding. There are a variety of interior zippered pockets. One commented it was easy to access the interior.
Negative comments included that the leather didn’t smell or feel real. They also didn’t like the buckles as they were cheap and came undone easily. They wished it had a handle.
80% 5 stars
91% 4+ stars
Material: buffalo leather with polyester lining
Handles: shoulder strap,
Computer: * according to reviewer held work laptop, personal MacBook Air, and an iPad
Front pocket: 2 external zipped, phone pocket, card holders
Front compartment: 1 inner zipped security pocket
Reviews: One commenter liked the roominess and felt it was very comfortable to carry.
Negative reviewers commented on the quality of snaps (broke loose) and that the threads were coming loose.
Dimensions 15.5″L x3″D x 11.5″H
77% 5 stars
89% 4+ stars
Material: Top Grain Crazy Horse genuine cow leather
Handles: Flat top handle; Removable, adjustable, thicken and padded shoulder strap
Closures: Front flap with easy-open push lock closure
Computer: Hold up to 15.7 inch Laptop, Computer compartment pocket fits 14-inch laptop
Front pocket: Front exterior with 2 zipper pockets
Front compartment: zip wall pocket, cell phone holder and wallet holder and 2 pen holders
Rear compartment: 1 zipper pocket on back side
Reviews: Reviewers were generally favorable. One person said it is used as a handbag, shoulder bag, and messenger bag. They liked that the leather was supple but bag stands on its own.
One reviewer carries a laptop, legal leather binder, notepad, a couple of files, copy paper for a printer (roughly 35 sheets), medium size stapler, tablet, wireless earbuds, corded earbuds, business cards, phone charger, tablet charger, laptop charger, mouse, my computer glasses and some pens. The buckles and handles are top notch and a heavy brass very solid
Negative reviews are that the zippers are shiny new brass ones and don’t match the rest of the bag. It is heavy. Many mentioned that the bag left stains on clothing.
Dimensions 4 x 16 x 12.5 inches
Weight 3.35 lbs
69% 5 stars
86% 4+ stars
Material: Full grain cowhide leather exterior body material with a fully lined interior.
Handles: Removable, adjustable and padded shoulder strap and pull through the top handle
Closures: tuck lock
Computer: up to a 15.6-inch screen in padded computer pocket
Front pocket: holds business essentials including a cellular phone.
Front compartment: padded computer pocket and three padded open accessories pockets.
Rear compartment: Spacious and open
Reviewers were generally pleased with this bag. One commenter listed bag as able to carry 15” laptop, padfolio, 2-3 books, pens, notebooks, newspaper and charging cable.
Negative comments included that the buckles need two hands to open. Another person found that the fabric between the zipper and leather ripped after 2 months. The location is not repairable and occurred outside the 30 day exchange period.
Dimensions: 16″X 12″X 4.5″
Weight: 4.4 lbs
68% 5 stars
84% 4+ stars
Material: Natural cowhide
Handles: Removable, adjustable padded shoulder strap
Closures: Front Flap
Computer: Fits up to 15.6-inch laptops, dedicated tablet pocket
Front pocket: Organizer holds business essentials
Front compartment: Removable compartment for cell phone
Rear compartment: Zippered with ample room for files
Reviews: Decent reviews commented that there was plenty of rooms for 2 or 3 books, laptop, and cables. They liked the two zippered compartments. The hardware complemented the bag and feel solid.
Negative reviews mentioned the lack of customer service. Also, the strap was labeled as uncomfortable and unreliable.
Dimensions 9”x 10.6″x4″
Weight 2.2 pounds
66% 5 star
84% 4+ stars
Material: full-grain cowhide leather
Closures: A flap with a magnetic snap closure
Front pocket: 1 Front Slip Pocket
Front compartment: 1 Main Compartment + 2 Inner Slip Pocket + 1 Inner Zipper Pocket
Rear compartment: 1 Rear Zipper Pocket
Reviews: slightly smaller than other bags. A commenter said that he carries a journal, stationery, and a moderately-thick book, plus pens, markers, my smartphone charger, and other small odds and ends. Pockets are nicely sized.
Negative reviews commented on the dye rubbing off, although the manufacturer recommends rubbing down the bag over the first few days of use.
Weight 2.7 lbs
67% 5 stars
87% 4+ stars
Material: Distressed look oiled leather
Handles: Shoulder strap
Closures: Zip top opening
Computer: * according to reviewer 13″ Macbook
Front pocket: 2 front utility pockets with magnetic closures and front zipped pocket
Front compartment: inside zipped and slip pockets and 2 mobile phone pockets
Reviews: Commenters loved the look and the unisex design.
Negative reviews commented on the zipper failure (while others had no problem). The shoulder strap failed one person. They also noted that the fitting and rivets fell apart fairly quickly and the magnetic button fell off completely.