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Carrier Brief Messenger Bag

SKU: SKU-131by Frost River


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Three options of classic waxed canvas messenger bags with different options so you can find the one that’s just right for you, all made by hand in Duluth, MN. Each one comes with an attached 2″ cotton web strap, inside organizing panels and pockets and the legendary durability of our waxed canvas, premium leather and solid brass hardware — it’s part of why these messenger bags are guaranteed for life.

Watch the video and get more info by clicking the overview section below.




The modern messenger bag presents an option to a backpack “slung” a  over a shoulder. We build the Carrier Brief in three versions, each offers functional styling combined with waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware, all are crafted by hand at Frost River in Duluth, Minnesota.

The Premium Carrier offers a padded sleeve, leather shoulder pad, a snap closure, and extra leather on the main flap. The Carrier Messenger has a large zippered slip pocket and is a great starting price point. The Carrier Bike Messenger Bag has a waistbelt to stay where it belongs during bicycle travel. Consider a Vintage Messenger for extra style points.  All are simple, reliable, and a little hip (cause that’s where you wear them)… there’s a Frost River Carrier Brief Messenger Bag to help keep you moving forward no matter how you choose to travel.




11″h x 15″w x 4″d. 660 c.i. (Approx.)


2 lbs. (Std.) 2.30 lbs. (Premium)


Large flap over main compartment (Snap closure on padded pocket).

Exterior Pockets

1 slip.

Interior Pockets

1 slip, 1 zipper (No zipper on padded model).


Internal, smaller slip pockets.


Double canvas.

Shoulder Strap / Length

2″ cotton web with adjustable slide – Up to 56″ (Premium version comes with leather shoulder pad).


18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware.

Shipping Policy


Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt. As a manufacturer that prides itself on the handcrafted nature of our products, please understand that it may take a few days for your order to be built up. Orders with items that are in stock will ship out right away on the next business day, and if a production build has to be launched for your order, it may take up to 5 business days to get things ready. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your order is entered into our production system, and you will receive an email from your shipping provider once your package leaves our building.


If you need expedited shipping it is a good idea to give us a call to find out if the item is available for immediate shipping. 218.727.1472 or 800.FROST84. If your order is placed after 3pm CST, it will not be processed until the next day.


Shipping timeframe for international shipping will be dependent on the chosen carrier. We do not have control over any Duties / Tariff’s and said costs will be the customers responsibility.


Every day that our carriers are open, we can ship packages. Weekend and Holiday orders will be sent the first available shipping business day.