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T.H.E. Messenger Bag XL

The extra-large T.H.E. Messenger Bag is a perfect tactical bag for military, law enforcement, travel, everyday carry and takes preparedness to the next level.

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  • Exclusive zippered "Speed-port" allows for instant access to the tactical bag's content without having to open main flap.
  • Perfect organization via two zippered pockets and pen/pencil slots on front of bag.
  • Unique wrap-around design on main bag body for clean profile and extra durability.
  • Grid-Lok loops on main flap and side panels for attachment of SPEC.-OPS. X-System ammo accessory pouches.
  • Extra-large & comfortable integral shoulder pad with dual-adjustments for a perfect fit.
  • High-viz yellow interior for easy viewing of bag's contents.
  • Tactical bags have an exclusive internal Grid-Lok panel for attachment of accessory pouches and holsters.
  • Unique side-load shoulder strap attachment for a more ergonomic, comfortable carry.
  • SPEC.-OPS. Brand "Dura-Panel" between inner and outer fabric layers provides extra durability and stiffness.
  • Tactical bag is constructed of super durable 1000D Cordura Nylon.
  • Available in regular and extra large.
  • Overall Dimensions: 12.5" high, 18.25" wide x 7" thick.
  • Total Capacity: 1597 cubic inches.
  • 100% MADE IN USA! GUARANTEED FOR LIFE!

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American craftsmanship, and it shows.Review by Joe
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Put simply, this bag is a great example of American craftsmanship. I got this bag two months ago and use it every day for work. I cant think of any reason not to get this bag.

Pros:
MADE IN THE USA.
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE, And the warranty registration is easy.
Top quality stitching job.
Lots of room.
Lots of molle webbing real estate on the outside and inside, there is tons of room to customize this bag.
Tough as hell.
Water resistant, I have had this bag with me in the rain multiple times and its kept all of my stuff dry.
Easy access opening on the top of the bag so you don't have to undo the flap if you want to get something out, This is super useful especially if you put additional pouches on the flap.
Comfy shoulder strap.

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None

This bag does its job and then some. There are only a few purchases I have made in my life where I have been 100% satisfied, and this is one of them. I will use this bag for the rest of my life. (Posted on 6/7/2016)
big, strong, reliableReview by roy
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this bag really is amazing. I have never seen a bag this sturdy before. There's a lot of space in the bag. I use it a lot for weekend trips and i never have to grab a 'bigger' bag this one just does the job. nice sturdy drag handle so you don't have to treat it like it's going to break, ever..

only thing i have to say to someone choosing between the messenger bag XL and the regular version. this one is VERY big. If i could choose again I would choose the smaller one because I just never take soo much with me that the bag is full. But that's my opinion.

Really a great bag (Posted on 4/18/2016)
Great ConstructionReview by Charles
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Built like a tank. The only thing I would like to see improved in next gen is way the bag closes. The flap does not come down over sides which allows gaps to open between sidewall and flap. Given the zipper for quick access it would be nice for the main flap to be a bit more weather sealed. As is if you get caught in a downpour the contents could get a bit wet. (Posted on 1/20/2016)
MORE THAN I EXPECTEDReview by Kim
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THIS BAG HAS SO MUCH ROOM THE TEMPTATION IS TO Put THE kitchen SINK IN THERE ALSO , VERY HIGH QUALITY , JUST LIKE YOU EXPECT FROM SPEC-OPS BRAND gear . I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A DIVIDER POCKET MADE TO STRAP INTO THE INTERNAL PALS WEBBING , THE ONLY THING I SEE THAT WOULD MAKE THIS AWESOME BAG BETTER ! (Posted on 8/9/2015)
Incredibly well madeReview by Andrew
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The construction on this bag is incredible, but that's been said in all reviews so I'll touch on some downsides.

The strap is long. Too long in my opinion. Even adjusted to its shortest length the bag rides on my rump, making it bounce when I walk. Other messenger bags I've had that ride higher on the small of your back are more stable and contour better when you're active. But that's easy enough to fix due to the design of the straps, and i plan on shortening them myself.

Second downside is there is no secondary strap to make the bag more secure during movement. Again some other bags I've worn have a secondary clip that goes under your arm to the bag and create almost a sling bag style wearable option.

Those two things are the only downsides I see to this bag, and they seem more personal preference to me. I'm still blown away by the quality of this bag. I'll find a way to modify it to my liking. I wouldn't give it up for anything after seeing how well it's made. (Posted on 7/19/2015)
Excellent BagReview by Nicholas
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I have owned this bag for several months now. As I've come to expect from Spec Ops Brand, the quality is unlike any other on the market.

The innovations that have been introduced into the time-tested messenger bag style make this sEveral times better than a traditional messenger bag. It's great for The office, travel, EDC and Many other life applications. I am a fireFighter and i use this as my station bag. It holds everything i need: EDC bag, survival bag, medical kit, weaponry, books, magazines, my journals, gear, electronics, and other accoutrements. (Posted on 7/17/2015)
Great BagReview by James
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This is a huge bag that can hold a ton of stuff. I use it for all kinds of stuff. Just an awesome bag. (Posted on 7/9/2015)
big tough bagReview by Allie-Kazumi
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This bag is great. The inside is large and allows for me to store a lot of stuff inside. I use it for transporting my personal and work laptop and still have plenty of room for other things. The build quality is great and definitely won't be ripping anytime soon. The MOLLE loops are perfect too as I have added several pouches for more storage. (Posted on 3/24/2015)
Big bag with big capabilitiesReview by Brian
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This was my edC Get back pack for the last Few years and i loved it. I switch cars a lot so this was a good size to carry everything that i would need Which has gotten out of control. Its become too heavy and large for carrying eVeryday so i'm considering getting the smaller version. The quality is outstanding as always and of course Made in the usa which is a requirement. (Posted on 3/2/2015)
What a great Bag!!Review by Gerry
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Got the xl bag to replace my worn out messenger bag from another well known outdoor store. The spec ops bag is hands down a better bag. It is rugged and well made. Thanks spec-ops!! (Posted on 2/20/2015)
best bag everReview by jonathan
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Extremely well built! Built to last, super tough cordura, no loose threads and the stitches are flawless! Comfortable and ease of use! What more is their to ask for (Posted on 1/31/2015)
Comfortable to carryReview by juan
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Lots of space to carry what you need, and comfortable to carry all day. (Posted on 12/26/2013)
When large is not large enough Review by Adam
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This is made to the same standard of quality as the large bag (which I prefer). If the large is not big enough for you though, you have to get this one. (Posted on 12/14/2013)
Very large bagReview by John
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I couldn't make up my mind on the size so, I bought them both. (Posted on 12/13/2013)
Felix bag of tricks Review by jason
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This bag has great durability and the simple organizers are just right. My only complaint is the shoulder strap it would be nice if there was a pivot buckle to allow the strap to wrap around your shoulder or midsection. (Posted on 12/11/2013)
Great bag for any kind of use.Review by Jimmy
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I ended up using it for probably different things then it was intended for. Gym bag, fishing, hunting. (Posted on 11/29/2013)
Messenger bagReview by scott
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Works great at work and for transporting my weapons. Fantastic!! (Posted on 11/28/2013)
Use it EverydayReview by Charles
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Excellent for a professional instead of the old briefcase. I own 3 of them. One for work, one for carrying my optics and the other as a range bag. Outstanding! (Posted on 7/11/2013)
Go BIG or go homeReview by Wrath36
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I bought this bag 2 days after I bought T.H.E. Pack. I was thinking to myself how amazing the pack was and I was saddenned that I dont really get to use it that much. So I decided to buy this THE messenger bag for EDC. This bag is the shiznit. I LOVE IT. I like the bag for its huge cavernous main compartment. I did not want a bag with a laptop compartment so this fit the bill. if you like the Pack you will love this messenger bag. same build quality. taking from someone whi has had a dozen or so messenget bags. this bag is the best of them all. (Posted on 6/11/2013)
The anticipation level maxed waiting on the package to arrive Review by KrAftY
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When the bag finally arrived I was like a kid at Christmas. Soon as I felt the bag I was pleased.the quality is amazing . After inspecting everything & spending like 2 hours personalizing it with all my gear I can without a doubt this messenger bag will last me a lifetime thanks spec-ops truly. I feel If your gonna make something make it right & make it function. finally I found a company that feels the same. way to go spec-ops keep makeing amazing products & I will keep buying them (Posted on 6/4/2013)
Excellent productReview by B.D
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I've had this bag for a few months now and I am really pleased with it. I bought it with the intention of using it as a heavy duty book bag as well as a gadget bag as I am full time university student and travel a lot.

After a couple of months of almost daily use, carrying a ton of books and beeing thrown around in my car it shows no sign of any wear, and the broad padded shoulder strap is perfectly comfortable when carrying heavy stuff.

My only issue was regarding the shipping declarations (international shipping) as the customs brokers were a bit picky (Posted on 5/9/2013)
Great, it's large!Review by Andrew
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Top quality, though the strap adjustments are a bit strange. It's big! Thinking about ordering the smaller one...... (Posted on 4/2/2013)
Excellent BagReview by Dustin
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Great bag, I use it as a gym bag/weekend trip bag. (Posted on 3/4/2013)
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This bag is larger than the similar messenger bag, and has all of the qulaities of it as well as being larger, plenty of room for your ipad, or notebook while in the field or on campus. (Posted on 1/5/2013)
T.H.E Best Damn Messenger bag I have ever bought and used hands down!!!Review by Radulykan
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Much better setup than the other brand messenger bags,And it is all American U.S.A made product,With tons of space for gear pouches and bug out gear,As usual SPEC-Ops does not disappoint,Ever!!,Get this or the Regular,You will not be disappointed (Posted on 11/26/2012)
Six Months of use with no regrets! Review by Ed
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I purchased the black messenger bag in this past winter to carry my computer and other supplies to work. I routinely carry in excess of 35 lbs of gear with this bag daily. I have seen no evidence of material or seam stitch failures as I have had on lesser quality bags. I also have attached a “Soldiers Optimized Buttpack” to this messenger bag using the nylon attachments near the carrying handle using two carabiners which allows for much more space. This has worked out even better than I expected. The black color has a very professional look and is well suited for office use. I have several Spec-Ops Brand products and they are all made in the USA to a level of outstanding quality. I highly recommend this product. (Posted on 10/19/2012)
Love this bag!Review by Ronald
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Bought this to carry ammo at the range. Absolutely love the quality and functionality. Going to order another for my wife to use as well. American made and worthy of the Spec Ops name!!!! Buy one for yourself! (Posted on 9/2/2012)
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Very cool product, I love it. (Posted on 8/23/2012)
Great product!Review by scott
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Just like the regular but bigger. (Posted on 8/18/2012)
Unsure...Review by Sea Aggie
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I would love to say this bag was a hit. I have the three day pack and its quality is amazing! Unfortunately, I cannot get a confirmed ship date after two weeks! Someone needs to note that this product is back-ordered on the site. I'm close to cancelling my order and getting the Maxpedition messenger. Poor form Spec -Ops. (Posted on 7/1/2012)
Great Pack, Excellent Company!Review by Andrew
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This bag is excellent. I use it as a range bag, thinking about ordering another now though to have as a 72 hour bag. Some people have said how they dislike the fact there aren't really any internal dividers, etc, etc.. But, it's actually really nice because you can pack the bag how you see fit.

I won't ever order any bags from those other company's (Not sure if I can say which ones). But they cost more, are less durable and are made in Taiwan or China.

Thank you SPEC-OPS!


(Posted on 6/23/2012)
Unexpected toughness! Review by Josh
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The only product I use every day that holds very heavy items, without having any failure points.
Totally recommend this one two. (Posted on 4/26/2012)
Quality US MadeReview by Mark
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I purchased this product because it received good reviews, reasonably priced, appeared to be a high quality product and 1000% made in the USA. I just received it in the mail so I haven't had a good opportunity to "play with it" so to speak, but from what I have done with it so far I am happy with it. My biggest complaint thus far is the lack of organization pockets/pouches within the bag, but I can see where this is an opportunity for the user to layout their equipment in the manner they prefer rather than having to be forced to put their equipment where they don't necessarily like it. (Posted on 3/22/2012)
Best Messenger type bag I've seen yetReview by Atheous
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After seeing the SOB owner demonstrate these bags on a Shot Show video, I had to get one. I got this XL first, then after seeing how well it was made, I returned for the smaller version, which isn't so small.

Considering there are MOLLE ladders on both sides, the front and INSIDE, this bag is VERY configurable to suit your needs perfectly.

The Battle Buckles are the toughest I've seen. The interior ladders are a "rubber" impregnated nylon, somewhat. I hesitate to use the word rubber, I don't think that's what it is, but it is stranded with nylon within. It is a thinner version of what you find on a strap wrench. It's thinner and lighter than webbing, and more than up to the task. It's thinness allows you to get accessory gear tighter to the surface.

High vis yellow interior is underrated. VERY helpful for seeing items inside the bag in low light. I've had to argue this with several people, but the proof is only nightfall away.

Both sizes of these bags exceed the maxpedition messenger bags (I've had both), and still U.S. made with Lifetime Warranty.

You can't go wrong. (Posted on 3/20/2012)
Great bag!! Review by Loki
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Top notch quality, ample of space for the XL version. Everything is just solid! Worth every penny (Posted on 3/11/2012)
Great bag, but could use some changesReview by Zhan
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first of all the construction is excellent, bombproof even. but there are small things that really add to the bag.
1. No d-rings on the bottom corners so one can add either a waist strap or a horizontal stabilizer strap.
2. The main strap cannot be adjusted all the way down, so for a shorter individual like me (5'8") it cannot be cinched tightly around the body.
3. MOLLE on the flap is a bit overkill and not that useful.
4.I appreciate the modularity panel inside, but the bag really could use a few more pockets for organization (Posted on 2/20/2012)
Great BagReview by Kelvin
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Saw the smaller version of this bag at a local dealer and was blown away by the quality. Couldn't resist so sent in my order straight away for the XL version. Great stuff and better made than my more expensive gear. (Posted on 2/20/2012)
Great BagReview by Kelvin
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Saw the smaller version of this bag at a local dealer and was blown away by the quality. Couldn't resist so sent in my order straight away for the XL version. Great stuff and better made than my more expensive gear. (Posted on 2/20/2012)
Great Piece of KitReview by Cordero
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This bag is an amazing deal and way more solid than the Oh No Tech version.
I don't mind the fact that it has no internal dividers or storage pockets. I just added a few molle pouches to accommodate some of my electronic accessories.
One thing I disliked was the way my laptop flopped around. If I take out my pouches I can lash it down using the molle.
I really wish spec ops would make a series of inserts. But its workable.
Real rugged, durable and I believe the clear pocket is mildy water resistant. (Posted on 2/18/2012)
Heavy Duty BagReview by Stanley
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This is a great heavy duty bag, it is very durable, great zippers. It is a steal for 89.95 on sale. (Posted on 2/5/2012)
great gear bagReview by dawg
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Perfect for bigger items and gun carry (Posted on 1/9/2012)
So much better than competitive products...Review by Deborah
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My husband has this as well as a 5.11 bag and this bag is SO much better made and so much more thought out. The PALS webbing locations are genuinely great on this bag, making it modular and it has great capacity in the XL version. Great, well thought at bag. (Posted on 12/29/2011)
great messenger bag optionReview by joshua
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I purchased the XL messenger bag about a month ago. Fantastic construction. The shoulder strap is comfortable. Quality control is impecable. The yellow interior makes looking for items inside a breeze. My only real complaint is the lack of a solid base and internal compartments. All in all a great bag. (Posted on 12/27/2011)
VersatileReview by Android
I have been using it as a briefcase and it is excellent. I have so many options for using it from carrying lots of ammo, a very large medical kit, etc. because various pouches can be attached in many configurations. Of course the zippers, buckles, and seams are strong and durable as with all SOB gear. (Posted on 12/23/2011)
All I can say is wow!Review by Joshua
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Very versitile with so many uses and set up options. I love the yellow interior makes it easy to find what I am looking for. (Posted on 12/5/2011)
BetterReview by Catherine
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Much better than the original, i like the extra room. (Posted on 12/4/2011)
AwesomeReview by Travis
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Larger version of the messenger bag. Very nice (Posted on 12/4/2011)
Excellent design for EDCReview by Willis
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I use a messenger bag for work almost every day of the week. I've purchased quite a number of imported versions from hiking stores over the years. I had no clue Spec Ops even existed, let alone produced a messenger bag, until I saw a video review on Youtube about this XL bag. After carrying it for a week now, I've realized that I could have certainly saved some money over the years!

With solid construction throughout, this bag seems poised to last a lifetime and more. I chose the the XL over the smaller version simply because of the carrying capacity. There's enough room in this thing for a weekend worth of gear. The high contrast yellow is beneficial for viewing the inside of the pack. The exterior zipper to access the interior of the pack without having to remove it or open the flap is a perfect design.

Those things said, the bag is not without it's single downfall. A dividing liner would have been much appreciated as this bag has no interior organization whatsoever. While (what appear to be) rows of rubber MOLLE attachment points are prevalent, one must purchase additional organizers in order to not have everything simply fall together in the bottom of the bag.

That point aside, and while I await my Op-Order Logistics pouch (!), I would recommend this messenger bag to anyone looking for an everyday carry bag that is extremely well built, has more than generous space for probably everything that you would carry, and someone looking for a strong product that is Made in the USA.

I am extremely satisfied!

(I as well purchased the Smartphone pouch for this bag and will submit a review on that product page once I have had it for a bit.)

(Posted on 12/1/2011)

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