Alpha Messenger Black VX42 - Limited Edition

$169.00 USD

This sleek and modern messenger bag is perfect for your daily journeys. It features premium craftsmanship, world-class organizational compartments and weatherproof construction that's ready to take on anything.

  • Weatherproof fabrics
    • X-Pac® VX42
    • Recycled components
  • Removable & reversible strap
    • Can be worn on either shoulder
    • Comfortable, padded strap
  • Modular & compatible with HUB accessories
  • 2-way carry: Crossbody & Briefcase
  • Separate 'digital' section for cables and essentials
  • Luggage passthrough
  • Fits up to 14" laptop
    • Macbook Pro 14"
  • Expandable
  • Comfortable carry handle
  • Three compartments
    • Front: small items, cables and chargers
    • Main: laptop sleeve, pockets for essentials and space for larger items
    • Back: small notebook, tablet (iPad Mini)
  • Magnetic buckle on front flap
  • Compatible with Magnetic Stabilizer Strap
  • 11L capacity
  • Magnetic Key Tether (HUB Keychain Male part) included.

Full specs

  • An expandable internal compartment that expands when you need it
  • A padded internal laptop sleeve that holds up to a 14” laptop
  • Separate “Digital Compartment” in the front lined with mesh pocket designed to hold all of your tech gear in an organized way
  • Rear Compartment to store your small notebook or iPad Mini
  • Removable, adjustable and well padded shoulder strap with molle-style attachment points
  • A magnetic key tether in the front compartment
  • Carry handle
  • External Fabric:
    • Black: X-PAC® VX42
  • Internal fabric:
    • 200D Blood Orange Honeycomb lining
  • Padded bottom
    • 1680D Ballistic Nylon


  • X4 laminate
  • 420 denier face
  • Waterproof
  • Exceptional abrasion resistance and durability


  • Low stretch, abrasion-resistant
  • Lightweight 210 denier face
  • Waterproof
  • Provides ideal balance of weight and durability
  • 100% carbon neutral



40cm (15.75”) L x 10cm (4”) D x 28cm (11”) H

Interior Laptop Sleeve Dimensions

37cm x 22.3cm

Strap Length

120cm (strap by itself)



0.9 kg




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We offer a 45-day (USA) or 30-day (everywhere else) money-back guarantee from the date of fulfillment. ALPAKA bags are covered by a lifetime manufacturing warranty. Accessories are covered by a 24-month manufacturing warranty. FREE returns available for US orders. For more info please visit our returns page.



The front tech panel keeps your cables and accessories in one place.

The padded laptop sleeve stores your 14" laptop securely.

The padded back compartment fits up to an iPad Mini.



Waterproof zippers will keep your gear dry even under heavy rain.

Water won't penetrate the inside of the bag with these weatherproof fabrics. The flap has an extra fabric layer to prevent water from sipping in.


The Alpha Messenger has a generous main compartment to carry your devices in an organized and secure way.

One padded laptop sleeve.

The front compartment has 5 pockets and a larger space of organizing your cables and smaller items.


A natural theft deterrent flap, RFID blocking front compartment & lockable zippers (front compartment) for extra peace of mind.


Comfort is key. The Alpha Messenger has an ergonomic design and a well-padded shoulder strap to ensure maximum support for the most rigorous journeys. From work commutes to outdoor adventures, this bag has your back.

The shoulder strap is also reversible (can be worn on either shoulder) and removable when used in stand-alone briefcase mode.



Molle webbing compatible with the HUB modular accessories (sold separately).

Compatible with Magnetic Stabilizer Strap (sold separately).

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I recommend this product

Compact and elegant

This is the nicest and sleekest way I've found to carry my 14" MacBook. It's solidly made, looks really good, and holds a water bottle and a fair amount of gear along with the computer. There is plenty of room for cables and a power supply. The orange interior makes it easy to find objects, and the flat front pocket is good for my phone, wallet, a pen and a few other items. The main compartment is about 3" deep so you can fit some bigger items, and there are two slip pockets big enough for a paperback or external drive. An extra flat zip pocket on the back easily holds a standard Moleskine or Rhodia journal. It feels well-built. The shoulder strap is wide and comfortable. It does everything I want.

Theo P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Class act

I’ve not had the opportunity to use the bag yet. I bought it specifically to carry items I want with me on a plane: iPad, glasses, eyedrops, phone, keys and anything I need to keep in reach for happy travelling. I have loaded it up to ensure it fits my needs. My first impression is that this product is a class act. I love the finish.The vibrant orange interior just sets it off, making what I want to find. My preference was a bag with a flap, which why I went messenger instead of its sling sister. 5 Stars.

Tay M.
Singapore Singapore
I recommend this product

Alpaka Messenge rVX42

My first Apalka. Excellent Product! Highly recommended!

Paige P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Another Great Bag !

I use this bag daily for work. It’s super lightweight even when packed with all my work gear. I’ve had it in the Florida rain and the water beaded and rolled right off the bag.Even the pad on the strap is super padded and comfortable to carry.This is my second Alpaka bag I have a pro sling a well and love it.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Best messenger bag ever

I m a bag freak and have collected every bags available in the market, you name it. The Alpha Messenger bag is built so well with so many well thought of compartments I m amazingly impressed. It is the nicest, highest quality and well thought of design messenger bags ever built. The material is water resistant with flaps to keep the water out. I give this bag 10 stars. No joke.