We started making messenger bags in 2005. I was working as a bicycle messenger at the streets of Budapest and I didn't find a decent bag for myself to work with - so I created one on my Mom's sewing machine at home. Being a bike messenger taught me a lot about bags to work with. We always work with the toughest, hardest materials that we can find on the market. Some of the materials are from the military industry so they can take all the abuse you can put on them. Nowdays we are making bags and accessories not only for bike messengers but for a larger community, including commuters, bike enthusiasts, pedesterians also. But we never will forget where we came from. Our nest is the bike messenger community. We always try to sponsor messenger-related events (CMWCs, ECMCs, alleycats). We have our own workshop and we do not outsource any work to the far east. All of our bags are proudly made in our hometown, Hungary, Budapest, EU. Being a small scale manufacturer, we can pay extra attention on every product and this is how we can offer almost unlimited possibilities to customize your bag - with extra options, custom colors, custom designs. We are happy if you are happy with your bag that you purchased and you wear it with proud.
It is quite a hard job to make a decent messenger bag. Bicycle messengers put a tough abuse on their gear and it needs to take this, 24/7 a week, long years. They take it off and on 30-40 times a day. Using the pocket zippers and adjusting the shoulder strap in every 15 minutes during their 8 hour shift. Our products can take this. This is the quality that you're buying when purchasing a bagaboo. We are always using the toughest materials to make our bags and accessories. No compromise on this. Our bags are designed to wear during hard conditions, cold winter, rainy spring and hot summer days. Manufacturing is done in our own workshop. No work is outsourced, everything is made in Budapest, Hungary. We cut the materials with a scissor - no mass production. One person makes your bag from stratch till the end. We do final check every single piece again before packing it. This guarantees the best quality that we can make. Small manufacturing helps us to make customized products. You can choose your own colors for a custom made bag - no extra cost for that! We can also make custom designs, prints, embroideries on your customized bag for an extra fee. We have in-stock bags and accessories in our webshop and you can always create your own, custom bag with unique colors. Turnaround time for the custom items may vary, but usually between 3-4 weeks.
We have our Budapest showroom at Bajnok fixed gear and single speed bicycle shop (Budapest 1063 Szív str 11). The shop is open on tuesday 15-19, wednesday-thursday-friday 10-15, saturday 9-13. Sunday and monday closed. You can always find bags and accessories there. If you want to check out sizes, colors, or place a personal order, you can find the bagaboo crew in the shop on tuesdays between 15:00 and 18:00'o clock.