Samsonite Paradiver Messenger Bag Review

Mark’s Update: I’m adding the beautifully designed Paradiver laptop backpacks to this page – as the messenger bags disappeared from the Samsonite line up!


Summary: I have used the black Samsonite Paradiver messenger bag in the picture. The other colour / style options are much wilder. The big plus point for this bag is the combination of Teflon coating and Samsonite build. The Paradiver bags are waterproof, dirt-resistant and look great too.

These are smaller bags, 21cm wide and a little deeper. They fit two roles. For travel, this makes a perfect secure day bag. For day-to-day use, you will have a bag that will last for years. Whether you choose the smart, almost suave, black one with red, or go for the bright and wild versions – well, that is up to you!

You can check out the options, see the full picture gallery, and read the latest feedback from those who already bought a Samsonite Paradiver messenger bag on this dedicated product page.

Samsonite Paradiver Light - Laptoprucksack L+ 15.6 Zoll, 48 cm, 24 L, Schwarz (Black) (Luggage)

Samsonite Paradiver Light – Laptoprucksack L+ 15.6 Zoll, 48 cm, 24 L, Schwarz (Black) (Luggage)

Sleek, stylish design and classic Samsonite quality – for a great value price.. more

Detailed Review of the Samsonite Paradiver Messenger Bag

These are compact shoulder bags. The dimensions are 21cms x 8cms x 27cms. There are currently 3 colour options.

  • Black: Classic style with a dash of red for some parts of the trim
  • White: This one really stands out, black trim – again with some red splashes
  • Yellow: Bright, bold yellow that you can’t miss, black trim again.
  • Jeans: This one is made to look like denim, with touches of yellow.

All 3 bags have black straps. They are made of dirt-proof, waterproof, Teflon coated polyurethane. I’m not entirely sure what 600×600 denier polyester is, though Samsonite mention this a lot.

Each bag has two zipped compartments. You’ll see the main one opens at the very top. There is a smaller side-pocket too, which gives you easy access. The zip is tipped with string, which has a small hook ending with the Samsonite logo on it.

These bags do have a name tag. It is hidden behind the logo (contrasting red) on the front of the bag and slides out.

Other Bags in Samsonite’s Paradiver Range

Samsonite Paradiver MessengerThis is one of a range of bags with similar styling that make up the Paradiver Light range from Samsonite. All Samsonite products come with a quality guarantee. In my experience, the build is good enough that you will never need to use it.

Here are some other bags in this range:

  • Duffle with Wheels
  • Light Spinner Duffle
  • Paradiver Light Backpack
  • 28cm Toiletry Bag

This is a popular range (based on the amount of 4* and 5* reviews). Keep an eye on this page for the latest additions and any discounts!

Feedback: What Buyers Said About the Paradiver Light Messenger Bags

Positive reviews for this bag. Based on pictures, the black version is the first choice of most buyers. It was pointed out that this is not the right bag for laptops / bigger iPads or tablets. If you want to carry your wallet, phone, and keys – along with smaller accessories – then these are excellent day-bags.

Even those reviews which said they would prefer a bigger version were complimentary about the quality.

Make sure you check out the latest feedback for yourself before you buy.

Wrapping Up: How Does the Samsonite Paradiver Light Messenger Bag Range Compare?

With the build quality you would expect from Samsonite, it is easy to see why these bags got excellent feedback. They are smaller shoulder bags, designed to keep small items safe on a day trip. If you are looking for a laptop bag (even for a smaller machine), then there are some other options from Samsonite which fit the bill better.

With robust, Teflon-coated material and smart lines, these bags look the part and will last for multiple trips.

Check out that gallery now – along with any discounts – over on this dedicated product page.

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