Hydrapak Mission courier bag review

Padded messenger bag

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £79.99 RRP | USD $99.99
Hydrapak Mission courier bag

Our review

Comfortable but poor weather resistance and adjustment
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This padded courier bag is designed to carry a 17in – or smaller – laptop. It’s made from polyester and PVC, and with its taped seams it looks like it ought to be rainproof.


The material is, but the Velcro-and-buckled main flap isn’t big enough to cover the main compartment’s corners, and in a downpour we found water got in. The bag needs a drawstring closure too, or else a bigger flap.

The shoulder strap, meanwhile, is too long. You can shorten it mid-strap with two slides… but only until they butt up against the non-removable shoulder pad. There is a stabilising strap, at least, running from the main strap to either corner.


Other useful features include a reflective tab, a loop for an LED light and a Velcro strap to hang a D-lock from. There are plenty of pockets for stashing your gear and the overall capacity is vast – about 30 litres. The mesh-and-foam back is comfortable against your body even if it doesn’t noticeably affect heat build-up.

Product Specifications


Name Mission courier bag
Brand Hydrapak

Description * 450 cubic inches (7.3 L) Gear Storage * Measures 18" x 25" x 4.25" * 210D Baby Rip Nylon, 210D Nylon, and Hypalon Construction * 420DHD Nylon Bottom Panel
Shell Material Polyester Tough PVC
Features * Padded Laptop Compartment with Offset Bottom that Suspends the Laptop from the Bottom of the Bag * Fits up to a 17" Laptop * Dedicated "U-Lock" Side Pocket With Barrel Lockdown Water Proof Seam Sealed Bottom Panel * 2 Large Internal Computer Peripheral Storage Pockets * Seat Belt Webbing Strap for Easy and Comfortable Adjusting * Stabilizer Cross Strap With Stowable Attachment Buckles * Quick Access Audio And Supply Pocket W/ Cord Port * 3 Corrugated Foam Pods on Back Panel * Large "Dog Bone" Shoulder Pad for Extra Comfort * Hypalon Bottom Corners for Additional Protection * Snug Water Bottle Side Pocket