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The Waterman MSGR

The Waterman MSGR
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The Waterman MSGR



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Waterman MSGR

El Niño 2015/16!Did you get the message? Whether you’re taking it to work at an office, or if your office takes you to the middle of nowhere, you need your stuff protected. Patent Pending (62/174,648 | 511716222) construction, Firesign Brand’s Waterman Messenger bag is an industry first and won’t be our last. Patent Pending 2zF construction allows us to construct a bona fide, fully submersible to 75ft, professional quality bag that is both water, and dust proof. The 2zF construction allows us to design packs, bags, and equipment that is as highly capable inside, as it is great-looking outside. 

At 1188 cubic inches / 19.5 liters The Waterman Messenger lets you travel from the city to field with all the confidence in the world.

Fully closed-cell foam padded back, bottom, sides, and hood. Front semi-dry covered zip compartment, which fits 13” MacBook Pro and other lap tops, and document sleeves. Vm2 Velcro modular internal storage system, with fully customizable inserts for Mirrorless and  DSLR cameras, as well as modular pockets and sleeves. Single handed adjustable shoulder strap with optional 3-point stabilizer strap, and adjustable shoulder pad. 

MOLLE webbing on the front hood panel and side panels allows for customizing your bag with a large array of secure, modular accessories. The MOLLE Dry Pouch, Water Bottle Holders, and a wide array of other exterior MOLLE accessories to customize your equipment.

Also, as with almost all Firesign Brand equipment, this bag is equipped with Monkey Shackles. Monkey Shackles are our own zip puller /lock system designed to keep sticky fingers, and otherwise unsavory peeps (or animals) out of your junk. Especially in tight, crowded spaces like subways, concerts, and campuses where it’s too easy to have stuff “pinched” out of your bag while making your way through the jungle. Monkey Shackles are also TSA compliant, and silent so if you’re trying to be discrete, no problem. What you probably didn’t know, however, is that Monkey Shackle zipper pullers are made of UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) and are highly cut resistant and when removed and used as a link, can carry can hold 650Lbs or 300KG’s of weight (tested to 1100Lbs ) So if you ever need to secure something, or hell, tow your boat, we have a solution in every bag.

Monkey Shackle Challenge: we want to hear about all the amazing ways your Monkey Shackle saves the day and every 6 months we are going


• Made in USA.

YKK AquaseaL®zippers designed for maritime safety applications -or- TIZIP® MasterSeal #10 waterproof zippers.

• Military Spec Construction.

• Dimensions: 18” X 12” X 5 1/2” | 1188 Cubic Inches | 19.5 Liters

• Three choices in fabrication:

The CORDURA®  Collection:1000D CORDURA®  DWR Water Repellant and Polyurethane Coating.

The Martexin® Original Wax Collection: Rugged Martexin® Original Waxed 18oz Duck.

The Martexin® Original Wax Collection: Martexin® Original Waxed 10.10oz Army Duck.

Linings: 400D Nylon Oxford and/or 70D Nylon Rip Stop, Velcro Plush, Fleece.

• Top Loading Design:

2zF | SUBmersible System

Patent Pending (62/174,648 | 511716222) 2zF “double zip flap system” is a game changer in fully submersible waterproof bag design and construction. No longer do you have to settle for tired-looking, heavily-coated materials to dictate what a real, fully submersible dry baghas to look like. This next step in the evolution of dry bags gives the end user all the functionality of a water-proof, dust-proof, grit-proof, salt-proof, and airtight bag with a protective, functional secondary layer. This secondary layer not only functions as additional usage space, but also to protect the dry layer from abrasion and punctures and the harsh elements of your reality. Nothing even comes close.  

Large main lap top, document / camera compartment, with Velcro® plush. Vm2 Velcro modular internal storage system with fully customizable inserts and sleeve for tablets, Mirrorless and DSLR cameras or other media storage.

• MOLLE webbing front and side panels (3 rows).

• Monkey Shackle.

• Soft Shackle.

• Under-the-Hood front semi-dry zipper pocket with hypalon zipper garage. 

• Neoprene lap top divider with side-release buckle security.

• Internal side sleeves for water bottles / EDC items.

• ITW Nexus® hardware / G-Hook closure system.

• Mil-spec nylon webbing.

• Single-handed cinch shoulder strap adjustment / padded shoulder strap.

• Stow-a-way stability strap system to secure your cargo when needed is included.

• Tough closed cell foam padding on all sides.

• Heavy duty reinforced carrying handle. 

• Lock-Stitch Bar Tacks at all stress points.

• Edge binding on all seams.

• YKK Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Snaps with debossed Circle FS logo.

• #69 Bonded Nylon thread.

• OEKO-Tex Certified Chrome dyed leather embossed patch.


Vm2 | Velcro Modular2 System

Velcro Modular2 Vm2 internal gear compartments so you decide what stays, what goes, when – and where. Pouches designed to be fully customizable. You can kit-out your bag with as few or as many as you can fit depending on what you need and keep your gear separated and compartmentalized for ease of use. Position them using


MOLLE is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment. It is used to define the current generation of load-bearing equipment and backpacks utilized by a number of NATO armed forces, especially the British Army and the United States Army. The system's modularity is derived from the use of PALS webbing as rows of heavy-duty nylon stitched onto the bag to allow for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories. This method of attachment has become a de factoem> standard for modular tactical gear, replacing the ALICE system used in the earliest modular vest systems (which is still in use with many police forces).
The MOLLE system was introduced in 1997. However, it did not see widespread issue until after the September 11, 2001, attacks and was used by U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan and, later, Iraq.

Volumetric Measuring Balls

In accordance with ASTM International F2153 measuring standards we use very accurate 20mm HDPE volumetric measuring balls to measure the carrying capacity of our products. 4650 20mm balls = 1ft3 , there are 1728 in3 per ft3, or a ratio of 2.6909 balls per cubic inch or 0.0164 liters. Each of our pockets are carefully measured for accuracy.