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NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
Victor DiMartino (Overland Park, US)
Expectations exceeded

The shipping was pretty slow, but when I contacted the company by email they responded within minutes. Probably the best customer service I’ve received online.

My bag has plenty of space and even more pockets than I originally thought there were. Extremely satisfied and will recommend to others. My bag came with several stickers and even a handwritten note from the owner. Thank you.

This is hands down the best DJ bag made on the planet. Super easy to access and store records after you play them.

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Engraving Service
Ryan F. (San Jose, US)
scratch & scuff proof

The industrial engraved metal or brass name plate is the icing on top of the cake! Bulletproof, customizable, and really what sets your bag apart from others.

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RICH MEDINA 45 BAG
Ryan F. (San Jose, US)
2024 Rich Medina 45 bag v. 2.5

It’s not by chance that these are the platinum standard of the 45 bag market. Great attention to every single detail. A bag invented and produced by a working dj, co-signed by one of the most respected dj/selectors. I would dare compare these to the original technics 1200’s which were manufactured in Japan!! Quality quality quality!! Customer service is also second to none!!! I’m sure the warranty is great but I have had no issues with either of my other bags of 10+ years! Love the new magnetic snaps on the handles and the etched name plates are a really nice touch! These bags will be passed down for generations because they are built to last!!! Thank you, Case, Tucker & Bloom, and Rich!!! 🙌🏽 💎 🙌🏽 🙏🏽

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RICH MEDINA 45 BAG
Oscar (Barnet, GB)
RM 45 bag - 2024 edition

My original T&B 45s bag (2016) is still going strong ~ best record bag I ever bought ~ period. When I saw a few bags were being made available + with new features ~ it was a no brainer to grab a 2nd bag for me, and one for my brother.
As ever the T&B guys were amazing on the customer service side, and helped with an expedited delivery. Thanks again Case and crew - can’t recommend T&B highly enough. Oscar, London 🇬🇧

MASSIVE shoutout to the lifetime warranty & customer support!

I received an older version of this bag 8 or so years ago as a gift from my wife, but the older models didn't have a moveable shoulder pad (it was shearling & sewn ONTO the strap in a fixed position) - it worked great when resting on my shoulder & slung under my arm, but slung around the shoulder & onto my back it was terribly uncomfortable. I saw they now offer the bags with moveable pads, so I messaged them asking if there was any way to get a replacement strap with a moveable shoulder pad (or return it to have it replaced). Case Bloom replied VERY quickly & advised me to send it in & they'd replace the strap to the updated version for free! Such a great bag & amazing company. You have a customer for life!

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RICH MEDINA 45 BAG
Brer Sunshine (Nashville, US)
The Only Bag for The Working DJ

This is my second RM 45 bag. While I was extremely happy with the first, the team at Tucker & Bloom outdid themselves with the updates for the RM 2.5. The quality material and sturdiness of the bag is exceptional. I've gone to the other side of the world and seen this bag utilized by DJs and shop owners, showing the global reach. Those who know, truly know this is tested and designed by a world class working DJ. Can't wait for my next purchase. Thanks Tucker & Bloom!

I bought this bag for my husband who collects records and loves to buy them when he travels for business. It is very fine quality and made beautifully. He loves the orange lining against the black too!
My order was time sensitive and the company personally followed up with me to make sure it arrived on time.

All in all a great bag and a great experience!

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WAXED CANVAS NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
Jason Edwards (Johnson City, US)
PERFECT for the high level vinyl collector with style

I’d purchased other cookie cutter messenger bags,
some even with zippers but I never liked painted on labels and also totes have always felt flimsy and wanted to fall off of my shoulder. I searched for high quality crossbody messenger record bag and found my North to South! The only thing missing was the option to be able change out the strap if wanting to in the future. Thats okay! Tucker & Bloom it turned out offered custom requests so I inquired about having the option and they knocked it out of the park by adding in D rings and the appropriate clip in hardware which btw is high quality and was worth the extra wait time to get it in. The waxed canvas is super nice compared to others I’ve felt and the body strap is a cool option if needing to secure it to ones mid section and it’s not really visible while wearing the bag. I love the depth and the fact that it can hold well over 10 double LP’s not to forget a space for a laptop and plenty of other pockets inside, etc. I’m all but certain this bag will never need replacing if treating it well. If you choose this bag whether for vinyl or your day to day, you’ll be very pleased.

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NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
Jodi Mendelson (Montvale, US)
Great Messenger Bag!

This bag is beautifully crafted and roomy. It is built to hold a lot of records and has a gorgeous surprise lining! It's the ultimate combination of functionality and style. My husband absolutely loves it. Tucker & Bloom is a great family owned company with personal follow through all the way to delivery. We couldn't be happier with the purchase and will definitely look to them again when ordering bags.

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SIDEKICK 45 BAG
Michael K.R.

Absolutely love this bag! Purchased the collab 45 Rich Medina bag prior many years ago. Also own the army green 12" bag from these guys! Highly handcrafted and all my bags look and feel like the first day they arrived. Case Bloom and the family have always taken great care and pride in what they do! Customer service is top-notch. I'll always spend a bit more to support this company!!

Floored by the build quality. Nifty straps on the bottom left and right corner of the bag allow users to adjust the size of the base of the bag and make the size contract or expand depending on the amount of records you need to carry. I’d estimate this thing can hold around 25 12 inch gatefolds or 35-40 non gatefold jackets .

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SIDEKICK 45 BAG
Michael Kane Robinson (Loveland, US)
Superior Quality

Third dj bag I've bought from T & B. The first bag was a 12" bag and that was 5 years ago. Still like new. The sidekick 45 bag and the Rich Medina collab 45 bag are indestructible. Hand crafted and quality material. These guys have Integrity!

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CANVAS WALDEN BACKPACK
Genevieve Haas (Seattle, US)
So sturdy, spacious, practical and stylish

I looked everywhere for a canvas backpack that looked great and had all the features I wanted. Tucker & Bloom was a great find and I'm loving my new bag, which seems like it will last just about forever.

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NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
John G (Golders Green, GB)
Great bag

I love this bag, it is a perfect size and great quality. I am really pleased with it.

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NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
Annie Neale (Walthamstow, GB)
Brilliant product and worth every penny!

This is a gift but it's on point for what is needed. Robust and will last for years!

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RHODES BACKPACK
Nigel Harwood (Weston-super-Mare, GB)
It's awesome!!

I'm in the UK and since Oct 2018 I've been rocking a RHODES BACKPACK from Tucker and Bloom it's awesome!! Been to the US 3 times, EU at least 12, 4 festivals (as a punter) 3 working and to work with me most weekends (give and take the pandemic) There is not a blemish on it! I love it :)

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RHODES BACKPACK
Juan Luis Arteaga (Hallandale, US)
The best backpack by the best people

This is my second Tucker & Bloom bag. My first one, a North To South bought ten years ago, is still my go to bag and has stood the test of time impeccably. This Rhodes Backpack is beautiful, perfectly built and will clearly do great in taking turns with my trustworthy one. Besides, the T&B team were very helpful and friendly during the process. I can't recommend enough everything (the product, the people, the experience).

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GREENWOOD BISON TOTE
Lorraine S. (Mobile, US)
Beautiful Tote!

Outstanding value! The leather is beautiful! This tote will hold everything you need to carry. I would expect to pay twice the price for this size. Very happy with this tote.

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WAXED CANVAS NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
Audun Tomas Nerbø (Oslo, NO)
A really good bag

The bag was better then expected. And the service were outstanding.

Thank you,

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RHODES BACKPACK
Larry (New York, US)
Love it!

Tons of room, high quality materials and hardware, comfortable straps and back padding. What else could you ask for? I'll be carrying this one for a long, long time.

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COSMO BAKER NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
Marc Jenks (London, GB)
Excellent bag, outstanding service

Buying a soft shell (messenger type) bag for 30/40+ records isn’t as easy as you’d think. Options are limited and it’s the usual suspects, many of which just didn’t feel right for me. Quality and design just didn’t feel right.

I’d not heard of Tucker & Bloom but found them on Instagram and the ‘Cosmo Baker North to South’ was instantly a no-brainer. My only issue, I’m in London and they are in Nashville (I think). Before I pay the bag itself some due respect, I wanted to mention the customer service. ‘Exceptional’ doesn’t quite do it justice as this was above anything I’ve experienced online. With this being an international order and duty and taxes due on its transit to the uk, the cost did ramp up but I would say this was off-set by the outstanding level of contact to a great many questions from me on delivery (I needed it here quickly) and the additional costs with Duty and Taxes. Everything was explained and I never needed to wait long for a reply to any question. All of which were met with helpful and patient responses.

The bag itself is great. Materials and quality are excellent, it held enough for nearly a 2hr set (somewhere between 35/40 records (some gatefolds with just the vinyl and sleeve and not the heavier outer card sleeve). Plus a bunch of 7”s. I’ve seen reviews of 20+ records but it can take a lot more if you are careful in how you pack it.

Once it’s really full it can be difficult to close as the excellent metal latched have a fixed length so no adjustment option. To be fair to T&B, I’d overfilled my bag on first attempt and once I’d removed some heavy sleeves, it was fine.

Carry handle has some padding which does the trick and the handle feels strong enough to last and take some weight.

If I had one comment and I appreciate it wouldn’t technically be a messenger bag with another handle, I’d prefer an additional shorter carry handle to not have it over my shoulder at all times. There is a waist strap which is designed to stop the bag moving around when riding but for me, some sort of short ‘hands-held’ carry handle would be more useful. I’m looking to find criticism here though and this is a 9/10 bag for sure. I can see it getting a lot of use and I’ve already had comments on where it was from.

Thank you Case at T&B for all your help and especially in getting me the bag here in time.

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WAXED CANVAS NORTH TO SOUTH MESSENGER
Jeremy Collingwood (Stroud, GB)
Great design and build quality

Designed with great thought of it's use. Beautifully crafted from quality materials. Just lovely!

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SIDEKICK 45 BAG
Marcus Hjoberg (Stockholm, SE)
Excellent service

Faat delivery, great communication and a great product! Thanks a million!

Just keeps getting nicer as it breaks in. Most excellent all around