Please note - workshop is closed to custom orders during

15 December 2017 - 15 January 2018

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You found me! Welcome to the home of the Chopper Bag!

The Chopper Bag has been around a long time. It is bespoke quality hand made custom luggage. This iconic product is now in my capable hands, being produced in Hatton Vale, Queensland, Australia. More information on the product and its background is on the website.

My name is Loretta Matthews. I am a craftswoman with years of experience in custom made canvas goods, and in excellent customer service. I have stepped in to fill Jenni Murphy's (the original designer and manufacturer) shoes. I sincerely hope to exceed all your expectations and make owning a Chopper Bag a memorable experience in buying Australian Made and Owned.

Please feel free to contact me (below or over the phone) with any enquiries or to place an order and pay over the phone. The webstore will also help you order your Chopper Bag and pay online to secure your position for manufacture.

Please check in on the website regularly and feel free to send your own testimonials and photos of your travels with your Chopper Bags through to be added to the site. Please also share with your friends!

****Chopper Photo Comp is on!!****

Please check out Facebook.com.au/TheChopperBag for details on the photo competition for 2017. You do not need a facebook account to view it. Entries close 1 December and the winners will be announced quickly. Send your entries via email to be included in the competition. All Chopper products of all ages are welcome.

***Last Orders for 2017***

The Chopper Bag and N'hay Gear Industries have some big news in 2018. There's a lot happening at the end of this year.

Manufacturing will be suspended between 15 December 2017 and 15 January 2018 to make way for a new workshop and showroom!!! Very exciting times. I have picked this period for downtime because my suppliers are all shut during this time and whilst Christmas is often busy, I can still ship out on-shelf product or Gift Certificates for last minute orders. Stay tuned for updates in the New Year!

Loretta Matthews

Phone: 0438 985 967

Email: Loretta@thechopperbag.com

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9-5pm

Sat: 10-4pm

Sun: by appointment


I love to have you visit. The workshop is a busy place and based at our personal residence. Consultations for a bespoke build can take over an hour and require my undivided attention. So I need to know you're coming. Life also gets busy and I would hate to miss you if you take the time to come visit. Please just drop me a line before you come.


49 Woolshed Creek Road

Hatton Vale, Qld, Australia 4341

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Chopper Bag buckle closure

The details

The top view and unique buckle down closure using stainless steel buckles and hand made leather fittings. A thing of beauty and excellent design.

Pink Chopper Bag small size

Small Chopper "Pinky"

My little pink Chopper travels everywhere. She met another great icon whilst at Straddie - the Alvey fishing reel.

In her colour!

Pink Chopper Bag in the snow

Pinky at Coronet Peak, NZ

First time in the snow! New Zealand. Handled it like a professional.

Gear kept perfectly dry.