Full-grain Leather Musette & Tech-Savvy Buckles Upgrade WaterField’s Popular Vitesse Messenger Bags

Full-grain Leather Musette & Tech-Savvy Buckles Upgrade WaterField’s Popular Vitesse Messenger Bags

WaterField Designs adds secure paragliding-style buckles to its popular waxed canvas Vitesse Messenger and Vitesse Musette bags and a lined, full-grain leather model to its cycling-inspired Vitesse Musette. The handsome, lightweight Vitesse bags pair stylishly with casual or professional garb to comfortably carry work, personal, or travel necessities.


WaterField Designs, an innovative leader in custom laptop sleeves, bags, and cases for digital-minded professionals, announces stylish and functional updates to its popular Vitesse Messenger Bag and Musette. In addition to navy and brown waxed canvas options, WaterField’s cycling-inspired Vitesse Musette is now available in sumptuous walnut or grizzly full-grain leather with a beautiful waxed canvas liner. Both the Messenger Bag and Musette now sport adjustable paragliding-inspired buckles to hold the bag’s flap in place.

The Vitesse Messenger and Musette bags are the quintessential multi-functional bags for professionals, commuters, cyclists, and travelers.


The Vitesse Collection reflects owner Gary Waterfield’s years as a Boston bicycle messenger and General Manager of a mountain bike company. Waterfield retained the straightforward design and lightweight convenience of the classic cycling bags — the cycling race musette and the bicycle messenger bag — and added features to enhance durability, comfort, and utility.

“The Vitesse is beautiful in its simplicity—just throw in your gear and you’ve got the perfect messenger bag for quick trips on the go,” said company owner Gary Waterfield. “They’re just so flexible in any setting, especially with the addition of the super-classy new leather Musette choices. You can carry your tech in one of our laptop or tablet sleeves and dress the bags up or down for either work or play.”

New paragliding-style buckles attach to adjustable tabs to secure the canvas or leather flap. These modern buckles open easily with one hand and close with a gratifying click. A new leather top handle facilitates a quick grab from a car seat, café chair, or overhead rack.




An easily adjustable nylon strap is sewn at an angle for comfort; it lies flat against a wearer’s side when worn as a shoulder bag and flat against the back when worn as a crossbody bag. Like the classic bike musette and messenger bags, the Vitesse bags have one large main compartment but add interior pockets and extra space for both small personal items and for larger gear—lunch, books, a tablet or laptop in a sleeve (sold separately), and a light jacket. 

The full-sized Vitesse Messenger features additional pockets: one in the interior to stow a laptop or tablet within a protective sleeve (sold separately), and one large exterior pocket accessible from either side through waterproof zippers that includes a scratch-free smartphone pocket inside.


To keep laptops or tablets safe within the Messenger or Musette (or inside other bags), WaterField offers the laptop SleeveCase in over 100 custom sizes, and the Dash Sleeve and Vero Leather Laptop Sleeve in custom sizes for most popular laptops and tablets.

Availability & Pricing
New Vitesse Musette

Price: Waxed Canvas $109. Full-grain leather: $229.
Colors: Brown or navy waxed canvas; or walnut or grizzly brown full-grain leather.
Dimensions: 13 to 16 x 10.5 x 2.75 inches.
Weight: waxed canvas—13.5 oz.; full-grain leather—36 oz.
Volume: 7.1 liters
Materials: Waxed canvas or full-grain naturally-tanned leather; leather handle; nylon strap and buckle tabs; one steel paragliding-inspired buckle.

New Vitesse Messenger
Price: $179.
Colors: Brown or navy waxed canvas.
Dimensions: 16 to 18 x 13 x 4 inches.
Weight: 30 oz.
Volume: 14.5 liters
Materials: Waxed canvas; full-grain, naturally-tanned leather handle and buckle tabs; nylon webbing, two steel paragliding-inspired buckles.

WaterField Laptop Sleeves: https://www.sfbags.com/collections/sleeves

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About WaterField Designs 

WaterField Designs is an innovative San Francisco designer and manufacturer of bags and cases for tech-savvy consumers who want to stylishly and responsibly transport their technology. WaterField manufactures custom-fitted, high-quality cases and bags for a full-range of laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco. More information at "Our Story.”

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