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The Vitesse Cycling Musette
The Vitesse Cycling Musette
Without Flap
Without Flap
With Optional Flap
With Optional Flap
Vitesse Cycling Musette
Vitesse Cycling Musette
Thin profile even when full
Thin profile even when full
Can hold a laptop-in-a-sleeve
Can hold a laptop-in-a-sleeve
Perfect for carrying cycling essentials
Perfect for carrying cycling essentials
Two sewn-in side pockets for organization
Two sewn-in side pockets for organization
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
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Vitesse Cycling Musette

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Cycling Musette Transformed. Sling the new Vitesse cycling musette on, toss in your wallet, keys, phone and the rest, and you're ready for a ride on your bike or a walk around town. Inspired by the musette bags used in cycling races to pass food to cyclists, this modern version is as straightforward, lightweight and compact, but we've upgraded it to be more comfortable, lasting, functional, and—dare we say—handsome? The Vitesse can easily be folded and packed into another bag for travel of any kind. Premium waxed canvas and leather. What are you waiting for?

Part of the Vitesse Collection.

All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


Material:

  • Waxed Canvas
  • Naturally-tanned chocolate leather tab closure with black screw stud

Dimensions: 10.5" (Height) x 16" - 13" (Tapers from top to bottom) x 0.5" - 2.75" (From top to bottom)

Weight: Standard - 11.1 oz. With Flap - 13.5 oz.


Hardware:

  • Black metal screw stud
  • Nylon webbing strap with metal Tri Glide to adjust strap length

Features:
  • Adjustable strap
  • Two Internal Pocket
  • Two canvas colors - brown and blue
The following devices will fit inside the main compartment:

  1. MacBook:
    • 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    • 13" MacBook Pro Retina
    • 13” MacBook Air
    • 12” MacBook

  2. iPad:
    • iPad Pro 10.5"
    • iPad Pro 12.9"

  3. Microsoft Surface:
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • Surface Book with Performance Base
    • Surface Pro 4
    • Surface Pro 3

  4. Other Confirmed devices:
    • Dell Latitude 12
    • Dell Latitude 13
    • Google Pixel C
    • HP Spectre X360
    • HP Spectre X361
    • HP Folio G1
    • Razer Blade Stealth
    • and other Laptop and Tablets up to 12.8" x 8.75"
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Vitesse Cycling Musette

BikeHugger - June 3, 2015

“What do I like the most about it? Just a simple musette to toss an iPad, wallet, battery, cord, and snack in for the commute or ride into town for a meeting.”

Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews
88%
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E
E.L.
Excellent Quality

I love the quality of the bags that I’ve ordered (I’ve purchased quite a few). The Vitesse Cyclung Musette is excellently made and is perfect as my everyday carry bag. I had a little issue with their international shipping rates, which seems to vary by order, and the last order I made had an exceedingly high shipping and customs fee, even though my country does not charge customs and taxes for international shipments under $200.

y
y.s.
Lovely

Nice

M
M.W.
Comfortable, Right-sized and lightweight minimalist bag

I love the minimalist design especially the open topped version with the steel pin and tab closure. The weight of the waxed canvas is true to the original thin and light design ethic of the original cloth cycling musettes which makes it soft and light and it is very comfortable to wear. Personally, I would be willing to sacrifice some of the lightness and softness for a thicker and stiffer waxed canvas similar to the Vitesse Messenger bag because I prefer a little more structure and stiffness which would make it a little easier to stay open to load items and also aid in helping it stand upright if placed on the floor. But the comfort is hard to beat and for its size, it can hold a lot. The quality is top-notch and it looks great. It gets 5 stars because it performs its designed mission perfectly.

S
S.T.
Great bag

Right price, looks good, strap is nice and wide and at the right angle. Enough room for a 13” laptop and a book, which is pretty much the most I carry.

R
R.C.
Perfect everyday minimalist carryall bag!

This cycling musette is a bit deceiving in that you wouldn't necessarily expect it to carry all your necessities, but it does quite successfully and while looking like a craftsman's beaut! The quality of materials is evident right out of the box and everything from the feel of the waxed canvas to the pull of the rich leather onto the minimalist metal stud to secure the bag closed makes this just feel like a quality bag (I purchased this musette with the flap). During the week, in the main compartment I carry my MacBook 12" in its felt case, along with a hardcovered Moleskin notebook, Kindle, and sometimes a paperback book and/or New Yorker. In the two divider pockets, I keep my wallet, pen pouch, lip balm, eyeglasses in a case, earphones, and keys. The ONLY thing this bag is missing that I think is a huge miss for ANY bag manufacturer not to include on any bag is a key leash or o-ring to clip your keys onto. This bag is nearly perfect with the exception of this miss, which I may attempt to rectify by sewing on my own solution. This all said though, I would argue that the Vitesse Cycling Musette is Waterfield's most well-priced and accessible bag. I've known about Waterfield and it's uncompromising build quality since they first started out in the late '90s in San Francisco, but their style back then didn't appeal to me. I'm a relatively petite woman at 5'3" and this bag is just perfect for me during the week and when I'm on the go during the weekends. I'm happy to have rediscovered Waterfield again and think this bag was the perfect entre to being a loyalist. Also, being a local and fellow San Franciscan, this made in SF bag makes me an even prouder SFer. :) Because I'll often journey around the city by foot longer than I typically anticipate, I'm considering the Staad Slim backpack to compliment this one, only because my back can sometimes be sensitive to messenger style bags when I'm carrying my laptop around town for an extended time.

Is this waterproof?

It’s not waterproof, but it is water-resistant.

What is the Vitesse Collection?

Although vitesse is French for "speed", the only speedy thing about the Vitesse Collection is how fast it can help you transition from casual to work and vice versa. The straightforward, un-complicated designs use lightweight canvas and full-grain leather to create contemporary pieces from old favorites. This collection is committed to the essentials, and have an easy, relaxed style: few pockets, no lining, no extra hardware. Fold and take them along as second travel bags, or use as your primary carry-all.

How can I keep the Cycling Musette from sliding toward my side when I’m riding?

Advice from Gary: Any messenger bag will slide around - while bent over on a bike, the center of gravity is below and in front of you - so the bag wants to go there. Larger messenger bags have the cross stability strap that helps keep the bag on your back. The smaller Musette bag is small enough that you should be able to keep it fairly well balanced on your back to keep it from sliding around. Back when I was messengering in Boston there were no Stability straps - we had to balance the larger loads on our back. You want to keep the strap short enough so that when riding - the bag fits into the small curve of your back.

Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.

Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews
88%
(50)
12%
(7)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
E
E.L.
Excellent Quality

I love the quality of the bags that I’ve ordered (I’ve purchased quite a few). The Vitesse Cyclung Musette is excellently made and is perfect as my everyday carry bag. I had a little issue with their international shipping rates, which seems to vary by order, and the last order I made had an exceedingly high shipping and customs fee, even though my country does not charge customs and taxes for international shipments under $200.

y
y.s.
Lovely

Nice

M
M.W.
Comfortable, Right-sized and lightweight minimalist bag

I love the minimalist design especially the open topped version with the steel pin and tab closure. The weight of the waxed canvas is true to the original thin and light design ethic of the original cloth cycling musettes which makes it soft and light and it is very comfortable to wear. Personally, I would be willing to sacrifice some of the lightness and softness for a thicker and stiffer waxed canvas similar to the Vitesse Messenger bag because I prefer a little more structure and stiffness which would make it a little easier to stay open to load items and also aid in helping it stand upright if placed on the floor. But the comfort is hard to beat and for its size, it can hold a lot. The quality is top-notch and it looks great. It gets 5 stars because it performs its designed mission perfectly.

S
S.T.
Great bag

Right price, looks good, strap is nice and wide and at the right angle. Enough room for a 13” laptop and a book, which is pretty much the most I carry.

R
R.C.
Perfect everyday minimalist carryall bag!

This cycling musette is a bit deceiving in that you wouldn't necessarily expect it to carry all your necessities, but it does quite successfully and while looking like a craftsman's beaut! The quality of materials is evident right out of the box and everything from the feel of the waxed canvas to the pull of the rich leather onto the minimalist metal stud to secure the bag closed makes this just feel like a quality bag (I purchased this musette with the flap). During the week, in the main compartment I carry my MacBook 12" in its felt case, along with a hardcovered Moleskin notebook, Kindle, and sometimes a paperback book and/or New Yorker. In the two divider pockets, I keep my wallet, pen pouch, lip balm, eyeglasses in a case, earphones, and keys. The ONLY thing this bag is missing that I think is a huge miss for ANY bag manufacturer not to include on any bag is a key leash or o-ring to clip your keys onto. This bag is nearly perfect with the exception of this miss, which I may attempt to rectify by sewing on my own solution. This all said though, I would argue that the Vitesse Cycling Musette is Waterfield's most well-priced and accessible bag. I've known about Waterfield and it's uncompromising build quality since they first started out in the late '90s in San Francisco, but their style back then didn't appeal to me. I'm a relatively petite woman at 5'3" and this bag is just perfect for me during the week and when I'm on the go during the weekends. I'm happy to have rediscovered Waterfield again and think this bag was the perfect entre to being a loyalist. Also, being a local and fellow San Franciscan, this made in SF bag makes me an even prouder SFer. :) Because I'll often journey around the city by foot longer than I typically anticipate, I'm considering the Staad Slim backpack to compliment this one, only because my back can sometimes be sensitive to messenger style bags when I'm carrying my laptop around town for an extended time.