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The Vitesse Messenger Bag
The Vitesse Messenger Bag
Vitesse Messenger bag
Vitesse Messenger bag
Sewn-in side pockets for organization
Sewn-in side pockets for organization
Vitesse Messenger bag
Vitesse Messenger bag
Fits a laptop-in-a-sleeve
Fits a laptop-in-a-sleeve
Quick access without opening the flap
Quick access without opening the flap
Vitesse Messenger bag
Vitesse Messenger bag
Adjustable strap
Adjustable strap
Optional cycling strap
Optional cycling strap
Vitesse Messenger bag
Vitesse Messenger bag
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Vitesse Messenger bag
Vitesse Messenger bag

Vitesse Messenger bag

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Messenger Utopia. The lightweight Vitesse Messenger is an elegant, bike-friendly, work-appropriate messenger bag with functionality and style to spare. The vast main compartment includes a pocket for a laptop-in-a-sleeve plus organizational pockets for small items. Front zippered pockets are great for easily accessible items and a hidden scratch-free phone pocket keeps that necessity safe and ready. Take it everywhere!

Part of the Vitesse Collection.

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


  • Waxed Canvas - brown, burgundy, and navy
  • Naturally-tanned chocolate leather tabs and handle

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 16"-18" x 13" x 4"; 1.9 lbs.

  • Top grab handle
  • Nylon adjustable strap
  • Front waterproof-zippered pockets with internal Ultrasuede phone pocket
  • Optional stabilizer messenger strap
  • Internal laptop pocket

The Vitesse Messenger has a large unpadded laptop pocket that can fit a laptop or tablet with protective Sleeve up to 15" x 11":

  1. MacBook:
    • 15” MacBook Pro
    • 13” MacBook Air
    • 13” MacBook Pro
    • 12” MacBook

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

  3. Microsoft Surface:
    • NEW Surface Pro
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5)
    • Surface Book with Surface Base
    • Surface Pro 3/4

  4. Other confirmed devices:
    • Asus Pro B9440
    • Asus Transformer Pro T304
    • Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA
    • Dell Latitude 12
    • Dell Latitude 13
    • Google Pixel C
    • Google Pixelbook
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon
    • HP Spectre X360
    • HP Spectre X361
    • HP Folio G1
    • Razer Blade Stealth
    • and other Laptop and Tablets up to 14.3" x 9.75" in a protective Sleeve
Choose the Dash Sleeve or SleeveCase to protect your device.

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Waterfield Designs Vitesse Messenger Bag Review

Best Leather - 7/23/16

"Vitesse is a French noun meaning speed. The word suggests a European zest combined with rapid utility. It’s the perfect name for the Waterfield Designs Vitesse Messenger Bag. The bag is simple, lightweight, and has a certain flair in its design."

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Versatile messenger bag fits all your stuff and more

Cult of Mac - August 17, 2015

"If you’re looking for something that can keep your stuff together no matter what you need contained, this is one of the better buys out there. And you’ll look great doing it."

Customer Reviews

Based on 100 reviews
Love the bag

After searching for many hours, I finally found the perfect messenger bag! I take it everywhere I go. I got the bag in blue and it is beautiful and very functional.

Great bag, holds a ton

Overall I like the bag a lot. It looks nice, holds all my stuff, and keeps its shape. My only gripe is I'd like a shoulder pad on the strap but otherwise I love it.

A Perfect Storm of Design

Like a TARDIS, it's bigger on the inside, and the perfect companion. I upgraded from a Medium Field Muzetto because I needed some extra cargo room -- lighter and less bulky than expected, it's perfect.

Vitesse Messenger bag

The bag is generally beautiful and spacious but I have 3 concerns though;
1. the position of the handle used in the suitcase orientation sits far away from a central location that can support the bag’s weight on either side.

2. The handle sitting flash on top of the bag also means excessive folding of the canvas when this handle assumes a loop state to accommodate the hand. This makes bag lose appeal.

3. Lap top compartment interior is a bit harsh without fiber cloth to line the canvas.


Vitesse Messenger bag

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.

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  • Love the bag! Well made!
    - Edgardo D., New York
  • Vitesse Messenger, friendship at first sight.
    - Eugene G., Georgia
  • Very functional without bulk
    - Jackie D., USA
  • Great customer service and wonderful products
    - Thomas F., Minnesota