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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
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Brown
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.


Material:

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

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 16"-18" x 13" x 4"; 1.9 lbs.

Features:
  • 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
    • 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 91 reviews
87%
(79)
13%
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E.M.
Amazing Looking Bag, main strap could use some tweaking

I love the look of this bag. The finish is incredible. My only concern is the strap is not that sturdy and the way the strap is sewn into the bag is not ideal. It would be better to have a more sturdy metal clip system. The clip is not removable and is really thin. The strap itself could use some padding or something, it really digs into the shoulder.

R
R.L.
Lovely bag

It's my daily bag for work and personal life. I carry my 13" Macbook Pro, iPad Pro, 20oz water bottle and other personal items. The front zippers are super smooth but I worry about them lasting over time. 2 very minor nits: the shoulder strap material seems cheaper than the rest of the bag, I'd rather it made of the same material. Also, the 2 front button clasps require 2 hands to button and also take a bit of time to align and close; it's not as quick and smooth as I'd like. Otherwise, very happy with my purchase - and I'm not one to splurge on items like this. :)

T
T.M.
Perfect Bag for Everyday Use

I've had this bag for a few weeks now. It's perfect for carrying my MacBook Pro and electronic accessories in addition to a few books and various odds and ends that fit nicely into the pockets. The canvas is well made and the straps stay closed without issue. The bag holds a lot without looking or feeling bulky. The style is the biggest draw for me. It looks great and is appropriate for both work and play. Just the right touch of rugged. My only criticism is that it should come with or at least include an option to add a shoulder pad for the strap (I've now ordered the pad separately). It's not absolutely necessary, but it would be the finishing touch to an excellent product. I've become a fan of Waterfield and will definitely keep coming back in the future.

F
F.Z.
Overall great bag

The bag is very roomy and well built. The color is bit more dark green tinted than pictured on the website, but it still looks very nice. Since the strap does not have any padding, I would not recommend it with a heavy laptop.

L
L.S.
Great !

Everything perfect: Time delivery, support, bag quality, etc ! Thanks a lot !

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.

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

  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 91 reviews
87%
(79)
13%
(12)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
E
E.M.
Amazing Looking Bag, main strap could use some tweaking

I love the look of this bag. The finish is incredible. My only concern is the strap is not that sturdy and the way the strap is sewn into the bag is not ideal. It would be better to have a more sturdy metal clip system. The clip is not removable and is really thin. The strap itself could use some padding or something, it really digs into the shoulder.

R
R.L.
Lovely bag

It's my daily bag for work and personal life. I carry my 13" Macbook Pro, iPad Pro, 20oz water bottle and other personal items. The front zippers are super smooth but I worry about them lasting over time. 2 very minor nits: the shoulder strap material seems cheaper than the rest of the bag, I'd rather it made of the same material. Also, the 2 front button clasps require 2 hands to button and also take a bit of time to align and close; it's not as quick and smooth as I'd like. Otherwise, very happy with my purchase - and I'm not one to splurge on items like this. :)

T
T.M.
Perfect Bag for Everyday Use

I've had this bag for a few weeks now. It's perfect for carrying my MacBook Pro and electronic accessories in addition to a few books and various odds and ends that fit nicely into the pockets. The canvas is well made and the straps stay closed without issue. The bag holds a lot without looking or feeling bulky. The style is the biggest draw for me. It looks great and is appropriate for both work and play. Just the right touch of rugged. My only criticism is that it should come with or at least include an option to add a shoulder pad for the strap (I've now ordered the pad separately). It's not absolutely necessary, but it would be the finishing touch to an excellent product. I've become a fan of Waterfield and will definitely keep coming back in the future.

F
F.Z.
Overall great bag

The bag is very roomy and well built. The color is bit more dark green tinted than pictured on the website, but it still looks very nice. Since the strap does not have any padding, I would not recommend it with a heavy laptop.

L
L.S.
Great !

Everything perfect: Time delivery, support, bag quality, etc ! Thanks a lot !