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Meet the NEW! Executive Leather Messenger Brief
Meet the NEW! Executive Leather Messenger Brief
Our distressed full-grain grizzly leather only looks better with age
Our distressed full-grain grizzly leather only looks better with age
Grizzly leather's beautiful patina (Pictured: Staad Attaché)
Grizzly leather's beautiful patina (Pictured: Staad Attaché)
Two deep organizational pockets (one zips closed)
Two deep organizational pockets (one zips closed)
Two padded laptop and tablet compartments
Two padded laptop and tablet compartments
Compact fits up to a 15" laptop and your work essentials
Compact fits up to a 15" laptop and your work essentials
Full sizes accommodates bulkier items
Full sizes accommodates bulkier items
Designed for comfort:  ergonimically-placed handles, adjustable straps
Designed for comfort: ergonimically-placed handles, adjustable straps
Slot for carry-on handles
Slot for carry-on handles
Compact and Full sizes
Compact and Full sizes
Full size, Grizzly Leather
Full size, Grizzly Leather
Grizzly Leather
Grizzly Leather
Black Leather
Black Leather

NEW! Executive Leather Messenger


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Handcrafted from full-grain leather, this classic messenger bag hosts modern features for today’s digital lifestyle: padded laptop and tablet compartments and ample pockets for storing tech gear.

 

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


Materials:

  • Full-grain, naturally tanned leather
  • Authentic paragliding buckle closure

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact: 14.25 x 10.5 x 3-2.75 inches; 3.25 lbs.
  • Volume: 7.5 liters
  • Full: 15 x 12 x 3.5-3.25 inches; 3.5 lbs.
  • Volume: 10.5 liters

Features:
  • Thick, full-grain leather with raw edges exudes rugged yet sophisticated look; develops beautiful patina.
  • Dual-layer leather flap shuts securely with authentic paragliding buckle; easy to operate with one hand.
  • Dual padded compartments cushion both laptop and a tablet
  • Padded compartments cushion 15-inch laptop and 13-inch tablet.
  • Gold, water-resistant liner lights up interior for increased visibility.
  • Interior pockets include one zippered for valuables, open-topped for cords and accessories, and one pen slot for a ballpoint, Apple Pencil or Surface Pen.
  • Luxuriously-soft, lined pockets under front flap cradle a smartphone and other quick-access items.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with a removable floating shoulder pad keeps strap in place.
  • Leather grab handle, secured with strong rivets, offers a more formal carrying option.
  • Rear panel slides over wheeled-suitcase handles for hands-free airport navigation.
  • Metal key fob facilitates convenient key retrieval.
  • Handcrafted in San Francisco from a single hide ensuring a consistent tone and feel.

The Executive Leather Messenger Bag is available in two sizes each with a built-in padded compartment for laptops and tablets. The following devices can fit in these sizes:

Compact - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13.75" x 9.5"
  • 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar
  • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina, Retina
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7
Compact - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 6, Go with Type Cover
Full - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
  • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
Full - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13.5" x 8.5"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9") with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 6, Go with Type Cover

Customer Reviews

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J.C.
It’s a Wonderful Thing

Really hits a sweet spot, and is my daily bag now. I’ve realized with my Sutter Slim backpack (black), and now the Compact Executive Leather Messenger (grizzly), that the interior bottoms have slightly more room than the tops. Even with the compact sizes, this feature swallows up a water bottle or umbrella beautifully. The Executive is of course wonderfully well made and durable, but smooth and supple and I’m sure already becoming more of both.

The Full size was a bit large for my daily work pack as I’d rarely fill it - just a large iPad, notebook, charging stuff, battery, extra glasses, fiddlybits, but swapping it was a tough decision. I might use a bit more room in the Compact size, but it can fit a bit more if I need it to, and is a trim package when I don’t.

The front parachute clasp is both quick and secure, and more useful than I expected. The top handle is a very welcome feature, substantial and comfortable, and sits back just enough to make lifting safe even when the flap is loose.

All the padding, lining, zipper, and pocket arrangement is very useful and attractive. And the pen slot easily fits an Apple Pencil plus another pen.

I’m always wishing I could hang a wet umbrella, and the interior keyclip dangles out long enough to clip an umbrella strap, especially with a small carabiner. Done.

My only suggestion would be to make the rear suitcase handle opening wider, at least as wide as the Sutter Slim backpack. I find it’s too narrow for the handle points on my cases, and it appears there’s room to do it. But I’m getting use from it by sliding the shoulder pad in to keep the strap from tangling.

Very nice work again on this very functional and attractive bag. This place is terrific.

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G.S.
Stylish and Functional Bag

The Executive Leather Messenger is a fantastic bag. It looks great - the leather is beautiful, and the design is a classic messenger that fits well in casual and formal work environments. The interior of the bag is very functional - enough pockets for laptop, tablet, smaller items, as well as a zippered pocket so valuables don't fall loose. The quick access pockets in the front are even lined with very soft material to ensure your phone or other items don't get scratched. The placement of the arm strap is just right - allowing the bag to fit close enough to the body. In addition to all of this, you have the fantastic Waterfield team who can handle any question or fix any problems you might encounter. This is a top notch bag from a top notch company.

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R.
Another Excellent Bag from SFbags.

The Executive Leather Messenger is my 10th bag from SFbags and it does not disappoint. The Executive Leather Messenger is the perfedt upgrade to my STAAD ATTACHÉ for when I want something a little more formal. The size is perfect for my 13” MacBook Pro, my 12.9” iPad Pro with attached Byrdge Pro keyboard, some files, charger and some cords. Since receiving it a few weeks ago it has already accompanied me on a couple of business trips and on these trips I have received both compliments about the bag and questions on where it can be purchased. Well done SFbags.