Vitesse Messenger Bag
The Vitesse Messenger Bag
Brown Waxed Canvas
Sewn-in side pockets for organization
External dimensions
Fits a laptop-in-a-sleeve
Quick access without opening the flap
Store an iPhone
Adjustable strap
Optional cycling strap
Carry handle
See more User Reviews below
Brown
Navy

Vitesse Messenger bag


-1500 in stock

The bike-friendly, work-suitable Vitesse Messenger includes an internal pocket for a laptop inside a sleeve, pockets for small and quick-access items, and a hidden scratch-free phone pocket. Messenger Utopia.

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


Material:

  • Waxed Canvas - brown or navy
  • Naturally-tanned chocolate leather tabs and handle
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size:
  • 16”-18” (l) x 4” (w) x 13” (h); 1.9 lbs.
    40.64-45.72 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 33.02 (h) cm; 0.86 kg
    Volume: 14.5 liters

FEATURES

  • Top grab handle.
  • Internal laptop pocket.
  • Nylon adjustable strap.
  • Optional stabilizer messenger strap.
  • Front waterproof-zippered pockets with internal Ultrasuede phone pocket.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.

 

SHIPPING:
  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 155 reviews
84%
(130)
12%
(19)
3%
(4)
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1%
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M
M.S.
Amazing as always

Very happy with my new bag. I upgraded from the smaller canvas bag and couldn’t be happier. Fit and finish is perfect and the material feels heavy and rugged yet soft and warm. Keep up the good work guys, love your products.

W
W.Y.H.
Great messenger bag

I bought the Musette version of the Vitesse several years ago and decided I also wanted the full size messenger bag. I probably use them differently than most. I live in the desert and use them like most use a day pack. The messenger bag design is cooler and less sweat inducing than a backpack. It is also easier to grab a water bottle, phone, camera, plant/bird guides, a notebook, or a snack on the go. The cycling strap keeps the bag in place if I am doing a little scrambling. I wanted the larger capacity of the messenger bag. It is exactly what I wanted when more capacity is needed. It was large enough to pack for a few days of traveling to visit family.

B
B.M.
Exactly what I was looking for!

This bag was a gift for my husband. He's been using a tattered old messenger bag for years to go from home to work and the gym. The Vitesse is a perfect bag to replace it. There are plenty of pockets of different sizes, the construction is *impeccable*, and the waxed cotton and leather combo looks classic. I added the cycling strap and leather shoulder piece--definitely recommend!

Y
Y.A.
Perfectly sized upgrade from the smaller one

Upgrading from the smaller Vitesse messenger bag and it’s perfect. I love the craftsmanship which is as expected from Waterfield Designs and I’d definitely recommend this bag along with its smaller sibling.

J
J.Z.
Great stuff

Looking forward to new models, maybe a belt camera bag like Head Porter the Japanese brand.

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Waterfield Vitesse messenger bag review: the perfect bag?

AndroidGuys - May 15, 2019

“The Waterfield Vitesse will continue to be my messenger/shoulder bag of choice for the foreseeable future.”


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Our Favorite Messenger Bag

Wirecutter July 11, 2016

"At once stylish and sturdy, this bag transitions seamlessly between the office and more casual settings."

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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."

SIZE GUIDE

The Vitesse Messenger has a large unpadded laptop pocket sized for devices up to 14.25" x 9.75". We recommend storing your laptop or tablet in a protective Sleeve

1. MacBook: 

  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • 13” MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air


2. iPad: 

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard


3. Microsoft Surface: 

  • Surface Book 2 (13.5” & 15")
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5" & 15")


4. Other confirmed devices: 

  • Pixel Slate
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon
  • Dell XPS (13” & 15”)

5. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews: 

  • DSLR camera gear and lenses (Geoffrey E.M., Soquel, US)

HIDDEN PHONE POCKET FOR EASY ACCESS

Details matter. A phone pocket of soft micro suede is sewn at the right height so your phone doesn't fall to the bottom. 

 

"Very pleased with the slanted easy-access zips on the outer pocket and with the little inner pouch inside it. Thank you!" - Nicola M. 

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

Keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 155 reviews
84%
(130)
12%
(19)
3%
(4)
0%
(0)
1%
(2)
M
M.S.
Amazing as always

Very happy with my new bag. I upgraded from the smaller canvas bag and couldn’t be happier. Fit and finish is perfect and the material feels heavy and rugged yet soft and warm. Keep up the good work guys, love your products.

W
W.Y.H.
Great messenger bag

I bought the Musette version of the Vitesse several years ago and decided I also wanted the full size messenger bag. I probably use them differently than most. I live in the desert and use them like most use a day pack. The messenger bag design is cooler and less sweat inducing than a backpack. It is also easier to grab a water bottle, phone, camera, plant/bird guides, a notebook, or a snack on the go. The cycling strap keeps the bag in place if I am doing a little scrambling. I wanted the larger capacity of the messenger bag. It is exactly what I wanted when more capacity is needed. It was large enough to pack for a few days of traveling to visit family.

B
B.M.
Exactly what I was looking for!

This bag was a gift for my husband. He's been using a tattered old messenger bag for years to go from home to work and the gym. The Vitesse is a perfect bag to replace it. There are plenty of pockets of different sizes, the construction is *impeccable*, and the waxed cotton and leather combo looks classic. I added the cycling strap and leather shoulder piece--definitely recommend!

Y
Y.A.
Perfectly sized upgrade from the smaller one

Upgrading from the smaller Vitesse messenger bag and it’s perfect. I love the craftsmanship which is as expected from Waterfield Designs and I’d definitely recommend this bag along with its smaller sibling.

J
J.Z.
Great stuff

Looking forward to new models, maybe a belt camera bag like Head Porter the Japanese brand.