Executive Leather Messenger
Executive Leather Messenger
Executive Leather Messenger
Executive Leather Messenger
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
Available in three full-grain leather colors
Available in three full-grain leather colors
Chocolate Leather
Chocolate Leather
Grizzly Leather
Grizzly Leather
Black Leather
Black Leather

Executive Leather Messenger


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
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact:
  • 14.25” (l) x 2.75”-3” (w) x 10.5” (h); 3.25 lbs.
    36.19 (l) x 6.98-7.62 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 1.47 kg
    Volume: 7.5 liters

  • Full:
  • 15” (l) x 3.25”-3.5” (w) x 12” (h); 3.5 lbs.
    38.1 (l) x 8.25 (w) x 30.48 (l) cm; 1.58 kg
    Volume: 10.5 liters

FEATURES

  • Metal key fob facilitates convenient key retrieval.
  • Dual-layer leather flap shuts securely with a paragliding buckle.
  • Gold, water-resistant liner lights up interior for increased visibility.
  • Two padded compartments for protecting a 16-inch laptop and 13-inch tablet.
  • Rear panel slides over wheeled-suitcase handles for hands-free airport navigation.
  • Leather grab handle, secured with strong rivets, offers a more formal carrying option.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with a removable floating shoulder pad keeps strap in place.
  • Luxuriously-soft, lined pockets under front flap holds a smartphone and other quick-access items.
  • Interior pockets include one zippered for valuables, open-topped for cords and accessories, and one pen slot.

 

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

Customer Reviews

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John L. (California, United States)
Exactly what I needed

I've only had the bag for a few weeks but I'm very happy with my purchase. I needed several features that I could never seem to find all in one bag:

- Full grain leather
- Premium, padded interior
- Rear panel for use with luggage
- Easy to use clasp to secure the bag flap (not a buckle or a snap)

The only thing that would have me rate it five stars would be a swivel attachment for the strap ends; at times the strap gets all tangled/bunched up where it attaches to the bag.

Other than that, I love it and can't wait for the patina to shine through over time!

-John, San Diego

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Ronald B. (Florida, United States)
A stunning bag

This is a beautiful bag, great for work but also great for casual use. Ages nicely with a nice patina. Scratches seem pretty minimal. I got the larger size and to me, it’s still a bit small, but it holds everything I need day to day. It’s not large enough to hold a few shirts and underwear for a weekend getaway so I use my Vitesse for those times, but day to day, can’t be beat. If I have a single qualm, it’s that the entire back, instead of having a quick access pocket, is open through so you can slip it over a suitcase handle. Not ever needing that option, it’s just a waste in back. I am contemplating going to a cobbler to see if they can sew or glue the bottom shut so I can have a pocket there. Overall this is a beautiful bag and there’s a reason so many media outlets include it in their best bags of the year lists.

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Ryan L. (Colorado, United States)
Top Notch!

Minimal styling with ultimate functionality.

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Kara F. (Ontario, Canada)
Executive Message Bag

This bag is really great. It is slim and comfortable to wear. It fits all my necessary items I need to commute to work. Love it

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Curtis V. (Michigan, United States)
Well designed

Sleeves are sized well. Pockets are helpful. Strap length is good.

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Waterfield Designs Executive Leather Messenger review: Professional practicality

iMore - September 8, 2019

“When you want to make a statement with your laptop bag, look no further.”

4.5 out of 5 stars


SIZE GUIDE

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 14.09" x 9.7" 

 

  • 14" MacBook Pro
  • 13” MacBook Pro
  • NEW 15" MacBook Air
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5")
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7

Compact - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 8.75" 

  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11” iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover

Full - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75" 

  • 16" MacBook Pro M2 (snug fit)
  • 14" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13” MacBook Pro M2
  • 15" MacBook Air M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • Surface Laptop 5 (15")

Full - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13.5" x 8.5" 

  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER BAG

We usually recommend not doing anything to the full-grain leather of your bag, letting it develop it's own beautiful patina over time. However, you may want to freshen it up a bit with a leather conditioner. The leather may darken a bit, so test the reaction first on a spot that's not highly visible, like the bottom of the bag. For the distressed leather that we use, you can also spread the oils around and smooth them out a bit with heat from a hair dryer. 


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