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

Executive Leather Messenger



-37 in stock

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.

 

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


Materials:

  • Full-grain, naturally tanned leather

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

  • 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.

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 42 reviews
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P.H.
Compact was the right choice!

After several conversations with Customer Service and Gary, I went with the Compact version in Black. Absolutely outstanding choice! As with everything from SF Bags, the quality was terrific. I was concerned if the Compact would fit MacBook Pro 13 inch, iPad Pro 11 inch and several files. After Gary said it would work, I went ahead with the Compact. I was amazed at how much would fit, including the above mentioned. Well Done!!!

R
R.S.
Executive Leather Messenger

Awesome bag for travel with a laptop and an iPad. I absolutely love it.

A
A.R.
Another fantastic product

This is my third Waterfield purchase and I am continually impressed by the quality, attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and aesthetics of these items. The leather is not only beautiful but robust. The laptop sleeves within the bags are padded and extremely well designed. As I said this is my third purchase and I can say with confidence I will purchase again.

J
J.S.
Beautiful bag. Compact but still fits everything.

I've been using 13" laptops for the last 10 years and always with the same (long discontinued) minimalist bag. I'd been thinking of getting a bigger laptop but could never find a bag that fits one without being overly bulky. After a long search I've finally found the perfect bag. The compact version fits both the new MBP 16" and 12.9" iPad plus whatever else you'll need for the day (e.g. a small umbrella, books, notepads, etc.) but still looks elegant and compact. The quality is fantastic and the lining and padding on the laptop/ipad compartments feel great and are sure to keep the devices safe. With the Compact version the fit for the 16" is a bit snug at first when the iPad is also in there but after a few days the material relaxed a bit and it now fits great. I'm looking forward to using this for many years to come.

P
P.L.
Well made, beautiful bag

Bought 2 messenger bags for my sons. They are both very happy. Customer service is awesome.
Thanks Gary

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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"
  • 16” MacBook Pro
  • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
  • 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 X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
Full - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • Surface Book 2 (15")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (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 X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover

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Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
93%
(39)
7%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
P
P.H.
Compact was the right choice!

After several conversations with Customer Service and Gary, I went with the Compact version in Black. Absolutely outstanding choice! As with everything from SF Bags, the quality was terrific. I was concerned if the Compact would fit MacBook Pro 13 inch, iPad Pro 11 inch and several files. After Gary said it would work, I went ahead with the Compact. I was amazed at how much would fit, including the above mentioned. Well Done!!!

R
R.S.
Executive Leather Messenger

Awesome bag for travel with a laptop and an iPad. I absolutely love it.

A
A.R.
Another fantastic product

This is my third Waterfield purchase and I am continually impressed by the quality, attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and aesthetics of these items. The leather is not only beautiful but robust. The laptop sleeves within the bags are padded and extremely well designed. As I said this is my third purchase and I can say with confidence I will purchase again.

J
J.S.
Beautiful bag. Compact but still fits everything.

I've been using 13" laptops for the last 10 years and always with the same (long discontinued) minimalist bag. I'd been thinking of getting a bigger laptop but could never find a bag that fits one without being overly bulky. After a long search I've finally found the perfect bag. The compact version fits both the new MBP 16" and 12.9" iPad plus whatever else you'll need for the day (e.g. a small umbrella, books, notepads, etc.) but still looks elegant and compact. The quality is fantastic and the lining and padding on the laptop/ipad compartments feel great and are sure to keep the devices safe. With the Compact version the fit for the 16" is a bit snug at first when the iPad is also in there but after a few days the material relaxed a bit and it now fits great. I'm looking forward to using this for many years to come.

P
P.L.
Well made, beautiful bag

Bought 2 messenger bags for my sons. They are both very happy. Customer service is awesome.
Thanks Gary