The lightweight, minimalist Vitesse Brief
The lightweight, minimalist Vitesse Brief
Made from natural, distressed waxed canvas
Made from natural, distressed waxed canvas
Laptop pocket fits devices secured in their own sleeves
Laptop pocket fits devices secured in their own sleeves
Deep side pockets store accessories
Deep side pockets store accessories
High-performance paragliding-style buckles
High-performance paragliding-style buckles
Front organizational pockets underneath the flap
Front organizational pockets underneath the flap
High-performance custom hardware
High-performance custom hardware
Back pocket
Back pocket
Insert laptop with protective sleeve in the large pocket (Shown: Neo Sleeven $39 sold separately)
Insert laptop with protective sleeve in the large pocket (Shown: Neo Sleeven $39 sold separately)
Includes 1.5" Simple Strap
Includes 1.5" Simple Strap
Wear on the shoulder or hand-carry
Wear on the shoulder or hand-carry
OPTIONAL: Leather Shoulder Pad with grippy underside ($25 sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Leather Shoulder Pad with grippy underside ($25 sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Upgrade to a matching Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
OPTIONAL: Upgrade to a matching Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
Available in three colorways
Available in three colorways
Brown Waxed Canvas
Brown Waxed Canvas
Black Waxed Canvas
Black Waxed Canvas
Blue Waxed Canvas
Blue Waxed Canvas

Vitesse Brief


You'll love the elegant simplicity of the Vitesse Brief. The design showcases the natural character of the 15-oz. waxed canvas, chosen for its abrasion- and water-resistance. Expertly-sewn binding on all seams keeps them from fraying, and a double layer of canvas on the bottom and sides bolsters durability. Quality hardware and full-grain leather accents complete the Brief's buy-it-for-life look. Includes a 1.5-inch Simple Strap which may be upgraded to a Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap.



See the Vitesse Collection for the Vitesse Cycling Musette, the medium-sized Vitesse Plus, or the larger Vitesse Messenger Bag


 

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


 

Material:

  • 15-oz. Waxed Canvas
  • More details here

 

Dimensions & Weight: 

  • Waxed Canvas:
    15.5" (l) x 4" (w) x 11" (h); 1.7 lbs.
    39.37 cm (l) x 10.16 cm (w) x 27.94 cm(h); .77 kg

    Volume = 11 liters
     

 

FEATURES

  • Constructed from rugged waxed canvas in black, brown, or navy
  • Spacious main compartment with internal laptop pocket and two deep organizational pockets
  • Laptop pocket with velcro tab secure the device and keep it tight
  • External front pocket underneath flap with 3 sewn-in compartments for phone, wallet, AirPods, etc.)
  • Two paragliding-style buckles secure the flap
  • Full-grain leather top handles for a comfort
  • Back pocket stores documents, magazines, notepad of paper, etc.
  • Bottom base uses two layers of canvas for heft and durability.
  • Includes adjustable nylon strap. Can upgrade to Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap at additional cost. 
  • Durable, high-performance custom metal hardware 
  • Waterproof YKK zippers
     
  • OPTIONAL: 
    - Neo Sleeve custom-fit for MacBook, iPad, and other PCs and tablets (sold separately $39)
    - Matching Leather Shoulder Pad (sold separately $25)
    - Upgrade to Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap  (additional $25)
    - 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

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James M.
Vitesse Brief

I consider myself fortunate to have found Waterfield Bags after hours of internet product searches. The Vitesse brief replaces a 20+ year old trusted bag whose zipper finally broke. I am impressed with the bag’s its super high quality and attention to detail. I like the top zipper’s mechanical closure and look. The Vitesse has remarkable capacity with many compartments to stash laptops, notebooks, electronics etc. The waxed canvas exterior feels good when I touch it and displays no wear after being stuffed and thrown around during a 3-week road trip on EU trains and roads. The only thing missing is a key holder which I easily corrected. This Vitesse bag likely will last longer than my previous bag. Also important in today’s bot infected company websites, Waterfield customer service is friendly and prompt. I am now considering another Waterfield bag because of the Vitesse quality and feel of touch.

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kyle w.

Vitesse Brief

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Daniel M. (New York, United States)
Exactly What I Needed

Had been looking for a while for a bag to replace my old work messenger. The Vitesse brief had the size, look, and construction of what I wanted. Received it and it was perfect. Love the waxed canvas. More olive than brown. Fits my work laptop or my M3 MacBook Air 13inch with sleeve easily. As well as an iPad mini, medium sized WaterField gear pouch, and Woolnut AirPods Max case. All without making the bag feel cramped or bulky. Paired with the optional suspension strap and this bag is perfect.

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Evan B. (Hawaii, United States)
Rugged, practical bag

I love the look and durability of this bag. The waxed canvas seems superior even to Filson, and there’s just enough interior organization. There’s no internal padding and I consider that a feature - my 16” MBP is in a Waterfield neoprene sleeve and that’s how I carry it in the Vitesse. When I’m not carrying the MBP, unnecessary padding isn’t eating up internal volume. The front clasps are quality with a positive click and easy enough to open (though I’d prefer magnetic to make opening with a single pull possible) and the flap covers a few pockets for things like phone and wallet. There’s an open pocket on the other side that’s great for quick access. Overall a very functional bag that’s become my daily carry.

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Dawn

Husband loved it! Quality is great and it will surely last a long time!

SIZE GUIDE

Available in one size, the Vitesse Brief can fit various laptops and tablets. We recommend storing your laptop or tablet in a protective sleeve, like WaterField's Neo Sleeve for optimal protection. These devices can fit in your Vitesse Brief:

 

  1. MacBook:
    • NEW 15" MacBook Air
    • 16'' MacBook Pro 
    • 14" MacBook Pro 
    • 13” MacBook Pro 
    • 13" MacBook Air  
       
  2. iPad:
    • 13" iPad Pro M4 with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro M4 with Magic Keyboard
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
       
  3. Microsoft Surface:
    • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover
       

Note: Fits other similarly-sized devices in the special pocket or in the main compartment. See custom-fit Sleeve recommendations here. 

 

IT'S ELEGANTLY SIMPLE

 

The minimalist design and open interior of this versatile, lightweight brief let you carry work or personal items with ease.

Inside, a wide pocket fits a laptop (protected in its own sleeve) or documents, and two deep organizational pockets hold accessories. The sides and bottom are reinforced with a double layer of waxed canvas for durability.

 

HEAVY-DUTY 15 OZ. WAXED CANVAS

Not all waxed canvas bags are created equal. Lower quality bags use 6 oz. canvas. The majority designated as “durable” use 12 oz. canvas. At 15 oz., our waxed canvas exceeds what is commonly sold in the market, yet it's still lightweight. It has a naturally rugged, distressed look you can re-wax to freshen it up. 

The canvas comes from a reputable U.S. mill that has produced these fabrics since 1930. This specialized textile is coated with Martexin Original Wax™ and shouldn't require much cleaning. Just wipe off stains with a damp cloth. 

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

 

Keep your Vitesse Brief looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although you can use any wax, you may want to try Martexin Original Wax™ which was originally used to coat your canvas bag. 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE HARDWARE

 

High quality hardware components complement the elegant simplicity of the Vitesse Brief, ensuring that what you carry will remain safe and protected.  

 

Double zipper-pulls overlap so you can lock them together to secure your bag's contents. The straps attach to industrial-grade clips that swivel so your Brief stays balanced on your body as you move. The double paragliding-style buckles on the flap are easy to open for those familiar with it, but are a deterrence for pickpockets. 

THE VITESSE COLLECTION

 

All Vitesse bags have a straightforward, uncomplicated design that makes them ideal lightweight everyday carry bags. All are made from the same 15 oz. premium waxed canvas, use high performance hardware, and are built to last. They're a perfect choice for buy-it-for-life shoppers. 

 

In addition to the Vitesse Brief, the Vitesse line includes the Vitesse Musette Collection which includes three sizes: the small Vitesse Cycling Musette,  the medium Vitesse Musette Plus, or the large Vitesse Messenger Bag

 

 


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