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.

"A timeless, splurge-worthy leather bag."
 - New York Times Wirecutter

 

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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keith S. (Oregon, United States)
Great bag but…

I just received my black full sized Executive bag and love everything about it from the workmanship (fantastic), clasp (wow) and overall quality. Likely going to return it though because my company-provided 17” Dell laptop doesn’t fit in the sleeve. Really sucks because this was exactly the bag I was looking for. Don’t own a Dell brick? Go for it. You won’t be disappointed.

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Jan M. (England, United Kingdom)

Simple and functional

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Joshua B. (England, United Kingdom)
Incredible quality and unique look

I cannot say enough positive about my Executive Leather Messenger. It has great holding capacity, carries my new MacBook Pro 14" very comfortably and safely and it looks great as well. This is my second Waterfield Bag, (I bought my first back in 2010 and it still looks and feels great in 2024). I bought this new bag as I wanted something suitable for the board room and air travel that looked professional but still cool and stylish. The Executive Leather Messenger is all those things and more. Plus the distressed leather feels awesome and smells great.

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Iain M. (Victoria, Australia)
Outstanding Work Bag

My second WF bag - just as good as first. Quality superb, fits ipad pro and laptop well. Glad I bought the larger size as smaller would be a bit tight for day to day use.

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Dean (British Columbia, Canada)
Love it!

This bag is perfect for what I was looking for. My only request would be to have a pen sleeve for a couple pens and a tablet pencil

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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" 

  • 13'' iPad Pro M4 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11'' iPad Pro M4 with Magic Keyboard
  • 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" 

  • 13'' iPad Pro M4 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11'' iPad Pro M4 with Magic Keyboard
  • 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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