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

Vitesse Messenger bag

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Messenger Utopia. The lightweight Vitesse Messenger is an elegant, bike-friendly, work-appropriate messenger bag with functionality and style to spare. The vast main compartment includes a pocket for a laptop-in-a-sleeve plus organizational pockets for small items. Front zippered pockets are great for easily accessible items and a hidden scratch-free phone pocket keeps that necessity safe and ready. Take it everywhere!

Part of the Vitesse Collection.

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


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

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 16"-18" x 13" x 4"; 1.9 lbs.
  • Volume: 14.5 liters

  • Top grab handle
  • Nylon adjustable strap
  • Front waterproof-zippered pockets with internal Ultrasuede phone pocket
  • Optional stabilizer messenger strap
  • Internal laptop pocket

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:
    • 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
    • 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina, Air Retina
    • 12” MacBook

  2. iPad:
    • iPad Pro (11”, 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio

  3. Microsoft Surface:
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5” & 15")
    • Surface Pro 6, Go with Type Cover
    • Surface Laptop 2

  4. Other confirmed devices:
    • Pixel Slate
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon
    • Dell XPS (13” & 15”)
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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."

Customer Reviews

Based on 128 reviews

Vitesse Messenger bag

Love My New Vitesse Messenger Bag

Extremely fast delivery, great quality the more I use the more I love using it!


This bag is amazing! I bought it for my husband and he loves it. It’s durable and the stitch work is so well done.

Is this waterproof?

It’s not waterproof, but it is water-resistant.

What is the Vitesse Collection?

Although vitesse is French for "speed", the only speedy thing about the Vitesse Collection is how fast it can help you transition from casual to work and vice versa. The straightforward, un-complicated designs use lightweight canvas and full-grain leather to create contemporary pieces from old favorites. This collection is committed to the essentials, and have an easy, relaxed style: few pockets, no lining, no extra hardware. Fold and take them along as second travel bags, or use as your primary carry-all.

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  • Love the bag! Well made!
    - Edgardo D., New York
  • Vitesse Messenger, friendship at first sight.
    - Eugene G., Georgia
  • Very functional without bulk
    - Jackie D., USA
  • Great customer service and wonderful products
    - Thomas F., Minnesota