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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
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below

Vitesse Messenger bag

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The bike-friendly, work-suitable Vitesse Messenger includes an internal pocket for a laptop inside a sleeve, pockets for small and quick-access items, and a hidden scratch-free phone pocket. Messenger Utopia.

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:

  • Dimensions: 16-18 (tapered) x 13 x ½-4 (tapered) inches; 2 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 X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5" & 15")

  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 138 reviews
Rugged and sophisticated

The waxed canvas material looks and feels amazing. I wish the interior was finished in the yellow honeycomb material, but other than that, I absolutely love this bag.

Vitesse Messenger Bag

Wonderfully constructed bag. The two pockets on the exterior make it easy to grab smaller items (like keys, wallet, phone etc.) without having to dig fully into the bag. Primary compartment it a great sized for laptop and some bigger incidentals; perfect midsize bag, not too big, but not too small. The cycling strap is a must have if you're doing much cycling as it keeps everything tight to your body to avoid being swung around. Incredibly happy with my purchase two days in, would absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in a messenger.

Nice Bag

The bag in Navi blue looks very nice, has many space for MacBook, tablet, phone, water etc. and don‘t looks baggy. I love this Vitesse Messenger bag.

Vitesse, new addition for a bag and small backpack fanatic

Beautifully crafted and stitched, functional, understated elegant simplicity. Just right for everyday and short trips.

The best quick bag 👌

For a quick grap bag of essentials

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