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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

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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.

 

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


Materials:

  • Full-grain, naturally tanned leather
  • Authentic paragliding buckle closure

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact: 14.25 x 10.5 x 3-2.75 inches; 3.25 lbs.
  • Volume: 7.5 liters
  • Full: 15 x 12 x 3.5-3.25 inches; 3.5 lbs.
  • 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.

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 13.75" x 9.5"
  • 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar
  • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina, Retina
  • 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 7, Go with Type Cover
Full - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
  • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 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 7, Go with Type Cover
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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


Customer Reviews

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G.C.
Fantastic bag

I went for the full version and plenty of space for macbook pro 13” and ipad pro 12.9”, adaptors, cable. Love the bag, well designed and made, smooth interior pockets, the leather quality... Very comfortable to wear too. Highly recommended

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B.
A Little Tight

In the Compact with an iPadPro 12.9" and 15" MacBook Pro there is very little room for anything else. The iPad w/ Smart Cover and Back does not fit well in it's special pocket. I do love the small size but only if you plan for a laptop OR a iPad not both (or maybe a 13" Laptop and a smaller iPad). I'm going to keep this for my day-to-day when I only need my laptop AND buy the bigger Full size for traveling. I wish the shoulder strap was removable. Thinking of cutting it off and replacing. Sorry to sound negative, I love the bag!

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F.R.
Worth every penny

Very professional, fits everything I need (full size Executive Leather Messenger in dark chocolate ). Design is well thought out and very comfortable. leather shoulder cushion strap is adjustable, but wish both sides of the shoulder cushion was designed for Either shoulder or cross body. Overall it’s a a great unique bag and would recommend for anyone to purchase.

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T.M.
Best briefcase for the price

This briefcase can hold pretty much everything I want. The craftsmanship is excellent, and I'm certain I'll have this bag for many decades to come.

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M.M.
Very Impressed!

I've had the Compact bag for a couple of weeks and it's been great. : ) The bag is very functional, the clasp is slick, and the storage is perfect for me (MacBook + iPad + power/accessories + other basics). I was pleasantly surprised by how light it was. The padded shoulder strap is quite comfortable and the handle feels very natural. I'm beginning to see a little wear, which is adding character. Can't wait for the bag to age and build its patina! Definitely recommend.