Executive Leather Messenger
Executive Leather Messenger
Our distressed full-grain grizzly leather only looks better with age
Grizzly leather's beautiful patina (Pictured: Staad Attaché)
Two deep organizational pockets (one zips closed)
Two padded laptop and tablet compartments
Compact fits up to a 15" laptop and your work essentials
Full sizes accommodates bulkier items
Designed for comfort: ergonimically-placed handles, adjustable straps
Slot for carry-on handles
Compact and Full sizes
Full size, Grizzly Leather
Available in three full-grain leather colors
Chocolate Leather
Grizzly Leather
Black Leather

Executive Leather Messenger



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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.

 

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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

Based on 71 reviews
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GREAT MESSENGER BAG FOR LAPTOP & IPAD

This guy makes quality bags. I've been buying from him since he started. His iPad bag I took to Europe last year and it saved my life. This messenger bag topped that. Great construction. Perfect for my iPad and Razor 15" laptop. With room for papers I shouldn't be carrying. hahaha I got the grizzly leather and it's cool. Light in color but I'm waiting for this "patina" Gary talks about in his video. That was the only hangup deciding the leather color. The choco leather looked too choco for me. Tired of black. So far I'm happy with Grizzly Adams Brown. I wish someone posted a pic when I was buying so I'll post one. It's camel brown which I can see getting dirty but I'm hoping the patina effect kicks in. hahaha If not then I'm cleaning the bag a lot. Super good internal construction. He's been putting that gold lining for decades. It's really brilliant. The bag looks cool without looking like a computer geek. I wasn't crazy about the mix leather / canvas material on the lower bags. So it's get what you pay for thing - this is worth 4 bills. Bags are keepers for lifetimes.

C
C.T.
Amazing Bag

Came just as described and is even more beautiful and well-built in person. Wouldn’t hesitate to purchase again.

C
C.H.
Amazing quality

Love this bag so much! It fits exactly what it was described to fit. Quality is amazing! Hope to use it for years to come!

R
R.O.
Such a great bag

I had been looking for a nicer bag to take to work everyday and stumbled across Waterfield on a Flossy Carter Youtube video. The bag looked great and was not as expensive as I would have imagined. Once it arrived, the look and the feel of the bag was well worth the cost. The attention to detail, the lining in the laptop and tablet pockets is amazing. I get lots of compliments and I really couldn't be happier with the bag.

T
T.P.
Excellent messenger bag - wish the strap was detachable

This is the bag I’ve been loooking for: gorgeous leather exterior, padded interior, plenty of pockets to organize, and an oh-so-important pass-through pocket on the back so you can slip it onto the handle of your rolling luggage. The *only* negative is that the strap is intended to be permanently attached. I see why - it makes for a better attachment - but sometimes a strap just gets in the way.

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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" 

  • 16” MacBook Pro
  • 13” MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7

Compact - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 8.75" 

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover

Full - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75" 

  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • Surface Book 2 (15")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15")

Full - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13.5" x 8.5" 

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
93%
(66)
6%
(4)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
e
e.g.
GREAT MESSENGER BAG FOR LAPTOP & IPAD

This guy makes quality bags. I've been buying from him since he started. His iPad bag I took to Europe last year and it saved my life. This messenger bag topped that. Great construction. Perfect for my iPad and Razor 15" laptop. With room for papers I shouldn't be carrying. hahaha I got the grizzly leather and it's cool. Light in color but I'm waiting for this "patina" Gary talks about in his video. That was the only hangup deciding the leather color. The choco leather looked too choco for me. Tired of black. So far I'm happy with Grizzly Adams Brown. I wish someone posted a pic when I was buying so I'll post one. It's camel brown which I can see getting dirty but I'm hoping the patina effect kicks in. hahaha If not then I'm cleaning the bag a lot. Super good internal construction. He's been putting that gold lining for decades. It's really brilliant. The bag looks cool without looking like a computer geek. I wasn't crazy about the mix leather / canvas material on the lower bags. So it's get what you pay for thing - this is worth 4 bills. Bags are keepers for lifetimes.

C
C.T.
Amazing Bag

Came just as described and is even more beautiful and well-built in person. Wouldn’t hesitate to purchase again.

C
C.H.
Amazing quality

Love this bag so much! It fits exactly what it was described to fit. Quality is amazing! Hope to use it for years to come!

R
R.O.
Such a great bag

I had been looking for a nicer bag to take to work everyday and stumbled across Waterfield on a Flossy Carter Youtube video. The bag looked great and was not as expensive as I would have imagined. Once it arrived, the look and the feel of the bag was well worth the cost. The attention to detail, the lining in the laptop and tablet pockets is amazing. I get lots of compliments and I really couldn't be happier with the bag.

T
T.P.
Excellent messenger bag - wish the strap was detachable

This is the bag I’ve been loooking for: gorgeous leather exterior, padded interior, plenty of pockets to organize, and an oh-so-important pass-through pocket on the back so you can slip it onto the handle of your rolling luggage. The *only* negative is that the strap is intended to be permanently attached. I see why - it makes for a better attachment - but sometimes a strap just gets in the way.