All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- Waxed Canvas
- Full-grain Leather
- More details here
Dimensions & Weight:
- One Size: 16”-18” (l) x 4” (w) x 13” (h); 1.9 lbs.
40.64-45.72 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 33.02 (h) cm; 0.86 kg
Volume: 14.5 liters
- Simple design for more flexibility and versatility in what you carry.
- Leather top handle facilitates a quick grab.
- Paragliding-style buckles attach to adjustable tabs to secure the flap.
- Main compartment and internal laptop pocket with space for both small items and larger gear.
- Front waterproof-zippered pockets with internal Ultrasuede phone pocket.
- Optional cycling chest strap.
- OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.
I purchased this bag to replace another one I had carried for many years. I should have upgraded a long time ago. This bag is phenomenal. The materials and craftsmanship are superb and the bag layout is simple buy practical. It easily fits my 15 inch laptop, my planners, tech gear, and other essentials. I love the front panel pocket and zippers that allow quick and easy access to my keys, phone, and wallet. The look is also unique, stylish, and professional.
The bag is more substantial than I thought. It is large enough to fit all my stuff and the quality is great as usual. The only thing (hence 4 stars) is that I am surprised to find the bottom of the bag is only 1 layer whereas all the sides seem to be thicker (multi-layers). I am concerned about how durable the bottom fabric will be after many years of use.
Very thoughtful design with quality materials and construction. Very happy with the purchase, worth the money, and highly recommend.
Very happy with my new bag. I upgraded from the smaller canvas bag and couldn’t be happier. Fit and finish is perfect and the material feels heavy and rugged yet soft and warm. Keep up the good work guys, love your products.
I bought the Musette version of the Vitesse several years ago and decided I also wanted the full size messenger bag. I probably use them differently than most. I live in the desert and use them like most use a day pack. The messenger bag design is cooler and less sweat inducing than a backpack. It is also easier to grab a water bottle, phone, camera, plant/bird guides, a notebook, or a snack on the go. The cycling strap keeps the bag in place if I am doing a little scrambling. I wanted the larger capacity of the messenger bag. It is exactly what I wanted when more capacity is needed. It was large enough to pack for a few days of traveling to visit family.
AndroidGuys - May 15, 2019
“The Waterfield Vitesse will continue to be my messenger/shoulder bag of choice for the foreseeable future.”
"At once stylish and sturdy, this bag transitions seamlessly between the office and more casual settings."
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."
"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."
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. These devices can fit in your bag:
- 16" MacBook Pro
- 13” MacBook Pro
- 13" MacBook Air
- 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
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”)
5. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
- DSLR camera gear and lenses (Geoffrey E.M., Soquel, US)