Meet the Essential Messenger
Compact, secure, and lightweight
Sized for daily essentials
Padded pocket fits up to 14-inch laptops (shown: MacBook Air M2 14-inch)
Two deep interior side pockets holds accessories
Foam inserts add structure when compressed against your body
YKK water-resistant zipper on front flap
Exterior flap pocket for frequently-accessed items
Convenient built-in key tether
Secure, self-finding magnetic fidlock buckles
Strap is removable for right- or left-shoulder carry
Easy-glide adjustable cam lock on strap
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Back mesh wicks away sweat
Convenient grab handle
OPTIONAL: Gear Pouch for cables and dongles (Small $49 or Medium $55 sold separately)
In ballistic nylon + durable Forza textile
All-black Ballistic
Black Ballistic with Blue Forza
Black Ballistic with Green Forza
Black Ballistic with Red Forza

NEW! Essential Messenger Laptop Bag

 

Fits MacBook Pro 14-inch and similar sizes


-6 in stock

Handcrafted from durable textiles, the lightweight Essential Messenger Laptop Bag holds your daily essentials. You'll love the security, convenience, and comfort of this compact everyday carry.  Two self-finding, magnetic Fidlock™ buckles secure the bag's contents, and the short flap stores frequently-accessed items in its zippered pocket. A padded compartment fits laptops up to 14-inches (e.g. MacBook Pro 14-inch or similar). 

 

Part of the Essential Bags Collection, a new line of lightweight bags with features that focus on a bag's functional essence. Check out our Essential Duffel and Essential Crossbody Pouch.

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


 

Material:

  • 1050 Denier Black ballistic nylon and Forza nylon
  • More details here

 

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size:
  • 12” (h) x 14” (l) x 4” (w); 1.5 lbs.
    30.48 (h) x 35.56 (l) x 10.16 (w) cm; 0.68 kg
    Volume: 11.4 liters

FEATURES

  • Made from abrasion and water-resistant durable ballistic nylon.
  • Lightweight foam inserts that give structure and helps the bag compress against your body for a more comfortable carry.
  • The strap can be removed (using the gated G-hook) and flipped for left or right-handed carry.
  • Wide zippered front pocket with two interior pockets and a key tether.
  • Adjustable, self-finding magnetic Fidlock buckles. 
  • Gold liner illuminates the bag's interior.
  • Plush-lined laptop compartment (fits devices up to a 14'' MacBook Pro M1).
  • Spacer mesh on the back for sweat-wicking.
  • Nylon rear grab handle or suitcase handle passthrough.
  • Self-contained strap with cam buckle for quick adjustability. 
  • YKK waterproof zippers.
  • OPTIONAL: Cycling Strap for Messenger Bags.

SHIPPING: 

  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.
     

Customer Reviews

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Lyle A. (Alaska, United States)
No Latch Instructions

As simple as the magnetic latch is, it would have saved a lot of anguish if there had been a simple picture indicating to slide the latch instead of pull or try to push what looks like a button. Great bag though. Note that the latches open easy if you jostle them just right.

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Allen N. (Pennsylvania, United States)
Great messenger

I have purchased multiple products from Waterfield and the quality and customer service are among the best I have experienced in my long life. Thank you So much

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Your MacBook needs a brand-new bag

ZDNet - September 19, 2022

“Review: WaterField's new Essentials Collection offers streamlined designs such as a messenger bag for your laptop, with more affordable prices than the brand's usual, while still offering high-quality materials and construction.”

8.7/10 - Outstanding


SIZE GUIDE

The Essential Messenger Bag can fit devices up to 12.8'' x 8.75''. These devices can fit in your Messenger:
 

  1. MacBook:
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1
    • 13” MacBook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Air M2
       
  2. iPad:
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
       
  3. Microsoft Surface:
    • Surface Laptop 4 (13.5")
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover

INVISIBLE STRUCTURE 


We use super lightweight foam inserts that give the Essential Messenger structure and helps the bag compress against your body for a more comfortable carry. 

 

Whether the bag is full or half empty, it will have a sleek, compact, organized profile.

FITS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

 

The Essential Messenger Bag expands to fit daily work essentials, including laptops up to 14-inches. 

 

The flap can be adjusted to accommodate the bag's contents so your gear will always be securely covered. 

THE ESSENTIALS — SMALL DETAILS FOR BIG IMPACT

 

The Essential Collection uses smart detailing, quality components, and rugged construction to achieve our “less is more” design philosophy. 

 

All Essentials Bags are made from WaterField's custom ballistic nylon that's abrasion- and water-resistant. It withstands prolonged sun exposure so your bag won't fade. For color accents, we use our classy Forza textile with a unique basketweave pattern for a pop of color on your bag. 

 

See the Essential Duffel, Essential Backpack, and Essential Crossbody Pouch.

THE ESSENTIALS FAMILY  

 

The Essentials Collection is a line of lightweight bags with a streamlined design, smart detailing, and features that focus on each bag's functional essence. The minimalist design delivers high impact. 

 

For durability, we use our custom-made abrasion- and water-resistant ballistic nylon which stays looking new for many years. It withstands prolonged sun exposure so your bag will stay looking fresh and new. 

 

These multi-functional, everyday bags are available as a Duffel, Messenger Bag, Crossbody Pouch, and a Backpack.

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