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

Fits Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro


-270 in stock

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
  • 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

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Richard W. (California, United States)

Great bag

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Glenn S. (California, United States)
Minor concern

Quality bag, but the grizzly color came to me much darker than the one in the website photos and videos, even allowing for natural variation in the leather.

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Shaheen C. (Illinois, United States)

Executive Leather Messenger

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Robert C. (Florida, United States)
Exactly what I hoped it would be.

Classy looking with a slim profile, but with plenty of room for my MacBook and accessories. Highly recommend.

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I W. (Texas, United States)
Beautiful and exactly what I needed as an executive

I’ve been looking forever for ‘the right’ product. This is a perfect blend of material, and style that serves like a briefcase but is stylish like a modern messenger. Travels so easily as well as I’m on a flight every week. Only thing it’s missing is a small area to quickly tuck items into (keys, AirPods, etc). I love it and so worth the money!!

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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" 

  • 14" MacBook Pro M2
  • 16" MacBook Pro M2 (snug fit)
  • 13” MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • Surface Laptop 5 (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 M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11” iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover

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

  • 14" MacBook Pro M2
  • 16" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • Surface Laptop 5 (15")

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

  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 9 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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