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



-88 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.

 

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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 67 reviews
93%
(62)
6%
(4)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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.

B
B.S.
Full size messenger

Excellent, high quality messenger bag that I use for travel and for going to job sites. Full size is not too big and fits all the gear in it I need. Very satisfied!

B
B.B.
Beyond my expectations.

Gary, I am extremely impressed by the quality and lightness. I do not regret the expense at all. The bag is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much.

E
E.G.
Executive Leather Messenger Bag

Hey Gary all I can say about the Messenger Bag I bought from you is that it is such quality and luxury at the same time. It even smells good like my Rawlings Baseball Glove when I was a child. Thank You for making such a beautiful and quality bag. I will enjoy this bag for many years to come

R
R.R.
Heirloom candidate.

Full-Size - Grizzly Leather

Just got it but I already love it. Everything from the leather to the awesome buckle screams quality and attention to detail. It's built like a tank but looks like a McLaren. It fits my 15 inch Surface Laptop and my 11 inch iPad Pro perfectly, with a lot of space left for the rest. It's simple but absolutely nails all the fundamentals. I was even able to get it with a removable shoulder strap, so, aside from the bag itself, the customer service also deserves 5 stars.

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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 67 reviews
93%
(62)
6%
(4)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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.

B
B.S.
Full size messenger

Excellent, high quality messenger bag that I use for travel and for going to job sites. Full size is not too big and fits all the gear in it I need. Very satisfied!

B
B.B.
Beyond my expectations.

Gary, I am extremely impressed by the quality and lightness. I do not regret the expense at all. The bag is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much.

E
E.G.
Executive Leather Messenger Bag

Hey Gary all I can say about the Messenger Bag I bought from you is that it is such quality and luxury at the same time. It even smells good like my Rawlings Baseball Glove when I was a child. Thank You for making such a beautiful and quality bag. I will enjoy this bag for many years to come

R
R.R.
Heirloom candidate.

Full-Size - Grizzly Leather

Just got it but I already love it. Everything from the leather to the awesome buckle screams quality and attention to detail. It's built like a tank but looks like a McLaren. It fits my 15 inch Surface Laptop and my 11 inch iPad Pro perfectly, with a lot of space left for the rest. It's simple but absolutely nails all the fundamentals. I was even able to get it with a removable shoulder strap, so, aside from the bag itself, the customer service also deserves 5 stars.