The lightweight, minimalist Vitesse Brief
The lightweight, minimalist Vitesse Brief
Made from natural, distressed waxed canvas
Made from natural, distressed waxed canvas
Laptop pocket fits devices secured in their own sleeves
Laptop pocket fits devices secured in their own sleeves
Deep side pockets store accessories
Deep side pockets store accessories
High-performance paragliding-style buckles
High-performance paragliding-style buckles
Front organizational pockets underneath the flap
Front organizational pockets underneath the flap
High-performance custom hardware
High-performance custom hardware
Back pocket
Back pocket
Insert laptop with protective sleeve in the large pocket (Shown: Neo Sleeven $39 sold separately)
Insert laptop with protective sleeve in the large pocket (Shown: Neo Sleeven $39 sold separately)
Includes 1.5" Simple Strap
Includes 1.5" Simple Strap
Wear on the shoulder or hand-carry
Wear on the shoulder or hand-carry
OPTIONAL: Leather Shoulder Pad with grippy underside ($25 sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Leather Shoulder Pad with grippy underside ($25 sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Upgrade to a matching Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
OPTIONAL: Upgrade to a matching Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Supreme Suspension Strap (additional $25)
Available in three colorways
Available in three colorways
Brown Waxed Canvas
Brown Waxed Canvas
Black Waxed Canvas
Black Waxed Canvas
Blue Waxed Canvas
Blue Waxed Canvas

Vitesse Brief


You'll love the elegant simplicity of the Vitesse Brief. The design showcases the natural character of the 15-oz. waxed canvas, chosen for its abrasion- and water-resistance. Expertly-sewn binding on all seams keeps them from fraying, and a double layer of canvas on the bottom and sides bolsters durability. Quality hardware and full-grain leather accents complete the Brief's buy-it-for-life look. Includes a 1.5-inch Simple Strap which may be upgraded to a Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap.



See the Vitesse Collection for the Vitesse Cycling Musette, the medium-sized Vitesse Plus, or the larger Vitesse Messenger Bag


 

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


 

Material:

  • 15-oz. Waxed Canvas
  • More details here

 

Dimensions & Weight: 

  • Waxed Canvas:
    15.5" (l) x 4" (w) x 11" (h); 1.7 lbs.
    39.37 cm (l) x 10.16 cm (w) x 27.94 cm(h); .77 kg

    Volume = 11 liters
     

 

FEATURES

  • Constructed from rugged waxed canvas in black, brown, or navy
  • Spacious main compartment with internal laptop pocket and two deep organizational pockets
  • Laptop pocket with velcro tab secure the device and keep it tight
  • External front pocket underneath flap with 3 sewn-in compartments for phone, wallet, AirPods, etc.)
  • Two paragliding-style buckles secure the flap
  • Full-grain leather top handles for a comfort
  • Back pocket stores documents, magazines, notepad of paper, etc.
  • Bottom base uses two layers of canvas for heft and durability.
  • Includes adjustable nylon strap. Can upgrade to Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap at additional cost. 
  • Durable, high-performance custom metal hardware 
  • Waterproof YKK zippers
     
  • OPTIONAL: 
    - Neo Sleeve custom-fit for MacBook, iPad, and other PCs and tablets (sold separately $39)
    - Matching Leather Shoulder Pad (sold separately $25)
    - Upgrade to Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap  (additional $25)
    - Martexin™ Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.
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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Dawn

Husband loved it! Quality is great and it will surely last a long time!

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Frank R. (New Jersey, United States)
I love this bag

Another quality product from Waterfield, just love the style and quality of everything they sell

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Melinda L.
Trifecta of bags!

After extensive research of briefcases and messenger bags, I ordered the Vitesse Brief in black waxed canvas. It is the trifecta of bags: ethically / responsibly made in San Francisco, functional, and badass! The texture and look of the bag is “vintage cool”, almost as if it was passed down from an eccentric, creative uncle who no one knew was a millionaire. It’s a sturdy bag that will age over time and is not too “precious”. I plan to use it daily for the foreseeable future and could see it being a great personal item for air travel, even without a laptop. It is a chameleon that looks sharp with joggers and a hoodie or with business attire. Finding a small company that puts this much pride and effort into a product is rare. I feel fortunate to be able to invest in a stellar, yet simple, bag. I will highly (and for no promise of free products or discounts) recommend Waterfield to friends who appreciate quality, domestically-made products!

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Kirk W. (Florida, United States)
Really unique, useful, & soulful bag - glad they came out with this model!

In my experience, too many leaders and entrepreneurs are casualties of their businesses. I near lost my soul as a leader and businessman - and with it lost my passion, purpose, and direction. Through a desert retreat in New Mexico, I re-found my soul and reclaimed my purpose. Now, I help other leaders and entrepreneurs do the same. Waterfield Bags are very soulful products - and thus serve as a constant reminder of my soul-full pivot.

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Ike K. (Texas, United States)
Elegant and rugged

The bag looks professional enough for work yet tough enough to handle any adventure. It looks like a bag Indiana Jones would've carried, which makes me like it even more :).

SIZE GUIDE

Available in one size, the Vitesse Brief can fit various laptops and tablets. We recommend storing your laptop or tablet in a protective sleeve, like WaterField's Neo Sleeve for optimal protection. These devices can fit in your Vitesse Brief:

 

  1. MacBook:
    • NEW 15" MacBook Air
    • 16'' MacBook Pro 
    • 14" MacBook Pro 
    • 13” MacBook Pro 
    • 13" MacBook Air  
       
  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 5 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover
       

Note: Fits other similarly-sized devices in the special pocket or in the main compartment. See custom-fit Sleeve recommendations here. 

 

IT'S ELEGANTLY SIMPLE

 

The minimalist design and open interior of this versatile, lightweight brief let you carry work or personal items with ease.

Inside, a wide pocket fits a laptop (protected in its own sleeve) or documents, and two deep organizational pockets hold accessories. The sides and bottom are reinforced with a double layer of waxed canvas for durability.

 

HEAVY-DUTY 15 OZ. WAXED CANVAS

Not all waxed canvas bags are created equal. Lower quality bags use 6 oz. canvas. The majority designated as “durable” use 12 oz. canvas. At 15 oz., our waxed canvas exceeds what is commonly sold in the market, yet it's still lightweight. It has a naturally rugged, distressed look you can re-wax to freshen it up. 

The canvas comes from a reputable U.S. mill that has produced these fabrics since 1930. This specialized textile is coated with Martexin Original Wax™ and shouldn't require much cleaning. Just wipe off stains with a damp cloth. 

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

 

Keep your Vitesse Brief looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although you can use any wax, you may want to try Martexin Original Wax™ which was originally used to coat your canvas bag. 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE HARDWARE

 

High quality hardware components complement the elegant simplicity of the Vitesse Brief, ensuring that what you carry will remain safe and protected.  

 

Double zipper-pulls overlap so you can lock them together to secure your bag's contents. The straps attach to industrial-grade clips that swivel so your Brief stays balanced on your body as you move. The double paragliding-style buckles on the flap are easy to open for those familiar with it, but are a deterrence for pickpockets. 

THE VITESSE COLLECTION

 

All Vitesse bags have a straightforward, uncomplicated design that makes them ideal lightweight everyday carry bags. All are made from the same 15 oz. premium waxed canvas, use high performance hardware, and are built to last. They're a perfect choice for buy-it-for-life shoppers. 

 

In addition to the Vitesse Brief, the Vitesse line includes the Vitesse Musette Collection which includes three sizes: the small Vitesse Cycling Musette,  the medium Vitesse Musette Plus, or the large Vitesse Messenger Bag

 

 


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