Now in full-grain leather (Grizzly shown)
NEW! Secure, quick-release metal buckle
Also in Walnut full-grain leather
Waxed Canvas version
Angled strap attachment for better comfort
Comfortable leather carry handle (waxed canvas version)
Comfortable carry handle (leather version)
60-inch strap adjusts for a variety of heights and weights
Leather version
Interior has two deep pockets
Can hold laptops in their own protective sleeves
Unlined roomy interior (waxed canvas version)
Interior lined in waxed canvas (leather version only)
Available in full-grain leather and waxed canvas
Waxed Canvas - Brown
Waxed Canvas - Navy
Full-grain leather - Grizzly
Full-grain leather - Walnut

Vitesse Cycling Musette


In full-grain leather or waxed canvas

-949 in stock

The perfectly simple style of the Vitesse Cycling Musette will win you over with its versatility and vintage aesthetic. Its open interior and two pockets make it just the right size for carrying a few essentials, including laptops in their own sleeve. Now available in full-grain leather. 

Carrying more? See the medium Vitesse Musette Plus or the large Vitesse Messenger Bag.

For a similar style, see the professional Executive Leather Messenger ($379) with built-in sleeves for two devices.  

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:

  • Waxed Canvas:
  • 13" (l) x 2.75” (w) x 10.5” (h); 1.2lbs.
    33.02 (l) x 6.98 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.60 kg
    Volume = 6.15 liters

    * Seam-to-seam length = 16 inches (40.64 cm)

  • Leather:
  • 13” (l) x 2.75” (w) x 10.5” (h); 36 oz.
    33.02 - 40.64 (l) x 1.27-6.98 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 1.02 kg
    Volume = 6.15 liters


  • Open interior lets you carry an assortment of items. 
  • Secure the flap with a paragliding-style buckle. Open easily with one hand and close with a click.
  • Wide, adjustable nylon strap is sewn at an angle for comfort. Wear as a crossbody or shoulder bag.
  • Main compartment with interior pockets has space for both small personal items and larger gear.
  • Full-grain leather top handle provided for a quick grab.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin™ Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.
  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 176 reviews
Michael H. (North Carolina, United States)
Perfect bag for me

Lookin for a Musette type bag with more substance but no serious structure and this is that bag that I envisioned, plus I really like the fabric.

Gregg W. (New York, United States)

I purchased the musette medium size bag for day to day carry of 2 pair of glasses, water bottle, sketchbook and a shopping bag for when I need groceries. I am an artist and it was important to find a bag that fit the above items and not be too small or too big. Its just right. Very happy with the softness and thinness of the shoulder strap, as well as the navy blue color. It's easy to access while I am walking without stopping to rummage through the bag looking for something. Very happy with my purchase. I found out about Waterfield while waiting to cross a street on my way home. A guy in front of me had a small well designed bag that I saw was your brand. A week or so later, I have mine. Thanks!

Chris M. (Scotland, United Kingdom)
The almost everything bag?

Really simple, looks great and packs down to nothing but does duty as an everyday carry, a small briefcase, tech bag and a really discreet bag for street photography. No-one knows there’s a small camera in there. Oh, it’s also great on a bike.

RAG (Ontario, Canada)
A great Musette

I recently bought the Vitesse Musette in the limited edition sailcloth material, and have already used it a dozen times. I’ve been riding for nearly 6 decades and have had many Musettes. This one is wonderful, big enough, highly water resistant, and the craftsmanship is terrific with a simple magnetic closure which is simple and efficient. A keeper and perfect for keeping my gear dry and organized.

Ann H.H. (Wisconsin, United States)
customer service

Thank you for your help and the outstanding customer service.

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Vitesse Cycling Musette

BikeHugger - June 3, 2015

“What do I like the most about it? Just a simple musette to toss an iPad, wallet, battery, cord, and snack in for the commute or ride into town for a meeting.”


The Vitesse Cycling Musette can fit devices up to 12.8” x 8.75”. We recommend storing your laptop or tablet in a protective WaterField Sleeve. These devices can fit in your Musette:


  1. MacBook:
    • 14" MacBook Pro M2
    • 13” MacBook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Air M2
  2. iPad:
    • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  3. Microsoft Surface:
    • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover
  4. Other Confirmed devices:
    • Dell XPS 13
    • Pixel Slate
    • HP Spectre X360
    • Lenovo Yoga 720
  5. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • Leica Q, Q2 (Guy., Bideford, GB), (Tom T., Vacaville, US)


The minimalist design and open interior lets you carry whatever you need in this versatile, lightweight bag.  

“The WaterField Vitesse Cycling Musette is a comfortable bag that's unfussy and not trying to do anything other than be a perfectly simple little bag.” 
- Wirecutter (New York Times), April 27, 2020


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 and can be re-waxed 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. Stains can be wiped off with a damp cloth. 


Keep your bag Vitesse Cycling Musette 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 initially used to coat your canvas bag. 


No skimping. We use full grain, natural leather. It's the toughest part of the hide with the tightest grain. It's also the most expensive and lasts the longest.  


We use “distressed” leather that bears the marks of the cow, so you can tell it's the real thing. Over the years, you'll leave your own marks, too, and the gorgeous patina that develops will bear your hallmark. 


Your full-grain leather Vitesse Cycling Musette will look better and better the more you use it. 


We generally recommend leaving the full-grain leather of your bag alone, letting it develop its own unique patina over time. You can spruce up the distressed leather that we use by applying heat from a hair dryer and spreading the leather oils around to smooth them out.


You may also want to freshen up the leather with a bit of leather conditioner. Upon application, 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. 


Although this video demonstrates how to care for another WaterField leather bag, the method also applies to your Leather Vitesse Cycling Musette


In the cycle racing community, musettes are used to store lunch so riders can eat while on the bike. The musette's simple, roomy interior is ideal for carrying assorted replenishments and makes it easy to quickly access. 


WaterField's Vitesse Musette Collection takes the musette beyond its cycling roots, adding modern features to make it more comfortable, funcitonal, and stylish for everyday use. You can even insert a laptop or tablet in a protective sleeve in your Vitesse Cycling Musette. 



The Vitesse Musette Collection has a straightforward, uncomplicated design — ideal for your minimalist, lightweight everyday carry. Choose from three sizes: the small Vitesse Cycling Musette, the medium Vitesse Musette Plus, and the large Vitesse Messenger Bag


Made from premium waxed canvas. 

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