All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- Waxed Canvas - brown or navy
- Naturally-tanned chocolate leather tabs and handle
- More details here
Dimensions & Weight:
- Vitesse Messenger: 16”-18” (l) x 4” (w) x 13” (h); 1.9 lbs.
40.64-45.72 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 33.02 (h) cm; 0.86 kg
Volume: 14.5 liters
- Top grab handle.
- Internal laptop pocket.
- Nylon adjustable strap.
- Optional stabilizer messenger strap.
- Front waterproof-zippered pockets with internal Ultrasuede phone pocket.
- OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.
This bag was a gift for my husband. He's been using a tattered old messenger bag for years to go from home to work and the gym. The Vitesse is a perfect bag to replace it. There are plenty of pockets of different sizes, the construction is *impeccable*, and the waxed cotton and leather combo looks classic. I added the cycling strap and leather shoulder piece--definitely recommend!
Upgrading from the smaller Vitesse messenger bag and it’s perfect. I love the craftsmanship which is as expected from Waterfield Designs and I’d definitely recommend this bag along with its smaller sibling.
Looking forward to new models, maybe a belt camera bag like Head Porter the Japanese brand.
I liked the look and specs before buying, but expected some things to perhaps leave room for improvement in practice. Not the case with the Vitesse.
Over the last few weeks, it's been in proper rain and performed wonderfully, not just keeping water out, but also letting it drip down from the surface, which dried really quickly. I'm not in the habit of carelessly throwing my bags around, especially with valuable equipment inside, so I find the unprotected computer compartment that some people whinged about absolutely not a problem. What I like in daily use, which includes work, are: the light overall weight, the stiffness of the canvas that keeps the bag upright even without much inside, the elevated inside pockets that allow loose stuff to sit at the bottom of the main compartment without bulking it up, the reliably quick flap closure action due to room for finger support under studs, the lowered-down and skewed strap attachment to the bag for a body-hugging fit when carried and the truly convenient dual-entry front pocket. Every one of these features has proven its worth.
It is a simple and unassuming bag, but so much about it is perfect that it must be my best bag ever. The "ever" bit meaning several decades of carrying bags ;- )
Good materials, quite spacious,just what i need for my everyday use. love this bag
AndroidGuys - May 15, 2019
“The Waterfield Vitesse will continue to be my messenger/shoulder bag of choice for the foreseeable future.”
"At once stylish and sturdy, this bag transitions seamlessly between the office and more casual settings."
Best Leather - 7/23/16
"Vitesse is a French noun meaning speed. The word suggests a European zest combined with rapid utility. It’s the perfect name for the Waterfield Designs Vitesse Messenger Bag. The bag is simple, lightweight, and has a certain flair in its design."
"If you’re looking for something that can keep your stuff together no matter what you need contained, this is one of the better buys out there. And you’ll look great doing it."
The Vitesse Messenger has a large unpadded laptop pocket sized for devices up to 14.25" x 9.75". We recommend storing your laptop or tablet in a protective Sleeve :
- 16" MacBook Pro
- 13” MacBook Pro
- 13" MacBook Air
- 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
3. Microsoft Surface:
- Surface Book 2 (13.5” & 15")
- Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
- Surface Laptop 3 (13.5" & 15")
4. Other confirmed devices:
- Pixel Slate
- Lenovo X1 Carbon
- Dell XPS (13” & 15”)
5. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
- DSLR camera gear and lenses (Geoffrey E.M., Soquel, US)