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:
- One Size: 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
- Simple design for more flexibility and versatility in what you carry.
- Leather top handle facilitates a quick grab.
- Paragliding-style buckles attach to adjustable tabs to secure the flap.
- Main compartment and internal laptop pocket with space for both small items and larger gear.
- Front waterproof-zippered pockets with internal Ultrasuede phone pocket.
- Optional cycling chest strap.
- OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.
Holds work notebooks, eye glasses and fountain pens perfectly!
I switched from the essential
1. The essential strap frayed after several use & I dislike frayed straps. All high quality bags should not fray
2. If I put small items at the front, it bulges & no longer looks nice
3. This series has a flap & so it covers well & does not bulge
4. The inner pockets is fantastic & better than the essential design
5. The buckle of essential is easier to use than the Vitesse.
6. I like the fabric of Vitesse
7. It’s not heavy too
My bag arrived recently and when I unpacked it I was immediately impressed by the materials. The canvas felt substantial but flexible, the strap was very comfortable, and the hardware was top notch. The vitesse messenger bag is a premium product, but not ostentatious. I took it on a trip to the university library and it was comfortable all the way through, even when loaded with a few books. There was also some light rain, but thanks to the wax my bag didn’t get too wet. All in all, I’m very happy so far with my purchase and can’t wait to use it more.
Great Product, a quick and super 5* service. Can’t wait to use the bag on my next trip to Europe.
The Vitesse Messenger Bag is the perfect gift for a college graduate! Quality product, very stylish, and really functional for someone starting out in the workforce!
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. These devices can fit in your bag:
- 16" MacBook Pro
- 14" MacBook Pro
- 13” MacBook Pro
- NEW 15" MacBook Air
- 13" MacBook Air
- 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
3. Microsoft Surface:
- Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover
- Surface Laptop 5 (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)