WaterField Designs (www.sfbags.com) has announced the Vitesse, a cycling musette redesigned for multi-functional use.
Inspired by the classic bike musette, WaterField owner Gary Waterfield says he maintained the bag’s best features and added upgrades: enhanced comfort, improved materials and increased functionality. The resulting Vitesse is the quintessential bag for cyclists, commuters or travelers, he adds.
Crafted from waxed-canvas to give the bag some structure and full-grain leather for style, this lightweight musette bag is built to last. The quickly-adjustable nylon strap is thicker than the standard musette and is sewn at an angle for enhanced comfort.
Like a classic musette, the Vitesse has one main compartment, but WaterField adds a bit of depth to it as well as two interior pockets, leaving space for wallet, phone keys and a few larger items—lunch, books, or a tablet or laptop in a sleeve. The traditional musette is open-topped; WaterField offers this style or one with a canvas flap for added security.
Both secure with an adjustable leather tab and black metal stud. Worn cross body, the bag rests on the wearer’s back leaving his hands free. It easily swings around front to access contents. The Vitesse is available in three “earthy” colors—brown, burgundy and navy.
It can be folded and packed into another bag. To keep laptops or tablets safe within it and other bags, WaterField offers the laptop SleeveCase, and the Ultimate SleeveCase and Outback Slip in custom sizes for most popular tablets. The Vitesse joins WaterField’s Cycling Ride Pouch—a jersey-pocket-sized case for smartphone, wallet contents and a bike tool emergency kit—in its cycling line up.
The Vitesse costs US$69 without a canvas flap, and $89 with a canvas flap.