March 31, 2015 in Cases and Bags (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - WaterField Designs, an innovative leader in custom laptop sleeves, bags and cases for digital-minded professionals, today is proud to announce the Vitesse, a classic cycling musette redesigned for multi-functional use including laptops or tablets, travel, or casual day use. Inspired by the classic bike musette, owner Gary Waterfield maintained the bag's best features and added upgrades: enhanced comfort, improved materials and increased functionality. The resulting Vitesse is the quintessential bag for commuters, cyclists or travelers.
"Traditional cycling musettes are used to pass food to cyclists in races like the Tour de France. Cyclists sling it on, transfer food to their jersey pockets, then toss it to the side of the road," explained owner and avid cyclist Gary WaterField. "We love the simplicity and utility of these bags, but we wanted to create a modern-day, more functional version that would endure. The Vitesse is beautiful in its simplicity - just throw in your wallet, iPhone and iPad, put it on and you've got the perfect light bag for quick trips on the go, whether you're cycling or headed to work."
Waterfield retained the classic musette's best aspects - its straightforward design and lightweight, compact convenience - and added features to enhance durability, comfort and utility. 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, iPhone keys and a few larger items - lunch, books, or an iPad or MacBook in a sleeve.
The traditional musette is open-topped; WaterField offers this style and 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. Three earthy colors - brown, burgundy and navy - allow cyclists to complement jersey colors and day users to match their style.
Easily folded and packed into another bag, the Vitesse makes a travel-friendly companion. To keep MacBooks or iPads safe within it and other bags, WaterField offers a wide array of MacBook Sleeves and iPad cases. The Vitesse joins WaterField's Cycling Ride Pouch - a jersey-pocket-sized case for iPhone, wallet contents and a bike tool emergency kit - in its cycling line up.
Pricing and Availability:
Standard pricing is $69, and $89 (USD) With canvas flap.
Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.5 x .5~2 inches. Weight: standard - 11.1oz. With flap - 13.5 oz.
Materials: Waxed canvas, full-grain, naturally-tanned leather, nylon webbing, metal stud closure.
Colors: Brown, burgundy, navy and Grizzly brown leather
Available for pre-order at WaterField Designs online. Shipping begins by April 10, 2015.
WaterField Designs is an innovative San Francisco designer and manufacturer of bags and cases for tech-savvy consumers who want to stylishly and responsibly transport their technology. WaterField manufactures custom-fitted, high-quality cases and bags for a full-range of laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco. More information at "Our Story". WaterField Designs and Zip Brief are trademarks of WaterField Designs. Other company/product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (C) 2009-2015 WaterField Designs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and MacBook are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.