**FIRE SALE products can only be returned for exchange for other FIRE SALE product(s) within 30-days (refund not available for FIRE SALE items)**
SKITCH-15 Messenger Bag is THE ultimate blend of a travel-friendly urban messenger, and a covert CCW tactical attaché.
From a traditional bike-messenger satchel, to a drybag-style “rolltop” case, then to a full 19.5" deep open-top carryall, SKITCH’s incredible ability to morph with the size and style of your load-out seamlessly makes it the best all-around shoulder bag!
SKITCH-15’s TSA-friendly fold-out laptop compartment will fit a 15" laptop*. It is fully padded with locking zippers, and can be used for storing your CCWs. Located on the bottom front of the SKITCH is a horizontal zippered garage, perfect for cables, power supplies, or even a bike pump! The *optional Drop-In Organizer (#050640) also fits inside the SKITCH for carrying photo or range gear.
The SKITCH can be configured into four different carry-modes: SHORT, MEDIUM, TALL, and OPEN-TOP.
On the “SHORT” carry-mode (18-Liter), SKITCH is a traditional bike-messenger bag with a flap secured by two 1” DURAFLEX buckles and hook-and-loop strips with silencers. You have rapid access via dual locking #8 YKK zippers into the main CCW-ready compartment while the flap remains closed.
On the “MEDIUM” carry-mode (22-Liter), SKITCH transforms into a drybag-style “rolltop“ case, which gives you extra space while keeping out elements such as dirt and rain. A CCW-ready double-sided Napoleon pocket, multiple gusseted, hook-and-loop-secured open-top pockets, and a front admin panel keep vital items ready for quick access.
On the “TALL” carry-mode (31-Liter), SKITCH-15’s full 14.5" wide x 4.5" deep x 19.5" tall sack will accommodate nearly twice the capacity of the “SHORT” carry-mode. On this high volume load-out mode, you can carry with the flap fastened down with buckles and full-length straps.
Finally the "OPEN-TOP" carry-mode will accommodate pretty much anything that doesn't fit using the "TALL" mode.
Hi-Viz 210-D orange ripstop nylon lining offers fantastic contrast for instant identification. Luggage handle pass-through on the back, MOLLE fields on two sides, ambidextrous hydration bladder compatibility, and lockable YKK zippers make the SKITCH ideal for world travelers and urban commuters.
Neoprene grab handle sits atop, while soft body canted, crush-proof hook-and-loop shoulder strap attachment makes a comfortable and solid anchor point. Under the arm, load stabilizer keeps the bag from swaying and can be set to the left or right side. Front flap features single row hook-and-loop MOLLE strip and patch. Discretely positioned on the sides of the SKITCH are two MOLLE rows providing user adaptability.
The use of genuine 1000-D Cordura® treated with water-repellant Dupont Teflon®, plus premium YKK zippers, ITW and Duraflex hardware further ensures the SKITCH can go the distance.
Turn your SKITCH-15 into a bike-messenger bag that rides comfortably on your back, and switchable between right- and left-shoulder with an **optional GT-COBRA™ Sling strap that uses THE world-renowned ITW / AustriAlpin GT-COBRA™ buckle that's non-metallic, crush-proof, and rated at 500-pound tensile strength!
*SKITCH-15 can fit a 2015 15" MacBook Pro
Posted by Peternincompoop1 on 5th Jan 2017
I purchased the Skitch15 on firesale as a Christmas gift to replace a leather messenger bag i use for work as a construction engineer.
First off, Vanquest customer service was spectacular. Staff took time to address my multiple requests for specific measurements and extra insight into the details of the bag. That said i bought it and will not look back.
I really like the expandable height feature. This has already come in handy for transporting different tools for work. The buckles across the bottom expand and contract with such ease that I've found it to be a great way to secure and carry a roll of plans on the bag.
The inside of the bag, will listed as under 15" has sufficient width to carry legal sized documents. There are 2 interior pockets in the main compartment. One I have empty the other holds my gerber and my coast px1 flashlight.
My only knock on the bag is the lack of an admin section built onto the bag, but i took care of that with a PPM Husky 2.0 pouch. I also picked up an ISOPod Small 2.0 to carry my coffee or water bottle. I'm excited about this bag and can't wait to see how she holds up because from what i've read, it will last. Thanks Vanquest!
Posted by Abylay Akhmetov on 10th Dec 2016
Forget about Maxpedition, Hazard 4, 5.11, Condor, or any other tactical brand. VANQUEST is the only winner here! I have been having multiple products from other companies, like backpacks, organizers, wallets, and other gear. But when I came across VANQUEST, I realized that this is the only brand that truly stands out. The quality and design are undisputable. VANQUEST actually uses true Cordura, not some other cheap 1000d nylon, and all the stitching and attachment points are 1000% reliable. Heck, I am in the Army, and VANQUEST is far superior than most of my duty issued gear. Seriously. I love this bag, and I would recommend it to anyone no matter what. As far as the bag itself, I think it is a perfect mix of compact form-factor, versatility, and durability. I wish they were an official supplier of Army standard issue gear. Well done VANQUEST!
Posted by MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN on 16th Aug 2016
I am pleased with the value, weight, capacity, compartment design, straps, and versatility. The materials and build quality are exceptional. Shipping was fast. Thank you Vanquest, this was my first purchase and I'll be back for more.
That being said, I do have some quibbles. I bought this bag to carry every day but in order to do that I'll have to mod it because--unless I'm missing something really obvious--there are a few elements of this design that are rather flawed, in my opinion.
The zipper (the point of access most will utilize to access the main compartment) is positioned along the FRONT of the flap. It should be at the TOP, where the carry handle currently is. Move that handle down a few inches, towards the back side of the bag (this would not hinder the handle's functionality), and position the zipper at the TOP, along the WIDEST point of the fabric.
The added inches of width you'd get from doing this would accommodate a longer zipper, which would do wonders for ease of access. Look how wide the zipper opening is, compared to the width of the overall bag. Note the discrepancy. Maybe it's because I'm a woman/student but this is something we hate dealing with in our bags, those "dead zones" at either end of the main compartment caused by a zipper opening that doesn't open as wide as it could. My binder and books technically "fit" in the main compartment BUT I hate having to wiggle items through the opening. It is workable, but too narrow, and there's no reason it should be that narrow.
Beyond this, my other complaints are difficult to describe them in writing....
In messenger configuration, buckles secure the edge of the flap to the bottom of the bag; but why isn't there a way to secure that flap along the UPPER fold? It's TOO EASY to slip an item through the zippered opening and, instead of the item dropping into the main compartment, it falls straight through the "gap" and hits the ground!
Shifting the zipper's position upward would remedy this somewhat, because the opening would then be more centered over the main compartment. BUT, there should still be a way to really secure that flap to the BODY of the bag, like a few heavy-duty snaps to clamp it down, thus eliminating the "gap" effect when one opens the zipper. This is the part of the bag I'm trying to figure out how to mod, because I'm tired of having to be "careful" when I want to slip something into my bag.
The large swath of loop field on the main body of the bag (not the flap) is annoying, because when the bag is configured for 'messenger' carry, the bulkiness of that loop field causes the bag to bow inward, which only serves to widen the aforementioned gap. I know there's an insert you can purchase for the bag that MAY help with this, but that would take up precious space in the main compartment that I need for my books and binder and everything else. And it would probably make the narrow zipper opening even more of an issue.
I can't understand why that loop field is on the bag; if there is a practical use for it, I can't see it. Is the loop field there so that morale patches can be displayed when the bag is configured for fully extended carry? If that is the case, move the loop field several inches UP towards the top edge or DOWN towards the bottom, so that the bulky loop field will no longer cause the bag to bow inward when one carries in the standard messenger configuration.
I'm probably going to make a YT video of my mods when they are finished, and I hope you see it. I'm not trying to bash the SKITCH, I actually LOOOOVE the bag and could not bear to return it! But it irks me that these issues make the bag somewhat annoying to carry every day.
Posted by Chris on 23rd Jul 2016
I own several pieces of Vanquest gear. I use it for everything from range bags to daily laptop bags. I travel out of state on a regular basis for a week or more at a time. Your suitcase only has to survive a trip to the airport and hotel. Your carry bag has to survive every corner you bump into, every coffee you spill, every mistep on that approach hike, all while cramming it to max capacity. I've never had a problem, not as much as a loose thread. I'm a big guy with big demands for my gear. I regularly hump my Vanquest gear over 12 miles in a day. If your gonna do that then weight distribution is key. Especially in hot climates where the heat means sweat and sweat means salt and abrasion. The Vanquest doesn't fail. The messenger bag is my new everyday work bag. A 14 inch ThinkPad, two 20,000 mah battery back ups, a second phone, a TI 80, a kindle and all the ancillary chargers and cable that go along with them. Oh, yeah add in two protein bars and a turkey sandwich. That's what I put in my messenger back everyday and then carry it with less effort than my wife carries her purse. Good job Vanquest. I'll keep buying. (Maybe one day we can get a darker brown color).
Posted by John from Connecticut on 16th Dec 2015
I love the messenger bag look, it fits with my urban lifestyle. But the added "expandable throat option" is top notch and sets it apart from all others. Then if you throw the optional organizer in it, it far surpasses anything on the market.
Posted by Kyle D on 23rd Mar 2015
I have owned many messenger / bike-messenger style bags from Chrome, Timbuk2, to Mission Workshop. The SKITCH-15 is EASILY the BEST among all of them. This bag offers more organization than most of other messenger bags that I have owned over the years, with adjustable size, CCW pockets, quick top access, and TSA-friendly sleeve. Easily a 5/5 quality and design!
Posted by CL on 18th Mar 2015
Another great thought-out bag! Light weight and great for urban environment. Best to use it with drop-in organizer which fits perfect inside and makes the bag versatile. One design flaw, there are only two rows of molle on the sides. Vanquest Molle Sticks too long. It needs three rows of molle!!! I ended up using Blackhawk speed clips. But still it is another awesome bag from Vanquest!
Posted by Unknown on 17th Mar 2015
This bag would be perfect except there is nowhere to put pens or business cards etc. the bag only has big pockets which means you have to go digging for everything.
Posted by chefzman on 16th Mar 2015
Just received my Skitch-15 today. I sold my first generation Envoy to my boss in anticipation for the Skitch. I have to say, compared to the Envoy, the Skitch fits my needs and more. I always thought that the Envoy was too tactical looking and I wanted a bag that was a little more urban/travel friendly. I put the Drop-in Organizer so I can use the bag as a camera bag. Everything fits great. I like the fold out feature of the computer pocket. Hopefully, I can post a review on YouTube soon.