SKITCH-12 Messenger Bag

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SKITCH-12 Messenger Bag

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**Only available in Coyote Tan & Wolf Gray**

**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-12 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 17" 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-12’s TSA-friendly fold-out laptop compartment will fit a 12"-13" 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 SKITCH can be configured into four different carry-modes: SHORT, MEDIUM, TALL, and OPEN-TOP.

On the “SHORT” carry-mode (14-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 (16-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 (23-Liter), SKITCH-12’s full 12.5" wide x 4.5" deep x 17" 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® coated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric protector, plus premium YKK zippers, ITW and Duraflex hardware further ensures the SKITCH can go the distance.

Turn your SKITCH-12 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-12 can fit a 2015 12.9" iPad Pro, or a 13" MacBook Pro, or a 13" MacBook Air.

Specs & Features

  • Net Weight: 2.05 pounds | 930 grams
  • “SHORT carry mode: 12.5" (W) x 11" (H) x 4.5" (D), 14-liter capacity
  • “MEDIUM carry mode: 12.5" (W) x 13" (H) x 4.5" (D), 16-liter capacity
  • “TALL” carry mode: 12.5" (W) x 17" (H) x 4.5" (D), 23-liter capacity
  • Padded TSA-friendly compartment fits tablets and laptops up to 13"
  • Pass-through zipper on flap for accessing interior compartments
  • Rear compartment with loop lining for CCW holsters and accessories
  • 5 zippered compartments and 6 hook-and-loop closed pockets
  • Ambidextrous design with 2-Liter hydration bladder compatibility
  • Luggage handle pass-through (7” wide) on backside
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with shoulder pad and stabilizer strap
  • MOLLE/PALS webbing on front and sides for expansion/attachment
  • Flag/morale patch holder on front
  • **Optional GT-Cobra Sling Strap (Part# 018020) available
  • Materials: 1,000-D Mil-grade Cordura® fabric with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) fabric protector
  • High-visibility, lightweight & moisture resistant 210-D Ripstop nylon interior.
  • Durable & abrasion resistant RC-Class YKK® zippers, reversed for protection.
  • MOLLE/PALS compatible attachment system with high tensile strength nylon webbing.
  • Mil-grade ITW® and UTX-DURAFLEX® hardware made from high tensile strength Acetal (Delrin®) polymer.
  • Circular user-friendly zipper loops made of paracord.
  • Neoprene rubber padded grab handles for extra comfort
  • High tensile strength nylon webbings and binding tapes
  • Finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread

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  • 5
    This bag is awesome

    Posted by Jung-Hyun Kim on 21st Jun 2018

    It seems to be a versatile bag. I am quite satisfied and happy to have the bag I want.

  • 4
    Really great every day bag for work

    Posted by Hooper on 11th Apr 2018

    I got this because I needed to move out of a backpack and into a more professional looking bag. I am a therapist and behavioral consultant and just needed a better look coming and going. I wanted the skitch 15 and once they are back hopefully one day in stock I will probably purchase one as well. I cannot say enough nice things about this bag. It fits my 13 inch macbook pro perfectly and still has room for my very thick franklin planner full size. I still have room in the back pockets to place incidentals and extra room all over the bag for extras. The bottom pocket I have been using for my power cord. I really do not have enough room in the main compartment for it but it fits perfectly in the bottom pocket and room to store my rain jacket as well. I will probably get an attachable pocket in the future to solve this problem but for now it works fine. I have room for a couple small note pads and still have room in the back pocket for CCW or books and magazines if I am headed to airport. So far so good and the top access zipper is phenomenal addition and really makes this bag a wonder if I have to fish for pens note pad, etc. I highly recommend this bag to anyone looking for a good commuter bag. If I am able to get the 15 I will keep this and convert it into a camera bag and use it exclusively for my camera set up. Thanks and get those 15s back in stock please....

  • 5
    Perfect fit glad i picked this over 15

    Posted by Michael Froelich on 14th Mar 2018

    Just got this messenger bag in today. As always fit an finish is AMAZING. Should have purchased this bag sooner. The guys at vanquest are top notch shipping was ridiculously fast. Is the perfect size for edc. Hold what you need without over doing it. What else can you say its VANQUEST or its not

  • 5
    great product

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2018

    Accessibility options great and zippers were smooth. Orange vis liner is helpful for deep pockets. Able to snug fit a Carbon X1 into the laptop sleeve, but for more protection, I carry the laptop with an independent sleeve in the adjacent section (zipped up TSA-approved section). I like the form factor with the option to mix it up and store things in various places.

    Product delivered on time with prompt communication.

  • 5
    SKITCH-12 Messenger Bag

    Posted by Tim on 15th Jan 2018

    I’m very happy with my purchase it’s a tough well made bag I use it as my EDC with no complaints highly recommend it. Great for the great man concept.

  • 5
    Super versatile bag, works for hauling or for office-briefcase work

    Posted by Andrew on 30th Jul 2017

    Ideal briefcase, versatile. Get the "15" if you have a larger laptop, otherwise this seems to me to be the perfect office- or commuter-size. Carries EDC items, office-items, and lunch with room to spare!

  • 5
    Great bag

    Posted by Mike on 22nd Jun 2017

    This bag is awesome. I did not want anything to do with this bag when I first saw it but I contacted the company and was giving them my wish list of new style of carryall bags and they told me to look into this particular one. I did not care for the bag when I first saw it but I began to watch videos about the bag which is hard to find, but there are ample videos on the Skitch 15. I went to head and ordered it and I love it. I do wish there were more internal pockets but this bag has lots of storage and different capacity options. It is small enough to make it a great every day carry bag but it will hold plenty of gear. As always the quality of the product from this company is off the charts. If you were looking for a great little messenger bag this is it but if you think you need something larger go with the larger option.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Jan 2017

    For me this the perfect size bag and the expansion feature makes it even more practical. I can carry a full size handgun w/clips, a 10" tablet, and all the other personal items I require for daily use. I own other brands but they just aren't as convenient to personalize as my Vanquest gear.

  • 5
    Great gear bag!

    Posted by Brian B. on 4th Jan 2017

    I purchased this bag to replace a backpack I used as a gear bag. I couldn't be happier with my decision. I selected Wolf Grey which is great color that doesn't scream tactical.
    I like the bags lay out as it is perfect for all the gear I need at work (I'm an LEO). The only addition I made was a 4x6 First Aid Trauma pack attached with 5" molle sticks. Now my IFAK is right there without searching inside the bag.
    I highly recommend this bag for full blown duty or leisure trek in the woods.