Agile Briefcase
Full grain leather flap, twin magnetic buckles
Fits your daily work gear
Two padded compartments hold two devices
Organizational pockets
Front pocket fits documents and important paperwork
Front flap pocket stores frequently-accessed items
Top pocket flap adjusts to hold extra gear (shown: jacket)
Magnetic buckles make it easy to close
Includes 1.5-inch Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap ($49 value)
Full grain leather-wrapped handles
Durable and long-lasting hardware
Nicely proportioned size
Back slot for slipping onto carry-on handles
Available in 3 distinctive colorways
Black Ballistic Nylon w/ Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic Nylon w/ Black Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather

Agile Brief


 Fits Apple's MacBook Pro with M3, M3 Pro, or M3 Max

-360 in stock

The Agile Brief adds a fresh, contemporary look to the classic briefcase. This lightweight, compact brief lets you move with ease on your daily commute. Fits a laptop and tablet, along with other work gear. The Supreme Suspension Strap helps lighten your load.  

All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


  • 1050 Denier Black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas base
  • Naturally-tanned full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size:
  • 15.5” (l) x 4” (w) x 11.5” (h); 2.25 lbs.
    39.37 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 29.21 (h) cm; 1.02 kg
    Volume: 11.7 liters


  • Zipper flap pocket with a wide opening keeps items near the top of the bag and easy to access.
  • Key tether and open pocket inside flap pocket keeps keys and other items easy to locate.
  • Full length open pocket under the flap secures with self-finding magnetic buckles.
  • Magnetic buckles adjust so items like a jacket or yoga mat can be securely stowed.
  • Slips over rolling suitcase handle to breeze through airports.
  • The handle is wrapped in premium leather for a more comfortable grip.
  • Built-in padded laptop and tablet pocket to make sure your devices are organized and protected.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.


  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping.  Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Jack C. (Taipei City, Taiwan)
excellent quality and design

The distressed leather design of this backpack will give it a unique appearance within a month. The comfortable leather handle and bright interior lining provide an excellent user experience, and I believe it features a well-designed and high-quality construction. The only drawback is that I found some loose threads around the pockets.
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Richard B. (New South Wales, Australia)
So happy to have made the shift

I made the shift from my old school leather brief to the Agile and I’m so happy I did. It is light, and has perfectly placed pockets and storage, right where I need them for my work and commute. I love the design. Mine has the chocolate leather and ballistic nylon combo. It gets a lot of looks.
And I love it! Thank you Gary and team!

R.L. (New York, United States)
The Perfect Travel Companion

I've had the Agile Brief for a week, and I've loved it so far! I've been hunting for a proper bag for the past few months. I've been traveling more for my job and for pleasure, and I needed something that was durable but stylish. I also go to graduate school part-time, so I needed something that was versatile and could hold plenty of objects. My bag came on a Thursday, and I travelled cross-country the next Monday. I paired it with an Air Caddy, and I found the combination perfect for my travel needs. The bag is light yet holds plenty of items. It's sturdy yet flexible. I recommend this bag to anyone who's looking for the perfect travel or work bag.

Customer (California, United States)
First Timer!

I ordered an Agile Brief, the MOST expensive product like this that I’ve ever ordered. And I love it! It has a look and feel of genuine quality, worthy of the price. I wish I had ordered the canvass version though, as it’s more my lifestyle. But the ballistic with brown leather is indeed a classy classic. Plenty of compartments for everything I need, and room for a little more. Don’t be afraid to spend the money if you can. Awesome product!

John W. (District of Columbia, United States)
Excellent quality and service

This is my second WaterField bag—my previous Staad Attaché was still in excellent shape after over 6 years of daily use. Just was looking for a slightly larger brief. The agile is beautiful and light. Staff from WaterField respond quickly and always offer ideas and suggestions (or a joke). I recommend this brand to everyone I know and was asked about my prior bag often. I’m sure the agile will be the same!

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WaterField Agile Brief review: Professional and spacious carry for your tech

iMore - September 6, 2022

“The WaterField Designs Agile Brief is a fantastic briefcase-style laptop bag for those who want something that will last years and years.”


The Agile Commuter Briefcase comes in one size with a built-in padded compartment for laptops and tablets. The following devices can fit in these sizes: 

One Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.15" x 10"

  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • 14" MacBook Pro
  • 13” MacBook Pro
  • NEW 15" MacBook Air
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5")

One Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 8.5" 

  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover



The compact Agile Commuter Briefcase is designed with today's new work routine in mind. Whether going to the office or working remotely, you'll appreciate the small details that make your commute more comfortable and convenient. 


The Supreme Suspension Strap helps lighten your load, and has a special grippy material on the shoulder pad so it doesn't slip off or wrinkle your shirt. Prefer to hold your brief by hand? The handles are wrapped in full-grain leather so they'll get softer over time and won't dig into your fingers. 


The zipped flap pocket holds frequently accessed items like keys, employee badge, phone, earbuds, wallet, etc. for quick retrieval. The short flap is secured with a double, magnetic fidlock buckle so important documents stay secure. 



The Agile Commuter Briefcase is surrounded with a light foam shell that adds structure and functions as an extra protective layer. This comes in handy when you have to set your bag down at your feet. 



You won't realize how life-changing this can be until you experience it first-hand — buckles that seem to magically connect to each other. Now you can secure your bag without having to struggle with the buckles. 


Open by sliding the clips in opposite directions. Close by pairing the the male and female components and they will magnetically find each there. 




If you have the waxed canvas version of the Agile Brief, you can keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 



If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Agile Commuter Briefcase, Gary shows how you can maintain these materials so they’ll look great over time. We use full grain Roughman Leather for your bag which has oils that respond well to heat.


Although this video is for the AirPods Max Shield Case, the maintenance also applies to your bag. 

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