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Bolt Crossbody in waxed canvas with chocolate leather
Bolt Crossbody in waxed canvas with chocolate leather
Front: under-the-flap pocket for phone & small items
Front: under-the-flap pocket for phone & small items
Back: Zippered pocket for secure storage
Back: Zippered pocket for secure storage
Back: Ideal for quick-access travel items
Back: Ideal for quick-access travel items
Includes sturdy leather handle
Includes sturdy leather handle
Bolt Crossbody has a slim profile
Bolt Crossbody has a slim profile
Available in three sizes for laptops and tablets
Available in three sizes for laptops and tablets
LARGE:  Fits 15" MacBook, Surface Book, and similar
LARGE: Fits 15" MacBook, Surface Book, and similar
MEDIUM:  fits 12" - 13" laptops and tablets
MEDIUM: fits 12" - 13" laptops and tablets
SMALL: Fits tablets
SMALL: Fits tablets
Medium Crossbody sided for the Surface Pro with accessories
Medium Crossbody sided for the Surface Pro with accessories
Black ballistic with black leather and waxed canvas with chocolate leather
Black ballistic with black leather and waxed canvas with chocolate leather
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather trim
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather trim
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather trim
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather trim
Black Ballistic with Black Leather trim
Black Ballistic with Black Leather trim

Bolt Cross Body

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WaterField’s Bolt Crossbody vertical laptop messenger keeps gear safe and quickly accessible in a stylish, comfortable bag for the modern traveler. For sharp-dressing the Surface Pro 6, Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, and other new laptop or tablet users, the practical Bolt Crossbody includes a padded compartment to keep devices secure while on the go. Part of the Bolt Collection.

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


Material:

  • 1050 Denier Black ballistic or brown waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accent

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Small: 11" x 9.25" x 2.25"; 1.35 lbs.
  • Volume: 3.5 Liters
  • Medium: 12.5" x 9.5" x 2.25"; 1.65 lbs.
  • Volume: 5.5 Liters
  • Large: 14.25" x 12" x 2.25"; 1.85 lbs.
  • Volume: 6.25 Liters

Hardware:

  • Front pocket with magnet closure
  • YKK zipper

Features:
  • Fully-padded compartment for protecting laptop or tablet
  • Secure splash-proof zippered main compartment
  • Locking YKK zippered rear pocket
  • Ultrasuede phone pocket under front pocket fits up to iPhone XS Max
  • Invisible magnet secures front pocket
  • Rear leather grab handle
The Bolt Crossbody fits these devices:

  1. Small: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 10” x 7.5”
    • iPad Pro 11"
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Surface Go with Type Cover

  2. Medium: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.4”
    • 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
    • 12" MacBook
    • iPad Pro 12.9” with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover
    • Pixel Slate

  3. Large: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 14" x 10”
    • 15" MacBook Touch Bar
    • 13" MacBook Pro Retina, Air Retina
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • Surface Laptop 2
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Waterfield Designs' Bolt Crossbody is a Rugged Yet Classy Laptop Bag

AppAdvice - November 29, 2017

"Overall, I’m in love with the Bolt Crossbody laptop bag."


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Waterfield Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag Review

DroidHorizon - November 7, 2017

"The time and money spent in making this bag means that it will probably outlive me and is made to last. The design is timeless and won’t ever look out of place."


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Waterfield Bolt Crossbody Leather Laptop Bag Review

Best Leather - July 19, 2017

"The Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag is my favorite though. It is built with the same quality I’ve come to expect from Waterfield, and it also matches the utility I’m looking for—without any excess."


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Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag – Review

MyMac - June 15, 2017

"The new Bolt Crossbody bags from WaterField Designs offer some features that add a welcome layer of convenience to your day-to-day life."

MyMac Reviews rating is 8 out of 10.


Customer Reviews

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Great bag

Excellent construction and attention to detail, comfortable over shoulder, good amount of pockets, holds my iPad Pro just right. My only ask would be maybe 1 inch more in depth. With iPad inserted a water bottle or ray ban's in a case are a bit snug. Otherwise fantastic and my new go to bag.

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Great bag

Amazing spacious lightweight bag. so many compartments but still looks deceptively compact. Great quality

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L.G.

Good bag!

What type of leather do you use?

We use naturally-tanned, lightly treated leather. Each piece is one of a kind and displays the natural texture of the hide. Over time the leather should show character like a good leather bomber jacket.

What is the advantage of a vertical bag?

The vertical positioning of the Bolt Crossbody bag helps to make your load feel lighter and less cumbersome, making your tablet more comfortable to carry.

What are splash proof zippers?

Both black ballistic and waxed canvas hold up well in rainy conditions. YKK's water repellent zipper enhances water resistance further protecting your gadgets in the main compartment.

Why is the bag lined gold?

The gold liner allows you to see the contents of your bag more easily and locate items more quickly. (With black or patterned liners, contents tend to blend in an be difficult to identify.)

How do you suggest I clean the ballistic nylon?

The ballistic nylon is *very* durable and will take scrubbing with a stiff brush and mild soap. Blot with towels/rags and let the case dry out. This should have the case looking good as new.

How do you suggest I clean the waxed canvas?

Waxed Canvas isn’t the easiest item on the planet to clean - part of the character-building process with Waxed Canvas is how it ages with scuffs, dirt, stains and all. Still, there are things you can do. This article gives you a good idea of how to clean and re-wax if and when you are ready. They suggest using dish soap and soft brush to clean, then drip dry, then take a hot hairdryer to heat up the wax and redistribute it. This will soften any blemishes and help with the dirt. The lines and crinkles on the waxed canvas are actually normal, and happens in shipping sometimes. All you have to do is use a hair dryer and you can flatten out the wax with your hand.

How do you suggest I clean the leather?

Actually, we suggest not doing anything. Part of the beauty of highly distressed leather develops as it gets used over time— with rain or getting bumped around. Leather conditioners will darken and alter the leather, maybe not something you desire. If at some point you want to condition the leather - we suggesting using Mink Oil. This will darken a bit at first - but will keep the leather very nice. You can also spread the oils around and smooth them out a bit with a hair dryer and your hand. Any leather discoloration or marks are straight from the actual hide itself; it's part of the character of the leather. That’s how you know it’s the real thing. Each hide has it own look; it's unique just like you. With naturally tanned leather, there's always going to be a bit of character on it that's hard to control. It's one of the reasons we like it so much, you'll always be getting a one-of-a-kind bag.

Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.

  • "Just what the doctor ordered...light, accessible, capacious, stylish."
    - Buck H.
  • "Great functionality— stylish without being pretentious."
    - Craig S.
  • "The leather is thick, stitching is sturdy, and despite its slim size, I can carry everything I need comfortably."
    - Denny D., Burbank, CA
  • "I'm amazed at the small profile even when fully loaded with all my gear!"
    - Emily H.
  • "Thoughtfully-designed for tablets and related gear."
    - John D.
  • "The design is very good and it's not too heavy. Best bag I've owned so far."
    - Magnus W.