Meet the Field Backpack
The Field Sling or Backpack
Available in Sling or Backpack style
Meet the Field Sling
Also available in Ballistic Nylon
Compact-size Backpack
Full-size Sling
Easy-access, swing-around side pockets
Side pockets expand inward for bulky items
Nintendo Switch Lite fits in side pockets
Front flap secured with a paragliding buckle
Generous storage underneath the front flap
Front pocket details
Expansive interior holds a day's worth of items
Padded compartment for 13-inch laptops
Interior zippered pocket secures small items
Breathable mesh back allows air flow and prevents sweat marks
Sling strap can switch to a right or left carry
The Sling strap pivots to keep it steady on your back
The Sling strap can be adjusted without taking off for a better fit
Left = 6'0" tall, Right = 5'8" tall
Ballistic Nylon Field Backpack
Waxed Canvas Field Backpack
Waxed Canvas Field Sling
Ballistic Nylon Field Sling

Field Sling or Backpack

 

Fits the 13" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air, or the 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard


-46 in stock

One strap or two? This hands-free, multi-compartment bag lets you pack and organize what you need for a day of exploration in your neighborhood or out in the field. Choose either the Sling or Backpack style.  

 

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


Material:

  • 1050 Denier black ballistic nylon or durable waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Sling
  • 10.4 (l) x 4.5 (w) x 14.3 (h); 1.5 lbs. (ballistic), 2 lbs. (canvas)
    26.4 (l) x 11.43 (w) 36.3 (h) cm; 0.68 kg (ballistic), 0.91 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 10.9 Liters
  • Backpack
  • 10.4 (l) x 4.5 (w) x 14.3 (h); 1.5 lbs. (ballistic), 2 lbs. (canvas)
    26.4 (l) x 11.43 (w) 36.3 (h) cm; 0.68 kg (ballistic), 0.91 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 10.9 Liters

FEATURES

  • Full-grain leather bottom adds extra durability.
  • A comfortable leather handle makes it easy to grab-and-go.
  • Full-grain leather accents create a professional or casual look.
  • Side pockets are easily accessed by swinging the bag to the front.
  • Front pocket includes a pen slot, organization pockets, and a key hook.
  • Front pocket closes with a leather flap secured by a paragliding buckle.
  • Zipper-secured pocket inside the main compartment secures valuables.
  • Rear breathable mesh padding enhances air flow and wicks away moisture.
  • The plush-lined and foam-backed padded compartment protects a tablet or laptop.
  • Gold, water-resistant, nylon liner makes it easy to find items inside the bag and pockets.

SLING-ONLY FEATURES 

  • Removable shoulder pad (included) increases comfort.
  • Two lower D-ring strap attachments for a right or left carry.
  • Custom-designed, heavy-duty snap hooks attach the strap to the bag.
  • A swivel D-ring strap attachment grants 180-degree rotation so the bag rests flat.
  • A Cam-Lock buckle easily adjusts the strap without taking the Sling off to get a better fit.

BACKPACK-ONLY FEATURES

  • Comfortable foam- and neoprene-padded straps for comfort.
  • Breathable mesh liner prevents sweat marks and reduce wrinkles.

ADD-ONS

 

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

Customer Reviews

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Andrey D. (California, United States)
Perfect size and very well made

Had to replace my loved Crumpler small backpack (until can get back to Oz) and this one more than did the trick.

Love the padded compartment for a 13" MacBook, the extra pockets on top, side, etc. It's comfortable as a sling over shoulder or for extra security over head as well.

The canvas is a very nice material and looks very durable.

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mike e. (Massachusetts, United States)
New Favorite Bag

It’s a tough choice but the waxed canvas Field Backpack has replaced the Waterfield waxed canvas Tech Roll Up backpack from 2019 as my go to favorite bag. I am a minimalist, small bag person past few years and Field Backpack does it in style and with a few very handy pockets. Love it!

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Glenn J. (South Carolina, United States)
Disney Dream Bag

I purchased the Field Backpack to take as my Disney park bag. Having been to Disney too many times to count now, I have never really found a bag that fit all of my needs...until now. The Field Backpack is the perfect size and holds everything you need for a day in the parks. It easily held my 26oz Yeti bottle, two pair of glasses (rx and sunglasses) in the side pockets, Airpods, Go Pro, snacks, masks, hand sanitizer, keys, wallet, phone. You get the picture. It is super comfortable for all day wear. Plus it is easy to handle getting on and off of the rides. Now that I'm not in Disney, it will be perfect for my iPad Pro, water bottle, pens, notebook, Airpods and other daily essentials. The quality and craftsmanship is exactly what you have come to love from WaterField...Absolutely amazing. My collection from WaterField continues to grow as my bank account continues to shrink. Don't think about buying it...buy it! You will not be disappointed.

P
Paul A. (New York, United States)
Perfect day pack

I love the quality of SF bags and this one didn't disappoint. It's the perfect size small backpack for a day out. Thanks for a great product!

D
Denis G. (Fribourg, Switzerland)
Bag of my dream

The best bag i ever had thx so much

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Waterfield Designs Field Backpack Review: High Quality Stylish Backpack For MacBooks

MacHow2 - October 21, 2020

“The WaterField Field Backpack is an extremely high quality, stylish backpack that will last you years. It's pricier than most laptop backpacks but you really get what you pay for here in terms of attention to details, quality materials and styling.”

90% Overall Score


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Waterfield FIELD Leather Backpack Review

Best Leather - October 14, 2020

“Along with being purposefully small, it’s also designed deliberately for the digital lifestyle and has stylish looks to boot. It’s my favorite backpack by a long ways.”


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Explore the Space In-Between With the WaterField Field Sling Bag

GeekDad - September 25, 2020

“Their new Field Sling falls somewhere between the diminutive laptop messenger bag and the bulky carry-all backpack. It’s a solid middle ground, built with all the care and character you’d expect from WaterField.”


SIZE GUIDE

The full-sized Field Sling and compact-sized Backpack are ideal for people of smaller stature and can carry enough gear for a day's outing. 

 

  1. The built-in Tablet/Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 12.75" x 9.25, including:
    • 13" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Air
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Book 3 (13.5")
    • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5")

  2. The main compartment expands to fit items you may need throughout the day like a jacket, hat, scarf, etc. 
     
  3. The front pocket holds easy-to-access small items like your phone or keys. 
     
  4. The pleated side pockets expand inward to hold bulky items. It's just the right size for stashing the Nintendo Switch Lite.

DESIGNING THE PERFECT FIELD BAG
 

Step 1: Optimize the size, shape, and form so it sits comfortably on your back. 

 

Step 2: Include organizational and easy-access features for essential items.

 

Step 3: Personalize the strap options to maximize individual comfort. 

 

We designed the Field Sling and Field Backpack to carry and organize the gear you'll need for a day of exploration. 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN DETAILS YOU'LL LIKE  

The Field Sling strap attaches to heavy-duty D-ring and pivots as your body moves, keeping the Sling stable on your back for a more comfortable, ergonomic fit. 

 

Choose the right or left side to carry your Field Sling.  Simply unhook the strap from the bottom D-ring and re-hook it to the side that you prefer.  

MEET THE FIELD SLING

Each WaterField Sling is tailored to fit your gear and body type. All are comfortable, lightweight and compact. Choose the style that best meets your needs and individual preference. 

 

The full-sized Field Sling is a bit deeper than the slim Sutter Tech Sling, while the Sutter Sling Pouch is the smallest of the three.  

MEET THE FIELD BACKPACK  

The Field Backpack is designed for people of medium stature, and its compact size can hold 13-inch laptops. 

 

The thinner, somewhat taller Sutter Slim Backpack has two padded compartments for carrying a laptop and tablet, while the mid-size Mezzo Laptop Backpack is slightly deeper than both and also has two padded device compartments.

 

 

 

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS BAG

You can keep your bag looking new by reapplying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although others will work, you can use Martexin Original Wax — the original wax used on your Waterfield canvas bag.

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER AND WAXED CANVAS 

 

If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Field Sling or Backpack, 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
85%
(17)
15%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Andrey D. (California, United States)
Perfect size and very well made

Had to replace my loved Crumpler small backpack (until can get back to Oz) and this one more than did the trick.

Love the padded compartment for a 13" MacBook, the extra pockets on top, side, etc. It's comfortable as a sling over shoulder or for extra security over head as well.

The canvas is a very nice material and looks very durable.

m
mike e. (Massachusetts, United States)
New Favorite Bag

It’s a tough choice but the waxed canvas Field Backpack has replaced the Waterfield waxed canvas Tech Roll Up backpack from 2019 as my go to favorite bag. I am a minimalist, small bag person past few years and Field Backpack does it in style and with a few very handy pockets. Love it!

G
Glenn J. (South Carolina, United States)
Disney Dream Bag

I purchased the Field Backpack to take as my Disney park bag. Having been to Disney too many times to count now, I have never really found a bag that fit all of my needs...until now. The Field Backpack is the perfect size and holds everything you need for a day in the parks. It easily held my 26oz Yeti bottle, two pair of glasses (rx and sunglasses) in the side pockets, Airpods, Go Pro, snacks, masks, hand sanitizer, keys, wallet, phone. You get the picture. It is super comfortable for all day wear. Plus it is easy to handle getting on and off of the rides. Now that I'm not in Disney, it will be perfect for my iPad Pro, water bottle, pens, notebook, Airpods and other daily essentials. The quality and craftsmanship is exactly what you have come to love from WaterField...Absolutely amazing. My collection from WaterField continues to grow as my bank account continues to shrink. Don't think about buying it...buy it! You will not be disappointed.

P
Paul A. (New York, United States)
Perfect day pack

I love the quality of SF bags and this one didn't disappoint. It's the perfect size small backpack for a day out. Thanks for a great product!

D
Denis G. (Fribourg, Switzerland)
Bag of my dream

The best bag i ever had thx so much