Outback Solo Case for MacBook and iPad
Keeps your gear organized
Lightweight and compact case lets you go everywhere
Available in waxed canvas or ballistic nylon
Easy-access front pocket keeps bulky items from bulging out.
Two compartments keep everything organized
Thin back pocket for documents
Removable unique straps recede into pocket for a clean look.
Full grain leather flap
Matching strap comes in brown or black
Slim profile even when full
Secure magnetic closure; easy pull tab at bottom

Outback Solo Case for MacBook and iPad

Fits Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro

-13 in stock

Slim profile. The Outback Solo is a compact everyday carry for the MacBook or iPad with accessories.  The front pocket stores bulky items without bulging out. 

See also the Outback Solo for Surface and for other Laptops and Tablets.

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


  • High-grade, shock absorbent neoprene interior
  • Long-lasting, waxed canvas exterior
  • Premium, full-grain leather flap
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 16" MacBook Pro M1 (size #7):
  • 14.75" (l) x 10.5" (h); 1.35 lb
    37.46 (l) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.61 kg

  • 14” MacBook Pro M1 (size #5):
  • 13.75" (l) x 10" (h); 1.3 lb
    34.92 (l) x 25.4 (h); 0.59 kg

  • 13” MacBook Air Retina (size #40):
  • 12.75" (l) x 9.25" (h); 1.20 lb
    32.38 (l) x 23.49 (h) cm; 0.54 kg

  • 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar (size #38):
  • 12.75" (l) x 9.25" (h); 1.20 lbs
    32.38 (l) x 23.49 (h) cm; 0.54 kg

  • iPad Pro 12.9” with Magic Keyboard (size #31):
  • 12.5" (l) x 10.25" (h); 1.15 lb
    31.75 (l) x 26.03 (h) cm; 0.25 kg

  • iPad Pro 12.9” Face I.D. w/ Smart Keyboard Folio (size #30):
  • 12.5" (l) x 9" (h); 1.15 lb
    31.75 (l) x 22.86 (h) cm; 0.25 kg

  • iPad Pro 11” with Magic Keyboard (size #29):
  • 11" (l) x 8.25" (h); 1.10 lb
    27.94 9 (l) x 20.95 (h) cm; 0.49 kg

  • iPad Pro 11” Face I.D. w/ Smart Keyboard Folio (size #28):
  • 11" (l) x 7.75" (h); 1.05 lb
    27.94 (l) x 19.68 (h) cm; 0.47 kg

  • iPad Air with Magic Keyboard (size #29):
  • 11" (l) x 8.25" (h); 1.10 lb
    27.94 (l) x 20.95 (h) cm; 0.49 kg


  • Premium full-grain leather flap.
  • Compact, lightweight, thin profile.
  • Includes removable shoulder strap.
  • Rear pocket for additional easy-access storage.
  • Pull tab at the bottom to easily slide the MacBook or iPad in or out.
  • Exterior pocket for power adapter, phone, wallet and other quick-access items.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 286 reviews
Eric W. (California, United States)
Awesome Case for my iPad Air 5th Gen

Thanks to Gary who helped me find the right case for my Apple iPad 5th Air and minor items like charger and cable, this bag is SO Awesome. Small, light and I use it all the time anymore. Thanks Gary!

Patrick M. (Zurich, Switzerland)
My second bag

This is already my second Outback Solo Case and I'm still very convinced. Thanks.

Laurence S. (New York, United States)
Great MacBook case

Extremely well-designed and constructed case — a person simply cannot go wrong with any SF bags product. Larry Shute, Callicoon Center, NY

Mike C. (Ontario, Canada)

Outback Solo Case for Surface

Stewart N. (Tennessee, United States)
Right Direction

I really do like your travel bag. It’s well thought through but I very much wish it were bigger - just a bit. Perhaps I should have ordered the other miser (darn) but its just a bit too snug for my iPad and various stuff. The quality of the workmanship is great and I’ve already received compliments from rather sarcastic friends. Please consider just increasing the overall size a bit more and I believe you’ll have a top seller. Good job!

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WaterField Outback Solo bag is a perfect (but pricey) fit for Surface Go

Windows Central - August 20, 2018

"For those who want a classic leather bag that is the perfect size for the diminutive Surface Go look no further than the Outback Solo."

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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A Review of the Outback Solo Messenger Bag by WaterField Designs

Tools & Toys - August 1, 2017

"For the first time, I’m genuinely excited about the bag I’m carrying. I have what I need, and a minimal messenger silhouette to match. If the concept of a minimal daily carry — that gives constant little reminders of how special it is — appeals to you, I strongly recommend the Outback Solo by WaterField."


The main compartment in the Outback Solo is custom-fit for devices, like the: 

Apple MacBook & iPad Pro

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro M1
  • 13” MacBook Air M2
  • 13" MacBook Pro M2
  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard

Microsoft Surface (see the Outback Solo for Surface)

  • Surface Pro X
  • Surface Pro 8 (and previous Surface Pro models)
  • Surface Go
  • Surface Book 3 & 2 13.5-inch
  • Surface Book 3 & 2 15 inch

Others (see the Outback Solo for Laptops and Tablets)

  1. Pixel Slate
  2. reMarkable (fits in Size #28)


The front pocket stores accessories like a power supply, cords, and other small items. It has a built-in pocket for the Surface Pen or Apple Pencil 2, and one for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The back pocket can fit documents and other items.


The secret to its minimalist profile is the front pocket that expands to hold bulky accessories and the beautiful leather flap that covers it nicely. 


"Everything I need, and nothing I don't need. I'll retire before this case does. I get compliments every day. The quality of the design and construction are very impressive!" - John B.


We designed a special strap system that would work for the Outback Solo which is both a sleeve and shoulder bag in one. We wanted it to sit flat against your body when carrying it, and hide the evidence of straps when used as a Sleeve inserted in other bags. This is achieved with clever placement of the hardware. 

The hooks are sewn underneath the pocket so it can be hidden from view when not using. Industrial-grade snap hooks on the straps prevent accidental openings.  We put a lot of thought in how you would carry your Outback Solo so you can wear it with confidence everywhere you go.  


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 Outback Solo for MacBook and iPad, 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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