Air Porter Carry-On Bag
Available in Ballistic Nylon (L) or Waxed Canvas (R)
Fits under most airline seats
Store in-flight essentials
In-case charging
Charge your laptop before & during flight
Conveniently access your small items
For water bottles and mini umbrellas
Front zippered secret pocket
Removable Suspension Strap
Air Porter Comes with Suspension Strap
Zip through the airport easily
Slim profile maximizes leg room under the seat
Air Porter Carry-On Bag
The Air Caddy and Air Porter carry all your flight essentials
OPTIONAL: Matching Air Caddy stores items for in-flight entertainment (sold separately)
Padded pocket for tablet
Self-locking zippers secure contents
Super slim profile to fit in airline seat back pocket
Available in matching waxed canvas or ballistic nylon in four sizes (sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Slip Air Caddy into Air Porter's front pocket
Air Porter (waxed canvas with chocolate leather)
Short Flap secures the pockets underneath
Air Porter (waxed canvas with grizzly leather)
Air Porter (ballistic with chocolate leather)

Air Porter Carry-On Bag

-1203 in stock

Designed with input from customers who fly frequently, the feature-rich Air Porter carry-on stands upright under the seat so you can stretch your legs, and the Air Caddy fits in the seat-back pocket for easy in-flight access.


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:
  • 16" (l) x 5.5" (w) x 10.25” (h); 2.4 lbs.
    40.64 (l) x 15.24 (w) x 26.04 (h) cm; 1.08 kg
    Volume: 14.8 liters


  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Two N35 rare earth magnets


  • Dual main compartments separate tech and personal items.
  • The back has a passthrough slot for slipping over a suitcase handle.
  • Padded laptop sleeve has a corner cut-out to permit in-case charging.
  • Dual leather-covered handles facilitate a quick grab after TSA screening.
  • Interior key fob stores home keys for easy recovery after a long return flight.
  • Tech compartment has a padded laptop sleeve and pockets for accessories.
  • Waterproof exterior zippers and water-resistant lining help block the elements.
  • The two sides have pockets that snap open to to store water bottles or umbrella.
  • A full grain leather flap closes securely over the front pocket with magnetic clasps.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • The exterior front pocket has an additional secure, zippered pocket for storing sensitive items.
  • The other compartment is deeper with more organizational pockets for work documents and bulkier items.





This product was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 251 reviews
Derek W. (California, United States)
Perfect size for travel or everyday carry

Title says all that needs to be said. I got this bag to be a joint use for travel and a work bag. The size is small enough where I can use it everyday but spacious enough where I can fit what needs to be packed for a flight or an overnight trip. I love it. I saw the other reviews about being too wide, I completely disagree. Mine also stands on it's own perfectly well.

John H.G. (California, United States)

Great fast delivery.

John J.L. (Florida, United States)
Great bag for travel

Have been looking for a long time for a great travel bag. My wife bought one and after I took a look at it, I ordered one. I was disappointed however, because I did not get a “free gift” like she did! Why not?

Steve P. (Texas, United States)
Great looking bag, but large.

I love the bag, it's stylish and fits under the seat as expected. It is quite wide, though. Because I sit in aisle seats, I am already limited in leg room below my seat, with the bag upright, I have barely enough room to stack my feet on top of each other next to the bag, which is not optimum.

Also, I fail to see the need for so much width in the bag. I still have to carry my clothes in another bag, which means, I have all of this extra space that I am not filling in my laptop bag.

Again, I do love the bag, it looks great, but I wish I was about 1.5-2" thinner or able to collapse easier.

John S.A. (New Hampshire, United States)
It isn't s briefcase

But I have been using it as a briefcase and will, prior to an international trip in late October. I love its many pockets for organizing my stuff. However, it resolutely refuses to stand alone -- a drawback for a briefcase. But I still love it!

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Review: WaterField’s Air Porter laptop bag offers executive style and function

9to5Toys - December 12, 2017

“If you take lots of business trips and need a bag to match, this is the perfect choice for you.”

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WaterField Air Porter laptop bag review: A carry-on you’ll want to carry forever

Macworld - October 18, 2018

“Somehow WaterField manages to turn this bag into something that’s both incredibly portable yet capable of carrying fairly hefty loads, making it a perfect companion for both the streets and the skies.”

Macworld Editor's Choice - 4.5 out of 5

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Review: WaterField Designs’ Air Porter & Air Caddy Are Handcrafted for the World Traveler

MacTrast - June 12, 2018

“The WaterField Designs Air Porter and Air Caddy...combine their design powers, field-testing, craftsmanship and upgraded materials to make your traveling experience better with more legroom.”

RATING: 4.5/5.0

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Waterfield Air Porter – A new take on the personal business bag

Baker On Tech - February 11, 2018

"If you’re like me, receptive to well-made and creative new designs that help us work effectively, stay organized, and has a place for all of our essentials while travelling, give this new product strong consideration."

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Waterfield Air Porter carry-on bag review

Gadgeteer - December 16, 2017

"The Waterfield Air Porter carry-on bag is a perfect bag for traveling. It’s large enough for just about anything you want to carry, yet small enough to fit under airline seats for easy reach."

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Waterfield Designs Air Porter Review: Your New Carry-On

GottaBeMobile - November 14, 2017

"This is the ultimate carry on bag for frequent fliers. No more choosing between legroom and a laptop bag when you fly."

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The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

GearDiary - November 13, 2017

"Waterfield set out to make a great travel bag and … mission accomplished. Whether you only get the Air Porter or you get the Air Porter in combination with the Air Caddy, you are sure to appreciate the design, the craftsmanship and, most importantly, the functionality of this Waterfield offering; both are great for travel."

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The Air Porter from Waterfield Designs

Joe Cieplinski - October 26, 2017

"If you’re in the market for a travel carry-on that’s designed with a ton of thought and attention to detail, that’s made in America by people who are paid decent wages, and that will last for many years to come (I’m about to enter year 8 for my Muzetto) the Air Porter is certainly worth a look."

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WaterField Designs Air Porter review: The bag for business travelers

ZDNet - September 25, 2017

"The WaterField Designs Air Porter was created in collaboration with customers who travel and is perfect for those who find themselves on airplanes to get work done."


The Air Porter and matching Air Caddy work in tandem and can also be ordered separately. The following devices can fit into each: 

 1. Air Porter fits these devices:

  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • 14" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Pro
  • NEW 15" MacBook Air
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Google Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 9
  • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5")
  • Other similarly-sized laptops

2. Air Caddy (Optional) fits these tablets:

  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Surface Go
  • Other similarly-sized tablets

3. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:

  • Dell Precision 5540 (Corbin S., Windsor, US)


The Air Porter Carry-on incorporates many details requested by our customers who frequently fly. It fits under most airline seats, with enough space for leg room, and can store the items you'll need during a flight. 


"It's obvious that a lot of time and thought went into every aspect of every compartment; every space is efficient and purposeful." - Erin G., Tempe, US



The bags and accessories in the Air Travel Collection are designed to be carried on board. Some can fit under the seat in front, in the seat back pocket, or in the overhead bin. They meet most airlines' carry-on size requirements so you can avoid checking in luggage.

All have dedicated compartments for holding tech gear so they stay separated from clothes and accessories. The Collection includes the large Air Travel Backpack, the smaller Air Porter Backpack, Air Duffel, Air Porter Carry-On, and the Air Caddy


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 Air Porter Carry-On Bag, 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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