Good looking bags that last a long time
Air Caddy fits in front airline seat
Air Caddy fits in front airline seat
Easy access Air Caddy slips in Air Porter front pocket
Easy access Air Caddy slips in Air Porter front pocket
Air Caddy goes in the seat back pocket
Air Caddy goes in the seat back pocket
Store what you need within easy reach
Store what you need within easy reach
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Air Caddy
Air Caddy
Super slim profile
Super slim profile
Sized to fit a tablet for in-flight entertainment
Sized to fit a tablet for in-flight entertainment
Air Caddy in Waxed Canvas
Air Caddy in Waxed Canvas
Air Caddy in Ballistic Nylon
Air Caddy in Ballistic Nylon

Air Caddy

  • Product Info
  • Specifications
  • What Fits
  • Press
  • Reviews
  • FAQs

Designed with input from our frequent flier customers, the Air Caddy helps travelers stay productive and comfortable at 35,000 feet. Stash it in the airline seat-back pocket for easy access.

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


  • Black nylon or waxed canvas base

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Caddy: 12 x 8 x 1.25 inches; 5 oz.


  • YKK Locking Zippers


  • Air Porter fits Air Caddy in front pocket
  • Air Caddy fits in front airline seat
The Air Porter and Caddy work in tandem and can also be ordered separately. The following devices can fit into each:
  1. Caddy:
    • 11" iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Other similarly-sized tablets
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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."

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Great everyday pouch

With air caddy I can have my a5 notebook, reading glasses case, cables, USB’s, pens and folded work papers all thinly stored and conveniently accessible. The air caddy also stored flat into my bolt briefcase and other bags, allowing more space for other things. I have the wax canvas finish, as my other WaterField bags are all in black ballistic nylon. Felt great on hand and easy to carry, even under armpit for those challenging situations where I need to do a few things at once.

A brilliant and good-looking solution for airplane necessities

I got my Air Caddy the day before I left on vacation, and used it on six different flights in the last month. My favorite part was how well it performed even when over-stuffed and shoved into seat-back pockets that were a little too small. At one point it it held all of these things at once: my iphone 10x and its external battery case; my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in a case; an external battery, a power plug, a 3-way retractable charging cable, kleenex, aspirin, chapstick, eyedrops, Stevia (sweetener) packets, pen, small Moleskin notebook, Apple AirPods, and Bose earbuds in their spongy case. I couldn’t zip the Air Caddy closed with all that stuff in it, and I could only get it about halfway into some of the smaller seat-back pockets, but it still worked perfectly to keep things at hand and out of the germy pocket that probably held used kleenex and pretzel crumbs. Plus, it looked way cool. :-D My only wish is that the Air Caddy was about 1/4 inch taller to better hold my iPad Pro in a case that also holds the Apple Pencil (and is therefore larger than usual).

Great kit

My daughter has lost more things that I care to count on airlines, gave her this piece of gear on her last trans-pacific flight and it was perfect for keeping all her little items and phone. Well made and will be getting one for my other daughter.

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.

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  • "Very well-made with great materials and very fine tolerances on details such as stitching."
    - Doug S., Utah
  • "Everything I've wanted in an air-travel bag."
    - John H., Troy, USA
  • "Am on the road 90% for work. This bag is not just a home run; it's a grand slam."
    - Scott E.