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The Bolt Laptop Briefcase
The Bolt Laptop Briefcase
Includes matching removable shoulder strap
Includes matching removable shoulder strap
Bolt Briefcase laptop compartment
Bolt Briefcase laptop compartment
Bolt Briefcase Large
Bolt Briefcase Large
Bolt Briefcase Small
Bolt Briefcase Small
All Bolts come with additional Padded Tablet Sleeve
All Bolts come with additional Padded Tablet Sleeve
Slips onto wheelies
Slips onto wheelies
Matching straps and leather shoulder pads
Matching straps and leather shoulder pads
Small Specs
Small Specs
Small Silhouette
Small Silhouette
Medium Specs
Medium Specs
Medium Silhouette
Medium Silhouette
Large Specs
Large Specs
Large Silhouette
Large Silhouette
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Black Leather on Black Ballistic
Black Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas

Bolt Briefcase

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Built to Bolt. The streamlined Bolt Briefcase augments your productive lifestyle. As a carry-on for business travelers and a carry-all for commuters, the Bolt organizes and protects your gear with thoughtfully-placed pockets, waterproof zippers and a back side that conveniently slips over rolling suitcase handles. A padded laptop compartment keeps your thousands of digital docs safe and ready. Toss on the removable shoulder strap to dash through airports or grab the leather-lined handles and stride into the conference room with authority. 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 nylon or waxed canvas base
  • Naturally-tanned leather accents
  • Splash-proof zipper

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Small: 14.5 x 10.5 x 4 inches; 1.95 lbs.
  • Medium: 15.5 x 11.0 x 4 inches; 2.5 lbs.
  • Large: 17 x 11.5 x 5 inches; 2.95 lbs.

Hardware:

  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Hidden magnetic closure

Features:
  • Slip over rolling suitcase handle
  • Includes removable shoulder strap
  • Invisible magnets secure front pockets
  • Built in padded laptop pocket

The Bolt Briefcase comes in Small, Medium, and Large with a built-in padded compartment for laptops and tablets. The following devices can fit in these sizes:

  1. Small - Laptop Compartment
    • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina
    • 12” MacBook
    • 12.9” iPad Pro (yup, it fits in the laptop compartment)
    • Asus Pro B9440
    • Asus Transformer Pro T304
    • Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA
    • Google Pixelbook
    • Other similarly-sized laptops up to 13" x 10"

  2. Small - Tablet Compartment
    • 10.5” iPad Pro
    • NEW Surface Pro
    • Other similarly-sized tablets

  3. Medium - Laptop Compartment
    • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, MacBook Pro Retina, MacBook
    • Surface Book 2 (15")
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • Surface Book with Performance Base
    • Other similarly-sized PC Laptops up to 14.25" x 10"

  4. Medium - Tablet Compartment
    • 12.9” iPad Pro
    • 10.5” iPad Pro
    • Google Pixelbook
    • Other similarly-sized tablets

  5. Large - Laptop Compartment
    • Fits device up to 16" x 10"

  6. Large - Tablet Compartment
    • 12.9” iPad Pro
    • 10.5” iPad Pro
    • Google Pixelbook
    • Other similarly-sized tablets

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WaterField's Bolt Briefcase can fill a variety of needs

AppleWorld.Today - January 15, 2018

"WaterField Designs' Bolt Briefcase is designed to meet the evolving needs of tech professionals and business travelers."

Apple World Today Rating (Out of Five Stars):


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Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is a stylish bag to carry your Surface Pro (or any other laptop)

On MSFT - July, 2017

"With the Bolt Briefcase, WaterField Designs impresses again – in form as well as function – with excellent craftsmanship and style quotient."


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Waterfield Bolt: A great everyday briefcase

Baker on Tech - November 1, 2015

"After using the Bolt for a few months, it remains my briefcase of choice. It’s the best looking, most durable and small enough to carry everywhere I go."


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Review: WaterField's Bolt Briefcase carries your MacBook and iPad in style

AppAdvice - April 23, 2015

"WaterField Designs always produces stunning products, and the Bolt is no exception. There are few briefcases that look as good and have as much functionality as this one."

The Bolt’s Overall Scores:


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Small States Review: Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is an ideal work and travel companion

9to5Toys.com - February 28, 2015

"The Bolt Briefcase has a clearly intentional design with both businessmen and travelers in mind, it is pretty easy to imagine this bag walking into a meeting in Silicon Valley. I’d highly recommend the Bolt if you are looking for a backpack or leather bag alternative that is well-designed and has a great story behind it."


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WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase hands-on: High quality functional design for the business traveler

ZDnet - February 4, 2015

“WaterField Designs continues to offer well-designed bags for the professional. The soft Bolt Briefcase looks great at meetings, conferences, and in the airport.”

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WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase Review

Notebooks.com - February 15, 2015

“It’s easily the best briefcase-style bag I’ve used. It includes plenty of storage space, looks great in all of its designs and will last.”

Customer Reviews

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S.R.
Bonding nicely

At first, I thought the Bolt was too big (sz small) for my 2017 12” MacBook, then I added business papers, Insulated tea flask and everything else from my purse. The Bolt swallowed it up in style. It traveled to Alaska and walks to work in wet Washington snowstorms, everything is safe and dry. We are bonding nicely. Thank you for making a quality product.

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one of the best brief cases i have ever used

It has been few weeks since my purchase and so far very happy. It looks slim but can take a lot if needed. Also many pockets located in convenient locations. one of the main things i also like .. the case stays up on floor which makes it much easier to get things in and out very conveniently.

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D.M.
Perfect 40th Birthday Gift

I wanted a man-bag for my 40th birthday and spent probably more time than I should have looking for the perfect one. When I found the Bolt Briefcase (waxed canvas with chocolate leather, medium), I came to the end of my search. This bag is beautifully constructed. I love that it stands on its own regardless of how much or how little you put in it, and that it can comfortably accommodate my 13 inch Macbook Pro in a case, iPad pro in a case, a large hardcover book, a notebook, and all my gear cables and charges without losing its shape. The handles are very comfortable, as is the detachable shoulder strap. I would feel comfortable taking this bag to any business meeting, but its perfect for more casual settings as well. Dignified, classy, practical. The Bolt Briefcase delivers.

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High Quality Briefcase - Bolt

I ordered the Bolt briefcase and have been impressed with the quality and materials used within the bag. I look forward to using it for many years to come. Thank you!

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D.C.
5/5

Bolt Briefcase

What are splash-proof zippers?

Ballistic nylon and waxed canvas hold up well in rainy conditions. Splash proof zippers add additional water resistant protection for your gadgets.

Should I go with Ballistic Nylon or Waxed Canvas Bolt?

Both are extremely durable materials. Ballistic nylon is a bit more formal and will keep the same appearance years down the line. Waxed canvas takes on character with time, a "around the world" look. You can't go wrong with either option.

Why use full grain leather?

Full-grain leather has a super tight grain so it resists moisture very well, and it's strong and durable. We believe in making products of the highest quality—we never skimp on materials. Full-grain leather is ideal for handles; your fingers will feel the difference. Of course, leather lines the bottom to help the Bolt Briefcase withstand various surfaces. The leather also develops a beautiful patina so it will add to the Bolt's character over time.

Why use a gold liner?

First, the liner adds a bit of protection for the different items you carry inside. Second, we chose gold because this lighter, brighter color makes it easier to quickly see the contents inside your pouch.

What size Bolt should I get?

Consult our "What Fits" tab to make sure your laptop will fit comfortably with the size you select. Typically we suggest going with the smallest size bag for your needs. For additional sizing questions, email HeyGary@SFbags.com.

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

  • Practically perfect, in absolutely every way.
    - Amy S., California
  • The bag heated up my marriage.
    - Jeff H., Texas
  • Bolt canvas gorgeous awesome retro looking
    - Kai C., England
  • The Bolt is another WaterField hit!
    - Michael C., New Jersey