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

Bolt Briefcase

16-inch MacBook Pro fits in Medium Size


-22 in stock

Built to Bolt. For commuters or business travelers, the Bolt Briefcase organizes your gear with thoughtfully-placed pockets, padded laptop and tablet compartments, waterproof zippers, and a rolling suitcase passthrough. 

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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 waxed canvas base
  • Naturally-tanned full-grain leather accents

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Small:
  • 14.5” (l) x 4” (w) x 10.5” (h); 1.95 lbs.
    36.83 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.88 kg
    Volume: 10 liters
  • Medium:
  • 15.5” (l) x 4” (w) x 11” (h); 2.5 lbs.
    39.37 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 27.94 (h) cm; 1.13 kg
    Volume: 11 liters
  • Large:
  • 17” (l) x 5” (w) x 11.5” (h); 2.95 lbs.
    43.18 (l) x 12.7 (w) x 28.32 (h) cm; 1.34 kg
    Volume: 16 liters

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 and tablet pocket
  • Key tether

FEATURES

  • Slips over rolling suitcase handle to breeze through airports.
  • Includes removable shoulder strap for varied carry options.
  • Invisible magnets secure front pockets with a satisfying snap.
  • Built-in padded laptop and tablet pocket to make sure your devices are organized and protected.
  • Key tether to eliminate your daily key search.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 293 reviews
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(266)
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P.O.
Nice bag

Having read all the reviews, I was still surprised of how good the bag looked in real life. After a couple of weeks in use, I find it very nice in use. I got the Medium and find it the right size for my daily needs. I also picked up a gear pouch in Medium that fits nice in the front pocket. Also very good quality. Shipping was fast, tax and tolls included, so very easy but expensive. Not Waterfields fault though

b
b.m.
Excellent new addition to the family ...

Love how the quality materials all come together to make for an enchanting case. The design works beautifully for me as the size is perfect for my needs. The bag is turning heads already.

S
S.C.
Beautifully made, well proportioned multi-function bag

Very pleased with my Bolt! It is really solidly put together from strong canvas. It has room for a laptop, files and all the other daily bits and pieces. At the same time, it's neat and compact. It sits nicely on the shoulder and stays upright on the floor/desk (important). I am sure I'll be using this for a long time.

D
D.J.
Bolt First Impression

Have had the bag just under a week but so far I'm impressed. The bag has a classy rugged urban look which is a nice change from my black ballistic cloth Tumi bag. The waxed canvas and leather should develop a nice patina with time. Would have liked a smaller inside pocket for pens, business cards and the like but it isn't a big deal. Only very minor thing I don't like is the zipper pull tags - the metal piece on the tag is a bit too small for my taste - switched it out with bigger ones.

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a.m.
Bolt Briefcase- Med

Terrific Bag:
Pros:
Looks great
Sits upright without falling over
Will last a long time

Cons:
Med size was just barely too tight to add items beyond my everyday carry items
Zipper was a little tough to open at times.
I would like an internal zipper pocket

Overall- I love the bag and recommend it!

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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.”

SIZE GUIDE

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:

Small - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 10"
  • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
Small - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
Medium - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 10"
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15")
  • Acer Swift 3 (14")
Medium - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9") with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
Large - Laptop Compartment
  • Fits device up to 16" x 10"
Large - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover

PROTECTS LAPTOP AND TABLET

The preferred everyday carry for professionals toting multiple tech gear. Organizes tech efficiently with plenty of pockets. 

 

"The bag has honestly changed my productivity, as I'm now able to carry my mobile office with me and react and respond to challenges and opportunities on the go." - James Y.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 293 reviews
91%
(266)
8%
(22)
1%
(2)
1%
(2)
0%
(1)
P
P.O.
Nice bag

Having read all the reviews, I was still surprised of how good the bag looked in real life. After a couple of weeks in use, I find it very nice in use. I got the Medium and find it the right size for my daily needs. I also picked up a gear pouch in Medium that fits nice in the front pocket. Also very good quality. Shipping was fast, tax and tolls included, so very easy but expensive. Not Waterfields fault though

b
b.m.
Excellent new addition to the family ...

Love how the quality materials all come together to make for an enchanting case. The design works beautifully for me as the size is perfect for my needs. The bag is turning heads already.

S
S.C.
Beautifully made, well proportioned multi-function bag

Very pleased with my Bolt! It is really solidly put together from strong canvas. It has room for a laptop, files and all the other daily bits and pieces. At the same time, it's neat and compact. It sits nicely on the shoulder and stays upright on the floor/desk (important). I am sure I'll be using this for a long time.

D
D.J.
Bolt First Impression

Have had the bag just under a week but so far I'm impressed. The bag has a classy rugged urban look which is a nice change from my black ballistic cloth Tumi bag. The waxed canvas and leather should develop a nice patina with time. Would have liked a smaller inside pocket for pens, business cards and the like but it isn't a big deal. Only very minor thing I don't like is the zipper pull tags - the metal piece on the tag is a bit too small for my taste - switched it out with bigger ones.

a
a.m.
Bolt Briefcase- Med

Terrific Bag:
Pros:
Looks great
Sits upright without falling over
Will last a long time

Cons:
Med size was just barely too tight to add items beyond my everyday carry items
Zipper was a little tough to open at times.
I would like an internal zipper pocket

Overall- I love the bag and recommend it!