We've been committed to making products in the USA since our start in 1998. Back then, off-shore manufacturing was the prevailing trend, and many sewing shops in San Francisco were shuttered.
We wanted hands-on experience with the products we were making — from the idea phase to final production. We wanted to ensure things were done right, make changes on the fly, and iterate on the design as needed.
Our small-batch production fits the types of products we offer — well-designed, custom-fit items you buy for life. You may have to wait a while for us to make it for you, but you know it will be well-made.
With WaterField American-made gear, you get high quality, long-lasting products. All our designs are original, incorporating details you'll appreciate with each use.
We use only premium, full-grain leather for our bags and accents. It comes from the toughest part of the hide with the tightest grain so it's extremely durable.
Full-grain leather looks better and better as it ages, and your WaterField bag will develop a beautiful patina.
All briefcases have at least one integrated padded laptop compartment. The majority of our briefs have two padded compartments — one for a laptop and one for a tablet.
No, our briefcases are extremely versatile. They can be used to carry your work gear and digital devices in professional settings, they can be used as travel briefcases, or as your exclusive laptop briefcase.
Yes, briefcases make great laptop bags, especially for business oriented environments. Our waxed canvas briefcases and leather briefcases pull aesthetic cues from tradition briefcase designs while integrating modern features that make them great for carrying around laptops and tech accessories.
Our laptop briefcases can be carried like a traditional brief via grab handles. We also include a shoulder strap with most of our briefcases so they can be slung over the shoulder like a messenger bag. This is especially useful since most of our briefcases are for two devices which can get quite heavy.