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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
iPad Pro without case inside small Bolt
iPad Pro without case inside small Bolt
iPad Pro with Logitech Keyboard
iPad Pro with Logitech Keyboard
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
Grizzly Leather on Black Ballistic
Grizzly Leather on Black Ballistic
Black Leather on Waxed Canvas
Black Leather on Waxed Canvas
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
Grizzly Leather on Waxed Canvas
Grizzly Leather on Waxed Canvas
See more "User Reviews" below
See more "User Reviews" below
See more "User Reviews" below
See more "User Reviews" below

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:
-Black 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 built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 13" x 9":
    • 12" MacBook
    • 13" MacBook Air
    • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    • 13" MacBook Pro Retina
    • NEW Surface Pro
    • 10.5" iPad Pro
    • 12.9" iPad Pro
    • Dell XPS 13
    • HP Folio G1
    • HP Spectre x360
    • Razor Blade Stealth
  2. Medium built-in padded pocket fits devices up to 14.25" x 10":
    • 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    • 15" MacBook Pro Retina
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon
    • Surface Book
  3. Large built-in padded pocket fits devices up to 16" x 10":
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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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WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase: Review

AppleWorld.Today - March 13, 2015

"WaterField Designs has done it again, with a laptop case that will not only stand up to years of use, but look good in the process."

Apple World Today Rating (Out of Five Stars):


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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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Sheldon K. S.K. Sheldon K.
Bolt- my 3rd messenger bag

Bolt is my third messenger bag from Waterfield, and it is the best. I bought it in size M as the S was too small for what I needed to carry around. I love the color and feel of the canvass material and the way, with the strap on, it contours to my body allowing me to walk in a very comfortable way while carrying the bag. The bag holds a lot of gear (wallet, glasses, eye cleaner, iPad accessories, battery supplement, iPhone etc). The main compartment of the bag is zippered and the front flipped covered with both offering easy access. In other words the bag is highly functional and good looking. The bag is slightly heavier than my prior bags but no big deal. Thanks Waterfield for another great product.

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Jonathan Zhang J.Z. Jonathan Z.
Awesome bag

Awesome bag, compact

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Dennis Hollingsworth D.H. Dennis H.
Beautiful

The Bolt is everything I expected from a handmade product. The Small fits my 14" Yoga perfectly and has just enough room for few other important items. I was looking for a sturdy, protective, made in the USA case, not too big and without any extra bling. The Bolt easily fits that bill. Reviews online were spot on and helpful. And prior to purchase, my questions were answered in a specific and timely fashion from the folks at Waterfield. A quality product in every way. I will not hesitate to do business with these folks again.

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Jazz1 J. Jazz1
Just Reunited with this Bold

Had been using an iPad, but recently received a work 13 inch MacBook Pro. I own a lot of bag and backpacks. But pulling this out and using it was like finding an old friend. It has a fabulous array of pockets inside and out. The magnetic exterior pocket work great for wallet, keys and iPhone! Very secure. The interior's bright color makes finding things easy. This bag, now rediscovered, will be my EDC. Thank you Waterfield!

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LEUNG S YAU YUEN L.S.Y.Y. LEUNG S YAU Y.
Excellent all rounder

I have been using this bag all week - it's an excellent all rounder. If I may make one suggestion for improvement, it would be to add a suede (or some other soft material) lining in one of the front pockets. Then I would be less anxious that I would scratch my phone when I put it in one of the front pockets.

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
  • Bolt canvas gorgeous awesome retro looking
    - Kai C., England
  • The Bolt is another WaterField hit!
    - Michael C., New Jersey