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On-the-go minimalist bag
On-the-go minimalist bag
Zip Brief holds just the key tech essentials
Zip Brief holds just the key tech essentials
Front pocket carries small gadgets without bulging
Front pocket carries small gadgets without bulging
Charge the laptop while in its case
Charge the laptop while in its case
Zip Laptop Brief
Zip Laptop Brief
Three different sizes
Three different sizes
Stays compact and slim profile even when fully loaded
Stays compact and slim profile even when fully loaded
Includes comfortable, removable straps
Includes comfortable, removable straps
Zip through the airport
Zip through the airport
Also available in durable ballistic nylon
Also available in durable ballistic nylon
Small fits 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and iPad Pro 11"
Small fits 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and iPad Pro 11"
Medium fits 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar and 12.9" iPad Pro
Medium fits 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar and 12.9" iPad Pro
Large fits 15" Mac Book Pro Touch Bar and iPad Pro 12.9"
Large fits 15" Mac Book Pro Touch Bar and iPad Pro 12.9"
On-the-go
On-the-go
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather

Zip Laptop Brief

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The minimalist Zip Laptop Brief protects your laptop, tablet, and accessories without bulk. A bright interior helps you spot items quickly. Fully unzip the bag and lay it flat for efficient TSA airport screening. 

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


Material:
-1050 Denier ballistic nylon or waxed canvas
-Naturally-tanned, full-grain leather accents
-Splash-proof zippers


Dimensions & Weight:

  • Small: 13.75 x 9.5 x 2 inches; 1.45 lbs.
  • Volume: 4.25 Liters
  • Medium: 15.25 x 11 x 2.5 inches; 1.65 lbs.
  • Volume: 6.75 Liters
  • Large: 16.75 x 12 x 2.5 inches; 1.85 lbs.
  • Volume: 8.25 Liters

Features:
  • Two carrying options: Top leather grab handle or removable shoulder strap.
  • Splash-proof double zipper that quickly opens the Zip flat.
  • Discreet front pocket with a hidden self-locking zipper for stowing quick-access items.
  • Specifically-placed Ultrasuede® pocket for holding phones.
  • Gold-lined interior reinforced with foam and soft material.
  • Dedicated padded laptop compartment for cradling your MacBook Pro, Surface, or similarly-sized devices.
  • Mesh pockets for small accessories like a SuperDrive or charger.
  • Dedicated slot for Apple Pencil or Surface Pen.
  • Removable shoulder strap with metal D-rings that recede when not in use.
  • Back slot for slipping onto a carry-on handle.
  • Waterproof-zippered pockets.
  • TSA-Friendly: unzip the bag flat for faster screening.

The Zip Brief comes in Small, Medium, and Large with a built-in padded compartment for laptops and tablets. The following devices can fit into this padded compartment:

Small Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.5"
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • 12.9” iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio
Small Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 10” x 7.5”
  • 11" iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
Medium Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14" x 9.75"
  • 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
Medium Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12” x 8.75”
  • iPad Pro (11” & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
  • Pixel Slate
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
Large Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 15.1" x 10.2"
  • 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • Dell XPS 15 (2017)
  • Surface Book 2 (15")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15")
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

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    Waterfield ZIP Laptop Briefcase Review — $219

    Best Leather - March 17, 2019

    “I’ve gone through several laptop bags, always looking for the optimal solution. The Waterfield ZIP Laptop Brief has been my favorite of the lot, and I’m grateful to have found it.”


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    WaterField Designs MacBook Bag Review

    MacHow2 - January 11, 2018

    “If you're looking for something high quality, protective, durable but stylish to carry your MacBook in, the WaterField Designs Zip Laptop Brief fits the Apple aesthetic perfectly.”

    Overall Score:


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    Waterfield Zip Briefcase for 12″ MacBook Is Small, Light and Easy to Carry

    Gear Diary - June 16, 2015

    “I like the Waterfield Zip Briefcase. I like the small size. I like the good protection it offers. I like the fact that it holds enough without holding too much.”


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 65 reviews
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    A.
    Love this bag!

    I have owned Waterfield bags in the past and they have been wonderful. This one is somehow even better - leaner, better designed and even tougher than prior versions. Highly recommend for someone who has to carry a laptop and a few other small things (a couple magazines worth of paper) and other small electronics to make travel easier.

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    Very good

    Good, fast.

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    M.C.
    Exactly as shown!

    Outstanding quality and excellent service! I use this for my surface pro 6 and files when I am on appointments with clients. Looks great and professional. I like the medium size and the handles and strap if needed. Doing business with SFBAGS was a pleasure! Keep up the good work Gary!

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    A.H.
    Good quality

    The quality is good but the design needs improvement.

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    N.
    Very nice bag

    Exceptional quality as expected from SF bags. Holds all my essentials very nicely.

    Is this waterproof?

    It’s not waterproof, but it is water-resistant.

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