Bolt Cross Body
Bolt Crossbody in waxed canvas with chocolate leather
Front: under-the-flap pocket for phone & small items
Back: Zippered pocket for secure storage
Back: Ideal for quick-access travel items
Includes sturdy leather handle
Bolt Crossbody has a slim profile
Available in three sizes for laptops and tablets
LARGE: Fits 15" MacBook, Surface Book, and similar
MEDIUM: fits 12" - 13" laptops and tablets
Bolt Cross Body
Medium Crossbody sided for the Surface Pro with accessories
Black ballistic with black leather and waxed canvas with chocolate leather
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Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather trim
Black Ballistic and Black Leather trim
Black Ballistic with Black Leather trim

Bolt Cross Body


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WaterField’s comfortable Bolt Crossbody vertical laptop messenger keeps gear secure and quickly accessible for the modern traveler with a built-in padded laptop-tablet compartment and thoughtfully-placed pockets.

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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 or brown waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accent

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Small:
  • 11” (l)x 2.25” (w) x 9.25” (h); 1.35 lbs.
    27.94 (l) x 5.71 (w) x 23.49 (h) cm; 0.61 kg
    Volume: 3.5 Liters
  • Medium:
  • 12.5” (l) x 2.25” (w) x 9.5” (h); 1.65 lbs.
    31.75 (l) x 5.71 (w) x 24.13 (h) cm; 0.75 kg
    Volume: 5.5 Liters
  • Large:
  • 14.25” (l) x 2.25” (w) x 12” (h); 1.85 lbs.
    36.19 (l) x 5.71 (w) x 30.48 (h) cm; 0.84 kg
    Volume: 6.25 Liters

FEATURES

  • Fully-padded compartment keeps your laptop or tablet protected.
  • Secure splash-proof zippered main compartment keeps your gear dry.
  • Locking YKK zippered rear pocket.
  • Ultrasuede phone pocket under front pocket fits up to iPhone XS Max.
  • Invisible magnet secures front pocket with a satisfying snap.
  • Rear leather grab-and-go handle.

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 107 reviews
82%
(88)
12%
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2%
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M
M.C.
Bolt Cross Body - Quality Meets Beauty Meets Function!

I am writing this on behalf of my girlfriend for whom I recently purchased the bag. Firstly, I will say that the item is impressive and appears to be of the high quality that Gary demonstrated in his videos. The bag is intended for a 13” MacBook Pro, which fits very securely and snug. Albeit a tight fit, that’s exactly what we desired. My girlfriend enjoys the vertical design as opposed to her previous horizontal style briefcase (much more comfortable to carry over the body). The front pocket and main inner compartment each offer just enough room for a few handfuls of laptop accessories (charger, mouse, pens, external HDs, small notebooks, etc.) and maybe a light long sleeve layer at the bulkiest. The distressed chocolate leather is beautiful and looks lovely with the other fabric.

This bag is certainly not intended for too much extra cargo, which is what makes it so useful as a stylish, compact laptop bag. She has yet to use it much as of yet, but says the back pocket (zippered directly behind the laptop compartment) is a bit too tight to be of much use. She’d prefer even a half cm more space but indicates this is a minor complaint.

That said, my only complaint – and the reason for the loss of a full 5 star rating, is the snafu in delivery. All was going well as the bag was on target to arrive in time for my girlfriend’s birthday, until I received another customer’s order on 3/12/20 (which is her birthday – thank you for the effort Gary, your early customer service was excellent). I won’t go into extraneous detail here, but needless to say the bag finally arrived on 3/18/20 (ordered 3/7/20).

In conclusion, this is a very nice product. With the test of time, perhaps I will buy a similar bag to house my MacBook Air. I'll just have the difficult task of choosing between multiple stylish options... Thanks folks!

B
B.D.
Bolt Cross Body - very happy!

I selected this bag to solve a particular need I had for carrying some key tools with me during warehouse site surveys. The bag holds my iPad Pro 11” and will simultaneously also accommodate my MacBook Pro 13” along with the a tape measure, hand tach, and laser measure. The bag is well made and gives me a nice lightweight onsite solution that maximizes my efficiency in getting things done.

G
G.S.
Bolt Cross Body

I have been using the Bolt Cross Body bag for a few weeks now and am very pleased. Great materials, great finish. Three little things I would still change. The zipper to the main compartment of the bag I would like to see that it can be opened from both sides, like the Sutter Tech Sling. I carry the bag on the left side and therefore I have to reach all the way back to get to the zipper opener when I want to open the bag with my right hand. I would also like the strap to have a length adjustment on both sides. Finally, the magnet on the front flap could be a bit stronger. But these are absolutely small things. All in all a great bag, which I would buy again anytime.

K
K.M.
Black Bolt Cross Body

Outstandingly made product! It fits me and my items inside perfect. I will be using this for many years.

J
J.C.
Great bag, some differences between canvas and ballistic versions

I love this bag. I've been searching this type (vertical open, front flap pocket, size) for over 5 years. Initial thoughts:
- the craftsmanship is amazing. You really appreciate when small things like the metal strap adjuster feel high quality.
- the size of the bag and of pockets/zippers/strap are spot on - not too large or small. IMO, well-designed proportions are hard to nail down.
- SFBags have been great in responding to all my questions and concerns.

The bag isn't huge, but it fits the essentials:
- keys, wallet, phone (in front pocket)
- Lewis and Clark travel umbrella (main pocket)
- water bottle (a glass GT's kombucha bottle, main pocket)
- iPad (in iPad sleeve)

The umbrella and water bottle (each about 2.5 inches wide) are tight, but they fit. If I don't include either the water bottle or umbrella, I can fit 2-3 more Moleskine notebooks in the main pocket.

I bought both the Small canvas and ballistic styles to try. I much prefer the sharp look of the ballistic version, but it is noticably stiffer than the canvas and I found it more difficult to access the front pocket (esp when the bag is full). The canvas bag is softer and more pliable, and holds its shape more when you pull on it, i.e. the top of the bag and front pocket stay open when you pull on them, whereas they snap back more for the ballistic. I'm much more a fan of the sharp aesthetics of the ballistic nylon, but the pocket issues are making me think twice about which one I'll keep.

Slight changes which would be nice (FWIW, these are very minor issues)
- it would be nice if the opening of the front pocket was slightly larger on the ballistic nylon version to compensate for the material.
- the suede phone pocket is a small flap within the front pocket. I don't use it b/c I have a phone case and screen protector. However, stuff sometimes catches on it. It'd be nice if there was an option to remove it.

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Waterfield Designs' Bolt Crossbody is a Rugged Yet Classy Laptop Bag

AppAdvice - November 29, 2017

"Overall, I’m in love with the Bolt Crossbody laptop bag."


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Waterfield Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag Review

DroidHorizon - November 7, 2017

"The time and money spent in making this bag means that it will probably outlive me and is made to last. The design is timeless and won’t ever look out of place."


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Waterfield Bolt Crossbody Leather Laptop Bag Review

Best Leather - July 19, 2017

"The Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag is my favorite though. It is built with the same quality I’ve come to expect from Waterfield, and it also matches the utility I’m looking for—without any excess."


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Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag – Review

MyMac - June 15, 2017

"The new Bolt Crossbody bags from WaterField Designs offer some features that add a welcome layer of convenience to your day-to-day life."

MyMac Reviews rating is 8 out of 10.


SIZE GUIDE

The Bolt Crossbody fits these devices:

  1. Small: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 10” x 7.5”
    • iPad Pro 11"
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Surface Go with Type Cover
  2. Medium: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.4”
    • 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
    • 12" MacBook
    • iPad Pro 12.9” with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 7 with Type Cover
    • Pixel Slate
  3. Large: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 14" x 10”
    • 15" MacBook Touch Bar
    • 13" MacBook Pro Retina, Air Retina
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")

THE STRAP SWIVELS

Details count. For comfort and balance, the strap swivels around the D-ring so the bag stays flat on your back, close to your body. 

 

"The design & quality shows that a lot of effort & pride has taken place in creating this bag." - Sebastian S., Balmain, AU

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Customer Reviews

Based on 107 reviews
82%
(88)
12%
(13)
2%
(2)
2%
(2)
2%
(2)
M
M.C.
Bolt Cross Body - Quality Meets Beauty Meets Function!

I am writing this on behalf of my girlfriend for whom I recently purchased the bag. Firstly, I will say that the item is impressive and appears to be of the high quality that Gary demonstrated in his videos. The bag is intended for a 13” MacBook Pro, which fits very securely and snug. Albeit a tight fit, that’s exactly what we desired. My girlfriend enjoys the vertical design as opposed to her previous horizontal style briefcase (much more comfortable to carry over the body). The front pocket and main inner compartment each offer just enough room for a few handfuls of laptop accessories (charger, mouse, pens, external HDs, small notebooks, etc.) and maybe a light long sleeve layer at the bulkiest. The distressed chocolate leather is beautiful and looks lovely with the other fabric.

This bag is certainly not intended for too much extra cargo, which is what makes it so useful as a stylish, compact laptop bag. She has yet to use it much as of yet, but says the back pocket (zippered directly behind the laptop compartment) is a bit too tight to be of much use. She’d prefer even a half cm more space but indicates this is a minor complaint.

That said, my only complaint – and the reason for the loss of a full 5 star rating, is the snafu in delivery. All was going well as the bag was on target to arrive in time for my girlfriend’s birthday, until I received another customer’s order on 3/12/20 (which is her birthday – thank you for the effort Gary, your early customer service was excellent). I won’t go into extraneous detail here, but needless to say the bag finally arrived on 3/18/20 (ordered 3/7/20).

In conclusion, this is a very nice product. With the test of time, perhaps I will buy a similar bag to house my MacBook Air. I'll just have the difficult task of choosing between multiple stylish options... Thanks folks!

B
B.D.
Bolt Cross Body - very happy!

I selected this bag to solve a particular need I had for carrying some key tools with me during warehouse site surveys. The bag holds my iPad Pro 11” and will simultaneously also accommodate my MacBook Pro 13” along with the a tape measure, hand tach, and laser measure. The bag is well made and gives me a nice lightweight onsite solution that maximizes my efficiency in getting things done.

G
G.S.
Bolt Cross Body

I have been using the Bolt Cross Body bag for a few weeks now and am very pleased. Great materials, great finish. Three little things I would still change. The zipper to the main compartment of the bag I would like to see that it can be opened from both sides, like the Sutter Tech Sling. I carry the bag on the left side and therefore I have to reach all the way back to get to the zipper opener when I want to open the bag with my right hand. I would also like the strap to have a length adjustment on both sides. Finally, the magnet on the front flap could be a bit stronger. But these are absolutely small things. All in all a great bag, which I would buy again anytime.

K
K.M.
Black Bolt Cross Body

Outstandingly made product! It fits me and my items inside perfect. I will be using this for many years.

J
J.C.
Great bag, some differences between canvas and ballistic versions

I love this bag. I've been searching this type (vertical open, front flap pocket, size) for over 5 years. Initial thoughts:
- the craftsmanship is amazing. You really appreciate when small things like the metal strap adjuster feel high quality.
- the size of the bag and of pockets/zippers/strap are spot on - not too large or small. IMO, well-designed proportions are hard to nail down.
- SFBags have been great in responding to all my questions and concerns.

The bag isn't huge, but it fits the essentials:
- keys, wallet, phone (in front pocket)
- Lewis and Clark travel umbrella (main pocket)
- water bottle (a glass GT's kombucha bottle, main pocket)
- iPad (in iPad sleeve)

The umbrella and water bottle (each about 2.5 inches wide) are tight, but they fit. If I don't include either the water bottle or umbrella, I can fit 2-3 more Moleskine notebooks in the main pocket.

I bought both the Small canvas and ballistic styles to try. I much prefer the sharp look of the ballistic version, but it is noticably stiffer than the canvas and I found it more difficult to access the front pocket (esp when the bag is full). The canvas bag is softer and more pliable, and holds its shape more when you pull on it, i.e. the top of the bag and front pocket stay open when you pull on them, whereas they snap back more for the ballistic. I'm much more a fan of the sharp aesthetics of the ballistic nylon, but the pocket issues are making me think twice about which one I'll keep.

Slight changes which would be nice (FWIW, these are very minor issues)
- it would be nice if the opening of the front pocket was slightly larger on the ballistic nylon version to compensate for the material.
- the suede phone pocket is a small flap within the front pocket. I don't use it b/c I have a phone case and screen protector. However, stuff sometimes catches on it. It'd be nice if there was an option to remove it.