Welcome, 16-inch MacBook Pro!
Introducing the NEW! Tech Rolltop Backpack
Introducing the NEW! Tech Rolltop Backpack
Fits tech and workout gear
Fits tech and workout gear
Protective, quick access laptop pocket
Protective, quick access laptop pocket
External quick-access organizational pockets
External quick-access organizational pockets
Convenient key fob
Convenient key fob
Expandable internal compartment
Expandable internal compartment
Deep external side pockets for water bottle or umbrella
Deep external side pockets for water bottle or umbrella
New blue waxed canvas version
New blue waxed canvas version
Comfortable, breathable back mesh padding
Comfortable, breathable back mesh padding
Available in two sizes
Available in two sizes
Compact and full sizes
Compact and full sizes
COMPACT size fits 13" laptop in external pocket; 15" in internal pocket
COMPACT size fits 13" laptop in external pocket; 15" in internal pocket
FULL size fits 15" laptop in external or internal pockets
FULL size fits 15" laptop in external or internal pockets
Expands to fit more
Expands to fit more
Available in three colors
Available in three colors
Compact size
Compact size
Brown Waxed Canvas
Brown Waxed Canvas
Blue Waxed Canvas
Blue Waxed Canvas
Black Ballistic Nylon
Black Ballistic Nylon

NEW! Tech Rolltop Backpack


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With padded laptop and tablet compartments, dual water bottle holders, an expandable main compartment, and a look suitable for the office or the soccer field, the Tech Rolltop Backpack is your work and play backpack rolled into one.

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


Material:

  • Black 1050 denier black Ballistic Nylon
  • Blue or Brown 14 oz. waxed canvas

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact:16.5 X 10.5 X 4.75 inches; 2.4 lbs.
  • Volume: 12 liters; Expanded 15 liters
  • Full: 19 x 12 x 5.5 inches; 2.8 lbs.
  • Volume: 18 liters; Expanded 24 liters

Hardware:

  • YKK Zippers
  • Hidden magnetic closure
  • Metal barrel zipper pulls
  • Fidlock® fastener

Features:

Exterior

  • Rear, plushly-padded, zippered laptop compartment accessible from the side grants easy access at TSA security stations; padded compartment keeps backside straight and comfortable, even with bulky items inside the backpack.
  • Top, easy-access pocket closes with invisible magnet.
  • Bottom pleated, zippered pocket includes “rain guard” flap and handy key fob.
  • Dual side pockets hold water bottles, umbrellas or other quick-access items.
  • Expandable closure strap fastens with Fidlock® buckle.
  • Mesh-lined padding on backside and on ergonomic straps wick away moisture.
  • Comfortable, leather-lined “easy-grab” top handle.
  • Rugged, water-resistant tan or blue waxed canvas or 1050 denier black ballistic nylon ensure durability and a professional look.
Interior
  • Zippered pocket secures small, loose items.
  • Second padded laptop or tablet compartment helps heavy tech users keep additional computer or tablet protected.
  • Large main compartment fits bulky work items, sporting equipment, and/or change of clothes/overnight necessities.
  • Gold, water-resistant liner lights up the interior for increased visibility.
  • Interior foam along bottom adds some protection and prevents sagging.

The Tech Rolltop Backpack comes in COMPACT and FULL sizes. Both come with two padded laptop compartments, externally in the back or internally in the main compartment.

COMPACT SIZE Internal padded pocket fits devices up to 13.75" x 9.75"
  • 15” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • iPad Pro 11” & 12.9” with Smart Folio
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 7 with Type Cover
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Book 2 (15”) snug fit
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
COMPACT SIZE External padded rear pocket fits devices up to 12.5" x 9"
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • iPad Pro 11” & 12.9” with Smart Folio
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")

FULL SIZE Internal padded pocket fits devices up to 15" x 10.5"
  • 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Surface Book 2 (15”)
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15")
FULL SIZE External padded pocket fits devices up to 14.75" x 10.25"
  • 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • Surface Book 2 (15”) snug fit
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15")
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Waterfield Designs Tech Rolltop Backpack review: My new favorite laptop and gear bag

Windows Central - August 2, 2019

“This highly adaptable backpack is the best money can buy for your laptop.”

4.5 stars out of 5


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Review: WaterField's Tech Rolltop Backpack is a durable if pricey status symbol

AppleInsider - June 7, 2019

“WaterField's latest backpack is a durable and versatile option for carrying your MacBook, iPad or other tech gear, but the price is only worth it if you put style on the same pedestal as function.”


Customer Reviews

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A.W.
Awesome product

I researched what felt like 5000 bags. I narrowed it down first to Waterfield due to their company history. It really appealed to me that they make their bags right here in the US. And not just farm out the work, but actually keep hands on it the whole time. And this bad specifically is made very well. Contains everything the way I need it to. It does it all with style and class. This bag would look just as well in the board room as it would during an outdoor adventure.

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J.
Awesome Tech rolltop bag

The canvas material is thick, solid and soft at the same time. Overall is great other than the colour appeared more to army green than brown as shown on the products description. Stilll, the army green looks nice.

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S.P.
Simply the best!

I discovered SF Bags searching for a carry case for my MacPro. The smart design made me an instant fan. When searching for a pro backpack the Tech Rolltop caught my eye. As a composer and producer, I carry a lot of high end tech and this is by far the best backpack I’ve ever owned. I chose the large and it sits perfectly on my back and the straps are incredibly comfortable. It breathes well and does not become uncomfortable on long treks through airports. The blue waxed canvas is classy and rugged. Look no further than Waterfield for durability and expert craftsmanship with a keen sense of style. This bag will age well over the years.

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C.W.
Great, use it for work, gym and daily activités.

Great bag, definitely feels better premium and strong (i got the black one). I use it to carry gym clothes, my work laptop and my lunch (in the full size) with some extra space to spare.

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T.F.
Tech Rolltop Backpack

Great bag with intentional and a beautiful look. Highly Recommend if you appreciate great craftsmanship and thoughtful design.

Why choose a rolltop backpack?

A rolltop backpack has many advantages. By rolling and compressing the top, you can reduce the backpack volume making, it an ideal size for toting your mobile office. Unrolling the top expands the volume by three to six liters giving you extra space for after-work sports gear or overnight necessities. It's a versatile bag with a wide range of uses. The large top opening makes it easy to store and remove your gear.

Can a luggage passthrough pocket be installed on the Tech Rolltop Backpack?

With the placement of the rear laptop compartment we're not able to install a luggage passthrough. The Bolt, Sutter, and Pro Executive Backpacks all come standard with the luggage passthrough.

What’s the advantage to the exterior padded laptop compartment?

The exterior padded laptop compartment lets you conveniently access your computer at meetings or TSA checkpoints without having to access the inside of your bag. It also keeps the backside straight and comfortable, even when the main compartment is packed with bulky items.

How does the magnetic self-seeking Fidlock® buckle work?

Magnets attract and lock the closure in place making it easy to use. When the fastener is closed, the magnets are held together by attractive force. The magnetic closure is complemented by a mechanical locking mechanism, which securely and reliably fixes the fastener in the closed state.

Is the roll top backpack waterproof?

Canvas and ballistic nylon hold up very well against the elements. The rolltop closure will keep the gear in your main compartment good and dry. This being said the bag is water-resistant, not waterproof.

How do you suggest I clean the ballistic nylon?

The ballistic nylon is *very* durable and will take scrubbing with a stiff brush and mild soap. Blot with towels/rags and let the case dry out. This should have the case looking good as new.

How do you suggest I clean the waxed canvas?

Waxed Canvas isn’t the easiest item on the planet to clean - part of the character-building process with Waxed Canvas is how it ages with scuffs, dirt, stains and all. Still, there are things you can do. This article gives you a good idea of how to clean and re-wax if and when you are ready. They suggest using dish soap and soft brush to clean, then drip dry, then take a hot hairdryer to heat up the wax and redistribute it. This will soften any blemishes and help with the dirt. The lines and crinkles on the waxed canvas are actually normal, and happens in shipping sometimes. All you have to do is use a hair dryer and you can flatten out the wax with your hand.

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