The Essential Crossbody Pouch — your perfect minimalist carry
Multiple access points keep you well organized
In durable textiles, industry-grade components, waterproof zippers.

Essential Crossbody Pouch


Fits the iPad Mini with Smart Folio cover 

-114 in stock

The Essential Crossbody Pouch is the perfect size for carrying what your pockets cannot. Designed for quick accessibility, the crossbody has three areas to organize your essentials: a main compartment that fits an iPad Mini, a front zippered pocket, and an open front pocket to store frequently-accessed items. 


Part of the Essential Bags Collection, a new line of lightweight bags with features that focus on a bag's functional essence. See also Essential Crossbody for 11" iPad Pro,  Essential Duffel, Essential Backpack, and Essential Messenger.

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



  • 1680 Denier Black ballistic nylon and Forza nylon
  • More details here


Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size:
  • 8.25” (h) x 6.25” (l) x 2.5” (w); 6.4 oz.
    20.95 (h) x 6.35 (l) x 15.87 (w) cm; 0.18 kg
    Volume: 2.1 liters


  • Made from abrasion and water-resistant durable ballistic nylon.
  • Three easy-access points: main compartment, front zippered pocket, front open pocket.
  • Interior pocket can fit iPad mini and includes a key tether.
  • Gold liner illuminates the bag's interior.
  • Spacer mesh on the back for sweat-wicking.
  • Removable shoulder strap.
  • YKK waterproof zippers.


  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

User Reviews & Stories

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Giuseppe M. (Kentucky, United States)
Love my bag!

Nice design, utilitarian, with great size. Shipped quick, better than expected!

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Marc Z. (Washington, United States)
The Perfect Size

Terrific combination of quality and functionality. The size is just right — not so big you overfill and have a heavy bag, but just big enough to be useful. Great for dog walking, short hikes, travel, and trips around town where you need a few gadgets with you. Love it!

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sevys (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France)
Good travel/daily bag

Just big enough for iPhone, iPad, keys and a wind shirt, so perfect for late spring through to early autumn walks. Handle for travel access to passport, tickets when travelling with other bags.

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Samuel A. Essential Crossbody Pouch
Samuel A. (New York, United States)
Another Awesome bag

Love your products! Fourth bag from Waterfield and a wallet…but don’t tell my wife. Amazing quality and perfect for my mini iPad and iPhone.

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WILLIAM R.L. (Massachusetts, United States)
It looks pretty, but ...

The Essential Crossbody Pouch is pretty to look at. It is made with good quality materials and the colors are vibrant. Unfortunately, I find these major flaws in the design:
1. The strap is too narrow and the snap release should be centered across the chest and not up in the shoulder. The plastic snap sinks in badly with the weight of the pocket contents … and it hurts.
2. The plastic zippers in the pockets are murder on fingers trying to quickly reach inside the pockets for a smart phone or wallet. The space is tight and the teeth of the zippers are sharp along the entire length. Bronze zippers would be less sharp and hurtful.
So, my money was wasted. I will revert to my $16.00 Everest fanny packs, which are way better designed and safer on my fingers.

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WaterField Essential Crossbody Pouch Review: A Stylish and Practical Everyday Carry Bag

GearDiary - September 19, 2022

“The WaterField Essential Crossbody Pouch has been great when I’ve been out riding one of my electric bicycles.”

GearDiary Overall Rating: 5/5

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WaterField Designs Essential Crossbody Pouch (Merch)

GBAtemp - September 13, 2022

“Delivering practicality with a minimal and stylish design, the Essential Crossbody Pouch from WaterField Designs is a handy expansion to your daily gear.”

Overall: 8.5 out of 10


The Essential Crossbody Pouch is ideal for a iPad Mini and for carrying essentials like phone, wallet, keys, and earbuds.



The Essential Crossbody Pouch is all about convenience in a small package. Multiple access points and organizational pockets help you find your gear quickly and easily. 


Keep your iPad Mini (or similarly-sized tech device) in a separate flush pocket within the main compartment. Access and organize  frequently-used items  in  two exterior pockets — a secure, zippered one, or in the open front pocket.


The three sizes of the Essential Crossbody Collection each fit a different device you carry with you. The Crossbody for 11-inch iPad Pro fits Apple's 11-inch iPad and similarly-sized tablets, the Crossbody Pouch fits an iPad Mini and similarly-sized devices, and the smallest of them all, the iPhone Pouch, fits the iPhone and other similarly-sized phones. 



The Essentials Collection is a line of lightweight bags with a streamlined design, smart detailing, and features that focus on each bag's functional essence. The minimalist design delivers high impact. 


For durability, we use our custom-made abrasion- and water-resistant ballistic nylon which stays looking new for many years. It withstands prolonged sun exposure so your bag will stay looking fresh and new. 


These multi-functional, everyday bags are available as a Duffel, Messenger Bag, Crossbody Pouch, and a Backpack.