Air Porter Carry-On Bag
Available in Ballistic Nylon (L) or Waxed Canvas (R)
The Air Caddy and Air Porter carry all your flight essentials
Store in-flight essentials
TSA-friendly
In-case charging
Charge your laptop before & during flight
Conveniently access your small items
For water bottles and mini umbrellas
Front zippered secret pocket
Removable Suspension Strap
Air Porter Comes with Suspension Strap
Zip through the airport easily
Slim profile maximizes leg room under the seat
Optimized for legroom
OPTIONAL: Matching Air Caddy stores items for in-flight entertainment
Slips into Air Porter's front pocket for easy access
Self-locking zippers to secure small items
Fits 11" or 12.9" iPad Pro or similarly sized tablets
Super slim profile to fit in airline seat back pocket
Sized to fit a tablet for in-flight entertainment
See more User Reviews below
Air Porter (waxed canvas with chocolate leather)
Air Porter (waxed canvas with grizzly leather)
Air Porter (ballistic with chocolate leather)
Short Flap secures the pockets underneath

Air Porter Carry-On Bag

Air Caddy (Optional) fits NEW iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" with NEW Magic Keyboard


-806 in stock

Designed with input from customers who fly frequently, the feature-rich Air Porter carry-on stands upright under the seat so you can stretch your legs, and the Air Caddy fits in the seat-back pocket for easy in-flight access.

 

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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 nylon or waxed canvas base
  • Naturally-tanned full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Air Porter:
  • 15" (l) x 4.5" (w) x 10.25” (h); 2.4 lbs.
    38.10 (l) x 11.43 (w) x 26.04 (h) cm; 1.08 kg
    Volume: 11.25 liters

Hardware:

  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Two N35 rare earth magnets

FEATURES

  • Dual main compartments separate tech and personal items.
  • The back has a passthrough slot for slipping over a suitcase handle.
  • Padded laptop sleeve has a corner cut-out to permit in-case charging.
  • Dual leather-covered handles facilitate a quick grab after TSA screening.
  • Interior key fob stores home keys for easy recovery after a long return flight.
  • Tech compartment has a padded laptop sleeve and pockets for accessories.
  • Waterproof exterior zippers and water-resistant lining help block the elements.
  • The two sides have pockets that snap open to to store water bottles or umbrella.
  • A full grain leather flap closes securely over the front pocket with magnetic clasps.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • The exterior front pocket has an additional secure, zippered pocket for storing sensitive items.
  • The other compartment is deeper with more organizational pockets for work documents and bulkier items.

 

ADD-ONS

 

A COMMUNITY-DESIGNED PRODUCT

This product was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.

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 198 reviews
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(182)
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T.
A delightful improvement over my last computer bag

I have been eyeing several of the bag designs at Waterfield for some time as I needed to replace my aging and trustworthy computer backpack which lasted over a decade.

I finally settled on the Air Porter Carry-On Bag + the luggage tag, both of which arrived quickly and in good order.

The build quality is top notch and getting items into and out of this bag is much easier and faster than with my previous bag. I also feel better organized because it’s easy to see what is where quickly. Accessibility and visibility are intentionally designed into the form and function of this bag and they balance perfectly with the need to secure the contents for transport and movement.

P
P.F.
Awesome product

From all of the laptop cases I had in the past this is without any doubt the best. Nice look and a lot of pockets for your belongings. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

k
k.M.
Air Porter is Perfect

Although I have it for a short while, but its a perfect size bag with lot of room for all my gear and office work.

B
B.D.U.K.
Satisfyingly compact compared with its capacity

I originally considered the Bolt Briefcase before I settled on the Air Porter bag which has, so far, proved more than capable of handling the stuff I need for daily use with room left over for those times when I will need to travel further afield. It's also satisfyingly compact compared with its capacity and takes up hardly any more space than my previous bag.

I'm still finding uses for all the internal compartments and pockets but the sizes provided are more than adequate for organising my smaller, and more easily lost, items; the colour of the lining does indeed make it easier to find things inside. It remains to be seen whether I can cram in an A3 pad of layout paper but this, if I'm honest, is not that much of a priority these days.

I was initially drawn to the waxed canvas version but eventually opted for the black Nylon if only for the sake of matching other black Nylon bags I use for business travel.

Black leather trim would, for the sake of consistency, have been the more appropriate choice but the chocolate leather looks so much better. I had wondered whether the leather front flap would have looked more integral if it also covered the top of the bag but this would probably have resulted in a more complicated flap requiring cut-outs for the carry handles (see attached sketch) which is probably contrary to the original design intent.

The leather front pocket flap, however, improves the look of the bag beyond just another black Nylon briefcase and the leather base is a very nice touch (if a little impractical for certain surfaces).

My initial impression of the leather trim on the carry handles was that they were too small but their size is exactly right and feels good in the hand. Whilst the shoulder pad is an excellent addition, the shoulder strap itself should be upgraded to a heavier gauge as it doesn't currently match the quality of the bag fabric. Also, enclosing the strap length adjustment buckle within the shoulder strap can be uncomfortable and this slightly limits the extent of strap adjustability.

Overall, the Air Porter is a good, practical bag which delivers what it was designed to do and the build quality, to a certain extent, justifies the price tag. Time, and travel, will test the durability of the ballistic Nylon but, with proper TLC, I can see this bag being a work and travel companion for many years to come.

J
J.R.
Great bag, well made and perfect for travelling.

The Air Porter Carry-On Bag I purchase is made of the waxed canvas and looks great. I can carry my MacBook Air, 12.9" Ipad Pro (in Air Caddy), Nintendo Switch (in Switchpack), all the associated cables, and one day worth of clothes. It is a great bag that fits in the under seat stowage area without overly crowding my feet. It is a beautiful bag, made with extreme quality, and easy to carry.

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Review: WaterField’s Air Porter laptop bag offers executive style and function

9to5Toys - December 12, 2017

“If you take lots of business trips and need a bag to match, this is the perfect choice for you.”


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WaterField Air Porter laptop bag review: A carry-on you’ll want to carry forever

Macworld - October 18, 2018

“Somehow WaterField manages to turn this bag into something that’s both incredibly portable yet capable of carrying fairly hefty loads, making it a perfect companion for both the streets and the skies.”

Macworld Editor's Choice - 4.5 out of 5


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Review: WaterField Designs’ Air Porter & Air Caddy Are Handcrafted for the World Traveler

MacTrast - June 12, 2018

“The WaterField Designs Air Porter and Air Caddy...combine their design powers, field-testing, craftsmanship and upgraded materials to make your traveling experience better with more legroom.”

RATING: 4.5/5.0


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Waterfield Air Porter – A new take on the personal business bag

Baker On Tech - February 11, 2018

"If you’re like me, receptive to well-made and creative new designs that help us work effectively, stay organized, and has a place for all of our essentials while travelling, give this new product strong consideration."


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Waterfield Air Porter carry-on bag review

Gadgeteer - December 16, 2017

"The Waterfield Air Porter carry-on bag is a perfect bag for traveling. It’s large enough for just about anything you want to carry, yet small enough to fit under airline seats for easy reach."


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Waterfield Designs Air Porter Review: Your New Carry-On

GottaBeMobile - November 14, 2017

"This is the ultimate carry on bag for frequent fliers. No more choosing between legroom and a laptop bag when you fly."


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The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

GearDiary - November 13, 2017

"Waterfield set out to make a great travel bag and … mission accomplished. Whether you only get the Air Porter or you get the Air Porter in combination with the Air Caddy, you are sure to appreciate the design, the craftsmanship and, most importantly, the functionality of this Waterfield offering; both are great for travel."


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The Air Porter from Waterfield Designs

Joe Cieplinski - October 26, 2017

"If you’re in the market for a travel carry-on that’s designed with a ton of thought and attention to detail, that’s made in America by people who are paid decent wages, and that will last for many years to come (I’m about to enter year 8 for my Muzetto) the Air Porter is certainly worth a look."


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WaterField Designs Air Porter review: The bag for business travelers

ZDNet - September 25, 2017

"The WaterField Designs Air Porter was created in collaboration with customers who travel and is perfect for those who find themselves on airplanes to get work done."


SIZE GUIDE

The Air Porter and matching Air Caddy work in tandem and can also be ordered separately. The following devices can fit into each: 

 

  1. Air Porter fits these devices:
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Air
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Google Pixel Slate
    • Surface Pro Pro X, Pro 7, Laptop 3 (13.5"), Book 3 & 2 (13.5")
    • Other similarly-sized laptops

 

  1. Air Caddy (Optional) fits these tablets:
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Go
    • Other similarly-sized tablets

 

  1. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • Dell Precision 5540 (Corbin S., Windsor, US)

FITS UNDER THE SEAT IN FRONT OF YOU

Designed to be a quick-access in-flight case with enough leg room, it incorporates many details requested by frequent flyers and customers.

 

"It's obvious that a lot of time and thought went into every aspect of every compartment; every space is efficient and purposeful." - Erin G., Tempe, US

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

Keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER AND WAXED CANVAS

 

If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Air Porter Carry-On Bag, Gary shows how you can maintain these materials so they’ll look great over time. We use full grain Roughman Leather for your bag which has oils that respond well to heat.

 

Although this video is for the AirPods Max Shield Case, the maintenance also applies to your bag. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 198 reviews
92%
(182)
7%
(13)
1%
(1)
1%
(1)
1%
(1)
T
T.
A delightful improvement over my last computer bag

I have been eyeing several of the bag designs at Waterfield for some time as I needed to replace my aging and trustworthy computer backpack which lasted over a decade.

I finally settled on the Air Porter Carry-On Bag + the luggage tag, both of which arrived quickly and in good order.

The build quality is top notch and getting items into and out of this bag is much easier and faster than with my previous bag. I also feel better organized because it’s easy to see what is where quickly. Accessibility and visibility are intentionally designed into the form and function of this bag and they balance perfectly with the need to secure the contents for transport and movement.

P
P.F.
Awesome product

From all of the laptop cases I had in the past this is without any doubt the best. Nice look and a lot of pockets for your belongings. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

k
k.M.
Air Porter is Perfect

Although I have it for a short while, but its a perfect size bag with lot of room for all my gear and office work.

B
B.D.U.K.
Satisfyingly compact compared with its capacity

I originally considered the Bolt Briefcase before I settled on the Air Porter bag which has, so far, proved more than capable of handling the stuff I need for daily use with room left over for those times when I will need to travel further afield. It's also satisfyingly compact compared with its capacity and takes up hardly any more space than my previous bag.

I'm still finding uses for all the internal compartments and pockets but the sizes provided are more than adequate for organising my smaller, and more easily lost, items; the colour of the lining does indeed make it easier to find things inside. It remains to be seen whether I can cram in an A3 pad of layout paper but this, if I'm honest, is not that much of a priority these days.

I was initially drawn to the waxed canvas version but eventually opted for the black Nylon if only for the sake of matching other black Nylon bags I use for business travel.

Black leather trim would, for the sake of consistency, have been the more appropriate choice but the chocolate leather looks so much better. I had wondered whether the leather front flap would have looked more integral if it also covered the top of the bag but this would probably have resulted in a more complicated flap requiring cut-outs for the carry handles (see attached sketch) which is probably contrary to the original design intent.

The leather front pocket flap, however, improves the look of the bag beyond just another black Nylon briefcase and the leather base is a very nice touch (if a little impractical for certain surfaces).

My initial impression of the leather trim on the carry handles was that they were too small but their size is exactly right and feels good in the hand. Whilst the shoulder pad is an excellent addition, the shoulder strap itself should be upgraded to a heavier gauge as it doesn't currently match the quality of the bag fabric. Also, enclosing the strap length adjustment buckle within the shoulder strap can be uncomfortable and this slightly limits the extent of strap adjustability.

Overall, the Air Porter is a good, practical bag which delivers what it was designed to do and the build quality, to a certain extent, justifies the price tag. Time, and travel, will test the durability of the ballistic Nylon but, with proper TLC, I can see this bag being a work and travel companion for many years to come.

J
J.R.
Great bag, well made and perfect for travelling.

The Air Porter Carry-On Bag I purchase is made of the waxed canvas and looks great. I can carry my MacBook Air, 12.9" Ipad Pro (in Air Caddy), Nintendo Switch (in Switchpack), all the associated cables, and one day worth of clothes. It is a great bag that fits in the under seat stowage area without overly crowding my feet. It is a beautiful bag, made with extreme quality, and easy to carry.