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Available in Ballistic Nylon (L) or Waxed Canvas (R)
Available in Ballistic Nylon (L) or Waxed Canvas (R)
The Air Caddy and Air Porter carries all your flight essentials
The Air Caddy and Air Porter carries all your flight essentials
Store in-flight essentials
Store in-flight essentials
TSA-friendly
TSA-friendly
In-case charging
In-case charging
Charge your laptop before & during flight
Charge your laptop before & during flight
Conveniently access your small items
Conveniently access your small items
For water bottles and mini umbrellas
For water bottles and mini umbrellas
Front zippered secret pocket
Front zippered secret pocket
Removable Suspension Strap
Removable Suspension Strap
Air Porter Comes with Suspension Strap
Air Porter Comes with Suspension Strap
Comes with matching Suspension Straps
Comes with matching Suspension Straps
Slot for carry-on handles
Slot for carry-on handles
Zip through the airport easily
Zip through the airport easily
Slim profile maximizes leg room under the seat
Slim profile maximizes leg room under the seat
Optimized for legroom
Optimized for legroom
Easy access Air Caddy slips in front pocket
Easy access Air Caddy slips in front pocket
Air Caddy goes in the seat back pocket
Air Caddy goes in the seat back pocket
Store what you need within easy reach
Store what you need within easy reach
Air Caddy for in-flight items
Air Caddy for in-flight items
Super slim profile
Super slim profile
Sized to fit a tablet for in-flight entertainment
Sized to fit a tablet for in-flight entertainment
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Air Porter with Air Caddy (waxed canvas with chocolate leather)
Air Porter with Air Caddy (waxed canvas with chocolate leather)
Introducing the Air Porter with Air Caddy
Introducing the Air Porter with Air Caddy
Air Porter with Air Caddy (ballistic with chocolate leather)
Air Porter with Air Caddy (ballistic with chocolate leather)
The Air Porter with Air Caddy (ballistic with black leather)
The Air Porter with Air Caddy (ballistic with black leather)
Air Porter (waxed canvas with chocolate leather)
Air Porter (waxed canvas with chocolate leather)
Air Porter (waxed canvas with grizzly leather)
Air Porter (waxed canvas with grizzly leather)
Air Porter (ballistic with chocolate leather)
Air Porter (ballistic with chocolate leather)
Short Flap secures the pockets underneath
Short Flap secures the pockets underneath
Air Caddy in Waxed Canvas
Air Caddy in Waxed Canvas
Air Caddy in Ballistic Nylon
Air Caddy in Ballistic Nylon

Air Porter Carry-On Bag

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Optimize legroom. Keep essentials close by. The Air Porter with Air Caddy helps travelers stay productive and comfortable at 35,000 feet. Designed with input from customers who fly frequently, the feature-rich Air Porter is designed to fit under the seat, and the Air Caddy fits in the seat-back pocket for easy access. 

NOTE: A big THANK YOU to our customers who, over a period of months, helped design the Air Porter, the next generation in-flight carry-on. See the journey from idea to product here

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
  • Splash-proof zipper

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Air Porter: 15 x 10.25 x 4.5 inches; 2.4 lbs.
  • Volume: 11.25 liters
  • Caddy: 12 x 8 x 1.25 inches; 5 oz.

Hardware:

  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Hidden magnetic closure

Features:

  • Slip over rolling suitcase handle
  • TSA-friendly laptop-sleeve compartment opens flat; dual handles facilitate quick grab after TSA screening
  • Zippered pocket under front flap grants quick-but-secure access
  • Leather flap closes with magnets at two settings allowing front pocket to be fully or partly packed and remain secured
  • Padded laptop sleeve with corner cut-outs permits laptop charging while inside case
  • External water-bottle/umbrella pockets snap closed when not in keeping bag svelte
  • Air Porter fits Air Caddy in front pocket
  • Air Caddy fits in front airline seat
  • Dual main compartments keep tech and personal items separated
  • Slim and stands upright under airline seats leaving ample legroom
  • Waterproof exterior zippers and water-resistant lining help block the elements
  • Interior key fob stores home keys for easy recovery after a long return flight

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

  1. Air Porter: fits devices up to 13.8" x 9.5"
    • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
    • 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina, Air Retina
    • iPad Pro 12.9” with Smart Keyboard Folio (1st - 3rd Gen.)
    • Google Pixel Slate
    • Surface Pro 6, Laptop 2, Book 2 (13.5")

  2. Caddy: fits devices up to 9.75" x 6.75"
    • iPad Pro 11” with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Go
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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."


Customer Reviews

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Fantastic

I purchased the Air Porter for travel and what I have found is that it is the best everyday briefcase that I have had. To carry my MacBook, iPad, plus needed papers, chords and other items in one place, that does not look like it is bulging and overflowed...now that is awesome. Great bag, flexible and classy...

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J.I.
Knew it would be good; didn’t realize it would be great.

I have other Waterfield bags, and I’ve found them to be usually JUST a little too form-fitting for my needs. Everything I want to carry seems to be a hair too much for my other Waterfields, but I took a shot on the Air Porter and could not be happier. The bag is trim and has nice lines, but it holds an amazing amount of materials (my traveling office) without losing its shape. It stands so well on its own, that it even stays upright in the back of my car around the twists and turns of country roads. I haven’t had an occasion to fly with it yet, but I can already see that it will be a truly superior travel bag, because even with the entire contents of my traveling office inside, there’s still room for an extra laptop, a huge headphone case, and airport gifts for the kids. While the majority of the bag is canvas, the leather has such a great look, feel, and scent that the bag is elevated far beyond the sum of its parts. If I could add or change anything, I might move the key strap to the exterior pocket, or better yet, add a couple of small D-rings along the top seams of pockets and flaps and let me move it to what works best for me, and I might make the expanse of neoprene in the middle of the shoulder strap a bit longer (and I do mean just a bit), but I’m even reaching to make those suggestions. This is a fantastic bag (and yes, get it with the Air Caddy, even if your tablet doesn’t fit, because it’s great for a Kindle, stashing your iPhone and AirPods, your backup battery, and a set of cables to recharge all of them in-flight without reaching under the seat to retrieve the Air Porter. Having vertical pockets on BOTH ends of the bag is fantastic when you want one to carry an umbrella full-time while having another to carry a water bottle or soda. While it seems a small thing, it’s pretty rare, with most bags only having a pocket on one end. Since I carry an umbrella everywhere, the second pocket is very much appreciated. If you’re even just considering this bag, ...

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J.G.
Waterfield nails it

Air Porter Carry-On Bag
What a revelation to have a travel bag that works and is beautiful.
The bag is the most functional I have ever had.
The compartments are perfect, and the soft casing allows for multiple items to be packed for travel.

Air Porter Carry-On Bag
What a revelation to have a travel bag that works and is beautiful.
The bag is the most functional I have ever had.
The compartments are perfect, and the soft casing allows for multiple items to be packed for travel.
Love it love it.
Thank you, Waterfield,

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.

How do you suggest I clean the leather?

Actually, we suggest not doing anything. Part of the beauty of highly distressed leather develops as it gets used over time— with rain or getting bumped around. Leather conditioners will darken and alter the leather, maybe not something you desire. If at some point you want to condition the leather - we suggesting using Mink Oil. This will darken a bit at first - but will keep the leather very nice. You can also spread the oils around and smooth them out a bit with a hair dryer and your hand. Any leather discoloration or marks are straight from the actual hide itself; it's part of the character of the leather. That’s how you know it’s the real thing. Each hide has it own look; it's unique just like you. With naturally tanned leather, there's always going to be a bit of character on it that's hard to control. It's one of the reasons we like it so much, you'll always be getting a one-of-a-kind bag.

Will the Air Porter fit under the seat in front of me on a plane?

While we have tested the bag on several different planes, it should fit under most seats in front of you on a plane.

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

  • "It's small enough to stand upright under a seat, yet fits so much inside."
    - Alex L.
  • "Very well-made with great materials and very fine tolerances on details such as stitching."
    - Doug S., Utah
  • "Beautifully made, this is clearly a lifetime bag. Every space is efficient and purposeful."
    - Erin G., Arizona
  • "The quality of the bag is of the highest caliber."
    - Joe C., Frisco, USA
  • "Everything I've wanted in an air-travel bag."
    - John H., Troy, USA
  • "Am on the road 90% for work. This bag is not just a home run; it's a grand slam."
    - Scott E.