Bolt Cross Body
- Product Info
- What Fits
WaterField’s Bolt Crossbody vertical laptop messenger keeps gear safe and quickly accessible in a stylish, comfortable bag for the modern traveler. For sharp-dressing the Surface Pro 6, Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, and other new laptop or tablet users, the practical Bolt Crossbody includes a padded compartment to keep devices secure while on the go. Part of the Bolt Collection.
All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- 1050 Denier Black ballistic or brown waxed canvas
- Full-grain leather accent
Dimensions & Weight:
- Small: 11" x 9.25" x 2.25"; 1.35 lbs. Volume: 3.5 Liters
- Medium: 12.5" x 9.5" x 2.25"; 1.65 lbs. Volume: 5.5 Liters
- Large: 14.25" x 12" x 2.25"; 1.85 lbs. Volume: 6.25 Liters
- Front pocket with magnet closure
- YKK zipper
- Fully-padded compartment for protecting laptop or tablet
- Secure splash-proof zippered main compartment
- Locking YKK zippered rear pocket
- Ultrasuede phone pocket under front pocket fits up to iPhone XS Max
- Invisible magnet secures front pocket
- Rear leather grab handle
- Small: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 10” x 7.5”
- iPad Pro 11"
- reMarkable (paper tablet)
- Surface Go
- Medium: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.4”
- 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
- 12" MacBook
- Surface Pro 6
- Pixel Slate
- Large: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 14" x 10”
- 15" MacBook Touch Bar
- 13" MacBook Pro Retina, Air Retina
- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Surface Book 2 (13.5")
- Surface Laptop 2
AppAdvice - November 29, 2017
"Overall, I’m in love with the Bolt Crossbody laptop bag."
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."
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."
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.
Well made, attractive, good colorization...
It should have a better way to grab it from the top( better handle grips)... I use it as a vertical laptop bag within another roller bag. Also the shoulder strap should be removable... ( after you install the top grips I suggested...)... Overall I like it !
A half inch taller and the Bolt Cross Body (medium) would have received 5 stars. As it is my MacAir 13" only fits after squeezing the zipper over the edges...
This bag is my new go-to after years of service from a Waterfield Vertigo. It is smaller than my previous bag (both hold a 15 inch MPB). While snug, the design of this bag with a full thickness gusset is better; it allows for the computer and additional items without the bag bulging, and the gusset keeps the zipper squared and straight, and prevents it from being strained when closing a full bag. I expect this will enhance its durability. I also enjoy the flap pocket on the front for ready to access items, and the zippered pouch on the back. Have already used that for travel documents, passport, etc. which one needs fast, but benefit from the security of a zipper closure.
I use this for subway commuting, so a vertical orientation that hangs close to the body is much preferred to a briefcase style when the train is packed. When flying, across the body on a dead run for the gate. Perfect.
The finish of the ballistic fabric and leather trim is excellent and very stylish. The quality workmanship is evident, especially in direct comparison to a mass-produced bag. I also got the leather shoulder pad to match -- highly recommended.
I DO really like this bag and I don't want to detract from the overall quality of this product. I truly appreciate the excellent service and serious attention to making the customer happy. I feel Gary went the extra mile to get one of these to me. He is awesome indeed.
I got the Bolt Crossbody for carrying my 11” iPad, and sometimes also my 13” MacBook Pro. The padded interior pocket is perfect for the iPad, with Apple Pencil attached, and the main compartment is a great fit for the MacBook Pro, with plenty of space left for documents, magazines, or other flat items. The magnetic closing front pocket holds my various chargers, cables, adapters, and a slim external battery pack. I use the zipped rear pocket for some documents, envelopes and other flat items. The strap is very comfortable, even with the bag loaded. The top zipper is very secure, and nicely weather resistant. Oh, and the carry handle is a great addition. The texture of the materials is nicely weathered looking. I’ve gotten several compliments on it, and people ask where I got it.
What type of leather do you use?
We use naturally-tanned, lightly treated leather. Each piece is one of a kind and displays the natural texture of the hide. Over time the leather should show character like a good leather bomber jacket.
What is the advantage of a vertical bag?
The vertical positioning of the Bolt Crossbody bag helps to make your load feel lighter and less cumbersome, making your tablet more comfortable to carry.
What are splash proof zippers?
Both black ballistic and waxed canvas hold up well in rainy conditions. YKK's water repellent zipper enhances water resistance further protecting your gadgets in the main compartment.
Why is the bag lined gold?
The gold liner allows you to see the contents of your bag more easily and locate items more quickly. (With black or patterned liners, contents tend to blend in an be difficult to identify.)
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.
Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.
"Just what the doctor ordered...light, accessible, capacious, stylish."
"Great functionality— stylish without being pretentious."
"The leather is thick, stitching is sturdy, and despite its slim size, I can carry everything I need comfortably."
"I'm amazed at the small profile even when fully loaded with all my gear!"
"Thoughtfully-designed for tablets and related gear."
"The design is very good and it's not too heavy. Best bag I've owned so far."