Tech Folio Brief
For professionals who carry a lot of gear
Functional briefcase + super-sized Tech Folio
In waxed canvas or ballistic nylon
Two sizes: Compact (fits 14-inch laptops) and Full (fits 16-inch laptops)
A deep briefcase section organizes office gear
Stands upright with foam base
Built-in padded pockets protect two devices
Water-resistant double zippers open halfway for a wide opening
Gold liner lightens up the interior
Keychain hook for attaching AirTag or keys
Full-grain leather front panel
Front magnetic pocket secures frequently-used items
Tech folio compartment zips open flat
Secure and transparent zipped mesh pockets
Example: All Apple tech gear
Example: Nintendo Switch accessories
Includes matching Suspension Shoulder Strap for crossbody carry
Attach shoulder strap via side D-rings
Carry via comfortable leather-topped handles
Slip through rollerboard handle
OPTIONAL: Set of four Cord Clips in full-grain leather (sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Cord Clips (set of four in one color)
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather
Tech Folio Brief

Tech Folio Brief

Fits Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro


-50 in stock
The Tech Folio Brief is the go-to bag for professionals who need all their gear when working remotely or in the field. It's two-bags-in-one — one fully functional briefcase and a super-sized tech folio to hold assorted tech gadgets.

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


 

Material:

  • 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon or durable Waxed Canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact Size:
    14" (l) x 6.5" (w) x 10.5" (h); 2.2 lbs.
    35.56 (l) x 16.51 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.9 kg
    Volume: 15.65 liters
     
  • Full Size:
    15.75" (l) x 6.5" (w) x 11.5" (h); 2.4 lbs.
    40 (l) x 16.51 (w) x 29.21 (h) cm; 1.8 kg
    Volume: 19.29 liters

The Tech Folio Brief is part of the Tech Folio Collection, designed to carry tech and office gear in one professional-looking bag. 

FEATURES

  • Pocket-storage system has multi-sized, zipped mesh pockets to secure small items and cables.
  • Tech Folio compartment opens flat so you can quickly access and organize tech gear.
  • Two soft, open pockets store bulky items, like an ergonomic mouse, hard drive, or battery pack.
  • Two padded compartments that hold a 14" M1 MacBook Pro or 16" M1 MacBook Pro and a tablet.
  • A large flat base and closed-cell foam on all sides help the bag stand upright and protect contents.
  • Gold, water-resistant lining lights up the interior for increased visibility.
  • Full-grain leather panel, with a built-in pocket and a magnetic closure for quick-access items.
  • Smooth-gliding, YKK, water-resistant zippers open from either side with custom, metal zipper pulls.
  • The back has a passthrough slot for slipping over a suitcase handle.
  • The handle is wrapped in premium leather for a more comfortable grip.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.

 

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

Customer Reviews

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Bricen M. (Hawaii, United States)
The Pinnacle of Modern Briefcases

My new Tech Folio Brief is my third Waterfield briefcase (also have the Bolt and Outback Duo) and 9th Waterfield product overall. I must say that this briefcase is close to perfection. The materials and design is spot-on. I love how the bag stands vertical thanks to the added padding on the bottom and sides. The front tech compartment is a wonder to behold. I don't understand why other manufacturers skimp on pouches and pockets for tech gear in their bags...i'm looking at you Timbuk2 and Tumi. I've come from 3 Timbuk2 bags and 4 Tumi briefcases from their Alpha and Alpha 2 line and I must say that Waterfield gets it. Each tech pouch and pocket is clearly thoughtfully designed for the professional with lots of tech gear in their everyday carry bag.

The main compartment is amazingly spacious with room for a water bottle, smaller accessory pouch, sunglasses and even my Kindle Oasis with PLENTY of room to spare. By far the best feature of this briefcase for me is the dual padded compartments for a laptop and tablet. This is something that I have not seen addressed by other brands. Clearly, Waterfield understands that there are professionals out there that carry both a laptop and tablet. For me, I carry a company-issued Dell Latitude 7400 laptop and my personal Microsoft Surface Pro 8 in my Tech Folio Brief. With all of my gear and devices, there is still room to spare.

I said earlier that this briefcase is close to perfection. The ONLY concern I have with this briefcase is the shoulder strap D-ring. The briefcase comes with the Supreme Suspension Strap which is wonderful in itself. However, I would have liked to have seen the D-ring attached to the bag better. It seems like the D-ring is sewn to the sides of the bag with a simple double stitch. I wonder how long that will last given the briefcase can get heavy when fully loaded or when carrying multiple devices like me...time will tell.

Other than that...well done Waterfield! You have another winner of a briefcase and kept this repeat customer super happy!

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Sean B. (Texas, United States)
Bag is Great - Problem shipping

Bag is great - received many days late even after paying for express shipping and the bag was sent out for delivery on July 12th and I didn't get until the 19th. I didn't have the bag in time for a critical business trip I wanted it for so that was very disappointing. I do love the bag though!!

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Adrian S. (California, United States)
loving this bag

The quality is top notch, love the waxed canvas, the zippers are also high quality and I like the bright inside

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Chris P. (Missouri, United States)

Tech Folio Brief

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Scott H. (Wellington, New Zealand)
Flyers Beware!

REVIEW UPDATE: I got my Tech Folio Brief a month or so ago. I love it - but airport security doesn't. I have now taken 7 flights with this bag and airport security has scanned it and wanted to search my bag every single time. It seems that the magnetic strips on the outside pocket look dodgy on the xray machine - some airport security folks have asked me if I am carrying a screwdriver, while others think it's a knife. Either way, as a frequent flyer it's a real pain being stopped and bag-searched on every flight when I'm carrying the tech folio brief. Just wanted to make others aware of this issue.

SIZE GUIDE

The Tech Folio Collection is designed specifically for those who take their gear and electronics with them everywhere they go. The pocket-storage system keeps everything organized, quickly accessible, and flexible and holds slim and bulky devices.

 

Examples of items that can fit into the Tech Folio pocket-storage system section

  • Cables, cords and adapters
  • Power bricks
  • Mouse
  • External hard drive
  • Extra battery packs
  • Phone
  • Earbuds

Compact - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 13” MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5")
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7

Compact - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 8.5"

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover

Full - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro M1
  • 13" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • Surface Book 3 (15")
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (15")

Full - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13.5" x 8.5"

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover

YOUR NEW MOBILE OFFICE 

You'll love the extra room in each of the two separate compartments of the Tech Folio Brief.  The generously-sized sections can fit almost everything you'll need on location to get your work done. 

 

The briefcase section carries your office gear and is deep enough to hold two laptops, a water bottle, several documents — even headphones. It zips open halfway, making it easy to insert and remove the contents. The double zipper pulls can be secured with a small lock if needed. When not full, the soft sides collapse for a compact look. 

 

The tech folio section has multiple pockets designed to securely store your various electronics and gadgets. It zips open flat to display your tech tool kit.  

EFFICIENT TECH ORGANIZATION

When you're working in the field, it's critical to have your complete technology tool kit along.  The tech folio section of the Tech Folio Brief is big enough to keep your arsenal of cords, cables, adapters, etc. tidy and instantly visible. 

 

The key to staying organized is having everything in its place. Zippered mesh pockets store easy-to-lose gadgets and two soft, protective open pockets store bigger-sized items. You can quickly scan both sides of the folio to pick out the item you need,  and when you're ready to pack up, you can easily see if any piece of gear has been left out. 

THE TECH FOLIO COLLECTION

Customers who participated in our Next Generation Gear Case Community Design helped develop a collection of products designed to hold tech gear. The Tech Pocket was designed for the Minimalists who needed an extra pocket to carry just a few items, the Tech Folio for the Gadgeteers who carried a bit more tech, and the Tech Folio Plus for Pros whose jobs required more tech gear. 

 

Each Tech Folio also had padded compartments to hold different sizes of laptops or tablets. When Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro launched, we designed the Tech Folio 16-inch

 

The Tech Folio Brief is a super-sized tech folio and a fully functional briefcase for professionals who carry a whole lot of gear to get their work done. 

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

Keep your waxed canvas Tech Folio Brief 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. 

Gary shows how you can re-wax your bag to keep it looking new, using the Vitesse Cycling Musette as an example. 

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER AND WAXED CANVAS

 

If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Tech Folio Brief, 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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