- Product Info
- What Fits
Professionals on the Go. The versatile, multi-use Bolt Laptop Backpack accommodates tech gear and travel essentials for airport-to-conference, office-to-gym, or job-to-weekend activities. An easy-access, padded laptop compartment eases airport security. Organizational pockets and a spacious interior organize technology plus personal items for work and travel. Ergonomic straps ease the load. A rear slot slides over a rolling suitcase to close the deal.
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 Ballistic nylon or brown waxed canvas
- Premium full-grain leather accents
Dimensions & Weight:
- 12.5” length x 5.25” width x 16” height; 3.2 lbs. Volume: 17 liters
- Splash-proof YKK Zippers
- Hidden magnetic closure
- Two padded compartments - one for laptop, one for tablet - both easily accessible through a separate waterproof zipper for easy access at airport security.
- Additional waterproof zipper to access main compartment contents.
- Spacious, gold-lined interior.
- Two open-topped, interior hand pockets for storing chargers, cords, pens, etc.
- Two exterior side pockets for water bottle or other quick-access items.
- Front zippered pocket with rain-guard flap for stashing sensitive documents.
- Two additional front pockets with leather tabs and magnetic closures.
- Anti-sweat mesh cushion also slides over rolling suitcase handle for breezing through airports.
- Ergonomically-designed straps distribute weight evenly.
- Thick, leather bottom boot provides structure and enhances water-resistance and longevity.
- Leather-lined comfortable grab handle.
- Laptop pocket fits laptops up to 15" x 10":
- 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
- 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina, Air Retina
- 12" MacBook
- Dell XPS 15
- Surface Book 2 (13.5" or 15")
- Surface Laptop 2
- Lenovo X1 Carbon
- Tablet pocket fits tablets up to 13" x 9":
- iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio (11", 12.9")
- Pixel Slate
- Surface Pro 6, Go
Tech.Co - November 15, 2017
”The Bolt Backpack offers the perfect combination of durability, well thought-out function, and style. This product is also made in America with care, and it shows.”
ZDNet - July 28, 2017
”Millions carry items to and from work in backpacks every single day and it may be one of the most used bags you own. Waterfield makes all of its bags in San Francisco and they are built to last for years.”
MacDirectory - June, 2017
”The Bolt is intended for travelers or anyone who tends to be away from their home all day and needs to be prepared for any situation.”
The Verge - April 7, 2017
”The Staad and Bolt backpacks from Waterfield Designs are pricey and peculiar, but ultimately worth it”
MacSparky - September 29, 2016
”If you carry a lot of gear or are looking to use a backpack for travel, you should probably step up to the Bolt.”
AppAdvice - September 23, 2016
”The Bolt is something I can see carrying for years and holding up wonderfully. And that’s more than I can say for other backpacks.”
The Gadgeteer - September 13, 2016
”Waterfield has made a backpack that can easily fit into just about any lifestyle, whether it’s corporate, weekend or—dare I say it?—hipster. The Bolt is stylish without showing off, rugged yet classic looking and quite comfortable to lug about.”
Thoughtful design, nice-quality materials. Just the right size for my daily carry.
Just got the Bolt Backpack in black nylon with grizzly leather highlights delivered to Northern Australia. It replaced a 9 year old Cargo which had served me well. I took the Bolt backpack on a 3 day trip to Sydney and got back today. It is elegant and functional. My only concern is about where I put the bag down and dirtying the lovely leather base!
I’m an elevator mechanic who has been in search of an every day carry backpack that can handle a smaller work tool bag with room for my day to day personal items. This answers all my needs and wants. I keep a veto MB2 meter bag nestled in the main compartment with all my hand tools and meter. Leaving me room for all my day to day personal stuff and a change of shirts and some rags when I’m in a filthy job site. The ballistics nylon cleans up well with a damp clean rag. The bag sits up perfectly and everything is easily accessible. Great craftsmanship on the production of the bag. Would like to see some deeper pockets for pens/pencils and such. Otherwise a homer in bag and look forward to many years of service.
I've had the Bolt Backpack for over a year and I can say hands down it is the best backpack I've ever owned. The quality of the material and construction is off the charts compared to most mass market backpacks. I beat this bag up every single day and it just looks better. It's versatile enough to be casual but also works when I go to client and board meetings. The function is super well thought out and fits my needs perfectly. On top of that customer service from Waterfield is top notch. Buy it, you won't regret it.
After roughly a month of use, I can say the Bolt Backpack lives up to its reputation. Whether it be an overnight pack, class bag, or work bag, I have what I need in a reliable place. The premium materials make for an enjoyable experience everytime I grab the handle or feel the bag. YouTuber, Chase Reeves was a major infuence in my decision to purchase this bag, as well as having purchased a product from Waterfield before and knowing the quality. Love the backpack! Love the company! Look forward to seeing what the future of Waterfield brings.
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.
"Very comfy, well thought out pouches and storage areas. My favorite thing of all: it stands up on it's own perfectly."
"Quality and craftsmanship are off the charts."
"Best backpack ever! It is well constructed, sturdy, and comfortable to carry."
"Large enough that I don’t have to leave anything out, yet not so massive that I look like a pack animal when I shoulder it."
"It’s turning heads. Thanks big time. It’s super practical and handsome."
"I need to carry two laptops and an iPad, and the Bolt Backpack is the best bag I’ve had for this."