Tuck Backpack
In black ballistic nylon + full-grain leather, all-waxed canvas
Flexible capacity
Full-grain leather front panel and flap
Twin magnetic fidlock closures
Straps adjust to accommodate load
Padded laptop and tablet compartments
Roomy interior lined in gold for visibility
Magnetic buckle easily slides open
Convenient magnetic buckle
Easy-access front pocket for frequently-accessed items
Water-resistant zipper
Full-grain leather handle for all-day comfort
Sweat-wicking back mesh
Slips onto carry-ons
Magnetic side pockets stretch to accommodate water bottles
Mesh side pockets secure with magnetic closures
Example: light carry load
Tuck Backpack
Streamlined, professional look
Tuck Laptop Backpack
Flexible side panel creases or expands to maintain slim look
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket ($49 sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket for storing small electronics (sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket in Canvas or Ballistic Nylon (carabiner included)

Tuck Backpack


A modern, updated version of a European military rucksack, the Tuck Backpack carries a little or a lot and still looks relatively compact. Contents stay tucked in under the full-grain leather flap — whether the pack is fully extended or not. Self-finding magnetic buckles keep contents secure.  

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



  • 1050 Denier black ballistic nylon or durable waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size: 
    12.5" (l) x 6" (w) x 15" (h); 2.4 lbs
    31.75 (l) x 15.2 (w) x 38 (h) cm; 1.08 kg
    Volume: 18.4 liters



  • Comfortable, ergonomic shoulder straps.
  • Full-grain leather flap and front panel for extra durability.
  • Two padded laptop and tablet compartments.
  • Comfortable handles for easy grab-and-go.
  • Two deep side pockets with magnetic closure for water bottle or umbrella.
  • Single-direction magnetic clasps keep securely closed and attract for effortless fastening.
  • Interior zippered pocket for securing small valuables.
  • Breathable mesh back padding for wicking away sweat.
  • Back pass-through slot for inserting into carry-on handles.
  • Firm foam inserts reinforce the front, back, and bottom panels to help stand upright.
  • An everyday backpack with clean lines, water-proof zipper, and compact profile.
  • Spacious main compartment has a gold, water-resistant liner for better visibility of contents.
  • When not full, the backpack’s textile sides crease and then synch under its leather flap, keeping it compact.



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
C.R. (California, United States)
It’s the best sleek & professional backpack I could ask anyone to make

I probably spent a collective 15 hours or so over several weeks to find a backpack that suited this criteria, in order: exterior unique styling, high quality, meets the basic functional needs. I couldn’t ask for a better backpack, other than the chocolate leather that sold out already. This backpack has the finest craftsmanship, and I feel so privileged to be able to afford and wear something like this. It helps my confidence because it allows what I wear to a line with my meticulous choices in products and fashion. You can look at every detail in the backpack, and know that it was carefully considered an expertly crafted.

If I were to point anything out, it’s that I wish I had a few more separation pockets inside. But as I’ve learned in life, there are always trade-offs, and it is ultimately impossible for a stranger to completely meet every single one of my asks - which is why I listen to prioritize list criteria.

Thanks Gary and team!

Clark P. (Virginia, United States)
Tuck Backpack for busy dad

I've been wanting a quality "dad bag" for a while. Something that looks good while carrying my laptop for work, a change of clothes for my potty training toddler, and a bottle for the baby.

Thus far, the Tuck Backpack is that and more. I'm very pleased with it. It's stylish but understated and simply feels good to use and hold.

Sergio H. (New Mexico, United States)

Tuck Backpack

Tracee d.J. (Singapore)
I resisted and lost!

I've always been a fan of bags from WaterField, and over the years I've really struggled not to let myself just go on a spending spree.
But when I saw the Tuck, I really loved it. And I looked for ways to convince myself that I didn't need to buy it but, in the end, I lost and gave in...And I have no regrets! 😁

Phillip B. (New York, United States)
Great bag

Well-made bag, extremely comfortable, expands to hold everything I need.

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Tuck Backpack by Waterfield Designs Review Wax Canvas Flap Rucksack

(GadgetExplained) - February 22, 2022

“The new Tuck Backpack by WaterField Designs is a highly practical flap backpack with an attractive utilitarian design that makes you look good on every occasion!”

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WaterField Designs Tuck Backpack review: Compact, expandable storage for your gear

iMore - February 14, 2022

“Bottom line: The Tuck is slim but incredibly spacious. In fact, it can adapt to your needs, and it will last a lifetime.”

4.5 / 5

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Tested: Waterfield Tuck Backpack for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and plenty more

9to5Mac - February 8, 2022

“It’s a compact bag when you’re just using it to carry your Apple devices and one or two other items, but is surprisingly spacious when you need to carry more.”


The Tuck Backpack carries a laptop and tablet, plus daily essentials. The full-grain leather flap holds quick-to-access items and is secured with self-finding magnetic buckles. Two deep side pockets for water bottles and umbrellas. 


  1. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.5” x 11.5", including:
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • 14" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Pro
    • NEW 15" MacBook Air
    • 13" MacBook Air
    • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5" & 15")
  2. The built-in Tablet Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.75", including:
    • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro 9 w/ Type Cover


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. 



If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Tuck Backpack, 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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