The Sutter Tech Sling
The Sutter Tech Sling
The Sutter Tech Sling, your minimalist everyday carry
The Sutter Tech Sling, your minimalist everyday carry
Available in Ballistic Nylon and Waxed Canvas
Available in Ballistic Nylon and Waxed Canvas
Wear over one shoulder
Wear over one shoulder
Easy swing-around access
Easy swing-around access
Beautiful full grain leather front panel
Beautiful full grain leather front panel
Strap swivels to keep the Sling stable on your back
Strap swivels to keep the Sling stable on your back
Discreet in-set zippers for security
Discreet in-set zippers for security
Dedicated pockets for tech accessories
Dedicated pockets for tech accessories
Padded laptop compartment included
Padded laptop compartment included
Wide strap and shoulder pad for comfort
Wide strap and shoulder pad for comfort
Adjust the strap while wearing for a better fit
Adjust the strap while wearing for a better fit
Available in two sizes
Available in two sizes
OPTIONAL: Add Top Handle ($25)
OPTIONAL: Add Top Handle ($25)
OPTIONAL: Stylus Pencil Case ($59)
OPTIONAL: Stylus Pencil Case ($59)
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather

Sutter Tech Sling

Minimalist Everyday Carry. Take your iPad Pro, MacBook or Surface Pro, plus a folio and stylus in the Sutter Tech Sling on creative explorations. The Sling stays balanced on your back and swings around one shoulder for easy access in crowded spaces.

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
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact:
  • 8” (l) x 3” (w) x 11.5” (h); 1.25 lbs.
    20.32 (l) x 7.62 (w) x 29.21 (h) cm; 0.56 kg
    Volume: 4.5 Liters

  • Full:
  • 9.5” (l) x 3” (w) x 14” (h); 1.5 lbs.
    24.13 (l) x 7.62 (w) x 35.56 (h) cm; 0.68 kg
    Volume: 6.5 Liters


  • Rear mesh padding - enhances airflow and cushioning.
  • Interior key fob attachment - keeps keys quickly findable.
  • Interior hand pocket - keeps small items easily accessible.
  • Swing around front pocket - accessible via the left or right side.
  • Gold interior lining - in front pocket and main compartment for visibility.
  • Three interior pen pockets - stows Apple Pencil and your favorite sketching pens.
  • Padded tablet/laptop compartment - standard size fits 11” an Full size fits 12.9” iPad Pro.
  • Removable shoulder pad - spreads weight evenly to give your back and shoulder a bit of relief.
  • Flexible strap options - strap attaches to D-ring on left or right side of wearing over either shoulder.
  • One-handed cam lock buckle - lets you quickly adjust how the bag rests against your body without moving it.
  • Inset waterproof front zippers - keeps the zippers, which are most susceptible to water seepage, protected from rain.
  • D-ring-to-strap - 180-degree swivel strap attachment means the bag stays flat on your back, regardless of positioning.


  • Top handle for grab and go situations.
  • Stylus Pencil Case for holding Apple Pencil, Surface Pen, or any other stylus.
  • Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 463 reviews
Sam C. (California, United States)
Fantastic Product,

I have been loving this bag. I got the smaller version, and thought that I would need to be worried for it being more compact. But once I had it for the last few weeks, I realized how comfortable it is. The only regret I have is from my end.. I regret not buying the top handle strap addition which I am thinking now should have been a must.


Well built sling pack that is slim and so has less main compartment space that may need careful organization. Maybe a cable organization pack. Hopefully they bring back the tech folio case, ( not the tech folio briefs ). Still would by another one if needed down the road.

JAMES E. (California, United States)
Almost perfect

The bag is definitely well made. I doubt it will have any issues for years to come. I know the handle on top is an extra option, but I think it really helps with daily use I read that it fit an ipad pro 12.9 with the magic keyboard case, but that is a very snug fit and is a bit fiddly to get the iPad out and back in the sleeve meant for it. Surprisingly a Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra fit better into the bag. I also can confirm that a Galaxy book Go 5G (14 Inches) will fit with the same snugness issue as the 12.9 ipad with case.
As for storage of other items I have little to complain about. I think it could improve by adding a lower internal pocket some additional items. The higher up pockets for pens and whatnot are fine. Just seems like you could add another pocket or two below that for a couple more items that you might not want rolling around the bag.
You can carry a 12.9 inch ipad and a 13 inch laptop comfortably in the bag as long as you don't mind putting one of them in the open space inside. The front pocket worked very well and does a good job of concealing what is kept inside. I've had friends comment positively about the rainproof zippers. If it had just another inch of width for the tablet pocket or another row of pockets inside for my "EDC" stuff it would definitely be a 5 star bag it wod be my go-to bag for everything. But I do find myself swapping out for a Boundary Supply or Aer sling on occasion.

H.M.B. (Kentucky, United States)
Stutter Tech Sling

The perfect book bag for avid readers.
It holds a hardcover novel, mini iPad, earbuds/small Bluetooth speakers (for Audible readers), charging cords, keys, and phone, and there is still room for other small, individual necessities.
It’s a GREAT bag!
I love it and use it daily. 👍👍


Wow! I have several bags from WaterField Designs, but the
“ Sutter Tech Sling” is my everyday carry. It is what I have with me all the time. As with all WaterField Designs, it is impecccable manufacturing and the best quality materials, love his bag.

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The WaterField Sutter Tech Sling is the Sling-Style Bag You’ve Been Waiting For

GearDiary - April 10, 2019

“I love WaterField bags, backpacks and gear pouches. I’m a fan of sling-style bags. And I love the WaterField Sutter Tech Sling. It’s a sling bag that’s all WaterField. And that’s a good thing.”

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Hauling Tech in Comfort With the Sutter Tech Sling

GeekDad - March 8, 2019

“If you are going to carry technology around, you might as well do it with some utility and a bit of style. One of the latest bags from Waterfield, the Sutter Tech Sling, manages to do both.”

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Waterfield Sutter Tech Sling Review

The Gadgeteer - January 23, 2019

“The Sutter Sling has gained my respect as a well-conceived update to earlier slings, that can accommodate your daily minimum carry, be it a laptop, tablet, or books and papers.”

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Sutter Tech Sling review: One of the best urban daily carries

Macworld Editor's Choice Macworld - November 27, 2018

“It comes as close to perfection as anything I’ve ever used.”


The Sutter Tech Sling is the perfect carry for taking the iPad Pro on creative explorations. Also fits the MacBook Pro and Surface Pro 7. 


  1. Compact: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 10” x 7.5”
    • iPad with Magic Keyboard (2021)
    • 11” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro Go
  2. Full: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 12.75" x 9.4”
    • 14" Macbook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Air M2
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 8 with Type Cover
    • Surface Laptop 4 (13.5")
    • Surface Laptop Studio
  3. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • Lenovo C940 fits in Full Size (Arthur W., Wichita, US) 
    • Lenovo X1 Gen. 4 fits in Full Size (David J., Henderson, US)
    • 13" ThinkPad X380 fits in Full Size (Miles H., Alpharetta, US)


Quickly find the right fit and balance by easily adjusting the strap without taking off the bag. Small detail, big timesaver. 


"Perfect. Super compact. Zippers are easy to manipulate one handed. Cam lock works great to loosen it and slide to the front without taking it off for quick reach in." - Lawrence I., Santa Ana, US


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 Sutter Tech Sling, 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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