- Product Info
- What Fits
Still Looking Good. The bag that launched WaterField Designs gets an enhanced look! Our iconic briefcase/messenger Cargo bag takes on a more refined look with a new flap shape, waterproof zippers, and built-in padded compartments for protecting a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, iPad Pro, Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 6 and others (see "What Fits" tab). Plenty of organizational pockets, gold liner for visibility, a comfortable adjustable strap, and our signature paragliding buckle (yes, the same one used in paragliding harnesses).
All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- 1050 Denier Ballistic nylon body for durability
- Full-grain, premium leather flap and handle covers
Dimensions & Weight:
- 16 x 12 x 4 inches; 3.4 lbs Volume: 12.5 liters
- Authentic paragliding buckle closure
- YKK waterproof zippers
- Camlock to adjust strap length
- Double-sided full-grain leather flap
- Padded, built-in laptop & tablet compartment
- Gold, water-resistant liner to light up interior
- Front angled, moon-shaped pocket with interior smartphone pocket. Fits up to iPhone XS Max
- Two-inch comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap
- Includes removable, non-slip bottomed, shoulder pad
- Two, deep interior hand pockets & pen holder pockets
- Full-sized backside open pocket
- Backside slot for putting over wheelie handles
- Laptop pocket fits laptops up to 14.75" x 10":
- 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
- 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina, Air Retina
- Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
- Surface Laptop 2
- Dell XPS 15
- Lenovo X1 Carbon
- Dell XPS 13"
- Tablet pocket fits tablets up to 13" x 9":
- iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio(11" & 12.9")
- Pixel Slate
- reMarkable (paper tablet)
- Surface Pro 6, Go with Type Cover
Events for Gamers - October 30, 2017
"Have you ever wanted to feel like an undercover agent, maybe an adventurer, or a world traveler (maybe you already are one or more of these things)? As soon as you pick up and take a good look at the WaterField Cargo, you’ll immediately feel something akin to those sorts of roles when you hold the bag or sling it over your shoulder."
HisPotion - September 24, 2016
"As someone on the go, I love the messenger bag. I use one every day. For the past several weeks, I’ve been sporting The Cargo by Waterfield and loved every moment."
Cult of Mac - May 20, 2016
"From now on, the Cargo Laptop Bag is my go-to when I’m looking at taking a few more things with me, especially when I need a carry-on or bike bag that looks as good on my back as it does near my feet while I work."
ZDNet - May 11, 2016
"I picked up my first WaterField Designs Cargo bag 10 years ago. This new model offers improvements that make it a compelling choice for the commuter and business traveler."
Windows Central - February 11, 2015
“In addition to durability and usefulness, WaterField Designs' Cargo laptop bag just plain looks great.”
I like all the functionality of the bag. Everything has a place (my laptop, my phone, a pen, my eyeglass case, etc.). Very good looking. Slim yet spacious.
My first WaterField Designs gear. Really happy with my purchase. Easy buying process. The pictures & videos really help. Thoughtful design & attention to detail. Hard to design something that works for every one but happy with my purchase. Quality isn’t inexpensive. I believe you get what you pay for. I’m happy with my gear.
The quality of the products exceeded my expectations! The leather is amazin and the finishing is stunning. Worth each penny.
It's a perfect mashup of my ancient Cargo bag with the blue fabric and seat belt buckle and my more elegant fine leather bag builder's pure leather messenger bag. It's a bit smaller than my OG Cargo, which is perfect, and a step up in elegance and refinement. I'm loving it.
The elves bring me for Christmas this bag. It s perfect to put all my stuff and also more. Find the front zipper to put the phone and small stuff perfect and very handy.
I definitely recommend this bag that feels very good quality
Do I need to put my laptop in a sleeve when using the Cargo?
No. The new Cargo includes a full-padded laptop compartment that keeps up to a 15-inch MacBook safe and secure. A small nylon flap keeps your laptop in place.
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.
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.
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