Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag
- Product Info
- What Fits
WaterField’s Bolt Crossbody vertical laptop messenger keeps gear safe and quickly accessible in a stylish, comfortable bag for the modern traveler. For sharp-dressing the Surface Pro 6, Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, and other new laptop or tablet users, the practical Bolt Crossbody includes a padded compartment to keep devices secure while on the go. 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 Black ballistic or brown waxed canvas
- Full-grain leather accent
Dimensions & Weight:
- Small: 11" x 9.25" x 2.25"; 1.35 lbs. Volume: 3.5 Liters
- Medium: 12.5" x 9.5" x 2.25"; 1.65 lbs. Volume: 5.5 Liters
- Large: 14.25" x 12" x 2.25"; 1.85 lbs. Volume: 6.25 Liters
- Front pocket with magnet closure
- YKK zipper
- Fully-padded compartment for protecting laptop or tablet
- Secure splash-proof zippered main compartment
- Locking YKK zippered rear pocket
- Ultrasuede phone pocket under front pocket fits up to iPhone XS Max
- Invisible magnet secures front pocket
- Rear leather grab handle
- Small: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 10” x 7.5”
- iPad Pro 11"
- reMarkable (paper tablet)
- Surface Go
- Medium: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.4”
- 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
- 12" MacBook
- Surface Pro 6
- Pixel Slate
- Large: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 14" x 10”
- 15" MacBook Touch Bar
- 13" MacBook Pro Retina, Air Retina
- iPad Pro 12.9"
- Surface Book 2 (13.5")
- Surface Laptop 2
AppAdvice - November 29, 2017
"Overall, I’m in love with the Bolt Crossbody laptop bag."
DroidHorizon - November 7, 2017
"The time and money spent in making this bag means that it will probably outlive me and is made to last. The design is timeless and won’t ever look out of place."
Best Leather - July 19, 2017
"The Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag is my favorite though. It is built with the same quality I’ve come to expect from Waterfield, and it also matches the utility I’m looking for—without any excess."
MyMac - June 15, 2017
"The new Bolt Crossbody bags from WaterField Designs offer some features that add a welcome layer of convenience to your day-to-day life."
MyMac Reviews rating is 8 out of 10.
I got the Bolt Crossbody for carrying my 11” iPad, and sometimes also my 13” MacBook Pro. The padded interior pocket is perfect for the iPad, with Apple Pencil attached, and the main compartment is a great fit for the MacBook Pro, with plenty of space left for documents, magazines, or other flat items. The magnetic closing front pocket holds my various chargers, cables, adapters, and a slim external battery pack. I use the zipped rear pocket for some documents, envelopes and other flat items. The strap is very comfortable, even with the bag loaded. The top zipper is very secure, and nicely weather resistant. Oh, and the carry handle is a great addition. The texture of the materials is nicely weathered looking. I’ve gotten several compliments on it, and people ask where I got it.
I was in the market for a quality bag that suits my professional lifestyle. I opted for the medium size Bolt Crossbody and this bag far exceeds my expectations in terms of quality and design.
Based on the form factor, I'm able to fit such much with room to spare. As a person who is always "on-the-go", the design of the Bolt Crossbody does not allow it to look & feel bulky.
The design & quality shows that a lot of effort & pride has taken place in creating this bag.
I consider this purchase (along with the gear pouch) a great decision knowing that I have a quality product that will last for years to come. I also appreciate the the fast delivery all the way to Sydney, Australia.
Thank you and look forward to my next purchase of a Waterfield product!
I needed a smaller computer bag for short commutes and flights, etc. I knew that I wanted another Waterfield and was delighted to find just what I needed. The Bolt is the perfect size (slightly tight for my Dell 15 XPS) but none the less, the size I needed. Cap it off with Waterfield quality and it is a sure winner!
For the last 20 years, I’ve had a Timbuk2 messenger bag that has been with me around the world. It has been a great bag, but too large and bulky for daily commutes on the train and ferry. I wanted something more professional than the free carry bags given out at road races to carry my work laptop and notebook. The Bolt Crossbody laptop bag is perfect for that.
I ordered the large model – it fits a Dell Latitude E7470 (14” screen) perfectly, with enough room for a Kindle Paperwhite, various chargers, cables, notebooks, pens, and keys. I appreciate the phone pocket under the front pocket – no problems fitting an iPhone XS. Water resistance appears to be very good, as I’ve had this out in the rain and all the contents remained dry.
Shipping was extremely fast, with great communication from the Waterfield Designs team throughout. I ordered on a Tuesday morning and it shipped later that afternoon.
The bag is light and well made with high quality materials. The black ballistic with chocolate leather trim has nice contrast and looks professional in an office setting.
I’ve already traveled on a plane with it. The slim size makes it easy to tuck underneath an airplane seat, while preserving leg room to stretch out. This is something that I have not been able to do with larger messenger bags.
The only feedback I could offer is that I wished the ordering page had an option to select a shoulder pad at the time of purchase. I see now that there is an accessory page for that – I’ll add it to my next order.
Several work colleagues commented on how nice the bag was – I’ve already given them the website address for Waterfield Designs. Very happy with this bag and I look forward to more purchases from this company.
This is a great bag, but I have ordered an extra strap as the standard one is not that comfortable
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.
What is the advantage of a vertical bag?
The vertical positioning of the Bolt Crossbody bag helps to make your load feel lighter and less cumbersome, making your tablet more comfortable to carry.
What are splash proof zippers?
Both black ballistic and waxed canvas hold up well in rainy conditions. YKK's water repellent zipper enhances water resistance further protecting your gadgets in the main compartment.
Why is the bag lined gold?
The gold liner allows you to see the contents of your bag more easily and locate items more quickly. (With black or patterned liners, contents tend to blend in an be difficult to identify.)
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.