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The Office Briefcase gets a Workout
The Office Briefcase gets a Workout
Post workout, office-ready
Post workout, office-ready
Strap sits comfortably over suits. Minimizes wrinkles.
Strap sits comfortably over suits. Minimizes wrinkles.
The Briefcase compartment
The Briefcase compartment
Padded pockets for laptop & tablet. In-case charging.
Padded pockets for laptop & tablet. In-case charging.
The collapsible Shoe Pouch
The collapsible Shoe Pouch
The Athletic Workout compartment
The Athletic Workout compartment
Quick-access front pocket
Quick-access front pocket
Compact, discrete organization
Compact, discrete organization
Fits office and workout gear
Fits office and workout gear
Includes a removable suspension shoulder strap
Includes a removable suspension shoulder strap
Clean, un-cluttered back
Clean, un-cluttered back
Packs conveniently for business travel
Packs conveniently for business travel
Easy-access, collapsible side shoe pocket
Easy-access, collapsible side shoe pocket
Convenient external pocket
Convenient external pocket
Available in Waxed Canvas and Black Ballistic with full-grain leather accents
Available in Waxed Canvas and Black Ballistic with full-grain leather accents
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather

Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall

Perfect for office, gym, and travel

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For the executive who loves to work out. The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall is a briefcase and athletic bag that transitions seamlessly from gym to office. It has a padded laptop compartment and organizational pockets to carry work essentials, a separate chamber to hold clothes, and a collapsible, zippered pouch to store shoes. 

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


  • 1050 Denier black Ballistic nylon or brown Waxed Canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents (no skimping on the leather)

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size: 16" (L) x 10" (H) x 8.5" (W)
  • Volume: 22 liters
  • Ballistic 3.1 lbs., Waxed Canvas 3.4 lbs.

What Fits

  • The padded laptop pocket fits devices up to 13.75" x 9.5”
  • The tablet pocket fits devices up to 12" x 8.75”


  • 3 separate compartments for 3 different, distinct functions: a Briefcase for work gear, a spacious Athletic Workout section for workout gear, and a separate, collapsible shoe pouch.
  • the Briefcase comes with 2 padded pockets to protect a laptop and a tablet and additional pockets for stowing cords, power, pens, and other office items.
  • the separate, roomy Athletic Workout compartment stores clean or dirty clothes. Has gold liner for easy visibility.
  • the shoe pouch collapses for flexibility and separates the shoes from the clothes.
  • the quick-access zippered front pocket holds keys, commute cards, wallet, phone, pens, etc.
  • the back has a slot for slipping onto suitcase handles.
  • the handle is wrapped in premium leather for a more comfortable grip.
  • includes a removable suspension strap for an alternate carrying style.
  • sleek, waterproof zippers
  • premium, full-grain leather accents
  • built to last
  • fits the "personal item" requirements of most airlines. Example: United Airlines' personal item requirements are 9" x 10" x 17" and carry-on requirements are 9" x 14" x 22".
The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall is available in one size, divided into two compartments: the Briefcase and the Athletic Workout sections.

The Briefcase compartment can fit the following items.
    1. The padded laptop pocket fits devices up to 13.75" x 9.5", like:
      • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina
      • Lenovo X1 Carbon, Yoga 720 (13")
      • Surface Book 2 (13" & 15")
      • Surface Laptop 2
      • HP Spectre X360
      • Acer Swift 3 (14")
    2. The tablet pocket fits devices up to 12" x 8.75", like:
      • iPad Pro 11”, 12.9"
      • reMarkable (paper tablet)
      • Surface Pro 6
      • Pixel Slate
      • Dell XPS 13
    3. Two deep pockets can hold power cords, cables, and other tech gear
    4. A notebook, file folder, and other office documents can fit in the main compartment
The Athletic Workout compartment can fit:
  • Assorted workout gear, including towel, water bottle, supplement
  • A change of work clothes, etc.
  • The separate, collapsible shoe pocket can hold a pair of gym shoes or work shoes
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Waterfield Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall review

The Gadgeteer - March 11, 2018

"Waterfield has done an excellent job engineering this bag for the athletic urban warrior, creating a professional looking EDC bag for all your tech and gym gear alike."

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews

Having purchased from sfbags previously I already knew their quality is top notch. This bag will undoubtedly serve me well for many years to come.

Finally a bag that “holds it all”

I typically carried three bags with me everyday. A briefcase, a lunch bag, and My old fashioned doctors bag. While I admire the Sherpa, I didn’t like feeling like one. I tried duffles, but my tablet and papers just moved around too much. Totes were fine, but I really wanted something more refined. I probably own 6-8 different products from WaterField, but I hadn’t seen this bag before. I took a chance, since they have an excellent return policy, and now I am amazed at how awesome this bag is. I can hold everything in it. Fully separated business sleeves. A lunch. My medical gear. All safely stowed and easily accessible. And when the weather turns wet, a separate pair of shoes for the office. To paraphrase a great trilogy, “One bag to rule them all...”. Thanks Waterfield. As always you delivered.

Always Prepared

I use this bag as an emergency duffle bag for my work clothes, but I also use it as a smaller duffle bag. Has been extremely handy when I am at work and they need me because I have an emergency uniform in my car.

Best Gym/Athletic Bag. Period.

I needed a quality bag to carry my work clothes and iPad to exercise in the gym in my office building every morning. The Atlas fits the bill.

First, it has the impeccable build quality you expect from this company. Quality zippers, rubber coating over the zippers, strong stitching, etc.
Second, the materials are top notch. The lining is luxurious!
Third, there is a zippered side compartment where you can slide your dress shoes into, and then your athletic shoes after your workout.
The main compartment is large enough for my folded dress pants, underwear, folded shirt, belt, and toiletries. After sitting in the bag all night and during the morning commute, the bag kept them from wrinkling — the bag holds its shape and does not crush my clothes.
Fourth, the secondary compartment for electronics and other items is fantastic — separate places to slide in your MacBook Pro and iPad Pro (12.9) with a Velcro strap to hold them in place (nice touch), plus pockets and room for other things you need to carry with you.
Fifth, the exterior pocket has a key clip/cord so you can easily find your keys without digging, and there’s room for your phone, cables, etc. There’s also a place for a water bottle on one end of the bag.
Sixth, and finally....the bag is the perfect holds its shape, and it keeps you organized. I like that it’s not over-sized. It’s just right.

Spacious and well though through (as always)

Just one word about the build quality: Excellent - nothing more to say!

I purchased the bag to use it on gym days at the office. Now the first 3 day travel has come up and that bag is more than sufficient even for that!
It easily fits all that is need for a 3 day trip in the warmth of Southeast Asia (don't under estimate the amount of undergarment need due to multiple showers per day). 3-4 T-shirts, 2 Longsleeves, a pair of jeans, underwear, socks, toiletry stuff all fits easily into the bag.

In the tech compartment, well there is easily room for the MacBook Pro and iPad, cables and power adapters.

By far exceeds what i expected and was looking for.

This is a perfect bag for 1-3 day trips, especially when traveling by plane, all stays in the carry on luggage.

What’s the difference between the Ballistic Nylon or Waxed Canvas?

Both are very durable, sturdy materials and will last a long time. The Ballistic does a good job of hiding scuffs and will look like new even as it ages. The Waxed Canvas develops its own characteristics based on the various scuffs acquired over the years. The Ballistic nylon is a bit more formal and will keep the same appearance years down the line. Waxed canvas takes on character with time, an "around the world" look. You can't go wrong with either option. The full grain leather accents (front pocket, handle) will develop a beautiful patina, making the entire Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall more striking as it gets older.

Is the Atlas weather resistant?

Both the ballistic nylon and waxed canvas materials are water-resistant and will protect your items from the elements. The Atlas will hold up well in rainy conditions, and the splash-proof zippers add additional water resistant protection for your gadgets.

Can I take the Atlas on long trips?

We like to say that the Atlas is a great 24-hour bag because it can hold an entire day’s change of clothes, plus the tech gear that you need to survive during day or night. The roomy compartment can hold several items of clothing and is big enough to take on weekend trips.

Is the Atlas considered a personal carry-on item?

The Atlas fits the "personal item" requirements of most airlines. Example: United Airlines' personal item requirements are 9" x 10" x 17" and carry-on requirements are 9" x 14" x 22”.

Why use full grain leather for the accents?

Real, premium leather does look good, doesn’t it? Full-grain leather has a super tight grain so it resists moisture very well, and it's strong and durable. We believe in making products of the highest quality—we never skimp on materials, even accents. Full-grain leather is ideal for handles; your fingers will feel the difference. We love how the leather develops a beautiful patina that adds to the Atlas’ character over time.

Why use a gold liner?

First, the liner adds a bit of protection for the different items you carry inside. Second, we chose gold because this lighter, brighter color makes it easier to quickly see the contents inside your pouch.

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.

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  • "Looks even more amazing in person. The attention to detail is appreciated."
    - Caleb P., Brooklyn, NY
  • "I thought it was a lot of money. Now that I own it, I know it's worth every penny."
    - Eelco B., Netherlands
  • "Used for air travel and love it. Perfect-sized carryon. Fits in domestic overhead bins."
    - Jamison D., California
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    - Scott E., Australia
  • "The quality is priceless. Highly recommend."
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