We've been committed to making products in the USA since our start in 1998. Back then, off-shore manufacturing was the prevailing trend, and many sewing shops in San Francisco were shuttered.
We wanted hands-on experience with the products we were making — from the idea phase to final production. We wanted to ensure things were done right, make changes on the fly, and iterate on the design as needed.
Our small-batch production fits the types of products we offer — well-designed, custom-fit items you buy for life. You may have to wait a while for us to make it for you, but you know it will be well-made.
With WaterField American-made gear, you get high quality, long-lasting products. All our designs are original, incorporating details you'll appreciate with each use.
We use only premium, full-grain leather for our bags and accents. It comes from the toughest part of the hide with the tightest grain so it's extremely durable.
Full-grain leather looks better and better as it ages, and your WaterField bag will develop a beautiful patina.
Yes, our messenger bags are great options for carrying your laptop(s) and other tech gear. Each of our laptop messenger bags come with sturdy 1.5'' nylon shoulder straps and integrated laptop compartments for ease of use.
The front flap of a laptop messenger bag contributes to the ease of access. It can be worn on your side or front at waist level with your belongings always only just a short reach away. In addition to this, while many laptop bags are functional but aesthetically compromised, our laptop messenger bags retain the classically timeless messenger bag aesthetic.
You can swing your laptop messenger bag from a back to a front carry in seconds or even just sling one strap over a shoulder.