WaterField Designs - Cargo Bag Run-through with Gary (12/2010)
WaterField Designs - Cargo Bag Sizes Overview with Gary (1/2011)
Buckle Up! Cavernous main compartment. Tons of oversized pockets. Highly organized. Our signature bag comes with a black, anodized aluminum buckle used in para-gliding harnesses for easy & quick access. The biggest, boldest bag we make. Flaps come in eye-catching Indium or distinctive leather.
The Large Cargo is now available in two styles - standard or with a padded internal stiffener which allows the Cargo to stand on it's own.
The camlock is only included on the Large and Medium Cargo bags.
All Cargo bags include a non-slip Shoulder Pad.
If you plan to carry a laptop in your Cargo, head over to our SleeveCase page to help you find the protective sleeve size that will fit like a glove. Your checkpoint friendly laptop system will help you get quickly through airport security.
Dark Grey Leather
Waterfield Cargo Bag Overview - SchneiderStudios
"...bag with a seemingly magical ability to swallow up gear while simultaneously making it easier to load and unload."
"This is a bag that will easily last a lifetime—a good thing, as the Cargo has become my all-time favorite bag."
TechBurgh - January 2013
"The WaterField Designs Cargo Bag is a quality bag that is made in the United States...and will last you a long, long time."
The Waterfield Cargo looks like fairly typical messenger-style bag at first. ...But there are ton of nifty design touches that make the bag very practical in everyday use:
Unlike other messenger bags that I've owned, that have all started to fall apart at the seams after a few months of owning them, this bag feels as though it will give me a good few years of use.
The main difference is that the Large Cargo comes with the option of a padded internal stiffener that allows it to keep its full shape and to stand up on its own. Without the stiffener it is considered a soft bag and will hang more like a traditional messenger bag, though we do use a very substantial custom made ballistic nylon to help give it nice shape. The Large is about 2" deeper than the medium and gets wider and longer at the top allowing the user to insert bigger items. It will hold more gear--it is a large bag. The Cargo bags without the internal stiffener will get smaller/flatter as you take contents out.
The Large Cargo has a pocket in the back of the main compartment to keep small laptops secure. Larger laptops that don't fit into this rear pocket can fit securely end to end within the main compartment. The Medium and Small Cargo do not have this rear internal pocket because they are small enough to compress around their contents and hold the laptop securely.
The Padded Stiffener adds protection to the Large Cargo and allows it to stand on its own and to keep its full shape. The standard Large Cargo, while also substantial, is more like a traditional messenger bag. The standard Large Cargo is just like the Medium and Small Cargo...only bigger. It will get smaller/flatter as you take contents out of it.
It's big. If you are a petite person, it could be rather large for you.
Each has its own distinct style. The Cargo has the functionality of a briefcase and the look of a messenger bag. It includes a number of organizational pockets and compartments. The Large without Stiffener, the Medium and the Small Cargo bags are soft like a messenger. The Large Cargo with Stiffener has the padded internal stiffener that allows it to stand up and keep its full shape. The shoulder strap is not detachable; One side is sewn down and the other is attached to a quick-adjust Cam-lock so you can quickly shorten or lengthen the strap.
The Cozmo has a more streamlined style, stands up on its own, is a bit lighter in weight and comes with the Suspension Shoulder Strap that is removable.
The Medium and Small Cargo do not have this pocket because they are small enough to compress around their contents and hold the laptop securely.
We recommend the use of a SleeveCase to protect your laptop when inserted inside any bag because the SleeveCase gives you added protection from bumps and scratches. However, with our bags, you don't HAVE to use the SleeveCase; it just depends on how much protection you want. The bag itself if not padded specifically for a laptop - that way you can use it without one as well.
The Cargo comes with a non-removable 'static' shoulder strap and a comfortable, no-slide Shoulder Pad. The Shoulder Pad is designed to move along the shoulder strap so you can place the pad on your shoulder even if you move the Cargo from your side to your back.
We used a 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.
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