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
- More details here
Dimensions & Weight:
- Cargo: 16” (l) x 4” (w) x 12” (h); 3.4 lbs.
40.64 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 30.48 (h) cm; 1.54 kg
Volume: 12.5 liters
- Full-sized backside open pocket.
- Double-sided full-grain leather flap.
- Gold, water-resistant liner to light up interior.
- Backside slot for putting over wheelie handles.
- Two-inch comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap.
- Two, deep interior hand pockets & pen holder pockets.
- Includes removable, non-slip bottomed, shoulder pad.
- Front angled, moon-shaped pocket with interior phone pocket.
- Padded, built-in laptop & tablet compartment protects your devices.
I ordered my Cargo from my kitchen table in Brisbane, Australia after 8pm on a Friday night, with the full expectation my new laptop was going to be sitting on the same table for some 3 - 4 weeks while I waited for my new protective messenger bag to arrive.
Before 11am Tuesday, a big box of Waterfield goodness was sitting on my desk, halfway around the world from where the journey started!! That's less than 87 hours elapsed time - less than 12 working hours our time - and it's playtime!!!! What a buzz.
I first purchased a Waterfield sleeve several years ago, so I already had experienced Waterfield's incredible quality, and have visited the website plenty of times since as I've lined up bag options with planned laptop purchases.
I ended up getting one of the new Dell XPS17's on release, and before any oversized cases were available virtually anywhere. After plenty of research and some discussions with Gary and a couple of members of the WF support crew (special callout to Jasmine, who personally measured bag sizes for me), the Cargo emerged as the only option big enough to fit the new laptop.
The laptop fit is incredible - mm perfect. The quality of the Cargo is simply spectacular, and the functionality of the design just rocks. The great scent of natural leather. Plenty of space, brilliantly organised, and super-comfortable to carry. It looks great, is bulletproof, and does the job better than I could have imagined.
Our exchange rate with the US is not currently great, and when you combine that with freight, Waterfield become a seriously premium option here in Aus. However, the value it adds to my world is huge, so the upfront cost quickly becomes somewhat irrelevant.
The Cargo instantly becomes a full life support system for a mobile office and totally transforms my ability to work on the go.
Thanks Gary (and crew). An absolutely sensational business tool - just love it!
Good bag for me
So far the experience has been very pleasant. The customer support has been great. The bag holds both my surface book 2 with a toast cover and surface pro. Also have a cable bag,notepad and chargers for both laptops. The quality of the build seems like it will hold up for years to comne. I look forward to making this my new every day bag. Thank you Waterfield.
I ordered on a wednesday and got my cargo laptop bag on friday afternoon the same week - in Switzerland! thanks so much, stay healthy and keep on producing de finest laptop bags!
Top quality bag where beauty meets function perfectly. Ideal for the stylish professional.
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.”
The Cargo messenger has a built-in padded laptop pocket - and - a built-in padded tablet pocket:
- Laptop pocket fits laptops up to 14.75" x 10":
- 16" MacBook Pro
- 13" MacBook Pro
- 13" MacBook Air
- Surface Book 3 & 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 11", 12.9" with Magic Keyboard
- Surface Pro 7, Pro X, Go with Type Cover
- Pixel Slate
- reMarkable (paper tablet)