Meet the NEW Hitch Crossbody Brief
Full-grain leather base for stability and durabilty
Available in Compact & Full Size
Four colorways in Waxed Canvas and Ballistic Nylon
Front pocket design hides the bulk
Tightly-sewn seams keep a compact profile
Bright gold liner for easy visibility, organizational pockets, key hook
Padded compartments for laptop and tablet
Comfortable double handles
High-performance hardware and smooth webbing
Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Strap
Compact Size as an over-the-shoulder carry
Flush back pocket for easy-to-access docs
Passthrough slips easily onto carry-on handle
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Grizzly Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather

Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief

 

Fits Apple's NEW MacBook Air and iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard


-168 in stock

The Hitch Crossbody Brief sports a new look–– the vertical briefcase. Streamlined design keeps the bag compact even when full. Compact Size for Apple's NEW MacBook Air and iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard and similarly-sized laptops. Full size for the 16-inch MacBook Pro

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


Material:

  • 1050 Denier Black ballistic or brown waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accent
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 14" Compact:
  • 10.375” (l) x 3.75" (w) x 13.25" (h); 1.5 lbs. (ballistic), 1.8 lbs. (canvas)
    26.35 (l) x 9.52 (w) x 33.65 (h) cm; 0.68 kg (ballistic), 0.82 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 8.4 Liters

  • 16" Large:
  • 11.75” (l) x 3.75” (w) x 15” (h); 1.8 lbs. (ballistic), 2.2 lbs (canvas)
    29.84 (l) x 9.52 (w) x 38.1 (h) cm; 0.82 kg (ballistic), 0.99 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 10.8 Liters

FEATURES

  • Vertical design distributes the weight.
  • Can be worn as a crossbody or vertical brief.
  • Comfortable double handles for using as a brief.
  • Two sizes to fit most laptops up to Apple's 16" MacBook.
  • WaterField's standard gold liner provides easy visibility.
  • Front pocket design keeps bulky items from bulging out.
  • Organizational pockets and key hook keep small items in place.
  • Two fully-padded compartments keep laptop and tablet protected.
  • Flush back pocket with passthrough for carry-on luggage handles.
  • Removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Strap is included for over-the-shoulder wear.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.
SHIPPING 
  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping.  Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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K
K.S.
What Distinguishes Waterfield is...

I love the Hitch. It carries my daily gear and looks good doing it. But the design of a bag is a personal choice and what works for me may or may not work for you. What really distinguishes Waterfield is the quality of materials and workmanship. It’s well above the alternatives I’ve tried. So if you examine the pictures and specifications carefully, and choose well from the catalog, you’re pretty certain to love your bag.

C
C.
Best little laptop bag EVER!

I am blown away by the thoughtful design and craftsmanship of this bag. I love the layout and the materials. It has just the right amount of pockets in all the right places. It holds my MacBook Air, my iPad Pro 11", my AirPods Max, a GoalZero PD100 battery and all of the necessary cables and other miscellaneous stuff to get me through the day. Once this bag came in, Gary somehow managed to suck another $600 out of me for more Waterfield stuff. I think I’m hooked, but don’t tell my wife.

P
P.L.
The best ever

This is the best laptop bag I've ever owned. It is superior to similar products by Nomadic, Tom Bihn, and Brightline Bags--all products that I absolutely love--so this is saying a LOT. It's beautifully made, comfortable, and keeps everything in its place.

S
S.L.
Beautiful, and perfectly sized

Bags designed to hold a laptop and a tablet tend to be gigantic. This one remains extremely well sized, yet comfortable protects my MacBook Air 13 and iPad Air, with just enough room for my usual assortment of cables and accessories. That’d be a 4 star review right there, with the extra star for the excellent padding. Sadly, that leaves me at 5, which is the highest review I can give, since ideally, I’d rate this even higher for the absolutely gorgeous materials. This is one of the nicest looking things in my house right now!

L
L.
Good price for a well made product

The construction and materials used in the bag are top notch. Minimalistic shoulder bag’s multi-compartment design also provides all the necessary space for your laptop, iPad and cables. Great commuter bag!

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MacSparky - December 7, 2020

“The Hitch Crossbody bag is the first vertical bag I’ve used in a long time, and I forgot how much I like them.”


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GeekDad Review: Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief

GeekDad - August 3, 2020

“What has been so impressive about this bag the sheer amount of stuff you can stuff into it.”


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Waterfield Designs' Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief review: Everyday carry for the necessities

iMore - July 10, 2020

“The Hitch Crossbody from Waterfield Designs is slim but will still hold all of your mobile essentials, and then some.”

4.5 stars out of 5


SIZE GUIDE

The Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief has two padded compartments for a laptop and tablet. The following devices can fit in these pockets: 

 

  1. The Compact Size built-in padded pockets can fit devices up to 13" x 8.4”, like: 
    • 13" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Air
    • 12.9” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 7 with Type Cover
    • Pixel Slate
  2. The Full Size built-in padded pockets can fit devices up to 14.25" x 10":
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
  3. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • 14” Lenovo thinkpad fits in Full Size (Sinan O., Virginia, USA)

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

Keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER AND WAXED CANVAS

 

If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief, Gary shows how you can maintain these materials so they’ll look great over time. We use full grain Roughman Leather for your bag which has oils that respond well to heat.

 

Although this video is for the AirPods Max Shield Case, the maintenance also applies to your bag. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
86%
(24)
14%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
K
K.S.
What Distinguishes Waterfield is...

I love the Hitch. It carries my daily gear and looks good doing it. But the design of a bag is a personal choice and what works for me may or may not work for you. What really distinguishes Waterfield is the quality of materials and workmanship. It’s well above the alternatives I’ve tried. So if you examine the pictures and specifications carefully, and choose well from the catalog, you’re pretty certain to love your bag.

C
C.
Best little laptop bag EVER!

I am blown away by the thoughtful design and craftsmanship of this bag. I love the layout and the materials. It has just the right amount of pockets in all the right places. It holds my MacBook Air, my iPad Pro 11", my AirPods Max, a GoalZero PD100 battery and all of the necessary cables and other miscellaneous stuff to get me through the day. Once this bag came in, Gary somehow managed to suck another $600 out of me for more Waterfield stuff. I think I’m hooked, but don’t tell my wife.

P
P.L.
The best ever

This is the best laptop bag I've ever owned. It is superior to similar products by Nomadic, Tom Bihn, and Brightline Bags--all products that I absolutely love--so this is saying a LOT. It's beautifully made, comfortable, and keeps everything in its place.

S
S.L.
Beautiful, and perfectly sized

Bags designed to hold a laptop and a tablet tend to be gigantic. This one remains extremely well sized, yet comfortable protects my MacBook Air 13 and iPad Air, with just enough room for my usual assortment of cables and accessories. That’d be a 4 star review right there, with the extra star for the excellent padding. Sadly, that leaves me at 5, which is the highest review I can give, since ideally, I’d rate this even higher for the absolutely gorgeous materials. This is one of the nicest looking things in my house right now!

L
L.
Good price for a well made product

The construction and materials used in the bag are top notch. Minimalistic shoulder bag’s multi-compartment design also provides all the necessary space for your laptop, iPad and cables. Great commuter bag!