The Essential Crossbody Pouch — your perfect minimalist carry
Multiple access points keep you well organized
In durable textiles, industry-grade components, waterproof zippers.
In four colorways
Compact and streamlined fit
Fits an iPad Mini (and similarly-sized devices)
Zipped front pocket for valuables
Easy-access deep front pocket
Well-constructed with side strap attachments
Mesh backing helps wick away sweat
Wear as a sling or crossbody
Glide the cam lock for adjustments
All-black Ballistic
Black Ballistic with Blue Forza
Black Ballistic with Green Forza
Black Ballistic with Red Forza

NEW! Essential Crossbody Pouch


Fits the iPad Mini with Smart Folio cover 

-83 in stock

The Essential Crossbody Pouch is the perfect size for carrying what your pockets cannot. Designed for quick accessibility, the crossbody has three areas to organize your essentials: a main compartment that fits an iPad Mini, a front zippered pocket, and an open front pocket to store frequently-accessed items. 


Part of the Essential Bags Collection, a new line of lightweight bags with features that focus on a bag's functional essence. See also the Essential Duffel and Essential Messenger.

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



  • 1680 Denier Black ballistic nylon and Forza nylon
  • More details here


Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size:
  • 8.25” (h) x 6.25” (l) x 2.5” (w); 6.4 oz.
    20.95 (h) x 6.35 (l) x 15.87 (w) cm; 0.18 kg
    Volume: 2.1 liters


  • Made from abrasion and water-resistant durable ballistic nylon.
  • Three easy-access points: main compartment, front zippered pocket, front open pocket.
  • Interior pocket can fit iPad mini and includes a key tether.
  • Gold liner illuminates the bag's interior.
  • Spacer mesh on the back for sweat-wicking.
  • Removable shoulder strap.
  • YKK waterproof zippers.


  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
darrinS (California, United States)
Wonderful Pouch

I love it. Looks great and is super functional. I'm really amazed at how much "essentials" I have in mine. And it also holds my iPad mini. With this new bag my everyday carry is all Waterfield. I use a Waterfield backpack, MacBook sleeve, Finn wallet and this pouch. Waterfield in my opinion is one of the best, if not the best, American company. Constantly coming up with fresh ideas, making the products here in San Francisco, doing their part to keep our economy going and people employed. I'm proud to use their bags and wallets.


Top quality, as always!

Earl P. (Tennessee, United States)
Great Travel Aid


Omer O. (New Jersey, United States)
Waterfield Review

I absolutely love everything about Waterfield. The products are top notch and the service has always been second to none. The only thing I can say is this company is dangerous on my wallet since I find myself looking at the catalog of bags all the time!

Larry K. (California, United States)
Great versatile bag!

I have used many Gary’s products for years. Quality and innovation in something so simple is key. They Crossbody Pouch is no different works as advertized the attention to detail such as being able to remove the strap is thoughtful. Keep up the great work.


The Essential Crossbody Pouch is ideal for a iPad Mini and for carrying essentials like phone, wallet, keys, and earbuds.



The Essential Crossbody Pouch is all about convenience in a small package. Multiple access points and organizational pockets help you find your gear quickly and easily. 


Keep your iPad Mini (or similarly-sized tech device) in a separate flush pocket within the main compartment. Access and organize  frequently-used items  in  two exterior pockets — a secure, zippered one, or in the open front pocket.


The Essentials Collection uses smart detailing, quality components, and rugged construction to achieve our “less is more” design philosophy. 


All Essential Bags are made from WaterField's custom ballistic nylon that's abrasion- and water-resistant. It withstands prolonged sun exposure so your bag will stay looking fresh and new, even years from now.  For a pop of color, we use our Forza textile which has a unique basketweave pattern. 


See the Essential Messenger Bag, Essential Backpack, and Essential Duffel.



The Essentials Collection is a line of lightweight bags with a streamlined design, smart detailing, and features that focus on each bag's functional essence. The minimalist design delivers high impact. 


For durability, we use our custom-made abrasion- and water-resistant ballistic nylon which stays looking new for many years. It withstands prolonged sun exposure so your bag will stay looking fresh and new. 


These multi-functional, everyday bags are available as a Duffel, Messenger Bag, Crossbody Pouch, and a Backpack.

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