Meet the Tech Folio 16-inch
Clear your workspace quickly without making a mess
For organizing tech gear and 16-inch laptops
Holds everything for a mobile office in a compact case
Available in Waxed Canvas and Ballistic Nylon
Features full grain leather panel, light webbed handle, two YKK waterproof zippers
Front flap stores easy-access items
Opens flat for easy packing. Zipped mesh pockets for visibiity and security.
Back pocket for documents. Strap for holding or slipping onto carry-on handles.
Hand carry or use OPTIONAL Suspension Shoulder Strap
Comfortable handle carry
OPTIONAL: Leather Mouse Pad
OPTIONAL: Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap (sold separately)
The Tech Folio Collection: Tech Folio 16-inch, Tech Folio Plus, Tech Folio
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather

Tech Folio 16-inch


Fits Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro

-75 in stock

Keep your mobile office organized and easily accessible in the Tech Folio 16-inch. This high-capacity gear case doubles as a compact brief for the MacBook Pro 16-inch. Quickly set up and tear down your temporary workspace.

See the smaller capacity Tech Folio (fits 11-inch tablets) and Tech Folio Plus  (fits 13-inch laptops).


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


  • 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon or Waxed Canvas
  • Full grain leather accent
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Tech Folio 16-inch:
  • 15” (l) x 2” (w) x 11.25” (h); 1.4 lbs. (ballistic), 1.8 lbs. (canvas)
    38.1 (l) x 5.08 (w) x 28.57 (h) cm; 0.63 kg (ballistic), 0.81 kg (canvas)

The Tech Folio 16-inch is part of the Tech Folio Collection. There are three sizes based on capacity and laptop size requirements. The measurements for the smaller capacity sizes are:

  • Tech Folio:
  • 8” (l) x 2” (w) x 10.5” (h); 0.95 lb.
    20.32 (l) x 5.08 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.43 kg

  • Tech Folio Plus:
  • 10.25” (l) x 2” (w) x 13.5” (h); 1.3 lb.
    26.03 (l) x 5.08 (w) x 34.29 (h) cm; 0.59 kg


  • Full grain leather accent develops a beautiful patina.
  • A back pocket can store a mousepad or documents.
  • A grab handle doubles as a wheeled suitcase passthrough.
  • A padded laptop compartment protects up to 16-inch laptops.
  • Smooth-gliding, water-resistant YKK zippers keeps contents safe.
  • Stores everything you need for a mobile office in a compact case.
  • Interior is lined with water-resistant, gold liner for increased visibility.
  • Double zippers in the main compartment and front flap enable in-case charging.
  • Main compartment opens flat so you can quickly scan the contents to see what you need.
  • Pocket-storage system has multi-sized, zipped mesh pockets to secure small items and cables.
  • Two soft, open pockets store bulky items, like an ergonomic mouse, hard drive, or battery pack.
  • Front pocket zips open for quick-access items like phone, pen, Apple Pencil, Surface Pen, earbuds, etc.



The Tech Folio Collection was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.

  • 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
Olam N. (California, United States)
Perfect for field engineers

Clean, classy, clever. This techfolio is the ideal bag for those who want light weight, style, and pockets for your gadgets. Perfectly paired with executive backpack when you request it with chocolate leather.

JW (Florida, United States)
Better than expected so far

I’m very happy so far with how I can fit accessories along with my MacBook and still keep it slim.

David P. (North Carolina, United States)
Excellent product

I can now carry not only my MacBook but also two external drives and cables and a Wacom tablet

William B. (Kentucky, United States)
Tech Folio Review

I have already received compliments on the bag after only a week. It looks amazing, fits everything perfectly, and I feel that all the equipment is safe inside.

This is not my first purchase and will not be my last.

David B. (Vermont, United States)
Initial thoughts and experience

My initial experience with my Tech Folio 16 bag has been wonderful. First, the customer service was excellent receiving my bag far earlier than expected. The bag itself is fantastic, with a place for everything. My first trip with it is upcoming in the next few days so more to come I’m sure.

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Waterfield Designs Tech Folio 16-inch review: Pockets, pockets everywhere

iMore RecommendediMore - September 7, 2020

“If you have the 16-inch MacBook Pro, or just want a combination of roomy case and bag for all of your mobile office tech, then the Tech Folio 16-inch is a great option to consider.”

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Waterfield Tech Folio Plus Review: A Well-Organized Techgear Case

iGeeksBlog - August 30, 2020

“WaterField has designed a tech folio that has clever storage for almost any tech product or accessory you will wish to carry.”

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Waterfield Designs Tech Folio Plus review: A Surface Pro pack rat's perfect bag

Windows Central RecommendedWindows Central - November 22, 2019

“The Waterfield Designs Tech Folio Plus is a long-lasting, pack-it-all-in bag ideal for those techies who travel with a lot of smaller items, cables, and knickknacks for their Surface PC or Ultrabook.”

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WaterField Tech Folio Plus Review: Leave no accessory behind!

iMore RecommendediMore - January 25, 2019

"The Tech Folio Plus has a ton of pockets of various sizes to carry all the dongles, adapters, headphones, battery packs, and other accessories you might need. Plus, it's absolutely gorgeous and made from quality materials."

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Tech Folio Plus can be crammed full of tech gadgets — and look good while protecting ‘em

Apple World Today - September 27, 2018

“I use the Tech Folio Plus as an accessory to my laptop case. However, if you use an iPad Pro in lieu of a Mac laptop, the WaterField Design case may be the only one you need for your tech equipment.”


The Tech Folio Collection is designed specifically for those who take their gear and electronics with them everywhere they go. The pocket-storage system keeps everything organized, quickly accessible, and flexible and holds slim and bulky devices. Available in three sizes, the Tech Folio 16-inch has the largest capacity and fits laptops up to 16 inches. 

Examples of items that can fit into the Tech Folio’s pocket-storage system: 

  • Cables, cords and adapters
  • Power bricks
  • Mouse
  • External hard drive
  • Extra battery packs
  • Phone
  • Earbuds

The padded laptop compartment in the Tech Folio 16-inch can fit laptops and tablets up to 16 inches, including:

  • 16" MacBook Pro M2
  • 14" MacBook Pro M2
  • Surface Laptop 5 
  • Surface Laptop Studio

The padded compartment in the smaller capacity Tech Folio can fit 11-inch tablets, including:

  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • iPad Mini 6 with Smart Cover
  • Other similarly-sized devices

The padded compartment in the mid-sized Tech Folio Plus can fit devices up to 13 inches, including:

  • 14" MacBook Pro M2 (snug fit)
  • 13" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • Surface Pro 9 w/ Type Cover
  • Google Pixelbook
  • Google Pixel Slate

The Tech Folio Collection was developed as a Next Generation Gear Case community design project.



These compact folios are designed for organizing tech accessories so you'll have easy access to your gear whenever you need it. Save time and reduce stress by having the right adapter, cable, or SD card readily available at critical moments. This Collection is a result of the Next Generation Gear Case community design project. 


Choose from three sizes based your capacity and laptop size requirements. The smaller Tech Folio is ideal for those who carry numerous gadgets and an 11-inch tablet.  The middle-sized Tech Folio Plus is for IT consultants or home experts who rely on easy access to the right tools to fix a variety of issues. The Plus can fit laptops up to 13 inches. The larger capacity Tech Folio 16-inch holds ample gear and fits laptops up to 16 inches. These folios also serves as a minimalist laptop or tablet bags.


 Everything you need to create a comfortable, temporary office space can be stored in the compact Tech Folio 16-inch, even a Leather Mouse Pad (sold separately).

"My mouse moves with less resistance across the high-quality leather." - Lorenzo, CA



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. 



If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Tech Folio 16-inch, 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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