Outback Duo Laptop Brief
The slim Outback Duo Laptop Brief holds two devices
Available in three color combinations
Two Sizes: Compact & Full for 13" & 16" laptops
Padded compartment protects laptop and tablet.
Zipper stops just at the right spot for in-case charging
Organizational pockets maximize space efficiently
Thin 2-inch profile. Front pocket keeps the bulk in.
Conveniently slides onto carry-on handles
Compact Size for 13" devices (Full Size for 16")
Includes Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap
Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap ($49 value)
Gary (6'0' tall) is carrying a Full size
Carry over the shoulder or use the leather-wrapped handles
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather

Outback Duo Laptop Brief

Fits the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch with M2 chip

-219 in stock

Slim profile. The Outback Duo lets you carry two devices + accessories in a slim, lightweight case. Carry it comfortably over the shoulder with the Supreme Suspension Strap, or grab the leather-wrapped handles for a nice, soft feel. 

If carrying one laptop, see the Outback Solo for MacBook/iPad or Surface

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


  • Black ballistic nylon with black or chocolate full-grain leather
  • Waxed canvas with chocolate full-grain leather
  • High-grade, shock absorbent neoprene interior
  • Premium, full-grain leather flap
  • All-metal hardware
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact:
  • 14.5" (l) x 2" (w) x 9.75" (h); 1.5 lbs (ballistic), 1.8 lbs (canvas)
    36.83 (l) x 5.08 (w) x 24.76 (h) cm; 0.68 kg (ballistic), 0.82 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 4.6 liters

  • Full:

  • 16" (l) x 2" (w) x 10.5" (h) 1.8 lbs (ballistic), 2 lbs (canvas)
    40.64 (l) x 5.08 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.82 kg (canvas), 0.91 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 5.5 liters


  • Slim, compact, and lightweight.
  • Designed to carry two laptops or laptop + tablet.
  • Rear includes a passthrough slot to slip onto carry-on handles.
  • Dual-layer leather flap keeps items in the front pocket protected.
  • Front pocket is pleated to keep bulky accessories from bulging out.
  • Interior gold, water-resistant liner makes it easy to see what's inside.
  • Clever laptop compartment cut-outs allow for in-case laptop charging.
  • Flap is secured shut with a strong, self-finding magnet for easy closure.
  • Padded laptop compartments are lined with plush, no-scratch fabric for protection.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • Two size options to protect dual laptops up to 13" MacBook Pro or up to 16" MacBook Pro.
  • Three carry options: comfortable leather-lined handles, a detachable suspension shoulder strap, and a wheeled suitcase passthrough.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Tim G. (Colorado, United States)
Getting better

I hope the side pouch stretches a bit. I think the magnetic latch should be adjustable depending on how much stuff goes in. It's hard to close.

Sean R. (California, United States)
Best laptop carrier products I’ve ever come across

I always spend time researching the best options for items I purchase, and my decisions always come down to best in quality and best in design. When I found Waterfield, and the laptop carrier products they make, it was immediate to me that my search was over. I purchased the Outback Duo Laptop Brief based on style/design and quality/craftsmanship. Price was not a factor in my decision, as I am used to higher pricing with quality/well designed items. When my carrier arrived, the feel of the leather and canvas bag, the look of the bag, even down to the zipper and handle, the functionality and layout of organization - it was all much more impressive in person than how it appeared online. I receive compliments on it every time a colleague or client sees it. I recommend Waterfield to anyone looking for best in class products, especially when design and quality are important in your decision.

Sean Roy
Averta Insurance Solutions Inc.

TMartin (Florida, United States)
Not So Minimal Carry

I own the bolt briefcase in both canvas and nylon. Yes overkill but the canvas was a bit heavy and I missed the return window. But I liked, so hence why I bought the nylon. Which is pretty much a great bag. Now to the my current purchase of Duo Laptop Brief. This one I purchased to use during business travel since I will only be carrying the essentials. All I can say is WOW. This truly is the perfect bag. It really carries minimally but it has great capacity. Brilliant work on the front gusseted pocket which allows for the essentials without compromising the inner part of the bag. Inside there’s plenty of room for a laptop and a tablet with room to spare. Kudos to whomever designed this bag. Had I purchased this bag first, I probably would not have purchased the Bolt Briefcase. But I honestly am glad I have both. The canvas will got to some lucky buyer on Poshmark as soon as I list it. If you’re on the fence and just need to daily carry the essentials, this bag will work very well for you. Don’t hesitate. Just buy it.

Ankit P. (Arizona, United States)

Nice handles, nice look

Joel D. (California, United States)
Love the Bag

This had got to be one of the slimmest dual-laptop bags I've ever had. Not only does it looks great, it also fits 2 15.6" Dell laptops with no problems. Although all the accessories now have to live in the front flap, it surprisingly took up less space than I imagined it would. It doesn't overly bulge out either. Additionally, the shoulder strap distributes the weight nicely and doesn't slip around. Top notch.

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The Digital Trekker - October 6, 2020

“I am finding it difficult to find anything negative about this bag.”


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WaterField's Outback Duo

MacDirectory - August 2020

“Out of the confusion from Cupertino comes satisfaction from San Francisco as WaterField revealed its incredible cool Outback Duos attachés for 13, 15, and 16-inch laptops, assured to be compatible with any OS and portable device Apple will send our way for years to come.”

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Tested: Waterfield Outback Duo, a stylish way to carry both MacBook and iPad

9to5Mac - July 21, 2020

“But this is otherwise the perfect accompaniment to a carry-on roller bag when traveling, keeping your MacBook and iPad easily on hand, while also serving well as a standalone hand or shoulder bag for everyday use.”


The Outback Duo comes in two sizes, each with two padded laptop compartments. Below are the devices that fit in these compartments. 


  • Full Size - Both padded laptop compartments fit devices up to 15" x 10"
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1
    • 16" MacBook Pro M1
    • Surface Studio Laptop
    • Surface Laptop 4 (15")
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover
  • Compact Size - Both padded laptop compartments fits devices up to 13" x 9"
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1
    • 13" MacBook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Air M2
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Laptop 4 (13.5")
    • Surface Pro 8, Go with Type Cover
  • Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • reMarkable (paper tablet) fits in Compact Size
    • Pixel Slate fits in Compact Size
    • Dell XPS 15 9570 (15.6” ultrabook) fits in Full Size (Robert N., Sunnyvale, US) 


As its name implies, the Outback Duo is specifically designed to carry two devices. The Duo remains ultra lightweight and compact even when full. The main compartment makes efficient use of space, the pleated front pocket expands and contracts to minimize bulge, and the Supreme Suspension Strap makes for a light, comfortable carry. 



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 Outback Duo, 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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