Meet the NEW! 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 ($29 sold separately).
OPTIONAL: Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap ($39 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

-47 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).


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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 16 reviews
Edward P. (Manitoba, Canada)
Quality and Versatility in One

For being able to hold a 16” laptop this is a compact bag, yet versatile enough to hold a good amount of accessories at the same time. It can be used to store your laptop, protected while not in use, and is also a convenient and practical carry bag for when you need to travel with it. Protects and holds more than a sleeve; less bulky than a brief. The best of both worlds. The quality hardware, precise stitching, and attention to detail mean that this folio will maintain its performance for years to come.

James W. (Missouri, United States)
Perfect for My Needs

I have tried an inordinate amount of tech bags. And ultimately, my problem was the bulk. When I saw this, I thought my problem might be solved. I could fit everything in a portable pouch that lays flat instead of forming a huge bulge in my bag. And it has the bonus of allowing for a laptop or tablet, if necessary. I have not been disappointed. I have all of my gear in one place, and I can carry it by itself or slot it into my messenger bag. A well made and perfect solution.

MB (Illinois, United States)
Protecting my investment

I was looking for a folio to hold all the items for my MacBook Pro 16” and purchased the Tech Folio. Very well made, offers good protection and holds everything I need it to. As usual with Waterfield Designs, the quality is top notch and is very organized. Saving up for the Executive pro backpack next.


Tech Folio 16-inch

Goran M. (New South Wales, Australia)
Solid products! Zero Regrets!

After looking for a decent bag for my MBP, and a case for my Airpods Max headset, and seeing the “mediocre” quality on Amazon, I decided to take a serious look at what SFBags/Waterfield Design had to offer. They came up on a search for “Airpods Max Case”. I saw the case for the Airpods, but then saw they had a range of bags and sleeves. Then I came across the Tech Folio bag, and I instantly fell in love. I’m very much a “modern accessories” type of person, but the waxed canvas and chocolate leather oozed character and I couldn’t say no. Added the Airpods case and the tech folio bag, with the mousepad and strap to my newly created account, and let them sit there for a few days, pondering if I should buy them. I finally caved after a couple of days, and they arrived within a WEEK to Australia! I certainly didn’t expect them to arrive so soon. Opened up the packaging, and it’s easily up there with the best money I ever spent. Solid quality. Nothing cheap about the materials used. Feels great over the shoulder. My only regret is I didn’t buy them sooner. Very solid investment for my “Home Office”. After the items arrived, I received an email from Gary (I’m assuming hte owner of Waterfield Designs/SFBags) asking if I was satisfied with the quality. It’s the personal interaction that puts the icing on the cake when I buy something. So, props to the staff on that one. Looking to buy a backpack, and likely a card wallet in the very near future.

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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:

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3
  • Surface Laptop Studio

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

  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • iPad Mini 5 with Smart Cover
  • Surface Go with Type Cover
  • Other similarly-sized devices

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

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 13" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 8 w/ Type Cover
  • Surface Book 3 (13.5) (snug fit)
  • 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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