Bolt Sling
Available in Compact (l) and Full (r) sizes
In Waxed Canvas and Ballistic Nylon with color accents
Compact size
Three separate compartments are easily accessible with double zipper pulls
Pleated front pockets minimize bulk
Substantial, full-grain leather bottom adds stability
Convenient, easy-access pockets
Main compartment has padded pocket for laptop or tablet
Wide opening for easy access to contents
Organizational pockets and attached key clip
Sweat-free mesh for the back
Newly-designed strap system optimizes comfort and convenience
Quick-release cam lock adjusts strap while wearing
Adjust strap for right or left carry.
Strap moves with your body while shoulder pad stays balanced.
Compact Size
Full Size (fits Apple's NEW 14-inch MacBook Pro)
Waxed Canvas
Black Ballistic Nylon
Ballistic Nylon w/ Forza Blue
Ballistic Nylon w/ Forza Green
Ballistic Nylon w/ Forza Red

Bolt Sling


Fits Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro

-6 in stock

The Bolt Sling's three compartments efficiently organize your tech gear, personal items, and electronics in separate pockets. Store items in their own spaces instead of all together in one pile. The newly-designed strap optimizes comfort and convenience and is adjustable to carry on your right or left shoulder. 


Full Size fits Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro


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


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


  • Compact:
  • 9.5” (l) x 4.5” (w) x 13” (h)
    24.13 (l) x 11.43 (w) x 33.02 (h) cm
    Volume: 9.1 Liters

  • Full:
  • 11.5” (l) x 4.5” (w) x 15” (h)
    29.21 (l) x 11.43 (w) x 38.1 (h) cm
    Volume: 12.7 Liters


    • Ballistic:
    • Compact: 1.44 lbs / 0.65 kg
      Full: 1.8 lbs / 0.81 kg

    • Waxed Canvas:
    • Compact: 1.68 lbs / 0.76 kg
      Full: 1.95 lbs / 0.88 kg


  • Padded strap that rests on your shoulder for comfort and flexibility.
  • Flexible strap options - strap attaches to D-ring on left or right side of wearing over either shoulder.
  • A quick-release cam buckle allows easy adjustments while bag rests on your body without moving it. 
  • Three easy-to-access pockets for organization and can be opened from right or left.
  • Front pockets are pleated to keep bulky items from bulging out.
  • Back pocket has a built-in padded compartment with additional pockets for gear and accessories.
  • Full-grain leather bottom panels add stability and keeps the bag upright.
  • Top grab handle can be used to carry or hang the Sling.
  • Gold interior lining in the front and back pockets for visibility.
  • Interior key fob hook - keeps keys quickly findable.
  • Breathable mesh back padding enhances airflow and cushioning.



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Dirk B. (Lower Saxony, Germany)
Another Waterfield bag, another great experience

First, I thought there was no more bag I needed - but then the Bolt Sling appeared. Usually, I order the „Canvas / Waxed Leather“ option, and I receive a different option of the Bolt Sling. I cross-checked, and it was my mistake, so I decided to keep it. Superior quality, and it fits all I need for a day, including MacBook Pro 14“. I really like it - it is not over-engineered but has all it requires for a day out of the home office. Would I say again, no more need for another bag? No, just being curious about what else will show up in the future!

Nate (Iowa, United States)
This bag is exactly what I need

I purchased the smaller version of the bag to use with my iPad Air and Magic Keyboard. So far, I’m very pleased.

The sleeve area fits like a glove and leaves a lot of extra room in the main compartment. I think I could fit a change of clothes in this compartment for an overnight stay.

I regularly carry my charging cables, a battery pack, glasses, snacks and an Xbox controller in the outer pockets. I have plenty of space left for any other miscellaneous items down the road.

In short, this bag is the perfect fit for my daily needs. I highly recommend it if you are an 11 inch iPad user.

Keston T. (Borough of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago)
Best Sling Bag I’ve ever had

I’ve always liked sling bags but none ever felt comfortable until the Bold Sling. The adjustable strap is awesome and easy to use. Built quality is outstanding. The compact version was a bit too small for my needs but the Full version is perfect. An easy recommendation.

Noel V.
Love it…..

Where have you been all my life…..easy, comfortable, light in weight, stylish….I mean come on!!!!!

Edward J. (Oregon, United States)
The coolest bags on this planet

My new Bolt Sling is perfect, if you want to stand out, and be different. Plenty of room in this bag, you see, I roll with a Surface Pro 8 and a MacBook Pro with all of the accessories. This is my third bag from Water Field and this Bolt Sling is FIRE!

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WaterField Bolt Sling review: The bag that will outlive your MacBook

iMore - January 31, 2022

“The WaterField Bolt Sling may very well be the last laptop bag you'll ever need to buy.”


The back compartment of the Bolt Sling has a padded pocket designed to protect laptops and tablets. The two sizes fit the following devices:


  1. Compact Size: built-in padded sleeve fits: 11" x 8"
    • 11” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro Go
    • Other similarly-sized devices
  2.  Full Size: built-in padded sleeve fits: 13.5" x 9.5"
    • 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 Pro X, Pro 8 with Type Cover
    • Surface Laptop 4 (13.5")
    • Other similarly-sized devices


We designed an entirely new strap system to make the Bolt Sling as comfortable and convenient as possible. We combined the comfort of a cushioned shoulder pad with an articulating strap so the pad rests comfortably on your shoulders as you move about. 


You can easily modify the length of the strap with the quick-release cam buckle, and adjust which shoulder to carry the Sling by simply attaching to the right or left side of the bag. 



Most slings with one main compartment will have contents eventually end up at the bottom of the bag. The Bolt Sling solves this by having three distinct, easy-to-access pockets that organize the contents so you can easily find what you're looking for. 


The two front pockets are pleated and are deep enough to hold bulky items like a headphone, bottle of water, or eyeglasses without showing any bulge. The vertical, slimmer back pocket lets you slip your laptop or tablet vertically into a padded compartment, with room for magazines and other documents.   


Together, the three pockets combine to create  a seamless, professional look for the Bolt Sling. 



Haul your entire Nintendo Switch set-up to LAN parties road trip using the multiple pockets of the Bolt Sling to store your Switch and accessories. Stash your dock, controller, cables, and other accessories in the front pockets and use the rear, vertical compartment for your console or laptop. 


With the professional look of the Bolt Sling, no one will guess what you actually have stored in there.



If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Bolt Sling, 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 sling.


Keep your waxed canvas Bolt Sling looking new by applying a bit of wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax for canvas will work, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 


The video shows the waxed canvas Vitesse Musette to illustrate how to apply the wax.  

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