Tuck Laptop Backpack
In black ballistic nylon + full-grain leather, all-waxed canvas
Flexible capacity
Full-grain leather front panel and flap
Twin magnetic fidlock closures
Straps adjust to accommodate load
Padded laptop and tablet compartments
Roomy interior lined in gold for visibility
Magnetic buckle easily slides open
Convenient magnetic buckle
Easy-access front pocket for frequently-accessed items
Water-resistant zipper
Full-grain leather handle for all-day comfort
Sweat-wicking back mesh
Slips onto carry-ons
Magnetic side pockets stretch to accommodate water bottles
Mesh side pockets secure with magnetic closures
Example: light carry load
Example: Medium carry load
Example: Heavy carry load
Streamlined, professional look
Flexible side panel creases or expands to maintain slim look
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket ($49 sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket for storing small electronics (sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket in Canvas or Ballistic Nylon (carabiner included)

Tuck Backpack

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

-45 in stock

A modern, updated version of a European military rucksack, the Tuck Backpack carries a little or a lot and still looks relatively compact. Contents stay tucked in under the full-grain leather flap — whether the pack is fully extended or not. Self-finding magnetic buckles keep contents secure.  

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



  • 1050 Denier black ballistic nylon or durable waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size: 
    12.5" (l) x 6" (w) x 15" (h); 2.4 lbs
    31.75 (l) x 15.2 (w) x 38 (h) cm; 1.08 kg
    Volume: 18.4 liters



  • Comfortable, ergonomic shoulder straps.
  • Full-grain leather flap and front panel for extra durability.
  • Two padded laptop and tablet compartments.
  • Comfortable handles for easy grab-and-go.
  • Two deep side pockets with magnetic closure for water bottle or umbrella.
  • Single-direction magnetic clasps keep securely closed and attract for effortless fastening.
  • Interior zippered pocket for securing small valuables.
  • Breathable mesh back padding for wicking away sweat.
  • Back pass-through slot for inserting into carry-on handles.
  • Firm foam inserts reinforce the front, back, and bottom panels to help stand upright.
  • An everyday backpack with clean lines, water-proof zipper, and compact profile.
  • Spacious main compartment has a gold, water-resistant liner for better visibility of contents.
  • When not full, the backpack’s textile sides crease and then synch under its leather flap, keeping it compact.



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Nico M. (Land Berlin, Germany)
Beautiful bag with one major flaw

This bag really screams quality: all materials are well designed and feel good to the touch. The leather smells like real quality leather and the shoulder straps are soft. Also, I like that the bag stands up on its own.

However, I have one major problem with this bag: when I put in my 16” M1 Max MacBook Pro with the Waterfield Neo Sleeve, the MacBook is protruding quite a bit out of its compartment. This wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for the leather flap. When I slide my finger under the flap from the side I can feel the aluminum from the MacBook - and when there’s room for my finger, there’s definitely a chance of rain entering the backpack and ruining your 4000$ purchase.

All in all, I really like the look but I’m worried going into the winter season here in Germany, where it can rain heavily. The bag is just too expensive for only being a “summer backpack” in my opinion. Cannot recommend.

Yuval M. (Northern District, Israel)
Very pleased with my Tuck Backpack

The Tuck Backpack is an excellent bag and especially good when traveling to conferences. Highly recommend.

Jeff B. (California, United States)
What a bag!

Just got my Tuck backpack. It's truly excellent quality. Thanks Gary!

A.N. (Sarawak, Malaysia)
Amazing Backpack

This backpack is seriously the best I've ever owned; it fits so much and yet feels so compact. It comfortably fits my 14' HP Spectre, iPad Mini, Switch, a change of clothes, a pair of shoes, and honestly looks like it could fit more. I always loved bags that have the big flap on top but was always put off by the fiddly buckles/flimsy magnets, but the Fidlock buckles are a godsend. Thank you for such an amazing product!

Ahmed A. (Al Asimah, Kuwait)
Great bag for casual business - black color

I was happy with pro executive and wanted another functional good looking, elegant backpack and this one fulfill the criteria.. it looks good, stands on it its own (very important to me) light and functional .. highly recommended

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Tuck Backpack by Waterfield Designs Review Wax Canvas Flap Rucksack

(GadgetExplained) - February 22, 2022

“The new Tuck Backpack by WaterField Designs is a highly practical flap backpack with an attractive utilitarian design that makes you look good on every occasion!”

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WaterField Designs Tuck Backpack review: Compact, expandable storage for your gear

iMore - February 14, 2022

“Bottom line: The Tuck is slim but incredibly spacious. In fact, it can adapt to your needs, and it will last a lifetime.”

4.5 / 5

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Tested: Waterfield Tuck Backpack for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and plenty more

9to5Mac - February 8, 2022

“It’s a compact bag when you’re just using it to carry your Apple devices and one or two other items, but is surprisingly spacious when you need to carry more.”


The Tuck Backpack carries a laptop and tablet, plus daily essentials. The full-grain leather flap holds quick-to-access items and is secured with self-finding magnetic buckles. Two deep side pockets for water bottles and umbrellas. 


  1. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.5” x 11.5", including:
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1
    • 16" MacBook Pro M1
    • 13" MacBook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Air M2
    • Surface Book 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5" & 15")
  2. The built-in Tablet Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.75", including:
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover


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 Tuck Backpack, 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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