Cargo laptop bag
A new look for our classic Cargo Bag
Half moon pocket for one-hand access
iPhone pocket
External Dimensions
The same buckle used in paragliding harnesses
Slips onto wheelies
Padded laptop and tablet compartment
Cargo laptop bag
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Cargo Laptop Bag


Two padded pockets for laptop and tablet

-954 in stock

A San Francisco Original. The iconic Cargo Laptop Bag sports built-in padded laptop and tablet compartments, abundant organizational pockets, gorgeous full-grain leather, and our signature paragliding buckle. 


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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 body for durability
  • Full-grain, premium leather flap and handle covers
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 16” (l) x 4” (w) x 12” (h); 3.4 lbs.
    40.64 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 30.48 (h) cm; 1.54 kg
    Volume: 12.5 liters


  • Full-sized backside open pocket.
  • Double-sided full-grain leather flap.
  • Gold, water-resistant liner to light up interior.
  • Backside slot for putting over wheelie handles.
  • Two-inch comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Two, deep interior hand pockets & pen holder pockets.
  • Includes removable, non-slip bottomed, shoulder pad.
  • Front angled, moon-shaped pocket with interior phone pocket.
  • Padded, built-in laptop & tablet compartment protects your devices.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 189 reviews
Jordan B. (Maryland, United States)
Awesome bag

This bag is exactly what I needed. Functional. Beautiful craftsmanship. No details left behind. I will definitely be recommending WaterField!

Jim (California, United States)
fine gear, great people

Nicely designed and well made bags.
Quick responding support team - should you ever need them.

Andrew H. (Massachusetts, United States)
Nice bag

It’s a very nice bag. Love the sleeves for multiple devices. It’s a little larger than I need for 13” laptops. Top zipper gets a little hung up at start of closing (from fully open). Looks good. Might try to find a slightly smaller (width) bag to do the job.

Don K. (California, United States)
bought as a gift for my wife.

Too big, too heavy won't use it

Craig Z. (Pennsylvania, United States)
Cargo Laptop Bag

Really impressed with how it looks. Curious to see how it ages over time.

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Product Review: WaterField Designs Cargo Laptop Bag

Events for Gamers - October 30, 2017

"Have you ever wanted to feel like an undercover agent, maybe an adventurer, or a world traveler (maybe you already are one or more of these things)? As soon as you pick up and take a good look at the WaterField Cargo, you’ll immediately feel something akin to those sorts of roles when you hold the bag or sling it over your shoulder."

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Not Just Another Messenger Bag: The Cargo Review

HisPotion - September 24, 2016

"As someone on the go, I love the messenger bag. I use one every day. For the past several weeks, I’ve been sporting The Cargo by Waterfield and loved every moment."

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Big cargo bag makes light of your heavy load [Reviews]

Cult of Mac - May 20, 2016

"From now on, the Cargo Laptop Bag is my go-to when I’m looking at taking a few more things with me, especially when I need a carry-on or bike bag that looks as good on my back as it does near my feet while I work."

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Hands-on: New 2016 WaterField Designs Cargo bag improves upon a best-selling classic

ZDNet - May 11, 2016

"I picked up my first WaterField Designs Cargo bag 10 years ago. This new model offers improvements that make it a compelling choice for the commuter and business traveler."

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Review – WaterField Designs Cargo laptop bag

Windows Central - February 11, 2015

“In addition to durability and usefulness, WaterField Designs' Cargo laptop bag just plain looks great.”


The Cargo messenger has a built-in padded laptop pocket - and - a built-in padded tablet pocket: 


  1. Laptop pocket fits laptops up to 14.75" x 10":
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1
    • 16" MacBook Pro M1
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Air
    • Surface Book 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Dell XPS 15
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon
    • Dell XPS 13"
  2. Tablet pocket fits tablets up to 13" x 9":
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro 8, Pro X, Go with Type Cover
    • Pixel Slate
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)


Gary's first product combines the convenience of a messenger bag with the organization of a briefcase. 


"The design is genius and quality outstanding. It can be small when I need it to be and stuffed when I need it to be." - Hensley Michael B., Lexington, US.

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