Meet the Mezzo Laptop Backpack
The Mezzo: your mid-size professional everyday backpack
Full grain leather accents, comfortable handle, deep side pockets
Available in ballistic nylon and waxed canvas
Easy-access front pocket secured with flap
Two padded compartments for laptop and tablet
Zippered, secure pocket
Bright lining adds visibility
Clean profile, even when full
Mesh back helps wick away sweat
Convenient slot for travelers
Comfortable full-grain leather handle
Chocolate Leather Flap w/ fidlock buckle
Chocolate Leather Flap w/ fidlock buckle
Black Leather Flap w/ fidlock buckle

Mezzo Laptop Backpack

-332 in stock

This sophisticated, mid-sized backpack carries a laptop, tablet, tech gear, and other daily necessities in comfort and style. Enjoy easy-access pockets and a durable leather bottom. 


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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 accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 11.25” (l) x 6”-1.5" (w) tapers at top x 15.5” (h); 2.4 lbs. (ballistic), 2.9 lbs. (canvas)
    28.57 (l) x 15.24-3.81 (w) tapers at top x 39.37 (h) cm; 1.1 kg (ballistic), 1.3 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 14.5 Liters


  • Comfortable, ergonomic shoulder straps.
  • Full-grain leather bottom for extra durability.
  • Two padded laptop and tablet compartments.
  • Comfortable leather handles for easy grab-and-go.
  • Two deep side pockets for water bottle or umbrella.
  • 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.
  • Contains light foam padding to prevent sagging and keeps the backpack upright.
  • An everyday backpack with clean lines, water-proof zipper, and full grain leather accents.
  • Spacious main compartment has a gold, water-resistant liner for better visibility of contents.
  • Expandable front saddle pocket is secured with a front full grain leather flap. The pocket includes a key clip and organizational pockets.



  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.
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Official Review: Waterfield Mezzo Laptop Backpack (Hardware)

GBAtemp - Mar 30, 2021

“I never expected to have such fanatical feelings towards backpacks, but the Waterfield Mezzo is such a nice, well-made thing, with so much utility without going overboard, that I just love it.”

9.4 out of 10

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The Mezzo Laptop Backpack is all I need to take my 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad, accessories on the road

Apple World Today - January 27, 2020

“The WaterField backpack isn’t inexpensive. But you’ll be hard pressed to find one that’s more rugged, easier to use, and which is as handsome.”

5/5 Stars


The mid-sized Mezzo Laptop Backpack carries a laptop and tablet, plus daily essentials. The expandable front saddle pocket holds easy-to-access items and is secured with a flap. Two deep side pockets for water bottles and umbrellas. 


  1. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.25” x 10", including:
    • 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")
  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
  3. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • Dell XPS 15 fits in Laptop Padded Sleeve
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon fits in Laptop Padded Sleeve
    • Pixel Slate fits in Tablet Padded Sleeve
    • Lenovo Thinkpad 14" fits in Laptop Padded Sleeve (Gary R., Omaha, US) 

The front pocket stores accessories like a power supply, cords, and other small items.


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 Mezzo 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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