NEW Size - Fits 14" MBP, 13" MBA, 12.9" iPad Pro
Three Sizes: Tall, Medium, Compact fits various devices
Medium Size - fits 11" iPad Pro
Compact Size - fits iPad Mini
New Tall Size: Fits MacBook Pro / MacBook Air + Accessories
Efficient, compact organization
External organizational pockets
Compact Size: Fits iPad Mini + accessories
Medium Size: Fits iPad Pro + accessories
Smooth, waterproof zipper
Sweat-wicking back mesh liner for comfort
Convenient grab handle
Includes removable cam lock strap
Cam lock lets you adjust while on body
Tall Size - fits 14" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air, 12.9" iPad Pro
Available in five colors
Titanium Forza
Blue Forza
Green Forza
Red Forza
Black Ballistic Nylon

Essential Crossbody


New Tall Size fits Apple's 14" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air, 12.9" iPad Pro

-4 in stock

The Essential Crossbody has a new Tall Size to fit Apple's 14" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air, and 12.9" iPad Pro.  Designed for quick access, the crossbody has a padded pocket for laptops and tablets, a front zippered pocket for securing your wallet and keys, and an open front pocket for frequently-accessed items. 

Part of the Essential Bags Collection, a new line of lightweight bags with features that focus on a bag's functional essence. 

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



  • 1680 Denier Black ballistic nylon and Forza nylon
  • More details here


Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact Size: 6.25'' (l) x 2.5'' (w) x 8.25'' (h) . 6.4 oz.
  • Medium Size (shown): 8.5'' (l) x 2.5'' (w) x 11'' (h). 12.4 oz.
  • Tall Size: 10.5'' (l) x 2.5'' (w) x 13'' (h) . 1.2 lbs.


  • Made from abrasion and water-resistant durable ballistic nylon and high-performance Forza textile. 
  • Three easy-access points: main compartment, front zippered pocket, front open pocket.
  • Available in three sizes: Compact, Medium, Tall
  • Separate interior pocket fits MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iPad (and similarly-sized devices)
  • Gold liner illuminates the bag's interior.
  • Two external pockets for easy access: a zippered pocket for securing valuables and an open pocket for frequently-accessed items.
  • Spacer mesh on the back for sweat-wicking.
  • Removable cam shoulder strap can be adjusted while wearing the bag.
  • YKK waterproof zippers.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Richard (.B. (Massachusetts, United States)
Essential Crossbody Tall A Winner

Got this for my wife who had been “borrowing" my 10 year old sling WaterField mail pouch for years to carry documents and records to meetings. The new Crossbody is the perfect solution—just the right size to carry a few docs, an iPad/laptop, and a few accessories efficiently. And it looks sharp!

Bruce W. (Georgia, United States)
Essential Crossbody Review

It is a great product without equal. In my past bag purchases from WaterField Designs, I always recommended additional small sewn in pockets. Past bags had a pocket for the cell phone but most of the other smalls items got thrown into the bottom of the bags.
Pockets for business cards, cables, mouse, chargers, AirPods etc were usually missing but space was available for additional pockets in these bags.
This new bag does improve on the pocket count available and I thank you for that.
I do see the possibly for two more pockets below the pockets in the main compartment (below the pen inserts).
But to finish, this is a great companion to my MacBook Pro 14.
Thank you.

PETROS M. (Attica, Greece)
Need extra zip

The bag is very good and the quality is excellent, except it's behind part. If you put an extra pocket with zip it would be much better. The way it is now it gothers dust. Congratulations for the excellent quality

George R. (Texas, United States)
Just What I Wanted!

This bag holds everything I need. I carry my 11” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard attached, a separate clear back case for using the iPad with the Pencil, Magic Mouse, hand scanner, Air Pods, charger with cable, iPhone, wallet, and keys. I can just grab the bag and go, confident that I have it all with me. Thanks! I love it!

Michael R. (Florida, United States)

Bought the smaller version first, reviewed it here and gave mixed comments, mostly on size. This larger one addresses many of these issues but still could be better. The key holder is still in an awkward spot altho the addition of some pockets in the smaller zip section is a plus. The lined pocket in the main compartment is good but a tight fit if you have on an ipad cover/keyboard. There is also now a rear grab handle which helps. I’m still not a big fan of the mesh backing. Doesn’t really make it more comfortable and tends to attract link, pet hair etc. good concept but adds little. I still think a deeper open pocket on the rear would have been better. I have been using the bag and overall I like it.


The Essential Crossbody is available in three sizes to fit Apple's MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard, and iPad Mini, and similarly sized devices. Extra pockets carry accessories and other essentials like phone, wallet, keys, and earbuds.

  • Tall Size 
    - Fits 14" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air, 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard + accessories
    - Fits similarly-sized laptops and tablets
  • Medium Size
    - Fits 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard + accessories
    - Fits similarly-sized devices
  • Compact Size
    - Fits iPad Mini + accessories
    - Fits similarly-sized devices



The Essential Crossbody is all about convenience in a small package. Multiple access points and organizational pockets help you find your gear quickly and easily. 


Keep your laptop or tablet in a separate flush pocket within the main compartment. Access and organize frequently-used items  in  two exterior pockets — a secure, zippered one, or in the open front pocket.


The three sizes of the Essential Crossbody Collection each fit a different device you carry with you. However, if you're not carrying around a laptop or tablet, choose the size that best fits your need and stature. 

The small scale of the Compact Size is just right for daily use — at home or on trips.  It's extremely lightweight and keeps your hands free for other activities. 


The Medium Size highlights the convenience of the organizational pockets — no need to open the bag to access your wallet, keys, and other frequently-accessed items. These are kept in the external pockets for easy and quick retrieval. 


And, an even smaller Crossbody, the iPhone Pouch, fits the iPhone and other similarly-sized phones. 



The Essentials Collection is a line of lightweight bags with a streamlined design, smart detailing, and features that focus on each bag's functional essence. The minimalist design delivers high impact. 


For durability, we use our custom-made abrasion- and water-resistant ballistic nylon which stays looking new for many years. It withstands prolonged sun exposure so your bag will stay looking fresh and new. 


These multi-functional, everyday bags are available as a Duffel, Messenger Bag, Backpack and Crossbody bags.

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