Agile Brief
Full grain leather flap, twin magnetic buckles
Fits your daily work gear
Two padded compartments hold two devices
Organizational pockets
Front pocket fits documents and important paperwork
Front flap pocket stores frequently-accessed items
Top pocket flap adjusts to hold extra gear (shown: jacket)
Magnetic buckles make it easy to close
Includes 1.5-inch Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap ($49 value)
Full grain leather-wrapped handles
Durable and long-lasting hardware
Nicely proportioned size
Back slot for slipping onto carry-on handles
Available in 3 distinctive colorways
Black Ballistic Nylon w/ Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic Nylon w/ Black Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather

NEW! Agile Brief

Designed to fit laptop + tablet

-129 in stock

The Agile Brief adds a fresh, contemporary look to the classic briefcase. This lightweight, compact brief lets you move with ease on your daily commute. Fits a laptop and tablet, along with other work gear. The Supreme Suspension Strap helps lighten your load.  

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


  • 1050 Denier Black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas base
  • Naturally-tanned full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size:
  • 15.5” (l) x 4” (w) x 11.5” (h); 2.25 lbs.
    39.37 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 29.21 (h) cm; 1.02 kg
    Volume: 11.7 liters


  • Zipper flap pocket with a wide opening keeps items near the top of the bag and easy to access.
  • Key tether and open pocket inside flap pocket keeps keys and other items easy to locate.
  • Full length open pocket under the flap secures with self-finding magnetic buckles.
  • Magnetic buckles adjust so items like a jacket or yoga mat can be securely stowed.
  • Slips over rolling suitcase handle to breeze through airports.
  • The handle is wrapped in premium leather for a more comfortable grip.
  • Built-in padded laptop and tablet pocket to make sure your devices are organized and protected.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Matthew A. (Louisiana, United States)
My new favorite EDC and Travel brief!

With a recent increase in traveling, I was looking to make my travel setup to work more for me and my needs. Looking to minimize the amount I bring with me I started looking at briefcases, and having previously used Waterfield products I was excited to see that they had recently dropped a new briefcase, the Agile Brief.

It has helped me be more purposeful with the gear that I travel with, yet surprisingly, I can nearly fit everything that the backpack I replaced with it could.

The design team at Waterfield puts a lot of thought and effort into how people use their bags on a daily basis. The flap pocket is a game changer for those items you need quick access to.

As far as looks go, I love the ballistic with Chocolate leather combo. It fits both casual and professional environments perfectly. Excited to see how it looks over time!

Torsten O. (Bavaria, Germany)
Best of the world brief case for MacBooks

I was so convinced about the last SFbag for my Apple AirMax headphones so great and professional created and crafted. now with the second product of SFbags for my MacBook this is so gorgeous and awesome, again so much features and with the click of the out pocket of magnetic and the colour internally which is crafted so professional again. Any Euro/Dollar is best invested for the next couple of years with such low weight brief item which show you as a innovative character.

ajay v. (Maharashtra, India)
Angile brief

I have not used it but I am fan of waterFeild and been using this product for long time and I am Indian

AJ B. (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Agile Briefcase

Hey guys, package just arrived. LOVE IT! The new briefcase (Agile Brief) is spectacular…. Holds everything my old City Slicker did plus loads of space for more stuff… but still feels relatively slim. The other smaller items are fab too (cable ties and AirTag holder).

Once again, superb quality… can’t wait for the grizzled leather to acquire the patina of my old briefcase which over the years felt more like an extension of my left shoulder than something to hold my laptop.

Keep up the great work… take care, and thanks once again.

Happy customer = me!

Anthony D. (Virginia, United States)
Agile Brief Review

The Agile Brief is probably my favorite Waterfield product to date and I've been a customer of theirs for 5+ years. I liked is so much after a few days of use I purchased a second one as a gift for a friend. The magnetic buckles rock!

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WaterField's Bolt Briefcase can fill a variety of needs

AppleWorld.Today - January 15, 2018

"WaterField Designs' Bolt Briefcase is designed to meet the evolving needs of tech professionals and business travelers."

Apple World Today Rating (Out of Five Stars):

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Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is a stylish bag to carry your Surface Pro (or any other laptop)

On MSFT - July, 2017

"With the Bolt Briefcase, WaterField Designs impresses again – in form as well as function – with excellent craftsmanship and style quotient."

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Waterfield Bolt: A great everyday briefcase

Baker on Tech - November 1, 2015

"After using the Bolt for a few months, it remains my briefcase of choice. It’s the best looking, most durable and small enough to carry everywhere I go."

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Review: WaterField's Bolt Briefcase carries your MacBook and iPad in style

AppAdvice - April 23, 2015

"WaterField Designs always produces stunning products, and the Bolt is no exception. There are few briefcases that look as good and have as much functionality as this one."

The Bolt’s Overall Scores:

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Small States Review: Bolt Briefcase from WaterField Designs is an ideal work and travel companion - February 28, 2015

"The Bolt Briefcase has a clearly intentional design with both businessmen and travelers in mind, it is pretty easy to imagine this bag walking into a meeting in Silicon Valley. I’d highly recommend the Bolt if you are looking for a backpack or leather bag alternative that is well-designed and has a great story behind it."

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WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase hands-on: High quality functional design for the business traveler

ZDnet - February 4, 2015

“WaterField Designs continues to offer well-designed bags for the professional. The soft Bolt Briefcase looks great at meetings, conferences, and in the airport.”

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WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase Review - February 15, 2015

“It’s easily the best briefcase-style bag I’ve used. It includes plenty of storage space, looks great in all of its designs and will last.”


The Agile Commuter Briefcase comes in one size with a built-in padded compartment for laptops and tablets. The following devices can fit in these sizes: 

One Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.15" x 10"

  • 16" MacBook Pro M1
  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 13” MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5")

One Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 8.5" 

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover



The compact Agile Commuter Briefcase is designed with today's new work routine in mind. Whether going to the office or working remotely, you'll appreciate the small details that make your commute more comfortable and convenient. 


The Supreme Suspension Strap helps lighten your load, and has a special grippy material on the shoulder pad so it doesn't slip off or wrinkle your shirt. Prefer to hold your brief by hand? The handles are wrapped in full-grain leather so they'll get softer over time and won't dig into your fingers. 


The zipped flap pocket holds frequently accessed items like keys, employee badge, phone, earbuds, wallet, etc. for quick retrieval. The short flap is secured with a double, magnetic fidlock buckle so important documents stay secure. 



The Agile Commuter Briefcase is surrounded with a light foam shell that adds structure and functions as an extra protective layer. This comes in handy when you have to set your bag down at your feet. 



You won't realize how life-changing this can be until you experience it first-hand — buckles that seem to magically connect to each other. Now you can secure your bag without having to struggle with the buckles. 




If you have the waxed canvas version of the Agile Brief, you can 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 Agile Commuter Briefcase, 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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