Air Porter Carry-On Bag
Available in Ballistic Nylon (L) or Waxed Canvas (R)
The Air Caddy and Air Porter carry all your flight essentials

Air Porter Carry-On Bag


Optional Air Caddy holds iPad for in-flight entertainment

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Designed with input from customers who fly frequently, the feature-rich Air Porter carry-on stands upright under the seat so you can stretch your legs, and the Air Caddy fits in the seat-back pocket for easy in-flight access.


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" (l) x 4.5" (w) x 10.25” (h); 2.4 lbs.
    38.10 (l) x 11.43 (w) x 26.04 (h) cm; 1.08 kg
    Volume: 11.25 liters


  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Two N35 rare earth magnets


  • Dual main compartments separate tech and personal items.
  • The back has a passthrough slot for slipping over a suitcase handle.
  • Padded laptop sleeve has a corner cut-out to permit in-case charging.
  • Dual leather-covered handles facilitate a quick grab after TSA screening.
  • Interior key fob stores home keys for easy recovery after a long return flight.
  • Tech compartment has a padded laptop sleeve and pockets for accessories.
  • Waterproof exterior zippers and water-resistant lining help block the elements.
  • The two sides have pockets that snap open to to store water bottles or umbrella.
  • A full grain leather flap closes securely over the front pocket with magnetic clasps.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • The exterior front pocket has an additional secure, zippered pocket for storing sensitive items.
  • The other compartment is deeper with more organizational pockets for work documents and bulkier items.





This product was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.

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

User Reviews & Stories

Based on 233 reviews
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Subir L. (District of Columbia, United States)
True craftsmanship using high quality materials and design

I needed a bag that I could use to carry my computer and some documents on airplanes which I normally would just slip into my roller cabin bag. It was difficult to access my laptop and documents. In my search for a high quality bag for the laptop and documents I came across this and I think it’s a top of the line product. I have suitcases and backpacks from the well known luxury retailers in the US and Germany, but Waterfield designs easily stands up to those.
I am very please with this new bag. The quality, craftsmanship and design are first rate and it’s as was advertised.

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KEVIN H. Air Porter Carry-On Bag
KEVIN H. (British Columbia, Canada)
Fantastic piece of kit!!

I've spent most of my life both piloting aircraft or sitting as a passenger.
I've travelled all over this globe, and to the furthest remote locations as well as city centers. This bag works well for all of these locales!
I've tried so many different smaller bags to accompany my carry on roller, and this hands down, is the best yet! It's well thought out as far as ergonomics and useful space, is well manufactured with extreme care, and detail. Also, it looks cool AF! Let's face it, who likes a goofy looking bag right?

Waterfield absolutely nailed it with the Air Porter.

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Moussa A. (Quebec, Canada)

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Mathew V. (Virginia, United States)
Bueatifully designed bag

This is a really well designed bag for travel - how it will sit on the flight, but also the pockets, sleeves etc. It also seems really well made. I was hesitant about ordering the air caddy, but now feel it will help solve problems on the flight that I didnt know I had. Looking forward to trying it out on next week on a trip to Asia. However, the color on the canvas seems more khaki/dark green then the tan on the website. Fixing the website will avoid surprises. I would probably have still ordered the bag, but at this price there should be no surprises.

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Stephen W. (Connecticut, United States)
President, ROPA

Overall the build quality, style, and materials are all superb. I was surprised, however, that the bag does not open flat. The computer compartment does, because the zipper extends further around, but the larger compartment is sort of awkward to fill because it doesn't open flat in the same way. You obviously took great care in design, so I'm wondering why this is the case.

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Review: WaterField’s Air Porter laptop bag offers executive style and function

9to5Toys - December 12, 2017

“If you take lots of business trips and need a bag to match, this is the perfect choice for you.”

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WaterField Air Porter laptop bag review: A carry-on you’ll want to carry forever

Macworld - October 18, 2018

“Somehow WaterField manages to turn this bag into something that’s both incredibly portable yet capable of carrying fairly hefty loads, making it a perfect companion for both the streets and the skies.”

Macworld Editor's Choice - 4.5 out of 5


The Air Porter and matching Air Caddy work in tandem and can also be ordered separately. The following devices can fit into each: 

 1. Air Porter fits these devices:

  • 14" MacBook Pro M2
  • 16" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Google Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 9
  • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5")
  • Other similarly-sized laptops

2. Air Caddy (Optional) fits these tablets:

  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Surface Go
  • Other similarly-sized tablets

3. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:

  • Dell Precision 5540 (Corbin S., Windsor, US)


Designed to be a quick-access in-flight case with enough leg room, it incorporates many details requested by frequent flyers and customers.


"It's obvious that a lot of time and thought went into every aspect of every compartment; every space is efficient and purposeful." - Erin G., Tempe, US


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 Air Porter Carry-On Bag, 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.