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- 1050 denier ballistic nylon or durable waxed canvas
- Premium full-grain leather accents
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Dimensions & Weight:
- 14.0” (l) x 7”(w) x 21.5” (h); 3.9 lbs. (ballistic), 4.6 lbs (canvas) 35.6 (l) x 17.78 (w) x 54.61 (h) cm; 1.76 kg (ballistic), 2.08 kg (canvas)
Volume: 35 Liters
- Padded, moisture-wicking, backpack straps can be tucked away.
- Two leather grab handles allow a horizontal or vertical carry.
- Backpack panel slides over a luggage handle for breezing through airports.
- Removable and height-adjustable, chest compression straps help distribute weight.
- Main compartment features ample space for travel gear and zippered mesh pockets for visibility.
- Compression straps and zippered mesh pockets keep gear in place and organized.
- Office compartment features padded laptop and tablet pockets and various organization pockets.
- Front full-length zippered pocket features one large and one small pocket with attached key leash.
- Discreet zippered pocket on top is easily accessible when bag stands upright.
- Expandable side pocket fits up to a 3.5-inch diameter bottle or umbrella.
- Smooth-gliding, lockable, waterproof zippers can hook to a side D-ring for added security.
- Gold, water-resistant liner lights up interior and wipes clean easily.
- Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and freshen the wax on your bag.
- Air Caddy fits into the padded compartment and transfers to an airline seat-back pocket.
- Travel Pouches can be used to store clothes and shoes.
- Travel Light Dopp Kit can hold small gear and toiletries.
The Air Travel Backpack is part of the Air Travel Collection of bags.
This is my second Waterfield bag. 2 years’ reckless use and my first bag is still in perfect shape. This backpack is now my go-to weekender and flying sidekick.
Right balance of dividers/organization without cutting usable space. Love the tough materials and subtle security features, without the style compromises of true security packs.
Travel has meant a wheelie suitcase and a laptop bag. My suitcase and I don’t get along, and I got tired of fighting with it. Enter the Air Travel Backpack. I was able to fit four days of clothes, toiletry kit, extra pair of shoes, snacks, MacBook Pro, cables and plugs for all my gear, and a Tech Pocket with my iPad mini, and while there wasn’t room for pretty much anything else after that, it was the perfect size for all of it. I particularly like the top pocket for quick-access stuff: Putting my iPhone and wallet in there while pushing the bag through the X-ray machine made my life so much easier than having to find a place or get a dog dish to hold those items. What really caught me by surprise, though, was how comfortable it was to wear. The straps are that good, and being able to tuck them away when I’m carrying it like a suitcase is a great feature. As an added bonus, the tablet sleeve is large enough to house my MacBook Pro 14, so if I ever need to take a larger work laptop with me as well, it won’t be a problem. I’m super impressed with this backpack!
Awesome bag. Fit my laptop, travel monitor, mouse, iPad and all the attachments. Has enough room for a weeks worth of clothes and extra stuff.
Great design and comfortable. Way to go Waterfield!
First of all, it is awesome.
I brought it to my Singapore trip, and it is very convenient and useful.
Also, someone asked me where I got it from.
Two thumbs up!
I've been really enjoying this bag for an all-in-one solution for carrying to work my office supplies (computer, mouse, keyboard, headset), my workout attire, my lunchbox, and pretty much everything else I need in a day at the office. It's probably the most comfortable backpack I've ever worn, so I know a lot of thought has gone into the design of the straps and back padding. Take note that it does have some volume of the pack higher than usual backpacks. I have been clotheslined by this bag a few times when I duck out of a vehicle or under a low garage door.
I wear it as a backpack when I carry something else in my hands or for the comfort, but I really like the side handle to carry it as a larger briefcase with the back straps held in place. Taking it off of my back on my left and grabbing the handle with my right hand while I get into my car to place it in my passenger seat has been really nice. You don't think about it until you have to do that every day. Holding it sideways has presented a problem with the design. There are some internal pockets in the portable office portion that aren't enclosed, so some more slippery object fall out when carrying it this way. It would be nice if this was thought of in the design.
One other note that I have, hence the title of this review, is that it needs to be broken in. This bag is made from amazing materials, so I know it's going to impress everyone, but those materials need some love before you're in and out easily. Currently, I still have to muscle some of the zippers open because the material is folded over them or the zippers are too close to other zippers and they snag on each other. I know it will get easier with time, but it's a small frustration today.
T3 - June 22, 2022
“Could you live out of the Air Travel Backpack for days on end? Sure. Could you walk off a plane straight into a business meeting with the Air Travel Backpack? Absolutely. It may have a big price tag but this beautifully made product should have just as big of an appeal.”
ZDNet - October 29, 2021
“There are a number of methods to carry your essentials for business travel, and after a couple of short business trips, I think WaterField's latest bag may be exactly what I've been looking for. It's perfect for short trips with no other bags or even longer trips where you check another piece of luggage.”
9.5/10 - Spectacular
iMore - August 25, 2021
“This classic and elegant carry-on bag can be used as a tech backpack or briefcase.”
The Air Travel Backpack is sized to meet the maximum allowable carry-on on most airlines. It has two main sections: a mobile office compartment for your tech gear and a spacious compartment for personal items. The mobile office compartment organizes gear in multiple pockets and two padded pockets protect two laptops, or a laptop and a tablet. These devices can fit in these padded pockets:
- Laptop pocket fits laptops up to 15" x 10":
- 16" MacBook Pro
- 14" MacBook Pro
- 13" MacBook Pro
- NEW 15" MacBook Air
- 13" MacBook Air
- Dell XPS 15
- Surface Laptop 5 (13.5" & 15")
- Lenovo X1 Carbon
- Tablet pocket fits tablets up to 13" x 9":
- 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
- Pixel Slate
- Surface Pro 9
NOTE: An optional Air Caddy can be stored in the padded compartment or airline seat-back pocket. It is custom-fitted for these tablets:
- 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- iPad Mini
- and other similarly-size tablets