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The Bolt Laptop Briefcase
The Bolt Laptop Briefcase
Includes matching removable shoulder strap
Includes matching removable shoulder strap
Bolt Briefcase laptop compartment
Bolt Briefcase laptop compartment
Bolt Briefcase Large
Bolt Briefcase Large
Bolt Briefcase Small
Bolt Briefcase Small
All Bolts come with additional Padded Tablet Sleeve
All Bolts come with additional Padded Tablet Sleeve
Slips onto wheelies
Slips onto wheelies
Matching straps and leather shoulder pads
Matching straps and leather shoulder pads
Small Specs
Small Specs
Small Silhouette
Small Silhouette
Medium Specs
Medium Specs
Medium Silhouette
Medium Silhouette
Large Specs
Large Specs
Large Silhouette
Large Silhouette
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Black Leather on Black Ballistic
Black Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas

Bolt Briefcase

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Built to Bolt. The streamlined Bolt Briefcase augments your productive lifestyle. As a carry-on for business travelers and a carry-all for commuters, the Bolt organizes and protects your gear with thoughtfully-placed pockets, waterproof zippers and a back side that conveniently slips over rolling suitcase handles. A padded laptop compartment keeps your thousands of digital docs safe and ready. Toss on the removable shoulder strap to dash through airports or grab the leather-lined handles and stride into the conference room with authority. Part of the Bolt Collection.

 

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


Material:

  • 1050 Denier Black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas base
  • Naturally-tanned leather accents
  • Splash-proof zipper

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Small: 14.5 x 10.5 x 4 inches; 1.95 lbs.
  • Volume: 10 liters
  • Medium: 15.5 x 11.0 x 4 inches; 2.5 lbs.
  • Volume: 11 liters
  • Large: 17 x 11.5 x 5 inches; 2.95 lbs.
  • Volume: 16 liters

Hardware:

  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Hidden magnetic closure

Features:
  • Slip over rolling suitcase handle
  • Includes removable shoulder strap
  • Invisible magnets secure front pockets
  • Built-in padded laptop and tablet pocket
  • Key tether

The Bolt Briefcase comes in Small, Medium, and Large with a built-in padded compartment for laptops and tablets. The following devices can fit in these sizes:

Small - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 10"
  • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina
  • 12” MacBook
  • 12.9” iPad Pro (yup, it fits in the laptop compartment)
  • Dell XPS 13
  • HP Spectre X360
  • Lenovo Yoga 720
  • Surface Laptop 2
Small - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (10.5" & 12.9")
  • Pixel Slate
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Surface Pro 6, Go
Medium - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 10"
  • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, MacBook Pro Retina, MacBook
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
  • Acer Swift 3 (14")
Medium - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (10.5" & 12.9")
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 6, Go
Large - Laptop Compartment
  • Fits device up to 16" x 10"
Large - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (10.5" & 12.9")
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro 6, Go

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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

9to5Toys.com - 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

Notebooks.com - 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.”

Customer Reviews

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T.W.
The perfect brief case

Love my Bolt Briefcase. There is a place for everything I need. Looks great and its backed by extremely responsive customer support. Highly recommend the products and the company.

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W.L.
Brilliance made perfect

I’ll give it you straight. BUY THE BOLT BRIEFCASE. End of story. I live a ridiculously hectic lifestyle from the office, to project worksites, to the gym and travel interstate ever 3 – 4 weeks so I need a bag that just works, and does it flawlessly. I carry lots of work & play gear and I want to make sure all my stuff is protected, secure, all in one organised and efficient package so I can grab whatever I need and look good doing it. Nothing annoys me more than trying to find my wallet, phone, keys and hectically fumbling through my bag like a idiot. But let me tell you the Bolt Briefcase works like a symphony in sweet harmony. How’s that possible? Let’s start with that amazing thick, wide, super grippy rubberised shoulder strap that really does distribute the weight across my body. I flick open the super strong and satisfying to flip magnet flap and my pull out my phone/wallet in a snap. Then every time I pull open the main compartment zips I feel like I’m accessing a piece of Navy Seals military grade piece of equipment. It screams quality and power. The Ballistic Nylon material could stand a nuclear blast will look badass doing it. The laptop and tablet padded internal area is rock solid – by that I mean, stiff, superb quality padded foam that will actually protect my laptop. Not the cheap floppy neoprene stuff every other bags use. The entire bag stands up by itself, even when the bag is unevenly weighted with just my laptop in it because the material and construction is and engineering marvel - solid and durable - it always holds its shape. I got the LARGE version and was afraid it’ll look too big for business meetings but nope, it looks so good I got the whole boardroom asking where to buy one from. So what does it hold? I fit my 15 inch Dell XPS 15, plus my Dell XPS 13 in the tablet pocket, Full size mouse, Bose QC35 II, Nintendo Switch, 2 battery banks, Portable Wifi, two laptop chargers, a SF Bags Airporter Caddy, with cables and tech, a dairy, keys, wa...

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T.
Love it

Love my new bolt briefcase. Was considering getting the filson briefcase but I’m happy I went with the bolt. It looks casual or professional depending on the clothes you wear. It feels huge when you open it but small when it’s zipped shut. It will also last forever if I can keep it away from my dog! Thanks Waterfield.

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S.S.
Looking forward to the years to come with the BOLT!

If only the title is not enough, I can go on and on. What robbed that one star was an overwhelming odor that keeps coming out from the bag, and I'm still waiting for it to stop.

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A.M.
You Can Feel The Quality

I have been so impressed with the design and quality of my Bolt Briefcase. Just by grasping the handle and throwing the strap over your shoulder, you can tell the materials and construction are made to last. The amount, and placement, of all the storage pockets are perfect, and all my daily items have a perfect place. Extremely impressed!

What are splash-proof zippers?

Ballistic nylon and waxed canvas hold up well in rainy conditions. Splash proof zippers add additional water resistant protection for your gadgets.

Should I go with Ballistic Nylon or Waxed Canvas Bolt?

Both are extremely durable materials. Ballistic nylon is a bit more formal and will keep the same appearance years down the line. Waxed canvas takes on character with time, a "around the world" look. You can't go wrong with either option.

Why use full grain leather?

Full-grain leather has a super tight grain so it resists moisture very well, and it's strong and durable. We believe in making products of the highest quality—we never skimp on materials. Full-grain leather is ideal for handles; your fingers will feel the difference. Of course, leather lines the bottom to help the Bolt Briefcase withstand various surfaces. The leather also develops a beautiful patina so it will add to the Bolt's character over time.

Why use a gold liner?

First, the liner adds a bit of protection for the different items you carry inside. Second, we chose gold because this lighter, brighter color makes it easier to quickly see the contents inside your pouch.

What size Bolt should I get?

Consult our "What Fits" tab to make sure your laptop will fit comfortably with the size you select. Typically we suggest going with the smallest size bag for your needs. For additional sizing questions, email HeyGary@SFbags.com.

Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.

  • Practically perfect, in absolutely every way.
    - Amy S., California
  • The bag heated up my marriage.
    - Jeff H., Texas
  • Bolt canvas gorgeous awesome retro looking
    - Kai C., England
  • The Bolt is another WaterField hit!
    - Michael C., New Jersey