Bolt Cross Body
- Product Info
- What Fits
WaterField’s Bolt Crossbody vertical laptop messenger keeps gear safe and quickly accessible in a stylish, comfortable bag for the modern traveler. For sharp-dressing the Surface Pro 6, Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, and other new laptop or tablet users, the practical Bolt Crossbody includes a padded compartment to keep devices secure while on the go. Part of the Bolt Collection.
All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- 1050 Denier Black ballistic or brown waxed canvas
- Full-grain leather accent
Dimensions & Weight:
- Small: 11" x 9.25" x 2.25"; 1.35 lbs. Volume: 3.5 Liters
- Medium: 12.5" x 9.5" x 2.25"; 1.65 lbs. Volume: 5.5 Liters
- Large: 14.25" x 12" x 2.25"; 1.85 lbs. Volume: 6.25 Liters
- Front pocket with magnet closure
- YKK zipper
- Fully-padded compartment for protecting laptop or tablet
- Secure splash-proof zippered main compartment
- Locking YKK zippered rear pocket
- Ultrasuede phone pocket under front pocket fits up to iPhone XS Max
- Invisible magnet secures front pocket
- Rear leather grab handle
- Small: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 10” x 7.5”
- iPad Pro 11"
- reMarkable (paper tablet)
- Surface Go with Type Cover
- Medium: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.4”
- 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
- 12" MacBook
- iPad Pro 12.9” with Smart Keyboard Folio
- Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover
- Pixel Slate
- Large: built-in padded sleeve fits devices up to 14" x 10”
- 15" MacBook Touch Bar
- 13" MacBook Pro Retina, Air Retina
- Surface Book 2 (13.5")
- Surface Laptop 2
AppAdvice - November 29, 2017
"Overall, I’m in love with the Bolt Crossbody laptop bag."
DroidHorizon - November 7, 2017
"The time and money spent in making this bag means that it will probably outlive me and is made to last. The design is timeless and won’t ever look out of place."
Best Leather - July 19, 2017
"The Bolt Crossbody Laptop Bag is my favorite though. It is built with the same quality I’ve come to expect from Waterfield, and it also matches the utility I’m looking for—without any excess."
MyMac - June 15, 2017
"The new Bolt Crossbody bags from WaterField Designs offer some features that add a welcome layer of convenience to your day-to-day life."
MyMac Reviews rating is 8 out of 10.
Its just amazingg!! I can’t wait till the next edition of this bag
So I gave this a few weeks before reviewing to put the bag through it's paces.
First, functionality. This is a perfect bag for a quick lunch or some other on-the-town affair where you need just the essentials. For me, that's a Surface Go, Noise canceling Headphones, a pen, checkbook, and phone. I can get most my mobile work done these days with that alone, so not having to carry a brief and take up an additional seat is great, plus being able to grab and go if I have to run.
Second, these things are built like tanks. More so it's design is a bit like an Army Satchel with Space Suit lining. I got the waxed canvas and it is simply a beautiful piece. Everything is top notch quality, from the material to the stitching. I'm out in the Midwest and the weather hasn't put so much as a scratch on it. Very impressive. Note that it -does- take a little while to wear in the bag. It is very stiff to start, which is a good sign of high quality material, but it wears in quick enough.
I was surprised to note that it did note come with a shoulder pad. This makes sense when the designed carry is taken into account. I needed it for my build however and the one I ordered fit perfectly.
I am very pleased with my purchase, and look forward to picking up a few more items in the future. Thanks Gary!
This bag is a great fit and just the right overall size. The only thing I'd like to see on the bag is a padded strap
Well made, attractive, good colorization...
It should have a better way to grab it from the top( better handle grips)... I use it as a vertical laptop bag within another roller bag. Also the shoulder strap should be removable... ( after you install the top grips I suggested...)... Overall I like it !
A half inch taller and the Bolt Cross Body (medium) would have received 5 stars. As it is my MacAir 13" only fits after squeezing the zipper over the edges...
What type of leather do you use?
We use naturally-tanned, lightly treated leather. Each piece is one of a kind and displays the natural texture of the hide. Over time the leather should show character like a good leather bomber jacket.
What is the advantage of a vertical bag?
The vertical positioning of the Bolt Crossbody bag helps to make your load feel lighter and less cumbersome, making your tablet more comfortable to carry.
What are splash proof zippers?
Both black ballistic and waxed canvas hold up well in rainy conditions. YKK's water repellent zipper enhances water resistance further protecting your gadgets in the main compartment.
Why is the bag lined gold?
The gold liner allows you to see the contents of your bag more easily and locate items more quickly. (With black or patterned liners, contents tend to blend in an be difficult to identify.)
How do you suggest I clean the ballistic nylon?
The ballistic nylon is *very* durable and will take scrubbing with a stiff brush and mild soap. Blot with towels/rags and let the case dry out. This should have the case looking good as new.
How do you suggest I clean the waxed canvas?
Waxed Canvas isn’t the easiest item on the planet to clean - part of the character-building process with Waxed Canvas is how it ages with scuffs, dirt, stains and all. Still, there are things you can do. This article gives you a good idea of how to clean and re-wax if and when you are ready. They suggest using dish soap and soft brush to clean, then drip dry, then take a hot hairdryer to heat up the wax and redistribute it. This will soften any blemishes and help with the dirt. The lines and crinkles on the waxed canvas are actually normal, and happens in shipping sometimes. All you have to do is use a hair dryer and you can flatten out the wax with your hand.
How do you suggest I clean the leather?
Actually, we suggest not doing anything. Part of the beauty of highly distressed leather develops as it gets used over time— with rain or getting bumped around. Leather conditioners will darken and alter the leather, maybe not something you desire. If at some point you want to condition the leather - we suggesting using Mink Oil. This will darken a bit at first - but will keep the leather very nice. You can also spread the oils around and smooth them out a bit with a hair dryer and your hand. Any leather discoloration or marks are straight from the actual hide itself; it's part of the character of the leather. That’s how you know it’s the real thing. Each hide has it own look; it's unique just like you. With naturally tanned leather, there's always going to be a bit of character on it that's hard to control. It's one of the reasons we like it so much, you'll always be getting a one-of-a-kind bag.
Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.
"Just what the doctor ordered...light, accessible, capacious, stylish."
"Great functionality— stylish without being pretentious."
"The leather is thick, stitching is sturdy, and despite its slim size, I can carry everything I need comfortably."
"I'm amazed at the small profile even when fully loaded with all my gear!"
"Thoughtfully-designed for tablets and related gear."
"The design is very good and it's not too heavy. Best bag I've owned so far."