Cargo Bag

  • Cargo Bag
  • Introducing the new look for the Cargo Bag
    Introducing the new look for the Cargo Bag
  • Half moon pocket for one-hand access
    Half moon pocket for one-hand access
  • Cargo Bag
  • The same buckle used in paragliding harnesses
    The same buckle used in paragliding harnesses
  • Cargo Bag
  • Cargo Bag
  • Cargo Bag
  • Grizzly Leather
    Grizzly Leather
  • Black Leather
    Black Leather
  • See more Reviews in "User Reviews" Tab
    See more Reviews in "User Reviews" Tab
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Still Looking Good. The bag that launched WaterField Designs gets an enhanced look for 2016! At 18 years old, our iconic briefcase/messenger Cargo bag takes on a more refined look with a new flap shape, waterproof zippers, and built-in padded compartments for protecting a MacBook, PC laptop, Surface Book, iPad Pro, Surface Pro and others (see "What Fits" tab). Plenty of organizational pockets, gold liner for visibility, a comfortable adjustable strap, and our signature paragliding buckle (yes, the same one used in paragliding harnesses).

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

- Ballistic nylon body for durability
- Full-grain, premium leather flap and handle covers

Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 4 inches

Weight: 3.4 lbs.

- Authentic paragliding buckle closure
- YKK waterproof zippers
- Camlock to adjust strap length

  • Double-sided full-grain leather flap
  • Padded, built-in laptop compartment
  • Padded, built-in tablet pocket
  • Gold, water-resistant liner to light up interior
  • Front angled, moon-shaped pocket with interior smartphone pocket. Fits up to iPhone 6s Plus
  • Two-inch comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap
  • Includes removable, non-slip bottomed, leather-topped shoulder pad
  • Two, deep interior hand pockets + pen holder pockets
  • Full-sized backside open pocket
  • Backside slot for putting over wheelie handles
The Cargo Laptop Bag is a briefcase / messenger bag that comes with a built-in padded laptop compartment and a padded tablet pocket. The following devices can fit:

  1. MacBook:
    • 15” MacBook Pro Retina (14.3 inches x 9.73 inches)
    • 13” MacBook Air
    • 13” MacBook Pro Retina
    • 12” MacBook
    • 11” MacBook Air
  2. Microsoft Surface:
    • Surface Book
    • Surface Pro 4
    • Surface Pro 3
  3. iPad:
    • iPad Pro 9.7" (with or without Keyboard Cover)
    • iPad Pro 12.9" (with or without Keyboard Cover)
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Mini 4
  4. Other Laptops and Tablets up to 14.3” x 9.73”:
    • Dell Latitude 12
    • Dell Latitude 13
    • Google Pixel C
    • HP Spectre X360
    • HP Spectre X361
    • HP Folio G1
    • Razer Blade Stealth
    • and others
All laptops sized up to 14.3"x 9.73" will comfortably fit in the laptop compartment, held secure by a small nylon flap. The tablet pocket can hold tablets ups to 13 inches.

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Big cargo bag makes light of your heavy load [Reviews]

Cult of Mac - May 20, 2016

"From now on, the Cargo Laptop Bag is my go-to when I’m looking at taking a few more things with me, especially when I need a carry-on or bike bag that looks as good on my back as it does near my feet while I work."

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Hands-on: New 2016 WaterField Designs Cargo bag improves upon a best-selling classic

ZDNet - May 11, 2016

"I picked up my first WaterField Designs Cargo bag 10 years ago. This new model offers improvements that make it a compelling choice for the commuter and business traveler."

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Review – WaterField Designs Cargo laptop bag

Windows Central - February 11, 2015

“In addition to durability and usefulness, WaterField Designs' Cargo laptop bag just plain looks great.”

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Review: WaterField Cargo Bag

JetPlane Journal

"The Waterfield Cargo looks like fairly typical messenger-style bag at first. ...But there are ton of nifty design touches that make the bag very practical in everyday use:

The top zip makes it easy to get stuff from the main compartment without lifting up the main flap. The interior fabric is a bright colour, that makes it easy to find things inside. The back pocket is great for your iPad or a folder with papers. Unlike other messenger bags that I've owned, that have all started to fall apart at the seams after a few months of owning them, this bag feels as though it will give me a good few years of use.

Highly Recommended"

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WaterField Designs Cargo Bag Review

Gadgetmac - August 21, 2011

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Review: The WaterField Cargo

Expedition Portal

"...bag with a seemingly magical ability to swallow up gear while simultaneously making it easier to load and unload."

"This is a bag that will easily last a lifetime—a good thing, as the Cargo has become my all-time favorite bag."

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Review: Hands On: WaterField Designs Cargo Bag

TechBurgh - January 2013

"The WaterField Designs Cargo Bag is a quality bag that is made in the United States...and will last you a long, long time."

Do I need to put my laptop in a sleeve when using the Cargo?

No. The new Cargo includes a full-padded laptop compartment that keeps up to a 15-inch MacBook safe and secure. A small nylon flap keeps your laptop in place.

What is a paragliding buckle?

A very cool piece of hardware. An anodized aluminum buckle used in paragliding harnesses. It makes for easy, quick access and secures shut with a satisfying click.

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.

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