Cargo laptop bag
A new look for our classic Cargo Bag
Half moon pocket for one-hand access
iPhone pocket
External Dimensions
The same buckle used in paragliding harnesses
Slips onto wheelies
Padded laptop and tablet compartment
Cargo laptop bag
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Cargo Laptop Bag


Two padded pockets for laptop and tablet

-816 in stock

A San Francisco Original. The iconic Cargo Laptop Bag sports built-in padded laptop and tablet compartments, abundant organizational pockets, gorgeous full-grain leather, and our signature paragliding buckle. 


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


  • 1050 Denier Ballistic nylon body for durability
  • Full-grain, premium leather flap and handle covers

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Cargo:
  • 16” (l) x 4” (w) x 12” (h); 3.4 lbs.
    40.64 (l) x 10.16 (w) x 30.48 (h) cm; 1.54 kg
    Volume: 12.5 liters


  • Double-sided full-grain leather flap.
  • Padded, built-in laptop & tablet compartment protects your devices.
  • Gold, water-resistant liner to light up interior.
  • Front angled, moon-shaped pocket with interior smartphone pocket. Fits up to iPhone XS Max.
  • Two-inch comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Includes removable, non-slip bottomed, shoulder pad.
  • Two, deep interior hand pockets & pen holder pockets.
  • Full-sized backside open pocket.
  • Backside slot for putting over wheelie handles.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 169 reviews
Bought a 16 Inch MacBook Pro - Needed A Premier Bag to Carry It

Admittedly, I have a bit of a bag fetish…. Briefcases, messenger bags, laptop bags, all of it…. This may be the best combination of style ruggedness, and functionality I have ever had in a bag… simply fabulous,

Cargo Bag for 2019 16" MacBook Pro

Purchased a Mambo Combo Bag and sleeve in 2006 and have used it daily since then (13 years) and it's still in great shape! Gifted it to one of my kids for their laptop and upgrading to the new Cargo bag with the built in sleeve! Received the new cargo bag last week and could not be happier. This bag will last many years and easily fits everything I carry daily.

2019 Cargo Bag

I was amazed at how quick the bag arrived after I ordered it! I ordered it on a Thursday and I got the following Monday. The bag is as nice looking as it was pictured on the SF Bags website. I’m very pleased with this bag so far. Very sturdy bag yet not to heavy. I use it to carry my 15” MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro. It works great for both.

2019 Cargo Bag

The Cargo Bag Is great! Thoughtfully designed and functional. The flap pocket is convenient for phones. The half-moon pocket under the front flap holds my small gear pouch and calendar. Well done! Customer service is responsive.

Still Haven't Received My Bag

I await the arrival of my bag which was shipped 7 days ago. I was notified it was scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday and was not. I was notified it was scheduled too be delivered the next day and was not. Apparently, SF's chosen shipper Fed Ex, views delivery as more of an option than a service. It is scheduled for a third day....we will see.

Disappointed so far.

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Product Review: WaterField Designs Cargo Laptop Bag

Events for Gamers - October 30, 2017

"Have you ever wanted to feel like an undercover agent, maybe an adventurer, or a world traveler (maybe you already are one or more of these things)? As soon as you pick up and take a good look at the WaterField Cargo, you’ll immediately feel something akin to those sorts of roles when you hold the bag or sling it over your shoulder."

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Not Just Another Messenger Bag: The Cargo Review

HisPotion - September 24, 2016

"As someone on the go, I love the messenger bag. I use one every day. For the past several weeks, I’ve been sporting The Cargo by Waterfield and loved every moment."

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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.”


The Cargo messenger has a built-in padded laptop pocket - and - a built-in padded tablet pocket:

  1. Laptop pocket fits laptops up to 14.75" x 10":
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    • 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 2
    • Dell XPS 15
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon
    • Dell XPS 13"

  2. Tablet pocket fits tablets up to 13" x 9":
    • iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio(11" & 12.9")
    • Pixel Slate
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Surface Pro 7, Pro X, Go with Type Cover


Gary's first product combines the convenience of a messenger bag with the organization of a briefcase. 


"The design is genius and quality outstanding. It can be small when I need it to be and stuffed when I need it to be." - Hensley Michael B., Lexington, US.

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