The Essential Crossbody Pouch — your perfect minimalist carry
Multiple access points keep you well organized
In durable textiles, industry-grade components, waterproof zippers.
In four colorways
Compact and streamlined fit
Fits an iPad Mini (and similarly-sized devices)
Zipped front pocket for valuables
Easy-access deep front pocket
Well-constructed with side strap attachments
Mesh backing helps wick away sweat
Wear as a sling or crossbody
Glide the cam lock for adjustments
The Essential Crossbody Family: The 11-inch Crossbody, Crossbody Pouch, and iPhone Pouch
All-black Ballistic
Black Ballistic with Blue Forza
Black Ballistic with Green Forza
Black Ballistic with Red Forza

Essential Crossbody Pouch


NEW Tall Size for 14" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air, 12.9" iPad Pro

-143 in stock

The Essential Crossbody Pouch is the perfect size for carrying what your pockets cannot. Designed for quick accessibility, the crossbody has three areas to organize your essentials: a main compartment that fits an iPad Mini, a front zippered pocket, and an open front pocket to store frequently-accessed items. 


Part of the Essential Bags Collection, a new line of lightweight bags with features that focus on a bag's functional essence. See also Essential Crossbody for 11" iPad Pro,  Essential Duffel, Essential Backpack, and Essential Messenger.

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



  • 1680 Denier Black ballistic nylon and Forza nylon
  • More details here


Dimensions & Weight:

  • One Size:
  • 6.25” (l) x 2.5” (w) x 8.25” (h); 6.4 oz.
    15.87 (l) x 6.35 (w) x 20.95 (h) cm; 0.18 kg
    Volume: 2.1 liters


  • Made from abrasion and water-resistant durable ballistic nylon.
  • Three easy-access points: main compartment, front zippered pocket, front open pocket.
  • Interior pocket can fit iPad mini.
  • Front pocket includes key holder.
  • Gold liner illuminates the bag's interior.
  • Spacer mesh on the back for sweat-wicking.
  • Removable shoulder strap.
  • YKK waterproof zippers.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews

Perfect for what I want it to do. Very well made: zippers, material, colours, strap.

Georgijs R. (Riga, Latvia)
Essential Crossbody Pouch - Small Size

I've recently received this pouch and been using for EDC.
Pouch looks sleek and feels great. I really like the Forza material part in green color, nice contrast with the rest of the pouch.
Multiple reasons for 4 stars :
- I would like for the key tether to be located in the main compartment
- I would like for the mesh back panel to be replaced with the drop-pocket same as on the front. In my humble opinion, mesh panel on this pouch is not needed.
- After a week or so of use, mesh panel on my pouch started to get some spots with threads coming out. I've sent an email with pictures to [****], waiting for reply.
Overall, It is a nice pouch, thank you. :)

Walter K. (Texas, United States)
Essential Cross Body Pouch is a very practical cross body carrier

I have plenty of room to carry my sunglasses, wallet, a notepad and pen all in the open front section and the small zippered section. That leaves the entire large zipped section available for any incidentials that my day might require. The quality of materials and workmanship are of the highest quality. Waterfield products are unmatched. I still use a Waterfiield courier bag that is over 30 years old.

Giuseppe M. (Kentucky, United States)
Love my bag!

Nice design, utilitarian, with great size. Shipped quick, better than expected!

Marc Z. (Washington, United States)
The Perfect Size

Terrific combination of quality and functionality. The size is just right — not so big you overfill and have a heavy bag, but just big enough to be useful. Great for dog walking, short hikes, travel, and trips around town where you need a few gadgets with you. Love it!

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WaterField Essential Crossbody Pouch Review: A Stylish and Practical Everyday Carry Bag

GearDiary - September 19, 2022

“The WaterField Essential Crossbody Pouch has been great when I’ve been out riding one of my electric bicycles.”

GearDiary Overall Rating: 5/5

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WaterField Designs Essential Crossbody Pouch (Merch)

GBAtemp - September 13, 2022

“Delivering practicality with a minimal and stylish design, the Essential Crossbody Pouch from WaterField Designs is a handy expansion to your daily gear.”

Overall: 8.5 out of 10


The Essential Crossbody Pouch is ideal for a iPad Mini and for carrying essentials like phone, wallet, keys, and earbuds.



The Essential Crossbody Pouch is all about convenience in a small package. Multiple access points and organizational pockets help you find your gear quickly and easily. 


Keep your iPad Mini (or similarly-sized tech device) in a separate flush pocket within the main compartment. Access and organize  frequently-used items  in  two exterior pockets — a secure, zippered one, or in the open front pocket.


The three sizes of the Essential Crossbody Collection each fit a different device you carry with you. The Crossbody for 11-inch iPad Pro fits Apple's 11-inch iPad and similarly-sized tablets, the Crossbody Pouch fits an iPad Mini and similarly-sized devices, and the smallest of them all, the iPhone Pouch, fits the iPhone and other similarly-sized phones. 



The Essentials Collection is a line of lightweight bags with a streamlined design, smart detailing, and features that focus on each bag's functional essence. The minimalist design delivers high impact. 


For durability, we use our custom-made abrasion- and water-resistant ballistic nylon which stays looking new for many years. It withstands prolonged sun exposure so your bag will stay looking fresh and new. 


These multi-functional, everyday bags are available as a Duffel, Messenger Bag, Crossbody Pouch, and a Backpack.

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