Packable Tote Bag
Folds into its own pocket
Convenient and easy to put away

Packable Tote Bag

-6 in stock

Thoughtful details make this Packable Tote stand out. A beautiful liner adds protection and durability, and waterproof zippers keep small items dry. Sized for a bag of groceries or a change of clothes, the tote is a handy companion wherever you go.   


See the community design process from start to finish here

See the Packable Bags Collection here

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


  • Custom-made technical material with added structure, anti-wrinkle, and water-resistant properties
  • Ripstop nylon lining (400 x 300 denier)
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 14.5" (l) x 5.5" (w) x 14.5 (h); 12 oz
    36.83 (l) x 13.97 (w) x 36.83 (h) cm; 340 gm
    Volume: 19 Liters

  • Folded:
  • Tote folds into a 9.5x8.5 pocket


  • Made of technical material that has structure, doesn't wrinkle, and looks professional. 
  • Micro-porous breathable coating repels water.
  • Silver, diamond ripstop nylon lining adds tear strength and better visibility of contents.
  • Built-in collapsible pouch: Fold into its own pocket and zips up with its double-sided zipper.
  • Metal zipper pulls can be locked for extra security.
  • Secure splash-proof zippers keep gear dry.
  • Waterproof zippers and custom metal zipper pulls can be locked together.
  • Secure, zippered, front pocket provides easy access for essentials.
  • Two deep side pockets store water bottles or additional items.
  • A 13" handle drop to carry over your shoulder.


This product was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.



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

User Reviews & Stories

Based on 8 reviews
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Tina S. (Texas, United States)
Packable tote bag

The packable tote is excellent for traveling. I can to bring my stuff in the tote

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Packable Tote Bag
Deborah E. (New Jersey, United States)
Ready for the beach with this tote!

I LOVE this tote. Perfect size and lightweight. Will hold a book, towel, water bottle, sandals, and sunscreen. I've purchased many Waterfield products over the years -- I've yet to be disappointed.

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Christina H. (California, United States)
If you want quality look no further!

As a busy mom! I need quality and functionality and this packable tote can take you from the parks to the office! Perfect as a gift for any busy personal always on run! The handle and zippers are top line better than any other bag on the market!

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Benoit D. (Quebec, Canada)
Another great product from Waterfield

Once I’m very satisfied with my purchase. Amazing quality and craftsmanship, with a very thoughtful design. I’m using it almost everyday for grocery or picnicking at the parc. Love it.

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David A. (California, United States)
Beautiful tote bag

Olive Green. Really well made and elegant.

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Waterfield Designs Packable Tote Bag review – it will be your new best friend!

The Gadgeteer - September 1, 2021

“I was not a tote guy, but I am a changed man. Meet the Waterfield Designs Packable Tote Bag, my new best friend and travel buddy. It’s just so freaking useful.”


The Packable Tote is your perfect travel companion or EDC.


  1. One size:
    • Devices in a protective sleeve that can fit in the main compartment:
      • 16" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Pro
      • 12.9" iPad Pro, 11" iPad Pro, 10.9" iPad Air
      • Surface Book 3 (15" & 13.5")
      • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (15" & 13.5")
      • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
      • Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite

        NOTE: If using the Packable Tote to carry laptops or tablets, they should be protected in custom-fit sleeves and the Switch in Nintendo Switch cases.



With input from over 1000 customers, we set out to design a packable bag ideal for both travel and every day. 

To support multiple uses, we created a custom-made material that combines Taslan — a high-tech woven fabric that feels natural and substantial — with a layer of tricot mesh for structure and a water-resistant coating. 


This durable, lightweight textile still looks crisp and unwrinkled even after it has been stuffed or folded.


The Packable Tote squishes down quickly  and folds into its own pocket. Weighing less than a pound, it's designed for using in a pinch or for every day.  It has a nice, substantial, natural feel. 


It's strong enough to hold a variety of items, like groceries, sports gear, books, documents, souvenirs, and anything else that needs carrying.  


You'll like the extra details like a lined interior to withstand normal wear and tear, waterproof zippers on pockets, and two wide side pockets for water bottles. 



1. Lay the Packable Tote flat and take out the interior pocket. 

2. Fold into thirds toward the middle. 

3. Roll from the bottom toward the pocket.

4. Turn the pocket inside out and flip the roll into the pocket.

5. Zip it up and go.


We asked our community what their ideal packable bag would include. They told us they wanted the convenience of a packable bag with the functionality of a regular WaterField bag. 


Using the right textile was key, so we set about creating one that combined packability with style.


The community also had different ideas of the type of packable bag they wanted, so we created a collection — a Packable Backpack, Tote, Duffel and Sling. See the process from start to finish here