Tech Folio Brief
For professionals who carry a lot of gear
Functional briefcase + super-sized Tech Folio
In waxed canvas or ballistic nylon
Two sizes: Compact (fits 14-inch laptops) and Full (fits 16-inch laptops)
A deep briefcase section organizes office gear
Stands upright with foam base
Built-in padded pockets protect two devices
Water-resistant double zippers open halfway for a wide opening
Gold liner lightens up the interior
Keychain hook for attaching AirTag or keys
Full-grain leather front panel
Front magnetic pocket secures frequently-used items
Tech folio compartment zips open flat
Secure and transparent zipped mesh pockets
Example: All Apple tech gear
Example: Nintendo Switch accessories
Includes matching Suspension Shoulder Strap for crossbody carry
Attach shoulder strap via side D-rings
Carry via comfortable leather-topped handles
Slip through rollerboard handle
OPTIONAL: Set of four Cord Clips in full-grain leather (sold separately)
OPTIONAL: Cord Clips (set of four in one color)
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather
Tech Folio Brief

Tech Folio Brief

Fits Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro


-46 in stock
The Tech Folio Brief is the go-to bag for professionals who need all their gear when working remotely or in the field. It's two-bags-in-one — one fully functional briefcase and a super-sized tech folio to hold assorted tech gadgets.

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


 

Material:

  • 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon or durable Waxed Canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact Size:
    14" (l) x 6.5" (w) x 10.5" (h); 2.2 lbs.
    35.56 (l) x 16.51 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.9 kg
    Volume: 15.65 liters
     
  • Full Size:
    15.75" (l) x 6.5" (w) x 11.5" (h); 2.4 lbs.
    40 (l) x 16.51 (w) x 29.21 (h) cm; 1.8 kg
    Volume: 19.29 liters

The Tech Folio Brief is part of the Tech Folio Collection, designed to carry tech and office gear in one professional-looking bag. 

FEATURES

  • Pocket-storage system has multi-sized, zipped mesh pockets to secure small items and cables.
  • Tech Folio compartment opens flat so you can quickly access and organize tech gear.
  • Two soft, open pockets store bulky items, like an ergonomic mouse, hard drive, or battery pack.
  • Two padded compartments that hold a 14" M1 MacBook Pro or 16" M1 MacBook Pro and a tablet.
  • A large flat base and closed-cell foam on all sides help the bag stand upright and protect contents.
  • Gold, water-resistant lining lights up the interior for increased visibility.
  • Full-grain leather panel, with a built-in pocket and a magnetic closure for quick-access items.
  • Smooth-gliding, YKK, water-resistant zippers open from either side with custom, metal zipper pulls.
  • The back has a passthrough slot for slipping over a suitcase handle.
  • The handle is wrapped in premium leather for a more comfortable grip.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.

 

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

Customer Reviews

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Scott H. (Wellington, New Zealand)
Fantastic Briefcase for daily use and Travel

I own several Waterfield Designs items even though it’s super expensive to buy and ship gear here to New Zealand. I purchased the Tech Folio briefcase to replace my 7 year old Bolt Briefcase (the Bolt is still going great but was made for a 13 inch laptop and is too snug to comfortably fit my new 14inch MBP).

The new Tech Folio Brief is the business!. I purchased mine in ballistic black and chocolate leather as I wear a suit to work each day and wanted a more formal look. It is very smart and often attracts positive comments. The bag has been thoughtfully designed and, like all Waterfield products, it is extremely well made. I love that the brief is wider than my Bolt Briefcase so it fits more items in the main compartment without feeling super tight and crammed like my Bolt used to at times. I also love that it stands up on its own - this is a great feature.

The tech folio part of the briefcase is fantastic - so much room for all my stuff. I have the 14inch MBP and I initially wondered about getting the larger bag for the 16inch device just for the extra room - there is no doubt that I made the right call buying the bag that fits the 14inch - there’s tonnes of room for everything with pockets and pouches to spare.

Things I miss that the Bolt has but the Tech Folio doesn’t is the full length pocket on the rear of the bag next to the airline loop - this was great for stashing a newspaper, my notepad or for storing my shoulder strap out of the way.

I also miss the leather zipper pulls that I have on the Bolt Briefcase that they have swapped out for black metal tabs on the Tech Folio. No doubt they have their reasons for doing this, but the leather pull tabs were user-friendly and easy to use as well as being stylish and unique.

All up a fantastic bag as it should be for the price tag.

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Manny (New Jersey, United States)
What I have been waiting for

I carry 2 laptops, iPad, thumb drives, and every charging cable imaginable. This bag is meant for those of us who have a mobile office and can’t afford to be without anything. The bag is comfortable, elegant, and spacious. I have bought many SF products before but this is exactly what I was waiting for. Thanks for solving my mobile office carrying solutions.

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Isaac C. (Wisconsin, United States)
A great overall bag with some room for improvement

Overall, I am very happy with this bag as my daily driver. I love the premium feel of the canvas and the leather will only get better looking with age. I find the size to be perfect for my 12.9” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard. It also fits my Nintendo Switch and a 26oz Yeti Rambler. The “tech folio” portion of the bag has plenty of pockets for chargers, cables, and other miscellaneous items. I like that the inside is a brighter color since it makes things easier to find. I also find the bag to be extremely stable and hasn’t fallen over like my previous bag (I’m coming from a Peak Design Everyday Messenger).

There is some room for improvement though. I wish one of the main compartments lockers was wide enough for a Kindle Voyage. The compartments to the right of the pen pockets are too narrow to fit my Kindle so it instead flops around the slot intended for an iPad. My iPad sits where a laptop would go. If I ever carry my 14” MacBook Pro, I would not have a pocket for my Kindle. The tech folio portion allows for easy visibility of items but the organization feels clunky at best. I would have loved some vertical cable storage options like the Peak Design Tech Pouch. Having the only option for cable storage be zippers is a bit limiting.

Overall, I am very pleased with my bag and would recommend it to others - but I’ll continue my hunt for the perfect bag. Maybe the V2 of this one will be it!

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Wayne H. (New York, United States)
Best bag I’ve ever had

This bag has a lot of storage in a small bag. The zipper mesh pockets are the perfect size and a lot of them. I’m staring to return to the office and travel and the flop open side is like my own traveling desk. I purchased the leather cable holders a thought they might be a bit bulky but they are the perfect size an addition to this bag.

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Michael P. (Alberta, Canada)
Amazing

Every product i have ordered is always fantastic.
Love these bags

SIZE GUIDE

The Tech Folio Collection is designed specifically for those who take their gear and electronics with them everywhere they go. The pocket-storage system keeps everything organized, quickly accessible, and flexible and holds slim and bulky devices.

 

Examples of items that can fit into the Tech Folio pocket-storage system section

  • Cables, cords and adapters
  • Power bricks
  • Mouse
  • External hard drive
  • Extra battery packs
  • Phone
  • Earbuds

Compact - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 13” MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • Surface Book 3 (13.5")
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5")
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7

Compact - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 8.5"

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover

Full - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • Surface Book 3 (15")
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (15")

Full - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 13.5" x 8.5"

  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover

YOUR NEW MOBILE OFFICE 

You'll love the extra room in each of the two separate compartments of the Tech Folio Brief.  The generously-sized sections can fit almost everything you'll need on location to get your work done. 

 

The briefcase section carries your office gear and is deep enough to hold two laptops, a water bottle, several documents — even headphones. It zips open halfway, making it easy to insert and remove the contents. The double zipper pulls can be secured with a small lock if needed. When not full, the soft sides collapse for a compact look. 

 

The tech folio section has multiple pockets designed to securely store your various electronics and gadgets. It zips open flat to display your tech tool kit.  

EFFICIENT TECH ORGANIZATION

When you're working in the field, it's critical to have your complete technology tool kit along.  The tech folio section of the Tech Folio Brief is big enough to keep your arsenal of cords, cables, adapters, etc. tidy and instantly visible. 

 

The key to staying organized is having everything in its place. Zippered mesh pockets store easy-to-lose gadgets and two soft, protective open pockets store bigger-sized items. You can quickly scan both sides of the folio to pick out the item you need,  and when you're ready to pack up, you can easily see if any piece of gear has been left out. 

THE TECH FOLIO COLLECTION

Customers who participated in our Next Generation Gear Case Community Design helped develop a collection of products designed to hold tech gear. The Tech Pocket was designed for the Minimalists who needed an extra pocket to carry just a few items, the Tech Folio for the Gadgeteers who carried a bit more tech, and the Tech Folio Plus for Pros whose jobs required more tech gear. 

 

Each Tech Folio also had padded compartments to hold different sizes of laptops or tablets. When Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro launched, we designed the Tech Folio 16-inch

 

The Tech Folio Brief is a super-sized tech folio and a fully functional briefcase for professionals who carry a whole lot of gear to get their work done. 

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

Keep your waxed canvas Tech Folio Brief looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 

Gary shows how you can re-wax your bag to keep it looking new, using the Vitesse Cycling Musette as an example. 

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER AND WAXED CANVAS

 

If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Tech Folio Brief, Gary shows how you can maintain these materials so they’ll look great over time. We use full grain Roughman Leather for your bag which has oils that respond well to heat.

 

Although this video is for the AirPods Max Shield Case, the maintenance also applies to your bag. 

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