WaterField Designs Gives its Signature Cargo Bag a Facelift

San Francisco manufacturer and designer, WaterField Designs is celebrating its 18th year in business, and in honor of that anniversary, it has enhanced its signature Cargo bag. The original Cargo bag was designed to blend the features of a bicycle messenger bag with the functionality of a briefcase.

“As a bike messenger, I lived out of my bag. When I started an office job, I needed the versatility of a messenger bag but one with more functionality, so I created the Cargo. Even after all this time, our first bag is still one of our best selling,” reminisces WaterField Designs owner, Gary Waterfield. “We’ve both been here now for 18 years, but unlike me, the Cargo is getting a handsome new facelift. It’s now more functional and beautiful than ever.”

While the new Cargo retains the spirit of the original, it improves the looks and functionality.

New features:
* A padded laptop compartment (that fits up to a 15-inch MacBook) is now built into the main compartment increasing the bag’s usability and decreasing its overall weight
* A padded iPad compartment (that fits up to an iPad Pro 13-inch) is built onto the front of the laptop compartment
* A suitcase slot, located on a rear, deep newspaper pocket, slips over rolling suitcase handles to make trips through airports more convenient
* New waterproof zippers on the front flap and main compartment help further weather-proof the Cargo
* A secret phone pocket (that fits up to an iPhone 6+ size), located inside the front flap zippered pocket, keeps phones accessible and safe
* A new ideal size is large enough for a 15-inch MacBook and deep enough for a large water bottle, but streamlined to make it light and svelte

Vintage features retained:
* Main compartment accessible from top zipper so no need to open flap to get inside – much easier access than standard messenger bags
* Premium materials: a supple leather flap combined with rugged ballistic nylon and an authentic paragliding buckle for a bag built to last
* Two-inch wide, comfortable shoulder strap, easily adjustable so can be worn over shoulder or cross body
* Soft leather-topped shoulder pad with more surface area and grippy underside to keep bag planted on shoulder
* Gold, water-resistant liner inside main compartment and pockets enhances interior visibility
* Two balanced carry handles wrapped in soft, black leather
* Two deep interior pockets and pen pockets for organizing accessories, personal items

Pricing and Availability:
* The Cargo: Price – $349
* Colors: Full-grain leather flap in grizzly or black over a black ballistic nylon base
* Dimensions: 12 x 16.5 x 4 inches
* Pre-order now. Shipping begins April 14, 2016

For more information about the Cargo bag, visit the WaterField Designs website.

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