WaterField Mezzo Backpack with Buckle Choice and Free Pouch Launches

WaterField Designs kicks off the new year with the new handcrafted Mezzo Backpack. With its tapered shape and small frame, the modern Mezzo Backpack is ideal for carrying a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and other office gear along with after-work gym garb. WaterField will send early adopters through January 10 a complimentary Tech Pocket ($49) and let them choose either a magnetic Fidlock(R) clasp or a performance-grade paragliding buckle to secure the Mezzo’s gorgeous full-grain leather front pocket.



The 14.5-liter streamlined Mezzo Laptop Backpack includes padded MacBook and iPad compartments, large water-bottle pockets on either side, and a front, pleated pocket for quick access items inspired by old-world saddle pouches. A thick leather bottom enhances durability so the backpack can take a beating, while breathable cushioning on the rear and the shoulder straps ensure that the wearer’s back and shoulders don’t.


“I love the Mezzo’s clean lines,” said company owner, Gary Waterfield. “It keeps its great shape whether full or empty but still compresses to fit into a gym locker or under an airline seat. The premium leather accents make it suitable for any office environment.”


Mezzo Backpack:

  • Full-grain leather on black ballistic nylon or tan waxed canvas and clean design
  • Plush, padded compartments cushion a 16-inch MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad
  • Interior zippered pocket secures valuables
  • Gold, water-resistant liner lights up the interior for increased visibility
  • Waterproof zipper secures main compartment and maintains clean lines
  • Expandable front saddle pocket includes interior organization pockets and a key clip
  • Pocket closes with a full-grain leather flap secured by either a self-finding magnetic Fidlock(R) clasp or a performance-grade paragliding buckle (Orders received after January 10 will come with the most popular pre-ordered clasp)
  • Two large water-bottle-sized pockets flank the bag
  • Rear panel slides over wheeled-suitcase handle for easy airport navigation
  • Full-grain leather bottom adds extra durability
  • Rear and bottom foam padding prevents sagging and helps bag maintain its shape
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps and rear of bag lined with breathable mesh padding to enhance comfort and airflow
  • Comfortable leather-wrapped handle facilitates an easy grab-and-go


Tech Pocket features:

  • Tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon removable pouch acts as an additional pocket to stow an Apple Pencil, adapters, cords, dongles, an iPhone, and more
  • Super-soft, almost cashmere-like interior padding
  • Two interior organizational pockets
  • Silent, snap-shut, magnetic closure
  • Exterior pocket stores additional accessories and closes with YKK self-locking zipper
  • Included carabiner hooks to the inside or outside of the Mezzo or other WaterField bag


The mid-sized Mezzo Laptop Backpack rounds out WaterField’s diverse line of exceptional backpacks, falling between the Sutter Slim Backpack for just the essentials and the overnight-ready Bolt Backpack and Pro Executive Laptop Backpacks.


Colors and materials:

  • Tan waxed canvas with distressed, full-grain chocolate leather panel or black ballistic nylon with full-grain black leather panel
  • One size: 15.5 x 11.25 x 1.5 to 6 (tapered) inches; 14.5-liter capacity; Ballistic”2.4 lbs.; Canvas”2.9 lbs.
  • Padded laptop compartment fits up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro or 15-inch Surface Pro
  • Padded tablet compartment fits up to a 12.9-inch iPad or similarly-sized tablet

The Mezzo Backpack is price at $299 (USD). Pre-order now. Shipping begins January 16, 2020.

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