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WaterField Introduces Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief for MacBook and iPad

WaterField Designs announces the new Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief in two sizes: the “Compact” to fit Apple’s newly-announced 13-inch MacBook Air, the anticipated 14-inch MacBook Pro, or the 13-inch Surface Pro, and the “Full” to fit the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro or the 15-inch Surface Pro.


This bag’s clean lines keep the look compact even as subtle expanders add depth and capacity to the bag’s front pockets. Each bag includes two padded interior compartments: one for a laptop and another for Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard.


“The Hitch is so comfortable even when it’s packed, and it keeps all my gear easy to access,” said company owner Gary Waterfield. “The vertical design keeps the weight distributed. It holds a lot but stays really sleek looking”it’s sharp enough to serve as an office briefcase. The adjustable shoulder strap can be worn crossbody or off one shoulder.”


Every detail is carefully devised for ease of use and esthetic appeal. A spacious main compartment, accessed from either side, features a padded laptop and padded tablet sleeve. Two sizes suit laptops as large as the upcoming 14-inch and the 16-inch MacBook Pro and tablets up to 12.9 inches. Gold rip-stop lining lights up the interior making it easy to find everything else needed for a day’s work, even at the bottom of the bag. Interior open-topped pockets, pen slots, and a quick-retrieval key tether are all raised off the bottom for convenient access and balanced weight distribution.


The zippered front pocket is larger than it appears thanks to subtle, cleverly-designed expanders, so it can hold bulky items like a power brick or mouse without bulging. Inside the front pocket, more organizational pockets keep quick-access items easy to locate. Flexible carry options include a removable suspension shoulder strap, two briefcase-style handles, and a convenient wheeled suitcase passthrough. A full-grain leather base and front panel reinforce the bag and add a bit of luxury to this handsome laptop bag.


Users choose from a durable black ballistic nylon or rugged tan waxed canvas base. They can then opt for accents in one of two premium, full-grain leather colors. The Hitch Crossbody Brief joins an extensive line of WaterField tech-friendly messenger bags, briefcases, backpacks, and duffel bags designed for commuting, for supporting professionals at the office, and for improving the travel experience.


Dimensions and Weight:

  • Compact; 10.375 x 13.25 x 3.75 inches; Canvas”1.8 lbs. Ballistic 1.5 lbs. (Fits new 13-inch MacBook Air, anticipated 14-inch MacBook Pro & Surface Pro 13-inch.)
  • Long; 11.75 x 15 x 3.75 inches; Canvas; 2.2 lbs. Ballistic; 1.8 lbs. (Fits MacBook Pro 16-inch and Surface Pro 15-inch.)


The Hitch Crossbody Brief is priced: (Compact $249). and Full $259 (USD). Pre-order now. First production run ships as soon as we are back in our San Fransico sewing studio.

WaterField Unveils the Ultimate Airline Personal Item Air Duffel

WaterField Designs releases the handsome and convenient travel bag, Air Duffel, that maximizes airline personal item space for travelers.  The main compartment opens with a half-moon zipper into arge chamber for clothing, headphones, toiletries, and other personal items. Two mesh zippered pockets on underside of flap keep small items organized and easy to spot; three open-topped pockets offer additional organization; a key fob makes finding keys a cinch.



“We designed the Air Duffel for maximum capacity to help you avoid having to check luggage, and to look professional whether you’re boarding business class or heading straight to a meeting after you land,” explained Gary Waterfield, company founder.


The Air Duffel’s TSA-friendly office compartment stores a MacBook, iPad, cords and more.  A separate compartment holds clothing and personal gear.  A premium leather flap seals a pleated front pocket, custom-sized for the optional Air Caddy, a pouch that fits into an airline seat-back pocket to keep an iPad, pens, snacks, and other in-flight essentials handy. A wheeled suitcase handle passthrough, two leather-lined handles, and a removable shoulder strap provide flexible carry options.


They are available in brown waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon, with a full-grain leather flap and details.  The new Air Duffel airline personal item combines practicality, ease-of-access, and professional style to help ensure a streamlined, comfortable travel experience from departure to destination.


Pricing and Availability:
Air Duffel in-flight personal item:
Price: Black ballistic nylon: $399 – Tan waxed canvas: $429

Dimensions & weight: 10.25 x 16 x 8.25 inches; ballistic”2.7 lbs.; canvas”3.25 lbs. Padded laptop compartment fits devices up to 14.25 x 9.75 inches