With the announcement of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop, it was only a matter of time before manufacturers came out of the woodwork with a new generation of accessories. WaterField Designs, one of our favorite boutique-like accessory makers, regularly drops high quality bags and device-specific cases for everything from the Nintendo Switch and Apple gear to the recently unveiled Microsoft Surface laptop. Just days after we caught our first real glimpse of Microsoft’s new notebook, WaterField is now debuting the new Bolt Crossbody laptop bag for Surface…
The San Francisco-based team at WaterField has applied its usual waxed canvas, leather and ballistic nylon touches to the new carrier. It features a weather-resistant, wide-opening zipper to access the main compartment which houses a padded laptop sleeve and more. You’ll also find a hand-pocket and a couple spaces for your Surface Pen and other similarly sized accessories. WaterField says the Crossbody’s unique bright gold interior lining is both water-resistant and “boosts the visibility” of the contents inside.
On the outside you’ll find a “premium” leather flap with a silent magnetic clasp covering the bag’s front-side storage compartment. Inside of that, there is a scratch-free Ultrasuede pocket for smartphones as large as the iPhone 7 Plus (even with a chunky case on it). On the flip-side there is a thin zippered storage area for travel documents and things of that nature. Along with a leather, rear-grab handle, the adjustable shoulder strap can be worn diagonally across your back or just thrown over the shoulder.
WaterField’s goal here was to make the bag as accessible and spacious as possible, while still maintaining a compact form-factor. And, for the most part, that looks to be the case. It may have been nice to see something done about the basic shoulder strap in terms of comfort and styling by way of some leather touches or padding, but if WaterField’s past designs are any indication, the Crossbody will certainly be worth the price of admission.
The new Bolt Crossbody for Microsoft Surface comes in tan waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon, both with naturally-tanned, full-grain grizzly leather flaps for $209. Pre-orders are up now on the WaterField site with a scheduled shipping date of June 15th, 2017. There are also smaller and larger options available for $199 and $219 respectively.
You’re likely to carry your laptop or tablet and some essentials everywhere you go, whether you’re a student, a professional or just a leisure traveler…The svelte Crossbody safely protects your valuables while keeping frequently-used items at the ready. And, it’s so comfortable that you can wear it all day.
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