WaterField created a large selection of high quality tech accessories from Apple Pencil holders to laptop bags and everything in between. As any avid 9to5Toys reader would know, we are big fans of the work they do down in San Francisco, so we were excited to see the company unveil its latest carrier.
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The new Zip Brief is described as the ideal minimalist bag for travelers. According to the company, the sleek looking breif is more than capable of handling a load of tech accessories along with your MacBook or Microsoft Surface and more. That might also include Apple Pencil, cables, a small drive, small accessories and even some personal items.
As usual, WaterField has opted for a ballistic nylon or waxed cotton canvas exterior with naturally tanned, full-grain leather accents. The zippers themselves are splash-proof and allow the brief to completely open up flat. This is both nice for getting in to it without a hassle and for airport security. The new Zip Brief is TSA-approved.
The interior features a gold lining with reinforced foam and a soft material to keep your gear safe. In addition to the dedicated Ultrasuede smartphone pocket, you’ll find a handy little slot for your Apple Pencil or Surface Pen along with a padded compartment for your laptop. You’ll find some hidden self-locking zippered exterior storage as well as mesh pockets for smaller accessories.
Based on customer feedback, we added a bit of depth and a pleated front pocket to the Zip Brief so it now holds more while retaining its efficient form…The Zip sports a clean, attractive look for laptops of any size and ideal for darting through airports.
As expected, there are two carrying options here with the leather grab handle and removable shoulder strap. There is also a convenient back slot so you can slide the brief on to the telescopic arm of your carry-on luggage. Interesting touch.
The new Zip Brief ships in various colorways including tan canvas with full-grain grizzly or chocolate leather trim, and black ballistic nylon with grizzly leather or black oil-tanned leather trim. You’ll have 3 sizes to choose from as well:
- Small: 13.75 x 9.5 x 2 inches; 1.45 lbs.
- Medium: 15.25 x 11 x 2.5 inches; 1.65 lbs.
- Large: 16.75 x 12 x 2.5 inches; 1.85 lbs.