WaterField Designs “Tech Folio Brief” Laptop Briefcase for 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros

Released about two weeks ago, WaterField Designs’ new Tech Folio Brief is a handsome briefcase for carrying around that shiny new M1 Pro or M1 Max MacBook Pro you’ve treated yourself to.

Available in Compact size ($359) for 14″ MacBooks and Full size ($379) for 16″ ones, the Tech Folio Brief comes in your choice of black ballistic nylon or brown waxed canvas, with a full-grain leather front panel for that extra bit of luxury. That panel doubles as a quick-access pocket — for things like your phone, passport, etc — and has a satisfying magnetic enclosure, as demoed by Gary Waterfield himself 56 seconds into this video:

By now you know the drill — these guys have considered every single detail of this briefcase. There’s a suitcase handle passthrough on the back for easy transport at the airport, they use waterproof YKK zippers (of course), there are storage compartments, organizational pockets, and padded device sleeves out the wazoo, and the materials are top-notch, all the way down to the water-resistant inner gold lining.


This is one of those bags that feels excellent to carry and touch, and creatives and tech professionals of all stripes will get a ton of utility out of it in the field.


As of November 5th, 2021, orders made right now will ship on December 10th, and that’s after the first batch sold out just about immediately, so I’d get yours in ASAP.