WaterField Designs kicks off the new year with the new handcrafted Mezzo Laptop Backpack. With its tapered shape and small frame, the $299 backpack is designed for carrying a laptop, tablet, and other office gear along with after-work gym garb.
Through Jan. 10, WaterField will send early adopters a complimentary Tech Pocket ($49) and let them choose either a self-finding magnetic Fidlock clasp or a performance-grade paragliding buckle to secure the Mezzo’s full-grain leather front pocket.
The 14.5-liter streamlined Mezzo Laptop Backpack includes padded laptop and tablet compartments, large water-bottle pockets on either side, and a front, pleated pocket inspired by old-world saddle pouches for quick access items. A thick leather bottom is designed to enhance durability, while breathable cushioning on the rear and the shoulder straps ensure that the wearer’s back and shoulders don’t, according to WaterField Design owner Gary WaterField.
The padded laptop compartment fits up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro or 15-inch Surface Pro. The padded tablet compartment fits up to a 12.9-inch iPad or similarly-sized tablet.