Waterfield Bolt Backpack Review

"Indiana Jones Tech"

The Bolt Backpack from Waterfield Designs is a damn classy bag. If I was playing the “raise money” game in the bay area, this is the direction I would go.

The bag is a treat to use. Plenty of pockets, sure, but it’s the quality of materials that really spoke to me. (Btw, there are plenty of pockets. One of my favorite pocket configurations of all time!)

Handmade, gorgeous, utterly functional… this thing doesn’t cut corners, won’t stress you out or leave you high and dry. It’s a phenomenal bag and one of the reasons why I love reviewing bags.


Waterfield Bolt Backpack Ruddy, natural and classy aesthetic. Available in multiple colors.

Ruddy, natural and classy aesthetic. Available in multiple colors.

Waterfield Bolt Backpack Extremely solid materials. Thoughtfully designed organization and capacity.

Extremely solid materials. Thoughtfully designed organization and capacity.

Waterfield Bolt Backpack Made for grown up boys and girls (who still have some adventure in them).

Made for grown up boys and girls (who still have some adventure in them).


Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Absolutely lovely waxed canvas and leather on this bag.

Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Waterfield make a rustic bag feel not only durable, but elegant.

Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent