MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Air Duffel Carry-On Bag for Mac From WaterField Designs


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Apr 12, 2001

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a pocket-laden Air Duffel Carry-On Bag for carrying your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and other related accessories.

WaterField Designs created the Air Duffel as the perfect bag to use for air travel. It was designed in collaboration with more than 1,200 WaterField Designs customers and seasoned travelers with the aim of optimizing for space and convenience.

Priced starting at $399, the Air Duffel is available in brown waxed canvas or black ballistic nylon with a full-grain leather flap and detailing.

The Air Duffel is equipped with a padded laptop compartment that can fit Mac notebooks ranging in size from the 12-inch MacBook to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, plus there's a main compartment that was designed for maximum carry-on capacity.

The main compartment can hold one to two days of clothing, headphones, toiletries, and other items. Two mesh pockets inside the compartment are available for organizing small items, a key fob makes it easy to keep track of keys, and three open-top pockets offer up additional organizational space.

The laptop compartment also includes a wide pocket with soft foam for papers or a tablet, two open-top pockets for chargers and cords, three pen slots, and a central slot for files or magazines. A front pocket has interior organizational pockets secured with a leather flap equipped with magnets.

At the sides, there are two arced zippers for the expandable end pockets. The end pockets are designed to remain flat to utilize interior bag space when available and are positioned for quick access to travel documents, a water bottle, and other necessities when the bag is positioned under a seat or on top of luggage.

Inside, a gold liner makes it easy to find what you're looking for, and there are four D-rings for attaching a comfortable shoulder strap or a carabiner to hold pouches and accessories. It can also be fitted over the handle of a suitcase.

WaterField Designs also sells an optional Air Caddy, which is custom fitted for the front pocket of the Air Duffel and is sized to fit devices like the iPad Pro. The Air Duffel measures in at 10.25 x 16 x 8.25 inches and is sized to fit perfectly under an airplane seat.

We have one of the Air Duffels to give away to a MacRumors reader. To enter to win the giveaway, use the widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (February 14) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 21. The winner will be chosen randomly on February 21 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

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macrumors 6502
Mar 16, 2019
Hillsboro, OR
I've had my Cozmo bag for over a decade, and it's still going strong. I liked the Neoprene shoulder strap better, but the new ones are fine as well.


macrumors newbie
Feb 9, 2006
So, the contest goes from the 14th to the 21st, but the winner will be chosen on the 14th? Unless that’s a typo, it sucks for those we don’t see it today.


macrumors 6502a
May 20, 2007
I have their cargo laptop bag and absolutely love every ounce of it. Fantastic build and people really love how it looks.

Westside guy

macrumors 603
Oct 15, 2003
The soggy side of the Pacific NW
Wow, that looks like an excellent bag. If I was a frequent flyer, I'd be tempted to buy it - but I'm gonna win this time, so I won't need to. 😁

I've bought some of their smaller kit in the past - it's extremely well made.


macrumors 68040
Sep 25, 2012
Alberto, Canado
I've bought several Waterfield items, and I do credit and thank MacRumors for letting me know (a few years ago) the company exists. Top-class cases and bags.

More expensive compared to cheap Chinese alternatives? Sure. But Waterfield's products are classy and the quality is simply in a class of its own. And their products are made in America (made in Northern CA if I recall).


macrumors 68000
Aug 19, 2002
Mid-West USA
Great products and great support! I own several of their products, as well as a glass case gifted to my spouse for X-Mas.

Recently a metal zipper pull tag broke on one of their bags. They promptly sent out two, with a nice personally signed note. That is great service!