Staad Laptop Backpack

  • Slim, Chocolate Leather, Waxed Canvas
    Slim, Chocolate Leather, Waxed Canvas
  • Staad Laptop Backpack
  • Staad Laptop Backpack
  • Staad Laptop Backpack
  • Frontside
  • Wiintage WWII-era buckle
    Wiintage WWII-era buckle
  • Inner compartment for laptop + tablet and accessories
    Inner compartment for laptop + tablet and accessories
  • Easy zip slanted side front pocket
    Easy zip slanted side front pocket
  • Slim interior
    Slim interior
  • Stout interior
    Stout interior
  • Staad Laptop BackPack
    Staad Laptop BackPack
  • Black Leather on Black Ballistic
    Black Leather on Black Ballistic
  • Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
    Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
  • Grizzly Leather on Black Ballistic
    Grizzly Leather on Black Ballistic
  • Black Leather on Waxed Canvas
    Black Leather on Waxed Canvas
  • Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
    Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
  • Grizzly Leather on Waxed Canvas
    Grizzly Leather on Waxed Canvas
  • Stout, Black Leather, Black Ballistic
    Stout, Black Leather, Black Ballistic
  • Chocolate Leather, Black Ballistic
    Chocolate Leather, Black Ballistic
  • Grizzly Leather, Black Ballistic
    Grizzly Leather, Black Ballistic
  • Staad Laptop Backpack
  • Stout, Chocolate Leather, Waxed Canvas
    Stout, Chocolate Leather, Waxed Canvas
  • Stout, Grizzly Leather, Waxed Canvas
    Stout, Grizzly Leather, Waxed Canvas
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Move on up. Upgrade from casual to a more formal work environment with the refined Staad BackPack. Tapered top creates a slim profile while maximizing capacity. Plushly-cushioned interior pockets for laptop and tablet keep main compartment organized. Swing to one side for quick access to keys or phone in angled, zippered side pockets. Choose from tan waxed-canvas or black ballistic and a choice of black, chocolate or grizzly premium leather for the striking flap and accents. Vintage WWII-era buckle is easy to use and ultra hip.


Slim (#31) - fits up to 13" laptops:

  • 15.5 x 12 x 1.0-3.0 inches
  • 2.4 lbs.

Stout (#32) - fits up to 15" laptops:

  • 16 x 14.25 x 1.5-5.5 inches
  • 2.8 lbs.

Body Material - Waxed Canvas or Ballistic
Leather Flap - Black, Chocolate or Grizzly

Waxed Canvas Body (on Slim size)

Waxed Canvas Body, Black Leather Flap

Black Leather Flap

Waxed Canvas Body, Chocolate Leather Flap

Chocolate Leather Flap

Waxed Canvas Body, Grizzly Leather Flap

Grizzly Leather Flap

Black Ballistic Body (on Stout size)

Black Ballistic Body, Black Leather Flap

Black Leather Flap

Black Ballistic Body, Chocolate Leather Flap

Chocolate Leather Flap

Black Ballistic Body, Grizzly Leather Flap

Grizzly Leather Flap


I purchased the Staad laptop backpack about a year ago and I just wanted to tell you it’s the absolute best friggin, non-dopey, legit backpack I have ever owned. Let me tell you… I have tried them all.

I admit, I went down the TUMI path…good product but nothing special and a bit pricy for what you get. I also thought about a backpack from Oakley, but as a business traveler I needed something more sophisticated for executive meetings. And forget about the non age approiate Herschel backpacks that fall apart faster than it takes to break in a new pair of shoes. And finally, there are the wide range of backpacks you can pick up at any REI. Again, decent products but really am I doing business or am I climbing half dome?

So you can see I’ve done the rounds and could have saved myself a lot of money and frustration if i had just found your WaterField backpack sooner. I love the sleek design, the supreme craftsmanship and quality materials you use. Also the many pockets for all my electronics and wires and all the stash that goes with them. Watertight side zippered pockets are another big plus. And…I almost forgot the leather hood flap gives it the last look of cool sophistication.

Awesome work guys & gals. The only reason I would need another backpack in the foreseeable future is that you all come up with another one that’s cooler.

A big endorser…

Ken Kerry

Hey Gary

I just received my Staad backpack (stout) -- black ballistic with chocolate leather. I have owned my share of backpacks, but at last I have found the one that works the best for me. It has a superior design. It is extremely well made. Though I have a 13in computer, I chose the larger bag -- the stout. It provides a little more room to carry those few "extras".

The Staad is clearly worth the pricw. It should have a long lifetime and serve well. Gary -- it is as advertised and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great bag (for your computer, iPad, and the "extras") to use to and from the office, on a trip, or getting ready for a major presentation -- this is the bag for you. They do not get any better.

Sid Berg

Wow! Your company still manages to exceed my expectations, even after all the orders I have placed and know how awesome your customer service is!

My Staad arrived before I even bothered to start tracking it, and I could hardly wait for the work week to start so I could use it. But the week took a turn, and today I am on Jury Duty. I packed my Staad as my only bag - no purse or other carryall. And what a lovely opportunity to see the beauty of the Staad ... Carefully holds everything I might need today, but all in one place so that I can quickly get up when called to trudge to the next courtroom.

I was initially reluctant to order the Staad because it seemed to be for men, but the longer I looked, the less I could resist. I am already very familiar and reliant on other of your products to carry my daily technology, but was so happy to see the backpack, as my job is evolving into one where it would be more convenient to have my 'workstation' with me. This Staad will be perfect for that, and shines in functionality and design.

Thanks for knocking yet another one out of the park! Congratulations, and thank you for understanding your customers.

Amy Johnson

Hey Gary,

Got my stout black/black Staad backpack today. Two words: it rocks. As expected it is very well designed & put together. You guys outdid yourselves.


Jay G.

Hey Gary,

I just wanted to let you all know that after several days with the Slim Staad, the verdict is in and it's great!

Like the Muzetto, the purpose is not to carry everything including the kitchen sink. The pack asks that you think about what you really need, but the payoff is that you are not overpacked and just perfectly equipped for day-to-day activities and travel. It's light, easy to manage and super-convenient, particularly since you don't need a sleeve for either the Mac or iPad.

To be sure, there are other situations where I do need to carry everything, but those are, literally, emergencies and that's not what the Staad is about. For 99% of my days however, this pack is dynamite! I'm liking it more and more every time I sling it over my shoulder. Come to think of it, my shoulder is liking it quite a bit as well!

Well done to you all!

Tom B.


Review: Staad slim Backpack (hands on): Taking the gear bag to a whole new level

ZDNet - February 14, 2014

"There are bags and then there are bags that blend style with function. The Staad Backpack from Waterfield Designs is one of the latter that feels as much at home in the boardroom as it does on the street."

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

The Gadgeteer

Review: WaterField Designs Staad Laptop BackPack review

The Gadgeteer - December 16, 2013

"I absolutely loved this bag from the get go."

" It's super sturdy, and yet handsome enough to bring anywhere, from corporate office to a casual meetup."


Review: WaterField Designs Staad Stout review: High quality, comfort, and functionality are worth the price

ZDNet - February 3, 2014

"WaterField Designs make some of the finest mobile tech bags in the US and one of their latest models is the fantastic Staad BackPack. The Stout model is worth the $329 price and earns my highest praise."

Contributor's rating: 9.5 out of 10

Gotta Be Mobile

Review: Staad Backpack from WaterField Designs Review

Gotta Be Mobile - November 17, 2013

"WaterField Designs crafted a great bag in the Staad Backpack. It's one of the best computer bags we've tested"

"It's one of the best computer bags we've tested. Despite the higher price, we recommend it without any reservations."

The Awesomer

Review: Staad Laptop BackPack

The Awesomer

"beautifully hand crafted"

WaterField Designs Staad Backpack the Best Computer Bag I've Ever Used - November 16, 2013

"The WaterField Designs Staad Backpack looks great, but the company's pictures and videos don't do it justice. It's the most attractive, comfortable and well designed computer I've used, beating out all the computer bags, backpacks and cases tested over the years."


Waterfield Designs' Staad review: A beautifully practical bag

TechHive - November 15, 2013

"It's not inexpensive but in this case you get what you pay for—a domestically made backpack that's as beautiful as it is practical."

TechHive Rating: 4.5/5


Waterfield Designs Staad Backpack review

iMore - November 9, 2013

"It's easy to find a laptop-carrying backpack these days; everyone and their brother makes one. It's a different story to find one that looks this good, dresses up nice, and is this well-made. Admittedly, you pay for that quality of construction and appearance. But if you're looking for a laptop backpack that looks as good in the boardroom as it does on the subway, the Staad fits the bill."


WaterField Designs Staad backpack review

TechnologyTell - November 2, 2013

"Waterfield's Staad BackPack is a winner, offering customers an excellent design, high quality materials, the perfect size(s) and yet another product designed/manufactured right here in the United States."

AppleTell Rating: 5/5


Waterfield Designs Staad BackPack carries your gear, looks awesome doing it

TUAW - November 1, 2013

"If you want the hands-free convenience of a backpack, but want something that will be at home in the executive suite, then pull out your wallet and buy the Waterfield Designs Staad BackPack."

Cult of Mac

Waterfield's Staad Slim Backpack Is Impeccably Designed And Here For The Long Haul [Review]

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2013

"If budget isn't an issue, the Staad backpack is a solid addition to anyone's tech kit. The heavy construction and custom-designed fittings seem like artifacts from an earlier, less obsolescent era while the more modern options promise a long, productive, useful lifespan."

Cult of Mac rating of Excellent


The New Staad Laptop BackPack Is Perfect For The Techie In Your Life

AppAdvice - October 28, 2013

"How Does it Stack Up? I haven't found a bag this nice to look at, which also offers this level of protection."

Aesthetic Appeal: ★★★★★  Wow Factor: ★★★★★  Build Quality: ★★★★★  Value: ★★★★☆

Will a 15" laptop fit in the Slim Staad?

No, but we can fit the Slim version with the larger Stout pocket to accommodate your laptop. Just leave a note in the special instructions and it will be done.

Will a water bottle fit in the Slim Staad?

It's going to be snug fit but it'll work.

Is the backpack waterproof?

It's water resistant not waterproof but does hold up well in the rain.

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