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Staad Attaché
Staad Attaché
Staad Attaché
Staad Attaché
Two padded pockets
Two padded pockets
13" Staad Attache specs
13" Staad Attache specs
Comes with removable strap
Comes with removable strap
Front pocket fits iPhone 8, 8 Plus and similarly-sized phones
Front pocket fits iPhone 8, 8 Plus and similarly-sized phones
Fits neatly on suitcase handles
Fits neatly on suitcase handles
Staad Attaché
Staad Attaché
Staad Attaché
Staad Attaché
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Carry with comfortable leather handle
Carry with comfortable leather handle
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic with Black Leather
Ballistic with Black Leather

Staad Attaché

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Ready to Serve.  

The Staad Attaché bridges the gap between the messenger bag and the briefcase. Named after the ever-reliable foreign diplomatic attaché, this bag is always at your side carrying the basic necessities. Light and compact, it holds an iPad Pro (9.7", 12.9") with Apple Pencil and the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, sketchpad, notebook, smartphone, earbuds, or power cord. Also fits a range of third party tablets and laptops including the Surface Book. Wear over the shoulder or carry by the handle. 

Part of the Staad Collection.

All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


  • Waxed Canvas or 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon body for durability
  • Full-grain premium leather Flap and Handle

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 13": 14 inches x 3.5 inches (at bottom) x 10.5 inches; 1.8 lbs.
  • Volume: 8.5 Liters
  • 15": 16 inches x 3.5 inches (at bottom) x 11.25 inches; 2.15 lbs.
  • Volume: 10.25 Liters


  • WWII-era ammunition buckle
  • Metal snap hooks and D-rings

  • Flap is double-sided full-grain leather
  • Fully-padded built-in laptop/tablet pocket
  • Easy-to-see gold liner
  • Two front angled pockets for faster access. Can fit iPhone 7 Plus or similar.
  • Includes removable, padded, non-slip, adjustable color-matched Suspension Strap.
  • Dedicated pocket for the Apple Pencil
  • Pocket in the back for quick access
  • Convenient wheelie handle slip
The Staad Attaché comes in two sizes, each with a padded laptop compartment and a padded tablet compartment. Below are the devices that fit in these compartments:

  • 15" Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
    • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")

  • 15" Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
    • iPad Pro (9.7", 10.5". 12.9")
    • Google Pixelbook
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Volume: 10.25 Liters

  • 13" Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"
    • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air, Retina
    • 12” MacBook
    • 12.9” iPad Pro (yup, it fits in the laptop compartment)
    • Google Pixelbook
    • Volume: 8.5 Liters

  • 13" Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
    • 10.5” iPad Pro
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Surface Pro, Go

    For any questions, please contact HeyGary@SFbags.com.
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Best of 2016 - Best Mac bag

iMore - December 2016

"If you need a stylish bag for the new MacBook Pro or your iPad, you can't go wrong with the Waterfield Staad: It has a cushioned compartment for your primary device and pockets and pouches to spare." — Serenity Caldwell

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Review: Get the Staad Attaché by WaterField Designs for the MacBook and Travel in Style

MacTrast - March 4, 2016

“WaterField Designs has expertly paired a modern textile like ballistic nylon and double-sided full-grain leather into yet another wonderful bag. Apple gadgets, with their highly engineered aesthetics, will look right at home in it.”

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Waterfield Staad Attaché

Gear Diary - March 31, 2016

“I really love this bag.”

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iPad Pro WaterField Designs Staad Attaché: le NEC + ULTRA

Mac Aficianados - March 11, 2016

“Si vous êtes à la recherche d’un excellent sac de transport pour vos produits électroniques et que vous possédez aussi un iPad Pro, le Staad Attaché de WaterField est ce qui se fait de mieux dans le genre.”

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The Staad Attaché is a classy briefcase alternative for your iPad Pro

iMore - March 7, 2016

“If you want quality craftsmanship and a bag that can fit your iPad Pro, accessories, and still leave room for your wallet and snacks, you'll love the Staad Attaché.”

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MacSparky - February 08, 2016

“Best of all, the Staad Attaché is extremely attractive and absolutely fits in a professional environment. It's the perfect size for my iPad Pro or MacBook (or both) when I'm on the road and want to look professional.”

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The handsome, rugged Staad Attache has room for a MacBook AND an iPad Pro

Apple World Today - February 01, 2016

“WaterField Designs touts its Staad Attaché, as 'a beautifully-designed, unique bag for the new Apple iPad Pro and 13-inch MacBooks.' The company imagines you’ll fill it with either the tablet or laptop, but I stash both in mine — and it works great.”

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This attaché ready to serve your iPad Pro

Cult of Mac - January 12, 2016

“Like a valued attaché in the foreign service, the Staad is ready to serve without calling much attention to itself.”

Customer Reviews

Based on 131 reviews
Top quality design and construction

I saw a friend’s Staad backpack and had to try the attaché. It’s fantastic! The construction is top-quality: the zippers, seam stitches, and neoprene inner phone pocket are built to last. The leather is heavy duty yet supple. No complaints from me.

Clearly, lots of thought went into designing this attaché. Angled outer pockets with the phone pocket; the gold lining, the key fob, the pass through webbing for travel luggage, the additional iPad storage — all are perfect for my needs. But the quick release clip for the bag is the best. It has all the speed of a magnetic fastener without the risk of accidental openings. The case is stylish too, which doesn’t suck.

I recommend getting one of the inner organizers for cables etc to keep the bag interior clean and efficiently accessed.

Well constructed Thoughtfully designed

The bag arrived a few days after ordering. I bought the leather and canvas combo and am very satisfied. They blend well and are extremely sturdy. The inside is a pleasant orange and loaded with compartments and a padded area for your laptop. The bag is conservative enough with a funky flair. It has the perfect character for the aspiring creative or research scientist.

Love the bag! Fits everything I need.

I bought this around a month ago and I'm loving the bag so far. I used to carry around the work backpack everywhere since it was free / held everything I had. Realizing that I didn't need to have everything with me that the backpack could carry, I wanted to have a more professional bag that looked nice and held everything I needed. For this purpose, it has worked great. I especially love the handle since it's so easy to take out of the car or pick up and go. When I need my hands free, the should strap works great.

Overall, I love the bag and have already recommended Waterfield (SFbags.com) to co-workers and friends.

I love it

I have the waxed canvas grizzly leather version. It looks great (I have received a few compliments), makes a very durable impression and has more space than I thought. The only thing for now is that I’m not quite sure how much water could get in when it’s raining because it is not water proof. I love it!

My new daily driver.

Recently bought the large Staad Attaché as my daily carry bag for work, and have been very impressed. It certainly costs more than many comparable bags, but the craftsmanship and features are well worth it.

Intially I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to fit all that I needed, as the bag had such a flat profile, but those concerns were never validated. I was able to fit my a6 day to page diary, an a5 note book, plastic a4 folder, 15 inch surface book and charger, and many other bits and pieces as necessary, with much more space available.

The time from order to receival was exceptional too.

It’s a great bag, from a great company, and I look forward to my next purchase.

Will I need to put my iPad Pro or MacBook in a sleeve?

It's not necessary. The Attaché has its own built-in compartment that will snugly hold your device.

Does the Attaché fit other devices other than the iPad Pro?

Although the built-in compartment is sized for the iPad Pro, it can also fit a 13" MacBook Air, or a 13" MacBook Pro Retina. Smaller-sized devices can also fit, like the 11" MacBook Air or 12" MacBook .

What's with the WWII ammunition buckle?

We chose this hardware because it's easy to hook/unhook. It also looks different enough to dissuade potential pick-pockets in crowded buses or trains.

Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.

  • "Saw my new Attaché in an article and I fell in love."
    - Jan T., Czech Rep.
  • "Beautifully crafted bag with a very thoughtful layout."
    - Jordan C.
  • "Am delighted by the daily compliments this Attaché receives."
    - Joshua K.
  • "Even better looking than in the pictures. Beautiful and built like a tank."
    - Mark T.
  • "It carries in an extremely balanced way. Works with any combo of tech I haul around."
    - Michael E.