- Product Info
- What Fits
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 a laptop and tablet keep the main compartment organized. By request, we'll adjust the laptop pocket in the Stout size Staad to comfortably fit your 13-inch Apple MacBook. Swing the Staad 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 black, chocolate or grizzly leather for a striking flap and accents. Vintage WWII-era buckle is easy to use and ultra hip. Give your back the pack it deserves.
Part of the Staad Collection.
The Stout padded laptop compartment fits up to a 15-inch laptop. If you'd prefer smaller 12/13-inch compartment, just make the request in the special instructions section when you check out.
All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- Waxed Canvas or Ballistic Nylon body for durability
- Full-grain premium leather Flap and Handle
Dimensions & Weight:
- Slim: 15.5" x 12" x 1" - 3" (tappers); 2.4 lbs. Volume: 6 liters
- Stout:16" x 14.25" x 1.5" - 5.5" (tappers); 2.8 lbs. Volume: 13 liters
- WWII-era ammunition buckle
- YKK Zippers
- Splash Proof Zippers
- Flap is double-sided full-grain leather
- Fully-padded built-in laptop/tablet pocket
- Easy-to-see gold liner
Slim Laptop Compartment :
- 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina, Air
- 12" MacBook
- Surface Book 2 (13.5")
- Surface Pro
- Dell XPS 13
- HP Spectre X360
- Lenovo Yoga 720
- Other similarly-sized laptops up to13" x 9"
Volume: 6 Liters
- iPad Pro (9.7" & 10.5")
- Other similarly-sized tablets 9.75" x 7"
Stout Laptop Compartment
- 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
- Dell XPS 15
- Lenovo X1 Carbon
- Surface Book 2 (15 inch)
- Acer Yoga 720
- Other similarly-sized laptops up to 14.25" x 9.75"
Volume: 13 Liters
- iPad Pro (10.5" & 12.9")
- Surface Pro
- Other similarly-sized tablets up to 12" x 8.75"
"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."
“I love the way this bag looks and I plan to use the hell out of it over many years into the future.”
"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
Review: WaterField Designs Staad Stout review: High quality, comfort, and functionality are worth the priceZDNet - 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
"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."
"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: ★★★★★
"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."
"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."
This is an awesome bag. Great feel and design. My only complaint are the plastic accents on the bag. The buckle, zippered pockets, and strap adjuster should be metal just like the shoulder strap hooks.
A great add on is the matching Gear Pouch!
Staad Laptop BackPack
This backpack is really unique and great quality. I waited a bit to order because I needed the space of the larger size pack, but didn’t know if it was too large for a smaller female. Also, did it have enough pockets for me to be well organized? I used this on a business trip and it was great in all aspects. There are plenty of smaller spaces to keep you organized, and I love that it has a special compartment for my laptop and IPad. I could carry a notebook and other items as well. Love the leather components without having an entire bag of leather, so that it is still quite light. Will definitely buy from WaterField again. Oh, and it came much more quickly than I expected.
This backpack is fantastic! I was concerned about the internal space on the slim version (I pack light, but not that light), but it was an amazing surprise to know that it fits everything - even a Bose QC35 with case. It fits everything but it still looks slim and it feels light. The side pockets are extremely convenient (it fits an iPhone 7s comfortably). The internal pockets are deep enough for pens and other small items. The materials are amazing, really well constructed. This is by far the best backpack I own. It goes pretty well with the pouches, both small and medium.
So far, so good. I real test comes next week when I fly to the EU on business. I'm trying to go carry-on and I want to get all my tech stuff in the backpack along with my toiletries. From the looks of it, it should work. I'll keep you posted.
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 but it'll work.
Is the backpack waterproof?
It's water resistant not waterproof but does hold up well in the rain.
Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.
Staad, couldn’t decide so bought two!
Best backpack ever. Worth every penny!
Staad backpack is elegant and functional!
Staad: sleek, sturdy, stylish-- worth every$!
My last backpack ever, love it.
Love, Love, LOVE my Staad Backpack!