- 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 12-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.
- Stout:16" x 14.25" x 1.5" - 5.5" (tappers); 2.8 lbs.
- 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
- Laptop compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
- Tablet compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
- Laptop compartment fits devices up to 12.5" x 8.75"
- Tablet compartment fits devices 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."
Great bag. Solid construction, comfortable and looks wonderful (almost in-backpackish). It's small which is perfect 90%+ of the time.
Not sure where to start there are so many good features... Well first off the build quality is amazing I foresee this backpack lasting me for at least 10 years. The Top handle is great for picking up the backpack in a hurry. I absolutely love the Quick release mechanism on the flap. The inside cloth is so eye catching and at the same time it provides such a nice contrast against the items inside which makes it very easy to spot things. The bag stands up on it's own, and as an added bonus I found that the latch on the backpack can be used as a stand for my phone lol.
I purchased the Larger version and I am glad I did because it just barely holds everything I want to put in it. I take it to work with me every day/night and keep things like my nintendo switch, headphones, portable batteries, a spare change of clothes, and more. I was a little worried about the cost at first it is a lot to spend on a backpack. Family members chided me on spending so much, but after having it for Five months I can confidently say I don't regret it at all.
Some small notes the laptop pocket is for 14 inch laptops and smaller, so if you have a big boy it won't fit in this bag. You can bundle a jacket and wedge it under the flap and then latch it and it looks like those backpacks with the bedroll at the top lol. I sorta wish it had a chest latch to keep the shoulder straps together as I move about, but I guess I could buy a third party one.
+ nice material
+ good quality (will live for a long time)
+ smells good
- material is not very flexible (it might be difficult to close it, when the bag is really full) --> I have to admit here, that I stuff this backpack sometimes with food, my swimming equipment and a book and then it gets really, really cramped. But: This is not what the bag is made for)
P.S. This review is from Janine, the girlfriend of David. David offered this bag to me (Janine) as a gift.
Staad Laptop BackPack
This is my second WaterField product and I'm just as satisfied as the first. Being located in Melbourne, Australia the backpack still arrived very fast. I ordered the Stout but it still has a very slim profile. The laptop sleeve can actually fit a range of sizes as the design hugs the device. Can fit an incredible amount of stuff (15" laptop, tablet, cables, power bank, notebooks for all my classes, thick textbooks, lunch container, water bottle, coffee cup, sunglasses case, wallet) all at once! Was wary about water damage on the leather in the rain but it drys out straight away. Normal use of the bag starts to marks the leather a little bit but in a good way, makes it yours. Great, unique backpack. Super comfortable and I get heaps of compliments on it. Thanks again Gary and team!
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!