Meet the Sutter Slim Backpack
Black Ballistic or Waxed Canvas
Comfortable, streamlined fit
Full grain front leather panel
Hidden, zippered side pocket
Easy-access top pocket
Weather-resistant YKK zipper
Padded pockets for laptop and tablet
Slim profile even when packed
Breathable mesh padding
Slides onto carry-on handles
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket (sold separately)
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Blue Leather

Sutter Slim Backpack



-287 in stock

Sharp, Compact, Balanced. The Sutter Slim Laptop Backpack packs a laptop, tablet, and accessories in a small amount of space. Convenient external top and front pockets for easy-access items. Full-grain front leather panel ages beautifully. 

 

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


Material:

  • 1050 Denier black ballistic nylon or brown waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Sutter Slim Backpack:
  • 11.25” (l) x 3.75” (w) x 15.5” (h); 2.2 lbs.
    28.57 (l) x 9.52 (w) x 39.37 (h) cm; 1.0 kg
    Volume: 11 Liters

FEATURES

  • Clean, streamlined profile keeps the Slim Backpack compact even when full.
  • Comfortable, modern fit.
  • Slim profile is ideal for commuting in crowded spaces.
  • Lightweight and compact with efficient use of space.
  • Premium full-grain leather panel is pleated to help control bulge and maintain the sleek look.
  • Two external pockets offer easy access from the top or sides.
  • Pockets are evenly spaced to balance the load and distribute contents.
  • Leather handle for comfortable grab and go.
  • Interior gold liner increases visibility.
  • Padded compartments for a laptop and tablet are on one side; organizational pockets on the other.
  • Rear mesh padding for breathability and comfort. Lower panel slips over carry-on handles for easy travel.
  • Ergonomic, padded shoulder straps.
  • Stiffened bottom and side panels eliminate sagging and help keep the backpack upright when set down.
  • Compliments any professional or casual wardrobe.

SHIPPING:
  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 87 reviews
87%
(76)
9%
(8)
2%
(2)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
C
C.H.
Fantastic Bag

Purchased as a daily driver that could carry everything needed but started as minimalist as could be. I carry 16" MBP, 11" iPad Pro (in Outback Solo with slim battery/cables), notebook, usb hub, external HD, and multiplier charger.

Delivers as advertised. Excellent quality and top notch materials. No regrets.

J
J.
Amazing

I ordered the Sutter slim backpack, and it’s even better than I imagined. They are expensive, but better than anything else available in my opinion. Can't wait to see what they come out with in the future!

T
T.J.B.

Worth the money.

R
R.
Love it

Got it in waxed canvas. Trial by fire as I took it around Europe for meetings and conferences for 2 months. Love all the little pockets and how everything has been thought out and executed with high quality. I just enjoy using this bag. My 2015 rMBP fits snugly into the bigger slot just about, and I use the smaller slot to fit my air caddy with an ipad inside. On top of this it still comfortably fits an international adapter as well as the macbook charging brick, headphones, and a soft water bottle (vapur). Only 2 things I wasn't quite happy with. First, how the excess strap seems to flail about with no 'lock' in place (unless I'm doing this wrongly). Second, very minor point but the bag, because of the substantial construction is a little heavy.

Lastly, FEDEX royally messed up the delivery. I expressed delivered to Australia and the whole ordeal took 2 weeks for FEDEX and AusPost to figure out what was happening and where my bag was. Both companies wouldn't take any resposibility. Because of this, I'm a little wary to get more stuff as FEDEX is the default international shipper to Australia it seems. I do realise that this has little to do with the actual bag.

R
R.J.
Not Really Appropriate for New MacBook Pro 16 inch

Despite the advertising - this bag does not really hold the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. I have to manipulate the zipper to reach over the computer in order to zip close. Additionally, I was hoping to use an Apple MacBook Pro Leather Sleeve as added protection. The sleeve is just a smidgen bigger than the MacBook - but that makes it too large for the bag. I just returned the sleeve today to the Apple Store. Disappointed in this product as I also own the Sutter Tech Sling which I enjoy using with my iPad Pro 12.9.

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WaterField Designs Sutter Slim Backpack review: A compact but capable MacBook bag

Macworld - February 6, 2019

"As I’ve said about other WaterField products, it’s as smartly designed as anything that comes out of Cupertino, and that makes it a perfect companion for any collection of portable Apple gear."


SIZE GUIDE

The compact Sutter Slim Laptop Backpack is sized to hold a day’s work and tech gear. There are two easy-access front pockets to separate electronic gear from personal items. Inside are two padded compartments for protecting a laptop or tablet.

  1. The built-in Tablet Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.75", including:
    • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
    • Pixel Slate
  2. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.25” x 10", including:
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Dell XPS 15
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon

NEVER LOOKS OVERSTUFFED

Staying true to the sleek, minimalist look, every space is smartly utilized to keep contents organized and easily accessible. 

 

"Very well thought out and impressively executed. Surprisingly trim for what can fit inside, and has a convenient layout." Jeff C., Arlington, US

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Customer Reviews

Based on 87 reviews
87%
(76)
9%
(8)
2%
(2)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
C
C.H.
Fantastic Bag

Purchased as a daily driver that could carry everything needed but started as minimalist as could be. I carry 16" MBP, 11" iPad Pro (in Outback Solo with slim battery/cables), notebook, usb hub, external HD, and multiplier charger.

Delivers as advertised. Excellent quality and top notch materials. No regrets.

J
J.
Amazing

I ordered the Sutter slim backpack, and it’s even better than I imagined. They are expensive, but better than anything else available in my opinion. Can't wait to see what they come out with in the future!

T
T.J.B.

Worth the money.

R
R.
Love it

Got it in waxed canvas. Trial by fire as I took it around Europe for meetings and conferences for 2 months. Love all the little pockets and how everything has been thought out and executed with high quality. I just enjoy using this bag. My 2015 rMBP fits snugly into the bigger slot just about, and I use the smaller slot to fit my air caddy with an ipad inside. On top of this it still comfortably fits an international adapter as well as the macbook charging brick, headphones, and a soft water bottle (vapur). Only 2 things I wasn't quite happy with. First, how the excess strap seems to flail about with no 'lock' in place (unless I'm doing this wrongly). Second, very minor point but the bag, because of the substantial construction is a little heavy.

Lastly, FEDEX royally messed up the delivery. I expressed delivered to Australia and the whole ordeal took 2 weeks for FEDEX and AusPost to figure out what was happening and where my bag was. Both companies wouldn't take any resposibility. Because of this, I'm a little wary to get more stuff as FEDEX is the default international shipper to Australia it seems. I do realise that this has little to do with the actual bag.

R
R.J.
Not Really Appropriate for New MacBook Pro 16 inch

Despite the advertising - this bag does not really hold the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. I have to manipulate the zipper to reach over the computer in order to zip close. Additionally, I was hoping to use an Apple MacBook Pro Leather Sleeve as added protection. The sleeve is just a smidgen bigger than the MacBook - but that makes it too large for the bag. I just returned the sleeve today to the Apple Store. Disappointed in this product as I also own the Sutter Tech Sling which I enjoy using with my iPad Pro 12.9.