All bags are designed and made in our San Francisco workshop
Light and compact but can hold your gear
Light and compact but can hold your gear
More press below
More press below
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 XS Max and similarly-sized phones
Front pocket fits iPhone XS Max and similarly-sized phones
Fits neatly on suitcase handles
Fits neatly on suitcase handles
Waxed canvas with chocolate leather and ballistic with black leather
Waxed canvas with chocolate leather and ballistic with black leather
More press below
More press below
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

Fits the NEW iPad Pro, MacBook, Surface Pro 6

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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 (11", 12.9") with Apple Pencil and the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, sketchpad, notebook, smartphone, AirPods, or power cord. Also fits a range of third-party tablets and laptops including the Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15"). 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 10.5 inches x 3.5 inches (at bottom); 1.8 lbs.
  • Volume: 8.5 Liters
  • 15": 16 inches x 11.25 inches x 3.5 inches (at bottom); 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 and tablet pockets.
  • Easy-to-see gold liner.
  • Two front angled pockets for faster access. Can fit iPhone XS Max 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 (11” & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Pro 6, Go with Type Cover
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Pixel Slate

  • 13" Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"
    • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina, Retina
    • 12.9” iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Laptop 2

  • 13" Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
    • 11” iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Surface Pro 6, Go with Type Cover
    • Pixel Slate
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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 146 reviews
Great, versatile, understated

Really enjoying my new bag. While I only have a 13 inch XPS, I want something a bit larger and more roomy and still relatively light and thin. Most of the time I’m walking fairly long distances, to work or through airports, and I can utilize either the over the shoulder strap or I can slide it over my handle of my roller. But, when I arrive and want to look a little more professional (not easy for me) I can carry her like an attaché. Quality is outstanding and the finish is pretty sexy. I love the way the inside orange is set off from black leather and nylon. The only downside is the front fastener, which I’m still getting the hang of. It’s probably going to be a two handed operation for a while.

Professional Quality

I searched high and low for a high quality laptop bag that would last, that looked good and that would fit everything I need. This bag has ticked all the boxes. It is artisan quality as far as the finish is concerned. The pockets for the phone, Surface Go and the Surface Book 2 15" all fit perfectly. The inside colour is great, it doesn't look like a dark cavern where things get lost, you can see everything. The strap doesn't slip so it stays where you set it.

If there was an upgraded version, I would provide an insert for the pen holders to accommodate Surface pens as they are a bit shorter than Apple pencils and get lost in the slots. I have put some material in the bottom to fix this. If that front buckle could be adjustable in some way to lengthen the reach for those few times where you want to put a couple of extra things in the bag that would be helpful.

Nice bag with plenty of room

Beautiful bag with plenty of room for my laptop, accessories, and other necessities. Would be great if there was a water container holder.

Very good design and quality

I was looking for laptop bag replacement and noticed that the coworker of my has Waterfield bag. I lied the design and style. I've ordered one and been using it for less than a month so far. The quality is excellent, I also like a selection of the materials. The functionality is very well thought through. I will recommend this bag.

Very Beautiful And Very Functional Carrying Case ….

The shoulder bag, which I use for my Surface Pro 2 has many other compartments to store other things, including the power adapter, mouse and a few files. I receive many compliments on the case.
This bag exceeds all my expectations.

Great job … Thank you

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 Pro and 15" MacBook Pro. Smaller-sized devices can also fit the 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.

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  • "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.