NEW SUTTER BACKPACK LAUNCH!
The NEW! Sutter Slim Backpack has a streamlined, modern fit
The NEW! Sutter Slim Backpack has a streamlined, modern fit
Premium full grain leather panel ages beautifully
Premium full grain leather panel ages beautifully
Zippered side pockets with key fob
Zippered side pockets with key fob
Easy-access top pocket
Easy-access top pocket
Weather-resistant YKK zippers
Weather-resistant YKK zippers
Padded pockets for laptop and tablet
Padded pockets for laptop and tablet
Streamlined, bulk-free design
Streamlined, bulk-free design
Bottom and side panels are reinforced for stability
Bottom and side panels are reinforced for stability
Breathable mesh padding
Breathable mesh padding
Slides onto carry-on handles
Slides onto carry-on handles
Available in Black Ballistic or Waxed Canvas
Available in Black Ballistic or Waxed Canvas
Pleated front leather panel keeps the refined look in check
Pleated front leather panel keeps the refined look in check
Slim, sleek profile even when full
Slim, sleek profile even when full
Optional Tech Pocket ($49)
Optional Tech Pocket ($49)
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic with Black Leather
Black Ballistic with Black Leather

NEW! Sutter Slim Backpack

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Sharp, Clean, Well-balanced. The compact NEW! Sutter Slim Backpack holds essential tech gear for your day at the office. A pleated, full grain leather front panel keeps the bag streamlined even when filled with a laptop, tablet, and additional gear. Easy-access front pockets are balanced on the top and bottom for efficient use of space. Upgrade your professional or casual wardrobe with the new Sutter Slim!

 

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:

  • 15.5" (H) x 11.5" (L) x 3.75" (W); 2.2 lbs.
  • Volume: 11 Liters

Hardware:

  • YKK water-resistant zippers

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.

The compact Sutter Slim 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")
    • Surface Pro 6, Go
    • Pixel Slate
  2. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.25” x 10", including:
    • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, MacBook Pro Retina
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
    • Dell XPS 15
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon
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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."


Customer Reviews

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D
D.W.
Another Home Run

Every single product I have purchased here has been positively the best. I was always an avid Coach fan. Still am, just not for bags anymore. Waterfield has definitely stolen that spot forever.

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T.B.
I LOVE This Bag!

I’ve been a fan of SF Bags for a long time and the Sutter Slim Backpack has got to be one of their best ever.

Smaller than the Pro Executive Pack and larger than the Staad, Sutter hits a sweet spot in size. Eminently easy to handle in an aircraft, it’s spacious enough to bring all the essentials, and more.

The internal organization is great. The pack has sleeves which perfectly protect my 13” MacBook Pro AND the iPad Pro with keyboard, so all of my mobile needs are met. The bag has a very serviceable main space for books, headphones and battery packs. While it does have some internal pockets, this is where some of the smaller organizer pouches come in handy. i keep cables and such in the smaller pouch and toss it in the Sutter - all nice and neat.

The Sutter also features a super-handy top pocket perfect for stashing wallet, ID, and things you want to offload when going through airport security. The zippers have a great feel to them and operate smoothly. Finally, for those extra items you want on-hand, the “outer pocket” in front of the pack offers extra storage for essentials with access from both sides of the pack. Brilliant.

One other feature which may not seem important is the grab handle on top. When I stow the Sutter under the seat in an aircraft, it’s face-down, leaving the handle facing upward. It’s easier to grab in cramped quarters. For me, that’s a much appreciated feature.

If you are familiar with the Bolt bag, this one is roughly similar in size, but the Sutter bag is optimized for thin mobile devices, and for traveling light. This bag is fast-becoming my go-to when traveling. Highest recommendation.

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T.K.
Great slim backpack

Love this new backpack! I can get my MacBook and iPad in with their chargers and my water bottle too. I love all my Waterfield bags, but this one is working best for me right now because of its slim design. Really wonderful bag!!!

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A.L.
Waterfield does it again!

Absolutely everything that you would expect from Waterfield designs. High quality and looks great. I know that this will only look better with age. It’s a perfect fit for those not wishing to carry a cumbersome backpack, but still have a decent amount of stuff to carry for their daily workloads. It holds it slim shape no matter how much I stuff it. I love it!

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J.L.
Sutter Slim Backpack

the Sutter Slim Backpack is perfect. I've had the Staad Slim for the past several years and loved it. But I needed just a little more room and the Sutter Slim did the trick. I can carry more files, etc and it still remains slim. I love it.

Will items fall to the bottom when I use the front pockets?

No, items will not accumulate at the bottom. We designed two pockets, one above the other, to address this issue. You can store your electronics and your personal items separately. You can access one pocket from the top, and the other pocket from the sides.

What’s the secret to keeping the bag slim and refined even when full?

First, we made efficient use of space so items will not be bumping into each other. We balanced the placement of the interior and exterior pockets so stored items will not overlap. And, we pleated the full grain leather panel to minimize any bulge that might occur with overpacking.

Will the bag stand upright?

To help keep the bag upright, we stiffened the bottom side panels that attach to the straps.

Why is the bag lined in gold?

We chose gold because this light color makes it easier to quickly identify the contents inside your bag. The liner also adds a thin water-resistant layer of protection between the canvas or the ballistic nylon and the items you carry.

What type of leather is used for the front panel?

We use premium, full grain leather, the (most expensive) part of the hide with a really tight grain that makes it highly durable. Scratches and other surface character are signs that you’re getting the real thing — authentic, distressed leather that will develop a beautiful patina over time.

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