All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- 1050 Denier black Ballistic nylon or brown waxed canvas
- Full-grain leather accents
- More details here
Dimensions & Weight:
- One size: 11” (l) x 5” (w) x 15” (h); 2.2 lbs.
27.94 (l) x 12.7 (w) x 38.1 (h) cm; 0.99 kg
Volume: 13.5 liters
- Full-grain leather and black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas.
- Firm foam padding protects contents and helps the bag stand upright.
- Padded laptop and tablet compartments fit up to a 16-inch MacBook.
- Pro or similarly sized laptop and a 12-inch iPad or tablet.
- Main compartment has gold, water-resistant liner for better visibility of contents.
- An interior, semi-opaque, zippered pocket includes an AirTag pocket
- One padded laptop pocket and and one padded tablet pocket.
- Wheelie suitcase pass-through slot for inserting into carry-on handles.
- Sweat-wicking mesh in the back and on the backpack straps.
- A comfortable leather-lined top handle facilitates a quick grab or briefcase-style carry.
- An upper, exterior pocket with scratch-free Ultrasuede® and padded with soft foam.
- A pleated, lower, exterior pocket accommodates chargers or other bulky items without bulging.
- The pleated, exterior pocket includes four pen slots, an open pocket, and a key fob.
- Two side pockets – water bottle pocket and quick-access items pocket.
- YKK waterproof zippers and custom metal zipper pulls add a professional touch.
Big fan of Waterfield and have had several product to date. For work I have tended more towards Tumi, but my new EDC is the Compact Exec Backpack and loving it. Streamlined look but accommodates all I need including MacBook Air 15in. Comfortable, love the gold lining. Works great if working from cafes etc. Just the right size. Usual Waterfield excellent build quality.
Use this both for auditing some college classes and going to the office for work. It looks right and functions well in both environments. Enough but not too many pockets/zippers, slots etc. One each for laptop and tablet is a plus. The bag DOES stand up on its own and carries a lot without looking overstuffed or like a travel/hiking pack. Construction is, as usual, very good and the material is high quality. I like that the water bottle pocket is enclosed but have to say that it could be larger. It will take a 17oz bottle but then won’t zip completely closed. Not a big issue and I bought a different bottle that does fit. I have never used a backpack before for work or classes but I’m now a convert with this one.
I still have my old Cozmo and Cargo from 15+ years ago, used them extensively and were great bags. Moved on to backpacks, and over the years found that I was pouring EVERYTHING into them. Now that I'm traveling for work again, I wanted something more compact and professional looking, and first place I looked was Waterfield. I couldn't be more happy with the Compact Executive Backpack - easy to carry, fits under aircraft seats with ease, and can fit MORE than the essentials. It's surprisingly roomy, and is my new travel companion. Thanks Gary and team, another fantastic purchase!
I have been looking for a roll up backpack. I love the look and feel. However, rolling up the backpack to fit in the bag is not easy and the demo is not very good at explaining how to do it efficiently.
I love my backpack. I purchased it to use with both my 16 inch macbook pro and my 13 inch macbook air. Both fit in it perfectly at the same time and leave room for some files or books and accessories along with a water bottle in the pouch. Fully filled it still maintains its compact design. This is the 5th or 6th item I have purchased from Waterfield and each of them have fully met my expectations.
The Compact Executive Backpack is available in one size and carries a laptop and tablet, plus daily essentials.
- The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.25” x 10", including:
- 13" MacBook Pro
- 14" MacBook Pro
- 16" MacBook Pro
- 13" MacBook Air
- NEW 15" MacBook Air
- Surface Book 3 (13.5" & 15")
- Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5" & 15")
- Other similarly-sized devices
- The built-in Tablet Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.75", including:
- 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
- 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
- Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover
- Other similarly-sized devices
The front pocket stores accessories like a power supply, cords, and other small items.
The main compartment holds a laptop, tablet, notebook, documents, files, and other office essentials.
The water bottle pocket fits a 16 oz Hydro Flask Tumbler, or 17 oz h2go Bottle, or similar sizes. Note that the 16 oz Hydro Flask is the absolute largest receptacle that will fit inside the water bottle pocket
*** NOTE: Need to carry more? Try the larger capacity Pro Executive Backpack.