Pro Executive Laptop Backpack
Optional Executive Folio
- Product Info
- What Fits
The Boardroom Backpack. The Pro Backpack blends sophisticated style with serious functionality. It's highly organized with two compartments, strategically-placed pockets, and a removable Executive Folio for taking to short meetings. The optional Executive Folio ($89) holds a laptop, documents, and pens. The Pro Backpack stands upright, so it can be set down without falling over. Premium leather accents give the backpack its character and develop a luxurious patina over time.
NOTE: The Pro Backpack was developed in collaboration with customers. Our goal was to create a professional-looking backpack that balances functionality with style elegant enough for the boardroom. See the journey from idea to product here.
All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- 1050 Denier black Ballistic nylon
- Full-grain leather accents (no skimping on the leather)
Dimensions & Weight:
Pro Executive Backpack:
- One size: 13.5" (L) x 16.5" (H) x 7.0" (W), 2.9 lbs. Volume: 25.5 liters
- 13” size: 10.25” (L) x 13.25” (H) x 1.75” (W), 1 lb.
- 15” size: 11.0” (L) x 15.0” (H) x 1.75” (W), 1.2 lbs.
- Crowd-sourced design with customers to create a stylish and functional backpack for professionals.
- The optional executive Folio is easily removable to take for short meetings.
- Stands upright when it’s set down.
- Two main chambers: back chamber zips down to carry laptop or tablet, documents, and the Executive Folio. Front chamber is spacious enough to hold other items needed for a day at the office.
- Premium full grain leather front panel and handle.
- Two zip pockets on the front panel to quickly access items when swinging the backpack from the shoulder.
- Two large side pockets for water bottle and small items.
- Top front pocket that’s deep enough to hold items securely.
- Back slot for slipping onto suitcase handles.
- Top handle is premium leather for a more comfortable grip.
- Comfortable, padded shoulder straps.
- Sleek, waterproof zippers throughout.
- Built to last.
The Padded laptop/tablet compartment fits devices up to 15" x 10"
- 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina
- Surface Book 2 (13” & 15”)
- Lenovo X1 Carbon, Yoga 720 (13")
- Dell XPS 13, 15
- Surface Laptop 2
- 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina, Air
- iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
- reMarkable (paper tablet)
- Surface Book 2 (13.5")
- Pixel Slate
- Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover
- Dell XPS 13"
- 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina
- Surface Book 2 (15")
- Dell XPS 15"
BagWorks - October 8, 2018
“The Pro Executive Backpack from Waterfield Designs is an exceedingly great bag for any of you business-y type people out there.”
MacDirectory - August 18, 2018
"We never thought we’d use the word “breathtaking” to describe a backpack, but that’s the only word that really describes WaterField Designs Pro Executive Laptop Backpack.”
Gadgeteer - August 12, 2018
"Waterfield’s crowd-sourced, collaborative effort has hit the mark, creating an exceptionally functional, nicely laid out backpack with a sophisticated look suitable for any business situation.”
WaterField Designs Pro Executive Laptop Backpack: A perfect business backpack created with the help of customers
ZDNet - June 4, 2018
"it is clear to me that the WaterField Designs Pro Executive Laptop Backpack gets everything right and is the best bag I have ever tested…”
This is my second bag from Waterfield. First one lasted 7 years, I used it everyday, travelled with it and it held up great. When the time came to look for a new bag, there was no other option.
The new pro executive bags looks great, plenty of space for laptop and other stuff. There is nothing in market which can compete with looks and the quality you get from Waterfield.
I finally found the backpack that I could call my forever backpack that I use for work/travel everyday! Storage pocket placement is in all the right places where it makes sense to me. No more inserting my hand in numerous pockets trying to find where i placed my pen, wallet, keys, passport, etc. last. The bag is well constructed with quality material that will last forever. It is the perfect size for traveling as it fits perfectly under the airplane seat in front of you. I get a lot of compliments on this bag! I kept going back and forth on whether I should invest in the bag until i saw someone in our office building with this backpack. Backpack envy instantly set in… I was so impressed, that I ordered it the next day.. and received it in a couple of days. If you are in the same position I was in trying to decide whether to purchase, pull the trigger and get it. You will not regret it.
Originally thought the idea of crowd-sourcing the features would result in a very bland and compromised bag. When it came out, it looked a bit over-sized for my needs... bulky almost. So when the Slim came out I was first excited, but due to the lack of compartments I committed to the Executive Pro Backpack. During shipment, I still continued to fear it would be too big. But when I opened the box up and felt the structure of the bag - it was PERFECT. Size was slimmer than it looks in the pictures; the structure allowing it to stand is thoroughly AWESOME; and the leather is beautiful as always. This is my fourth Waterfield bag, and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Waterfield for making quality products in America that I am proud and happy to use. As a Marine Veteran, it means a lot that you’re an American company, employing Americans. Thank you.
What do you mean by "crowd-sourced design”?
We often work with customers to help us design key products. We refer to this process as “crowd-sourced design”. We received over 2000 replies to our request to help design the next professional backpack. See the journey from idea to product here. Customers who signed up to participate gave us requirements and provided feedback during the process. We love working with customers this way because the end product is something they helped build.
Does the Pro Executive Backpack stand up when I set it down?
Yes. Having the Pro stand on its own is one of the primary features requested by customers. This lets them neatly place the backpack on the floor next to them when they take it to meetings.
What is the purpose of the Executive Folio?
In our surveys, people indicated they used their backpack throughout the day. However, many requested that the backpack be lightweight. Because people spent most of their time at meetings, we figured we can keep things light by having a removable Executive Folio that would contain all the essentials for a short meeting. Leave the backpack in your office, and take the Executive Folio with you to the conference room. You can also buy the Executive Folio separately here.
Why use full grain leather for the accents?
Real, premium leather does look good, doesn’t it? Full-grain leather has a super tight grain so it resists moisture very well, and it's strong and durable. We believe in making products of the highest quality—we never skimp on materials, even accents. Full-grain leather is ideal for handles; your fingers will feel the difference. We love how the leather develops a beautiful patina that adds to the Pro Backpack's character over time.
Why use a gold liner?
First, the liner adds a bit of protection for the different items you carry inside. Second, we chose gold because this lighter, brighter color makes it easier to quickly see the contents inside your pouch.
Have a question about this product? Contact us at HeyGary@SFBags.com.
"Once again your backpack project has hit it out of the park!"
"Thank you for letting me be part of multiple focus groups and for listening to your customers."
"Pockets galore. Thoughtfully placed to be very easy to use and access."
"It lives up to everything you said it would. It's changed the way I travel."