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Staad Laptop Backpack
Staad Laptop Backpack
The Staad Laptop Backpack
The Staad Laptop Backpack
Slim Measurements
Slim Measurements
Two sizes to choose from
Two sizes to choose from
Stout Measurements
Stout Measurements
Two sizes to choose from - side view
Two sizes to choose from - side view
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh
Vintage WWll buckle
Vintage WWll buckle
Inner compartment for laptop + tablet and accessories
Inner compartment for laptop + tablet and accessories
Easy zip slanted side front pocket
Easy zip slanted side front pocket
Staad Slim interior
Staad Slim interior
Staad Stout interior
Staad Stout interior
See more Press Reviews below
See more Press Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
See more User Reviews below
Black Leather on Black Ballistic
Black Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
Grizzly Leather on Waxed Canvas
Grizzly Leather on Waxed Canvas

Staad Laptop BackPack

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Move on up. Upgrade from casual to a more formal work environment with the refined Staad BackPack. Tapered top creates a slim profile while maximizing capacity. Plushly-cushioned interior pockets for a laptop and tablet keep the main compartment organized. By request, we'll adjust the laptop pocket in the Stout size Staad to comfortably fit your 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar. Swing the Staad to one side for quick access to keys or phone in angled, zippered side pockets. Choose from tan waxed-canvas or black ballistic and a black, chocolate or grizzly leather for a striking flap and accents. Vintage WWII-era buckle is easy to use and ultra hip. Give your back the pack it deserves.
Part of the Staad Collection.


The Stout padded laptop compartment fits up to a 15-inch laptop. If you'd prefer smaller 12/13-inch compartment, just make the request in the special instructions section when you check out.

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


Material:

  • Waxed Canvas or Ballistic Nylon body for durability
  • Full-grain premium leather Flap and Handle

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Slim: 15.5" x 12" x 1" - 3" (tapers); 2.4 lbs.
  • Volume: 6 liters
  • Stout: 16" x 14.25" x 1.5" - 5.5" (tapers); 2.8 lbs.
  • Volume: 13 liters

Hardware:

  • WWII-era ammunition buckle
  • YKK Zippers
  • Splash Proof Zippers

Features:
  • Flap is double-sided full-grain leather
  • Fully-padded built-in laptop/tablet pocket
  • Easy-to-see gold liner
The Staad Laptop Backpack comes in two sizes each with a built-in padded laptop pocket - and - a built-in padded tablet pocket:

Slim Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina, Air Retina
  • 12" MacBook
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Pro 6, Go
  • Surface Laptop 2
  • Dell XPS 13
Slim Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 9.75" x 7"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 10.5")
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)

Stout Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
  • 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Retina
  • Dell XPS 15
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon
  • Surface Book 2 (15")
  • Surface Laptop 2
Stout Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9")
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Surface Pro 6, Go
  • Pixel Slate
Waterfield's Staad Slim Backpack Is Impeccably Designed And Here For The Long Haul [Review]

Waterfield's Staad Slim Backpack Is Impeccably Designed And Here For The Long Haul [Review]

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2013

"If budget isn't an issue, the Staad backpack is a solid addition to anyone's tech kit. The heavy construction and custom-designed fittings seem like artifacts from an earlier, less obsolescent era while the more modern options promise a long, productive, useful lifespan."


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THE WATERFIELD STAAD BACKPACK

MacSparky - May 31, 2016

“I love the way this bag looks and I plan to use the hell out of it over many years into the future.”

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Review: Staad slim Backpack (hands on): Taking the gear bag to a whole new level

ZDNet - February 14, 2014

"There are bags and then there are bags that blend style with function. The Staad Backpack from Waterfield Designs is one of the latter that feels as much at home in the boardroom as it does on the street."

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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Review: WaterField Designs Staad Stout review: High quality, comfort, and functionality are worth the price

ZDNet - February 3, 2014

"WaterField Designs make some of the finest mobile tech bags in the US and one of their latest models is the fantastic Staad BackPack. The Stout model is worth the $329 price and earns my highest praise."

Contributor's rating: 9.5 out of 10

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Review: Staad Backpack from WaterField Designs Review

Gotta Be Mobile - November 17, 2013

"WaterField Designs crafted a great bag in the Staad Backpack. It's one of the best computer bags we've tested"
"It's one of the best computer bags we've tested. Despite the higher price, we recommend it without any reservations."

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Review: Staad Laptop BackPack

The Awesomer

"beautifully hand crafted"

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The New Staad Laptop BackPack Is Perfect For The Techie In Your Life

AppAdvice - October 28, 2013

"How Does it Stack Up? I haven't found a bag this nice to look at, which also offers this level of protection."
Aesthetic Appeal: ★★★★★
Wow Factor: ★★★★★
Build Quality: ★★★★★
Value: ★★★★☆

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Review: WaterField Staad Laptop Backpack Review

Gadget Mac - January 23, 2014


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Waterfield Designs Staad Backpack review

iMore - November 9, 2013

"It's easy to find a laptop-carrying backpack these days; everyone and their brother makes one. It's a different story to find one that looks this good, dresses up nice, and is this well-made. Admittedly, you pay for that quality of construction and appearance. But if you're looking for a laptop backpack that looks as good in the boardroom as it does on the subway, the Staad fits the bill."

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Waterfield Designs Staad BackPack carries your gear, looks awesome doing it

Engadget - November 1, 2013

"If you want the hands-free convenience of a backpack, but want something that will be at home in the executive suite, then pull out your wallet and buy the Waterfield Designs Staad BackPack."

Customer Reviews

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B.
Perfect Laptop Backpack

Just used this for the first time on a trip and it works great... Super comfortable and held everything I needed with room to spare, but still feels like a small bag.

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B.W.
Waterfield is the standard!

I no ught a slim Staad Backpack and loved it so much, I bought the standard a week later with gear pouch, iPad sleeve and wallet. On a 10 day trip to Latin America and it is proving to be the best travel solution I have ever used in 30 years and 67 countries of travel. Yours truly from the road, a very happy Waterfield convert.....

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E.H.
Great stylish bag with plenty of capacity

PROS: plenty of space (although see below), very stylish (chocolate over black), neat non-magnetic clasp.

CONS: leather flap is intentionally finished such that it picks up patina very easily (eg fingernail scratches) - while this will be ok in the long run it was unexpected and may be a little odd looking in the short term; could use a pouch with pen pockets; no obvious place to stash the the long Apple Mac power cord.

I’m being harsh with the CONS - I am very happy with the bag and it is generally well thought out and well constructed.

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R.W.
Great BackPack

Had my eye on the backpack for some time. Decided to make the purchase for an upcoming trip. Exceeded our expectations. The Staad backpack holds as much as you would want to carry, is well organized and designed so items are easily accessible. Great backpack, looks great, and lives up to the exceptional quality of SFbags!

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J.R.
Great, simple backpack

I love the low profile. As a long time customer, I also appreciate the usual high quality in all components.

Will a 15" laptop fit in the Slim Staad?

No, but we can fit the Slim version with the larger Stout pocket to accommodate your laptop. Just leave a note in the special instructions and it will be done.

Will a water bottle fit in the Slim Staad?

It's going to be snug but it'll work.

Is the backpack waterproof?

It's water resistant not waterproof but does hold up well in the rain.

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

  • Staad, couldn’t decide so bought two!
    - Alex L., Hawaii
  • Best backpack ever. Worth every penny!
    - Brandon H., Idaho
  • Staad backpack is elegant and functional!
    - Brian J., Oregon
  • Staad: sleek, sturdy, stylish-- worth every$!
    - Helena S., Victoria, Australia
  • My last backpack ever, love it.
    - Magnus L., WI
  • Love, Love, LOVE my Staad Backpack!
    - Stephen C., California