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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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G.C.
Something Unique

I've been a Tumi guy for years traveling for work and pleasure about 150 days a year. I recently decided to move away from a brief style over the shoulder bag back to a backpack. I decided to try something different and not match 80% of the business travelers I see. I discovered Waterfield Designs and decided to give them a try. I purchased the Straad Laptop Backpack because of the slimness and fact that it would also accommodate my big iPad Pro. I have only had the bag for a couple of weeks, but have gotten a couple of compliments already. So I am looking forward to see how the bag lasts with lots of use. I don't have any doubts though as the construction and material seem top notch!

I will be back to buy more for sure!!!

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J.A.
Another fantastic backpack

This is my third backpack from Sfbags. I purchased the smaller Staad a few years ago and was super impressed. I needed a bit more space so purchased the Stout and I can’t be happier with it. Congrats on a fantastic product.

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W.S.
Good, but very targeted

I have a stout backpack. I keep a 15 inch Dell laptop and an A4 notebook in the back pockets, and they are a perfect fit. I keep sunglasses in one front pocket, and earphones in the other one. In the main backpack area, I keep a smaller handheld notebook, gloves, and power supply / laptop bag. It looks great, and it is very comfy. It does not get in the way, and works great on public transport.

The bad news is pretty much the limit of what this bag will hold. If I add rolled up rainpants on top of the bag, then I have to strain to pull down the front so it will fit the catch. It also does not have closable inner pockets, only pockets with velcro patches, so you can't put cords or anything into the inner lining. This has not been a huge problem, but it does mean there's no option for hiding emergency money or pens somewhere.

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G.C.
Beautiful handcraf

So much great things in this bag! The only downside is weight, but I suppose it’s counterpart of quality...

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T.T.
Staad Stout...NEXT LEVEL luxury backpack!

Having multiply luxury brands in our household, I was curious to see if the Staad Stout backpack was "as advertised" in person. I was blown away! The craftsmanship, attention to detail, luxury and refinement are all "top shelf". The black ballistic nylon with the rich chocolate leather is the perfect form and function elixir - exuding exemplary quality and high-end style. Expect multiple complements and inquires as to "where did you get that backpack?". I can confidently say that the Staad Stout is a luxury dry-good that stands above the traditional luxury brands...and checks every box. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Staad backpack...now go order one!

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