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Introducing the Pro Executive Laptop Backpack
Introducing the Pro Executive Laptop Backpack
Spacious main compartment
Spacious main compartment
Premium full grain leather grab handle
Premium full grain leather grab handle
Available in four leather accent colors
Available in four leather accent colors
Quick access top pocket
Quick access top pocket
Streamlined profile
Streamlined profile
Quick-access large side pockets
Quick-access large side pockets
Easy to grab commonly-used gear
Easy to grab commonly-used gear
Deep enough for a water bottle
Deep enough for a water bottle
Stands upright on its own
Stands upright on its own
Mobile office-ready
Mobile office-ready
Quick access front pocket
Quick access front pocket
Convenient swing-around access
Convenient swing-around access
Convenient slot for carry-on luggage
Convenient slot for carry-on luggage
Top pocket for small items
Top pocket for small items
Super comfortable straps
Super comfortable straps
Looks great against your back
Looks great against your back
Matching Executive Folio (sold separately)
Matching Executive Folio (sold separately)
Matching leather accent colors
Matching leather accent colors
Premium full grain leather pocket
Premium full grain leather pocket
Protects laptop or tablet from scratches
Protects laptop or tablet from scratches
Executive Folio available in two sizes
Executive Folio available in two sizes
More customer reviews below
More customer reviews below
Black Leather Accent
Black Leather Accent
Crimson Leather Accent
Crimson Leather Accent
Chocolate Leather Accent
Chocolate Leather Accent
Grey Leather Accent
Grey Leather Accent

Pro Executive Laptop Backpack


Optional Executive Folio

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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.


Material:

  • 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
Executive Folio (optional):
  • 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.

Features:

  • Crowd-sourced design with customers to create a stylish and functional backpack for professionals.
  • The optional is easily removable Executive Folio 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.
  • Lightweight.
The Pro Backpack is available in one size, divided into two chambers: front chamber is spacious enough to hold items needed for a day at the office. The back chamber zips down to carry laptop or tablet, documents, and the Executive Folio.

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
The 13” Executive Folio can fit devices up to 13" x 9"
    • 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina, Air
    • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9")
    • 12" MacBook
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
    • Pixel Slate
    • Surface Pro 6
    • Dell XPS 13"
The 15” Executive Folio can fit devices up to 14.75" x 10"
    • 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Retina
    • Surface Book 2 (15")
    • Dell XPS 15"
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Waterfield Pro Executive Backpack Review

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.”


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WaterField's Pro Executive Laptop Backpack: The Best You Ever Designed

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.”


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Waterfield Pro Executive Laptop Backpack review

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.”


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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…”


Customer Reviews

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D.H.
Most flexible laptop bag ever

The Pro Executive Laptop Backpack has everything I need. A spot on top for airpods/etc, good room on the inside, great zippers that seal against the weather. And, it stands up on its own, instead of flopping over.

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J.H.
Best Backpack Ever!!!

I have had the Waterfield Bolt Backpack for over a year now. It has served me well, holding my initial gear and tech. It got to the point though, where my gear exceeded the capacity of the backpack. As such, I upgraded to the Pro Executive Backpack. Once I received it, it fit all of my gear perfectly including: my 2015 15-Inch Macbook Pro Retina Display, Nintendo Switch (in a Waterfield Cityslicker Case), Nintendo 3DS (in a Waterfield Cityslicker Case), Rocketbook Everlast, First Aid Kit, Waterfield Gear Pouch Large (Fully Loaded), Waterfield Duo Dopp Kit (Fully Loaded), Anker Soundcore Vortex Bluetooth Headphones (in a Waterfield Pouch), Switch Pro Controller, Ray-Ban Aviators (in a hard case), Glasses (in a soft case), Pen & Pencil, Sharpie, Anker Bolder P2 Flashlight, Aukey 30000 USB-C Power Delivery Powerbank, Omnicharge 20 Powerbank, Emergency Medicine Capsule, Apple Airpods, and my Weight Watchers Passport. I like to be prepared.
Today, I woke up to the sound of heavy rain. I took care of my cats, went to go get coffee at my local Starbucks and realized I have a flat tire. After the repairman came and was unable to replace the tire due to a required tool, the tow truck came and took me to a car shop to fix up my car. I got some food at the nearby Taco Bell and finally went to the Starbucks down the street to escape from the rain and get my coffee fix. My burritos were almost lost after the bag tore from the abundance of water. I arrived at the Starbucks, cleaned up and started to eat my food. The power went out, and the baristas said they had to close the store. So, I went back the way I came and found refuge in a local café with coffee and warmth. I relaxed, made some calls, and started to write this review. After the repairs were completed, I walked back to the shop, drove home, changed, and went to my Weight Watchers meeting. From there, I checked in on the house I was watching and went to work to take care of some business. I finally came home, fed my...

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J.C.
Best, and most Stylish Backpack out there!

This is my first Waterfield Designs backpack, and I could not be happier with the look, feel, and function of my Pro Executive Laptop Backpack. It is so well designed that I've not run into a single instance where I said "I wish it had this....". It's not only thoughtfully designed, it's well built and stylish. Waterfield Designs just won over a customer and created an advocate. Thank you!

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review of pro executive laptop backpack

I received my Pro Executive Laptop Backpack last week. Craftsmanship is amazing. it is made from durable materials for sure and best of all the bag actually stands on its own on the floor which is a simple feature have not been able to find in other high end backpacks. it has great selection of pockets and also fits firmly on my back when I wear it. not a cheap bag but worth every penny. Very happy with my purchase. Thanks a lot !

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T.
Great Bag, Ok Folio

The bag lives up to the quality of WaterField Designs. Perfectly laid out and professional looking. The folio I ordered with it is not as functional. Paper is on the wrong side should be on the right, can’t fold over to make smaller to take notes. I would recommend rethinking this product. Otherwise Bag is outstanding.

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.

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    - John G., California
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    - Nikki J., Charleston, SC
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    - Peter G., California
  • "It lives up to everything you said it would. It's changed the way I travel."
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