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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 (Stout)
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh (Stout)
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh (Slim)
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh (Slim)
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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The refined Staad Laptop BackPack's tapered form creates a slim profile while maximizing capacity. Built-in padded laptop and tablet sleeves keep the brightly lit interior organized, and external swing-around pockets keep necessities accessible without removing the pack. 


 

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, Air Retina
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
  • Surface Laptop 2
  • Dell XPS 13
Slim Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 9.75" x 7"
  • iPad Pro 11” with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • 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”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Surface Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
  • 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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D.A.
Great Bag!!! love the design

Perfect laptop backpack

W
W.H.
Fantastic Backpack

I’ve gone through 4 or 5 laptop/technology bags over the last few years and have never been satisfied with any of them. I found Waterfield Designs a few months ago and was very impressed with their line of bags. As I reviewed their different style bags, the Staad Laptop Backpack caught my eye. After several months of looking at it I finally pulled the trigger and I’m so glad I did. The quality of this bag is superior, with high quality materials. It holds everything I need in my day to day life and will also be perfect for travel. I highly recommend this bag.

B
B.D.S.

This is a great backpack. I have used lots of backpacks for business over the years. The Saad is a good combination of function and form. Attractive looks (I went with all black.) Pockets are very functional. Quality of materials are high. But what I like best about this bag is the comfort. The Saad wears very well on your back even when fully loaded (I have the stout.) No pressure on the shoulders and weight balance is good; feels very light. If I could make one adjustment it would be to add a sleeve on the portion up against one's back so it can slip through the handle of a roller board bag when traveling.

M
M.C.
The Ultimate Techie Backpack

What a wonderfully designed way to lug your tech gear around! It's the perfect size (I got the slim variant) for bringing a laptop, tablet, and a few sundries to a coffee shop. At the same time, it's my go-to daily commuter bag. I purchased this with along with the Waterfield Air Porter and the two pieces complement each other perfectly for a 2-3 day business trip or conference. It is actually possible to store a change of clothing in the center compartment of this backpack by using a compression bag. Waterfield really pays attention to the details that make the difference between a good bag and truly great bag. I appreciate the distressed waxed canvas look, which looks appropriate whether I'm wearing jeans and a t-shirt or dressed in tweed and brogues. The material is both lightweight and strong, with the kind of patina/character you'd expect only from leather. Every interior pocket is well thought out and functional, with uses you'll discover over time. The ammo strap idea is amazingly useful. I'm not sure why it took so long for a bag designer to discover this. If you leave some slack in the straps you can swing the pack around and access the back zipper pockets. I use those for my wallet and phone. The exterior zippers are covered with black fabric to protect them from water, and they also give the pack a clean appearance. My only minor criticism is that the nylon straps seem to slip occasionally when wearing the pack. I don't see any kind of locking mechanism to secure the straps once I've found the right length. That aside, you'd be hard pressed to find such a backpack with this much utility and quality anywhere.

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D.E.
Awesome bag

Stylish, functional, rugged. The perfect laptop commuter bag. This is my 4th SFBag. Love them.

Will a 15" laptop fit in the Slim Staad?

The Slim size comes standard with a 13" laptop pocket 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