Staad Attaché Laptop Messenger Brief
Also available in waxed canvas
The full-grain leather flap is secured with a real paragliding buckle
Available in two sizes. Both include two padded pockets for laptop and tablet.
Eye-popping gold liner provides quick visibility
Organizational pockets lets you carry more than you think
Key hook for keys (Leather Key Clip sold separately)
Two angled pockets for quick-access items. Waterproof zipper.
Includes Supreme Suspension Strap ($49 value)
Supreme Suspension Strap ($49 value)
Rear back has a thin document pocket and carry-on passthrough
Full Size for 16" laptops and 13" tablets
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Grizzly Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather

Staad Attaché Laptop Messenger Brief

Fits Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro

-148 in stock

Bridge the gap between messenger and briefcase with a professional bag that will turn heads. The compact Staad Attaché includes padded laptop and tablet compartments and angled easy-access front pockets. The full-grain leather flap develops a gorgeous patina with age.

Fits the 16" MacBook ProNEW iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard, Surface Book 3, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3.

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


  • Waxed Canvas or 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon body for durability
  • Full-grain premium leather Flap and Handle
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact:
  • 14” (l) x 3.5” (w) x 10.5” (h); 1.8 lbs.
    35.56 (l) x 8.89 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.81 kg
    Volume: 8.5 Liters

  • Full:
  • 16” (l) x 3.5” (w) x 11.25” (h); 2.15 lbs.
    40.64 (l) x 8.89 (w) x 28.57 (h) cm; 0.97 kg
    Volume: 10.25 Liters


  • Easy-to-see gold liner.
  • Pocket in the back for quick access.
  • Paragliding buckle secures the flap. 
  • Flap is double-sided full-grain leather.
  • Convenient passthrough for carry-on handles.
  • Fully-padded built-in laptop and tablet pockets.
  • Dedicated pocket for the Apple Pencil or Surface Pen.
  • Two front angled pockets for faster access to phones, keys, wallets, etc.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.


  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 213 reviews
Todd (California, United States)
I needed the larger size Staad for a new MacBook Pro

I already have had the smaller Staad for My Surface Pro for years now and love it, so when I got a new MacBook Pro to edit video on the road with I had to have a Staad to keep it safe and protected. This makes the 6th bag I've bought from Waterfield and probably not the last.

Richard N. (Auckland, New Zealand)
I love my Staad Attaché Messenger bag

I live in New Zealand & I couldn't believe how easy & fast the whole process was from purchase to receiving the delivery. I bought it on a weekend & received it the following Friday. Brilliant! I'm on the other side of the world!
I'm kinda in love with the bag & have used it daily since getting it. It's just fantastic. Thanks Waterfield Design!

Barb S. (Washington, United States)
Stand Attaché Laptop Messenger Brief

This wa for my son’s Birthday today, he absolutely loves it!! It’s big enough for his laptop and all of his gadgets to put in if he chooses, the craftsmanship is outstanding! Customer service is outstanding as well! 🤩

Christopher H. (Flanders, Belgium)

Staad Attaché Laptop Messenger Brief

Ian J. (England, United Kingdom)
Fantastic Quality

Received my Full Size Staad Attaché Laptop Messenger Brief in good time to the UK. Quality of the bag is excellent, and can immediately tell that it will last many years to come. My ThinkPad P53 unfortunately doesn't fit in the inner sleeve, so has to be stored in the main compartment. Not really an issue though.
I chose the Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather option, which already looks great, but will look even better with use.
Highly Recommend this bag!

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Best of 2016 - Best Mac bag

iMore - December 2016

"If you need a stylish bag for the new MacBook Pro or your iPad, you can't go wrong with the Waterfield Staad: It has a cushioned compartment for your primary device and pockets and pouches to spare." — Serenity Caldwell

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Review: Get the Staad Attaché by WaterField Designs for the MacBook and Travel in Style

MacTrast - March 4, 2016

“WaterField Designs has expertly paired a modern textile like ballistic nylon and double-sided full-grain leather into yet another wonderful bag. Apple gadgets, with their highly engineered aesthetics, will look right at home in it.”

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Gear Diary - March 31, 2016

“I really love this bag.”

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iPad Pro WaterField Designs Staad Attaché: le NEC + ULTRA

Mac Aficianados - March 11, 2016

“Si vous êtes à la recherche d’un excellent sac de transport pour vos produits électroniques et que vous possédez aussi un iPad Pro, le Staad Attaché de WaterField est ce qui se fait de mieux dans le genre.”

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The Staad Attaché is a classy briefcase alternative for your iPad Pro

iMore - March 7, 2016

“If you want quality craftsmanship and a bag that can fit your iPad Pro, accessories, and still leave room for your wallet and snacks, you'll love the Staad Attaché.”

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MacSparky - February 08, 2016

“Best of all, the Staad Attaché is extremely attractive and absolutely fits in a professional environment. It's the perfect size for my iPad Pro or MacBook (or both) when I'm on the road and want to look professional.”

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The handsome, rugged Staad Attache has room for a MacBook AND an iPad Pro

Apple World Today - February 01, 2016

“WaterField Designs touts its Staad Attaché, as 'a beautifully-designed, unique bag for the new Apple iPad Pro and 13-inch MacBooks.' The company imagines you’ll fill it with either the tablet or laptop, but I stash both in mine — and it works great.”

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This attaché ready to serve your iPad Pro

Cult of Mac - January 12, 2016

“Like a valued attaché in the foreign service, the Staad is ready to serve without calling much attention to itself.”


The Staad Attaché comes in two sizes, each with a padded laptop compartment and a padded tablet compartment. Below are the devices that fit in these compartments: 


  • Full Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1
    • 16" MacBook Pro M1
    • Surface Book 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (15")
  • Full Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
    • 12.9” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Pixel Slate
  • Compact Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1 (snug fit)
    • 13” MacBook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Air M2
    • 12.9” iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")
  • Compact Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 11" x 8.75"
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Pixel Slate   
  • Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • Dell XPS 13 fits in Compact Size (Justin R.) 
    • Surface Go fits in Full Size (Brendan B., Auckland,NZ)
    • Surface book 2 15" fits in Full Size (Brendan B., Auckland,NZ)


The premium full grain leather, the best and most expensive part of the cowhide, gets better looking with each use.


"Looks, brains, and brawn. Beautiful (even better looking than in the pictures), and built like a tank. (I've yet to wear out a WaterField bag in 10 years—I just pass them on)." - Mark T.


Keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 



If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Staad Attaché, Gary shows how you can maintain these materials so they’ll look great over time. We use full grain Roughman Leather for your bag which has oils that respond well to heat.


Although this video is for the AirPods Max Shield Case, the maintenance also applies to your bag. 

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