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

Pro Executive Laptop Backpack

Fits Apple's new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros

-86 in stock

The Pro Backpack blends sophistication with functionality. Highly organized with two main compartments, strategically-placed pockets, and an optional Executive Folio for taking to short meetings, the Pro Backpack stands on its own.


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


  • 1050 Denier black Ballistic nylon
  • Full-grain leather accents (no skimping on the leather)
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 13.5” (l) x 7” (w) x 16.5” (h); 3.1 lbs.
    34.29 (l) x 17.78 (w) x 41.91 (h) cm; 1.41 kg
    Volume: 25.5 liters


  • Stands upright when it’s set down.
  • Comfortable, padded shoulder straps.
  • Back slot for slipping onto suitcase handles.
  • Premium full grain leather front panel and handle.
  • Two large side pockets for water bottle and small items.
  • Top handle is premium leather for a more comfortable grip.
  • Top front pocket that’s deep enough to hold items securely.
  • The optional Executive Folio is easily removable to take for short meetings.
  • Two zip pockets on the front panel to quickly access items when swinging the backpack from the shoulder.
  • 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.



This product was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 250 reviews
Michael S. (Minnesota, United States)
A Very High Quality Bag

I received my new backpack about a week ago and I love it.
I am an executive/ road warrior and I have been searching for a backpack that can carry my working stuff — laptop, iPad, headphones, notebook, passport, etc. — and this fits the bill perfectly. I love the way Waterfield and Gary do business and would not hesitate ordering something else from them in the future!

Zach V. (Massachusetts, United States)
My 2021 16" MacBook Pro's new home

I needed a new bag for my new computer, which I've found just a little too big for my Peak Design V1 20L Everyday Backpack.

Spending this much, I wanted to make sure I got the right thing, so I also ordered:
• Aer Day Pack 2 X-Pac
• Aer Tech Pac 2
• GoRuck GR1 26L
• Tumi Alpha 3 Slim Brief Pack

All the others got returned. None of them held nearly as much stuff as compactly while also sitting upright on their own at any capacity. If you need a spacious office backpack that doesn't look bulky, you won’t be disappointed.

Bonus point for pet people: something about the Pro Executive Laptop Backpack's fabric made it comparatively great at not being a hair magnet for my cat's fuzz.

Tonya C. (Kentucky, United States)
Stylish, Functional, and Fun

Pro Executive Laptop Backpack is the perfect size for short business trips. The red leather accent is unique and fun! Also purchased the matching executive folio.

Mitch B.
All my bases covered

Just received my Pro Executive Backpack have not used it but I have it all packed up ready for my trip next week and wow it is perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Whoever designed this knew what they were doing, the top pocket fits my iPhone 13 ProMax, Finn Wallet, Keys, boarding pass, watch and a little more. The side pockets hold my large battery pack to recharge my phone and iPad and the other side holds a water bottle. The middle pocket holds all my paperwork and rental info. My 16” MacBook Pro is well protected in the back and holds my wife’s iPad as well as files and a couple Waterfield cases. The main compartment holds a lot more than I was thinking, packet a toiletry kit, more pouches and my camera. I have it packet pretty good but when wearing it feels very comfortable and stable on my back. It looks very professional and is very well made. Sure it costs more than some others, but you get what you pay for and this backpack is much better than the 3 others I have used!! If your on the fence on purchasing one, don’t wait buy it while you can get one.

Christopher C. (Ontario, Canada)
Pretty much perfect

This backpack exemplifies all the quality workmanship, durability, thoughtful and practical design, and understated elegance (even in crimson!) that I’ve come to expect from Waterfield.

As someone who tends to carry a lot of stuff around every day, I’ve acquired an absurd number of backpacks, messenger bags, satchels, and slings, trying to find the One Bag.

I’ve had the Pro Executive Laptop Backpack for five weeks and so far it seems to be the right bag for me.

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WaterField Pro Executive Backpack Review: A Well-Organized and Professional Backpack That’s Perfect for Commuters, Road Warriors, and Remote Workers

GearDiary - January 18, 2022

“If you’ve been looking for a well-designed bag that can carry everything a successful remote worker or road warrior might need, a bag that is so well constructed that you’ll be proud to carry it for decades, the WaterField Pro Executive Backpack should be at the top of your list. It’s truly the goldilocks of professional backpacks; it’s just right.”

Overall: 5/5

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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…”


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" 

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • Surface Book 3 (13” & 15”)
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (15")

The 13” Executive Folio can fit devices up to 13" x 9" 

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1 (tight fit)
  • 13" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Surface Book 3 (13.5")
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5")
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Pro X, Pro 8 with Type Cover
  • Dell XPS 13"

The 15” Executive Folio can fit devices up to 14.75" x 10" 

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro M1
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • Surface Book 3 (15")
  • Dell XPS 15"

Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews: 

  • Lenovo X1 Carbon, Yoga 720 (13") fits in the Laptop Compartment
  • Dell XPS 13, 15 fits in the Laptop Compartment
  • 15" Dell Inspiron fits in the Laptop Compartment (Terrance, H., Atlanta, US) 


Fits everything for your mobile office. Ideal for shared office or remote workers without dedicated desks.  


"It's the little things that truly set it apart, like having it stay standing— a feature I didn't think about until I had it." - Brent W. 


Best known as crowdsourced design, our Community Design projects involve customers from development to production.  Together, we collaborate on user requirements, features, and use cases. See how it all unfolded. 


The Pro Executive Backpack shows how useful a product can be when real people with real needs are behind its development. 

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