NEW Compact Executive Backpack
Fits 16" MacBook Pro & 12.9" iPad Pro
Top ten items for the Compact Executive Backpack
Efficient organization when fully loaded
Zipped mesh pocket secures small items
Hidden pocket for Air Tag tracker
Front panel has two full-grain leather pockets for easy access
Top pocket is lined with Ultrasuede for protecting glasses
Lower front pocket holds tech gear
Integrated Water Bottle Pocket
Side water-bottle pocket
Convenient side pocket for tech gear
Swing-around access to side pockets
Waterproof zippers
Comfortable full grain leather handle
Extra foam for structure and protection
Stands upright when packed sufficiently.
Tuck straps out of the way when not in use
Compact Executive Backpack
Available colorways
Slot for carry-on handles
Compact Executive (Left) and larger-capacity Pro Executive (Right)
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather
Chocolate Leather
Black Leather
Blue Leather

NEW! Compact Executive Backpack


Fits up to 16" MacBook Pro and 12.9" iPad


-91 in stock

Designed with insights from 1000+ customers, the Compact Executive Backpack is packed with features tailor-made for busy professionals on the go. Sized to hold the top ten essential work items, including a laptop and tablet, it has a slim profile, clean lines, and looks impressive in any setting. 

See the Community Design process from idea to production here

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


  • 1050 Denier black Ballistic nylon or brown waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 11” (l) x 5” (w) x 15” (h); 2.2 lbs.
    27.94 (l) x 12.7 (w) x 38.1 (h) cm; 0.99 kg
    Volume: 13.5 liters


  • Full-grain leather and black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas.
  • Firm foam padding protects contents and helps the bag stand upright.
  • Padded laptop and tablet compartments fit up to a 16-inch MacBook.
  • Pro or similarly sized laptop and a 12-inch iPad or tablet.
  • Main compartment has gold, water-resistant liner for better visibility of contents.
  • An interior, semi-opaque, zippered pocket includes an AirTag pocket
  • One padded laptop pocket and and one padded tablet pocket.
  • Wheelie suitcase pass-through slot for inserting into carry-on handles.
  • Sweat-wicking mesh in the back and on the backpack straps.
  • A comfortable leather-lined top handle facilitates a quick grab or briefcase-style carry.
  • An upper, exterior pocket with scratch-free Ultrasuede® and padded with soft foam.
  • A pleated, lower, exterior pocket accommodates chargers or other bulky items without bulging. 
  • The pleated, exterior pocket includes four pen slots, an open pocket, and a key fob.
  • Two side pockets – water bottle pocket and quick-access items pocket.
  • YKK waterproof zippers and custom metal zipper pulls add a professional touch.


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

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The Compact Executive Backpack is available in one size and carries a laptop and tablet, plus daily essentials.  


  1. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.25” x 10", including:
    • 14" MacBook Pro M1
    • 16" MacBook Pro M1
    • 13" MacBook Pro M2
    • 13" MacBook Air M2
    • Surface Book 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Other similarly-sized devices
  2. The built-in Tablet Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 12" x 8.75", including:
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 8, Go with Type Cover
    • Other similarly-sized devices

The front pocket stores accessories like a power supply, cords, and other small items.

The main compartment holds a laptop, tablet, notebook, documents, files, and other office essentials. 

The water bottle pocket fits a 16 oz Hydro Flask Tumbler, or 17 oz h2go Bottle, or similar sizes. Note that the 16 oz Hydro Flask is the absolute largest receptacle that will fit inside the water bottle pocket

*** NOTE: Need to carry more? Try the larger capacity Pro Executive Backpack.


We designed this backpack with input from over 1000 customers who shared insights about what they'd like to see in a compact professional backpack. We analyzed every piece of feedback to a create a backpack tailored to their specific needs.  


Innovative details like a padded top pocket lined with scratch-free Ultrasuede® to protect glasses, a low profile water-bottle pocket, and a discreet spot for an Air Tag tracker make this backpack stand out from the rest. 


See the process from idea to production here



Keep essentials within easy reach whenever you fly. The Compact Executive Backpack fits sideways under select airline seats, leaving ample room to stretch your legs. 

“Would like quick access to a few key items while on the go. On a plane, I'd like to access wallet, phone, AirPods, energy bar, etc. just by feeling for it.” - Customer #37

“Fitting under the airline seat would be a great bonus.” - Customer #208


“Consider a smaller 16.5” x 9.8" x 7.8" size to fit personal item sized bags for European airlines." - Customer # 565



This meeting-friendly backpack stands upright so you can set it down without having to lean it against something. Set it on a table, on the chair next to you, or under a conference table for easy access to your gear, and it won't slump to the ground. 



“The backpack has got to hold its shape and stand on its own.” - Customer # 714

“It should stand upright on the desk or floor to access gear inside.” - Customer #913


“Should be able to free-stand without having to lean against something.” - Customer #81





Two zippered side pockets provide quick-access to two frequently used items —  water bottles and tech gear — without bulging.

The water bottle pocket utilizes interior space so the exterior of the bag remains sleek and professional looking. The zipper closure lets you secure different-sized water bottles — even a 16-oz. Clean Kanteen coffee tumbler. 


The opposite side pocket includes interior organization for storing a power pack so you can quickly retrieve it for recharging at an airport, restaurant, or anywhere you need to plug in.  

“Please make the larger water bottle pockets. I'd like to carry one or two of my 1-liter bottles.” - Customer #208


“Water bottle storage is a MUST HAVE, please!” - Customer #643

“Make sure the water bottle pockets fit more than the basic 16 oz.” - Customer #31

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