Meet the Miles Laptop Backpack
Also available in Ballistic Nylon
Also in Waxed Canvas
Fits two laptops and office essentials
Roomy interior with gold-lined interior
Two laptop compartments padded in soft fleece
Easy, convenient, super secure magnetic buckle
Access your wallet, phone, etc. without opening the entire backpack
Silent, secure closure
Comfortable, full-grain leather handles
Sweat-wicking mesh backing
Wheelie suitcase slot
OPTIONAL: Matching Small Gear Pouch ($49 sold separately)
Miles Laptop Backpack
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Chocolate Leather

Miles Laptop Backpack


-41 in stock

The distinctive look of the  Miles Laptop Backpack transfers seamlessly from the boardroom to after-work adventures. Keep two laptops and assorted office essentials organized in the main compartment, and stow frequently-accessed items in the pleated front pocket secured with a magnetic closure. The dual-layer, full-grain leather flap is ideal for business and leisure activities. 


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


  • 1690 Denier black ballistic nylon or durable waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 11.5” (l) x 6" (w) x 15” (h); 2.4 lbs. (ballistic), 2.9 lbs. (canvas)
    29.21 (l) x 15.24 (w) x 38.1 (h) cm; 1.1 kg (ballistic), 1.3 kg (canvas)
    Volume: 15 Liters


  • Full-grain leather and black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas.
  • Firm foam padding protects contents and helps the bag remain upright.
  • Pleated front saddle pocket expands by 30%; includes interior pockets for phone and keys.
  • Pocket secures with silent, full-length magnets.
  • Dual-layer, full-grain leather flap secures with a self-finding magnetic Fidlock buckle.
  • Spacious main compartment has a gold, water-resistant liner for better visibility of contents.
  • Interior zippered pocket for securing small valuables.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable, ergonomic shoulder straps to enhance comfort.
  • Riveted leather handle on top for easy grab-and-go.
  • Two side water-bottle pockets flank the bag; each hold a 2” dia. bottle comfortably.
  • Waterproof YKK zippers secures main compartment and opens from either side.



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Steph F. (California, United States)
Sturdy, Stylish, and Practical.

The price point for most Waterfield products is higher than what I'm used to paying for. But the quality of material, craftsmanship, and the fact it's made in the U.S. make it worth that premium price tag. I espically love the smaller touches like the magnetic pockets and magnetic buckles. I haven't worn it for long stretches yet, but any time I do where it, it's quite comfortable and feels particularly strong/protective. It's a fantastic everyday bag that's not too large and bulky, but still can get everything you want for the day inside.

Bill R. (California, United States)
Another great product

I have a bolt backpack that I use for longer trips where I wanna took a little extra gear. I also have an airport or for longer flights for more legroom so I wanted something in between that was a backpack if I have the space I try cramming things in there I like how this rides a little higher on the shoulders. It’s incredibly well-built as all water field designs are my only two critiques are that the Mac, pro 16 and the iPad 11 nine is a little tight, but they do fit in the one thing that I always like in a bag, is a key lanyard inside one of the zippered pockets, I just feel more secure with it. I love the magnetic latch also.

Alex N. (California, United States)
Nice, could use a few more tweaks

This is a slick, great looking pack, well made, typical WaterField quality. I would tweak some things, but overall great product.

Jason (Texas, United States)
Miles Laptop Backpack

I have ordered for SF Bags before (Airpods Max Case) and was impressed with the quality and was due for a new work bag. The Miles Laptop Backpack is a beauty. Great quality and have already gotten compliments on the bag. I opted for the Ballistic with Chocolate leather and would do it again in a heartbeat. Its a great size for me as I bring along my Macbook Pro 14-inch and iPad Mini on a daily basis. My mouse and AirPods Pros fit comfortably in the zipper pocket and my Corkcicle water bottle fits nicely in either side pocket. I would have given this a 5-star review, however I noticed that the front pocket does not securely snap close, although I can confirm there is a magnet there lined in the front pocket. I love the quick access of that pocket, however I am afraid to put anything of value in there in the case that it slips out since it doesn't securely snap shut. I am not sure if that will change over time, but will definitely monitor it. Overall, a great bag and one I think should last a while.

Chris G. (New York, United States)
It's okay, functional, some nice features. Overall had hoped for better.

I've been a follower and a fan of Waterfield Designs for years and was waiting for a backpack that had the right combination of style and features to use as my daily carry.

The bag (black nylon, black leather) looks sleek and professional.

The magnetic buckle, as well as the magnetic quick-access pocket, are awesome features.

Love the side pockets for beverage bottles, I always worry about carrying them inside my bag with so much tech in there.

The should straps are very comfy and sturdy.

Aquagaurd lining on zippers for the main compartment is a great touch.

The upper part of the bag, under the leather flap, does not hold its shape well at all. It constantly has a crumpled look which detracts from the sleek profile. It is visible on the upper corners too where the flap does not cover.

The adjustable straps connecting the shoulder straps to the bottom of the bag feel very thin and cheap. Not the luxe nylon feel on my Tumi or Peak Design backpacks. I'm sad to see them skimp on this.

There is a weird cinch on the front where the bottom of the front pocket connects to the base of the bag. In the product videos, it is an even plane, keeping a straight profile. But on mine, it slants inward towards the base, and then the base sort of slants back out on a diagonal angle as well. It makes it look like a defect and I'm not a fan.

I'm not sure if the zippers are YKK, but there is some tension and stickiness when unzipping the main compartment. Not that super smooth glide one would expect.

Given the price and the reputation for the quality of WD bags, I'm somewhat disappointed with this purchase. I don't like how the bag crumples easily, especially around the top area. I'm not sure if the indented angles on the front are an anomaly or that's how all the bags look but it is awkward to me. It has some really cool features - magnets + side pockets. It also stands upright when you put it down which is great.

There is no true "quick access" area because you need to unbuckle the leather flap to access the front pocket. I'm concerned about this bag maintaining its shape over time which sucks given how long these products are supposed to last.

Overall, I'll use it for now but had hoped for more from my first Waterfield backpack considering how long I've been anticipating owning one.

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Waterfield Miles Backpack (Quick Look) - Seamless Style

Gamereactor - May 23, 2023

“This stylish backpack is designed to be able to seamlessly switch between boardroom to after-work adventures.”


The Miles Laptop Backpack carries a laptop and tablet, plus daily essentials. The expandable pleated front pocket holds easy-to-access items and is secured with a leather flap. Two deep side pockets for water bottles and umbrellas. 

1. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.25” x 10", including:

  • 14" MacBook Pro
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Pro
  • 13" MacBook Air
  • NEW 15" MacBook Air
  • Surface Book 3 (13.5" & 15")
  • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5" & 15") 

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

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


The main compartment holds notebooks, documents, files, and other office essentials. 


With many professionals using messenger bags or backpacks to carry their office essentials, looking professional at executive meetings can be a challenge. 


The distinctive Miles Laptop Backpack is the exception. The dual-layer, full-grain leather flap gives this functional backpack a handsome, sophisticated look. The tapered profile keeps it neat and tidy on your back.  It's the ideal carry for “bleisure” activities that mix business with pleasure.  



The waxed canvas version of the Miles Laptop Backpack has a more relaxed vibe, yet works just as hard as the two ballistic nylon versions. 

Its down-to-earth looks hides the expensive tech gear stored underneath its covers. 


Keep your Miles Laptop Backpack in Waxed Canvas 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 Miles Laptop Backpack, 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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