Packable Backpack
Packable Backpack
The Packable Backpack good enough for everyday use
The Packable Backpack good enough for everyday use
Folds into its own case
Folds into its own case
Convenient and easy to put away
Convenient and easy to put away
Water-resistant, structured textile with a natural feel
Water-resistant, structured textile with a natural feel
In four solid colors
In four solid colors
Front pocket expands for bulky items
Front pocket expands for bulky items
Keyhook included for faster retrieval
Keyhook included for faster retrieval
Two wide side pockets
Two wide side pockets
Inside is lined with durable nylon. Internal pocket secured with waterproof zipper.
Inside is lined with durable nylon. Internal pocket secured with waterproof zipper.
Expands to fit more items
Expands to fit more items
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Wide, ergonomic strap lined with breathable mesh
Wide, ergonomic strap lined with breathable mesh
Black
Black
Olive
Olive
Khaki
Khaki
Royal Blue Color Block
Royal Blue Color Block

Packable Backpack


This Packable Backpack won't stay packed up for long. It easily folds into its own pocket and unfolds into a crisp, clean backpack that you can take into a meeting without looking like you just came from a hike. Super lightweight, durable, and water-resistant. Perfect for work, school, or short urban strolls.


This is a community-designed product with input from customers. See the process from start to finish here. See the Packable Bags Collection here

 

...a well-built travel backpack that marries the heft of a regular backpack with the compactness of an easy-to-pack tote.
- New York Times Wirecutter

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


Material:

  • Custom-made technical material with added structure, anti-wrinkle, and water-resistant properties
  • Ripstop nylon lining (400 x 300 denier)
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 11" (l) x 6” (w) x 15" (h); 12 oz.
    27.94 (l) x 15.24 (w) x 38.1 (h) cm; 340 gm
    Volume: 16 Liters

  • Folded:
  • Backpack folds into a 9x9 square pocket

FEATURES

  • Made of technical material that has structure, doesn't wrinkle, and looks professional. 
  • Micro-porous breathable coating repels water.
  • Silver, diamond ripstop nylon lining adds tear strength and better visibility of contents.
  • Built-in collapsible pouch: Fold into its own pocket and zips up with its double-sided zipper.
  • Metal zipper pulls can be locked for extra security.
  • Secure splash-proof zippers keep gear dry.
  • Secure, zippered, front pocket provides easy access and includes a sewn-in keyfob.
  • Waterproof zippers and custom metal zipper pulls can be locked together.
  • Two pockets on either side store water bottles or additional items.

A COMMUNITY-DESIGNED PRODUCT 

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

 

SHIPPING: 

  • 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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David H. (California, United States)
Really pleased

Beautifully constructed and very practical. This has been a home run purchase for me!

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Barbara (Washington, United States)
Perfect!

My husband always carried a heavy backpack when we travel. He'd use it throughout our trip and his back would hurt from it. I gave him a Wakefield day bag for his birthday and he LOVES it. He has started using it all the time. It is a perfect bag to put in your suitcase and use throughout your vacation whether it be for hiking in the woods or sightseeing. I don't think you will find one that is better.

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Larry K. (Maryland, United States)
Light and roomy

Wanted a very light backpack with a couple of pockets that could hold an iPad. Took this to Europe and it was perfect. But a couple of suggestions: On the outside pocket, would prefer if the zipper were horizontal rather than vertical. While it should be zipped at all times, less likely for items to fall out, like my passport, if the zip was horizontal. And I know it is a trade-off with weight and cost, but another organizing pocket inside would go a long way. Having some pockets attracted me to this bag over the absolutely minimalist alternatives. I would favor dropping one of the water bottle holders and adding another inside pocket. Just a thought from a fan.

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Marjorie P. (Maryland, United States)

First thing I did after admiring and trying on the backpack was to go to the website to figure out how to pack it into its inner pocket. I did manage to do it but recommend including a copy of the instructions when you ship the backpack, along with any tips. Looking forward to traveling with it soon!

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Remi P. (Ontario, Canada)
Packable Backpack

Great bag!
I used it for my Florida vacation. I was caring two stainless steel bottles, two light jackets and other personal items. Very comfortable bag. I went to the beach twice with it and I was amazed that the sand didn't stick to it. The bag really don't look like a packable bag, it looks like a great bag to carry every day!

SIZE GUIDE

The Packable Backpack is your perfect travel companion or EDC. 
 

  1. One size:
    • Devices in a protective sleeve that can fit in the main compartment:
      • 14" MacBook Pro M1, 16" MacBook Pro
      • 13" MacBook Pro M2, 13" MacBook Air
      • 12.9" iPad Pro, 11" iPad Pro, 10.9" iPad Air
      • Surface Laptop 4 (15" & 13.5")
      • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
      • Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite

        NOTE: If using the Packable Backpack to carry laptops or tablets, they should be protected in custom-fit sleeves and the Switch in Nintendo Switch cases.
         
    • Ideal size for quick overnight trips, or daily outings during longer excursions
    • Two deep side pockets holds water bottles, umbrellas or miscellaneous gear
    • Store your tourist essentials such as souvenirs, snacks, camera gear, or sunglasses

THE MAGICAL MATERIAL

With input from over 1000 customers, we set out to design a packable bag ideal for both travel and every day. 

 

To support multiple uses, we created a custom-made material that combines Taslan — a modern, high-tech woven fabric that feels good and substantial — with a layer of tricot mesh for structure and a water-resistant coating. 

 

This durable, lightweight textile still looks crisp and unwrinkled even after it has been stuffed or folded.   

A PACKABLE BAG FOR EVERY DAY

The Packable Backpack squishes down quickly and folds into its own pocket. Weighing less than a pound, it's designed for using in a pinch or for every day.

 

For extra comfort, you'll find features not found on most packable bag, like a strap lined with moisture-wicking mesh, interior lining, and pockets secured with waterproof zippers.

 

Good luck keeping this Packable Backpack packed up. 

HOW TO FOLD

 

1. Lay the Packable Backpack flat and take out the interior pocket. 

2. Fold into thirds toward the middle. Be sure to include the straps. 

3. Roll from the bottom toward the pocket.

4. Turn the pocket inside out and flip the roll into the pocket.

5. Zip it up and go.

THE PACKABLE BAG COLLECTION

These bags are designed to be both packable for taking on trips and usable for daily carry. The WaterField Packable Collection uses custom-made lightweight, durable, water-resistant material that stays crisp and wrinkle-free when unpacked.  This gives all the bags a clean, professional look. 

All the Packables fold into their own pockets so they can be stashed in your luggage without taking up much room. The Packable Backpack and Packable Sling can hold small tablets and laptops in their own protective sleeve. The Packable Tote and Packable Duffel are expandable to accommodate multiple items, and the Packable Crossbody is sized to carry just your daily essentials. 

YOU MADE IT HAPPEN

We asked our community what their ideal packable bag would include. They told us they wanted the convenience of a packable bag with the functionality of a regular WaterField bag. 

 

Using the right textile was key, so we set about creating one that combined packability with style.

 

The community also had different ideas of the type of packable bag they wanted, so we created a collection — a Packable Backpack, Tote, Duffel, and Sling. See the process from start to finish here


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