Meet the Pro Executive Laptop Backpack
Mobile office-ready
Super comfortable straps

Pro Executive Laptop Backpack

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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.

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.

User Reviews & Stories

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SH (California, United States)
Amazing travel backpack

Bought this originally as a gift for someone, loved it so much bought one for myself in a different color. Lots of space, useful pockets. Would buy again!

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Sean M. (California, United States)
Great Bag

I have been on the hunt for an american made bag for a while. My old USA made messenger bag was getting long in the tooth. I have been on two work trips with my new Waterfield bag and it ROCKS. Solidly built, well thought out pockets and zippers. I am very happy.

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Conrad L. (Georgia, United States)
Pro Executive Laptop Backpack

Had my first chance to use this recently. Was heading to work and then possibly a quick overnight stay. Packed a 14" macbook pro, 12.9" ipad pro, remarkable 2, a small pouch of cables, a pair of shoes, sweat pants, sweat shirt, t-shirt, pair of long pants, pair of socks, pair of underwear, small toiletries bag.

Initially used the Executive Folio for the computer, ipad, and remarkable. With all those inside, the folio was fairly full and it made for a snug fit with the clothes/shoes in the main pocket. I ditched the folio and every thing fit fine, though the main pouch was still a touch crowded. Putting the cable pouch in one of the side pockets helped.

Only thing I missed was pen slots in the back office. I carry the magic pencil for the ipad and the stylus for the remarkable and there is no convenient place to stash them in the back office section.

Overall, love the bag. Feels great, looks great.


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Marianne T. (British Columbia, Canada)
Bought for flying

Not that practical for flying as it is fairly bulky and not very comfortable to wear on your back. But like how it goes on a roller bag and all the compartments.

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Michael P. (Washington, United States)
Nice Backpack

My last bag from another company had a zipper pull come off, making it difficult to zip. So I decided I needed a new bag. I knit and carry a MacBook and iPad mostly with my backpacks. I love the way this bag remains upright, my old bag always fell over. The back section holds both my MacBook Pro and IPad Pro with a bit of room for a file or two. The main section is perfect for hold my knitting project and supplies. The only thing I miss is being able to carry my AirPod Max in my Waterfield carry case on the backpack when I travel. I need to figure a way to attach them or see if I can make it fit inside. I have several cases from this company, I’m happy with them all.

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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.”


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 14.5" x 10" 

  • 14" MacBook Pro M2
  • 16" MacBook Pro M2
  • Surface Laptop 5 (15")

The 14” Executive Folio can fit devices up to 12.5" x 9" 

  • 14" MacBook Pro M1 (tight fit)
  • 13" MacBook Pro M2
  • 13" MacBook Air M2
  • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
  • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5")
  • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover
  • Dell XPS 13"

The 16” Executive Folio can fit devices up to 14.5" x 10" 

  • 14" MacBook Pro M2
  • 16" MacBook Pro M2
  • 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.