Use with strap for hands-free convenience
Light and compact but can hold your gear
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Two padded pockets
13" Staad Attache specs
Comes with removable strap
Front pocket fits iPhone XS Max and similarly-sized phones
Fits neatly on suitcase handles
Waxed canvas with chocolate leather and ballistic with black leather
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Carry with comfortable leather handle
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic with Black Leather

Staad Attaché

Fits the NEW 16" MacBook Pro

-501 in stock

Bridge the gap between messenger and briefcase with a bag that will turn heads. The compact Staad Attaché includes padded laptop and tablet compartments and angled easy-access front pockets. A WWII-era ammunition buckle fastens a sumptuous, dual-leather flap.

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


  • Waxed Canvas or 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon body for durability
  • Full-grain premium leather Flap and Handle

Dimensions & Weight:

  • 13" Staad Attaché:
  • 14” (l) x 3.5” (w) x 10.5” (h); 1.8 lbs.
    35.56 (l) x 8.89 (w) x 26.67 (h) cm; 0.81 kg
    Volume: 8.5 Liters
  • 15" Staad Attaché:
  • 16” (l) x 3.5” (w) x 11.25” (h); 2.15 lbs.
    40.64 (l) x 8.89 (w) x 28.57 (h) cm; 0.97 kg
    Volume: 10.25 Liters


  • Flap is double-sided full-grain leather.
  • Fully-padded built-in laptop and tablet pockets.
  • Easy-to-see gold liner.
  • Two front angled pockets for faster access. Can fit iPhone XS Max or similar.
  • Includes removable Shoulder Strap.
  • Dedicated pocket for the Apple Pencil.
  • Pocket in the back for quick access.
  • Convenient wheelie handle slip.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 173 reviews
Close to Perfect

This is a stylish bag--I chose the ballistic nylon (though I prefer the waxed cotton) for durability and because... well, the ballistic was in stock. I normally don't like "flap over" style bags, but the flap on this one seems to be more practical than most, and easy to open. The size of the bag is about perfect for my laptop, tablet, umbrella, charger, etc., and it will stand up under airplane seats (a huge plus). If I could change anything, it would be adding just a few things.

First, it would be nice if the zipper pockets on the front could be split in half in some way, to make two pockets instead of one. The larger pocket is nice, but smaller things get lost easily.

Second, it would be nice to have rings to hang things from just in front of where the shoulder strap attaches. When traveling, it is nice to have a pen, flashlight, and tags hanging on the outside of the bag, and... there's no place to hang these things on this bag.

Third, it would be nice if there were somehow more pockets for small things. The two hand pockets inside are nice, but with only two pockets, a lot of stuff gets jumbled into the bag. I ended up purchasing an organizer for cables and such I can slip into the main compartment, but I'm not certain (yet) that this is the ideal solution to the organization problem.

Other than these things, this bag is near perfect in size for a laptop and essentials.

Small world

Just received the bag i ordered for my son for Christmas and i think he is going to love it. I wanted to tell you, I was sitting in the airport in Salt Lake with my wife and a guy across from me had same bag so i asked him about it and he could have been a sales guy for you! what a product/brand ambassador as he told me all about it and showed to me, etc...I knew immediately that was going to be my son's gift!

Perfect size for my needs

Another excellent product, this attaché fits my needs perfectly, small, thin, light yet plenty more storage than I expected - enough to carry sheaf of papers, iPad Pro, glasses (reading and sun), wallet, cards, phone and headphones, pens, etc. Well done.

Wonderful Item

The Staad Attache is just as advertised. It is perfect for my new Mac laptop and my iPad fits into as well. The canvas fabric with the leather flap is very smart looking.

Awesome Bag!

Love it! Swanky and I’m actually getting complements from strangers on it!

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Best of 2016 - Best Mac bag

iMore - December 2016

"If you need a stylish bag for the new MacBook Pro or your iPad, you can't go wrong with the Waterfield Staad: It has a cushioned compartment for your primary device and pockets and pouches to spare." — Serenity Caldwell

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Review: Get the Staad Attaché by WaterField Designs for the MacBook and Travel in Style

MacTrast - March 4, 2016

“WaterField Designs has expertly paired a modern textile like ballistic nylon and double-sided full-grain leather into yet another wonderful bag. Apple gadgets, with their highly engineered aesthetics, will look right at home in it.”

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Waterfield Staad Attaché

Gear Diary - March 31, 2016

“I really love this bag.”

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iPad Pro WaterField Designs Staad Attaché: le NEC + ULTRA

Mac Aficianados - March 11, 2016

“Si vous êtes à la recherche d’un excellent sac de transport pour vos produits électroniques et que vous possédez aussi un iPad Pro, le Staad Attaché de WaterField est ce qui se fait de mieux dans le genre.”

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The Staad Attaché is a classy briefcase alternative for your iPad Pro

iMore - March 7, 2016

“If you want quality craftsmanship and a bag that can fit your iPad Pro, accessories, and still leave room for your wallet and snacks, you'll love the Staad Attaché.”

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MacSparky - February 08, 2016

“Best of all, the Staad Attaché is extremely attractive and absolutely fits in a professional environment. It's the perfect size for my iPad Pro or MacBook (or both) when I'm on the road and want to look professional.”

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The handsome, rugged Staad Attache has room for a MacBook AND an iPad Pro

Apple World Today - February 01, 2016

“WaterField Designs touts its Staad Attaché, as 'a beautifully-designed, unique bag for the new Apple iPad Pro and 13-inch MacBooks.' The company imagines you’ll fill it with either the tablet or laptop, but I stash both in mine — and it works great.”

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This attaché ready to serve your iPad Pro

Cult of Mac - January 12, 2016

“Like a valued attaché in the foreign service, the Staad is ready to serve without calling much attention to itself.”


The Staad Attaché comes in two sizes, each with a padded laptop compartment and a padded tablet compartment. Below are the devices that fit in these compartments:

  • 15" Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • Surface Book 2 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 3 (15")

  • 15" Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
    • iPad Pro (11” & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Pixel Slate

  • 13" Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"
    • 13” MacBook Pro Touch Bar, Air Retina
    • 12.9” iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5")

  • 13" Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
    • 11” iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard Folio
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Surface Pro 6, Go with Type Cover
    • Pixel Slate


The premium full grain leather, the best and most expensive part of the cowhide, gets better looking with each use.


"Looks, brains, and brawn. Beautiful (even better looking than in the pictures), and built like a tank. (I've yet to wear out a WaterField bag in 10 years—I just pass them on)." - Mark T.

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