Staad Attaché Laptop Messenger Brief
Also available in waxed canvas
The full-grain leather flap is secured with a real paragliding buckle
Available in two sizes. Both include two padded pockets for laptop and tablet.
Eye-popping gold liner provides quick visibility
Organizational pockets lets you carry more than you think
Key hook for keys (Leather Key Clip sold separately)
Two angled pockets for quick-access items. Waterproof zipper.
Includes Supreme Suspension Strap ($49 value)
Supreme Suspension Strap ($49 value)
Rear back has a thin document pocket and carry-on passthrough
Full Size for 16" laptops and 13" tablets
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas with Grizzly Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon with Black Leather

Staad Attaché Laptop Messenger Brief

1 in stock

Bridge the gap between messenger and briefcase with a professional bag that will turn heads. The compact Staad Attaché includes padded laptop and tablet compartments and angled easy-access front pockets. The full-grain leather flap develops a gorgeous patina with age.

Fits the NEW 15'' MacBook Air

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
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Compact:
  • 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

  • Full:
  • 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


  • Easy-to-see gold liner.
  • Pocket in the back for quick access.
  • Paragliding buckle secures the flap. 
  • Flap is double-sided full-grain leather.
  • Convenient passthrough for carry-on handles.
  • Fully-padded built-in laptop and tablet pockets.
  • Dedicated pocket for the Apple Pencil or Surface Pen.
  • Two front angled pockets for faster access to phones, keys, wallets, etc.
  • Includes removable, adjustable Supreme Suspension Shoulder Strap for carrying comfort.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and freshen the wax on your bag.


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 223 reviews
sam c. (Pennsylvania, United States)
Fricking awesome bag

Travel but also carry into work at hospital
Perfect size to carry enough but still lightweight and always gets compliments.

Ana E.M. (Utah, United States)
Great Bag

Holds my 16in MacBook Pro and 12.9 ipad , mouse and cord and pens etc. great stylish bag. Shoulder strap very comfortable

Michael J. (Illinois, United States)
Love it

I spent a lot of time looking for the right laptop / messenger bag until I found this one. It was more than I originally planned to spend, but well worth it. The quality is amazing and the thing that surprised me the most is how light it is. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Stephannie T.
Great bag!

Had to replace my canvas Timbuk2 bag and was looking for something a little bit different. Love the shoulder strap on this bag! The gold lining does really make it easy to see things. Love that it has sections for my iPad and laptop as well. It's roomy, but not sloppy.

C.D.C. (Singapore)
Not too big, not too small

There is enough space to put in a laptop and accessories plus a small water bottle. Something I feel can be improved is the zipper on the front. They can be hard to unzip and the waterproof zipper can be made optional to change to a normal type. Also the suspension strap can be made shorter for short people.

Overall nice bag. Love it. Will definitely look out for other products in the future.

{ diy['media9_title'] }}

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

{ diy['media7_title'] }}

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.”

{ diy['media6_title'] }}

Waterfield Staad Attaché

Gear Diary - March 31, 2016

“I really love this bag.”

{ diy['media5_title'] }}

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.”

{ diy['media4_title'] }}

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.”

{ diy['media3_title'] }}


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.”

{ diy['media2_title'] }}

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.”

{ diy['media1_title'] }}

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: 


  • Full Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • 14" MacBook Pro
    • NEW 15" MacBook Air
    • Surface Laptop 5 (15")
  • Full Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
    • 12.9” iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro 9 with Type Cover
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Pixel Slate
  • Compact Size - Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"
    • 14" MacBook Pro (snug fit)
    • 13” MacBook Pro
    • 13" MacBook Air
    • 12.9” iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Laptop 5 (13.5")
  • Compact Size - Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 11" x 8.75"
    • 12.9" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro M2 with Magic Keyboard
    • reMarkable (paper tablet)
    • Pixel Slate   
  • Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • Dell XPS 13 fits in Compact Size (Justin R.) 
    • Surface Go fits in Full Size (Brendan B., Auckland,NZ)
    • Surface Book 2 15" fits in Full Size (Brendan B., Auckland,NZ)


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.


Keep your bag 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 Staad Attaché, 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. 

You may also like