Staad Laptop Backpack
Staad Laptop Backpack
The Staad Laptop Backpack
Slim Measurements
Two sizes to choose from
Stout Measurements
Two sizes to choose from - side view
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh (Stout)
Comfortable straps and padded back mesh (Slim)
Vintage WWll buckle
Inner compartment for laptop + tablet and accessories
Easy zip slanted side front pocket
Staad Slim interior
Staad Stout interior
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See more User Reviews below
Grizzly Leather on Black Ballistic
Black Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Black Ballistic
Chocolate Leather on Waxed Canvas
Grizzly Leather on Waxed Canvas
Black Leather on Waxed Canvas

Staad Laptop BackPack

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The refined Staad Laptop BackPack's tapered form creates a slim profile while maximizing capacity. Built-in padded laptop and tablet sleeves keep the brightly lit interior organized, and external swing-around pockets keep necessities accessible without removing the pack. 


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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 Ballistic Nylon body for durability
  • Full-grain premium leather Flap and Handle

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Slim:
  • 12” (l) x 1”-3” (w) x 15.5” (h); 2.4 lbs.
    30.48 (l) x 2.54-7.62 (w) x 39.37 (h) cm; 1.08 kg
    Volume: 6 liters
  • Stout:
  • 14.25” (l) x 1.5”-5.5” (w) x 16” (h); 2.8 lbs.
    36.19 (l) x 3.81-13.97 (w) x 40.64 (h) cm; 1.27 kg
    Volume: 13 liters


  • Flap is double-sided full-grain leather.
  • Fully-padded built-in laptop/tablet pocket.
  • Easy-to-see gold liner.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 2541 reviews
Perfect for my MacBook Pro 16” and GREAT customer service!

I purchased this for my new MacBook Pro 16 and it’s a perfect fit without it being too tight. Just enough extra inside pockets to carry my charger, an external hard drive and my iPad Pro. Plus, I Like that I can charge the laptop while it’s in the case too. External zippered pocket is great to hold my passport, and put my things in as I go through the TSA check.

The bag is top quality as all WF bags are and I know it will last for years to come. The reason why I always buy from WF! Customer service is fantastic. I emailed to see if I could receive this in time for a trip and they had it shipped out to me the same day.

Unmatched Style & Qualtiy

I've never come across bags and travel products with such quality. Too boot, the robust build doesn't compromise style and class. Clearly some of the best products money can buy.

Excellent bag - great service WW shipping

Quality, service, speed, personalized messaging - what more to ask ?

Love this bag!

I have owned Waterfield bags in the past and they have been wonderful. This one is somehow even better - leaner, better designed and even tougher than prior versions. Highly recommend for someone who has to carry a laptop and a few other small things (a couple magazines worth of paper) and other small electronics to make travel easier.

Great Bag!!! love the design

Perfect laptop backpack

Waterfield's Staad Slim Backpack Is Impeccably Designed And Here For The Long Haul [Review]

Waterfield's Staad Slim Backpack Is Impeccably Designed And Here For The Long Haul [Review]

Cult of Mac - October 30, 2013

"If budget isn't an issue, the Staad backpack is a solid addition to anyone's tech kit. The heavy construction and custom-designed fittings seem like artifacts from an earlier, less obsolescent era while the more modern options promise a long, productive, useful lifespan."

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MacSparky - May 31, 2016

“I love the way this bag looks and I plan to use the hell out of it over many years into the future.”

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Review: Staad slim Backpack (hands on): Taking the gear bag to a whole new level

ZDNet - February 14, 2014

"There are bags and then there are bags that blend style with function. The Staad Backpack from Waterfield Designs is one of the latter that feels as much at home in the boardroom as it does on the street."

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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Review: WaterField Designs Staad Stout review: High quality, comfort, and functionality are worth the price

ZDNet - February 3, 2014

"WaterField Designs make some of the finest mobile tech bags in the US and one of their latest models is the fantastic Staad BackPack. The Stout model is worth the $329 price and earns my highest praise."

Contributor's rating: 9.5 out of 10

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Review: Staad Backpack from WaterField Designs Review

Gotta Be Mobile - November 17, 2013

"WaterField Designs crafted a great bag in the Staad Backpack. It's one of the best computer bags we've tested"
"It's one of the best computer bags we've tested. Despite the higher price, we recommend it without any reservations."

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Review: Staad Laptop BackPack

The Awesomer

"beautifully hand crafted"

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The New Staad Laptop BackPack Is Perfect For The Techie In Your Life

AppAdvice - October 28, 2013

"How Does it Stack Up? I haven't found a bag this nice to look at, which also offers this level of protection."
Aesthetic Appeal: ★★★★★
Wow Factor: ★★★★★
Build Quality: ★★★★★
Value: ★★★★☆

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Review: WaterField Staad Laptop Backpack Review

Gadget Mac - January 23, 2014

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Waterfield Designs Staad Backpack review

iMore - November 9, 2013

"It's easy to find a laptop-carrying backpack these days; everyone and their brother makes one. It's a different story to find one that looks this good, dresses up nice, and is this well-made. Admittedly, you pay for that quality of construction and appearance. But if you're looking for a laptop backpack that looks as good in the boardroom as it does on the subway, the Staad fits the bill."

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Waterfield Designs Staad BackPack carries your gear, looks awesome doing it

Engadget - November 1, 2013

"If you want the hands-free convenience of a backpack, but want something that will be at home in the executive suite, then pull out your wallet and buy the Waterfield Designs Staad BackPack."


The Staad Laptop Backpack comes in two sizes each with a built-in padded laptop pocket - and - a built-in padded tablet pocket:

Slim Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 13" x 9"
  • 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Air Retina
  • Pixel Slate
  • Surface Book 2 (13.5")
  • Surface Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
  • Surface Laptop 2
  • Dell XPS 13
Slim Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 9.75" x 7"
  • iPad Pro 11” with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)

Stout Laptop Compartment fits devices up to 14.25" x 9.75"
  • 16" MacBook Pro
  • Dell XPS 15
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon
  • Surface Book 2 (15")
  • Surface Laptop 2
Stout Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
  • iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard Folio
  • reMarkable (paper tablet)
  • Surface Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
  • Pixel Slate


Those in the know will find it very easy to open the flap, others will find it challenging. Back in the day when you needed a quick release with safeguards, this was the buckle of choice. 


"I found it to be very comfortable on my back, with plenty of padding. The "ammo pouch" release is easy to use, and very secure." - John

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