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:
- One Size: 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
- Two angled external pockets for frequently-accessed items.
- Flap is double-sided full-grain leather.
- Two fully-padded built-in laptop and tablet pockets.
- Easy-to-see gold liner.
- Water-resistant premium YKK zippers.
I sold my original Staad backpack in the foolish pursuit of something “better.” By the time I realized that the Staad is indeed the perfect backpack, they were long since sold out. Jumping on the new release was the easiest backpack decision ever.
Now that I have the Staad again, it’s even better than I remember. Plenty of room for daily work carry—16 MBP, iPad Pro 12.9, A5 Hobonichi, plus various pens and chargers fit with ease. I forgot how much I liked the side pockets for phone/wallet access. There is nothing extra about this backpack: every detail is well thought out and meticulously executed. And the signature waxed canvas is fantastic.
It’s also nice to have the ammo pouch buckle back.
"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."
“I love the way this bag looks and I plan to use the hell out of it over many years into the future.”
"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
Review: WaterField Designs Staad Stout review: High quality, comfort, and functionality are worth the priceZDNet - 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
"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."
"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: ★★★★★
"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."
"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 10th anniversary Staad Laptop Backpack comes only in the bigger STOUT size with a built-in padded laptop pocket and a built-in padded tablet pocket:
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
Tablet Compartment fits devices up to 12" x 8.75"
- iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Magic Keyboard
- iPad Pro (11" & 12.9”) with Smart Keyboard
- reMarkable (paper tablet)
- Surface Pro 7, Go with Type Cover
- Pixel Slate