Meet the Sutter Slim Backpack
Black Ballistic or Waxed Canvas
Comfortable, streamlined fit
Full grain front leather panel
Hidden, zippered side pocket
Easy-access top pocket
Weather-resistant YKK zipper
Padded pockets for laptop and tablet
Slim profile even when packed
Breathable mesh padding
Slides onto carry-on handles
OPTIONAL: Tech Pocket (sold separately)
Waxed Canvas with Chocolate Leather
Black Ballistic with Black Leather

Sutter Slim Backpack



-394 in stock

Sharp, Compact, Balanced. The Sutter Slim Laptop Backpack packs a laptop, tablet, and accessories in a small amount of space. Convenient external top and front pockets for easy-access items. Full-grain front leather panel ages beautifully. 

 For more options, see also the Sutter Slim Backpack - Smart Keyboard Size.

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


Material:

  • 1050 Denier black ballistic nylon or brown waxed canvas
  • Full-grain leather accents
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 11.25” (l) x 3.75” (w) x 15.5” (h); 2.2 lbs.
    28.57 (l) x 9.52 (w) x 39.37 (h) cm; 1.0 kg
    Volume: 11 Liters

FEATURES

  • Ergonomic, padded shoulder straps.
  • Interior gold liner increases visibility.
  • Leather handle for comfortable grab and go.
  • Compliments any professional or casual wardrobe.
  • Lightweight and compact with efficient use of space.
  • Slim profile is ideal for commuting in crowded spaces.
  • Two external pockets offer easy access from the top or sides.
  • Pockets are evenly spaced to balance the load and distribute contents.
  • Clean, streamlined profile keeps the Slim Backpack compact even when full.
  • Premium full-grain leather panel is pleated to help control bulge and maintain the sleek look.
  • Padded compartments for a laptop and tablet are on one side; organizational pockets on the other.
  • Rear mesh padding for breathability and comfort. Lower panel slips over carry-on handles for easy travel.
  • Stiffened bottom and side panels eliminate sagging and help keep the backpack upright when set down.

ADD-ONS

 

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 132 reviews
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Tod B. (Texas, United States)
Sutter Slim Travels

Accommodates my laptop, tablet, e-reader, portfolio of papers, and essential travel docs well. At security checkpoints, they slide in and out of their pockets easily. And it keeps its slim shape, making it easy to roll around with my carry on, sling over my shoulder, or slide under the airplane seat. It's beautiful.

J
John H. (Massachusetts, United States)
Sutter slim backpack

I have enjoyed my time so far with the Sutter slim backpack. I opted for the canvas and distressed brown leather version, because I was looking for a work and travel backpack that was more businesslike than a standard black nylon backpack. The size is perfect, and electronics and accessories are well organized.

S
SM (Pennsylvania, United States)
Fantastic

The Sutter Slim Backpack is a well designed and perfect for day to day. Everything fits perfectly including a 16” MacBook an IPad Pro (12.9”) with enough room for notepads and a no spill water bottle.

P
Paul J. (Georgia, United States)
Quality Materials, Great Communication

I had a few questions about the bags they had. Fantastic communication that guided me to buying this one. Quality is excellent as usual. You can tell they care about putting out a quality product. As a customer since 1999, I love their products and have yet to have one fail!

C
Christopher B. (California, United States)
Quality product, fast shipping, great prices

I'm a happy camper

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WaterField Designs Sutter Slim Backpack review: A compact but capable MacBook bag

Macworld - February 6, 2019

"As I’ve said about other WaterField products, it’s as smartly designed as anything that comes out of Cupertino, and that makes it a perfect companion for any collection of portable Apple gear."


SIZE GUIDE

The compact Sutter Slim Laptop Backpack is sized to hold a day’s work and tech gear. There are two easy-access front pockets to separate electronic gear from personal items. Inside are two padded compartments for protecting a laptop or tablet. 

 

  1. The built-in Laptop Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 14.25” x 10", including:
    • 16" MacBook Pro
    • Surface Book 3 (13.5" & 15")
    • Surface Laptop 4 & 3 (13.5" & 15")

  2. The built-in Tablet Padded Sleeve fits devices up to 13" x 8.75", including:
    • 12.9" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard
    • 11" iPad Air with Magic Keyboard
    • Surface Pro X, Pro 7, Go with Type Cover

  3. Customer-vetted Devices - From Customer Reviews:
    • Dell XPS 15 fits in Laptop Padded Sleeve
    • Lenovo X1 Carbon fits in Laptop Padded Sleeve
    • Pixel Slate fits in Tablet Padded Sleeve
    • 15" Lenovo Thinkpad fits in Laptop Padded Sleeve (Douglas S., Goodyear, US)


See also the Sutter Slim Backpack - Magic Keyboard Size for more options.

NEVER LOOKS OVERSTUFFED

Staying true to the sleek, minimalist look, every space is smartly utilized to keep contents organized and easily accessible. 

 

"Very well thought out and impressively executed. Surprisingly trim for what can fit inside, and has a convenient layout." Jeff C., Arlington, US

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR CANVAS

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. 

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER AND WAXED CANVAS

 

If you have the waxed canvas and chocolate leather version of the Sutter Slim Backpack, 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. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 132 reviews
90%
(119)
7%
(9)
2%
(3)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
T
Tod B. (Texas, United States)
Sutter Slim Travels

Accommodates my laptop, tablet, e-reader, portfolio of papers, and essential travel docs well. At security checkpoints, they slide in and out of their pockets easily. And it keeps its slim shape, making it easy to roll around with my carry on, sling over my shoulder, or slide under the airplane seat. It's beautiful.

J
John H. (Massachusetts, United States)
Sutter slim backpack

I have enjoyed my time so far with the Sutter slim backpack. I opted for the canvas and distressed brown leather version, because I was looking for a work and travel backpack that was more businesslike than a standard black nylon backpack. The size is perfect, and electronics and accessories are well organized.

S
SM (Pennsylvania, United States)
Fantastic

The Sutter Slim Backpack is a well designed and perfect for day to day. Everything fits perfectly including a 16” MacBook an IPad Pro (12.9”) with enough room for notepads and a no spill water bottle.

P
Paul J. (Georgia, United States)
Quality Materials, Great Communication

I had a few questions about the bags they had. Fantastic communication that guided me to buying this one. Quality is excellent as usual. You can tell they care about putting out a quality product. As a customer since 1999, I love their products and have yet to have one fail!

C
Christopher B. (California, United States)
Quality product, fast shipping, great prices

I'm a happy camper