WaterField Designs announces the Staad backback

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WaterField Designs Staad Backpack

Is it true that WaterField Designs has never sold a backpack until now? We’ve been a fan of everything from their laptop bags to iPad sleeves to Nintendo 3DS cases, and it never occurred to us that they didn’t actually sell a backpack. No matter, because they do now via the Staad backpack, and it’s everything you’d expect from WaterField.

The Staad is designed for everything from casual use to professional office environments in both the functionality and fashion senses. The thoughtfully-organized interior snugly secures your MacBook or iPad and their accessories while retaining a narrow profile.

Plush, padded interior pockets keep a laptop and tablet secure and the main compartment organized, while angled, zippered, side pockets stash small necessities like keys and an iPhone 5s. A quick-grab leather handle provides an additional carrying option. Neoprene cushioning and moisture-wicking material keep the wearer comfortable and dry.

On the exterior, the “Staad’s refined masculine look delivers an immediate fashion upgrade,” and a handsome World War II-era buckle—once used to instantly access ammunition—now offers instant access to your daily tools.

WaterField Designs Staad Backpack

Available in two models—Slim ($319) and Stout ($329), the Staad backpack features:

  • Body: Water-resistant tan waxed-cotton canvas or customized, 1050 denier black ballistic nylon
  • Flap and trim: Naturally-tanned leather in black, chocolate or grizzly brown—all from a master tanner here in the United States
  • Hardware: Vintage WWII-era ammunition clip; splash-proof YKK zippers
  • Dimensions: Slim—15.5 x 12 x 1 to 3 inches. Stout—16 x 14.25 x 1.5 to 5.5 inches

The Staad Laptop BackPack is designed, developed and manufactured at WaterField Design’s San Francisco sewing shop, and is available with a tan waxed-cotton-canvas or black ballistic nylon body, along with a black, chocolate or grizzly leather flap and accents.

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