WaterField is known for its smart, high quality custom made cases. They are also known for the weight they place on customer feedback. The Staad was born when people asked for a nice backpack that is classy enough for the workplace yet also appropriate for everyday use.
I love backpacks but this is way above my normal bag quality. I bought my current backpack 7 years ago when I got a new MacBook and it has outlasted all of my computers. Sure, it is starting to show its age but it still works like a trooper. Here is a list of reasons why the Staad would be a huge step up:
- The Staad is a huge style improvement over my utilitarian black backpack.
- My bag doesn’t have a slot for an iPad. The iPad was just a dream when I originally bought my bag and I had to purchase a special carrier so that it would be protected.
- The Staad is very efficient in terms of space usage but it is too compact for my needs. One time I loaded three big hard drives in along with my laptop and a couple books. I wasn’t as worried about how it looked but I was certainly glad all of the gear could fit in it.
- My bag is durable and the zippers have held up very well. The Staad is a different type of quality and it would perhaps last much longer than most bags. There is no question that WaterField has created an amazing bag.
- I bought my bag on the Apple Store and it cost under $100. The Staad runs between $319-329. You are certainly getting what you pay for.
Check out this video to see how awesome this back looks:
“This backpack will kick your style up a notch,” explained Gary Waterfield, company founder. “We’ve finally found a design that works in the office as well as outside of work. No excessive straps dangling, no bulky outside pockets, just a clean, finished look. And it holds your laptop and tablet securely, along with power cords and more for those all-day meetings.”
Here is a list of noteworthy 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
- Designed, developed and manufactured at WaterField Design’s San Francisco sewing shop