The Midland Backpack
A leather backpack that's the perfect size for your everyday hustle. It can fit your laptop as well as whatever accessories you need from day to evening. This sturdy leather backpack is a robust companion that will stay with you for years. Add a monogram to let them know it's yours.
The Best Bag
I walk, I travel a lot and I'm a librarian, so backpacks have to made well and the dye must not bleed or stain clothing. This bag is so elegantly simple, so user friendly, and the dyes used are superior. The craftmanship and the quality of leather are a given with WP (I now own four bags, the roll top, the doctor's bag, the market tote, and now this one). I've owned Ghurka, Coach, but they don't come close to WP.
Exceeds Expectations in all ways
With no time left WP came through and provided what I needed. Quality products only exceeded by their commitment to an exceptional service experience. !!! Thank you
Part of why I love WP Standard’s products SO MUCH is that not only are they impeccably crafted with stunning leather…they are also lightweight enough for me to load up with my essentials and easily carry. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Midland backpack and just returned from a trip using it. Such a simple yet practical and useful design. THANK YOU! Customer for Life!
This beautiful , quality bag is so perfect! I had been looking for the right backpack for years, I finally found it .
The PERFECT backpack!
I received this beauty in the mail yesterday and I'm already completely in love. My favorite feature is it's size - it is plenty big enough to hold my daily essentials - while still being small enough to use as a handbag/every day bag and have a feminine look and feel (though it is honestly such a classic look that it could easily be used by anyone). This combination - big enough to be functional while still compact enough to use day to day - is extremely hard to find. I have a Tumi backpack as well, that I do love, but it's really more of a backpack than it is a handbag, so whenever I have a day when I'd prefer hands free/less stress/weight on the shoulders, I am then compromising between comfort/utility and style of the bag. Not with this pack - it easily transitions and still holds all the essentials I had been carrying in the Tumi pack. I think a customer would also be hard pressed to find this quality of material and craftsmanship for a better price - I can tell this was made with care, from top notch materials and will last for years. The pack is also very easy to get in and out of, and, fits me perfectly on the prong it came set at, though, that is of course adjustable (there's eight holes for the prongs). For those wanting an idea of what it fits: 13 inch macbook air in its case; a continental style wallet; an A5 size leather binder notebook/planner, a medium sized make up pouch (holding several dozen pens, all computer/phone chargers and cords, hand sanitizers, whiteout tape, cloth masks, business cards, feminine products, hair accessories, a compact mirror, etc.), a mini hair brush, sunscreen, hand lotion, two mini notebooks, sunglasses in case, checkbook, subway passes, and a few random papers. I'm also pretty sure that it could easily fit a 9-12 oz water bottle, a few snacks and a scarf/cardigan. The only thing I wish I'd done before ordering is get a monogram (and in a moment where I'm in more of a "tote" mood, I just might send it back in for that service!). Highly recommend this bag - it will not disappoint!
The bag of a lifetime!
This was my second purchase from WP Standard, because I absolutely LOVE their products. The quality is absolute top-notch and I have never found another company that even comes close. I recommend their bags to everyone I know! This backpack is the perfect size--large enough to carry a laptop and daily necessities, but small enough that I carry it as a purse even for casual outings. The tan color is beautiful and I've gotten so many compliments on it. I know I will have this bag for a lifetime. Thank you again!!!
the very best gift
I recently gifted this to one of my clients after learning of her breast cancer diagnosis (UGH!!). She always commented on how much she liked MY midland backpack when I'd strut (Yes. Wearing the Midland Backpack makes you freakin' strut!) into meetings. So I thought....ya know what? This kind woman deserves a little something that's going to make her smile every time she wears it. And for me - that's the Midland Backpack. I hope it does the same for her.
This is the 5th product I’ve purchased from WP Standard over the last 8 years, and as always, totally satisfied with everything. This pack was for my wife, and she was totally stoked as she has never had a “forever bag” like this before. I got it monogrammed without quite knowing where it would be or how it would look, and it came out wonderfullly, located under the flap near the top. The material, threading, and overall craftsmanship is impeccable, making for a beautiful bag. After 8 years, my WP wallet is still holding strong with a nice patina, and my messenger bag has aged like fine wine as well. My WP guitar strap may well be one of my favorite possessions. Thanks Ryan for your passion!
Quality is beyond expectations
I purchased the cargo tote three years ago and have used it daily since. It’s in beautiful condition but I have been wanting to switch to a backpack so I bought the Midland backpack. The customer service is what you’d expect from a small company- personalized and prompt. I’m a huge fan of this company and if I had any complaint it would be that I preferred when they were called Whipping Post rather than WP Standard only because I’m a big Allman Brothers fan
Overall I love the design and functionality. Would wish there was a zipper pouch or pocket for additional items.
Great backpack, very comfortable. First day out I got compliments!
EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for!
WP Standard Midland Backpack Review: Initial Review (Fresh Out of the Box): I ordered this Brown Midland Backpack on Saturday 9 Nov 2019, it shipped Monday 11 Nov 2019 from Fort Worth, TX to me in 29 Palms, CA and arrived today, Thursday 14 Nov 2019. I’ve been looking for a backpack version of a crossbody bucket bag. I wanted a drawstring AND a flap closure for the backpack though. I like that style because I can just throw everything in the bag and organize my things on my own. I’m VERY particular about the shape and size of my bags as well. I don’t accept anything but full grain leather because I want my bags to last for a long time and even surpass me. It can’t be too small so I can use it for class, but it can’t be too big cause I tend to overpack and it gets too much to carry around. I wanted something big enough for adventures and to fit my laptop amongst other things, but small enough to be a backpack purse as well. So I pretty much want a bag to carry to any event/ place. This Midland Backpack pretty much ticked off all of the boxes. It’s 13" L x 6" W x 14" H (or 14” tall, 13” wide, and 6” deep in depth) and only 3lbs empty! The only thing that might have people change their mind is this: I was told by WP Standard themselves that the Tan and Black leathers are vegetable tanned but the Brown leathers are chrome tanned. When I asked this, WP tried to get me a vegetable tanned brown Midland backpack but it wasn’t possible. I bought the chrome tanned brown bag anyway because of the many positive reviews of other people with WP’s other products. I was really grateful and impressed with the customer service. I just prefer vegetable tanned because a lot of people say it lasts longer, but I honestly think it really comes just down to how you take care of your leathers... and I’m really good at taking care of my things. As for fitting things inside, even with my 2018 MacBook Air 13.3”, a folder filled with papers, a pouch filled with chargers (Mac, iPhone, portable charger, cac reader), another pouch for feminine stuff and my headphones, a hair brush, my retainers, a pencil case, an A5 Leuchtturm1917 notebook inside a customer StrideRide leather cover, 3 medium Moleskine notebooks for my classes, my glasses, an umbrella, my wallet, my keys, and my hard drive, the bag was LIGHT. It felt VERY comfortable on my shoulders and the bottom of the bag didn’t dig into my lower back. 10/10 I’m REALLY ecstatic about my purchase. Their email about its debut actually came in perfect timing too, I was about to quit on trying to find the perfect leather backpack.. then it showed up in my Inbox! I will update my review after I’m actually able to really have some time to use the backpack so you guys are well informed. I have no concern about the bag falling apart though.... maybe just the little leather part that cinches the drawstring closed but even that looks sturdy. Either way, it has a Life Time Warranty Guaranteed!
The size and quality is perfect. I would have liked the inside pocket to be lower in the bag to hold heavier things and the straps could be one or two notches longer which is why I gave 4 stars but that is more of a preference than having anything to do with the bag which is great.