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.
This is my fourth purchase from WP. As all WP products the leather is beautiful and products are well made and sturdy. My first purchase was a tote, which I adore! I always get compliments. WP is a high quality leather producer of beautiful pieces of art.
Review after 2 years of use
I bought the Midland backpack 2 years ago as a daily carry for work, and it has held up beautifully. The leather has softened up with use, but it still pretty much looks brand new. On most days, I carry my wallet, my iPad Air, keys, maybe a small waterbottle, planner, a pen pouch and my lunch. I also sometimes shove a change of clothes in there for the climbing gym. I've also figured out that because of the draw string, I can clip my climbing shows to the outside of my bag on the side for gym days. I will say that sometimes at the end of the day my shoulders are a little sore but that's probably because I'm carrying more than this bag is technically designed to carry, but everytime I think of switching to a bag with more robust shoulder padding (the only thing I wish this bag had more of--maybe felt padding???) I can't find one that I love the look of as much as the Midland backpack.
The backpack is perfect
The backpack is the perfect size to wear doing my shopping and leaves my hands free plus it cannot be entered easily if someone tries to get into it while I’m wearing it.
I like the bag but…
I like the bag but…I wished there had been more description on the variance of leather in color. The tan, chocolate, & black all are done in smooth leather but the olive is done with more pebble leather panels. I realized this as I went back& blew up the photos of each color. I’m not a leather aficionado I just like full disclosure of what I’m paying for. Thanks
I’ve been using my Midland Backpack since I took it out of the box. It’s the perfect size and fits just right on my back. The leather smells amazing and I can’t wait to see how it softens and breaks in. Really happy with this purchase and all of my WP Standard purchases.
Olive Midland backpack
Love this backpack. I can’t say enough good things about it. The leather is amazing, the color is beautiful, big enough to carry all my stuff but not so big that you can’t use it as an every day carry. I highly recommend WP Standard. The quality is top notch.
Better the second time around
I first ordered this bag in the tan color. For me, the tan leather, although beautiful and my preferred color, was too structured and stiff for my liking. I contacted customer support and was told that the olive is a softer leather so I did an exchange. Definitely softer leather. I wanted this bag to use as my personal item for air travel. And I think it will work out great. Fits iPad mini, air pods, chargers, book, neck scarf (for sleeping) and my thick socks. Plus extra room for a few small snacks. Glad I did the exchange. It's a keeper.
Leather is soft and high quality and the bag looks even better in person!
High quality leather!
Shipping was super fast on my bag. Opened the box and was welcomed with rich and beautiful leather. Since the day I purchased I have used my bag as a daily carry. It’s everything thing I could imagine a nice leather bag to be. Size is just right. WP standard knocked it out of the park with this one. Will remain a lifetime customer of this company.
Cool and elegant
My new backpack is the bomb. It looks stiff and study, but is surprisingly soft and easy on the shoulders. Great quality, and I think it will weather nicely. The inside has a place for passport, little notebook, etc. I expect to have it a long time.
I found my forever backpack!
I am so obsessed with this backpack - the leather is so beautiful and soft (and smells amazing) and the hardware adds a modern and elegant touch. It’s the perfect size to fit my 13” laptop in for work and the shape is super flattering. I I feel like this backpack will last forever - Highly recommend this backpack!
Midland backpack in tan
The bag is super lightweight. Leather is nice and smooth. I thought it would be the same leather that the vintage tote is made of- but it looks like I received the newer leather they use for the new totes (Bedford, Utility and oversized tote). I was hoping to get the vintage leather because I like that look better. The backpack is a really nice size and comfortable to wear. The one thing that this bag is missing is an outside pocket. Just one small one for quick grab items like a phone or hand sanitizer. I don’t like that I have to open the main part (that’s closed with a buckle AND draw string) just to get one item.
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.
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.
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!