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.
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!
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!