There’s no surprise here. Apple announces a new device one day and Waterfield Designs announces stylish ways to carry and protect it on the next. In this case, the new Apple products are the MacBook air Retina display Macbook Pro, while the new Waterfield bags include a Tote and a custom-sized Laptop Sleeve for the 15″ MacBook Pro and other Apple laptops.
As the announcement notes, the Outback Tote and the Outback Sleeve for Apple laptops combine
durable waxed canvas with sturdy leather for a relaxed, professional look ideal for busy digerati. The Outback Weekender and the Outback Daily are go-everywhere, hold-everything Tote bags that double as travel bags or briefcases. The Outback Laptop Sleeve provides protection with a sophisticated, rugged look that can go from office to field.
Gary Waterfield, company founder notes
The Outback represents one of our new styles. It has a masculine look and a patina that changes over time to give every bag a unique character. Its muted waxed-canvas color and distressed leather make the Outback sophisticated enough for work, and functional enough for play.
Here’s a quick look at both.
The Outback Tote comes in the medium Outback Daily for commuters, and the larger Outback Weekender for travelers.
The sturdy canvas can hold heavy items and the leather strap length allows users to carry it by the handles or over the shoulder. A large, interior zippered pocket keeps passports, wallets, keys, and other essentials out of sight. The facing side includes a pocket sized to hold an iPad (and in the Weekender, one additional pocket for more items). The tote can be zippered shut or kept open to haul oversized items.
Brown, waxed-canvas body that develops its own character with use
Distressed, vegetable-tanned, leather accents in choice of two colors: Chocolate or Grizzly
Two handles long enough to wear over a shoulder and short enough to hold like a briefcase
Discrete zippered top closure
Interior iPad-sized pocket
Interior self-locking, zippered pocket with organizational sections
Gold rip-stop nylon interior lights up contents of bag
Two sizes—the medium Outback Daily and the large Outback Weekender
The Daily has an MSRP of $149. The Weekender has an MSRP of $159 They are available for pre-order now at www.sfbags.com and begin shipping the week of June 18, 2012. Details and ordering information can be found here on the company site.
The Outback Laptop Sleeve offers shock-absorbing neoprene and a waxed canvas shell. As the product announcement notes, “The sleeve can be used alone or stashed into the Outback Tote, the Muzetto Outback, or any other WaterField bag.”
Custom-fitted sizes for each Apple laptop, including new Macbook Air and MacBook Pro models
High-grade neoprene padding wrapped in a waxed-canvas shell
Distressed, vegetable-tanned, leather trim in choice of two colors: Chocolate or Grizzly
Vintage artisan snap closure
Horizontal or Vertical orientation for totes and briefcases, or backpacks and vertical bags
The Outback Laptop Sleeve has an MSRP of $49. It features a snap closure. Custom sizes are available for every Apple laptop and the MacBook Pro with Retina Display Outback Sleeve ships within one week of Apple’s ship date. Details and ordering information can be found here on the company site.
We are hoping to get our hands on both and doing a complete review here on the site. In the meantime, if you ordered the new MacBook Pro, these are certainly worth a look!