The MacBook Air is unbelievably thin, and we wanted to enhance that look rather than detract from it. The challenge was to design something sleek with hard-case protection, while keeping it compact, and to create a look that works on weekdays as well as weekends. We added a rugged, distressed leather flap to complete the ‘old-world meets modern’ look we were after.
The case’s protection comes from the use of three different layers of protection: impact-resistant plastic, high-grade neoprene, and a padded liner. The three combine to create a case that is thin, light and protective at the same time.
The main body of the case is constructed of ballistic nylon. A distressed, leather flap snaps into place, giving an otherwise ultra-modern case a classic, old-world twist. Beneath the flap is an accessory “nook”. It has four different pockets, each made from a thin, stretch material that holds the items inside in place. On the back is a back, semi-opaque pocket with a self-locking zipper. It is perfect for stowing a magazine or a few papers or accessories.
What I like about the CitySlicker case, other than the fact that, because it is from Waterfield I know it will be well-made and ultra-usable, is the fact that the optional add-ons can turn it into a mini-briefcase. While you CAN use it like a protective folio, adding a handle, a strap, or both will turn it into something even more useful and flexible. That would be my recommendation if this case is in your future!
Available directly from sfbags.com in four colors: black, chocolate, grizzly and camel, the CitySlicker for the MacBook Air 11″ is $129 without the handle and $139 with the handle. The 13″ MacBook Air is $139 without the handle and $149 with it. D-rings add $5, D-rings and a Waterfield Simple Strap is $12. D-rings and a Suspension Shoulder Strap add $22 to the price. You can pre-order now here at sfbags.com. Shipping begins May 28, 2012.