The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

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Finally, it is worth noting that the Air Porter has a flat bottom. As a result, you can place it on the ground, and it will remain upright. If you’ve ever been frustrated with a bag that constantly falls over when you set it down, then you will understand what a great feature this is.

The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

Turning our attention to the Air Caddy, it is worth noting that this is an additional purchase but one you will want to consider when you order the Air Porter. It measures 12” x 8” x 1.25” and weighs just 5 oz.

The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

It too is available in either black nylon or waxed canvas.

The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

The Air Caddy is a tablet sleeve and organizer that unzips on two sides. This means you can easily access everything in it without worrying that the contents will spill out.

The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

The interior of the Air Caddy has the same contrasting material used in the Air Porter which makes it easy to find items you’re placed inside. There are some small open pockets for pens, cables, and similar items. There’s a padded tablet compartment that will protect your precious tablet while still giving you easy access to it. And there is a main compartment that can hold a thin book, an AC adapter and more.

The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

On the exterior, there is a zippered pocket that can hold a few additional small items.

I’ve used the Air Caddy to hold my 10.5” iPad Pro, a paperback, in-ear headphones, my Apple Pencil and a few other items. On its own, it is a fantastic tablet “sleeve, ” but when used with the Air Porter it is much more than that. (It is worth noting that the Air Caddy is perfect for the 10.5” iPad Pro but not large enough for the 12” model.

Features:

  • Splash-proof YKK Zippers
  • Hidden magnetic closure
  • Slip over rolling suitcase handle
  • TSA-friendly laptop-sleeve compartment opens flat; dual handles facilitate quick grab after TSA screening
  • Zippered pocket under front flap grants quick-but-secure access
  • Leather flap closes with magnets at two settings allowing front pocket to be fully or partly packed and remain secured
  • Padded laptop sleeve with corner cut-outs permits laptop charging while inside case
  • External water-bottle/umbrella pockets snap closed when not in keeping bag svelte
  • Air Porter fits Air Caddy in front pocket
  • Air Caddy fits in front airline seat
  • Dual main compartments keep tech and personal items separated
  • Slim and stands upright under airline seats leaving ample legroom
  • Waterproof exterior zippers and water-resistant lining help block the elements
  • Interior key fob stores home keys for easy recovery after a long return flight

The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

All of this leads to the name and intended purpose of the Air Porter and Air Caddy. The products were, of course, designed for travel. The Air Porter was designed based on feedback from over two thousand Waterfield customers regarding what they want and need during travel. That feedback helped determine the dimensions and the features of the Air Porter. As Waterfield explains:

The Air Porter Carry-on was designed specifically to carry all the items deemed essential to have at your fingertips when flying. [It] stands upright under the seat and can be easily pulled in and out to access in-flight items, like your headphone, magazines, or laptop. You can also charge your laptop while leaving it in the Air Porter.

The Air Caddy came into being for the same reason. Based on feedback, Waterfield realized that people who travel want a carry-on bag that is easy to organize and carry but that they also want access to specific items and would prefer not to dig into a large bag during a flight.

The WaterField Air Porter and Air Caddy Are Great… but Is WaterField Making a Mistake?

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.