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This is a terrific case, [lain and simple. First I’ll address the apparent negatives. First it’s pricey. Yeah, it is, doubly so because if we’re being honest the reason you need this at all is because the included Smart Case is so, so dumb. That’s not Waterfield’s fault, and as far as this case goes you get what you paid for. Premium materials all the way, from the exterior to the interior to the pockets to the zippers, every single material used to make this is top quality assembled to the highest standards. Second, it’s huge. Yeah, it is, but a case can’t be smaller than the product it contains and the AirPods Max are huge. So again this is Apple’s fault.
But once you get past that, this is a premier, top-quality case. You’ve got your choice of exterior materials and colors. I got crimson leather which looks great against sky blue AirPods Max and the leather quality is extremely high, but there are plenty of other options. Can’t speak for the vegan nylon choices, but I’ve got several of their waxed canvas products and ithat wears so well it basically doesn’t wear at all. The interior lining is so soft you'll wish your bedsheets were made out of the same stuff. The pockets have space for every accessory you have or wish you had, and the butterfly magnet cleverly gives you total freedom to use this with or without the SmartCase. It’s padded well, and even though it’s a soft case instead of a hardshell I feel like protection will be more than adequate for anything short of deliberate abuse.
So yeah, they’re pricey, which is an even tougher pill to swallow when you’re spending an additional hundred bucks you shouldn’t have to spend at all to protect headphones that already hit you up for $550. But that’s on Apple, not Waterfield, and apart from that these easily justify every cent of their price.
I got the compact hip sling bag to hold glasses and extras when I travel. Travel hasn’t happened yet, but the bag is definitely superb. In addition to the usual very high quality material and stitching, the hardware on this bag is really well thought out. Going from hip wear to sling is easy with a simple tug of the belt loop (?). Extra loops are at just the write place for me to lock the zipper down with a mini carabiner. The bag itself is exactly big enough for what I need to carry, no bigger. I think I might try to use it as an extra camera lens carrier as well. This is all around perfect!
My first Waterfield Designs order was a SleeveCase for the 1st Gen iPad and I have been a fan of your products ever since.
I recently invested in a GoPro Hero 9 and have been looking around for a carrying case that would be both stylish and protective. After watching your video introduction of the SwitchPack and reading through the reviews, I decided it might be a good bag for my camera and accessories.
I was right! The larger padded compartments hold my camera inside a hard case as well as extra batteries, charger and cords. The front compartment holds two selfie sticks and other flat items. I am glad I took a chance on this bag. It’s really nice to have the 2 access zippers across the top. My gear doesn’t feel cramped or crowded and I can easily access exactly what I need.
It is a beautiful case, well made and a perfectly balanced design. I typically order the ballistic nylon/chocolate leather bags because I love the way the patina on the brown leather develops over time. This time I decided to try the the ballistic nylon/black leather style. I think it’s my new favorite look.
Exactly how expected bag to look, feel and perform based on video and description.
An excellent case and a definite improvement over the Apple-designed case!
I found this case on a You Tube review it is top quality & the protection is 2nd to none I love my Air Pods Max but I do not like the storage case the come with so I thought I’d upgrade to the best protective case I could find & this ticks every box I do not regret paying a lot of money for my AirPods Max but I want to protect them with style & this case is the perfect Partner.
I love the Hipsters. I have the Mini and and the Compact I use both depending on my need. Exceptional quality, craftsmanship and materials. Made in SF,USA. I have a lot of their products that I use constanty. Wherever I am in my travels, I get asked where I bought these and I send them to SFBags.com. I appreciated being part of the design and filling the needs of their loyal clients. Thank you Gary and the SF Bags Team for your outstanding work.
I'm more about function over form, but having both is just awesome. The sling looks cool, holds everything I need and forces me to be more minimalistic approach to my gear.
Super happy with SFBags! Years ago bought an SFBag sleeve for my iPad. When it arrived I couldn’t believe the amazing quality for the price. When it was time to replace my iPad with a new one, I bought one that was the same size so I could continue to use that sleeve (I also liked the size of that iPad compared to the enormous new ones). Recently I upgraded my MacBook Pro to a new one with the M1 chip, there was no question where the case was coming from and immediately went to SFBags and ordered the matching sleeve to the iPad. Great job to everyone at SFBags and thanks for making quality pieces right here in the ‘ol US of A!!!
My blue leather AirPods Max case arived ahead of schedule. It’s been made with the great craftsmanship and attention to detail that we’ve come to expect from WaterField Designs. Thank you.
This is truly the most expensive luggage tag I have bought it makes no sense but I like it so why not.
Absolutely love the case! I got my favourite combo of Blue Leather and Black Ballistic to go with my previous purchase of a backpack. The AirPods fits in really well and I can tuck in a charger and cable.
The client service is great and the product is just well made.
Great hip bag,fantastic materials.
As with everything from Waterfield, the quality in craftsmanship is insane. This contrast between the leather and brass on collar feels nice and looks great. I highly recommend picking one up for your dog.
"If you’re interested in their products, just go for what looks like would work for you. I have wasted so much money on buying cheap bags, never being satisfied, when I should’ve just gone with this company.This won’t be my last purchase from them either." - Casey C., Arkansas, USA
"I have purchased in excess of 10 items from this company. It’s one of those situations where I enjoy paying the bill." - James S., Florida, USA
"I have been buying from Waterfield since my first Titanium PowerBook way back in 2001. I have purchased new bags as new designs were created, not because the old bags wore out, but because they kept getting more clever and unique. I still have 6 bags I can’t part with, but I have given many to friends and relatives who are still enjoying the quality and thoughtful design." - Troy S., Illinois, USA
Outback Duo Laptop Brief
7.8 out of 10
"It's a classy, vintage design that strongly appeals to those looking for something outside of the polyester or nylon sphere."PackHacker, February 19, 2021
9.5 out of 10
"The Zoom is perhaps the best bag for Apple's compact MacBooks and iPad Pros that we've seen. The quality of manufacture is typical of what we expect from WaterField."Apple World Today, February 9, 2021
AirPods Max Shield Case
4.5 out 5 stars
"The case that Apple should have included. It's uncomplicated but thoughtfully designed. It's relatively soft leather but rigid to offer some crush protection. There's lots of padding and an absurdly soft and fluffy material inside."MacWorld, January 15, 2021