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It's all about the base—full grain leather, waxed canvas and sturdy ballistic nylon

Posted Jan 05, 2015

At WaterField, we use only the highest quality materials we can find, and we source them all from US vendors. WaterField uses indestructible ballistic nylon, premium full-grain leather and waxed canvas for bags, sleeves, and cases. We aim to make the best gear money can buy. 

Our ballistic nylon is custom-made just for us. The nylon is coated with a special material that enhances its protection against the elements and gives our bags a substantial feel. Many of our products use this rugged ballistic nylon, including SleeveCases for MacBook and PC laptops and the Cozmo briefcase.

Our leather bags and cases are crafted from premium full-grain leather taken from the best part of the cow hide. Some companies add layers of synthetic material to thin leather to make it look thicker.  Not WaterField. Our naturally-tanned  leather is authentic to the core. Grab hold of our rugged Rough Rider messenger bag or our supple Muzetto satchel, and you'll know what we're talking about—you'll know you're getting the good stuff. 

Waxed cotton canvas is another ultra-durable material that —like our top-of-the-line leather—looks and feels better the longer you use it. We source our waxed canvas from a U.S. manufacturer who shares our commitment to quality. The VertiGo 2Staad BackpackOutback Duffel and others are fine examples of stylish and durable WaterField bags made with waxed canvas.

Crafted from these materials—the finest we can find—your bags will withstand the test of time...and then some.




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WaterField Designs makes bags and cases for people on the move. Find perfect-fitting sleeves or cases for your digital gear, as well as briefcases, messenger bags, backpacks, travel bags, duffels, totes, wallets and pouches. Made locally in San Francisco.

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