All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.
- 1050 denier black ballistic nylon or rugged waxed canvas
- Water-resistant, cross-woven Forza fabric
- Four full-grain leather panel colors
- More details here
Dimensions & Weight:
- One size:
9.50” (l) (at widest point) x 2.25 ” (w) x 9” (h)
24 cm (l) (at widest point) x 6 cm (w) x 23 cm (h)
Ballistic: 11 oz; 317 gm
Canvas: 14 oz; 408 gm
Forza: 11 oz; 317 gm
- Waterproof zippers
- Central magnet separates headphones and puts AirPods Max into low power mode.
- Top and bottom layers of closed-cell foam protect AirPods Max and resist compression.
- Smooth-gliding waterproof zippers help protect against the elements.
- Soft, plush lining backed with additional soft foam prevents scratches.
- Zip-around closure with dual zipper sliders allows for in-case charging.
- Top nylon loop makes it easy to grab, or to hook a carabiner.
- Interior pocket holds a power block.
- Exterior stretch mesh back pocket for accessories.
- Front full-grain leather or panel contains an easy-access pocket with a bit of depth for storing bulkier items.
- Optional attachments for carrying the AirPods Max Shield Case with a carabiner or wrist loop.
- Can insert into other bags, like our WaterField backpacks, briefcases, messengers and holdall bags.
I’ve bought a few products from Waterfield in the past, and I have not once been disappointed, so I had a feeling I’d love this case. My concern here was whether to get the blue leather case (which I’d bought before for a different bag and loved) or the blue Forza case. I kept going back and forth, until finally, I decided to try something new and bought the blue Forza case.
I was not disappointed. It’s beautiful, with a little bit of a blue/black shimmer when the light bounces off of it a certain way. And, of course, it’s still got that high-quality construction Waterfield always delivers. Definitely the perfect case for. my blue Airpods Max.
This fits the Airpods Max like a glove. It's protective, well-constructed, and allows you to store the headphones with or without the Smart Case. Happy to support a U.S.-based business.
I love the bag and it protects my AirPods, I can also fit the AirPods in it with their original case so I don’t loose it.
I tested out a few other cases in stores but all of em just felt kind of cheap and definitely very uninspiring. This, especially in the Forza fabric, is gorgeous, impeccably sewn, has excellent, confidence-inspiring structure for protection, and makes use of the space in the middle with the quick access pocket that surprisingly has excellent volume!
I'm often not a huge fan of the somewhat "shiny" YKK aquaguard zips, as they often feel a bit sticky, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this one is incredibly smooth to operate! Being well-sewn and having no catch points is a testament to the design and craftsmanship. As with any pack or accessory with zippers, the zipper is definitely one of the most important parts and the part that feels extra cheap on the imported mass market cases. The custom pulls lie flat and add a very premium feel to complete the package!
Super cool…different but first class!!
Your AirPods Max deserve a case that’s not butt ugly; enter the AirPods Max Shield
Apple World Today - March 25, 2021
“rugged, durable and protective; lots of pockets for stashing accessories”
WaterField AirPods Max Shield Case review: The case that Apple should have included
Macworld - January 15, 2021
“It's a shame this product is even necessary, but you couldn't ask for a more thoughtfully designed and expertly made AirPods Max case.”
Review: WaterField Shield Case offers complete protection and puts your AirPods Max to sleep
AppleInsider - January 6, 2021
“For those looking to fully protect their AirPods Max and make sure they enter ultra-low power mode, this Shield Case is an excellent option.”
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Waterfield Designs' AirPods Max Shield Case review: The case that Apple should've made
iMore - January 6, 2021
“This is the case that Apple should have shipped with the AirPods Max.”
The compact AirPods Max Shield Case is custom-fit to protect and carry your AirPods Max with or without the Apple Smart Case.