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.
The case is great. I”m sure it will provide great protection. I would have given it a 5 if I didn’t feel like there was a little bait and switch going on. In all the video reviews from influencers (even from the company), the interior was what appeared to be a fur lining, and there were leather butterfly magnets and closures. I guess that was too expensive to make, as the lining was replaced with fabric and the leather is now nylon. Not a huge deal since it works fine (and when I looked closely, the website pictures were updated) but I was a little disappointed that the case now uses cheaper material than the case I saw in video that motivated me to purchase (and the price is the same.)
Waterfield make excellent gear
Without a doubt this is hands down the best case to protect and carry the AirPods Max.
I knew when I bought the AirPods Max that I would have to have a decent case for them-that bra thing of Apple’s is just ridiculous. I bought and returned several different cases from Amazon, but the quality of them was deplorable. Finally I just started searching “best AirPods Max case” and every list I found had these Waterfield cases on it. I figured I had nothing to lose but my hard-earned money….
The case was shipped promptly and arrived within a few days of my ordering. I don’t think the white case was available when I first started looking at Waterfield or maybe I overlooked it, but got on the website one day and there was white! I have the silver and white ‘phones so,I thought the white case would be a nice complement.
One thing I liked about the Waterfield was the external zippered storage: when we travel, I like to keep devices together as much as possible. The external slot will easily house my AirPods Pro and extra charging cords.
The leather is soft and supple. The white and black combo is quite attractive. The headphones fit perfectly in the case and there is nothing which could scratch the headphones. The zippers are robust and zip from each end to allow charging cords to stick out while in the case. The case will accommodate the headphones with or without the “bra” and the case puts the headphones into the sleep mode via magnet if the bra is left off.
The small interior slot for a charging brick or cords has a Velcro closure to keep anything from sliding out and scratching the ‘phones. The padding inside this case is excellent: very thick and soft.
This is a very well made case and looks nice as well. I think it will protect my headphones whenever I take them places. Do I wish they were a little less money? Sure. But, this is definitely one of those “you get what you pay for” situations and I got exactly what I wanted.
After reading many reviews for aftermarket cases for my AirPods Max (which arrive from Apple case-less), and having had tremendous experiences with my prior Waterfield purchases, I spent no time making the right decision to go with Waterfield again. This case is perfectly made. Personally, I have no need for the zipper or Velcro pockets, but I’m sure others do. Not a moment of regret, or even second-guessing, with this purchase.
“rugged, durable and protective; lots of pockets for stashing accessories”
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.”
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
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.